Vintage birdcage wedding in coral, baby blue and mint
At the wedding venue Riessersee Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, we often have weddings from abroad, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, USA and Great Britain. This time the home country of the couple was Ireland, the Emerald Isle. During the long planning time the couple came a few times to Garmisch, to have a trial at the hair dresser Salon Setzer in Grainau, test the wedding menu at the Riessersee lake house and meet the priest at the church in Grainau. But most of the time we chatted on Facebook, evaluated ideas, sent pictures and links to Pinterest. All the planning war really fun and the bride bought a lot of decoration items and sent it to me over months - and I was excited about opening each parcel and find new, cute surprises. And then it was there, the wedding weekend. And I will try to report about it in English and I apologize for my grammar and my mistakes because English is not my mother language. But I will try my best!
The wedding weekend started with a pre-wedding party on Friday at the Riessersee Hotels Biergarten. Everyone gathered round eight in the evening for Bavarian snacks and pretzels, a draft Paulaner beer and music by a zither player. It was a casual meet and greet in an relaxed atmosphere.
Next morning the brother of the bride picked the flowers and the ring dish at Riessersee Hotels reception, bridal bouquet and boutonniere in the wedding colours coral, baby blue and mint. The florist, Passiflori Blumen Penzberg, chose European peonies, hydrangeas, succulents, berries and grasses for the bouquet.
|Heart ring dish|
Back from church the bar opened on the lake terrace at Riessersee. Tables with vintage flower arrangements in coral, baby blue and mint invited to take a seat and relax in the shadow of the marquee on this hot summer day.
A coffee and tea bar with samowar, welcome drinks - Aperol Sprizz and Hugo - in summerly mason jars, finger food like pretzels, "Fleischpflanzerl" (mini meat balls), Canapées, potato salad, "Obazda" (marinated Camembert cheese), pretzels and sweet pastry were offered.
Meanwhile, the Seehaus restaurant was decorated for the wedding dinner. Tables were layed with cream table cloth and cloth napkins.The center pieces were white vintage birdcages filled with flower arrangements in coral, baby blue and mint: common peonies, hydrangeas, berries, lisianthus flowers and grasses. Added were the wooden table numbers which were bought by the bride and send over to the hotel in the months before the wedding.
Vintage items like Hessian table runners with lace, carved wood hearts, old books, keys and pillar candles completed the decoration. Even the seating plan was a bird cage and each table got a name from am place with a special meaning for couple on vintage cards. I loved this very much because Bamberg, the town where the couple got engaged, is my fathers home town and the Altenburg is one of my favourite places in the world.
|Flower seeds favors|
|Wooden table numbers|
The guest book was made from wood, too and on the gift table some suitcases waited to collect envelops and other small items.
Now, we watched it in details, let´s have a final look:
The cutting of the cake took place after the dinner. Made by the Kroenner bakery in Garmisch-Partenkirchen a mint green bird cage wedding cake with baby blue and coral flowers and a wooden "Just married" cake topper which was brought from the couple and added to the cake.
Next afternoon it was "time to say goodbye" and I really have to say it was hard. I had so much fun during the long planning time and I will really miss the facebook chats. I hope we will be in touch and say "thank you" for an really amazing wedding :).