Wonderful Palmhouse Wedding
Unexpected pleasures are the best. This is definitely true for this wedding. In the beginning of the conversation with the bride-to-be Shadi, I already had a good feeling about this wedding, not knowing where it would take place or what I would witness on this special day.I
I traveled to Vienna already on Thursday (wedding date was a Friday) to give a photo workshop for the team of The Daily Dose and Sososocial and to get a good night’s sleep before the wedding and having no hassle to make it in time to shoot the wedding. And of course some Tan Tan salad from my favorite restaurant Mochi sitting on the riverside of the Donaukanal in the sunset.
The next morning I made my way to the beautiful and stylish Park Hyatt Vienna, where the bride would get ready with her friends. If you haven’t been to the Park Hyatt, please do so at least for some coffee, the hotel is in an old Bank and is so super classy that it is a must see.
Shadi (the bride), already started with the make-up when I got in and the vibe was already excellent. The bridesmaids came about an hour in the process and from then on it was just laughs, tears and hugs joining the getting ready process. Meanwhile, I made a quick stop at the groom Philipp and his best man Stefan. They got ready in their apartment. I usually don’t obsess with groom suits, but Philipp wore a Tuxedo with a white dinner jacket from Tom Ford – so stylish.
Getting back to the girls, the big moment of putting on the dress was here. Shadi looked gorgeous (her heritage is Iranian) and her girls all had the same dress in a mint green color – a photographers dream. She got picked up by Piorz, her brother and Victor her 2-year-old nephew.
I forgot to mention the location of the wedding (ceremony and party) was the famous Palm House in Vienna. The weather was perfect, maybe even a little too hot. What was so wonderful about the whole day was the fact that Shadi and Philipp have been together for 11 years and their families were deeply woven into each other’s lives. It was emotions over emotions. Shadi walked down the aisle with her grandfather (90 years-old) – such a touching sight.
The reception and party were phenomenal, amazing finger food, icecream followed by a great dinner with Iranian and Austrian themes.
The couple shoot was so much fun as the area around the Palmen House is more than pretty and the two were unstoppable in smiling and enjoying each other.
But now, enjoy the pictures.