In the past weeks some of you asked me for a picture of my wedding. I wasn’t sure if I really want to share this very private moment but since my marriage is the thing I am the most proud of in my life I decided to post at least one picture.
We got married last year on a very hot and sunny day. It could have been any other day because I married the love of my life. It was important for both of us to marry in church as we both believe in god and try to live with a certain set of values.
So we celebrated this moment at the church of the Belvedere in Vienna and hosted a lavish banquet at the Hotel Imperial in the evening. The day itself was very nice and beautiful but it was JUST the beginning of a lifetime romance. That is at least, what we want to believe. Against all odds.
We are very much aware of the fact that just very few people think like us. And that’s the point. Like US. We are a team. No matter what. In good times and in bad.
What I learned:
+ You don’t lose weight as a hectic bride. You gain weight.
+ Marrying in church is so much MORE effort than just a civil wedding
+…. that’s why you learn much MORE about yourself, your partner, parents and friends
+ Hollywood takes the inspiration from real happenings. Now I know.
+ No matter how big your budget is, add 50%. Full stop.
+ There is NOBODY doing Peggy Porschen wedding cakes in Austria. NOBODY.
+ Don’t choose your gown in the evening (just) for the looks. Can you dance in it (mine was too long and I stepped on it all the time)?
+ The flowers are MUCH more expensive than you would ever imagine, trust me.
* Don’t go for Stephanotis. They are very unpredictable.
+ A blowdry can take MUCH longer than you would expect it. About 3 hours. In my salon at least.
+ I was so stressed out that I didn’t even realize that my highlights were terribly done 2 days before the wedding. They were partly WHITE. I just saw it on the pictures.
+ Get a Make Up artist. I did the make up myself as I wanted to walk down the aisle as natural as possible. I hardly put any make up on at all. Big mistake.
+ Buying a weddings dress is a big challenge. You have to start the process RIGHT after the engagement as it takes at least 6 months.
+ Make a LOT of pictures as you will forget the most.
+ Cry , it is OK.
+ Get a good priest who knows you well. Or give him the chance to get to know you.
+ Book the honeymoon on a remote island, you will need it.