An Elegant American Destination Wedding in Vienna
Having got engaged in Vienna, Britta and Graydon knew it would also be the perfect setting for their wedding and a magical destination that would captivate their guests. They were married on a beautiful summer day in June.
Eighteen of the couples closest family and friends travelled to Austria to share Britta and Graydon’s intimate and stylish day. It was captured by the talented Horia Calaceanu from Horia Photography and organised with the help of High Emotion Weddings.
Location: Vienna, Austria
Number of Guests: 18
Nearest Airport: Vienna International
The civil ceremony and cocktail reception took place at Schonbrunn Palace, followed by a couples shoot in the wonderful gardens. This World Cultural Heritage site and former imperial residence includes over 1,400 rooms, with the baroque White & Gold Rooms set aside for wedding ceremonies. These former private rooms of the Habsburg family, make the most impressive venue to say “I DO”.
Matching the gorgeous blush and gold bridesmaids’ dresses, Britta’s bridal bouquet was stunning and in my opinion, the most unique I have seen. It was not only beautiful but full of sentimental value as it was custom made from brooches collected by her mother and grandmother.
In the evening guests arrived at the famed Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant (Michelin-starred restaurant) at Palais Coburg where everyone enjoyed an incredible ten-course dinner.
Built by Prince Ferdinand von Sachsen-Coburg in the mid-1800s, Palais Coburg is now a 5-star luxury hotel, with the motto “You Only Live Once.” The hotel boasts six wine cellars which hold a total of 60,000 bottles, which include rarities from four centuries.
Little personal touches included a welcome bag full of American goodies for each of their guests and cute name-tag-wedding-favours transformed from Hot Chocolate bars from K. u K. Hofzuckerbäcker DEMEL, both created by Cup of Roses Event Design.
The Perfect Partners
Wedding Photographer: Horia Photography // Wedding Planner: High Emotion Weddings // Civil Ceremony: Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna Austria // Cocktail Reception: Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria // Wedding Reception: Gourmet Restaurant, Silvio Nickol, Palais Coburg, Vienna, Austria // Bridal Hair & Make-up: Birgit Weichselbaumer, Hair Face Hat // Bridesmaids’ Hair & Make-up: Martina Hirsch // Accommodation: Hotel Palais Hansen Kempinski // Transportation: Dr. Richard Bus