Michelle & Dan // Vrtba Garden Wedding
fun-filled, moment-driven, wedding day
A Destination wedding in Prague with a wonderful couple from New Zealand
Michelle & Dan are one of my favorite couples. They really put their heart into creating a truly unforgettable wedding for themselves and for their family & friends who traveled from half way around the world to celebrate their union.
Michelle also works in the media industry and regularly hires professional photographers. So for her having a photographer who can catpure her vision and in her style was of paramount importance. What they were looking for was real moments of them and their family & friends as they experienced the happiest day of their lives.
The Vrtba Gardens was their choice of wedding venue and to personalize it the best florists were called in. It was stunning – so much so that the florists who was tasked with putting Michelle's design together was nearly in tears as she finalized the touches. She exclaimed that this was a dream wedding and she would have not done anything differently.
The build up to their wedding was a lot of fun as their family & friends came and went while checking up on these two. Plus keeping them cool in the heat was also a priority.
As the music played these two proudly walked in and then Dan promptly pumped his fists in excitement. Their moment had finally arrived and these two were so giddy with excitement that they were both laughing out loud.
After their heartfelt ceremony it was time for a few portrait sessions - first with their wacky and very fun family & friends and then a few with a surprise visit from a bee that stole the show for a few moments.
As they had not had a chance to walk through the upper level - we took leave of the guests to walk up to the top of the garden. The view above Vrtba is one of the most impressive sites in Prague. They were pleasantly surprised as they experienced if first hand. We had about 60 minutes to explore some of the most picturesque locations in Prague before heading up to the Villa Richter for dinner and some unforgettable speeches.
We did have one surprise for Michelle and that was a love lock. Seeing her face lite up when reading the inscription was well worth the effort to have it created on their behalf. Sometimes the littlest details mean so much.
As this crowds love to party - after their dinner we ventured to the party boat for their river cruise. We luckily arrived just in time as the sky opened up and it rained. Though the rain cancelled the surprise fireworks show (which was held the following nite) – the amazing lightning show will be something that will be remembered for a very long time. And of course the helium balloons were also a big hit.
The best thing about Michelle & Dan? Just how chilled and full of life they are - and how they enjoyed every moment. Truth be told, anytime people are having the time of their lives - capturing images like this is a pure joy.
bride & groom hotel location: Aria
wedding Venue: The Vrtba Garden
dinner Venue: The Villa Richter
party Venue: Matildya boat
wedding planner: Royal Weddings
florists: Floristino Kristino
hair & makeup: Linda Chudmilova
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