#chooseirene

I found Irene online through a google search and was quickly impressed with her refined style and website. I emailed her and she promptly followed up to secure us as clients. I had soooo many questions and Irene answered them right away. She took charge and helped set expectations for the months to come. I always thought I was organized, until I met Irene. She is SO prepared, so careful, considerate and thoughtful. I can’t imagine having anyone else to work with.

I thought that planning a wedding in Austria while living in Canada would be tough, but Irene made it seem effortless. I felt so stress free leading up to the day, and even on the day of Irene took care of everything so that I didn’t have to worry. I put all of my trust in Irene and it was totally worth it. All of the elements of our wedding came together perfectly. From the location, to the ceremony, to the beautifully designed dinner table. She added extra elements to our wedding to make it even more magical, like a gin bar, fans for the ceremony and cute ribbon wrapped boxes for our favours. She even helped us plan activities the day before and after our wedding.
I should also note that her taste is high quality so you can expect to only get the best recommendations, products and experiences (e.g I had the best manicure ever thanks to her). If you’re worried about planning a wedding while not having a hair/makeup trial, food tasting or venue visit in advance don’t sweat it. Irene doesn’t miss a beat and has options, summaries and pictures ready to inform your decisions.

Our guests were so impressed by how well our 3 day wedding adventure went they have already made referrals to family and friends back home. We are still getting messages from them telling us how unforgettable our wedding trip was...I just keep saying “it’s all thanks to Irene!”. Who picked this restaurant? Irene! Who booked these comfy coach buses? Irene! Where did you find these wine glasses? Irene!

I cannot stress to you enough, CHOOSE IRENE and her team to plan your wedding. You will not be disappointed. Her service is of exceptional quality!! We love you Irene & High Emotion Weddings! Thank you so much for making our dream wedding a reality.
— Megan & Fraser | from Kitchener, Canada
Wedding Thank you!
Our wedding day was AMAZING! We are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude for all that Irene and Mihai did to make OUR DAY so special! They are a wonderful team who gave us more than we could have imagined!

Here’s our story....
I was engaged! It was time to plan
the wedding. Josh and I wanted to enjoy this experience. We wanted our wedding day to be all about us! It was clear we were eloping! We knew we were going to be traveling in Europe for the honeymoon but we didn’t know the exact destination we were going to get married . I needed help!
I found Irene quite quickly in my search for wedding planners in Europe. She has this elegance that you can see in every wedding she has done. Its hard to find that level of consistency. I had to know more about her and if she was available for us. I quickly sent an email. Irene promptly replied and answered all my questions. Securing her as our wedding planner was an easy decision. We are in California and planning a wedding in another country comes with challenges. Irene and Mihai helped us find the country that we could have a legal ceremony without to many restrictions. Within Austria they helped us find the perfect location based on how we envisioned our wedding day. They helped us navigate the legal paperwork like rockstars because it’s confusing. This awesome duo then helped us find fantastic vendors to pull the details of the day together. We choose the Schloss Fuschel Hotel for our Wedding location. It’s beautiful and we could escape into our own world for a few days where we could be spoiled. Irene and Mihai helped us with every detail from reserving our room to the ceremony and dinner location at the hotel. The make up artist, the salon blow out, the nail appointment, the massages, the champagne, the five course dinner, the wedding cake, all of the beautiful flowers, the amazing Katka Koncal and her husband, Daniel, for the stunning photography ......absolutely everything that we needed they helped coordinate. Ultimately we could not have had a better experience and we couldn’t say enough nice things about these two wonderful people.
— Karen & Josh | from California, USA
I cannot express in words what today meant for us.

You really have been going out of your way to make this moment truly a night to remember. Vienna has now become one of our top memories and it really comes down to your amazing knowledge, experience and taste that made this happen.

Let me start with the music: I am very critical. I really am. I was concerned about the performance, as this was the part that I really would remember the most and as we were also shooting videos, it just had to be perfect. And it was.

I really could not have wished for anything better than this. The way how the songs were converted into their own versions, how Pete would came across with his amazing voice and all the musicians really played just beautifully their part. It was stunning

The location was just the right fit for us. Though on the Sacher Hotel Website the Marmor Room looks way bigger, it really had the perfect size. It was cozy, beautifully arranged and warm. The option to open and close the wall was also perfect. The food and service were top notch. Simply: Excellence at its best.

The Mr. Poppins Team was super helpful. Really, it meant the world to not have to entertain our kids during the important moments and they were always there to assist: They actually managed entertainment in a way we may not even have been able to do – and on top they had to overcome a language barrier. They have our full respect.

Lastly: the “Conductoress” : I am just soooo glad and happy that you were able to accept our event and that you played it so nice and well. I can see the hours of preparation, the planning as well as improvising on the small unforeseen events. Not in the world would I have wanted someone else to plan, manage and execute our event and it has become clear to me now how much of a difference it made to have you aboard.

We would like to thank you again for everything that you have done! Your touch made this moment magical.
— A&S
Dear Irene and Mihai!!!
We are still overwhelmed with our perfect wedding!
And it would not be possible without your help!!!
I cannot find enough words to express how beautiful was everything!
All the guests were just mesmerised by all the beauty! We are still discussing how perfect was everything! :)
That was such a great cooperation with you!
Thank you so much for being so professional and passionate for what you are doing!

We could not even imagine how smooth everything would be! Communication, ideas discussions, organisation.... everything!

And the biggest gratitude is for bringing personal touch for everything you do!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
— Liliia & George | from Ukraine and Romania
Irene is your dream wedding planner. I thought I was organised (being a lawyer) but Irene showed me the true meaning of being organised in her 80+ page detailed wedding schedule!! I did not have to worry about a thing on the wedding day as everything was perfectly planned and all her recommended wedding vendors were tried and tested. In addition she does not take commission from her wedding vendors meaning that she will recommend what is best for you depending on your style and taste. But above all, Irene genuinely has your interests at the centre of everything she does and really just wants to make one of the most important days of your life truly special for you. I trust her whole heartedly and recommend her to anyone wanting an amazingly well organised and stress free wedding day.
— R & C, from Abu Dhabi
I would like to thank Irene for making an intimate and small wedding the biggest event in our lives! Hiring Irene was the best decision I made in the process of planning my wedding. She made being a bride much at ease with her help, advice and support every step of the way. My husband and I traveled from California to Austria for the first time in May 2017 to be married. Irene, as thoughtful as she is, even had a special surprise waiting for us upon arrival to the hotel! We immediately fell in love with Austria and were delighted that we chose to have our wedding there. The architecture, cuisine and culture are incomparable to any other place we have ever been. We could not have picked a more beautiful place to be married or travel with family.

Two days before our wedding I was stuck with food poisoning. This made me a bit anxious before the wedding, but Irene had everything perfectly arranged. Our wedding day turned out better than I had ever anticipated. Irene provided elegance in every detail of the day, from the music to the flowers, even down to the name cards and table linens.

We had a tiny wedding of just immediate family. Part of our wedding day included a photo shoot throughout the city. Irene created a separate plan for our family. Her attentiveness was beyond sincere and greatly appreciated by all of our guests.

I had planned separately a reception style weekend for friends in Italy. My one regret is I did not have Irene help me plan this reception as well. Although the weekend turned out wonderfully, it was missing the stylistically tasteful, chic and romantic atmosphere Irene created on our wedding day. Also a quirky part of our wedding festivities was that I ordered the exact same cake, using the same instructions in Austria and Italy. I must say the results were translated quite differently and Austria was definitely the winner in taste and design.

Thank you Irene for everything- it was truly the most beautiful day of our lives.
— Jessica & Evyatar | from California USA
It’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Irene Gutan for wedding planning.
Irene took the time to understand our needs wishes and requirements and translated these into the best vendors for us to select from. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her. Irene is organized, honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working.
We live in the U.S. and could not have planned our destination wedding without her help. Every minute of our wedding day was perfect thanks to Irene. Any bride would be lucky to have her on the wedding team. Irene is simply the best.
Sincerely,
Britta and Graydon
— Britta & Graydon | from Minnesota, USA
“Perfect” was the chosen song for my surprise proposal and also how I would describe Irene’s team for their wonderful preparations.

My first enquiry with Irene was two months prior to the planned date. Since then, Irene has quickly followed up with several detailed packages to suit my needs. She seems to know a first-timer’s nervous concerns even before the usual questions were asked. Having chosen High Emotion Weddings certainly put my mind at ease. Thanks to Irene’s detailed planning and constant follow-up to my long list of queries, I was able to focus on trip planning and other activities like buying the proposal ring.

The surprise proposal was successful! My girlfriend (now wife) did not suspect anything amiss when she wandered into the beautiful decorated Albertina Rose Salon after a long day of museum hopping. She was quickly overwhelmed by emotions after realizing my true intentions. I would like to thank Irene and her team for masquerading as tourists while waiting for my cue and going the extra mile to record my proposal speech. Together with the breathtaking outdoor photography taken by Ms. Nikol Bodnarova, the day’s emotions will be forever enshrined within our hearts.

I would certainly recommend High Emotion Weddings for their track record of “Yes, I do”.
— YUEN | From Singapore
I arranged my marriage proposal with High Emotion Weddings and from beginning to end everything was perfect. It was impossible to arrange something special for proposal day cause my girlfriend and I came to Vienna from Turkey. So I wrote three organizator to arrange my idea. In my first message, I decided to continue with High Emotion Weddings according to their reply. Cause you can feel how it will work if you choose them. They always keep in touch with you and arrange everything you want really fast. Thank you very much again to be part of our most special day.
— Okan | from Istanbul, Turkey
Dear Irene: Thank you for making our day so seamless, so perfect. You took all the worry and stress of planning a Salzburg wedding (from New York) off our minds and let us focus on what mattered – each other. We are so grateful to have found you! Here’s a photo taken by Shao Hui, the photographer you recommended. He was brilliant and no one could have captured the essence of our day as he did. Again, thank you for the great experience. We know you put your all into these life changing events. Best, Kate and Joe 19.12.15
— Kate & Joe | from New York, USA
Irene was super helpful and planned our special moment to perfection! I was in touch with her for a week beforehand and she was able to respond very quickly and suggest various alternatives which were all really good. She also arranged for a photographer and violinist, both of whom were excellent. I would definitely recommend her.
— Resham & Soham | from London, UK
Irene and her team created the most beautiful wedding weekend for us in Vienna! The weekend included a Friday rehearsal dinner, Saturday Catholic church wedding and palais reception dinner and Sunday brunch on Kahlenberg. Thanks to Irene for her diligent planning, high tech communication and upmost professionalism there was no job too small for her to help us with - from collecting responses from worldwide guests to sourcing the groomsmen’ ties, nothing was overlooked.

Our guests mostly came from London and Vienna but also from China and the rest of the world - they all echoed the same sentiments of what an amazingl wedding it was! There were times on my wedding day when I looked around and thought, ‘I can’t believe this is MY wedding!’, so breathtakingly beautiful, I could not have dream of more! I’m certain she’s the best international wedding planner in Vienna.
— Jenny & Dan | from London UK
If I could do it all again, I wouldn’t change a thing! - we selected Irene and Mihai based on the fantastic reviews- and let me tell you they did NOT disappoint! They both arranged 3 parties for us. Rehearsal dinner, a cocktail party and the wedding. The attention to detail on everything was just totally worth it! My husband and I did actually very little throughout the processs- so we really had no idea how anything would turn out. Well. It was better then I could have imagined. Irene did a lot of the picking and choosing herself ( great taste!!) and everything was just so well taken care of. If you are looking for a wedding planner Irene is just amazing - listen to her advice too! I learned she is always right about everything!! Throughout the process Mihai and Irene were at the helm of the ship, and they just did a brilliant job. All of our guests were thrilled, and we had the most beautiful wedding. Like a fairytale! Thank you so much HIGH EMOTION WEDDINGS!!!!!
— Karina & Stefan | from Canada and The Netherlands
I decided to propose at the start of 2017. Due to my extremely tight schedule, I first sourced for the proposal ring to have it on standby. I did think of a few occasions to propose, but concluded that the best would be during our trip to Europe. Prague was my top choice given my love for beautiful historical architecture. My sister, Jane, then went online to source for a proposal planner in Prague, so we could have our plans executed while we were in Singapore without Constance’s suspicion.

That was how we found Irene from High Emotion Weddings. Irene and her team are amazing and highly efficient planners. I shared my proposal idea with Irene via an email and immediately, her team sprung to work and they started proposing various locations for the proposal. We eventually decided on the grand and royal Lobkowicz Palace, where Irene blocked off an entire room in the museum to set up for my proposal. She even helped engage the florist, Henna, to spruce up the room with 1000 roses, a classical band and 3 singers. And most importantly, Irene arranged for both a videographer and photographer to capture this very special moment. The photos and video are amazing. We even set up a Skype Video Call with Constance’s family in Singapore, so that they can witness the entire proposal live. The proposal was a huge surprise for Constance and definitely a huge success for us.

The entire planning by High Emotion Wedding was immaculate, and the only thing needed from me was to make decisions of the various choices presented to me by the team.
— Constance & Ken | from Singapore
I cannot say enough about Irene and the team she created specifically for us. My husband and I had no idea what to expect from an elopement to another country, but Irene made us feel so comfortable and relaxed, and everything turned out absolutely perfect! She listened to everything we had to say and completely understood our concept and what we were wanting. She connected us to vendors that were above and beyond anything we would ever imagine. Her attention to detail was incredible. Thanks to Irene, our wedding was an absolute fairytale.
— Courtney & Dusty | from Tennessee USA
Coming from Australia, we had planned a holiday in Europe then had the brilliant idea to get married whilst away, just the two of us, uncomplicated and private. Vienna seemed the perfect location.
We chose High Emotions and were delighted with the result. Organising a wedding from half a world away was always a challenge for a couple of perfectionists but Irene and Mihai had the contacts and put together a perfectly wonderful day. We followed her guidance and were not disappointed, from choice of hotel, a truly spectacular venue to involving such lovely people and a truly wonderful occasion.
— TWIGGY & MATT | from Broome Australia
Irene and her team did a phenomenal job planning and executing our perfect day. I traveled to Vienna in February of 2015 to meet with Irene, she had two full days lined up of appointments with venues and entertainment options. Her follow up was excellent post visit with organized, regularly scheduled calls to ensure everything was on track. She thought of the things you often forget and helped us with every detail. The wedding in May exceeded all expectations and I would highly recommend her company for any wedding/event. She was awesome.
— Alex & Peter | From Toronto, Canada
We planned to have a little wedding - just a day for two of us!
So, at first we tried to organize our little elopement wedding by ourselves, but after a few months we realized that organizing a wedding by our selves in another country is quite hard and too time consuming. Especially if you do not have any connections, contacts of the vendors and so on. So we decided to start our hunt for a wedding planner knowing three things: planning even a wedding for two is a lot of work; we both had really busy work schedules and we wanted our day to be well coordinated and stress free. Then we started to search wedding planners in Vienna and found Irene.

This was our best decisions - communication with Irene was always smooth and friendly. Irene made the entire process so easy and stress-free for us. During our meetings, she seemed to know exactly what we were looking for without trying too hard and our day was beautiful because of her help. She listened all our wishes and made them happen :)
Every now and then she ran down a checklist to be sure we hadn’t overlooked anything and made also suggestions on any decisions we still needed to make. 
All the coordination on our big day was flawless, the wedding venue, the cake and the flowers…everything was beautiful. Also the make-up artist that Irene suggested was beyond of all the expectations. She was very helpful to get everything for the big day coordinated!

It really takes a special type of person to make other people’s dreams & visions to come true :). Thank you for making it happen :)!
— Liis & Mart | From Estonia
… thank you for the wonderful day we had in Wien. It was perfect! (…) We really enjoyed the time spent in Wien and posing as Sissi and Franz.(…) Thanks for making this a once in a lifetime experience! All the best, Inge (A.K.A. Sisi) & Nico (Franzie)
— INGE & NICO | From Antwerp, Belgium