Wedding Sparkle, Vienna- our first show in Austria
Posted on December 06 2019
On the 23rd and 24th November we were lucky enough to take part in a stunning wedding show in Vienna, called Wedding Sparkle. Now in it’s second year, the show is the brain child of Wedding Box founder, Kate Prokop. I first met Kate n New York during Bridal Fashion Week where she told me all about Wedding Box- a carefully curated collection of wedding suppliers, largely based in Austria.
We’ve been selling shoes in Austria for several years now, working closely with our stockist in Vienna, called Heyday. Over the past couple of years we’ve started working with three more beautiful stores in Austria- Brautgefluster in Villach, Brautzimmer in Salzburg and Lunardi Cerimonia in Dornbirn. So of course when Kate invited us to be a part of the Wedding Sparkle we jumped at the chance!
The show was held in Vienna’s grand Albertina Museum- an incredible and historic building in the centre of the city. The main museum is home to a rotation of incredible exhibitions, but the upstairs state rooms- where the show is held- is not usually open to the public! So it was a doubly exciting opportunity to be taking part!
Over the two day show we met lots of wonderful brides- many of whom knew our shoes, some who didn’t- and it was the perfect opportunity to get to know what they like, and hear all about their wedding plans. Most were getting married in 2020 so it was great to show them the collection and give them tips on how to find the perfect shoes for the big day. A particular highlight for me was meeting two brides who had entered Wedding Box’s competition to win a pair of Rachel Simpson shoes, and both were on our stand when they found out that they had, in fact won!
We also met so many wonderful independent wedding suppliers, each creating something truly unique. From passionate wedding photographers, to beautiful handmade flower crowns, handmade Austrian bridal gowns to a super cute children’s entertainment service- this was no ordinary wedding show. We felt truly honoured to be a part of such a beautifully curated and thoughtfully organised show and hopefully we’ll be back next year!
Special thanks go out to the lovely Conny from Heyday for helping me over the course of the weekend, interpreting, helping brides find their perfect shoes... and showing me around Vienna's beautiful Christmas market once the show was all over!
To find out where you can buy Rachel Simpson shoes in Austria, just click here to go to our 'Find A Stockist' page.