Katja & Al (In Their Own Words)

On a blustery November 2013 evening, Al went to a bar in Mayfair which held a certain reputation. A few hours later he left, on his own but with the nagging notion that he’d met someone special. ‘Chantelle’ never called. Luckily he’d also met Kat and their paths would cross a couple more times at various Christmas do’s. Al never managed to get her number, even after blowing out a Uni-mates reunion to dash back to the bar as he finally had enough Dutch courage to ask her out. So the weeks turned into months until a nosey ex-colleagues wife found texts from Al to her husband asking for Kat’s number. She checked in with Kat who couldn’t believe her luck 🙂 A few tentative texts turned into level 2 flirting over a few days despite the fear of building up something too much before the first date has even happened! No dramas – it went well. So did the second and the third…and here they are, 3 years later tying the knot.

Apres Ski Inspired Wedding At The Toni Alm

I usually start a wedding blog post with some stories about build up to the wedding day. But for Katja & Al, things went a little differently. I only found out I was photographing it less than 24 hours earlier.

Katja & Al are both lovers of the snow and the mountains. So naturally, a winter wedding seemed like the perfect idea. And since the UK isn’t known for its white winters, they decided to head out to the Alps with their friends and family.

However, mother nature decided to play a cruel prank, and the very same week that they headed out to the snowy Alps in Austria, the “Beast from the East” covered the UK in heavy snowfall. Thankfully, almost all of their guests made it to Kitzbühel in Austria, but one important member of the wedding team was snowed in – their UK based wedding photographer.

Thinking there wasn’t a lot they could do about it at the last minute, Katja & Al accepted that they would have to make do with iPhone pictures from their guests are their wedding photographs. But when their wedding planner Kajsa heard of their misfortune, she called me and thankfully I was available.

Details To Die For

Every detail of Katja & Al’s wedding day had been so perfectly planned to create the most stunning setting. From the beautiful alpine chalet where Katja and the bridesmaids got ready to the magnificently decorated mountain restaurant where they held their wedding, no detail had been forgotten.

Getting ready at Chalet Evian in Jochberg Austria for this winter ski themed wedding by Wild Connections PhotographyBridal prep in Chalet Evian in Jochberg Tirol by Wild Connections PhotographyAlpine themed details for this winter wedding in the Kitzbühler Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyA stunning Halfpenny London wedding dress for this winter ski chalet wedding in the Kitzbühler Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyGetting ready for their apres ski themed wedding in the Austrian Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyKatja gets dressed in her Halfpenny London wedding dress for her winter wedding in the Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyBeautiful ruffles on Katja's Halfpenny London wedding dress by Wild Connections PhotographySki-Doos transport wedding guests to the mountain wedding location, the Toni Alm in Passthurn in the Kitzbühler Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyGuests take their seats for a mountain wedding ceremony at the Toni Alm near Kitzbühel in Austria by Wild Connections PhotographyA mountain wedding ceremony location to die for at the Toni Alm in the Austrian Alps near Kitzbühel by Wild Connections PhotographyThe adventure bride arrives by ski-doo for her winter wedding in the Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyA winter wedding ceremony in the Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyAn outdoor winter wedding ceremony in the Austrian Alps by Wild Connections PhotographySparklers & confetti for a winter wedding in the Austrian Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyGuests dance to traditional Austrian music at this Austrian ski lodge wedding by Wild Connections PhotographyA mountain restaurant apres ski inspired wedding at the Toni Alm in Austria by Wild Connections PhotographyA wedding reception in a mountain hut in the Austrian Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyA naked wedding cake for Katja & Al's mountain wedding by Wild Connections PhotographyA shot ski to kick off the apres ski party at Katja & Al's mountain wedding in Austria by Wild Connections PhotographyNeon headbands and sunglasses for an 80s inspired apres ski wedding in the Alps by Wild Connections PhotographyThe bride and groom dance their first dance at the apres ski themed wedding reception in Austria by Wild Connections PhotographyNeon apres ski themed wedding reception for this mountain wedding in the Austrian Alps by Wild Connections Photography

Credits

Photography : Wild Connections Photography
Planning : Weddings By Kajsa
Venue : Toni Alm
Stationary : Betty Lou Design
Flowers : Innenleben
Dress : Halfpenny London
Hair : Intercoiffeur Pock
Makeup : Barbara Pondorfer
Music : Block Off The Wall
Shot Ski : Shot Club UK

 

Apres ski inspired wedding at the Toni Alm in Austria by Wild Connections Photography

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