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Ann & Lars came all the way from Australia to the other side of the world to elope in Austria. Victoria & Fabian, our Austrian Elopement Experts, organized and photographed their Hiking Wedding.

Late autumn is one of our favorite seasons in the mountains. Everything is so calm when the summer season ends, and people and nature await the snow. You need to be open for an adventure if you want to elope in the mountains at the end of October, as the weather is pretty unpredictable. If you are lucky, you get the most beautiful golden light, but there is also a good chance for fresh snow, which is just as beautiful but makes some of the hiking trails inaccessible.

Hiking Wedding Elopement in Austria - Getting Ready & First Look

Luckily, the weather forecast looked promising for Ann and Lars’ big day. We met in their Apartment at 3 am at night to start with Ann’s Hair and Makeup styling. While it was still dark outside, we packed our backpacks and started the hike up the mountains.


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Sunrise hikes are always super special. When you spot the first colorful light of the day, and the landscape gets more visible, every minute is a unique experience. When we reached the location for their ceremony, Ann & Lars changed into their wedding outfits and had a first look in the dawn.
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Hiking Wedding Elopement in Austria - Ceremony

On the mountain ridge, they read personal vows to each other and exchanged rings during sunrise. To celebrate the start of their marriage, they popped a bottle of champagne, and after that, we used the most beautiful golden morning light for a couple photos on the mountain ridge. 
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Hiking Wedding Elopement in Austria - the Picnic

The next highlight of the day was a cozy breakfast picnic. We continued to explore the places around us and take beautiful wedding photos before we started to hike back down to the valley. We chose a traditional Austrian restaurant for lunch, where they tried some regional specialties before we continued the adventurous day.

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Hiking Wedding Elopement in Austria - Waterfall & Sunset Photos

In the afternoon, we visited some waterfalls that were hidden in a forest. We had a lot of rain in the weeks before the elopement, so the water level of the river was quite high. Ann and Lars still loved the idea of getting directly to the waterfall and walked through the water to get to the most beautiful spot.


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We ended the day by watching the sunset back in the mountains, where Ann and Lars did a first dance in the last light of the day.

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Looking for a full-day Hiking Wedding or Elopement?

Full-day elopements give you enough time to plan an elopement day full of unforgettable experiences. It allows you enough time to deeply connect with each other and the place around you.

Check out the Hiking Adventure Wedding Package in Austria that Ann & Lars booked or look Hiking Elopement Packages all around the globe.

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