Hendrik and Eva live in Munich, Germany, but have family in Mammoth. When they were looking for a place to get married, they decided to make it a long-distance destination wedding with their California family.
So, along with a few friends from Germany, they came over to tie the knot, enjoy a beautiful time of year in the Eastern Sierra, and watch more college football than they ever thought they would.
It was a small ceremony and reception at Convict Lake. They were married on the beach on the south side of the lake and then celebrated in the aspens for about an hour.
After champagne, appetizers and some photos with the beautiful Mt. Morrison backdrop, the party headed to The Restaurant at Convict Lake for dinner while Hendrik, Eva and I cruised around the cabins and then climbed a hill overlooking the valley. Eva had no problem scaling a fairly steep, rocky hill in her wedding dress and heels to get some sweet shots. She was a trooper.
Hendrik and Eva both commented that the mountains surrounding the lake look similar to the Alps in Europe. That’s pretty impressive, considering the mountains in their corner of Europe are amongst the most incredible in the world.
After trekking around for portraits we headed back down for dinner, drinks and cake cutting.
The evening with Hendrik and Eva was a blast and I was able to experience some awesome German wedding traditions. They’ll hook the lock, as you’ll see below, onto a bridge in Germany as a metaphor for their unbreakable relationship. Also, they brought individual gifts for everyone in attendance, something they knew each person might be able to use. It was a beautiful touch.
That’s all for this week. The wedding season is coming to a close for us. We’re back at Convict Lake this Saturday with our buddies Dan and Candice, and then to Santa Monica the following weekend with Adam and Adrienne. We’re both bummed the wedding season is winding down but we’ll be closing it out with a bang!