Early December, we departed from our beautiful Miami beaches to launch our 2016 collection in Europe. We headed out to Central Europe where we first landed in Vienna, Austria. Our wonderful friends at Atelier 7 hosted the launch and trunk show in Wien.
We enjoyed the welcoming spirit of Viennese brides with a great opportunity to explore Vienna; absorbing its romantic atmosphere. We were in love with the evening christmas markets, morning rituals of coffee and croissants at the charming local cafes and of course, the art, museums, wine, food, waltz and centuries old architecture. In addition to Vienna, we also explored Graz. The City of Graz is Austria’s second largest city after Vienna, and also happens to be the Capital City of the Styria federal State. Graz is strategically placed on the Austrian border with Slovenia, Hungary and neighboring Croatia.
Bohemia Road Trip. On the weekend we packed up and headed north to Bohemia – Modern Day Czech Republic. In it’s Capital Prague; we explored the bohemian culture that is a great inspiration to our designs. We took in the Gothic architecture at Charles Bridge and the magnificent Prague Castle. Unlike many other european cities, Prague prides well preserved beautiful contrasting gothic, renaissance and baroque architecture.
Thanks to Atelier 7, the Viennese girl, and friends: Klaus, Alina and Steve for welcoming us. xoxo Island Bridal