England, Sweden, South Africa, Germany..what do they all have in common? They were all represented at Hannah & Rob’s awesome international wedding!! These 2 world travelers and adventurers (Rob actually proposed on top of a mountain they climbed!) had a beautiful wedding full of bright colors (LOVE!!) and so many personal touches, many of them DIY by Hannah’s mom, including the cake!!
Hannah & Rob live in the UK, but decided to have a destination wedding here in Germany where Rob’s parents live. We started off with their civil ceremony at the Standesamt in Haar surrounded by Hannah & Rob’s closest friends and family. After that we drove over to Rob’s parent’s house the next town over for a little cocktail reception with champagne and an amazing spread of finger foods put together by a friend of the family! We even had some time for some family and bridal party photos, and the garden behind the house was the perfect, beautiful setting!
After the cocktail hour we headed over to the Brauerei Aying where the rest of the day would be spent. Hannah & Rob had a symbolic ceremony outside behind the brewery which was officiated by a family friend, followed by funny and touching speeches from Hannah’s parents, Rob himself, as well as his 2 best men. Soon after, they cut the cake (made by Hannah’s mom and brought over from their home in France!!!) and tapped the keg (a wedding at a brewery wouldn’t be complete without tapping a keg)! Hannah & Rob arranged for some tours of the brewery to keep their guests busy while we went off for a few minutes for some portraits! Before we got started Hannah told me they aren’t good at posing for photos, but I couldn’t disagree more, they did great!
Soon after that we all went upstairs to the Schalander, where the reception was. I loved the high ceilings and open look, and the bunting that Hannah’s mom made and hung really topped it all off! Hannah’s mom also made homemade jam as client gifts!
After a few more speeches, a game of heads or tails and a Swedish drinking song, the buffet was opened!
It was a beautiful day and Hannah & Rob were surrounded by so many friends and family that had flown in from literally around the world to celebrate with them! I’m sure it wasn’t easy planning from out of the country, especially since Hannah was actually in Nepal doing medical research for 7 weeks before the wedding (and was actually still there when the earthquake hit), but it all came together perfectly in the end and I am so glad I got to be a part of it!