A Carefree Vienna Wedding Planned in a Single Afternoon: Marijana & Haris

This simple and intimate wedding in Vienna may not be full of DIY details or a crazy theme, but that doesn’t make it any less Rock n Roll. Marijana & Haris are what make this wedding awesome – and the fact that they did their day, their way!

A simple civil ceremony followed by a cafe reception was the name of the game, as the bride explained, “There was no particular theme to the wedding. We wanted to keep it small and low key and as non-weddingy as possible. We actually managed to plan the whole thing in one afternoon. There was to be no cake, no flowers and no centerpieces.”

“As we were such a small group we decided to order everywhere (four different venues) a la carte. And it worked! Months before the wedding we imagined us tucking in to a big breakfast, afterwards in our nice clothes and having coffee and just chatting. No fuss, no nerves… just all of us dolled up enjoying the sunshine.(Erm…not that it was stress-free mind you. First out invites got lost in the post, then the place we wanted to have dinner at changed management and became an Italian restaurant, so we had to find an alternative. Oh, and my shoes arrived only a day before the wedding. And our guests arrived from five different countries… so plenty of nerves there).”

“I have to admit, I was a bit apprehensive about doing my own hair and make up, but it turned out well in the end”, Marijana continued. “As for my dress… originally it was a beige dress with beaded sash and ruffled neckline, but I got it altered. First we cut the top off, and then I spent one long night cutting off the beads and adding a plain sash to it. The top is a Zara top, altered at the back, that I bought it on sale!”

Utterly love this. Their carefree nature is a bit infectious no? Thank you to the gorgeous couple and their photographer Claire Morgan for sharing.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Claire Morgan Photography
Reception Venue: Cafe Florianihof, Vienna
Bride’s Outfit: Project D (skirt) & Zara (top)
Bride’s Shoes: C.Petula
Bride’s Headpiece: Grevi
Rings: Skrein*
Groom’s Outfit: Ermenegildo Zegna

 

17 comments

  1. vanessa

    Lovely. I really appreciate this because the DIY and theme movements can sometimes add crazy pressure for those of us planning weddings to do something unique and over-the-top. It’s grounding to for once see a wedding with no theme, cake, bling or centerpieces.

  2. Marijana’s smile is absolutely infectious, I feel happy just looking at these gorgeous pictures! And as for her skirt/top combination – just stunning.

  3. I LOVE her outfit – especially the hat and the bag but also her amazing skirt/dress/top combo. I agree with other comments, with all the pressure to DIY or have some fabulous theme, what could be more fabulous than that amazing smile, chilling out with your nearest and dearest and having some beautiful photographs for memories… LOVE IT.

  4. LOVE this! So refreshing! I adore that they did things their way without much fuss and they look so happy! The cafe was a great idea and I love that Marijana’s idea for her dress and she looks amazing!

  5. lisa

    I love the bride’s sunglasses – gorge! Where are they from please??!!! xxxxxxxxxx

  6. This is so gorgeous! They look so happy, the bride looks so beautiful, the groom looks so dapper and it all looks so effortless – ahhhh, enough to bring out the romantic in even the most hardened cynic surely!

  7. Stephanie

    I love everything about this – so joyous and carefree. Exactly what I would do. Oh and I love the understated elegance of her look. Perfect!

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