Alex and Phillipe’s Austrian Winter Wedding

wedding in the snow Alex and Phillipes Austrian Winter Wedding

Alex and Phillipe

Whilst the week has been filled with brides with bare shoulders and gorgeous summer light, the reality is, it’s been a pretty darn cold week in Australia! So I thought, what far better way to finish a week of gorgeous weddings than to function 1 that happened in the dead of winter? So cold that the horses utilised to transport the bridal party in accurate horse and carriage style practically bolted, and it snowed!

Our couple today, are Australian, but chose Negative Aussee, Austria for their wedding. Alex explains how they met. “We met  via a mutual friend whilst on a night out in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. After exchanging emails for a couple of weeks, feeling brave, I asked Philippe out on a date. The rest is history.”

Photographs are captured by Claire Morgan Photography who managed to captured the beauty of the snow laden countryside and the conventional components Alex and Phillipe infused in their wedding day in a stunning way.

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Alex wore her Aunty Chrissy’s French lace wedding dress and cathedral length veil that were 35.5 years old! Alex says “The dress was timeless and elegant and but also extremely significantly ‘a la mode’, with a nod to Catherine Middleton’s wedding dress.” Rita Reischenboeck styled the floral arrangements, a single white orchid in Alex’s hair, white roses for the bridal bouquet, baby’s breath for the bridesmaids’ bouquets and mixture of white flowers in the church and on the reception tables.

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The groom had bespoke tails created by Phillipe Perzi and wore the pocket watch from his wonderful excellent uncle and his father’s cuff links, which carry the Western Australian Coat of Arms.

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For their wedding ceremony, Alex and Phillipe chose the town’s Catholic chapel. The chapel could only seat 40 which gave it an intimate atmosphere and shelter from the cold winter’s day. The bride and her bridesmaids arrived in a horse and carriage.

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Alex walked down the aisle to ‘Prince of Denmark’s March’.

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1 of Alex’s favourite memories was, “The atmosphere of the choir singing in a small 14th century church in the middle of winter was created all the much more specific by the Priest, Edmund Muhrer, who was extremely friendly, patient and warm. He catered for all guests moving among both the English and German languages in the course of the ceremony.”

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Guests took shelter from the cold right after the ceremony appropriate across the street, Alex explains “A neighborhood Vinothek opposite the church invited us and all our guests to warm up with some “Glühwein” following the ceremony. Here we reduce bread as a married couple, which was then dipped into salt and eaten by us and our guests (a nearby tradition for weddings we are told) and all the guests got to mingle in warm surroundings.”

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The bridal party headed off in gorgeous horse and carriages to the snowy landscape for pictures. Alex recalls “The horses threatened to bolt – they were so cold and they just wanted to get moving. The bridal celebration had to get into the carts in a hurry otherwise the horses would have taken off without having us.”

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Of their photographer, Alex says “Claire Morgan is a quite talented photographer and captured our day perfectly. She managed to get shots of all our guests laughing and obtaining a great time and genuinely showed what an intimate affair the day was. She captured each and every moment in beautiful candor and integrated the landscape of the standard Austrian village into the pictures. Claire was a true skilled and actually listened to our story and the kind of photographs we wanted.”

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The wedding has such a community spirit. Alex explains “All guests had to travel a excellent distance to attend the wedding, coming from Hong Kong, Australia, UK, Germany, and Switzerland. It was a excellent celebration and was also a reunion of sorts, numerous people not obtaining seen each and every other in some time.”

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Alex changed into a Carla Zampatti silk organza strapless dress for the reception.

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Guests stayed and the reception was held at the Erzherzog Johann Hotel and Spa. The newlyweds chose the venue for it’s distinctive Austrian feel.
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Alex describes the wedding as “National Lampoon’s European Wedding.”

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The hotel created the classic wedding cakes and had them created by a neighborhood baker.

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A single of Alex’s fondest memories is of her brother’s speech. She explains, “My brother tried to use the airtime he was provided for his speech to embarrass his sister by talking about previous boyfriends, but failed when midway he appeared to grow to be genuinely emotional about the day – being emotional, but alone getting lost for words, is a extremely rare sight in his situation.”

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Congratulations Alex and Phillipe! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Claire Morgan Photography for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: Claire Morgan Photography / Reception Venue: Hotel Erzherzog Johann / Bride’s Dress: Bride&#039s Aunty / Bride’s Shoes: Enzo Angiolini / Bride’s Reception Dress: Carla Zampatti / Groom’s Attire: Phillipe Perzi / Groom’s Shoes: Church Footwear / Hairstylist: Buttinger Friseur / Flowers & Decor: Rita Reischenboeck

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Photographer: Claire Morgan Photography / Reception Venue: Hotel Erzherzog Johann / Bride’s Dress: Bride&#039s Aunty / Bride’s Shoes: Enzo Angiolini / Bride’s Reception Dress: Carla Zampatti / Groom’s Attire: Phillipe Perzi / Groom’s Shoes: Church Footwear / Hairstylist: Buttinger Friseur / Flowers & Decor: Rita Reischenboeck

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