Alex & Nadine’s Scenic Austrian wedding

Today’s story is a summer’s tale of love and laughter as Nadine and Alex tied the knot in the beautiful and almost surreal location of  Maierl Alm & Chalets Kitzbuehel in Austria. The setting was scenic to say the least and after two weeks of relentless rainy weather, the sun peeped through the next morning to present the couple with a perfect wedding gift: The first summer’s day of the season. Alex and Nadine both wanted the day to be a reflection of tradition varied with modern elements and design. They invited an intimate count of 50 guests which enabled them to enjoy the day in the company of their inner circle of friends and family whom they love and cherish. Nadine was a radiant bride. Her dress was simple and elegant which made her look even more statuesque and Alexander looked equally charming in his Tom Ford attire. Chic and sleek, the couple can certainly be happy with their storybook wedding, which was captured by DNA Photographers.

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When we met for the very first time, we were out for a party night in Munich. Nevertheless, it has taken more than two years, until we became serious and we also had to master a “long-distance” relationship that was finally over when we ‘ flipped’ jobs. I became a veterinarian official in the city of Munich and Alex was hired with Apple, in Munich as well. When we finally moved in together at end of 2010, our relationship became even more serious. We travelled, we laughed and yes, sometimes we cried. Everything that happened during the months and years of being together has given our relationship the best spin we could have wished for. When travelling to Namibia and South Africa, Alex had tried to propose at one of the lodges we were visiting with friends close to Windhoek, and also when we were sitting on the dunes in Soussuvlei, but somehow it didn’t work at any of these times. So one evening in Cape Town, after we came back from dinner, we were sitting next to the pool at the lovely Blackheath-Lodge and while having another glass of red wine, Alex popped the question.
After the ceremony, we were running over a meadow full of flowers, being surrounded by the Alps. It was the best idea to do the wedding shoot in this surrounding.

Any hints for other
brides on how to keep their wedding budget friendly?

For us, first and most important was the location and catering. It makes out the biggest line in your budget but also the area where you can save tons of money in advance. Of course you can save some money on the invitations, the music, but all these “budget cuts” have a big potential in doing too many over cuts and ending with some unfinished set-up none will be happy. And also, really focus on your guest list. Forget about “strategic” invitations and focus on the people that mean the most to you.