Annika and David’s DIY German wedding is full of spring-inspired florals and super sweet handmade details! Between Annika’s ethereal Kite & Butterfly gown and David’s botanical bowtie and cufflinks, their attire perfectly reflected the relaxed and intimate wedding day they shared with their closest family and friends. The couple DIYed a wooden pallet escort card chart, playful garlands and bunting, and even their birch ceremony arch, but we think the real star of their décor was their hand-painted dessert display! From the prettiest getting-ready photos to images of their gorgeous reception, photographer Kreativ Wedding captured Annika and David’s day perfectly.
Annika and David
Helmkehof, Hannover, Germany
The most important aspect in our wedding planning was to stay true to ourselves and to plan an individual wedding that doesn’t meet any expectations but our personal taste. In the beginning we spent a lot of time with getting inspiration on several wedding blogs and on Pinterest (ok, actually Annika did, and presented the things she liked most to David!) We wanted our big day to be very personal and relaxed – therefore it was important for us to only invite our closest family and friends.
I absolutely loved my Kite & Butterfly gown. I wanted a dress that is as comfortable and soft like a beach dress. I wanted to suit the occasion, but still reflect who I am. Therefore, I chose to wear flat sandals, loose curly hair and my absolute favorite piece of jewelry: A flower crown. My bridesmaids wore mint green dresses each in a different cut that fits their personality and style.
There were so many amazing moments during the day. Walking down the aisle and seeing each other for the first time was very special and emotional. To see David waiting for me and looking so handsome in his suit was a moment where I completely forgot all other people standing around us and just felt like the luckiest girl in the world.
Anne and Riccardo from Kreativ Wedding were the perfect match for us. They create their pictures and videos in the reporting style and during some parts of the day we didn’t even recognize they were filming or making pictures. Also during the shooting after the reception they gave us a great feeling without squeezing us into poses. This lead us to enjoy the shooting as a time for ourselves where we could talk and be close to each other which just was fantastic during this exciting day. Furthermore they are such likeable people and integrated so well into our wedding party that it was hard to let them leave.
Our wedding planning advice: Don’t let anybody else tell you what to do. This is your special day and you should make it exactly the way both of you love it.
We DIY’d the largest part of the decoration for our wedding. We painted the seating plan and wedding schedule on pallets, handicrafted the garlands, the pinata and the tablenumbers, sprayed the vases in copper, made the signpost and the birch arch as a background for the ceremony, painted the wooden ladder and the boards for our candy bar and a lot more. It took us in total one year and we don’t know what we would have done without the assistance of our parents.
We were unbelievably lucky with our wedding team who helped us to make our wedding just perfect for us. We chose all our professionals by gut instinct and that paid off.
Photography & Videography – Kreativ Wedding
Venue – Helmkehof
Floral Design – Indigo Blumenladen
Cake – Mundus
Officiant – free-Eve
DJ – My-Event-DJ
Makeup & Hair Artist – Ria Saage
Wedding Dress – Kite & Butterfly, Victoria Rüesche
Groom’s Apparel – The Bloke
Groom’s Accessories – Der Feine Herr
Congratulations to Annika and David, and a huge thanks to Kreativ Wedding for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us! Love this wedding’s playful florals? Then you’ve got to see this intimate pop-up elopement in Palm Springs, California!