The weather on Audrey and Ronny’s wedding day was glorious, too glorious for our liking, actually. Working since early morning till late under a scorching sun was not our Top choice. It was over 36 C and the best place to stay was the “cool” Baroque Waldsassen basilica. What sets the basilica apart from an ordinary German baroque church is its halls decoration consisting of skeletons dressed in extravagant 1700’s royal costumes full of jewels. They are actually skeletons of Christian martyrs exhumated from the catacombs of Rome in 17th century.
But there were no skeletons at the wedding of Audrey and Ronny! The bride and groom looked amazing on their day, especially Audrey looked absolutely stunning in her vintage laced dress with a trail hugging her figure in a very graceful and elegant way. What a perfect look for a wedding in a place of a such historical importance as the old monastery – although it has been beautifully rebuilt and a part of it transformed into a stylish modern accommodation – certainly was.
The day itself was packed with activities, the couple has had a civil ceremony at a local town hall followed by a religion ceremony in the basilica. We managed to take all couple’s portraits in an adjacent park in the morning leaving us with enough time to take group shots and enjoy a delicious Bavarian roast cutlet with potatoes dumplings.
There is a tradition in Germany when a bride gets abducted and a groom upon realizing that his newly wedded wife is missing from a party needs to search pubs in the area in a quest of finding her. The longer it takes the higher the bill he needs to foot for her thirsty kidnappers. This time groom’s dad, a great musician and his friend accompanied a party playing an accordion and a guitar. A jolly procession has found the bride in the end and everyone celebrated and danced in a preparation for more evening fun yet to come.