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City Wedding with Cocktail dress code

The next wedding invitation led our editor-in-chief Toni to a city wedding in Düsseldorf. She shows us again her handmade wedding outfits and the most beautiful impressions from the celebration.

For our next wedding friendship and work came together. We met the groom many years ago during one of our first L’Oréal projects with sisterMAG. Since then he became a very good friend and we followed his love story with Isabel with great pleasure. 


The wedding took place in the middle of Düsseldorf at Basilica St. Lambertus and the rooftop event location “Place to be” – a very deliberate choice as Düsseldorf is the place where bride and groom found their centre of life amongst times of long distance, it’s not too far away from hometowns and with an abundance of friends. This was also the guest mix of the wedding: family, friends from all walks of life. We didn’t know a lot of them but they were a very open bunch with a great ability to party … as we experienced ourselves :-)

The celebration started in the afternoon with a Catholic church ceremony. The priest is a very progressive one who made the speech very personal about the two. Another highlight were the musical numbers of important songs of the two. After the ceremony the Champagne reception was held in the church courtyard which is like a quiet oasis in the middle of Düsseldorf downtown. The St. Lambertus church has a very distinct church tower: it’s crooked and rotated. The legend says it will only be straightened, if a virgin marries in the church ;-) 


In the evening we headed to the event location which was in walking distance and on top of a highrise with a wonderful view of Düsseldorf and the surrounding. We were sitting on long elaborately decorated tables like above the city as the whole room had all-round glass windows. Bride and groom had made a lot of the decorations themselves like the menu cards, fresh mint jars and little flower bouquets.

After the dinner all the guests came together to party. I’ve never been to a wedding where everybody danced which was infectious. At a later hour two live performers hyped up the crowd even more so that dancing went on until the wee hours of the night. Luckily we only had to cross the street to fall into our beds :-)

Dress code: Cocktail

Locations: St. Lambertus & Even Location “Place to be”, Düsseldorf

Parts of celebration: Church Wedding & Evening Party

sisterMAG Patterns: Both DIY outfits but none with sisterMAG Patterns


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