Beautiful Midsummer Wedding
August 13, 2014
Classic WeddingsWeddings in Historical VenuesSummer Weddings
This wedding is the epitome of simple and sweet.  It's that sort of wedding where a beautiful, laid-back setting plays nice with DIY details (hello, expertly crafted paper goods), flower crowns and the most heartwarming of ceremonies.  In other words, it's the definition of pure pretty.  See it all captured by Natascha Unkart in the full gallery.
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From the Bride... When we decided to get married , we had immediately set two priorities: the dress and the photographer. I wanted my dress to be fairly simple yet festive and found the perfect one at elfenkleid. Our second focus was the photography, which would keep the memories of our wedding day alive for years to come. A friend had recommended Natascha Unkart as a very talented and also easy-going photographer and her aesthetics matched ours completely.

As for the rest, we simply wanted to throw a great party for our friends and family. We had put quite some thought into how we wanted to go about it. Our commitment to one another was supposed to be a very personal public act, so to speak. So we asked our two best friends to officiate our marriage, which was personal and fun, as well as emotional. Just the right mix! We chose a beautifully restored monastery at Sopron, Hungary as the venue for our wedding. It gave us the perfect mix of gorgeous environment (we used the garden for our ceremony), the ability to host all of our guests at the hotel, seclusion and yet proximity to our hometown of Vienna, Austria.

As an illustrator and graphic designer I designed the invitation cards and all the little details myself. Friends and family helped us with the decorations, from sewing picnic blankets to filling little paper bags with wildflower seeds as wedding favors.

As a theme I was inspired by midsummer. My family on my mother’s side is from Sweden where this day holds a special meaning. Also, my grandparents were married on midsummer in 1946, so there was also a meaningful component to it. It’s the longest day of the year and the flowers are particularly important in this tradition. In fact, you are even supposed to pick them from seven different meadows for midsummer, but we left that to the lovely people at blumengestalten who provided us with a beautiful, colorful mix. Finally, our delicious cake was made by my friend Nessa Heschmat who is just starting out with her own catering business.

We had the most magical day with our little daughter and our closest friends and family, with lots of personal bits and pieces that made it so fun and special.