Winter Elopement In The Alps

Nadja & Frederik spend almost every chance they get in the mountains. It’s where they feel the most alive and free, surrounded by stunning scenery and the raw beautiful of nature. So they had no second thoughts about choosing the Austrian Alps as the location for their winter elopement.

Winter Elopement In The Alps

Nadja & Frederik’s winter elopement in the Alps took place in the popular ski resort of Mayrhofen in Zillertal. They decided to travel here from their home town in Germany to hold their civil marriage ceremony. In the morning of their elopement, the took the cable car up the Penken mountain. Their plan was to take photos with the stunning mountains in the background, but low hanging clouds meant that they weren’t able to get the views they wanted. Instead, they found themselves in a snowy winter scene, with fresh covered trees and snowflakes falling from the skies above. Every now and then they would see a small break in the clouds to hint at the stunning mountain ranges that were in the distance.

After some fun in the snow, they headed back down in to the valley and made their way to the local registry office, where the local registrar Burgi conducted a heartfelt and emotional ceremony for the two of them. The rest of their day was spent enjoying their favourite Austrian foods and taking in the magnificent landscapes at the skies started to clear.

Nadia and Frederik decided to hold a larger ceremony and church blessing the next summer back home in Germany, but their winter elopement in the Austrian Alps will always hold such a special place in their hearts as they day they officially become husband and wife.

Bride and groom in the Penken cable car in Mayrhofen Austria before their winter elopement by Wild Connections PhotographyBride & groom Nadja & Frederik enjoy the snow on the Penken in Mayrhofen Austria by Wild Connections Photography An intimate winter elopement in the Austria Alps in Mayrhofen by Wild Connections Photography Nadja & Frederik visit the Austrian Alps in winter to elope in Mayrhofen by Wild Connections Photography Mayrhofen wedding in the spring by Wild Connections Photography A civil ceremony in Mayrhofen Austria by Wild Connections Photography An emotional elopement cremony in Mayrhofen Austria by Wild Connections Photography Nadja & Frederik leave the Standesamt in Mayrhofen as a married couple by Wild Connections Photography


Photography – Wild Connections Photography
Hair & Makeup – Intercoiffeur Pfister
Flowers – Blumenhaus Penz
Registry Office – Mayrhofen Standesamt


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Editor of We Are The Wanderers Cat Ekkelboom-White at Lake Prags in the Dolomites in Winter

Author: Cat Ekkelboom-White

Cat is the founder of We Are The Wanderers as well as a photographer for Wild Connections Photography and mentor at the Adventure Wedding Academy.

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