Weddings on SMP are like children to me. I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite. But if I had to, this Austria affair from Carmen and Ingo would most definitely be in the running. It has an air of elegance, an old world style that simply can’t be matched – as if each moment was plucked from the loveliest of fairytales. That and it’s gorgeous. Breathtakingly so. A wedding that requires you to sit down for a minute and really appreciate all the beauty, which you can do right here in the full gallery of images.

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From Carmen and IngoWOW! Seriously! This has been an incredible day for us. Not only the fantastic venue or the perfect weather between all this rain. But most of all because Anastasia and Marc are such humbled and super nice people. We connected very well already during our meeting last year in Vienna, but during their wedding day the four of us got good friends! Anastasia is such a beautiful bride and Carmen’s eyes were glowing when she left the getting ready in Schloss Dürnstein. She was even hugging Anastasia now and then during the day, just because she was such a lovely bride.

Marc is a real gentleman not only to his wonderful wife but to everyone he is talking to. It was a super pleasure to be around him and listen to what he has to say. Speaking five (or even more) languages makes him also standout in conversations with the international guests. Making jokes is one of his favorite things but doing that in Russian language with his father in law qualifies him for a good husband. Getting ready and the reception was held in Schloss Dürnstein. Never been there before but totally felt in love with the venue and the surrounding. Those rooms are just gorgeous. The civil ceremony was held in the library of the Castle Dürnstein only with the closest friends and family. Before the church of Stift Dürnstein was place for the religious wedding ceremony the bride and groom changed from super beautiful dress and suite to absolutely stunning clothing. What a wonderful dress right?

The ceremony hold some specialties for all the guests, since there were so many different languages everything was translated from German into English language and also most parts into Russian. Anastasia and Marc gave us plenty of time to do the portrait shoot and we had so much fun with them capturing their unconditional love for each other. The reception in Schloss Dürnstein (Rosensaal) started with singing and saxophone from Jengis. What a nice guy! We had the pleasure to talk with him and also with his buddy who was responsible for the DJ work after him. Mr. Steve Nick. If you are looking for some really fun people to entertain your guests, these guys blow our minds with their performance. All hats off guy, your rock!

Marc is from Syria originally and parts of his family are suffering under the political conflict right now and where not able to escape the country over the last years. Even A&M were spending their wonderful day they did not forget to thing about everyone effected by the sad situation. Marc found really great words in his speak and shows one more time his well-considered thinking! It’s been such a wonderful day for us and here is to thank you both so much for putting trust into our work and us. We are very looking forward meeting you someday soon again and it’s a true pleasure seeing your LOVE sparkling between you. Have a fantastic future!

Photography: Carmen and Ingo | Venues: Fürstenzimmer of Schloss Dürnstein | Coordination: Lovely Weddings, Viktoria Antal | Floral Design: Blumen Kral | Hair + Makeup: Petra | Nails: Eva Bukovski | Engagement ring, Wedding Bands, Cuff-Links + Earrings: Daniel Cazon | Stationary: Pure Invitation | Music: Singing and Saxophone Jengis + DJ  | Sweets: Cake-shop, Christine Schlerith-Zednicek+ Cup’n’Keks | Dresses: Monique Lhuillier (short) + Manuel Mota (Telma) |  Veil: Pronovias | Shoes: Sergio Rossi  + Valentino | Car: Mark’s and Peter’s father’s red Jaguar from 1963

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