REAL WEDDING - The Festival of Love - a spectacular Bohemian double wedding in Bavaria, captured by Alice Lodge Photography

27th March 2019


Today on the blog, photographer Alice Lodge takes us visually through this bright and beautiful double wedding day, set in the pictureque Baravian countryside. It features an outdoor, woodland ceremony - al fresco dining - and an atmosphere of complete joy and togetherness!

This is the wedding story of Vanessa and Benjamin...

A spectacular bohemian double wedding in Bavaria, captured by Alice Lodge Photography...and Sandra and Tobias!

A spectacular bohemian double wedding in Bavaria, captured by Alice Lodge PhotographyBoth couples were separately married in a Registry Office a few months beforehand, but decided to come come together for a big party; they labelled their joint wedding celebration, 'The Festival of Love'. They incorporated lots of eco-friendly elements into their day, start with the sending of invitations online, and a wedding website to keep everyone up to date. The wedding took place on a private farm (with good recycling facilities) in a village called Soyen in Bavaria, an hour away from Munich.

A spectacular bohemian double wedding in Bavaria, captured by Alice Lodge PhotographyIt was truly a feat of teamwork, with family and friends all pitching in to make it a day for all to remember. Even Vanessa’s step-dad Roland, who is a camera man, was Alice's second shooter for a few hours! The children led the guests from the farm down to the ceremony location, they had other friends play and sing as they walked down the aisle, and the ceremony was led by two close friends. In the evening, a brilliant DJ, who is a friend of Benjamin's (who is also very involved in the Munich Hip-Hop and Reggae music scene), took the party into the early hours of the morning. Guests stayed in their own camper vans on site, or camped at a nearby campsite on the shores of a beautiful lake.

A spectacular bohemian double wedding in Bavaria, captured by Alice Lodge PhotographyThere were so many more wonderful eco-friendly and inclusive considerations flowing through the day!

The dresses where hand-made in Munich by independent seamstresses, and all the flowers were seasonally and locally grown.

A spectacular bohemian double wedding in Bavaria, captured by Alice Lodge PhotographyThey used biodegradable lavender for confetti.

A spectacular bohemian double wedding in Bavaria, captured by Alice Lodge PhotographyA spectacular bohemian double wedding in Bavaria, captured by Alice Lodge PhotographyThey had a full vegan buffet, and a bbq on the side with all organic meats; the wedding favours where home made jams, and all their friends brought home made cakes and desserts. 

A spectacular bohemian double wedding in Bavaria, captured by Alice Lodge PhotographyA spectacular bohemian double wedding in Bavaria, captured by Alice Lodge PhotographyThere was no disposable tableware or glassware; and the candles where in recycled wine bottles they collected over time.

A spectacular bohemian double wedding in Bavaria, captured by Alice Lodge PhotographyWhat an incredible day, packed with inspiration for eco-friendly weddings everywhere! My thanks to both couples and to Alice Lodge Photography for sharing it with us. 

Scroll down to see the full gallery of images - you won't want to miss the guests getting resourceful during a shower of rain, or the bride and groom piñatas!

Credits

PHOTOGRAPHY - Alice Lodge Photography

CATERING - Surdham’s Kitchen 

MAKE UP - Kate Belle 


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