Matthias & Lars - Intimate Civil Wedding in Lucerne, Switzerland - Standesamtliche Hochzeit beim See im Luzern
I met Lars and Matthias when I photographed one of their best friend's wedding last year in Munich. I remember talking to them and saying that I had never had the opportunity to photograph two men get married, and that it would be a dream come true for me. Six months later, my heart almost skipped a beat when I got an e-mail asking if I would be available to be their wedding photographer this year in Switzerland. Not only would it be my first gay wedding, it would also be my first time in Switzerland, which I had never visited. I was ecstatic.
Still, I had not anticipated how wonderful the day would be. Lucerne is simply perfect, with its small romantic streets and alleys, filled with restaurants, stylish shops and incredibly nice people. The town hall looks like a historical movie scenery. Lars and Matthias looked exceptionally dapper and were one big smile from the start till the very last minute. Both their families were there, celebrating with full hearts - the definition of love and joy. And it all ended by the lake, in a house where the garden steps led straight into the water. On such a sunny summer day, it did not come as a surprise that the guests had all packed their bathing suits, and so the day ended with the everyone watching the sun go down while swimming and drinking champagne in the lake.
Can it get any better?
Matthias, Lars - you guys nailed it. Thank you for your trust and for having me there. It was truly an honour! I wish you the most beautiful future together. ♥