Glamorous Wedding In Vienna, AUSTRIA
I adore Vienna (German: Wien). I like everything about it (architecture, culture, tidiness, people,…). And what can be better than being a wedding photographer in Vienna (Wien Hochzeitsfotograf)? I met Antonia and Rolf on their rehearsal dinner day before the wedding. It was a super nice atmosphere in the noble environment, with good food & drinks and really wonderful hosts. The next day it was time for the wedding.
Reformed City Church wedding (Reformierte Stadtkirche hochzeit)
The wedding ceremony happened at the beautiful Evangelical Reformed City Church (Reformierte Stadtkirche) in Vienna Inner City. It is considered to be one of the most important classical sacred spaces in Vienna, built in 1784. The basic structure is a two-aisled church with two domes. The architect of the classicistic building complex erected on the site of a derelict monastery from 1783 to 1784 was Gottlieb Nigelli. In a rebuilding carried out in 1887 according to plans by Ignaz Sowinski, the Reformed town church received a neo-baroque tower with a height of 42 meters. The position of the pulpit in the center of the wall shows the Reformed Church as a preaching church. The wedding ceremony was very beautiful, intimate and pleasant.
The wedding cocktail hour at the Palais Liechtenstein (Gartenpalais)
After the ceremony we drove off – the newlyweds by the red Porsche and the wedding guests by bus – to magnificent Palais Liechtenstein (Liechtenstein Museum), where was the treat for almost 400 wedding guests. The Liechtenstein Museum, one of the most famous palaces in Vienna, which was built in the 17th century, contains much of the art collections of its owners, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, rulers of the principality of Liechtenstein. They include important European works of art, forming one of the world’s leading private art collections. The Garden Palace (Gartenpalais) with its beautiful gardens is an exclusive venue for events of the highest level. The stunning symbiosis of magnificent nature, architecture and masterpieces of art history as well as extraordinary event concepts convey an authentic impression of aristocratic life. The Golden Carriage of Prince Joseph Wenzel is one of the most impressive pieces of the Princely Collections of the House of Liechtenstein. Made in 1738, it is now exhibited in the Sala Terrena on the ground floor of the Gartenpalais. As a wedding photographer at the Palais Liechtenstein I was jumping from one place to another, hunting interesting moments. There were so many of them.
Palmenhaus wedding reception
After short break we gathered at Palmenhaus, where we enjoyed the glamorous dinner and crazy party. Vienna’s Palmenhaus (‘palm house’, also: Glashaus) is a greenhouse built in 1901 in the Vienna Inner City. It is located on the edge of the Burggarten near the Albertina Museum and the State Opera. It has a length of 128 meters and a floor area of around 2,050 m². Nowadays it houses, besides plants, a butterfly zoo (Schmetterlinghaus) and a restaurant. The original, classical greenhouse was built from 1823 to 1826 according to plans by Ludig von Remy and was architecturally oriented to the Orangerie in Schönbrunn. After the greenhouse had been demolished at the turn of the century, 1902-1906 was a influenced by art nouveau new building to designs by the court architect Friedrich Ohmann. The decorations on the middle section (vases, female figures with wreaths, boys) are by Josef Václav Myslbek. After general renovation from 1996 to 1998 the building reopened. The most unforgettable moment was after speeches, when under the direction of energetic Caroline all the wedding guests danced the same choreography to the song ‘I Gotta Feeling‘ of ‘The Black Eyed Peas’. It was a big surprise for the couple. Really incredible. In the light of neon glasses the party continued late in the night…
Antonia and Rolf, it was a pleasure being your wedding photographer in Vienna. Thanks for everything and good luck!!!