Destination wedding in Dubrovnik, Croatia

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If you’re considering a destination wedding and Dubrovnik, Croatia isn’t on the list, then I suggest you go and put it on there right this minute. One look at these incredible images by PETAR JURICA and you’ll see just why. Dubrovnik is one of the most attractive and popular cities in Europe. A city of great history, it has beautiful landscapes, great weather and has one of the best preserved medieval walled cities in the world. A real gem. Kendra & Spencer travelled from their home in Austin, Texas to celebrate their love in this beautiful part of the world. Read on for their thoughts on the day…

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“When we first started dating, Kendra was studying in Italy and I came over to visit her. On a whim, we decided to travel around Croatia and fell in love with the place. It was a big adventure and made both of us realize that the relationship had some serious legs. Our time in Dubrovnik in particular was really special, and when we decided to get married, we couldn’t think of any other place that would be more fitting for the big day.

It was definitely challenging to organize everything sight unseen. Our wedding planner, Kike Skvrce, was really helpful with connecting the dots, but of course you never know what you’ve sign up for until you see it in person! Surprisingly, making payments was more of a challenge than we expected – a few banks in the U.S. wouldn’t do international wire transfers to Croatia, which was very disappointing. At the end of the day though, we couldn’t have asked for things to turn out better.

We really wanted the location to dominate – all decorations were super simple, minimalist, and handmade. The idea was that we picked places that would really speak for themselves and that would just lend itself to people having a fantastic time. We really wanted to make sure that our guests had a great time and really enjoyed their experience – those were our biggest priorities from the beginning. With that in mind, we were really focused on good music, good food, and good views – the sorts of things that would really stick in everyone’s memories. We only wish we could have had more time in Dubrovnik! If you plan a wedding there, make sure to recommend that your guests meet up in Buza Bar – that was another highlight for many people (both before and after the wedding day).”

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Photographer PETAR JURICA / Wedding Planner DO YOU WED ME DUBROVNIK / Wedding Dress CATHERINE DEANE from BHLDN / Shoes KLUB NICO from ANTHROPOLOGIE / Flowers CVIJET BY KIKE / Groom’s suits BANANA REPUBLIC / Accessories FAMILY HEIRLOOMS / Cake PUCIC PALACE / Stationery BRIDE & GROOM / Hair & make-up ANA VUKAS / Wedding Bands BEYOND THE ROCKZ and AIDEMEMOIRE / Live music GADJO MANOUCHE
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Photography ANOUSCHKA ROKEBRAND / Design & florals JOY PROCTOR DESIGN / Gown SAMUELLE COUTURE / Headpiece JANNIE BALTZER / Hair & make-up MIA JEPPSON / Stationery & invitations WRITTEN WORD CALLIGRAPHY / Tabletop rentals & jewellery CLASSIC VINTAGE RENTALS / Linens LA TAVOLA LINEN / Tuxedo J.CREW / Ribbon SILK & WILLOW / Grooms styling CHAD KEFFER / Ring box THE MRS. BOX / Video MG IMAGE / Location VILLA CIMBRONE
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From Devin the bride-to-be: “My fiancé, Justin, and I met in New York when he was visiting a mutual friend. We embarked on a long distance relationship for just three months until I relocated and joined him in Miami.

Like most couples in a long distance relationship, when we had the opportunity to spend time with one another, we wanted to really make it count. One of the first special places for us was Vizcaya, a historic museum and garden in Coral Gables, so when Justin planned a Sunday afternoon there for us this past spring, I was certainly on high alert!

It was a beautiful day in late March, and as we explored the grounds, I noticed that Justin had become uncharacteristically quiet. I suggested we move out to the gardens, and as soon as we stepped outside, Justin exclaimed, “There are so many people out here!” Now I thought that surely he was working towards a proposal… and I started getting so nervous! I just kept thinking, “It’s happening! It’s happening! Don’t fall down these stairs… It’s happening!” We reached a secluded fountain, and as we circled it hand in hand, we gushed to one another how happy we made each other and how much we were looking forward to all of our future adventures as a couple when Justin paused and got down on one knee to pop the big question with a Paige family heirloom.

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Photography MELANIE GABRIELLE / Tulle skirt ANTHROPOLOGIE / Earrings RENT THE RUNWAY / Location VIZCAYA MUSEUM & GARDENS

 

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