FAIRYTALE WEDDING

A few years ago, an opportunity came my way which involved designing stationery for a high baroque shoot at the Palais Liechtenstein in the heart of the wintery City of Vienna in Austria. This involved working alongside London-based, international event planners La Fête. Since 2018 Charlotte Ricard-Quesada and her team have been thinking outside the box to produce once-in-a-lifetime experiences. In addition, their projects are entirely unique to each client, from large traditional weddings to intimate events and corporate parties. So, it was an exciting experience to pull together an entirely bespoke wedding invitation collection that included pastel coloured save the dates and invites with an ornate gold foil design.

Art direction by La Fête
Images by Jessica Rieke 

FAIRYTALE WEDDING

A few years ago, an opportunity came my way which involved designing stationery for a high baroque shoot at the Palais Liechtenstein in the heart of the wintery City of Vienna in Austria. This involved working alongside London-based, international event planners La Fête. Since 2018 Charlotte Ricard-Quesada and her team have been thinking outside the box to produce once-in-a-lifetime experiences. In addition, their projects are entirely unique to each client, from large traditional weddings to intimate events and corporate parties. So, it was an exciting experience to pull together an entirely bespoke wedding invitation collection that included pastel coloured save the dates and invites with an ornate gold foil design.

Art direction by La Fête
Images by Jessica Rieke

 

inspiration

La Fête showcased its capabilities and attention to detail – coordinating an elaborate showpiece in a cold European destination. Layers of sumptuous elegance and luxurious detail from every artisan. Therefore the gold and ornate charm, created the perfect dreamy palace setting for a fairytale wedding. The Austrian palace was renovated in 2013 and is as authentic as it was over four centuries before.

The decadence of the Romanov dynasty, which ruled Russia, particularly in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, was the inspiration for the styled inspiration piece. Fascinated by the imperial family, it was because of this that Charlotte Ricard-Quesada was able to bring together suppliers to create a beautiful aesthetic with detail, and wealth to a one-of-a-kind wedding shoot. 

Thanks you so much for everything you did for us, it all looked absolutely stunning!

Vicky and James

on the day

La Fête showcased their attention to detail by coordinating an elaborate showpiece in a cold European destination. Layers of sumptuous elegance and luxurious detail for an artisan wedding. Nothing less than a dream palace, set amongst a lavish backdrop of golden ornate decor. In 2013, the Liechtenstein City Palace was renovated and its awe-inspiring features are still as authentic today as they were over four centuries before.

Fascinated by the imperial family, Charlotte directed a beautiful aesthetic. The decadence of the Romanov dynasty, which presided over Russia, particularly in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, was the influence on the aesthetic. It is said to be the first major building of the High Baroque age in Vienna.

The magnificent ensemble of Baroque stucco ceilings, opulent neo-Rococo interiors, and original furnishings were complemented by Michael Thonet’s fine parquet flooring.

A palette of pastel candy hues was blended with gold. The wedding table stationery included guest place cards scripted with swirly calligraphy gouache, painted upon high quality white cotton paper. The torn edges, sprayed with gold metallic paint were a perfect combination. The viburnum, peach blossom garden roses and soft pink cream peonies created a sweet perfume in the air.

The gold foiled stamped wedding invitations and thank you cards are original designs inspired by Royal Vienna Porcelain. Collectible reminiscent of ornaments and dinnerware manufactory during the eighteenth century. Elegance and romance were in abundance for a fairytale wedding in Vienna.

the team

Alma Milcic 

Brides do Good 

Doll’s Blumen

Elizabeths Cake Emporium

Eva Gems & Jewels

George and Irene Wedding Films

Jane Taylor London 

Jessica Rieke

Hansen Kempiniski

La Fête

London Victorian Rings 

Mietmöbel Föhr GmbH

National Theatre Costume Hire 

Oliver Brown 

Palais Liechtenstein

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