Destination Wedding in Budapest
Budapest – this gem in Europe has everything you’d wish for your destination wedding
Have you ever walked along the Danube, enjoying the great view at all those awesome buildings that are essential for the atmosphere in Budapest? It just makes you want to have a destination wedding there. Due to Hungary’s history with Austria, the two countries share similar architectural styles. Lovers of the Jugendstil, that is distinctive for both Vienna and Budapest, are lucky to find a lot of imposing buildings waiting to get admired. But many other architectural styles come together and create this extraordinary elegant atmosphere of Budapest. This mix makes the city a perfect destination for your wedding in Europe.
For this destination wedding in Budapest, we let the elegance of the buildings, the movement of the blue Danube and the overall graceful feeling lead the way to the design concept.
Two wedding venues divided by the Danube
For the locations, we decided to shoot at the Fishermen’s Bastion, a building made of white lime stone. It is built on a hill and rises above the Danube river. The ceremony can be held in the beautiful Matthias church nearby. The reception took place in the so called Ice Palace. You would expect a modern building but it is a really glorious estate that looks more like a royal palace and has beautifully rooms that are just perfect for an elegant destination wedding in Budapest. The Ice Palace has a stunning view on a huge lake. The lake is completely frozen in the winter time and is open for people to go ice skating. From the Ice Palace, you can also see the Vajdahunyad Castle.
Hence the two locations each being on other sides of the Danube, we choose a water taxi as a more unique way of transportation for the wedding couple allowing amazing views on the most stunning skyline of Budapest while cruising on the river. It is not a coincidence, that the water taxi by Dunarama luxury speed boat service looks like a traditional Venetian taxi boat. It was built in a shipyard in Venice. This was perfect to pick up on the water motif we followed.
For a destination wedding in Europe, Budapest is a real insider tip. In the comparison to other big cities with great architecture like Vienna, Budapest is less expensive. But it still has everything a couple could wish for.
A blue wedding color scheme to mimic the water’s soft waves
When standing at the riverbanks, the beautiful white lime stone buildings reflect in the soft water. This light and airy feeling was a huge inspiration for the blue color concept of this destination wedding. The main color of this shoot is blue, which we used in different tones, because real water also has so many different nuances of blue. All of these different blues can be found in the groom’s suit, the floristry, the table setting including the dinnerware and in the silk ribbons of the bridal bouquet. White was used as the secondary color referring to the impressive white lime stone buildings, which are also very characteristic of Budapest’s architecture just like the famous Fishermen’s Bastion and the impressive Hungarian Parliament. Small accents were set with silver, to stick with a cooler look.
This blue and white color concept is perfect for spring because of the light and airy colors, which mimic the movement of water and soft spring breezes. At the end of this post, you can find the color palette for this destination wedding. For more inspirational color palettes for spring, you might want to read our post about the most beautiful spring wedding color schemes.
The design of an elegant destination wedding in Budapest
With a blue color concept and an elegant vibe, the table setting also had to reflect our theme. The elegant and light style continues with the white linen table cloth and the light blue linen napkins. Vista Alegre’s Blue Ming tableware collection really fitted into the overall theme of this styled shoot with the lovely blue pattern. We put a lot effort in details and oversee every little detail of the decoration. To match the rim pattern of the dinner plates we chose glasses from the Vista Alegre Splendour crystalware collection.
The stationary is handmade by talented German calligraphy artist Oh Julie. It contains an illustration of the Fishermen’s Bastion, the soft blueish watercolor background looks like flowing water and captures the feeling of the blue Danube.
Photography: Anja Schneemann Photography
Concept + Styling: Magnolias on Silk
Dress: Daalarna Couture
Suit: Lo & Go
Hair/Make-up: Natalia Kudryavceva
Vow Books: Elmo Paperstories
Calligraphy: Oh Julie Kalligraphie und Design
Accessoires: Adieu Mademoiselle
Tableware: Vista Alegre
Travel & Transportation: Dunarama
Venues: Varosliget cafe