We arrived at Landhaus Westerhof, a wedding venue just outside Hamburg, on a balmy mid-May afternoon. Mischa, the groom, was helping set-up the reception area. Franzi, the bride, was upstairs getting ready in one of the rooms made available for the wedding party. She looked very relaxed and quite excited. She spent a few days prior to the wedding putting finishing touches to a few wedding decorations that she made herself - from the wedding invites, to the menu cards, escort cards, and a few decorations they placed at the reception area. Everything about this DIY wedding was well thought of and reflected this sweet couple’s personality. I personally love the bright pops of yellow in the bride’s shoes and in the groom’s socks. And the bride’s boho chic flower crown perfectly matching her rustic (yet playful) bouquet.
Franzi arrived in a vintage VW campervan at the ceremony area purposely built by the owners of Landhaus Westerhof for outdoor weddings. after which the guests were treated to cocktails and refreshments on the spacious lawn. We stole a few minutes for portraits before the start of the wedding reception. The couple decided to serve a BBQ buffet at the reception to celebrate the start of summer. In this Northern European city which only gets an average of 65 sunny days in a year (that’s roughly just 3 months of sunshine!) people take advantage of the warm weather to have outdoor barbecues. We ended the day with a few photos taken during golden hour at a beautiful Canola field just a few minutes away from Landhaus Westerhof before the couple rejoined their guests for dinner.