Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Weddings in Dubrovnik Season 2012

Well, another year gone by. Wedding season wise at least. And every end of wedding season I think this has been my best and favorite year so far. And then I remember the previous ones, start smiling at the thoughts of amazing people I met and their most special moments I had the honor of sharing with them. Every year is so special and brings new friends into my life. Enriches my life in new ways. Fullfills my life in new dimensions. So I always look forward what the next one will bring.
This post is just an acknowledgment of another year gone by, a beautiful year I will never forget- for all the people that have walked through it with me and all the moments I lived thru.
So much of the words. This one is a photo blog. My fav of 2012 Dubrovnik Weddings by Dubrovnik Event. Hope it inspires you as it has inspired me.

Sarah & Bryan, from Scotland, our first 2012 wedding, that took place on April 12th , the only sunny day that week. The two of them eloped to get married and Marin and myself were their witnesses. It truly was a special day and we will never forget them. One of my fav bouquets of the year too!
You know how weddings are mostly about Brides and getting ready for the big day. And that's how it should be. But this photo is so much about the groom getting ready. One of my fav photos of all times. Ejiro with his brother before heading to the church to marry the love of his life, Kekuut.

Beach weddings, actually so rare, but so beautiful. Usually done in off season, like this one, end of April, a gorgeous day, 30 degrees and 15 happy Irish to celebrate. Niamh and Grahame are amazing people, and their wedding was super cool. Just look at the fabulous green wedding dress! 
One of those happy moments you never forget, surrounded by your loved ones, just minutes after you were pronounced husband and wife. Another thing to mention about Jonathan who got married to lovely Jennifer on the photo here is that he had a lot of fun on his jet ski stag party the day before the wedding, that early May day, crashing a brand new jet ski, thankfully nobody got hurt, only a hefty check to cover the damage. But Jonathan says it was well worth it :)
I just love kids at weddings. I think they add that special cheer and soul to the day.  Just keep them occupied, that's the key :) . This particular lovely lady called Ava was actually in charge of the sun that came out that day after torrential rain that came down in the morning as she broke the CHild of Prague figure by accident. The legend says you need to put the child of Prague outside to call for good weather but it can only happen if it is broken by accident. That's exactly what happened when Ava played with it. Unbelievably enough, 30 minutes after that the black clouds were replaced by clear blue skies and beautiful sun that kept on shining all day. Here is a legent I started to believe in. Well done Ava!

Amanda and Barry, one of my favorite couples of all times. Natural, easygoing, beautiful, laid back and  trustworthy.  Loved the moment they took in time to observe their guests enjoying the seating and mingling. With best mojito in town in their hands. It truly was a fantastic wedding. Each wedding is a reflection of the Bride and Groom's attitude, and that is a fact.
Tina & Bart, a fabulous couple we really enjoyed planning a wedding with. Their 3 day  Indian celebrations were a weekend to remember for everyone, including the whole of our team. Tina is Indian, Bart is Dutch and they live in London. And their wedding weekend had segments of all three cultures. It was truly beautiful.
This photo describes Beth, the bride in it so well. Those who know her would  know what I want to say. Anyhow,  I loved this beautiful completely relaxed couple and everything about their wedding. Islands tell a special story. 
Wedding of Kerry and James was so well thought through and enriched with so many details that even I  got new ideas out of it. And their story is just so special, it truly was an honor being there with them on their wedding Day.
I have never seen love so pure and so deep like with Sylvie and Guy. I wish to be so in love and so happy at the age of 60. This particular wedding, shared only with their kids from their previous marriages reminded me of just how much I love what I do. The wedding took place on a date they first met, 20 years after they first met, spent half of their lives with wrong people and then reunited in true love...
This was by far the largest destination wedding in Croatia of all times. 300 people 3 day, 9 event  Indian wedding. Loved every moment of it and will never forget Rishi and Shilpa, two amazing people who trusted us with all their hearts to pull of what has not been pulled off yet in this area ever. 
Jon, readings his vows one more time before Katie, his bride enters the medieval palace they got married in this June.  These are the special moments I am talking about..... Captured for a lifetime.
This lovely Polish couple living in Dublin got married with their closest friends mid June and highlighted our season with their simplicity and honesty. Amazing people, amazing wedding. 
God knows Nicola and Mark went through a lot very close to their wedding with everything going on around them. Yet their spirit stayed high and positive and their wedding one of my all time favorites. They are a kind of people you want to have around in your life. 
Mariann got married to Geir on the charming island of Lopud one sunny and hot June day. I will always remember this wedding not only because it gave Marin and myself a great opportunity to spend a working weekend on a sandy beaches island but also about the amazing and incredibly visible love these two people feel for each other. 
I absolutely love this photo, captured so much a wedding is. Beautiful wedding cake just about to be cut, enchanted  child behind it waiting for it to be tried and happy smiling newlyweds in the mist of the photo. Not to mention that this Mljet island wedding, and the couple that took us on their journey with them, Nevena and Robert, gave a whole new dimension to the meaning of the words Wedding, Bride and Groom. In a most positive way you can imagine.

Now this is what I call arrival of the Bride in style, on her own speed boat, waiving at her guests with a freshly made wedding bouquet. Maria and Enrique, two amazing happy people who have been a true pleasure planning their wedding weekend with. No doubts they will stay married happily every after. 

Wedding masses. Not so much fun for the kids. Love this one. At a fabulous Irish wedding of Christine and Brendan, one of the hotest days of the year, 7th of July :) but a great date isn't it?

This is by far one of the most magical venues you can imagine in Dubrovnik. It also comes with a most magical price as you can imagine. However due to the management which is also manages a renowned hotel in Dubrovnik cancelling all the weddings in the hotel, they offered us this incredible villa as a back up when it was available. Funny thing is, all weddings held here were just perfect for the venue, so I truly believe it was meant to be. 

Wow what a wedding. Truly rustical, natural, shabby chic. Island ceremony, picnic afterwards, beers on the rustic boat taking them to another island, incredibly unique musicians, rubber duck swimming contest and much more. Loved, loved, loved it. Thanks Hannah & Olly. 

Katherine and Daniel, from New Orleans, USA, loved the idea of coming to Dubrovnik to get married with their closest ones. The wedding ended up being almost 150 guests, and soooo much fun.
You know how you always expect a Bride to be emotional so when you get a moment like this captured, it truly is special. Duane, I love you for this look. And I bet Orla does too :)

Anatoliy waiting for Tanya his Bride. Minutes before Bridal entrance is my favorite time of the wedding, this is greatest anticipation on all sides....
This was a beautiful Russian wedding that started in the morning and ended in the morning. 

How can I write a blog and not include my husband in it in some way? :) This photo was taken at a Romanian wedding of Oana and Dragos who insisted there was a Croatian flag on the ship. Marin took the role of the flag carrier. As you can see, a proud one. I should make a shirt photo out of this really. Proud to be a Croat. :) We truly did feel like guests at this wedding so thanks guys.

Lindsay with her lovely father just before the bridal entrance and before she became a wife of a  great guy named Damon. Loved every single thing about this wedding. There will definitely be a blog post about it so stay tune.

Sometimes you are just happy. Happily in love. Anna & Mark most definitely are. And so was their wedding. Another one I will tell you much more about in a blog post....

So when we say unlimited services in wedding planning, we mean it. This time I was Nuriko's bridesmaid. her dress kept struggling with the uneven floor and stone so I quickly transformed from a wedding planner to an enthusiastic bridesmaid. A bit too big to be a flower girl surely.... :)

There's more to the bride and groom getting ready. Our little family members need to do so too. And we are here for them. Ross,  the father of Scarlett, making her ready for the wedding of Mum and Dad. This was by far the most adorable flower girl with a magic wand in her hand. And she truly did add magic to the day.
Weddings in Dubrovnik. A very special couple in a very special city. Enough said..... 

Cerys and Blair, the couple with whom I laughed most I have ever had at work. There was a click between us from the first email, first phonecall. Now we are friends. This is the best job in the whole wide world.

Sean and Claire, as natural and relaxed as it gets. Will be covering it in a more extensive blog to come. Really enjoyed the wedding, a galleon ceremony and Palm terrace dinner with party till morning hours. A wedding as it should be.

So we started and finished with a wedding on the beach. Can words ever say enough?

So here it is. 2012 in photos of most of our this years weddings. Special thanks to our photographers Veronica, Rudi, Sinisa, Luko and Dino, without you we wouldn't be able to relive the moments captured in time.
Dubrovnik is such a magnificent place for a wedding. It truly has it all. As you will see on your very own Dubrovnik Wedding.
You know where to go for help. We would be honored to be by your side along the special journey. Just email me at info@dubrovnikevent.com and our tale begins.....




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