our own wedding

Oct 31, 2014

Ok, there aren't any good excuses for non-blogging for half a year, so I even don't try to make one- I haven't stopped working, I simply needed to order my priorities and to be honest, a lot of things changed in the last months and will change in the near future. But I will try to catch up blogging regularly again, and I make it a start today with the story of our own wedding, which took place at the end of May this year. Preparing your wedding is probably one of the most exciting things you do in your life, but also heaps of work, let's face it, especially when you have the illusion to do everything on your own. So besides experiencing one of the most beautiful days in your life, what are my behind-the-scenes experiences with a DIY wedding?

How often did I drive my sister crazy cause she felt we were running out of time and I reacted like a Buddha, cause I thought everything will be alright. My daily morning calls I got in the last weeks before the wedding from family and friends: 'Ehm, I am on my way to work now, did you already ordered a cake, can I help you with deko details, say if I can do something .. it's only 1 month to go, have you thought about a taxi service already... '
So my little advice for your wedding preparations and day: don't think you can do everything on your own, let your family and friends really help you (or hire a weddingplanner and lean back ;)) and second, take your time! I can't thank my family and friends enough for backing me up and supporting me. Don't think you still have enough time, it never can be early enough to start with preparations, even with the smallest things. The week before the wedding will be a challenge anyway, no matter how well you prepared. Good thing: everything will be in place, for sure, it always is, because the universe is pro wedding. And things you had in mind but did'nt realize because of lack of time? No one will ever recognize as fortunately there is no mind reader available on the market yet.

The most frequent question I got before my wedding: Who will photograph your wedding? It's not easy to choose as there are so many talented people out there. First of course we needed to love the work he/she does. But we didn't only make a decision because of the style of pictures but also because of personality and behavior and we felt totally comfortable with Thomas and Cornelia as they are super kind and calm and relaxed and I knew they would fit in perfectly. I loved that they were like silent observers, that's how I love to approach to weddings as well, so I thought we are kind of likeminded. Maybe unusual for wedding couples, we wanted to have less portrait pictures of ourselves, more pictures of us celebrating with family and friends because we think the beauty of a wedding day is that it is so unique, the place, the people, not reproducible another time. We just wanted to celebrate and don't wonder if our photographer got all the pictures he/she wants to get. OMG, did I just say that? That's against my wishes to the bride and groom when I am taking pictures of a wedding. But from my client's perspective I think it's simply true. So I learned loads about how couples may feel on their wedding day. I think Thomas and Cornelia did a brilliant job! But enough said for now, there are a million topics to address and talk about when it comes to wedding preparations. Maybe you are preparing for your own wedding right now? Would be a pleasure to discuss experiences with you.

Just follow your heart and simply choose what YOU want to do, it's your day and it will be fabulous anyway!

All our lovely professionists:

Bridal dress: Patricia Vincent
Shoes: Rachel Simpson 
Headpiece: Dolecka
Hair/make-up: Julia Hrdina
Groom's Suit: Peek and Cloppenburg
Bow tie: Marwood
Groom's Shoes and Belt: Koil
Bridesmaid's  dress: Paul and Joe Sister
Flowergirls' dresses and evening dress: self-designed and made by Karin Weingartner
Concept/Deko: DIY
Flowers: Barbara and Josef Starkl
Papergoods: Irene Grudl
Catering: Hannah's Plan
Cake: Christine from thecakeshop.at

1 Kommentare:

  1. I have been a wedding vender (Photographer) in the area for twenty five years and I have never been treated so well by a wedding venue like I was at banquet halls in Miami. I am usually taken care of as a "last on the list" at venues, which I understand where the bride, groom and guest come first but the entire staff from the minute I walked in the door treated me so well.


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