When the brother of a groom who’s wedding I photographed five years ago contacts you for his own wedding in 2019, you realize that you definitely must have made something right back then. And my smile got even bigger when I learned that his bride is from Japan where they met and lived together for several years but decided to have the wedding at a very special, meaningful location:

THE GREAT REFRACTOR OF THE ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY POTSDAM

Here on top of the Telegrafenberg at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics the groom spent years of his studies. The´ Potsdam Great Refractor, where the wedding ceremony was held, hosts a double-refractor telescope inaugurated by Emperor Wilhelm II in 1899, back then the world’s fourth largest lens tele­scope with a focal length of over 12 meters – something that makes every photographer speechless – but even more impressive and important were the emotions, the joy and the fun at this really outstanding international wedding.

After the ceremony the wedding party moved to the Einstein Tower only a stone’s throw away where some refreshments and snacks awaited the newlyweds and their families and friends.

Having enjoyed an informative tour through the Einstein Tower (and beforehand the Great Refractor), we relocated to the Kavalierhaus Caputh, a hotel/restaurant beautifully located right at the shore of the Havel river offering great service and even better food.

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