Sandra and Hendrik were together for 12 years before they were married. They met in August 2004 at a funfair and distinctly remember the smell of popcorn filling the air. They wanted to recreate their first meeting at their wedding, so decided it should be funfair themed. They also wanted their wedding day to be a celebration with their loved ones while listening to great music and, of course, with the smell of popcorn in the air again.
“It was a funfair wedding through and through,” explained Sandra, “We wanted to share our feelings from 2004 with everyone. The day I saw him for the first time, both of us were on the funfair in Herne which is in the Ruhr Area. Both of us were and still are children of the funfair, through and through.”
Josefin and Dirk described their wedding theme as ‘Princess-on a Horse Fairytale, Bohemian Rock n Roll Late Summer Flower Dream Paradise Wedding’ (!) “We love the sun, bohemian style and colourful flowers” began Dirk. “We wanted a mix of this with a focus on music, horses, and the outdoors.”
“I always dreamed of a wedding with my white horse in a garden with flowers” continued Josefin, “so we just did everything we could to make that dream come true.”
The couple actually had two weddings. They got married officially in the US in June and had this celebration back home in Germany in September. “We had a special moment for just the two of us at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, then celebrated in Las Vegas” the bride said, “but it was always our plan to have another ceremony with all our family, friends and beloved people shortly after that to make them part of our union as well.”
Sebastian and Wiebke hosted their ceremony in the bride’s parent’s garden, followed by a reception at a local restaurant. Their theme to be a colourful garden party inspired by pop art.
“Our wedding theme was inspired by our living room and the art in it”, said the bride. “We both like Roy Liechtenstein and we were inspired by him to use primary colours and to have speech bubbles. The stripey pattern that became our signature wedding pattern started when we made our Save the Dates. It was based on an album cover (Die Ärzte by Planet Punk) combined with Liechtenstein’s colours.”
“Other than that we aspired to make everything look and feel light and cheerful. Since our tastes in stationery and decorations are quite different, we tried to achieve a synthesis of both of our tastes. Sebastian likes sleek professional design and I love cute and colourful handmade things.”