Photo Wedding @ Vienna * 憧れの街ウィーンでフォトウェディング

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I was determined to visit to Vienna for my honeymoon since I was a child.


One of the reasons why I wanted to visit Vienna was for sepia coloured classical scenery with historic buildings. For my honeymoon, I was super lucky to take part in the photo wedding in Vienna, with talented photographer Elena. Having photos taken with such an amazing backdrop made me feel like I was becoming a film star lol


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I contacted Elena through her website in advance to check her availability and to tell her the kinds of photos I would like to get in Vienna. She was very friendly and helpful.


I decided to work with Elena individually, without any help from a coordination company. There are lots of packaged photo wedding services available, especially targeting Asian (Japanese) couples. However, they are more likely to be over priced and the skill of the photographers in these packages are not guaranteed.


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In the end, it was a great decision that I searched for my favourite photographer working in Vienna, using Instagram and Pinterest. I would say, Elena is one of the best you can  find in Vienna.


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In hindsight, what you need to be responsible for when not using the coordinator is that you need to prepare your own costume, hair, make up and flowers.


For my wedding dress, I brought my own dress purchased in Japan. Dress shop Kind offers good quality dresses at affordable prices. Also, they are good at customised dress design service.
(To bring your dress on the flight, I would advise you to get in touch with the Airline. JAL and Finnair were very supportive.)


My self set hair and make up were a mess! But it was not really a problem when I checked the photos later on.



For flowers, I had help from Elena for flower shops that are open on Sunday.  It is a good idea to bring a ribbon to make your self prepared bouquet look even better!



On the day of the photo shoot, unfortunately it was raining heavily. However we were still able to take some lovely photos and Elena was kind enough to offer us another day free of charge.


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Also, the photos we took while we were waiting for the rain to ease off a bit really captured the moment. I loved it. Every cloud has a silver lining!


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Elena was very helpful and supportive for suggesting to us good poses for the photos, encouraging us to talk to each other to create a more fun atmosphere.



All the photos taken in Elena’s photo shoot became one of our all time favourites.


We would love to come back to Vienna, maybe for another anniversary… let’s say 20th? and hoping to do this one more time!


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Elena Azzalini

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