It is the end of September and we are guests in Austria. Mystically, the mountain peaks of Salzburg Country are shrouded in mist today. Here on the Trattberg, high up in the clouds and far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a feeling of freedom sets in. And our bride and groom feel exactly the same. They choose this special place to pledge their life covenant before the Old Gods and the Great Mother.
It is the time of the equinox. In the still warm glow of the mild sun, the foliage of the trees shimmers in the most glorious colours.
Frauke and Mathias have chosen this romantic time to seal their marriage. In Herrenberg we meet our happy bride and groom for the secret marriage ceremony.
At the end of Petra’s and Roman’s wedding day comes the evening highlight. As the last rays of the sun go out, the glow of the magnificent torchlight dance lights up the dark night sky. A magical atmosphere is created at our final flame celebration. No one can escape the goosebumps as the bridal couple lights the fire. Under the burning runes we murmur stories from long ago and listen to the atmospheric music.
This weekend, our path leads us to Baden-Württemberg. Here, amidst hills, meadows and streams, lies an old water mill. Today it is the beautiful backdrop for the spiritual-pagan marriage ceremony of Petra and Roman.
After we have ushered Bianca and Eric into marriage in the afternoon, another highlight follows in the evening. The golden evening sun has already sunk behind the horizon,
and night rises in the firmament. The wedding party makes its way to the ceremony site with burning torches.