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A White Winter Themed Real Wedding in Austria

“The day following the wedding we went up the mountain for drinks and canapés and a photo shoot. We skied in our wedding outfits!”

The couple: Joe Jordan and Caroline Jordan
Length of engagement: 1 year | Wedding date: 19th Feb 2014
Wedding location: Schloss Prielau, Zell Am See, Austria – www.schloss-prielau.at

Photographer: Claire Morgan Photography, Destination Wedding Photography, Austria

austrian landscape winter lake

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pearl brooch winter wedding bouquet details

silver white winter wedding bouquet

white silk bow rainbow wedding shoes

We met… Joe and I met at a mutual friend’s 30th birthday party in London.

just married winter snow boots white

winter wedding details personalised snow boots

winter wedding hair style accessories

secret wooden box wedding ring holder

snow berry winter wedding boutonniere button holes

wooden tree wedding ring holder

winter flower girl style snow boots

Our proposal… Joe proposed in the chapel of my school. We were passing by on the way to my parents and I said I’d show him my school. Little did I know he had planned the proposal and got down on one knee in the chapel of the school.

winter bridesmaids navy dress faux fur

winter bridesmaids navy dresses

winter wedding flower girls in snow

bridesmaids in faux fur stoles in snow

The bridesmaids wore… navy dresses from Coast with fur wraps and I found the flower girl dresses online. They had fur boots and hand muffs.

winter bride in wedding car in snow

groom waiting outside church winter

Our wedding theme… we had a winter wonderland themed wedding. We had lots of ideas and made so much from scratch including our snow globe favours, tree centrepieces and decorations, place settings and button holes.

bride and father walking up aisle winter wedding

bride groom meet at altar at church wedding

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bride groom against exposed brick church

Our ceremony… We got married in St Hippolyts Church in the town centre followed by a beautiful reception at the Schloss. The day following the wedding we went up the mountain for drinks and canapés and a photo shoot. We skied in our wedding outfits!

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destination wedding photography by claire morgan

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duck egg blue silver winter wedding bouquet

bride groom in snow winter wedding

My dress… was by Ronald Joyce purchased from Grace and Lace in Chelmsford.

traditional austrian castle wedding

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white silver navy winter wedding bouquet

winter wedding guard of honour with skis

skiing themed wedding ideas

winter wedding ideas skis guests

We chose our wedding venue because… We chose the Schloss Prielau as it was a beautiful Austrian castle in the snow with so much character. We were able to put our own touches to the wedding and it perfectly accommodated all our guests… About 80.

full wedding guest party photo winter

duck egg blue winter wedding flower girls in faux fur

navy duck egg blue winter wedding party style

Our photographer… Claire Morgan was highly recommended on many websites for Austrian weddings. After looking at her blog and the winter weddings she has done I knew she would be perfect for our wedding.

winter castle themed wedding cake

skiing themed wedding cake topper

white winter themed wedding cake

Our entertainment… we had an Austrian band in the afternoon, a hammer and nail game, an ice sculpture and singing waiters. The waiters were a surprise for our guests after the main course. It really got the party started and they were amazing!

white tree christmas wedding table decor

Copyright Claire Morgan Photography +43 650 6827882 www.claire-morgan.com info@claire-morgan.com

white crystal winter wedding table decor

white winter crystal table decor wedding

winter wonderland weddind table decor

Our wedding coordinators… Anette and her husband run the Schloss Prielau and organise all the weddings held there. Anette’s attention to detail was amazing and everything ran so smoothly. Her husband is the chef and the food was out of this world. We couldn’t have asked for anything else. It was the most perfect wedding we could ever have wished for… I want to do it all over again. I’m biased but it’s the best wedding I’ve ever been to!

Copyright Claire Morgan Photography +43 650 6827882 www.claire-morgan.com info@claire-morgan.com

skiing themed wedding menu stationery

winter themed wedding favours snow globe

My favourite part… I couldn’t pick a favourite part as I loved every moment and it surpassed my expectations.

Copyright Claire Morgan Photography +43 650 6827882 www.claire-morgan.com info@claire-morgan.com

Copyright Claire Morgan Photography +43 650 6827882 www.claire-morgan.com info@claire-morgan.com

Copyright Claire Morgan Photography +43 650 6827882 www.claire-morgan.com info@claire-morgan.com

Copyright Claire Morgan Photography +43 650 6827882 www.claire-morgan.com info@claire-morgan.com

Copyright Claire Morgan Photography +43 650 6827882 www.claire-morgan.com info@claire-morgan.com

My piece of advice for other brides… do your research. Make it personal. We saved so much money by researching. It’s a lot cheaper to get married abroad. We stretched it out over a week so by the time the day came we could relax as we had seen everyone on the build up to it. Savour every minute as it feels just like a dream now.

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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.

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