A Viennese Love Story

The Story: This editorial is part of a series of intimate Viennese love stories which showcase the beauty of Vienna and how its stunning scenery is perfect for a romantic engagement. This love story centres around the classic Viennese carriage ride, a favourite for couples looking to get engaged in Vienna.

The Location: The historic capital city of Austria. The 6th-largest city by population in the European Union, Vienna is not only beautiful but also has a rich and fascinating history. Vienna has been called home by many musical greats, including Beethoven and Mozart, and is filled with architectural gems. Did you know that when the Austrian army defeated the Ottoman Turks, Viennese bakers celebrated by making crescent shaped pastries called “kipferls” inspired by the crescents on the enemies uniforms. The pastry made its way to the French Court when Marie Antoinette married King Louis XVI in 1770 and eventually became known as the croissant!

The Vibes: Laid-back contemporary city lovers. This engagement inspiration is definitely one for the romantics. A horse-drawn carriage through a historic city with spumante and local delicacies. Love is clearly in the air. 

The Details: The colour palette consists of the classic combination of black, grey and white combined with delicate romantic rose tones working up to a strong pink. Pink tones were used in the dress, ring box, hair accessories, shoes and bouquet to create a harmonious overall look. The bouquet included a wide variety of roses and water lilies which were combined with two long orchid stems for a modern dramatic effect. Riding Dinner offers exclusive culinary horse-drawn carriage rides through the city center with food and drinks procured from traditional Viennese restaurants and coffee houses.



Concept & Planner: Isabel Merfort Hochzeitsplanung // Carriage Ride: Riding Dinner // Photography: Ulrich Sperl Weddings // Hair & Make Up: Gilbird // Engagement Ring: Uhren & Schmuck Göbel // Ring Box: Einzigartiger Schmuck // Flowers: Doll’s Blumen // Cake: Crème de la Crème // Hair Accessories: Lelet NY // Shoes: Laure & Lay // Vase: Oak Lab Design //  Models: Cynthia & William via Addicted to Models