Thursday, 12 September 2013

'Sisi’ Birthday
 & Anniversary Party
On the 7th of September the EMC3 team headed off to beautiful Austria to do their first event at the Imperial Palace Vienna. The theme of the party was ‘Sisi’ – in the thought of Elisabeth of Austria, who was the wife of Franz Joseph I and therefore both Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary and who used to reside at the Imperial Palace.

Welcomed by Esterhazy footmen and men on horses, the guests, all in fabulous costumes, made their way along the red carpet to the champagne and canapé reception, where the room was full of striking glass chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.
After moving to the elegantly decorated dining room and a two-course dinner was served with dessert in a buffet stand. After a few speeches the guests were treated to a great 3D projection mapping show, which highlighted the stunning interior of the room creating visual effects that made the walls come to life. This ended with some great music as the guests started to warm up for the after party.

Across the hall the DJ lured the guests to an impressive glass walled room, the Hofburg Galerie, where  chesterfield couches, a Moroccan inspired area, a dance floor with podiums and  various entertainment acts filled the interior of the room. In addition to the bar they had a vodka luge in the shape of a swan in flight which was extremely popular and the midnight snacks ended up being a welcomed treat.

Throughout the whole night about 100 entertainers including jugglers, imperial guards with guns, ballet dancers, stilt walkers, harpists, imperial artists, saxophonists and many more made sure that the guests were always well entertained.
 After a long, long night the EMC3 team spent their Sunday afternoon recovering in the folks’ park and at the thanksgiving festival enjoying the wonderful weather before heading back to rainy London.
Well done team – that was a spectacular event!

written by Helene