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Classic & Elegant Prague Wedding

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I think this is possibly the first wedding I’ve ever featured from Prague… or the Czech Republic at all for that matter. I travelled through this part of the world many years ago and the historic buildings there are so insanely beautiful – they really are spoilt for choice in this regard. Something we are sadly lacking here in New Zealand! Katherine & Konstantine – both Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgeons – (I know right? Very impressive to say the least!) held their wedding at CHATEAU MCLEY, a historic castle on the outskirts of Prague, in an atmosphere of warmth and love. In honour of a family tradition they infused their day with touches of lemon yellow throughout the decor. NASTIA VESNA captured these stunning images of a magical day.

Katherine says, “The venue was absolutely fascinating! Chateau Mcely is heaven on earth in means of everything – service, beautiful location, interior design. It looks astonishing and very classy with shades of history everywhere. We chose it also because of the pre-planned visit of a European Conference on Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery in Prague. It made it easier for our colleagues to plan both – the wedding and the conference.

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TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR WEDDING DRESS: The search of a dress was not a long story. I knew I wanted it to be a bit vintage and classy with subtle lace and delicate embroidery. So when I saw Inbal Dror dresses on the web, I called to Metal Flaque salon in Paris, made an appointment and in several weeks I was there talking to David. He was very amazed by the fact that I’ve tried on just one dress. But I could say it was love at first sight! The dress was made according to my measurements in 5 months and fitted perfectly

I decided to have lily of the valley plain bouquet as it seems so beautiful and timeless! As for the other décor it was professionally combined of white, pale pink and yellow flowers by Marketa Motlova. We also had lemons as a detail – it’s our family tradition started at the wedding of my younger sister.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OUT TO COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? You should try to fulfill your dreams and ideas as it’s the day that will remain in your heart forever. I’m fond of vintage and classy stuff so we’ve decided to make it simple but elegant. I’m not sure that fashion and trends have to do a lot with wedding as we all dream to have just one. And dreams flow not as quick as fashion.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: The most memorable moment for me was the eyes of my husband when he saw me walking towards him in the wedding dress. And the vows of course. Its something one can never forget!

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Photography NASTIA VESNA / Venue CHATEAU MCLEY, PRAGUE / Wedding dress INBAL DROR / Bride’s shoes MANOLO BLAHNIK / Florals MARKETA MOTLOVA / Coordination PETRA STYCHOVA / Cake HONZA STERBA / Invitations SVETLANA GAYVORONSKAYA / Hair & make-up MILI DVORAKOVA / Video LEOS BRABEC
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Relaxed elegant Italian Wedding

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Sophie & Oliver wanted to host a laid back yet elegant affair with a ceremony in the olive grove and a romantic al fresco dinner. However sometimes a little thing called the weather puts paid to these plans. Not that you can tell from these beautiful images by LISA POGGI PHOTOGRAPHY!

Clara from CHIC WEDDINGS IN ITALY who helped the couple plan their wedding says, “Sophie & Oliver chose Conti di San Bonifacio Wine Resort for their wedding day as they were captured by its smart interior decor and its stunning exterior. They were keen to host the wedding outdoors, but unfortunately the weather played a trick on us and we had to move indoors for dinner. The result though was even more special with an extremely long banqueting table. The bride created her own stationery theme, which was also printed on the customized runner that decorated the crisp white linen tablecloth and on the personalized signs around the venue. We came up with the idea of a Caravan bar which was handcrafted by a local artist and built just for them in the pool garden. Mouthwatering cocktails were served by trendy bartenders throughout the night. Such a fun bash!

From LISA, “Sophie and Oliver are one of a kind clients for us, we met them almost one year before their wedding day for engagement pictures and civil ceremony and this allowed us to create an amazing friendship bond that is not common in our business. Hearing them thank us in their evening speeches with such love and respect melted our hearts and almost made us cry! I think that this kind of bond helped us made amazing shots during the most perfect day ever regarding light and colors. Conti di San Bonifacio has amazing views and spectacular colors that created a perfect fit with the color palette Sophie had chosen. What a blast!

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Photography LISA POGGI PHOTOGRAPHY / Venue CONTI DI SAN BONIFACIO WINE RESORT / Planning & styling CHIC WEDDINGS IN ITALY / Florals JARDINDIVERS / Music ALMA PROJECT / Hair & make-up GIULIA CRESCI / Bride’s shoes JIMMY CHOO / Bridal gown JENNY PACKHAM
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Bold coloured St Petersburg wedding

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Ksyusha & Roma got married in St Petersburg on the English Embankment and had KSENIA MILUSHKINA capture their special day. After their ceremony in the morning, they had a photo session along the shores of Finsky Bay. Ksyusha wore a stunning one shoulder gown from designer HELEN MILLER and had OH MY FLOWERS create some beautifully vibrant floral arrangements.

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HOW DID YOU MEET? Our story began in a very classical way; we met at university. Two years after we went on vacation to Bulgaria with friends, everything started from there which was very unexpected for both of us.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL: After seven happy years, during a summer Jazz Festival in Copenhagen, in a quiet cozy Scandinavian garden after an amazing dinner, I received a very cherished box and proposal to spend many many years together.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? Our civil ceremony was in the morning in the luxurious Palace of Marriage on the English Embankment. After it guests left for a river tour, and we went to Finsky Bay for a photo session. In the evening we all met in a restaurant with The Simpsons theme in the arrangement of Green Day.

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Photographer KSENIA MILUSHKINA / Florist OH MY FLOWERS / Venue & Caterer RYBA NA DACHE / Dress Designer HELEN MILLER / Shoes MANOLO BLAHNIK & NOË / Rings CARTIER / Hair & make-up OLGA VERONA / Grooms Attire COSTUME CODE
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