Thursday, April 30, 2020

Interview with a Bride who had to Postpone her Dubrovnik wedding due to Coronavirus

If things were normal, today Matea and I would be meeting Sorcha and Dan for their pre wedding meeting. We'd go to the registry office around 10am and then sip coffee in their wedding hotel and discuss their wedding timeline, meet their wedding vendors and around noon we'd likely switch to Gin and Tonics. But this scenario will have to wait a bit...
Oh how I love pre wedding meetings. So much emotions about them. And can't wait when this will actually happen! I remember when they visited Dubrovnik to check on their wedding venues last year, they met with Matea and she absolutely fell in love with them. I also remember her saying how they will be a perfect beginning of the season. Little did we know...

Sorcha and Dan during their Dubrovnik visit for pre wedding site inspections
I don't need to tell you much, Coronavirus affected every pore of our everyday lives and so it did the same to the wonderful world of weddings and even more so- destination weddings. All of a sudden, nobody knew what is happening and what will happen. Virus spread in a way we never expected it to in the world we live in and then - it was the end of the world as we knew it.... Soon enough, it was obvious that our May weddings are questionable. And Sorcha and Dan won't be opening our 2020 Dubrovnik Wedding Season in May. After a few long and reasonable emails, a postponement decision was a logical one.
Instead of bothering you with info you may already know, here is a first interview I ever made with a Bride, on how her world changed with the arrival of the little bastard known as COVID-19.

Photo by Foto Adria, all rights reserved
1.      When did you decide to postpone your wedding and how long did it take you to make that decision?
We knew that having to postpone our wedding was a possibility since the outbreak of COVID 19, but we were hopeful that things would soon get back to normal and our original wedding date would be ok. In middle of March there came a point where it was no longer going to be possible for us to fly into Dubrovnik in May, so that decision was taken out of our hands and we had to postpone.

2.      When is your new wedding date planned for?
Currently, our new wedding date is planned for August 1st 2020, and we have all of our fingers crossed that it will be possible this time around!

3.      Did cancelling come to your mind at all?
Not at all. We both love to travel, and since our first trip to Dubrovnik in May 2015, Dan and I both fell in love with it. Over the years we discussed having a destination wedding and it was always going to be in Dubrovnik, it wasn't even a question. When we got engaged we didn't even look into having a wedding here in Ireland, just got straight to planning with Dubrovnik Event! So for us, the only choice was when to make the decision to postpone, we never considered cancelling.
#postponedontcancel #showmustgoon

Sponza Palace, Sorcha and Dan's wedding ceremony venue (photo by Mihoci Studios, all rights reserved)
4.      Did you find your wedding vendors supportive and flexible?
Absolutely, every single one! I honestly could not imagine dealing with this whole situation without the amazing support and dedication from both you and the fabulous Matea. We cannot recommend Dubrovnik Event highly enough! All of the hard work and organisation that went into planning the original wedding day has just been seamlessly lifted up and moved to a different date! You both make it seem so effortless, even though I am sure it is a very stressful thing to have to coordinate and always done with such positivity and kindness. We appreciate the flexibility of all of our vendors so greatly and cannot wait to meet those who we have not yet had the pleasure to meet, when our wedding eventually comes around! 

5.      Do you think the virus consequences will influence the number of people to come to your wedding?
Hopefully not, as we were not having a huge wedding to begin with. But inevitably the virus may result in some travel fears or government restrictions that may result in us having a smaller wedding. But we are hopeful that our closest family and friends will still be able to attend. 

6.      Will you do something special to mark your original wedding date?
Definitely! Only today we received two packages in the post from our families, both with "do not open until May 3rd" written on them. So we will enjoy these surprises and open a bottle of bubbles to celebrate together and mark the occasion!

After ceremony cocktails boat for Sorcha and Dan's Dubrovnik Wedding (Photo by Foto Adria, all rights reserved)
7.      Did you put plans on hold or feel like planning these days when whole world is on pause?
Yes and no. Naturally we had to postpone our honeymoon until later in the year, but if all goes ahead in August then we will only be a few months behind with our original life plans, and that is not so bad. Sometimes it is difficult to make plans, but plans can always be changed, and sometimes it is good to have a pause. 

8.      Do you , as a Bride, think COVID and its consequences will influence the world of weddings, budgets, and in general wedding decisions?
I think it will, in the short term anyway. I would say COVID 19 has made a lot of brides and grooms take a step back and realise what is really important to them as a couple. It might make some couples realise they don't actually need all of the things they thought they did to make their wedding day the most special day of their lives, resulting in smaller, more intimate wedding ceremonies. 

9.      Do you plan on changing anything from your original date to a new date, like floral styling, d├ęcor, music, anything?
Hopefully not, after an entire year of emails back and forth, we could not be happier with the wedding we have planned! So to have all of our vendors available at our later date we are delighted to not have to change any of the well thought out details!

 
Sorcha and Dan's Dubrovnik Wedding Reception Venue, Vala Beach Club (photo by Mihoci studios, all rights reserved)
10.   Anything you’d like to say to all the Brides going through similar situation?
I would just say that whenever your wedding is, don't let the fear or disappointment of having to postpone your wedding consume you. As my family and friends said to me, it is alright to take the time to feel your feelings of upset or disappointment, but then pick yourself up and look forward to the day that your wedding can go ahead, and realise that it will be the most special day whenever that is because you are marrying the person you love, and will spend the rest of your lives together, and that is the most important thing in all of this!

Photo by Mihoci Studios all rights reserved
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Hoping this little interview will help you if you're a Bride who was in a similar or even same situation and maybe inspire you to have your destination wedding even if you didnt plan on it. Where better than in Dubrovnik, Croatia- the most incredible wedding destination of the Mediterranean....
Email us at info@dubrovnikevent.com for more information, we can't wait!
Your Dubrovnik Wedding Planners :)
Ines & Matea
Photo by Fabijan Drnas, all rights reserved


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Top ten questions to ask your (Dubrovnik) Wedding Planner

We have a saying in Croatia that would be roughly translated to something like this: "Those who ask, don't wander nor wonder". So this is a post devoted to questions. And answers of course :)
I have been working for ages on a long list of frequently asked questions so we can send to our clients to help them better understand the way we work and the way wedding planning generally goes. At first I envisioned this as a short list with only a few that will answer what you care about most. But wedding planning is not a small topic is it? And a wedding planner not just a random person you don't need to learn anything about and entrust them only the most important day of your life so far, right?
So I have come up to 25 for now (and still going!), a list we send to our clients at the time of booking.
I will share with you top ten I find most crucial at the time of sending inquries. Some questions you will find online us wedding planners are not a big fan of and we really dislike the feeling off being interrogated, so try to make it feel casual, we're people too, people who care about your wedding probably more than anyone else around you , trust me on this one... So let's hit it off! :)

Photo by Fabijan Drnas, all rights reserved
 1. Are you available on my wedding date and will I be your only client that day?
Why is this a first question? If you are fixed on a date and not on a planner, you want to make sure you are not wasting anyone's time, least yours, with someone who isn't available on your wedding date. I have had clients change dates so we can be their planner and I have had clients I had to reject as they were fixed on the date. Either way, prioritize!
As far as being the only client goes, many event planning companies have multiple wedding planners and you will have your own, so they may take more than one wedding, and also some may have another event from a client who got married a day before or is about to marry the day after. What's important is that you make sure that your wedding planner will be with you on the day. Also ask about hours- from when to when they will be on the wedding day with you?

Photo by Veronica Arevalo, all rights reserved
2. How involved will I be in the wedding planning process?
This will help you understand the planner works. You want them explain in general will you have to choose the exact vendors they work with or will they provide you with several options (usually what we recommend, simply for comparison reasons and also because not everyone has a same taste). You want to make sure the planner will work in your best interest advocating your visions and ideas to all vendors you may need. Make sure to check if they are willing to work with vendors you book on your own- in our case, we don't take any responsibility for the work and quality of vendors not booked through us. Not out of spite but simply because many times before we have had lost-in-translation kind of situations where either that vendor doesnt feel comfortable with us guiding them or they keep saying the Bride told them differently. Either way, it doesn't feel right and we will for example always ask from our Clients to brief their vendors (most of the time this is the photographer or videographer they brought from home or a band they booked online) that we run the show. Because you pay us to do so. And our job and mission is to have you covered ;)

Photo by Foto Adria, all rights reserved
 3. How much do you charge and what is included in this price?
Oh the money talk. Don't let it be your first question, it's simply not polite :), but do make sure to ask far in advance so there are no surprises. In our case, we have packages that are based on what kind of ceremony you do- civil, church or symbolic. Our wedding planning packages are a flat fee, tax inclusive that cover unlimited wedding planning, consulting, emails, calls, you name it :) plus all local admin costs. Some of our colleagues charge a percentage based fee or simply a service fee. This may be a good time to disuss methods and dynamics of payments, deposits and contracts. Check if the planner in question does day of coordination only as well or exclusively full service planning and coordination, like us. Be open and transparent and so will we, always! What I mean here is be open about your budgets as well and don't take it the wrong way if we tell you some venues are simply not doable for this budget. It's something like not understanding how you cannot buy a Ferrari for 10,000 euros, well- you get the idea. We will do everything we can to adapt to your budget but we ask the same from you- staying realistic what can be put on table in that budget too.

Photo by Veronica Arevalo, all rights reserved
4. What do you not do? Ie what will be a sole responsibility of mine?
Sometimes it is more important to know what isn't included than what is! For example, in our case, we don't do stationary such as invites, save the date cards, wedding websites and thank you cards. We don't deal with rings or wedding dresses and we don't deal with flights. We are happy to recommend vendors but you will know better who does best where you come from. What we do? All local! From the moment you set your foot to Croatia till you leave, we are here to assist you and your guests with any and all arrangements- from airport and local transfers, tours and trips, speed boat rentals, jet skis, beauty treatments, babysitting services, VIP entrances to local clubs, restaurant reservations and of course all wedding related items, any! So basically, locally, you name it, well handle it. As long as it's legal ;)

Photo by Veronica Arevalo, all rights reserved
5. How do we communicate - how and best do we contact you?
Ok this is a big one.... What our clients often forget is that this is our job. And nobody works 24/7. Keep that in mind when you send that WhatsApp message on Sunday morning. We all have families and we very much appreciate when our personal space and time are appreciated. We always recommend scheduling a phone call (ideally during working hours, so if you work same hours as we do- how about during your lunch break?) to make sure we fully devote our energy to you. Our working hours in the season (which in our case is 7-8 months per year) are often manic and 12-15 hour working day - office in the morning, meetings midday with clients from yesterday or from tomorrow, wedding the rest of the day and bedtime sometime after midnight. Life of a wedding planner is far from fancy or coveted (though a LOT of fun :)) but it's quite well organized, at least in our case. We will be there for you all the way in every segment of the planning and the day itself but please let's plan on it! And please let's keep weekends off for us as well, at  least in off season- my kids  love spending Saturdays with me too :)
The only time when you will have our 24/7 availability is during your wedding week. Then, there's no rules and we act as planners, psychologists, nurses, emergency contacts and much more :)

Photo by Bobi, private album
 6. Can you tell me more about your participation and work on my wedding day?
It's so important to nail this in advance and right. It's so important to manage your expectations. Most of us don't sit in front of your hotel room like in some movies you may have seen, waiting to see if there's anything you'll need. We are here for you at all times, but physically we don't arrive to your hotel room before a few hours before the ceremony itself. It's simply not necessary (given that all is going as planned).
My reply on this question would be as follows: my mornings are reserved for clearing up inbox and going through every single detail of your wedding, checking for the 5th time in two days all and every single vendor that has anything to do with your wedding that all is clear. I pick up bridal bouquet and bring it to you around 3 hours before the ceremony so it is kept fresh for as long as possible. Then I'll sit down with you to see how you feel, if you have eaten (one of key questions I always ask, if you don't eat you don't get married, as simple as that ;)- it's the one thing I don't compromize on! :)) and go over the plan of the day once again. I'll brief your Bridesmaids and family members on what they need to know and then I'll let you enjoy those last few hours of getting ready for your wedding. I'll come to pick you up when it's time to go and make sure you have your bouquet on you, your veil is set up right and there is a person in the bridal party who knows how to fix it if needed.
I'll have your back when you walk down the aisle (not literally :)) and I'll be the first person you'll see when you get married and walk up the aisle with your husband, clearing your hair from confetti and giving you a huge sweaty hug to congratulate you on becoming a Mrs.
I'll spend the rest of the day with you and your guests, making sure all goes as planned and your expectations are hopefully exceeded. My job is done when you can't stop hugging me :)
I'll cue you for the speeches, cake cutting time, first dance as well as that time to fix your lipstick and time to have a shot on the side with me. And I'll probably go to bed long after you. I will be your guardian angel on the day, I can promise you that.
And then people wonder how we become friends with our clients.... :D


Photo by Veronica Arevalo, all rights reserved





Photo by Svadbas Photography, all rights reserved

Photo by Fabijan Drnas, all rights reserved


Photo by Svadbas photography, all rights reserved

Photo by Foto Adria, all rights reserved
6. Do we need to pay for the meals of people who work at our wedding, such as you, DJ and photographer?
We, the wedding staff, are very sensitive to this one, let me tell you honestly. We're people too, remember? And we eat here and there, too. So a small meal during your wedding dinner when there are no logistics to look after will be very much appreciated. Please keep in mind we will always suggest that a small meal (nog the wedding meal of course) is covered for the coordinators, photo and video team, AV team and music team. We will be very thankful. Feel free to stop by our staff table and have a drink with us at some point, you'll have fun, I promise :)

Photo by Fabijan Drnas, all rights reserved


7. How many weddings have you planned, how many do you plan in a year and can you share some of your references?
Experience is everything in our profession. And I mean everything. It means ability to improvize when needed, best contacts and local support, wide range of communication skills, handling and extinguishing fire emergencies within guests relations and family issues and seemlessly running the show with a smile on our face. Sometimes speaking to other brides will help understand something that didnt come to your mind before. And keep in mind you're hiring someone who will literally look after your whole wedding, you don't want to take any chances here and trust me on this. We have had clients book new agencies over us due to lower costs and came back to  us crying after a few months. You get monkeys when you pay peanuts- and you know that! Of course, look for value for the money but don't do compromize your one and only weddings just because the cost is low(er)- there's usually a reason for that.

Photo by Svadbas Photography, all rights reserved

Photo by Svadbas Photography, all rights reserved
8. Do you plan on backup options for all vendors and venues?
I still cannot believe that there are planners who plan weddings (once in a lifetime event, let's not forget, for most at least!) without a backup plan. I  have seen it backfire so many times and trust me it's not fun. Our motto is leaving nothing to chance. If the venue has outdoor capacity for 200 and indoor for 50, we promote it as a 50 people venue. As simple as that. We have had clients who went elsewhere because we refused to plan their wedding on a venue without a backup and they were sure it won't rain on their wedding day. You're guessing right- most of these had a stormy wedding day, in every sense possible.
Especially in Dubrovnik, where we don't have marquis and tent companies and it will cost you thousands of Euros to bring someone last minute from other parts of Croatia to jump in and save the day. Trust me, this question should definitely be your priority. And the answer should be always yes, heck insist even on putting it in the contract.

Photo by Foto Adria, all rights reserved
9. What is your cancellation policy?
In this sensitive time, especially now with Coronavirus is threating to all travel related segments including destination eddings, you will want to know the cancellation policy and have it clearly outlined in the contract. Most vendors and venues will be willing to transfer deposits to a different date (pretty much no matter the reason) but do keep in mind if you decide to cancel in non act of God situation, in most cases deposits will be non refundable and this is why they are called retainers (this is likely to be around 2-3000€ with venue deposits). When clients cancel a wedding after months or even years of planning, please keep in mind we have done our fair share of work which is covered by a deposit which is usually half of our service cost.

Photo by DT studio, all rights reserved
10. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your experience, your company and its philosophy?
I was debating whether to put this one in top 10 or not. Simply because not everyone enjoys being asked their personal things. But a wedding is such a personal event and you will get in an intense relationship with your wedding planner. All of my clients know names of my kids and it's on purpose I speak about them in front of my clients. Over the next few months or even years you will speak to us more than you speak to most people in your life. It's just the way it goes. So you will want to do your research on your planner and you will want to know a bit about them as well. How long they' ve been in the business? How did they get in the business? What did they do before being a planner (sometimes this is a very important and interesting piece of info) and what does your company value and believe in?
As for us, this is personal touch and bespoke Client experience approach. We are known for making friends in a lot of our clients and staying in touch with them for years after their wedding. Being a family business, our philosophy goes far beyond a business scope, we truly live and love what we do. We believe in promptness and professionalism all the way- slacking, ignorrance and amateurism are simply not an option in the way we work. And we honestly hope this is again and again recognized by our clients, partners and vendors.
Oh and we do our best to have fun while working, hope the photos in this post brought to you at least a bit closer to who we are and what we do :)

Photo by Mihoci Studios, all rights reserved

Photo by Katija Zivkovic, all rights reserved

Photo by Foto ADria, all rights reserved

Photo by Veronica Arevalo, all rights reserved

Photo by Fabijan Drnas, all rights reserved


For more questions, answers and information on your Dubrovnik wedding, we cannot wait to hear from you at info@dubrovnikevent.com
Read more on what our clients say about us here

                                                                        HAPPY PLANNING!

Friday, January 24, 2020

Destination wedding trends of 2020

I rarely write such general posts but I really felt it was time to do one... Trends, what a big words, isn't it? But whether we want it or not, we follow them, some of them of course and perhaps we set some too! In weddings however, you can see same paatterns and trends taking place worldwide! So let me tell you some of them that are expecting us in 2020- and by all means do write more if you think of them or know of them :)

1.  Let's start with an official one and quite big on the chart of wedding priorities- color of the year! After last year's vivid living coal (which wasnt an easy one on floral choices let me tell you that!), this year Pantone went for- wait for it.... CLASSIC BLUE! You may find it dull for a wedding, but there is a lot you can do with this color when it comes to matching and pairing. Think gold (like in below photos of a stunning wedding we did in Dubrovnik's Art Gallery a couple of years ago), magenta or simply white. And let's not forget using it in fabrics such as groom's and his ushers' suits or even bridesmaids dresses!

Photo by Mihoci Studios, all rights reserved
 2. Sustainability- that's a tough one but definitely one we have been seen much more awareness for in the past few years. Couples are more and more thinking of the carbon footprint vendors are leaving in creating their events and usage of plastic at weddings as well as where all the food and ingredients are coming from!
Think flowers too- reusing and recycling is the way to go- many couples are asking what happens to all the decor after the lights are turned off or take the flowers from the wedding to decorate their day after venue. The truth is- many local vendors don't have proper sustainability practices in place, but the awareness is rising, make sure of that. And keep in mind that Croatia and its people value their nature above all so it's a place where environmentally friendly has always been in trend!


3. Special food stations with an accent on local and personalized- ok this has really always been a trend, more or less! But we have seen more and more couples wanting to do something different and personalize to the best extent possible so their guests recognize them in the little things throughout the wedding. A few years ago we had a bride who ate popcorn every night she'd come home from work. Of course we brought a popcorn machine to her fortress wedding (the guy who had to bring it up 200 steps wasn't so thrilled about it :D) and served popcorn in personalized carton boxes. Everyone LOVED LOVED LOVED it! Moreso, think prosciutto carving stations, local cake making station, grappas or olive oil as favors and local fish sushi  making stations. Yup, we got them all!

Photo by Mihoci Studios, all rights reserved

Photo by Mihoci Studios, all rights reserved
4. Specialty Liquor Bars- ok this is a big one! We have seen weddings where clients asked for cocktail barmen but mixology is a whole new level lately! And cigars of course- last year we did an event with Cuban theme and had a station with a uban guy rolling cigars for the guests in front of their very eyes. Pretty cool, huh? 
Proper glassware and garnishes are a must too! Most popular in our experience have shown to be whiskey and tequila bars but cocktails are still trending. Basically, whatever does it for you! And your guests, of course :)




5. Videography. Yes, the time of your uncle videoing with his shaky hands is done and so is the time where your friend film the most important moments of your life to date by their very good Iphone camera. It's become a part of any decent wedding, video that  is and the only job you have to do is find the right team to film your special day. And please don't mention those times when videographers stood with a camera in your face- yes those times are past tense as well- video teams are nowadays equipped with state of art tehnology, drones, tinies mics you can imagine and very artistic talents. So don't wait up, email us about the video options! You'll be sorry later if you don't!

                                           

6. Destination weddings in locations that are still hidden gems :)- and yes, this is where Dubrovnik and whole of Croatia comes in! Don't wait up! Email us for more info!

Photo by Mihoci studios, all rights reserved

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Dubrovnik 2019 Floral Wedding Trends

Never really thought of myself as a trendsetter, in anything. Good trend follower, well that's another piece of cake that I can relate to. Am I am big fan of trends? No, not really. But in weddings, they really do come handy, especially if you're doing a destination wedding in a country you don't live or know local flowers, florists, decoraters, offers etc.
And trust me, there's a lot to know :)
I'll cover here a bit of this and a bit of that and I truly hope you find it useful like my Brides do :)

So let's start with flowers!
  • LOCAL FLOWERS- LAVENDER PLEASE! We get so many Dubrovnik brides asking about local flowers and seasonal local offer. Do keep in mind that absolutely all Dubrovnik florists get their flowers from Netherlands and store them locally. Croatia doesn't have a standard flower farm as such so we don't really grow local flowers in bulk. Many of you will think lavender is a way to go but it blooms for such a short period (count June and that's about it!) so for the rest of the year it would have to be dried (read: flying around everywhere!) and preserved. May be a good option for table centerpieces but wouldn't recommend it dried for a bridal bouquet or God forbid confetti- you will be getting rid of dried lavender from your hair for days to come :)
Charming Mljet island wedding of Rachael and Rob, photo by Katija Zivkovic. 

Crona's bridal bouquet made purely of fresh lavender. End of June was ideal for this idea!

Isabel's Dubrovnik October wedding and her desire of having lavender on wedding tables made us dry it- it was still amazing!
  • BOHO CHIC STYLE - oh the boho style, that pleasant laid back floral design that is actually anything but laid back as you will learn while talking to your Dubrovnik wedding florist. Playful texture and colors, garden roses and greenery, free spirit and barefoot newlyweds. That would be a pure definition though you are allowed to wear sandals. Honestly, I don't see many Dubrovnik wedding venues that fit this style, but some that come to my mind are located on islands, surrounded by pine trees and everlasting sound of crickets, where you enjoy the sunset with the feet in the sea while sipping a glass of your wedding signature cocktail. Keep in mind this relaxed style can turn out to be quite pricey as it requires a lot of flowers to get the look and usually pricey flowers too (read Dave Austin roses, peonies, hydrangeas etc). But is it beautiful? Oh my God- stunning!
Boho, elegant and luxurious. This is it! Photo by Mihoci Studios.

Photo by Mihoci Studios.

Combination of pastels and candles, the most romantic boho style of all!

One of the most playful bouquets we have had. More rustic than boho, but oh so chic!



  • GREEENERY- now that's a trend that's been here for a couple of years and we're not seeing it fading out any time soon. Why is that, you ask? Well, being simple, cost effective and luxurious at once for one! Easily accessible, ideal for long tables that are oh so trendy and we are so in love with, greenery oriented centerpieces are one of the favorites among our brides lately. You can do so much with greenery, it is incredible- from falling centerpieces to grand chandeliers. And if you incorporate a flower here and there and add romance to the rustic chic style, you got yourself a winner! And don't forget a truck load of candles!
Photo by DT Studio

Photo by DT Studio

Photo by Katija Zivkovic

Photo by Katija Zivkovic
  • LIGHTS OF ALL KINDS - different kind of lighting has become a major part of most of our clients decor planning and it suits pretty much all venues if chosen right. For a romantic feel, there are fairy lights around the trees. For rustic style there are string lights (festoons) that add that country feel touch. Then there are hanging Chinese paper lanterns - a wedding decor evergreen already. Let's not forget ambiental lighting some venues can do without and some can't. Do ask your wedding planner on the opinion on that, it can make a world of a difference. And finally, the grand crystal chandeliers, decorative pieces that will make any venue look like a million dollars. If they are your style. But done in a right way, they're everyone's style, trust me ;)
Villa Rose, Photo by DT Studio. Lanterns and festoons, two in one :)

Lanterms and festoons, Villa Rose. Photo by DT Studio

Photo by Thierry Joubert. Lovrijenac venue. The Red Fort of Game of Thrones, if you are into GOT weddings :)

Villa Sheherezada. Ana and Tom's wedding one beautiful June evening. Lighting was so important here.

A venue that without these lights looks nowhere near this chic and cool. The red light and festoons have made all the difference in creating the ambiance this fab Indian night.

St Lawrence fort, one of a kind venue that can be transformed into everything. I especially loved chandeliers on this wedding to break the air between the medieval stone and starry skies of Dubrovnik. Photo by MIhoci studios.

If done properly, combining lights can work really well. Milan and Kreena's wedding reception was a true proof of that!

Fadi during his dancing sesson in Villa Sheherezada. His bride Karell and I organized the tree fairy lights literally a couple of hours before the reception start. The lighting guy wasnt too happy about it, but we did it :)
Photo by Mihoci Studios

Island venues work especially well for lanterns and fairy lights.... Romance at its best....
Lights can be madly photogenic! Photo by DT Studio, Villa Rose island of Kolocep.
  • BEING YOURSELF- as you can see, trends are not really my thing. Most of these photos are actually from the past 10 years randomly, so it doesn't really matter what's in trend, what matters is what's a reflection of you. Personalization will always be in trend. Don't forget that. Stay true to yourself and you will enjoy everything you design for your most special Dubrovnik destination wedding. 
Photo by Katija Zivkovic



Photo by Mihoci studios
So we come to an end of this mini topic. It's actually huge, but as long as you stick to what you love and enjoy, you'll be just fine, be it in trend or no.
For more personal ideas, contact us at info@dubrovnikevent.com

Happy Planning!
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