All Europe with a focus on
- Austria: all regions
- France: Paris, French Riviera, Provence
- Italy: Northern Lakes, Venice, Tuscany, Liguria, Amalfi Coast, Umbria, Puglia
- Greece: Crete, Santorini
English, German, Romanian & Italian
- Bespoke destination wedding planning and design
- Only full planning and design
- Legal requirements assistance (only as part of full-planning service)
- Complete wedding experiences: including pre- and post-wedding activities
“A High Emotion Wedding is classy, fun, elegant, exclusive.”
The High Emotion Couple is seeking beauty in every detail and is fascinated by the historical and cultural heritage that one can only encounter in Europe.
Type of Events Covered
Every event is carefully planned and designed in-house, and there is rarely anything that makes it look or feel like anything their clients or guests have ever experienced before.
Some of the events High Emotion Weddings loves crafting are:
- Destination wedding weekends
- Marriage proposals
- Vow renewals
- Themed photo shoots
- Birthday parties
All these are completely bespoke experiences, mostly spread over multiple days, and blending the core personality and vision of their couples with fine art aesthetics, professional consulting and organization, while emphasizing the most charming features of the chosen destination.
Irene Gutan, Founder and Head Planner and Designer:
“You will notice we have a thing for beautiful historical venues, breathtaking landscapes, French chateaux, Italian villas and wineries, Austrian palaces, mountain chalets in the Austrian, Italian or Swiss Alps, exquisite hotels and mansions with a certain je-ne-sais-quois, lake and seaside coastal views, and the list could continue.
All of these, combined with perfect aesthetics, flower, texture and color harmony, as well as delicious regional food and spectacular entertainment, are some of the must-haves of our elegant and timeless wedding concepts.
Other than that, the sky is the limit – as long as we are talking timeless beauty, elegance, fun and goose-bump-worthy moments planned to perfection, we are able to and quite excited to dive into any styles, create completely bespoke concepts and explore new destinations.”
Jessica & Joe, Destination wedding in Vienna, Austria
“Pause for a moment and picture your dream wedding. Imagine the sights, the sounds, and the feel of your ideal day. Now imagine someone who has the magic powers to extract that exact fantasy from your mind, breathe life into it, and make it a reality – down to the smallest detail; everything one thousand times more beautiful, more perfect than you ever imagined. It sounds too good to be true! But it’s not if you know Irene and her team at High Emotion Weddings. (…)
Each step of planning was handled so thoroughly and so methodically. Irene was speedy and comprehensive in her responses. Her communication via email was always crystal clear – something not easily achieved for most people, but super important when it comes to planning the finer details of a destination wedding. We had regular status calls where Irene provided us with a list of completed, ongoing, and future tasks. I cannot stress enough how buttoned-up everything was. We were in lockstep with Irene and Mihai through the entire process; our visions completely aligned. We truly felt a partnership with them. (…)
Not only did Irene and Mihai help us throw an epic party, but they truly touched the lives of our friends and families. Admittedly, we debated for a long time about whether we should have a destination wedding. We were concerned about making people travel so far – especially those who aren’t used to traveling. I have one word of advice for anyone on the fence about a destination wedding – DO IT, but have Irene and Mihai help. They made it seem so easy and so organized. They wow’ed our guests with one
magical event after the other. They opened the eyes of our guests who rarely travel. So many of them have told us that they were inspired to travel more after experiencing the beauty that Irene and Mihai created. What an incredible thing to inspire someone in such a way! One of the most poignant moments of our wedding day was during dinner, when my mother slowly gazed around the room, looked up at the exquisite fresco on the ceiling, then looked at me, tears in her eyes, and said: “Who would have EVER thought that *I* would be in place so beautiful?!” They truly gave all of us a once-in-a-lifetime experience. (…)
Everything that Irene touched was pure gold. If you want a day that’s truly special, truly one-of-a-kind; a day that truly captures and reflects your essence as a couple, you need to hire High Emotion Weddings. No one will put as much love or thought into making your special day a reality as Irene. She is sincerely one of the most talented, creative, perceptive, and beautiful humans I know. Thank you, High Emotion Weddings, for setting the bar so high. You are truly masters of your craft.”
Megan & Fraser, Destination wedding in Tyrol, Austria
“I found Irene online through a google search and was quickly impressed with her refined style and website. I emailed her and she promptly followed up to secure us as clients. I had soooo many questions and Irene answered them right away. She took charge and helped set expectations for the months to come.
I always thought I was organized, until I met Irene. She is SO prepared, so careful, considerate and thoughtful. I can’t imagine having anyone else to work with. I thought that planning a wedding in Austria while living in Canada would be tough, but Irene made it seem effortless. I felt so stress free leading up to the day, and even on the day of Irene took care of everything so that I didn’t have to worry. I put all of my trust in Irene and it was totally worth it.
All of the elements of our wedding came together perfectly. From the location, to the ceremony, to the beautifully designed dinner table. She added extra elements to our wedding to make it even more magical, like a gin bar, fans for the ceremony and cute ribbon wrapped boxes for our favours. She even helped us plan activities the day before and after our wedding.
I should also note that her taste is high quality so you can expect to only get the best recommendations, products and experiences (e.g I had the best manicure ever thanks to her). If you’re worried about planning a wedding while not having a hair/makeup trial, food tasting or venue visit in advance don’t sweat it. Irene doesn’t miss a beat and has options, summaries and pictures ready to inform your decisions.
Our guests were so impressed by how well our 3 day wedding adventure went they have already made referrals to family and friends back home. We are still getting messages from them telling us how unforgettable our wedding trip was…I just keep saying “it’s all thanks to Irene!”. Who picked this restaurant? Irene! Who booked these comfy coach buses? Irene! Where did you find these wine glasses? Irene! I cannot stress to you enough, CHOOSE IRENE and her team to plan your wedding. You will not be disappointed. Her service is of exceptional quality!! We love you Irene & High Emotion Weddings! Thank you so much for making our dream wedding a reality.”
Alexandra & Andrew, Destination wedding in Normandy, France
“I don’t know that I can adequately convey how absolutely wonderful Cristina and Irene were throughout the entire process of planning and executing our destination wedding. Not only did they do a phenomenal job, but they did so under what were (at least for me!) some incredibly challenging circumstances: we are an American couple, living in the UK, who wanted to get married in the Normandy countryside. Did I mention that neither of us speak French? This meant that Cristina and Irene had to seek out and cultivate relationships with an almost entirely new team of vendors, organize communications with a couple in England, and coordinate events for an American guest list… Not only did our three days of wedding events come together splendidly, they did so with almost complete reliance on Cristina and Irene’s talents, patience, organizational prowess, and impeccable design. To say it was a perfect day is a vast understatement. (…)
Again, words do not do justice to the beautiful day Irene and Cristina crafted for us. It was perfect and when I say perfect – if anything did go amiss with the day, I never heard, knew, or needed to do anything about it. The HEW team handled it. I got to enjoy the entirety of my wedding day with the people I loved. I was able to peruse the table designs as my florist cheerfully went about putting together designs, soaked up the sun during a break with my hair and makeup artist, witnessed all my stationary and guest favors come together, and enjoyed a lunch prepared and packaged for us by our caterers. It was heaven. Irene kept us on time for the ceremony, the quartet played the loveliest rendition of one of my favorite music pieces of all time, and my DJ handed me a microphone just in time to read my vows! I got to actually eat the phenomenal food I had chosen (how many brides can say that?) in the beautiful atmosphere and ambience created by Cristina and Irene.
Cristina and Irene had created a Normandy wedding team out of thin air and managed each moving piece seamlessly. I don’t know that I will ever be able to thank them enough for my wedding day and I can’t imagine trusting anyone else to have carried out such an undertaking. If you have been searching for wedding planners, especially if you are planning your wedding or elopement abroad, there is no need to look any further. Stop here, hire High Emotion Weddings, and look forward to enjoying a wonderful day with the people you love most in the world.”
A&S, Marriage proposal in Vienna and destination wedding in Northern Germany
“I cannot express in words what today meant for us.
You really have been going out of your way to make this moment truly a night to remember. Vienna has now become one of our top memories and it really comes down to your amazing knowledge, experience and taste that made this happen.
Let me start with the music: I am very critical. I really am. I was concerned about the performance, as this was the part that I really would remember the most and as we were also shooting videos, it just had to be perfect.
And it was.
I really could not have wished for anything better than this. The way how the songs were converted into their own versions, how Pete would came across with his amazing voice and all the musicians really played just beautifully their part. It was stunning. (…)
Lastly: the conductoress : I am just soooo glad and happy that you were able to accept our event and that you played it so nice and well. I can see the hours of preparation, the planning as well as improvising on the unforeseen event. Not in the world would I have wanted someone else to plan, manage and execute our event and it has become clear to me now how much of a difference it made to have you aboard. (…)
We would like to thank you again for everything that you have done! Your touch made this moment magical.”
High Emotion Weddings – Hot Tips
Registration for civil ceremonies in Austria can be done at the earliest 6 months before the wedding. Ideally, couples should contact their wedding planner at least 9 months before their desired wedding date, so that all the paperwork can be done in time and the preferred venues secured. The earlier the better, but High Emotion Weddings also finds optimal solutions for spontaneous requests.
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High Emotion Weddings
Wedding & Event Planner & Designer | Austria, France, Greece, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, All Europe
High Emotion Weddings is the exclusive destination wedding planner and designer in Europe, for well-traveled couples worldwide, who cherish artful details and authentic beauty, and yearn for spectacular experiences.
Based in Vienna, Austria, Irene – the creative head and lead planner and designer of High Emotion Weddings – is personally invested in crafting exceptional experiences at the finest venues across Europe.