Philipp and Mirjam are two people you want in your life. They’re full of joy and smiles, they’re thoughtful and caring, and they’re just plain wonderful. They share of love of traveling and reggae music and their interest in people is very apparent in their life choices in regards to how they spend their time and what they do for work. Their entire wedding day was a joy to photograph and I feel so honored to have been asked to fly to Nürnberg, Germany to capture their day. A few things I couldn’t stop taking photos of were the feathered bodice of Mirjam’s dress (how elegant is that?!), the bright orange vintage Volkswagen Bus they affectionately called “Brüno”, and all the brightly colored details. Pretty much, it was a dream of a wedding! They chose a rather unique wedding venue called Gwächshaus in Nürnberg that doubles as a green house. Surrounded by foliage, farming fields, and their closest family and friends, they tied the knot and declared their love for one another. Here are the highlights from their lovely lovely wedding….wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-001wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-002wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-003wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-004wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-005wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-006wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-007wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-008wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-009wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-010wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-011wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-012wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-013wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-014wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-015wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-016wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-017wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-018wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-019wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-020wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-021wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-022wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-023wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-024wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-025wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-026wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-027wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-028wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-029wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-031wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-032wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-033wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-034wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-035wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-036wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-037wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-037wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-039wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-040wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-041wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-042wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-043wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-044wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-045wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-046wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-047wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-048wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-049wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-050wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-051wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-052wunderschön-hochzeitsfotos-nürnberg-gwächshaus-philipp-und-mirjam-053

Special thanks to my brilliant and handsome 2nd shooter, Christopher, and also my assistant for the day, Jasmin Alber! I couldn’t have done this without you two!

Venue: Gwächshaus, Dress: Herzog Brautmoden, Pronovias, Suit: Dolzer, Shoes: TOMS and Chucks, Flowers: DIY from the flower market, Caterer: Estragon, Cake: Godmother of Bride, DJ: Sebasian Ludwig

Jeremy Chou

awesome wedding!!!

Chad and Amy met in the wildest of circumstances. Chad, a Kansas native had taken his discipleship training school (DTS) with YWAM Herrnhut and was working on staff leading the photography school. A lovely Aussie by the name of Amy also chose Herrnhut to be her DTS home and in the craziness of school and outreaches, they met. It was in this tiny town in East Germany that a passion for rescuing and serving victims of sex trafficking began to stir in their hearts, and simultaneously a deep love and mutual respect began to grow between them. On their journey to save the world, these two amazing human beings unexpectedly found a partner in crime and best friend for life.

With their family and friend scattered all over the globe, Chad and Amy decided to have a destination wedding in Santa Barbara, CA overlooking the beach. It was the perfect location for everyone to come, relax, enjoy the sights, and celebrate their love. I felt completely honored to be asked to photograph their wedding…. for multiple reasons, but mostly because I have so much respect for them, the life of service they’ve chosen to live, and the sheer talent they demonstrate in their creative fields. Here is the highlight reel from the day…. so many great moments….
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Carissa Woo

Beautiful images, love the colors.

Natasha Glenn

cool reflection shot at the bride prep

Kenny Jones

GREAT images!

Maree Johanson

So truly beautiful! ! Thanks for sharing. May God continue to empower you both as you love each other and do His work. Finding your best friend and soul mate is so awesome. Bless you both abundantly. Xxx

Jean Ladkoo

Thanks for posting, so beautiful I had to reach for the tissues.

Robin Elander

Wow what a joyous day! Amy and Chad congratulations!

In their vows, they spoke of a life lived and past adventures. They gracefully noted that their histories would never lose importance and meaning in light of this new chapter. If anything, the journeys they’ve weathered have only better prepared them to enjoy the autumn and winter years of their life… with each other. Hunt and Tommi eloped this past weekend at the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana, CA with only their closest friends and family there to witness. I think what impressed me most about Hunt and Tommi’s wedding was how excited they were to spend the rest of their lives together having fun and simply being together in what they eloquently call their “autumn and winter years”… the last chapters in the story of their lives. They’re, by no means, going anywhere soon, but both being widowers, a great portion of their lives have been spent learning the importance of spending each day with intentionality, not knowing when we will breathe our last breath. That honed in perspective on life and love led them to the choice to seize the day and declare their intentions to have and hold one another until death parts them. It was such a beautiful little ceremony, so heart-felt, and inspiring. Here are my favorites from the afternoon…Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-01

 

And I have to share the reasons behind Tommi’s choice in flowers because I’ve never had a bride be so thoughtful and symbolic with her flowers before. Tommi chose red gerber daisies because they’re her favorite, she chose white gardenia’s to remember her late husband, white roses to remember Hunt’s late wife and also Tommi’s mom, ranunculus for Hunt’s mom, and she wrapped it all in red white and blue to remember both of their fathers who served in the US military. I loved the sentiment and how important loved ones are to these two.Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-02Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-03Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-04Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-05Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-06Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-07Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-08Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-09Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-10Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-11Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-12Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-13Orange-county-court-house-wedding-photos-hunt-and-tommi-14

Hunt and Tommi, you two are so wonderful. You are inspiring in so many ways, and I feel so lucky to have been asked to take part in your day. I wish you incredible joy and happiness… and I’m excited to see where this chapter of your story takes you. Hugs!

Shelbyandjason Patton

Great pictures, Kate!

Janet H. Jones

It must have been a wonderful day because you both look so happy. I would have loved to have been there and am very sorry that I wasn’t, but I am grateful for you both. Congratulations and many great times together.

Carrie Hurich

Fantastic on so many levels!! Love!

Pamela Zwahlen Freeman

Wonderful pictures of two very special people. What a great love story!

Patricia Pyle Berkeley

Congratulations..

Alan Lopez

Beautiful, just beautiful. Best wishes to two dear friends.

Kathy Crowe

Many, many more happy memories to come! Hugs!

Stephanie Pilger Eaton

You are so blessed to have each other. Hope you have many many happy years, adventures, love and laughter together. I am so excited for you both.