Sissi Melzer & Benjamin Ryan Melzer

Emotional civil wedding in Recklinghausen

Recklinghausen, Germany
17. May 2023

In May, we had the privilege of accompanying Sissi Hofbauer and Ben Melzer at their civil wedding in Recklinghausen. What a beautiful start to the wedding season of 2023. The civil ceremony took place at the Recklinghausen Town Hall and was as heartfelt as it could be. Sissi’s mother delivered the marriage speech, which brought tears to everyone’s eyes and made the ceremony truly special. The photos, filled with emotions, captured the atmosphere in the Town Hall’s ceremony room.

The wedding photos of the couple were taken in and around the elegant building in the heart of the cultural city. The “Heckflosse,” a vintage Mercedes from the 110 series, was parked in front of the Town Hall, ready to take “the Melzers” to their venue for the subsequent celebration.

At Muhis, they were warmly welcomed by their guests. Sissi and Ben, who design their own stationery, went above and beyond with the concept for their civil wedding. Attention to detail was evident everywhere. After a relaxed reception in the restaurant’s outdoor area, the wedding party gathered inside to wind down the day with delicious snacks and drinks. Of course, a genuine Ruhrpott currywurst couldn’t be missing!

We’re Magda & Marcel – a destination wedding photo and film team based near Frankfurt/Main. We travel through Europe and beyond to document modern laidback weddings and elopements. We found our passion in showing the deep connection between lovers all around the world. The effortless elegance between those in love inspires us. We create timeless, aesthetic wedding photos and films with a natural and laidback approach.

We’re here to tell a part of your story. A special part, because on your wedding day many threads of your common story come together at one point. Using a well balanced blend of storytelling and editorial style we create modern, timeless, yet soulful wedding photos and films that vividly reflects your day.