I married my German husband on December 30, 2016 in a beautiful wedding ceremony in the Lüneburg Water Tower. After the ceremony, we celebrated our marriage in a small reception in the historic Lüner Mühle – a restaurant and hotel located directly on the river in an old mill built in the 14th century.

The celebration actually began with a short reception on the top of the water tower, which is where we met our guests after the ceremony. Marco’s father, an avid flag collector, also gave us our first wedding gift! 😀
Wedding in Lüneburg Water Tower
Couples that get married in the Lüneburg water tower also receive a plaque to place at the top of tower. So, we glued our plaque to the side of the viewing platform (make sure to look for it if you ever visit Lüneburg!).
Wedding in Lüneburg Water Tower

After this little reception, we made our way back down, this time taking the stairs through the water tower’s basin, which is where this cool picture was taken: 

Wedding in Lüneburg Water Tower

And finally, we made it outside! We then walked with our guests to our reception venue on the other side of the river.
Wedding in Lüneburg Water Tower

German-American Wedding in Lüneburg

Wedding in Lüneburg

Lüneburg Bergström

Lüner Mühle
I created the centerpieces and place cards for the reception together with friends, and I also made double-sided menu cards in English and German. Luckily, our reception venue let us set up these things the night before.
Winter Wedding in Lüneburg

Winter Wedding in Germany

Winter Wedding in Germany
For the sake of our guests’ privacy, I do not want to post many pictures from the reception. All you need to know if that the reception was over 12 hours long, there was lots of drinking and dancing, and my husband and I had a great time (which, in my opinion, is the most important)!
German-American wedding
German-American wedding

Hochzeit Mühlensaal Lüneburg Bergström
All photos were taken by Björn Schönfeld