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that represents something special to both of you. Lakes and mountains are very simple and calm. They are perfect spots to relax and refocus on what really matters in life. Austria’s Salzkammergut offers plenty of those spots as the region is characterised by a very unique lake and mountain landscape.You will find a wealth of beautiful wedding locations here – from castles and mansions to stylish festival halls in old factories, estates or mountain lodges. There is something for every taste, budget and need. On choosing the season: Most couples would like to get married in the summer with May remaining the most popular month. However, a wedding in the so-called ‘off season’ (spring, autumn and winter) has its charm, too. In the off-season, everything is more relaxed and the prices are lower. Plus, autumn, winter and spring all come with their own distinctive beauty features. In autumn,
there is a special kind of light. Spring will grace us with the soft green of the fresh leaves and the beautiful blossoming of various plants. Finally, the beautiful white snow landscape in winter will make you feel like you have stepped into a winter wonderland. These seasonal particularities all create a very special atmosphere and guarantee beautiful, unique wedding photos. To get your perfect shots, why not book a professional such as Dayle Ann Calvin, an award-winning photographer from LA now based in the region, through the ‘sagJA-im-Salzkammergut’ website? On following wedding trends: Due to the changes in our society, the significance of a wedding has changed, too. Today, a wedding is an important social gathering because friends and family often come together from all over the world. People take time off and look forward to celebrate this special milestone with the bride and groom. That is why sagJA-im-
Salzkammergut weddings always include lots of love, laughter, joy and hospitality. www.sagja-im-salzkammergut.at/en Example wedding weekend in the Salzkammergut region: - Thursday: Arrival, sightseeing, shopping and spa. - Friday: Warm-up party with traditional folk music (in Dirndl and leather trousers for those who like to dress in traditional clothes), food and drink delicacies from the region and an afterparty in a stylish bar. - Saturday: The main ceremony in a romantic church or on a green meadow followed by a panoramic lake tour by boat plus an elegant dinner and wedding party in a castle. - Sunday: Wedding brunch on a lakeside terrace or cableway ride up to the mountain to take in the beautiful panoramic view from above
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Photo: © Dayle Ann Clavin Photography Photo: © Zopf-Photography
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