Sunday, July 10, 2011

The wedding story of Clare & Adrian- their Dubrovnik Wedding

Clare and Adrian first contacted me in December last year for an early June wedding, which is in the world of weddings abroad and destination weddings sort of a last minute booking. Their vision was clear and beautiful- wedding in the medieval Sponza Palace followed by a seaside reception venue. We added a bit more local touch by some of our bits and pieces but all in all it was their magical wedding story, and we too enjoyed every minute of it- planning, organizing and coordinating.

I loved a lot of things about their wedding and one of them surely was the feel of their families and some members in particular: Clare's father Kevin whom I absolutely loved talking to and who was there for his, as he called Clare- Daddy's little girl, every second of the wedding planning, even at our pre-wedding meeting :)) ; and Adrian's almost 90 years old Granpa who travelled all the way from Jamaica for the special day and thought I was kidnapping him when I took him to walk the easier path to the restaurant apart from all other guests. I had to menion them as they surely added a lot of emotional weight on this special day.

Adrian was getting ready at a hotel in Lapad bay where the whole wedding party was staying, and his best man was the above greatly mentioned Granpa. They were getting ready together and I thought this was amazing....

Clare was getting ready with the girls at the reception venue hotel and atmosphere was fabulous. Laid back, relaxed and beautiful. So relaxed that Clare was writing thank you cards to put in the Bridesmaids present boxes about an hour before ceremony in the hotel hallway so girls dont see her. I borrowed her my favorite fountain pen to write them and we laughed how people dont know how to write with fountain pens anymore. She had a perfect practice as next time she would use one was very soon from then- at her wedding ceremony....

Soon enough it was time for these two to bond their lives in marriage of unity. The ceremony took place in medieval Palace in the heart of the Old Town, Sponza Palace in front of 30 of their closest friends and family.
Adrian waiting for his Bride as she walks down the aisle with her Father.

And the first kiss of the newlyweds :)
After the ceremony the guests had a cocktail in Sponza Palace and then a panoramic boat cruise with a champagne and canapes reception aboard. Everyone absolutely loved it!

Upon return from the panoramic boat cruise around the islands and Old Town the coach took the wedding party to Grand Villa Argentina Hotel - one of Dubrovnik's, even Croatia's finest, Victoria restaurant and lounge bar where cocktail was first held with the sun setting over the city walls of Dubrovnik's Old town.

As it was getting darker we slowly moved to the top floor for dinner. Set up was beautiful, people were fantastic and ambiance was amazing. The jazz band played well known tunes and surprised the Jamaica crowd with a few jazzy performances of Bob Marley and Clare and Adrian truly were such a beautiful, relaxed and happy couple.

Thanks so much Clare and Adrian for your trust from the very beginning to today. It has been a priviledge and a true pleasure and I look forward to seeing you here for every anniversary, as agreed :)
Wishing you to be as happy every day as you were on this special day....

Happy Planning!!!


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