Winter Wedding Goals! The Austrian Alps Are Picture Perfect for a Snowy Wedding

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding

Talk about a winter wonderland! Dennis and Vanessa were married in the prettiest winter destination of them all, the Austrian Alps. It was snowy, cozy, and every bit as romantic as the couple could hope for. The wedding took place at Chaletdorf Auszeit, a private chalet village that inspires sanctity, peace, and a whole lot of love.

To help make the stress of planning a bit easier, the couple hired the planners and event designers behind Join Wedding. And for photographing their special day, photographer Vivid Symphony was the perfect fit! Finally, to bring their snowy paradise fully together, Wuchs created the perfect complementary floral arrangements. Now let’s get into this amazing winter wedding!

Snowy Mountain Caps

Australian alps wedding invitation

When it comes to planning a wedding, it helps to really commit to your theme! After Dennis and Vanessa decided that January 17th would be their wedding day, a winter wonderland was destined to be. Now that they had a theme, it was time to pick out their invitations. Seasonal colors like icy blue were perfect for helping guests feel fully immersed in the alpine experience.

Red Velvet Wedding Boots

Another standout seasonal color of the wedding day was this rich and vibrant shade of red. If you like how these wedding shoes look, just wait until you see the dress!

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding

Tweed Groom's Wedding Attire

Red wedding dress first look

Dennis proposed to his (now wife!) Vanessa while on a spectacular trip to South Africa. Given their adventurous and nature-loving personalities, the Salzburg mountains were simply meant to be the wedding destination of this charming couple.

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding

Red winter wedding dress

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding

The cozy ski village was a picturesque destination. Couldn’t you imagine having a cup of hot cocoa while cheering on the love of this couple?!

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding

Red Wedding Dress Austrian Alps Winter Wedding

Vanessa’s bouquet was adorably cheery and bright. The pops of blue and pinkish red offered a fun contrast to the bride and groom’s attire.

Red Wedding Dress

Let’s have a moment for the dress! This beautiful red gown was easily one of the highlights of the day.

I always knew that I wanted to have a non-white dress, and when we decided to have the ceremony in the snow, my initial thought was confirmed (a white dress against the white snow didn’t seem like the best idea). However, finding a colored wedding dress turned out to be an impossible task for me because the choices can be extremely limited. That is why I decided to have mine custom-made! For my first session with the designer, I was joined by my mom and best friend and we were able to decide on the color as well as a rough cut of the design. The dress came to life over the next few months, and the results were amazing.

Love On the Lake

Winter Wedding Signage

The wedding ceremony took place alongside a majestic frozen lake!

Winter wedding flower girls

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding

The bride and her father were bundled up in winter gear as they made their way down the aisle to meet Dennis.

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding Ceremony

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding Ceremony

At the altar, Vanessa and Dennis couldn’t help but crack jokes and have a laugh while exchanging vows!

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding Ceremony

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Saying our own wedding vows was a really special moment for us.

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding

Husband and Wife, at Last

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding

Red Wedding Dress Winter Wedding

During the ceremony, a live singer performed a special song for Vanessa and Daniel. A dream come true!

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding

Winter wedding dessert table

fruit flavored tea

Warm tea and berries were served for guests to save them from the winter cold.

Winter wedding sleigh ride

In addition to the wedding ceremony, guests were invited to a weekend of fun! There were snow hiking tours, wine tastings, skiing, and tobogganing galore.

Winter cabin wedding reception

The wedding reception was heavily inspired by traditional Austrian vibes. As frequent travelers to the region, Dennis and Vanessa imagined a cozy and warm wooden cabin energy.

Winter cabin wedding reception

Winter cabin wedding reception

Austrian Alps Winter Wedding

Let’s close this out with Dennis and Vanessa’s very best advice from their experience planning their dream wedding:

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

1) Get a wedding planner! That way, neither you nor your best friends have to stress on your big day.
2) Find the right balance between your own wishes and expectations, and those of your family.
3) Don’t stress! Even if something doesn’t turn out as you expected, no one will remember…the only thing you will remember is the stress and anxiety you had.
4) Relax and take everything in.
5) Write your own vows; there is nothing more special.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

photography: Vivid Symphony // venue name: Chaletdorf Auszeit, Salzburg, Austria // event design: Join Wedding // planning: Join Wedding // florals: Wuchs // wedding dress: Hanneke Peters Couture // bride's shoes: Valentino // bride's ring: Vincent Cober // getting ready robes: Apilat // paper goods: Fine Wedding Paper // cake: M Passione // music: First Line // ring box: The Mrs Box // styling goods: Marry & Lilo // silk ribbons: Seidenband