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A Foodie’s Dream Wedding in Prague

When the Bride and the Groom met working in the food industry, you know the reception dinner is going to be phenomenal! From the signature cocktail – a rose-colored citrus aperitif topped with edible flowers – to the late-night snacks of schnitzels and goulash inspired by the couple’s Eastern European heritage, the menu of this wedding planned by Exclusive Weddings in Prague was a food lover’s dream. To top it all off, Punk Rock Cakes baked a gorgeous peach-marbled creation in a delicious carrot flavor. See it all in the drool-worthy gallery captured by Stepan Vrazala Photographer and the film by Primetime Video.

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From the Bride… He popped the question while we were traveling in Europe visiting our families. Although we reside in Southern California, my husband lived in Germany until he was 14, and my parents immigrated to the U. S. from Slovakia, so we are both of Eastern-European heritage. We had visited Prague just a few days prior to our engagement and walked through St. Wenceslas vineyard, admiring the cobblestone path down from the castle through the vineyard – the same setting we would eventually be married in. With travel being a love of ours, our family sprinkled around Europe, and Prague being one of the most beautiful cities, a destination wedding was meant to be.

We had decided the top three most important things we wanted to focus on during the planning process were: family, food, and floral decor. Family from near and far traveled around the globe via planes, trains, and automobiles to one of the most romantic cities in the world. Our goal was to choose a venue that could show off Prague’s beauty in all its glory, and that’s exactly what we got when we chose Villa Richter. Guests marveled at the sweeping views of spires, domes, the Vltava river, and St. Wenceslas vineyard while watching us exchange vows. It felt like a fairytale.

Both of us are passionate about food – it’s essentially what brought my husband and me together. He is a professional chef, and we met while working in a catering kitchen. Little did we know after countless hours of catering many weddings, six years later we would be reveling in our own. We approached our wedding menu planning as if we were planning an indulgent feast for ourselves with all of our favorite foods and flavors we wanted to share with our guests. Signature cocktails included a rose-colored, citrus aperitif topped with edible flowers and a zesty whiskey and ginger concoction. Cheese and charcuterie are a must in our book, so a French cheese bar and a whole leg of Jamón was an easy pick for accompanying hors d’oeuvres. Lobster-cognac soup, house-made smoked salmon, foie gras with brioche… We were in food heaven. Desert was a spread of many classic Czech pastries, chocolate mousse cups, tiramisu, and our gorgeous peach-marbled wedding cake in a carrot flavor. A late-night snack was one that reminded us of our family roots – schnitzels and goulash. The cognac and cigar bar on the terrace overlooking the city lights rounded out the evening.

I wanted the wedding design to be elegant enough for the romantic setting, but also fresh and modern. Frezia Fleur tapped into my head and made my vision a reality. Greenery garlands weaved into free-form florals of vibrant hues: orange, coral, and peach. Geometric vases, gold accents, watercolor stationery, and candles tied the dreamy setting together. The swoon-worthy set-up of the desert bar still makes me beam. A geometric “love conquers all” sign suspended onto a natural greenery backdrop, while gold-glass shelving was filled to the brim with candles.

The entire day was a dream. My husband and I talk about how we wish we could relive it repeatedly. It was our best day ever, and we have all of our lovely vendors to thank. We could not have planned this dream destination wedding half-way across the world if not for our amazing wedding coordinator, Andrea of Exclusive Weddings in Prague.



Photography: Stepan Vrzala Photography | Cinematography: PRIMETIMEVIDEO | Event Planning: Exclusive Weddings In Prague | Floral Design: Veronika | Wedding Dress: Calla Blanche | Cake: Punkrock Cakes | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Wtoo by Watters | Hair + Makeup: Bridal Beauty by Bara K. | Band: April | Men's Attire: Combatant Gentlemen | Wedding Venue: Villa Richter | Bridal Boutique: Wtoo By Watters From Bellissima Bridal In Coral Gables, Florida | Bride’s Earrings: Nordica Photography

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Destination Wedding in Prague? Yes Please!

Ahh, Prague. One of the most beautiful cities in the ENTIRE world and the ultimate backdrop for a destination wedding. No surprise, Exclusive Weddings In Prague and Stepan Vrzala Photography were behind this incredible day and The Vault album is like a wedding + travel gallery all rolled into one.

From the Bride…I met the man of my dreams in sunny California, and it was love at first sight. Then, in February of 2015, Nicholas proposed. We were spending a day together in beautiful Carmel, along the coast on the famous 17-mile drive. During one of the stops while sitting in front of the vast Pacific Ocean, he took my hand and said he will love me forever. He pulled a ring from his pocket and asked me to marry him. I will never forget the moment he made me the happiest girl in the world.

Nicholas was born and raised in California, but his parents grew up in the Czech Republic and Austria. My family lives in Russia, where I was born and raised, and I moved to California when I was 21. Because of our family ties overseas, we wanted to hold a destination wedding in Europe so our loved ones could all attend. We wanted the location to be meaningful, and after much consideration we decided on Prague. This romantic city full of history and beautiful architecture felt like the perfect fit- a blend of Eastern and Western European cultures, as well as the birthplace of Nicholas’ father. Excited about our decision, we immediately went to work planning our destination wedding in the “Golden City”.

Our preparations began with a search for a local wedding planning agency. We came across Exclusive Weddings in Prague, owned by Andrea Hanusova, and immediately she made a great impression on us. What followed was close to a year of hard work and diligence, to plan the perfect wedding. Andrea patiently helped us through the whole process, and we enjoyed every minute of working with her. She was so personable and talented, making us feel comfortable even in stressful times. She understood our ideas and wishes easily, and helped make our dream wedding come true.

Our fairy-tale wedding in May of 2016 could not have been more perfect. We stayed in the historic Pachtuv Palace, which was established in 1628 and was a favorite lodging of Mozart and other luminaries. The hotel was ideally situated in the heart of Prague, and our room had a wonderful view of The Vltava River and Charles Bridge. We started the weekend with a welcome dinner at a Czech restaurant the night before our wedding, where our guests had a chance to meet each other and break the ice. The following morning was a blur of excitement as I got ready for our big day, and before I knew it I was standing in front of the beautiful Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul. This antique church built in a neo-gothic style stands majestically atop a hill in the Vysehrad fortress and overlooks the Vltava River. The interior is embellished with gold statues and delicate paintings, but I hardly noticed these details as my Daddy walked me down the aisle, my heart beating. Nicholas and I exchanged our vows in front of God and our family and friends, a moment we will cherish forever.

The reception that followed was held at Villa Richter, a restaurant in St. Wenceslas’ Vineyard, the oldest vineyard in Bohemia. Nicholas and I first toured Prague in a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud and visited several picturesque spots for our photo shoot. Meanwhile, our guests arrived at the restaurant and were greeted with signature cocktails and canapés, which included smoked duck breast, prosciutto and figs, and marinated salmon. After enjoying the breathtaking view of Prague’s Old City from the terrace, we took our seats at the beautifully-decorated wedding table. The theme of the reception was one of romantic elegance, with hydrangeas, peonies, roses, carnations, eustomas, sweet peas, astilbes, and astrantias in cream, off-white, and shades of pink. These were surrounded by stunning candles, glass ornaments, and mercury vases. In true Russian tradition, the table was covered with platters of meats, fish and caviar, cheeses, and other delicacies. Grilled tiger prawns with chili ginger sauce were served as the first course, followed by lobster cream soup, and the most delicious main courses including deer tenderloin, grilled veal ribeye steak, and rolled corn chicken. We went back out to the terrace to cut the cake, which was a combination of our two favorite flavors: mud cake with raspberry and dulce de leche.

We had a very fun and lively reception, full of Czech, Russian, American, and Austrian traditions, followed by an emotional first dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Speaking Out Loud”. On the last day we met up with our guests for a boat cruise with live music and buffet-style lunch. As we were enjoying the sunny spring weather and reliving memories of the previous night, we got a chance to see Prague from the river, including the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul. We said our goodbyes with a heavy heart, but we were grateful that our loved ones could get together and share our special day in the romantic, beautiful city of Prague. It was truly a dream wedding and the happiest moment of our lives.

Photography: Stepan Vrzala Photography | Event Planning: Exclusive Weddings In Prague | Floral Design: Inspirito | Wedding Dress: Olvi's | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Venue: Vysehrad Church | Reception Venue: Villa Richter | Rings: Shane Co. | Hair + Makeup: Lucie Pruzkova | DJ: DJ Jirka Brezina | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Transportation: Sebatour | Hotel: Pachtuv Palace | Cake + Desserts: Punkrock Cakes | Getaway Car: Oldtimer Sebek

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Whimsical Summer Prague Wedding

It’s been over a year since I visited Prague but my daydreams still drift back there on a daily basis, so coming upon this destination wedding was an extra special treat for me. With Stepan Vrzala behind the lens and Profimovie capturing all the live action, we’re transported to a whimsical wonderland thanks to Exclusive Weddings in Prague. Welcome that wanderlust with our VAULT right this way!

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From the Bride… When Benni proposed we were enveloped in a delicate snowfall under the stars on the highline park in New York City. I had flown to NY to surprise my mom for her 60th birthday and he had flown to NY to surprise me! I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect and romantic setting…. until our wedding day! Benni was born and raised in Germany, and I have a huge family in Israel. We knew that no matter what, some of our wedding guests would have to fly to our wedding, so we decided to have a destination wedding! We knew that Prague would be the perfect backdrop to our perfect day. My father was born and raised in Prague before moving to Israel, and while there is very little family left there, I knew it would be a great way to honor that side of my family, particularly my grandmother, Lucienne, whom I’ve always looked up to. Prague is also one of the most gorgeous cities in Europe and has such a rich Jewish, intellectual, and musical history. The decision was easy, especially because our friends and family from all over the world were willing and eager to travel to celebrate our special day with us.

I reached out to, Andrea Hanusova, an event planner in Prague, and she helped me pull all my lifelong wedding dreams together. Because we decided to have a destination wedding we wanted to treat our guests to more than just one day with us. Andrea helped us plan an incredible three day event. We kicked off the weekend with a get together at one of the oldest beer halls in Prague where our families could get to know one another. The following evening we held a rehearsal dinner for all of our guests at Villa Richter, a villa on one of the oldest vineyards in CZ that truly has one of the most gorgeous panorama views of Prague. Our guests sipped on local wines and beers while feasting on traditional Czech cuisine and enjoying the views.

I’d always envisioned an outdoor ceremony with a classy yet whimsical feel. Andrea helped me find the perfect venue at a chateau on a small island on a river in the center of Prague. It doesn’t get more whimsical than that! The ceremony took place in the garden in front of the chateau and the reception took place in a gorgeous tent beside the chateau. Guests could freely walk in and out of the chateau and tent to explore the island which really gave the whole day a really varied ambiance that everyone could enjoy! Walking down the aisle with my parents and seeing Benni anxiously waiting, while the harpist played Edith Piaf’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ made all my nerves simultaneously melt away and also give me an overwhelming sense of joy. Under the chuppah from Israel, we exchanged vows and shared our first kiss as newlyweds! We were enveloped in fresh rose petals thrown at us as we descended down the aisle as husband and wife and straight into the celebratory cocktail hour.

I wanted the cocktail hour to feel like a chic yet lively garden party with music, dancing in the sun, antique couches, whimsical props, and garden games. Andrea made all of that happen! We even had a lovely flower-adorned swing hanging from a tree that really wowed the guests! Because Benni and I met in New Orleans, we had a jazz band that played all the NOLA favorites and had everyone dancing (some even barefoot)! We had champagne flowing as well as a signature cocktail with Monin rose, St. Germaine elderflower, fresh lemons, and fresh rose petals that was called ‘Benni & Shirley-La Vie en rose’. The hors d’oeuvres were absolutely delicious. Guests snacked on steak tartare, foie gras with fresh figs, duck confit scented with lavender, and tuna tartar with a passion fruit soup. Guests were then invited into the tent which was adorned with hanging floral wreaths, New Orleans style lanterns, a string light filled gazebo, and tables adorned with Czech crystal flutes, homemade lace tambourines, gorgeous meadow style floral centerpieces, travel inspired giveaways, and fresh apricots to give a really fresh, bountiful, and garden feel. The reception was kicked off by our first dance which began as a traditional Viennese waltz that transitioned into a Peabody swing dance to our favorite song by Parov Stelar who mixes 1920s jazz to electronic beats.

Since both of us love food and culinary adventures, a three course dream menu crafted by Zatisi catering was offered to our guests. Some of the highlights included appetizers of smoked veal tartar with truffle aioli, burned strawberry salad with goat cheese Gervais & gingerbread crumbles, and carpaccio of halibut with caviar dressing. Second courses offered were roasted quail, black tiger prawns with coriander, avocado, & mango sauce, and salmon sashimi with watermelon radish, edible soil, and cucumber dressing. The entrées included French duck breast with apricot sauce, Seabass with vanilla potato Purée, and Veal Filet Mignon. Everything was absolutely perfect from the presentation to the French service to the delicate yet intensely delicious flavors.

Our family gave speeches between each course, each of which filled us with so much happiness, love, and sincere gratitude for our amazing families. The Groom’s sister surprised us by singing Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World’ that even had some of our guests in tears! The Charles Bridge Band, continued playing through dinner, with some musically inclined guests even joining the band. We and our guests continued celebrating by dancing on a sparkling dance floor!

When it was time to cut the cake the DJ played Brigitte Bardot’s 1960s pop song ‘Ma je Joie’ and we all gorged ourselves on the brandied pear chocolate cake and the rest of the dessert table treats which included rose-scented macarons, parfait filled jars, apricot shaped marzipan, white chocolate covered cherries, golden donuts, earl grey cookies, strawberry cake-pops, and more. Guests were then invited to the cobblestone area overlooking the river for a ‘surprise’. The surprise was Frank Sinatra music playing to a backdrop of a magical fireworks show cascading over the Prague skyline. The fireworks enveloped the night with such excitement and awe. It was one of the highlights of the evening for me to cuddle up with my new husband and watch the incredible skyline light up for us. Guests then danced the night away until 3:30 in the morning and were treated to midnight snacks (German bratwursts & Israeli falafel sandwiches), a photo-booth, and flowing cocktails. There were really so many special moments, that I can’t choose one but it was so special was to leave the reception with my husband and remember each and every amazing moment we shared with each other and all of our loved ones. Stepan Vrzala captured every moment so beautifully, I get a sense of renewed excitement at each picture I look at! All of our wedding day expectations were surpassed thanks to our family, guests, and amazing team of planners and vendors!

Photography: Stepan Vrzala Photography | Cinematography: | Event Planning And Design: Exclusive Weddings In Prague | Floral Design: Inspirito | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Ceremony Venue: Zofin Palace | Reception Venue: Zofin Garden | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Jewelry: Bloomingdales | Catering: Zatisi Catering | Hair And Makeup: Bara K. | Band: Charles Bridge Band | Harpist: Hedvika Mousa Bacha | Accomodations: Pachtuv Palac | Brass Plane Bottle Opener Give-aways: Kate Aspen | Bride's Ring: Roman Feld | Bridesmaids' Hair And Makeup: Andrea Krpejsova | Cake And Dessert: Punkrock Cakes | Fireworks And Fireshow: Arabeska Fire | Get-together Venue: U Fleku Brewery | Groom's Ring: Dimalta Gioielli | Guestbook Map: HereandThereShop | Minivan: Sebatour | Photo Booth: Fotonaut | Photography For Pre-wedding Dinner: Tomas Vrzala | Reharsal Dinner Shoes: Alejandro Ingelmo | Rehearsal Dinner Dress: Saks Fifth Avenue | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Villa Richter | Rolls Royce: Jaroslav Sebek | Wedding Fans: Kate Aspen | Ïnvitations: Poshest Papers: Custom Handmade Wedding Invitations

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Festive Christmas Inspired Prague Wedding

Get ready for some serious wow moments in this fabulous Prague winter wedding by White Agency! With a festive reception at the Sacre Coeur Chapel decorated with pine cones and berries followed by a palace reception at the Prague castle with Czech sweets and cranberry spice champagne, it’s a dreamy winter wonderland from start to finish, and Inspired by Love captured it all in the full gallery right here!

From White AgencyBabsi and Luke’s dream was to find the perfect wedding venues that were supposed to absolutely “wow” their wedding guests. It was a difficult choice as Prague, where the couple got hitched, is magical everywhere you look, especially in late November with Advent spirit in the air.

Apart from showing the guests the breathtaking beauty and history of Prague, this lovely couple wanted everyone to feel like they are in a winter wonderland the entire day.

The cozy Christmas atmosphere shined through the day. There were lots of natural elements like cones (traditional for Czech Christmas), wooden branches, gold details and red berries. The ceremony chapel was full of candle lights.

After the ceremony the guests were brought to a palace at the Prague Castle to be welcomed with cranberry spiced champagne and the sounds of a live harp. There was a Czech version of a Viennese cake party ready for them – a sweets bar with traditional Czech Christmas sweets and a gorgeous wedding naked cake with fresh berries. It was meant to be, as the Bride said, “A Czech tea and cake party – with a bit of alcohol ;)”. Mulled wine and hot chocolate bars were located outside on the Palace’s terrace so the guests could enjoy the wonderful views of Prague with something yummy and warm in their hands while listening to live Spanish guitar.

To help the guests mingle and have fun together, there was also a superb micro-magician that was loved by everyone including the kids.

In the evening all 30 wedding guests dined in an upscale restaurant located by the feet of the Charles Bridge. Christmas and love was all around.

Photography: Inspired By Love | Event Coordination: White - Prague Wedding Agency | Floral Design: La Florista | Ceremony Venue: Sacre Coeur | Reception Venue: Lobkowicz Palace | Hair And Makeup: Eliska Matejkova | Cake And Desserts: Punkrock Cakes | Getting Ready Venue: The Alchymist Grand Hotel And Spa

Intimate Summer Wedding in Prague

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 Photography | Wedding planning and design: Exclusive Weddings In Prague | Florist: Graphite | 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

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Romantic Chateau Mcely Wedding

As spring slips through our fingers, I can’t help but want to linger in the season just a bit longer. The freshness of pastel blooms and the sweet spring air make my heart skip a beat. And thanks to White Agency and Petr Pelucha, we can all soak up the crisp days for as long as we please in this lovely gallery!

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From White Agency… From the beginning it was meant to be a Fairy tale; she is from Belarus, he is from Paraguay. They are both lovers of Classical Music. They had octet playing for their Castle wedding ceremony at Chateau Mcely last spring. This year they will be coming back to this lovely Chateau nearby Prague where the same octet will be playing for their anniversary. Meet beautiful Natalia & Javier.

We couldn’t think of better match for their wedding venue than our favorite Chateau Mcely, green five star hotel in Czech Republic. The Castle surrounded by St. George Forest and large English park it’s an ideal location for weddings providing privacy and perfect background for the wedding theme…

The theme was “Fresh Spring Wedding”. The color scheme on their big day was soft pastel colors, with peonies scattered throughout the venue and Bridal Party. As an added touch we had the Bride and Groom’s initials on the arrival gate, along with white love hearts elegantly placed along the drive way in the sun kissed grass. One of the main highlights of the wedding decoration was an amazing full in-blossom arch.

The Bridal dress was from Yunona says the bride… “A small wedding salon near my home (Minsk, Belorusia). They design and make their own dresses, and I always knew I will buy one from them when my time comes. I noticed that very dress right when I came to the salon and it was there for a few weeks while I hesitated, so it “waited” for me although it was put on display as one of the best new dresses they offered.”

Natalia was wearing natural Indian pearls as her jewelry and a perfect touch to her already flawless look was a large peony complimenting her hair style. Music was an important part of the wedding – the wind instruments were playing when the guests arrived to the Chateau from Prague, while they were getting unique herb liquor as a welcome drink. The ceremony took place on the Castle patio where the string quartet played first for the guest arrival followed by full octec for the Bride’s entrance. Chateau Mcely has great reputation for the culinary expertise. Therefore we suggested seven course degustation menu which was truly an experience for everyone.

Natalie & Javier did not want their guests to get bored while they had their portrait session, so we have arranged a very entertaining micro magician for them. Photo booth was a big hit for all the guests – with different fun props for them to use and with an option to leave messages to the newlyweds. The favors for the guests were cuddly racoons toys – this had a special meaning to the bride and groom and had to become one of the wedding element.

The highlight of the evening came after dinner. Honestly how would you react if all of the sudden the waiter who served you the whole evening started dancing together with the hostess who seemed to be the part of the Chateau staff. This special performance was prepared by talented artist Czech artists living in US. And then the wedding party started with a cover band music and the best DJ in a town. Wonderful cake and candy bar made a sweet point at the end. It was fairy tale wedding full love, music and fresh flowers.

Photography: Pelucha Photography | Planner: White - Prague Wedding Agency | Floral Design: Inspirito | Wedding Gown: Yunona | Cake: Chateau Mcely | Ceremony Music: Verner Collegium | Ceremony And Reception: Chateau Mcely | Dance Entertainment: Yemi Production | Stylist: Bara K.

Prague Ballroom Wedding from White-Prague Wedding Agency + Lukas Konarik

This wedding holds the trifecta of my biggest obsessions… beautiful weddings photographed brilliantly by Lukas Konarik, no less, Eastern European culture in stunning Prague, and a couple who is so obviously in love, it’s like a breath of fresh air and 360 days of sunshine all wrapped up in one. And the party to celebrate their matrimony was top notch thanks to White-Prague Wedding Agency!

From the planner… Katherine & Eren Kemal from Sleaford, United Kingdom, were married in Prague at a Catholic ceremony in St. Giles church in Prague on 10th August 2013. They are young, so-in-love sweet couple and they had been planning their destination wedding for over a year. They have hired a us at White – Prague Wedding Agency to assist them with the planning, but Katherine still showed her creative side and her and her artsy friends have made lot of things and decorations for the Wedding – Eren said to us before the Wedding –”Katherine has made so many things you won’t believe it.” Katherine knew exactly what she wished for on her wedding day and created a perfect, beautiful concept. We were very happy to be able to help to bring the concept to life. The colours were Navy, Coral, Gold and White.

Katherine has arrived to the ceremony with her father in a vintage white Rolls Royce. The breathtaking Bridal gown was from Angelica Bridal in Islington who custom made the cathedral veil.

Four gorgeous looking bridesmaids were waiting for the Bride outside of the church with the the cutest flower girl and page boy. The Bridesmaids dresses were hand made to order by Hannah Jane designs base in Arklow Ireland . Hannah was the rockabilly bridesmaid with tattoos.

After the traditional Catholic ceremony (performed by English speaking priest) the receiving line and group photo shoot took place in the courtyard of the church – beautiful fairytale garden. Before heading towards the reception, the guests were given pair of sunglasses – as the newlyweds did not want to “blind them with their love,” as the beautifully framed sign placed next to the sunglasses said and made everyone smile. The newlyweds also gave all their guests coral bubbles that they hand painted themselves back in England.

A vintage tram that we recommended as different way of transport brought the guests to the wedding reception. While sipping on sparkling wine, the guests enjoyed the historical sights of Prague. While the 55 guests were having sangria as welcome drinks at the reception venue, the Bride and Groom had a relaxed portrait photo shoot around the Prague Castle with their photographer.

The reception took place in Neo Baroque Ballroom of a hotel in the centre of Prague. The newlyweds were welcomed by a Czech Wedding tradition of breaking the plate. A plate is broken at the feet of the bride and groom and they must sweep the chips together. This tradition has its roots in two superstitions; that chips bring happiness and the newlyweds show a will to cooperate by jointly sweeping the chips away.

One of the cutest things of the day were the Bride and Groom having their dinner at a sweetheart’s table – just the two of them. Food was important to Kat and Eren and they chose the four course Wedding menu at a pre-wedding visit a few months before the wedding.

Katherine loves birds- the guests were putting wedding cards into a bird‘s cage and she hand wrote the bird’s shaped name cards.

Amazing candy bar was situated in one of the niches of the ballroom and was the centre of the attention. From the Bride: “All the the sweets were ordered on line but I used east of India stickers and postcards to create individual labels and quotes to make the sweets more personalized and fit in with our theme. We had jellies, popcorn and candy floss to remind our guest of childhood memories. We made ring box for the candy ring pops and pillow boxes with pocking candy and vintage sweets hidden inside.”

The Macaroon Wedding cake from our amazing pastry chef was to die for: Katherine: “Our amazing cake was chosen as we love macaroons and wanted a wow cake that wouldn’t go to waste and it didn‘t.” The cake topper with a “Better together” sign was from Better Off Wed from Etsy and was custom made in the Wedding colours.

As an evening snack Kat and Eren chose a burger & chip buffet with the glass cokes. It was a real hit hit for the guest too. They loved the idea.

The Brides bouquet was made by her friend and consisted of over 300 brooches, rings and crystals given from friends and family members and special ones from Katherine‘s grandmother who couldn’t be with me her the day. The bridesmaids bouquets were all made from buttons, pearls and 1 brooch each representing their individual style and taste.

The reception tables were decorated with coral and navy flowers. Our motto was- “to make it different.” The main flowers were Gladiolus, Dahlias and Roses.

Katherine had a picture of her grandmother and grandfather on their wedding day at the back of the guest book so they could be there with her on her wedding day.

One of the most touching moments was the when Katherine danced with her father to… and her friends were throwing confetti from the balcony on them..

Photography: Lukas Konarik | Wedding Planning: White-Prague Wedding Agency | Floral Design: Inspirito | Cake: PunkRockCakes | Reception Venue: Grand Hotel Bohemia | Hair & Makeup: Bara K. | Bridal Gown: Angelica Bridal

Prague Wedding from Pavlína Jarošová

Get ready for some all out fabulous eye candy in the form of this amazingly classic, retro and all around amazing wedding sent into us by Pavlína Jarošová. These high school sweethearts were married in a gorgeous garden surrounded by old palaces and medieval houses. After the ceremony they continued the party at a nearby restaurant where all their hard work and planning paid off big time. See it all right here. 

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From the Bride… We met in high school, where we attended the same classes. We would study together and then watch black and white movies or go dancing somewhere, preferably to jazz or swing music. Experiments with exotic cuisine were nothing unusual. After five such years, we got engaged! Since the beginning, we planned to arrange the whole wedding ourselves – no special agency or wedding coordinators were to be involved. It was all supposed to be about us and for us and those close to us. The wedding process was very intriguing, filled with humorous episodes and fun.

We chose a beautiful garden for the wedding ceremony, a piece of land inconspicuously hidden in the very same place where the oldest palaces and medieval houses of Prague are situated. It is a place where we used to go for our dates. Back then, we would make half-joking remarks that it was the place to get married one day. We did not have a clue how true it would turn out to be later on. Right next to the garden, there is a small boutique hotel, decorated with caricatures of famous composers and other motives connected with music. There is also a magnificent restaurant in the hotel. We were captivated by this playful design and tasty food and decided that this was the place where to hold the wedding reception.

Then I fell madly in love with my wedding dress… I knew this was the one since the first moment I saw it, and I never doubted the decision, even though I bought it a year before the wedding. It reminded me of Audrey Hepburn’s style and of the ’60s. That is what inspired me to try and create a retro atmosphere – I bought many vintage embellishments, the tables were decorated with huge balls made of fresh flowers and the bridesmaids had their own stylish dresses made for them. My hairdresser did my hair fabulously. He created a hairdo that was so high that I had trouble entering in our – vintage, of course – automobile. A string quartet was playing jazz and swing music during the ceremony. We love nostalgic black and white, so I decided to add a striped pattern when I purchased a vintage umbrella with black and white stripes that I fell instantly in love with.

The whole wedding turned out beautifully; it was informal and relaxed, full of love and happy smiles. We had such a blast! We enjoyed wonderful music, exceptional dishes, and for the fun of it, we included also some of the old Czech traditions, such as feeding each other the wedding soup out of a shared plate, a symbol of conjugal cooperation. These moments were truly unforgettable!

Wedding Photography: Pavlína Jarošová / Ceremony: Vrtba Garden in Prague, Czech Republic / Reception: Aria Hotel Prague in Prague, Czech Republic / Event Design + Planning: DIY by the Bride & Groom / Floral Design: Inspirito / Wedding Cinematography: AFILM / Wedding Dress: Jesus Peiro / Bride’s Shoes: Freya Rose + Ted Baker

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Prague Wedding from Exclusive Weddings in Prague

European weddings are like fairytales to me. There is something so incredibly romantic about each and every one that dances on our screens. They appear magical, almost unreal – so perfect it has to be make believe. But this Prague masterpiece by Exclusive Weddings in Prague is the real deal. It’s once upon a time come to life through the images from Stepan Vrzala, and I couldn’t love it more. Luckily for all of us, there is so much more to love sitting pretty right there.

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From the Bride… We were lucky enough to have our dream wedding in one of the most romantic cities in the world: Prague, Czech Republic. My husband is Czech, but my family is Bolivian-English-American, so we had about 100 of our guests from over 25 countries flying in for the celebration. Planning a wedding from across the Atlantic Ocean can be a daunting task, but our hardworking wedding coordinator and brilliant group of vendors made it possible to bring our vision to life.

My husband and I met one summer in Montpellier in the south of France when we were just teenagers. So naturally, we decided to make the romantic, ethereal feeling of young, summer love the centerpiece of our wedding. We used ivory, champagne and soft gradations of rose to complement the beautiful baroque church where our ceremony took place and the gorgeous palace where we had our cocktail hour and reception. My husband is a violinist, so we knew from the start that music would be one of the most important elements of our wedding. Our ceremony featured a 40-piece orchestra, an organ, a soprano and a choir, which all together made the atmosphere truly magical. It was even more special that most of the musicians were close friends of ours. Later on in the evening, a string quartet serenaded us during our four-course dinner, a 12-piece band welcomed our guests onto the dance floor, and a DJ kept us on our feet until two in the morning. For our first dance, 12 of our cellist friends performed a classical version of La Vie en Rose, and as a surprise, my husband performed a piece for me as part of his toast.

Our wedding was the best day of our lives and one we will look back on with a smile on our face and love in our hearts for years to come.

Wedding Photography: Stepan Vrzala / Ceremony: Strahov Cloister in Prague, Czech Republic / Reception: Zofin Palace in Prague, Czech Republic / Event Design + Planning: Exclusive Weddings in Prague / Floral Design: Inspirito / Wedding Cinematography: 31 Films / Wedding Invitations: Taylor Street Paper / Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

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Prague Wedding by Claire Morgan Photography

Prague holds a special place in my heart having studied there in college, so it was a real treat getting to stroll down the magical streets of this great city through the lens of Claire Morgan Photography. The bride and groom, a Canadian couple of Chinese descent, started with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and continued the celebration with a church wedding (and a Vera Wang dress change!) at the spectacular Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul. Intimate, cultural and classically beautiful, this one will keep you swooning in the full gallery!

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From Claire Morgan PhotographyVicky and Kevin are a Canadian couple of Chinese descent who recently got married in the beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic. Vicky styled herself and the wedding fabulously. She chose the Pantone color “Mimosa” as her accent colour, and the style and inspiration for the day was “Modern Bohemian with Colonial Hong Kong” traditions. She also had two different gowns: a gray, Chinese Qipao dress for the Chinese Tea ceremony in the morning, as well as a Vera Wang number for the church ceremony and reception. I was also very touched to hear that the yellow ranunculas flowers included in her bouquet were a symbolic gesture, representing her father walking with her down the aisle as she carried the bouquet in her hand, with her mom’s arm in the other. Her favorite memory of the day was the “Balloons of Blessings” in the air, resembling the lyrics of “Anchor” by Mindy Gledhill. Originally they only had music in English and Chinese, which reflected their origins, but their organist surprised them with worship music in Czech between the church readings. Vicky’s advice for brides planning now is to look beyond the wedding day and plan for the beautiful journey of marriage ahead.

Wedding Photography: Claire Morgan Photography / Ceremony: The Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul at Vyšehrad in Prague, Czech Republic / Reception: Restaurant Bellevue in Prague, Czech Republic / Wedding Planning: White — Prague Wedding Agency / Ring Cushion: Etsy / Accommodations: Mamaison Suite Hotel Pachtuv Palace Prague / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s Wedding Shoes: White by Vera Wang / Bride’s Chinese Ceremony Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Pearl Necklace: Agatha Paris / Bride’s Glass Bead Necklace: Sent / Bride’s Earrings: Blue Lagoon by Mikimoto / Hair + Makeup: {Bridal Beauty} Bara K. / Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo / Rings: De Beers, agnes b. + Blue Lagoon by Mikimoto

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