Inside Sabrina and Edouardo's gorgeous wedding in Germany with 380 guests

With 380 guests and 21 bridesmaids and groomsmen, Sabrina and Edouard's celebration was always going to be spectacular

real wedding - Sabrina & Edouard carriage

Photography: Collins Nai

Is this one of the biggest real weddings you’ve ever seen? Quite possibly… One of the very first wedding planning to-dos is deciding on the all-important guest list and for Sabrina and Edouard, this mammoth task must have taken a fairly long time. Their guests totalled a whopping 380 for their amazing nuptials in Germany. We’ve got an exclusive look inside their dream day… keep scrolling to be utterly amazed!

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Sabrina is German, Edouard is French, and they met and live in New York, so their wedding had an international flavour from the outset. ‘We chose Baden-Baden in southern Germany for our venue as it’s near the border of France, with quite a French influence, so it felt like the perfect combination for both of us,’ says Sabrina.

‘We loved the idea of our families and friends staying in a charming town together, where the venues were very close and everyone could walk between them.’

With 380 guests flying in from all over the world, there was a Bavarian welcome evening on the Friday, before the big Saturday celebration. ‘Our weekend was arranged by the Beloved by Kaefer team from Munich, which organises an Oktoberfest tent every year in Munich, and they did an incredible job of making it feel like we were at our own Oktoberfest!’ 

They chose the old church, Stiftskirche, which was able to seat the 380 guests and Sabrina made quite an entrance in her stunning gown and cathedral-length veil. ‘I was very nervous walking up to the church door, but then it was a blur. I just remember feeling filled with joy and smiling from ear to ear as I walked down the aisle.’

The afternoon reception after the church was outdoors at the Brenners Park Hotel. ‘Edouard and I rode there in a carriage and it was a perfect day – we were very lucky – so we could enjoy drinks and canapés, take our photos and cut our beautiful vanilla and raspberry cake,’ says Sabrina.

‘Our black-tie dinner later that evening was held at the Kurhaus, a ballroom in the same building as an old elegant casino. It was the ideal venue in case of rain, but still had an outdoor area for guests to go outside after dinner, says Sabrina.

‘We tried to reflect French and German cuisine by serving fish with legumes, vichyssoise, fillet with gratin and vegetables, and chocolate fondant as dessert.’

The floral designs focused on pinks, whites and greens and they had tall standing flower vases and candelabras on the tables, and lantern posts on both sides, to feel like the outdoor walkway in Baden-Baden.

Floral images were also projected onto the walls, ceiling and the stage of the dinner venue to transform the room.

Sabrina & Edouard ceremony
Sabrina & Edouard wedding carriage
Sabrina & Edouard mini maids

The party did not stop there though as the couple were keen to make the most of their big day and continue the celebrations in style.

The amazing Festival Mibely from Paris wowed their guests until 2am followed by an after-party in a speakeasy lounge with a DJ group called Apple Jacks from Milan. And it was just as well that when planning Sabrina and Edouard decided to have a crepe station and late-night Arrabiata pasta at 2am… because the dancing went on until 7am!

Sabrina & Edouard wedding reception
Sabrina & Edouard wedding cake
Sabrina & Edouard macarons

‘Try to stay relaxed – it goes by so fast! Embrace the moments with your husband and be in it together. It’s so overwhelming, but in the best possible way,’ says Sabrina.

Sabrina & Edouard flowers
Sabrina & Edouard portrait
Sabrina & Edouard tablecentre

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Drinks reception venue oetkercollection.com/hotels/brenners-park-hotel-spa
Dinner venue kurhaus-badenbaden.de
Photography collinsnai.com
Event organisation feinkost-kaefer.de
Bride’s dress phillipalepley.com
Bride’s shoes jimmychoo.com
Bridesmaids’ dresses amsale.com
Bridesmaids’ bags ekrdesigns.com
Entertainment festivalmibely.com/en/