Martin and Franceska met in September 2009. A mutual contact introduced the pair as Franceska had her sights set on moving to Dubai after graduation. They kept in contact and Franceska came to Dubai a year later for her first time. She fell in love with the city and more importantly with Martin. They decided to try a long distance relationship as she moved to Dallas for work. They spent 10 months traveling around the world and trying to meet each other wherever and whenever possible. On March 2011, Martin proposed on Lake Geneva on a boat in front of the romantic Château de Chillon in Switzerland. She of course said YES and wedding plans were in full swing, along with planning a move to Dubai.
On 9 June 2011 the couple wed in Dallas, Texas where Franceska is from and just a few days later, moved to Dubai. 9 June 2015 was their 4 year wedding anniversary and the perfect year to finally have their formal and religious ceremony surrounded by their family and closest friends in Martin’s hometown of Munderkingen, Germany. They opted to treat their guests to a one of a kind experience for their reception in the nearby town of Ehingen, which is the beer culture capital of Germany.
Even though June falls under the summer months in Europe, there is always that small chance of rain… and that was exactly what was forecasted for the day, COLD and WET weather. But luckily it all worked out, instead we got beautiful soft light (luckily NO RAIN), which was perfect for our early afternoon first look and couple shoot.
Their exchanging of vows took place in the most breathtakingly beautiful St. Dionysius Church, roughly 1200 years old. Followed by pre-drinks with champagne, strawberries and pretzels in the little courtyard in front of the church.
After the wedding the couple zooted back to Dubai to pack their bags and set off for their Honeymoon… To the Mother City! Cape Town was their choice of destination even though its winter, cold and wet in South Africa, that’s just what the couple needed to relax… log fires and red wine tasting.
To Franceska & Martin thank you for the wonderful opportunity and experience, to have played part in your special day.
Franceska & Martin’s DUBAI DESERT ENGAGEMENT
A SUPER BIG THANK YOU to VISION ON FIRE Fresh Energetic Wedding Films, who recommended me to the couple!