Easy Wildflower Wedding at the Stadtflucht Bergmühle

Simple vases with flowers from nearby fields and wild growing shrubs are perfect to create an easy relaxed atmosphere. The wildflower wedding at Stadtflucht Bergmühle also boasted glorious weather, divine food and love in the air. In these days, when we all crave togetherness and ease of flow, the gentle slope and lake are the real bonus of this place.

Flowers are an important factor of any sustainable wedding. Exotic flowers transported from relatively far away can result in a higher level of CO2 emissions. And the use of potentially harmful chemical fertilisers can pollute the soil. While that might come as a bit of a surprise, please don’t worry, because we got you covered!
Just follow our quick guide to seasonal flowers below.

Quick guide to seasonal flowers for your wedding decor at the Stadtflucht

The wedding season at the Stadtflucht starts from early spring. While it may be a little cold, still, Tulips are starting to show their beautifully coloured heads. Commonly seen in blue, Hyacinths have a lovely scent and are a beautiful addition for wedding florals. Evergreens, like Eucalyptus and Baby’s Breath all begin to appear now, too.

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By March/April my personal favourites, Ranunculi, and Freesias broaden the palette of flowers available as well as the colours you can use. Some of the flowers couples can use for their wedding at Stadtflucht Bergmühle Floral Designs at this time of year are our Roses, Hydrangeas, Coneflowers and Chrysanthemums. For weddings around Easter, daffodils are often used and create a happy vibe here.

May and June see another favourite – not only of mine – come into bloom. The Peony Rose with her gentle, sweet smell, luscious blossoms and gorgeous colours is the star for our bridal arch and bridal bouquets. Magnificent Gladiolas and Hydrangea Shrubs brighten up the Stadtflucht Bergmühle from July.

Sunflower arrangements make stunning table centrepieces and are perfect for weddings in August/September. The greek word for ‘Star’ gave the Aster her name and this hardy flower with gorgeous blooms lends colour to a wedding design, when other flowers fade.

For October and November weddings the pretty Gerbera daisy and some types of Hydrangeas work well and create a warm autumny feel at your event. As do Chrysanthemums who are available in a wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes. We also love to use Goldenrods and Daisies that grow naturally at the location.

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5 Ways How to Guarantee Awesome Wedding Music Entertainment

The biggest news about wedding music entertainment, we have to say, is that there is actual news about wedding music entertainment. Though still uncertain, we use this upturn to update you on the trends, shifts and adjustments of the Austrian wedding event and entertainment industry. A longing to connect with people and sharing a physical space again has led to changes in wedding event concepts.

A survey by MICA, the Austrian professional society for music artists in Austria shows this trend very well. While there currently is a certain “run” on digital replacement formats, it can be difficult to transfer weddings and other events to the digital world in a satisfactory way. If so, then perhaps more as a symbolic act since many events depend on guests sharing a physical space with each other and thus also a sensual experience.

DJs never grow old

DJs are artists but are not officially recognized as such. Austrian DJs during COVID-19 lockdown(s) made the move to unite and forge a trade union to combat professional issues such as these, made even more apparent by the pandemic. One DJ who has been active since the 90s is ELECTRIC INDIGO aka Susanne Kirchmayr. The DJ work comes in various forms. While in the Club scene the term DJ refers to an artist using tracks to mix sounds – often live – on stage, this is different for e.g. weddings. Here, the style is selected by the couple, for instance Jazz, or Pop or Rock’n Roll. As a wedding planner I have trusted and tried DJs I would use again and again. Alternatively, there are countless websites offering DJ services, such as Rent-a-DJ or Eventzone.

DJ live acts – mixing musical genres successfully

A very cool way of elaborating on the whole DJ idea, and particularly interesting if you really love the live music feel, are DJ live acts. It’s really fun to combine a Saxophonist or Percussions and/or Vocals with the beat produced by the DJ. No one will be able to resist the pull to the dance floor!

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Think Soloists for wedding music that feels intimate

Pintimate weddings – referring to a cross-over between personal and intimate weddings – took place more and more often even before the pandemic hit. And this has now become a firm trend and favorite with couples all over the world. Setting the scene musically often works best with a solo act, such as a beautiful vocal artist or violinist. We love the personality, spirit and sheer musical prowess of the Irish soloist Karen Murray, who, luckily, decided to stay in Austria. Listen to her rendition of ‘Danny boy‘ from 7′:55” approx. if you want. But for a melody, that you may have not heard yet and that will surely bring tears to your eyes, go to 14’:30”!

Karen Murray (Violin), Edwin Vanecek (Cello) ©Karen Murray, Vienna

Live Bands – read about the new darlings of the Austrian musical entertainment scene

The Austrian live music scene has everything on offer, from laid back sounds like the Indierockband ‘Banki Moon‘ to lively Bluegrass with ‘Nugget‘ or Schrammelmusik by ‘SchrammelBach‘. The talents at Music Austria have put together a vast database of Austrian music artists and provide listening examples for most of their listings.

Feel good song ‘Summer’ by Banki Moon ©Banki Moon

Collaborate on a playlist

And what if you are not into live-music, don’t want to deal with potential drama of anyone falling ill or coming late or YOU being late and then the band having to leave. Well, now there is a really easy answer and one that on top of it, allows you to invite anyone you want to collaborate and add their favorites to the list – SPOTIFY.

Yes, you got this right, if you want to have a truly diverse range of songs that is sure to make your guests head for the dance floor, it’s a collaborative public playlist. A really nice explanation, including do’s and don’ts and upsides and downsides can be found here.

Big but small – is that even possible?

What if – I want those intimate wedding venues for 2 but in a really grand location?

Today, I want to look into something, every couple that wants to plan their wedding, will go through, at some point. It’s the “I’d like this but not like that” moment, when it’s hard to put a finger on exactly what I have in mind for the perfect day.
What if – I long for a big venue but don’t want to sell my left kidney to make it happen?
What if – I want a string quartet yet a party where me and my guests dance all night?

Big but small – it doesn’t really sound like that is possible. And to be honest, no one, absolutely nobody, can create miracles, as much as we’d all like to sell you one :). But fear not! Here at Wolkenkuckuck we have found some solid solutions. We will give you the tools to get what you want. So let’s start with the last of the three conundrums mentioned earlier: You want a look at intimate wedding venues for 2 in a really grand location.

This is a question I get quite often asked by couples. So please remember, you are absolutely not alone with this. Now, let’s say you are contemplating a destination wedding in Austria. You are on our site, so that means, you probably are. Chances are you going to come across these classic locations first:

Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Mirabell Palace and Castle Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Melk Abbey in Lower Austria and Hallstatt in Tyrol.

The first hurdle for all of these Austrian dream locations will be to overcome the crowds. In a “normal” year, large hoards of tourists roll over each of them, almost(!) constantly. But here is the thing, all of them can be booked outside opening times. The obvious exception is Hallstatt in Tyrol. Belvedere palace even offers exclusive guided tours. A photo opp in front of The Kiss, the famous masterpiece of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt is a must. This is particularly sweet for an engagement proposal, too!

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© Gustav Klimt (public domain) via Wikimedia Commons

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You can request a photo permission directly from the Belvedere palace to take pictures in front of The Kiss when you purchase tickets for the exhibition. While you will visit the palace during busy opening hours this is more than offset by the fact that since you purchased tickets to go see an exhibition, your partner will never see the proposal coming!

Royal Splendour for your wedding in Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Palace

Royal fans couples may delight over a new attraction in Vienna – the Schönbrunn Palace Grand Suite. Couples can rent the 167 m2 Grand Suite from €599,- per Person per night. The suite is directly located in the east wing of the royal residence .

In Schönbrunn, it’s easy to get carried away by all the grandeur. While the gentle quiet surroundings of the Orangerie gardens provide a welcome relief from the crowds, the hedges and rows of beautiful flowers create a stunning counterbalance to the lavish architecture around you.

Schloss Schönbrunn Grand Suite: Übernachten Sie im Schloss in Wien

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Wedding packages in Schönbrunn Palace include a new and affordable outdoor option in their Orangerie gardens. This offers an intimate setting during the summer months (bad weather option available at no extra charge). Empress Maria Theresia favoured this area of her palace grounds. The grand Orangerie used to house a large collection of exquisite fruit trees.

It is easy to fall in love with Austrian wedding locations and I am sure that you will find what you need. For now, this is enough information to digest, I would say. Why don’t you sit back and relax for a moment, with a glass of wine, bubbly or a nice hot cup of coffee or tea and think about what it is exactly, that would make all the difference to you at your wedding.

Next time I will be in Schloss Leopoldskron and will bring you information such as maximum and minimum numbers, special deals and unique opportunities. Until then, Take care and stay safe!

Zwei praktische Tisch-Deko Styles für eine gelungene Gartenparty

Heute gebe ich euch ein paar praktische Tips für Tischdekorationen, die sich leicht umsetzen lassen, und nicht die Welt kosten. Mein Auftrag lautete, die Tischdekoration für zwei Geburtstagskinder zu entwerfen. Ausgangspunkt und Inspiration waren in diesem Fall die jeweiligen Torten, die sich die jungen Männer gewünscht hatten: Erdbeertorte einerseits und 25 unterschiedliche Törtchen andererseits, gemeinsam angerichtet.

Für meine Tischelement-Designs liebe ich besonders alles was glitzert. Übersetzt heißt das, Kristallgläser, -luster, -kerzenleuchter, -schalen, -vasen, … gut, ihr versteht, worauf ich hinaus will. Überraschenderweise lassen sich die guten Stücke nämlich wunderbar mit allen möglichen Stilrichtungen kombinieren, besonders Boho, Traditionell und Modern, aber auch Rustikal und Farmhouse und sogar Industrial werden mit Kristall auf einfache Weise chic.

Der nächste Schritt zur erfolgreichen Tischdekoration ist, für welche Basis ihr euch entscheidet, also, ob Tisch, Theke, oder ähnliches; Holz wirkt dabei anders als Rattan oder Glas. Damit kommen wir zum wichtigsten Dekoelement überhaupt: Farben und Farbkombinationen. Weil über dieses Thema nicht genug geschrieben werden kann, haben wir in den Artikeln Hochzeitsinspiration, Frühlingsfarben 2021 und Blumendekor kann so aufregend sein verschiedene Farbkombinationen vorgestellt. Hier holt ihr euch Inspiration und findet rasch eure Lieblingsfarben für eure perfekte Hochzeit.

Ich würde euch raten, Tischdekoration als Bild zu betrachten; ist der Tisch dabei der Canvas dann sind Blumen, Grünschnitt und Vasen die Farben, die ihr mit mal breiten, mal zarten Pinselstrichen auftragen könnt. Wie ihr schon an den Bildern gesehen habt, wirken die Designs vollkommen unterschiedlich, weil die Basis einmal weißer Rattan und das andere Mal aus Holz in einem sehr warmen dunklen Braun besteht.

Erdbeertorten-Tischdekoration

Die Elemente dieses Tischdesigns sind: sehr viel weiß – hier wunderbare Rosen und Röschen; starke rote Akzente durch traumhafte rote Rosen. Sie bekommen durch die grafisch-getupfte blau-weiß Akzente eine moderne Note. Sonnengelb sorgt für ein bisschen mehr Pep – und ist außerdem gut für die Seele 🙂


Schokotörtchen-Tischdeko

©Wolkenkuckuck

Jetzt könnt ihr schön sehen, wie sich die Kristallelemente leicht an einen neuen völlig anderen Stil anpassen. Ausgehend von den Schokoladentörtchen habe ich mich für Elemente aus Gold, Grün und tiefem Burgund-Rot entschieden. Sie geben dem dunklen Holz des Tisches etwas Luxuriöses, Schweres, wie Schokolade eben!


Spring colours 2021 you definitely want for your wedding!

From glistening silver to a hint of mint.

It’s true, winter has just arrived and gloves, hats and scarves are our every day best friend, still – Wolkenkuckuck is about to give you something to look forward to! As you research and prepare for what is going to be a very, if not the most spectacular day of your live, you will come across one trend this spring: color.

As you work hard to set the scene both at your ceremony and celebration venue, you will be able to sport these fantastic color trends. Here are some of the inspiring creations from the Austrian Florist-Guru, Andreas Bamesberger and his brand Zweigstelle to whet your appetite and get those creative juices flowing.

Silver and white – cool purity

As promised, look for color inspiration, when designing your wedding. It will help with those hard decisions, when choosing your partner’s attire as well as your own and can guide others, too. Our color suggestions are created with Color Adobe. This is something you may want to try – just pick some of your favourite pictures and you are good to go.

Orange and Black – energetic, sophisticated enthusiasm

Mint – nature, peace and prosperity

Andreas Bamesberger holds workshops to talk about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to creating your very own flower arrangement. You feel like creating your own bridal bouquet? – Why not, everything is possible, when it is possible again. Next appointments for Andreas’ workshops will be announced on his website, as soon as the Corona-measures allow.

Check out the website or contact the Zweigstelle via a short email atelier@zweigstelle.com, to find out the topics for upcoming workshops.

Fakten

Zweigstelle Atelier
Porzellangasse 4, 1090 Wien
T: +43 1 315 66 98
atelier@zweigstelle.com
Opening hours (may differ, due to Corona):
Mo-Fr: 09-18 Uhr
Sa: 10-17 Uhr

Zweigstelle Boutique
Bauernmarkt 9, 1010 Wien
T: +43 664 9645 334
boutique@zweigstelle.com
Opening hours (may differ, due to Corona):
Mo-Fr: 10-18 Uhr
Sa: 10-18 Uhr