From California USA to Salzburg Austria – KAREN & JOSHUA
By far one of the most emotional and happy elopements we have ever had the pleasure to plan and design – Karen and Josh came all the way from California, to tie the knot in beautiful Austria, during their European vacation. They immediately fell in love with the amazing views of lakes and mountains at the Fuschl castle, very close to Salzburg, right in the Austrian Alps.
Mid July, the sun was shining in the turquoise waters of the lake and Karen’s blue eyes were sparkling. Their laughter filled the entire hotel with the best vibes ever. We arranged their legal ceremony on a private terrace facing the lake and mountains, followed by some bubbles and romantic photos by the very talented Katka Koncal. They also had their private five star dinner in their very own private gazebo on the lake shore, decorated with rich greenery and white flowers – it was just like stepping into a magical land…
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 Fuschl 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
Vendor Dream Team
Photography Katka Koncal | Wedding planning, design and coordination High Emotion Weddings | Wedding venue and catering Schloss Fuschl | Flowers Blumen Brandstätter | Wedding dress Anthropology | Make-up & Hair Sabina Rettenbacher