Having finished her studies, Elli wanted to travel the world before starting her job as a teacher. She booked flights to Australia and New Zealand and met Terry on the third day in Lorne. For Terry it was love at first sight, and after traveling together to New Zealand, Elli realized Terry was the one as well. They have been together ever since.
For their wedding in Germany, Elli wore a glamorous dress to match the castle wedding venue. After trying on more than 15 dresses, she still went back to the first dress.
The relaxed and elegant wedding was held in a castle built around the year 1200. Elli envisioned the day to be inviting, easy, personal, and down to earth with a touch of boho and lovely flowers. There was a mix of lavender, eucalyptus, field flowers, and touches of chrysanthemums and berries.
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We held the wedding at Schloss Kronburg in Memmingen. We picked it because Terry is obsessed with history and old buildings and it is very close to where my family lives. We had the ceremony in a room of the castle.
Everyone gathered in the castle courtyard of this beautiful and very old castle in Bavaria at 1pm. The sun was shining and there were some clouds so it wasn’t too hot. When I arrived, we said a quick hello to everyone and the we went upstairs into the ceremony room. The ceremony started at 2pm and went until 3pm (much longer than we intended but it was such a relaxed and funny ceremony so it didn’t feel as long).
After the ceremony, everyone got a drink in the castle courtyard (hugos, Aperol spritz, prosecco, Lillet Berry, or beer) and plenty of it. The catering team also offered a big variety of finger food.
For dinner, we had a huge buffet with all kinds of salads as an entree and three different mains: three kinds of fish and gambas in herb butter, pork fillet with cream sauce, chicken with herb jus, accompanied by sides like rice, potato gratin, spätzle (traditional noodle dish from Bavaria), vegetables, and for dessert we had small glasses (so everyone can take a few) of chocolate mousse, tiramisu, strawberries with mascarpone, and fruit salad.
At 7pm, we changed into the dining room upstairs (the most impressive one of all of them). We were there until about 10pm and went downstairs to the party room. It looks like an old wine cellar and has a direct exit to the outside. Everyone could dance, sit down inside or outside and move around.
The DJ was playing blues, jazz, and other beautiful music and had a set up at every location spot. (Garden, dining room, party room). In the party room we had a more upbeat music. We just chose our favourite songs together with our friends and the DJ played the list and added other matching songs. He did a brilliant song and always kept the dance floor full.
As a midnight snack, we had a big cheese platter with different kinds of bread. The next morning, we also held a brunch in the castle courtyard with a huge breakfast buffet. And the German guests wore dirndl and lederhosen.
I loved the fact that we had so much time to talk to our friends and that everyone really enjoyed themselves. Another thing that made the day just perfect was the weather. It was super comfortable and there was only a little bit of rain when we were in the dining room during it anyway.
Wedding feature thanks to: Adorn Invitations • Photographer: Yulia from YTZ Weddings • Wedding Invitations: Paperless Post • Makeup: By the bride • Venue: Schloss Kronburg in Memmingen, built around 1200