I had the opportunity to visit Prague this summer and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. The city has a bit of magic and this elegant affair captured that spirit beautifully. With Stepan Vrzala behind the lens and Exclusive Weddings in Prague coordinating it all, the finished result is breathtaking. So excuse me while I gaze longingly through this gallery and remember all the love within those city walls.
From The Bride… We wanted our wedding to be an intimate family and close friends affair but we still wanted it to be fun. We chose Prague in Czech Republic for our wedding because we’ve visited this city a few times before and were always fascinated by its beauty. It’s so romantic and perfect for a wedding. I am originally from Slovakia, a neighboring country to Czech Republic so Prague was a great location for my family and the guests coming from the United States to meet and celebrate together. Choosing our venue was a lot harder though. There’s so many beautiful gardens, hotels, and castles to choose from. Unfortunately, due to our busy schedules we were unable to travel to Prague and see venues in person before the wedding. So we chose a wedding agency that has a lot of experience planning weddings in Prague to help us make all the arrangements. This was unbeatably one of the best decisions we’ve made and we highly recommend to have a local wedding planner to anyone planning a destination wedding. After a year of long-distance planning, Skyping and hundreds of emails we were both very anxious to see it all come together when we arrived in Prague. Most importantly, we could not wait to see our venue, the Augustine Hotel. I remember how nervous I was the day we went to see it. Once we got there I was both relieved and even more excited for the wedding. The venue was beautiful. The staff was very friendly and it felt intimate just as we wished. The small hotel near the Prague Castle has a rich history dating back to the 13th century. It consists of seven buildings surrounding the Saint Thomas Church and Monastery. A few practicing friars still live in an adjoining quarter. Underneath the hotel is a small brewery making the Saint Thomas beer which was served at our reception. Our ceremony took place in an intimately enclosed Sundial garden, followed by a cocktail reception. My husband and I went to take pictures by the nearby Charles River and in the Wallenstein garden. The dinner took place in a cloistered terrace and was followed by our first dance to Michael Buble’s “Can’t help Falling in Love” underneath a 19th century Baroque fresco ceiling of the Litchfield bar. Even though we only had little bit over 30 guests we had lots of fun on the dance floor. Our DJ really did a great job at keeping us dancing. For us a small wedding worked out great and we loved that we were surrounded by our dearest family and friends and had a chance to talk to everyone. This was something that felt true to us and was the most favorite thing about the wedding.
Photography: Stepan Vrzala | Florist: Inspirito | Wedding gown: Casablanca | Ceremony Venue: The Augustine | Reception Venue: The Augustine | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Engagement ring: Tiffany Weddings | DJ: Jiri Brezina | Grooms Attire: Calvin Klein | Ceremony music: Klarovo string quartet | Earrings: Nina Bridal | Graphic Design: Graphite | Hair and make-up: Kamila Simankova | Wedding planning and design: ExclusiveWeddingsinPrague