Having met in Austin, Texas Kelli and René celebrated their love with a weekend full of love and laughter in René's home country, Austria - right amongst the beautiful Alps. Aiming for a light and airy aesthetic they stuck to whites, blues and greens and ensured the wedding was very personal and welcoming. "Despite there being over 90 people, we wanted the experience to be intimate. With this in mind, there were tapered candles around the tables, soft ribbons on the chairs, and light flowers without too much clutter. We also took advantage of old furniture we found around the grounds, my favourite piece was the chest we served the cakes on. It really came together so beautifully."
Having to blend not only cultures but also language, it proved to be a great ice-breaker. To make communication easier for their guests, they passed out stickers to indicate the guests who could speak both languages and ease communication between other guests. "We also included both languages on our printed goods because the last thing you want to happen is for a guest to get lost or confused. It also made for such an amazing experience because you have René's grandpa who was here when the US troops were in Austria post-WWII and then you had my grandparents all the way over from Texas next to each other not understanding one word between each other, but enjoying themselves. René and I were sitting in the love seat after all our guests had left in the wee hours of Sunday morning and we were thinking about this love people show for you on your wedding day. It's not something easily put into words, but you felt it in that room. It's the beautiful thing about weddings - not just the love between the couple - but between the people present for the couple."
Thank you to Luca from HILO & GINGER for sharing this sweet wedding with us.