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A Beautiful & Classic Wedding In Austria

How beautiful does Sarah look in her classic wedding dress by Ivory & Co? Phillip wore a traditional Austrian wedding suit from Gossi in Salzburg

There is just something so fresh and pretty about Sarah and Phillip’s classic wedding in Austria.

Sarah and Phillip first met at Oxford University and dated for 10 years before getting engaged. After university, they moved to Paris where they worked for several years. ‘We got engaged just before I moved back to the UK for a new job in 2014,’ says Sarah. ‘ Phillip joined me just over a year later’

According to Sarah, Phillip’s proposal was very romantic. He surprised her with a trip to New York in January 2014, it was Sarah’s first time visiting the city. ‘After a day of sight seeing, we went for a stroll in the park,’ Sarah explains. ‘He got down on one knee and took a ring out of his pocket. It was an amazing engagement and we have very happy memories of the trip. He had planned everything, booked the flights and hotel, found the ring and I had no idea. It was perfect!’

The couple got married on the 29th August 2015 in Salzburg, Austria, where Philip is from. ‘We got married in a beautiful church Aigen in the countryside, just outside the city and celebrated at the Schloss Leopoldskron, a castle (featured in the Sound of Music) next to a lake and gardens with a backdrop of mountains,’ says Sarah. They had their civil ceremony the previous day on the 28th August 2015 in the Mirabell Palace, the Town hall in the centre of Salzburg.

When it came to her wedding dress, Sarah had a general idea of the kind of dress she wanted, but couldn’t find anything. She eventually found what she was looking for at a wedding fair in London when she met the designer Sarah Bussey from Ivory & Co. ‘Sarah let me know that I could create a bespoke dress, which was the perfect option as I could design exactly what I wanted and have a unique dress,’ explains Sarah.’I visited her studio near Worcester a couple of times to design the dress and have my fittings – it was a silk chiffon full length skirt with a small train, a sweetheart bodice with French lace overlay up to the neckline.’

Sarah and Phillip did not have a wedding planner and did everything themselves. ‘Looking back, we are amazed how we managed it all during a year when we both moved to London, and started new jobs,’ says Sarah. ‘We also had a lot of fantastic support from all our family and friends who helped us to find local suppliers and finalise details for the day like wrapping the wedding favours.’

Sarah and Phillip’s beautiful and classic wedding was photographed by Marie & Michael Photography. ‘One of our best decisions was choosing our wedding photographers,’ explains Sarah. ‘They were there for the two days, from the beginning to the end. They were wonderful and we enjoyed having them there so much.’

A beautiful and classic wedding to inspire you

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How beautiful does Sarah look in her classic wedding dress by Ivory & Co? Phillip wore a traditional Austrian wedding suit from Gossi in Salzburg.

classic wedding

The couple’s florist was a family friend from a local florist Blumentreff in Salzburg. ‘I had a beautiful summer bouquet and our flower girls wore pretty flower crowns,’ says Sarah.

wedding hair

Sarah’s wedding hair and make up was done by a good friend of theirs, Christoph Gambeck, who is based in Munich. ‘He was wonderful and took care of me throughout the day,’ says Sarah.

black and white wedding photo

A stunning black and white photograph of Sarah.

coast bridesmaid

Sarah’s bridesmaids wore very pretty pink dresses from Coast.

wedding vows

Sarah and Phillip exchanging wedding vows.

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The happy couple now married!

wedding confetti

Sarah and Phillip being showered by wedding confetti by family and friends.

wedding bus

How gorgeous does this wedding red bus look?

wedding reception

As the couple had such amazing weather on the day, they had their reception outside in the Schloss gardens next to the lake. They broke with tradition and cut the cake at the start of the reception. Sarah and Phillip served their favourite French Pierre Hermé macarons with the cake as a little reminder of Paris.

wedding cake

Sarah really wanted a classic English tiered wedding cake, and found a local wedding cake designer Andrea Streitweiser from Cake Couture. She trained in the UK so knew exactly what Sarah wanted.

wedding dancing

A fabulous photograph of Sarah and Phillip dancing.

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A dreamy wedding photograph of Sarah and Phillip.

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  1. OHHHH Sarah looks absolutely mesmerizing; I am so inspired by this wedding. Beautiful colours!

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