Iva and Jack

Wedding ceremony and reception at Kaiserstein palace

Bulgarian – british couple

Photo by Dmitri Tkachuk 

Morning Andrea,

How are you?

As I said a lot yesterday, thank you for everything. It was better than we could ever imagine! Everyone had great fun and loved all of it from the venue to the food. If you where a restaurant, would give you 5 stars on yelp and google!

If you never need anything or some help, let us know :-).

Best regards,

Jack Etridge

PS. thanks again!

 

Hello Andrea,

I would like to thank you again for our wonderful wedding. We couldn’t have done it without you! Everyone had a great time.

Please pass our thanks to the photographer for the photos, they look absolutely beautiful. You can use them for your website if you like.

Kind regards,

Iva

Evgeniya and Adrian

When I met Evgeniya and Adrian last August, none of us had any idea about what 2020 brings to the whole world. Couple was keen into palace wedding, royal style, with lots of guests. Ideal solution was Zofin palace in the centre of Prague. Guests would come mainly from Russia, Romania and Czech Republic.

We were hoping until end of May that situation will change, but then we realized that this is not gonna happen and especially guests from Russia would not be able to come at all. What to do? Another postponing wozuld be connected with higher penalty in case of cancellation, so we decided to cancel the lovely hall at the palace and started to look at new, smaller venue.

And we cam back to Zofin, not the hall, but perfectly renovated garden and its tent. The new catering company made amazing job and couple was excited. From 150 to 25 guests, big decrease, but life is sometimes unpredictable.

Ceremony was planned at romantic Vrtbovska garden which was perfect for this number of guests. We arranged catering from hotel Aria located right next to the garden, so guests could enjoy Prosecco and homemade lemonades from the beginning they arrived. Bride was escorted with her mum and bridesmaids in vintage Bentley from 1948. Harpist and violin players accompanied romantic ceremony and guests admired beautiful flower.

Garden is perfect for photos, while guests enjoyed drinks and music. Newlyweds continued with photographer to a few spots, while guests arrived to Zofin garden. The canapees looked perfect and was really tasty. Couple really wanted to spoil their guests, so bar was full of branded alcohol, men enjoyed gentlemens corner with cognac, and cigars, while ladies had their chill out zone with champagne, chocolate pralines and macaroons.

My expectation for the future is that weddings will be smaller, but very precize, with focus on every single detail. Couples will do their best to make their closes feel very spoiled and I xcould recognize it at this wedding already.

But not only family and friends were surprised by generosity of the couple. Since many people could not attend the wedidng, they recorded messages and  created songs for couple which were shown during the evening. What a surprise!

Excellent moderator Konstantin guided newlyweds and guests during the entire evening, excellent team with italian DJ Sergio.

What to say at the end? We were very sad about change of the plans, but at the end wedding turned out into amazing event where all guests enjoyed every minute., And not to forget excellent first dance!

All the best and lots of love, Evgeniya and Adrian!

Dream team:

Ceremony venue – Vrtbovska garden 

Reception venue – Zofin garden

Photo – Dmitry Tkachuk 

Flowers – Frezia Fleur 

DJ – Sergio Bertolucci 

Moderator – Konstantin Novikov

Stationery – Decorista 

Ceremony music – Hedvika Moussa Bacha 

Vintage car – Jaroslav Sebek 

 

 

 

Evgeniya and Adrian

July 2020

Wedding ceremony at Vrtbovska garden 

Wedding reception at Zofin garden 

Russia – Romanian couple

Photo by Dmitri Tkachuk 

Our wedding would not be possible without all people supporting us and helping us to make this day unforgettable! Thanks to Andrea  we were able to relax and absorb the fullness of our wedding while spending time with our loved ones, forgetting about any worry of such event! Konstantin Novikov and Sergio Bertolucci created such an amazing, relax and fun atmosphere at the event! Thanks to @nkstudio_cz for my makeup and my incredible Vika @hairstylist_kharavets for my hairstyle❤️ I was lucky to manage to get my dress from @bridalgallerynn ! Frezia Fleur created beautiful decorations and bridal bouquet! Dmitriy Tkachuk we couldn’t find the better person to capture this day! Thanks Zofin garden for great food and service!

We were so lucky to have you all!❤️

Maria and Andrejs

June 2020

Wedding ceremony at House at the Stone Bell

Wedding reception at Kampa Park

Russia – Latvian couple

Photo by Evgeniya Ovsyannikova

Irena and Alex

June 2020

Wedding ceremony at Vrtbovska garden 

Lithuanian couple

Photo by Evgeniya Ovsyannikova

We have chosen Andrea as our wedding planner. We wanted someone to take care of all the formalities and to make our wedding day special. The preparation process for the wedding was very good: Andrea is very warm person, she has natural organizational skills and takes your request seriously. She explained the preparation process and we could contact her anytime we needed, so communication was amazing! Also she would always reply within hours. On the wedding day everything we needed was always taken care of. The wedding ceremony and the whole day was just perfect! We really felt like we do not need to care for anything except to relax and enjoy our special day. After our wedding went even better as we expected we are really glad to recommend Andrea as a wedding planner!

   

Mathilde and Claude

We tried to find some unique venues for you, where we can make it different. One of them is Artiseme, beautiful garden and hall in the centre of Prague, just few steps from the Charles bridge.
Enjoy!

Dream team:

Venue Artiseme

Planning and coordination by us

Photo – Stepan Vrzala

Video Otash

MUA Beauty Bar

Flowers Inspirito

Plates, cutlery, tablecloth Stool

Stationery Decorista

Gown, veil Nuance

Glass NFCP

Jewelry MOOYYY

Artiseme

Facts

  • located in Velkopřevorský palace
  • type of cuisine – upon wish (catering)
  • rental fee required

Wedding ceremony

  • wedding ceremony can be arranged in the garden under “Beethoven tree” or in historical Nika in the garden

Wedding reception

  • in the garden up to 150 people
  • in the interior up to 60 people

About:

Imagine birds chirping, flowers blooming, and the shade of a 300-year-old tree in an eclectic spacious palace garden (1,100m2),  all while sitting in the heart of historic Prague in Malá Strana. Sounds like just the memorable place you were looking for?

Artisème garden is a perfect place for your special event. Its convenient location in the city center makes it easily accessible for both suppliers and guests, while its secluded character and tranquil atmosphere make it feel like a city escape.

Consisting of both indoor and outdoor venues, you can rent both the Artisème garden as well as beautiful garden lounge, Sala Terrena, too. Its interior is a combination of original Baroque frescos and modern design, and the iconic french windows boast character from both inside and outside.

www.artiseme.com

 

Our work

Exclusive Weddings in Prague is wedding planning agency, specialized in a la carte weddings. What does it mean? We will assist you in entire planning proces, as is our specialisation. We do not provide any partial services, like coordination of the wedding day only. Why? We do not believe that partial service would work. We are captain of the ships and need to have everything under control. Ae need to know about every single detail of your wedding and this can not be fillfilled if we are not involved into organisation from the beginning.

So how does it actually work? Let me explain from the beginning.

  1. FIRST CONTACT

Couples are usually contacting me with knowing some basic details – when should the wedding be, what type of ceremony are they looking for and how many guests approximatelly are coming.

I prefer personal contact, but since majority of our clients live abroad, we usually organise skype call etc. This gives me much more clear idea of what are the couples looking for.

According to this we prepare for them list of suggested venues for the ceremony and reception, sample budget and all required details. Most of the couples are coming to visit Prague, ideal solution to see the venues personally, meet possible vendors, arrange tastings.

Once we sort out the date and venues, we prepare contract and couples pay deposit. Then starts the funny part – planning.

  1. WEDDING GUIDANCE AND PLANNING PROCESS

We will create together  team that will make your dreams true. We will recommend the right vendors, arrange their contracts and price negotiation, attend all meetings with them.

a) Budget and schedule

Everyone wants to have financies under control, so we will prepare detailed budget updated on regular basis. We will control all contracts, check payment terms and make sure everyone is paid on time. Detailed wedding timeline will be also upgraded accordingly.

b) Paperwork

We will help you with all paperwork. We have 20 years of experiences that enables us to help with any dofficult paperwork. According to your nationality we tell you exactly what do you need and where to get it. We require to have papers here latest 5 weeks prior to the wedding day and we will do the rest here – arrange translation, prepare all the forms and deliver it to the registry office.

You will then only need to arrive few days prior to the wedding day so we can visit regiszry office and foreign police (required for non EU citizens).

c) Flowers, decor and design

Honestly we are not biggest fans of totally designed weddings. The fact that you both like pink colour does not have to mean that the whole wedding will be pink, from the tie to the lingerie, all flowers, cake and napkins. We like when it all corresponds together and visually looks good.

How can we make this happen? This is team cooperation, mainly with the  florist, graphic and cake designer. We ask what do you like, if there is something you would like to have at your wedding at the basic stage. We prepare first moodboard for the flowers, according to your wishes. Then we continue with stationery and cake. Wedding cake and sweets plays significant role on the wedding day. The look of the cake corresponds with the flowers and entire design. Stationery is not only about the invitations, the same importancy has menu, name tags, welcome sign, wedding  programs etc.

Design means also furniture, candleholders, linen, napkins, cutlery etc. There are companies with good selection and we will help you to choose the right items.

d) Food and beverages

At indian weddings food plays the major role and we totally agree. There is nothing worse then hungry and thirty guests. We have many years of experiences and will help you to order the right amount of food, combination of the courses so it goes well together, food styling and presentation etc.

Couples are sometimes asking about the open bars versus actual spend, how much wine shall they order etc. According to the venues and their conditions we help to to solve out one of the biggest part of the budget…We help to choose the right wine with the selected menu.

e) Foto and video

Very important part of the wedding. Please do not save money on this. These are memories that stays forever. We have very good selection of local photographers and cameramen, should couples bring their own photographer from abroad, we will show her/him venues in advance and provide with all necessary details.

f) Music and entertainment

What would be wedding without music? Wedding ceremony makes us often cry already when I listen first tones…We will recommend music over the ceremony and cocktail, together we decide about reception music and party. Couples are often asking for some entertainment. Based on the style of the wedding and venue we help you to put together evening program. Just make sure there are not too many activities, it might be worse then better…

  1. ORGANISATION

Once we have our team, we will  focus on the details finalisation:

  • Assist you with tracking RVP
  • Arrange accommodation for everyone
  • Guide you with photo list, so we do not forget anyone
  • Distribute the wedding timeline to all vendors

Week before wedding we will accompany you to the required office, pick up any rental items, coordinate the ceremony rehearsal. Most of the couples are having pre-wedding dinner, day after brunch, so we help to organise this and coordinate is as well.

And – final day is here…We are fully at your disposal the entire day.

  • We will greet and assist all vendors with proper set-up and design of the ceremony and reception area, as well as set up of items such as placecards, guestsbook, favors, programms.
  • We are available to do last minute errands and work as „Go-To“ person for all vendors and wedding party, to ensure you enjoy your day.
  • We will manage the timing of events, are available in case of any emergency and for any questions.
  • Line-up and cue the wedding party to walk down the aisle, coordinate the ceremony music.
  • We will assist photographer and cameraman, ensure that all photos from the list are taken.
  • Coordinate all reception details like grand entrance, cake cutting, blessings and toasts, first dance, bouquet toss etc
  • Ensure the day runs on schedule and vendors receive final payments.
  • At the end of the day arrange night transportation, pack everything for you, collect all wedding gifts, cake top etc.

Our work does not finish at night. We organise and attend brunch, breakfast, boat tour or whatever couple plans the day after.

We will deliver all documents to the registry office and arrange the marriage licence, return rental items like florists vases, linens.

Our work will finish when you receive marriage licence and all photos and video.

Easy, no? We will enjoy it together!

Being wedding planner

Being wedding planner…

Hiring a wedding planner is no easy task. Being a wedding planner isn’t a regulated industry like being a lawyer—there’s no degree or overseeing institution that accredits planners, so the entire proces might be challenge!

We are offering full-service planning, in fact around 200 hundred hours of work on your dream day, so what do we actually do?

  1. Help to hire vendors

We will help you to book every professional for your dream day, from officiator to band and stylist. Even if you already found your venue, we are here to manage the conversation, negotiating rates and providing timeline.

Are you in the proces of choosing the venue? We will arrange site inspection, visit with you all the venues, inform you about pros and possible difficulties to make sure you made the best choice.

  1. Not just the wedding day

Planning pre-wedding dinner, brunch the day after, meet and great on the boat? We are here to help, this is part of our services, built in the contract. We attaned all meetings, site inspection, arrange ceremony rehearsal etc.

Some venues are offering their in-house wedding coordinator, but please bear in mind that that person will likely only be coordinating the specific details that venue is responsible for providing, like food. They may not be focused on helping you juggle all the little details that will make your special day so special.

  1. Design and production

In addition to planning we help with design and production. We conceptualize the look and vision the whole day. This is always team work – from couple´s vision to the cooperation between us, florist, lighting company, venue manager. We help with the decisions that will give your event a stylish and sophisticated look.

  1. More then decor

We love to create design for your wedding, choose the right colours, discuss desserts, but our work is also about else. Succesfull planning is more then just the beauty. We keep your  event running on time, function as mediator between you, vendors and also the guests. We will of course focus mainly on you, but ensure yor guests will feel comfortable and have memorable experiences. Deliver welcome bags to the guest room, remove the red wine stain from the dress, call taxis, all those large and small details make guests experience.

  1. Team work

There are always minimum 2 onsite coordinators on the wedding day. People responsible for catering, transportation, decor, everyone has its own duties. And head planner being on the top of the pyramide. We will fight for your wedding viison and keep everything on track.

We are on the market for more then 20 years already. Our position is very strong, we built great relations with many vendors, which sometimes allows us more then expected.  We are repeating business, so vendors aim to make us happy and hire them again.

  1. Budgets and contracts

We create the budget for every client and manage the payment schedule. Sounds easy, but this is very responsible part of our work, since we operate with your funds. We can stretch your budget because we know what’s more important.

  1. Full service means also little things

Tiny details like steaming clothes, arranging group photos. We are on-hand from the moment

you hire us to the day you receive marriage licence and final photo and video are delivered.

  1. Trust

We are here to organise one of the most amazing day in your life. And this is huge responsibility! We need to feel immediate trust at this long journey with a lot of emotions…

Sincerely yours,

Andrea

 

Wedding editorial

Wedding editorial is not easy…You need to choose carefully location, discuss flowers, find the right model and dress and many other things. And if you plan to do it outside, weather should be good. At least a little….But the result might be something unique, something that has wov efect and you say that trhis is really pretty. It is cooperation between all vendors and venue, storry that tells more about your personality too.

We like something new, not traditional, so we decided to use different flowers, actually just greenery – olive branches and hop.

Hope you will enjoy it like we did! This is how we see dream…

Dream team:

Planning and coordsination by us

Photo – Stepan Vrzala

Flowers Inspirito

Plates Eterle

Gown, suit, veil – Nuance

Cutlery – NFCP

venue – chateau Ploskovice

 

Babeth and Roberto

Babeth and Roberto, very nice couple living in Switzerland, met us first time a few months before their wedding. Babeth has czech roots and Roberto is italian. His family owns a farm producing excellent olive oil.

Couple wanted summer party in Prague, somewhere where is greenery and people will feel like at the summer party. They falled in love with Villa Richter.

Babeth was deciding whether we go with kind of rustic style or would do white and cream, more classy flowers. Since we wanted to use olive oil as a gifts to the guests, make olive oil station (with different foccaccia and cheeses), we decided to stay with natural style.

Many couples go with pale tones, but Babeth went out of the crowd and we all absolutelly loved mix of flowers and colours. It matched perfectly their style.

Althought it was August,weather was not perfect that day and we decided to have the ceremony inside, at the glass hall, followed by cocktail on the covered terrace.  Babeth wss not happy about it, but it just happenes sometimes. I personally think that the ceremony inside was just stunning…

Guests were enjoying lot of good italian wine, eating foccaccia and olive oil and taking pictures. Dinner followed after, speaches were very emotional.

And next – dance, dance dance till the morning.

Babeth and Roberto, Gracie mille per tutto….

Dream team:

Venue: Villa Richter 

Photo: Dmitri Tkachuk 

Flowers: Frezia Fleur 

                             

Masha and Ravi

Masha and Ravi was our first wedding in the year 2019, They got married in April. This incredible couple lives in Amsterdam, but Masha is from Russia and Ravi from India. They met at the university, travelled all around the world and we were really happy that for their wedding they decided for Prague.

Their celebration started on Friday at Duplex, club with amazing view located at the Wenceslas square.

For their big day they falled in love with Large hall at Zofin palace, no doubt, it is just incredible. Since They legally got married in Holland before, symbolic ceremony was provided by their friend at Major´s hall. Guests enjoyed cocktail and pictures in front of the palace after the ceremony. Harpis and violin performed during the ceremony and moved outside for cocktail after.

Dinner started about 2 hours later, guests were excited by  the beauty of the hall.

First dance was perfect  beginning of the party, Masha wanted saxophonist to acompany DJ which was great idea. Mix of russian and indian songs with traditional dancing was cool.

Masha and Ravi, wishing you all the best in the future!

Dream team:

Venue: Zofin palace

Catering: Zatisi catering

Photo: Kamil and Simona

Video: Otash

Flowers: Inspirito

DJ: MC Eric

Harp and violin: Hedvika Mousa Bacha

MUA: Bara  by Bridal Beauty

Sabrina and Jan

As usually, also this year we organised weddings for couples from all around the world. One of them was Sabrina, french-canadian and Jan, czech, living in JAR. We have never seen them before, due to their move from Canada to Africa during the planning they had no time to come over…

Couple arived with their children week before, so we had enough time to choose wine, see venues and get to know each other :-).

Wedding celebrations started on Friday by  great dinner at Cafe de Paris. Guests got great sparkling wine, small quiches as a starter and after while got seated.Their signature meal is Entrecote de Paris, served with green salad and fries, delicious…Staff was amazing and everyone had great time. Selection of traditional french dessertes was sweet end of the day one.

Couple knew from the beginning that they want their wedding at Villa Richter. Sabrina got ready there from the morning with her closest, Jan arrived at noon with children.

Civil ceremony started at 2.30 p.m., guests were invited already an hour before to get a drink and enjoy the view. Sun was shining and beautiful Sabrina entered to the ceremony with her Brother while string quartet played her favourite song from Love actually…

Cocktail followed after the ceremony, we prepared for the guests spanish ham cut by the chef, selection of french cheeses, canapees and good wine and Prosecco.

Since the weather was great, we spend at the vineyard more then 2 hours before we entered Villa for the dinner. French foie gras as a starter was followed by pumpkin soup and couple followed czech tradition and ate it from one plate with one spoon, as a symbol of unity. Another tradition was break of the plate, when couple needs to swap it together, again as a symbol of unity and sharing of all responsibilities, including cleaning :-).

Rolled chicken as a main was delicious and after it we prepared cake with sweet bar on the terrace. After cake and coffee we moved to the upper floor for dancing. Everyone got a sparkle and couple walked the line.

Dancing, drinking, eating burgers, schnitzels and salad as a late snack – that was the plan till 3 in the morning when the party was over.

Boat trip was planned for Sunday afternoon and couple left on well deserved honeymoon on Monday.

Sabrina and Jan, we will never forget you…All the best!

Dream team:

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Flowers: Inspirito

Cake: PragueCityCake

Venue: Villa Richter 

Hair: Jitka Novotna

Babysitting: Andelin

DJ: Jirka Brezina

String quartet: Hudba na svatby

Band: Ajfrband

Stationery: Graphite

Appoline and Stanley

Burkina Fasso and Czech origins, living in Las Angeles, that is african princess Appoline and Stanley. They contacted me almost year before their wedding and from the begining we felt great connection.

Couple said that they already have their venue, which surprised me a bit according to their wishes ans style, but we started to work immediatelly on design, flowers, discuss food and drinks. Stan is chef at one fabulous hotel in LA, so we knew that food and drinks will be very important.

Appoline decided to come over and see everything. She arrived just at the bweg of the year, together with mum, sister and friends. They were all so pretty and of course very exotic for us. But we found the provblem – Appoline told me that she has never seen their dream venue in reality, Stan was there as a guests at the wedding years ahgo and this was just not she expected. We had one day to find the right place, so I called immediatelly venues that might fit, we jumped into the car and went to see them. I will never forget how ladies climbed up to the Prague castle, with autum jackets and shoes, in minus 5….But it was definitelly worth!

Appoline falled in love with Lobkowicz palace and althought the venue was 3x more expensive then the original one, couple decided to book it. For the ceremony I kindly asked St. Vithus church and the priest waas so nice to accept ua for the ceremony

We had to change a bit design, since Lobkowicz needs something else, but it was not difficult, Appoline has great taste and know what she wants. Ladies from Africa usually ask for rich and tall decor, full of flowers and that was the case. Lobkowicz palacec has very nice plates and cutlery, so we decided to use their.

The invitations were done in the US, but we organized here menus, name tags, seating plan and  booklet to the church and welcome sign. All went very nicely together.

Sister of Appoline helped us with the music, international and african vibes, so we made pretty cool playlist.

Couple arrived to Prague week before, so we had enough time to do the final tasting at the palace. Cake was arramnged by a friend of Stan, who is pastry chef at one luxury hotel.  Mum baked absolutelly delishes cookies and some other sweets and friend from Moravia arranged great wine.

The party started on Thursday in Pilsner, home town of Stan.  We all stayed at Marriott sand enjoyed african evening with their music, african food ans good wine and beer.

Everyone left Pilsner on Fri noon, we went directly to Prague Archbishop´s to meet the priest and do the ceremony rehearsal. Everything ready for BIG DAY!

Saturday welcoemd us with sun, girls were staying at Mandarin Oriental , at suite in the garden, with a little terrace. Couple decided to hire Cristiano Osttinelli, one of the most famous photographer. It was worht, their pics are just fabulous…

Ceremony was something. Something you never forget…Organisation is definitelly not piece of cake at this church. There are always hundreds of people around and church is closed just a few minutes before the ceremony starts. All the guests were absolutelly perfect, bride was waiting at the other courtyard with bridesmaids and as soon as church allowed us to enter, we moved inside.

Choir, organs, beautiful bride and bridesmaids escorted by groomsmen, it all looked stunning. Ceremony took about an hour and then we all walked through the courtyard to the Lobkowicz palace, about 10 mins walk.

I like to work with Lobkowicz, everything works there, I do not need to worry about anything. We spend an hour with champagne and canapees, took family pics and after that guestsc were asked to get seated in the lovely Kaiser hall. Flowers were everywhere and it was so pretty…Newlyweds did not enter just somehow, we prepared special show when bridesamids entered with groomsmen, their name were always announced and every couple prepared little dance show. Nelyweds entered as last, of course.

Food was very tasty, Moravian wine accompanied it very nicely and after each course was set of speaches. Couple did their first dance before the cake cutting, it followed right after. Bridesmaids got changed in the meantime, since they prepared special dance performance for the beginning of the party. Appoline changed her dress also and they showed guests how african girls can dance! Very attractive.

The rest of the night was about drinking, eating, dancing and having fun. It was one of the most amazing weddings, I met so many nice people and hope will have a chance to see them again…

 

 

Nadia and Jason

January 2020

Wedding ceremony sat Lobkowicz palace

Australian – US couple

Photo by Kamil and Simona

Hi Andrea,

Hope you are well too! Thank you for sending the link to the photos – came out lovely!

Have a wonderful week.

Best regards,

Nadia & Jason

 

How to save money

There is never enough money, as people say and nowadays, in corona crisis, we will propably have to think about ways how can we save something.

Wedding is occassion that is not absolutelly necessary, but will bring you lot of happiness, joy and one of the most beautiful day in your live. It is like choosing holiday – you will spend some money, but memories willl always stay in our hearts.  And this value is countless.

This all does not mean that your wedding has to loose the charm… We just need to think about it and quality of the wedding won´t be affected at all.

Here are a few tips from professionals:

GENERAL

  1. Weekday versus weekend – believe that many vendors gives you better conditions for wedding during the week.
  2. Season – weather is lovely also in October and you can again save money
  3. Ceremony in the afternoon means that you do not need to serve lunch
  4. Wedding website – this is not even that much money saver, but definitelly better for timing, Instead of time spent by answering questions about venue, gifts or transport, prepare wedding website, where your guests find all answers.
  5. Choose venue that does not require own vendors. I am sure they might be great, but maybe more expensive.
  6. Find venue that looks great already without decor and flowers. Venues that need transformation will always cost you lot of money – rent of furniture, equipment, decor etc.
  7. Althought photobooth is great idea, use Polaroid if you need to save money. As a nice backdrop can be f.e. flowers from the ceremony.
  8. Transportation costs – choose all under one roof location, or venus that are close to each other and guests can walk from one to the other.
  9. Consider carefully number of guests. Trendy are smaller weddings, but designed into details.

FLOWERS

  1. Be green – greenery is cheaper then flowers, but can look very elegant and classy. You can also combine it with the flowers, but greenery will remain dominant.
  2. Use seasonal flowers.
  3. Use ceremony flowers at the reception. Cerenony should look sumptuous and classy, but flowers will b ethere for around an hour…Think about it and ask your florist to create ceremony decor the way you can use it later.
  4. This saving is another big trend – instead of room full of flowers focus on one main decor. It can be f.e. beautiful ceremony arch at the entrance to the hall, or flower cloud above the dance floor.
  5. Be organic and compose fresah fruit into the decor. You can also spray it by gold or silver.
  6. Use artificial flowers. Believe us that nowadays you can find beautiful artificial flowers that look like real. Bridal bouquet should be from fresh flowers, but the opther decor can be combined.

STATIONERY

  1. Do not print menus for everyone, 2-3 pieces per table are enough. Or write menu on a board that can be seen by everyone.
  2. It ia also not necessary to have name tags. Prepare seating plan with guest names, but everyone can find own seat at the table. Believe it works very well.

FOOD AND DRINKS

  1. One of the biggest items of the budget is alcohol and we are sure you would like to host your guests well. In case you need to decrease your budget, pay just for wine, beer and soft drinks, or choose only certain type of spirits you will pay for. Not necessary to pay for 50 years old whisky…
  2. Champagne/Prosecco is often served before and after the ceremony, as a toast, together with the cake. This is not necessary and you can reduce it.
  3. Choose carefully menu. You can save money if you do not offer seafood, steaks or veal.
  4. We know that buffet is less formal but also cheaper then served meal. Or you can combine your dinner – family style starters, served main course and buffet table with sweets.
  5. Should you cut the cake later in the evening, not as a dessert, cake can be smaller. Not everyone will eat it in the evening, like ladies on diet….
  6. Skip food that requires additional staff you would pay for – chef making fresh sushi, pasta etc.
  7. Combine late snack and gifts for guests – make edible favours like fresh popcorn, cookies etc.
  8. Use local sources.

Bunny and Peter

One of the most amazing weddings this year was wedding of Bunny and Peter. Bunny is beautiful ballet teacher from Hong Kong and her colours were pink and gold. She wanted to have her dream wedding within this colours, romantic, sweet, but also classy.

We decided for church blessing at St. Nicholas church, followed by river cruise for the guests (while newlyweds took photos) and wedding reception at Grand hotel Bohemia – Boccaccio hall. The hall was just perfect – with lots of gold and drama.

Because of ballet, we  arranged two big swans to the entrance, where guests got pink champagne welcome drink, poured from pretty crystal jar. Tables were mix of tall flower decor and high candelabras, so it wasn´t that uniformal.

Special care was given to the wedding cake and sweet bar that was again in gold and pink. We added little swans to the cupcakes, cakec was with the monogram and we arrange curtain behind the sweet bar to add romantic feeling.

Guests enjoyed buffet style dinner, speeches and first dance. A few dances followed after and then was already time to go home – it was very long day.

Bunny and Peter spent another day by photos in this lovely city, changing dresses and style of hair and make-up.  I am sure they will have beautiful memories from Prague.

 

Maddie and Andy

November 2019

Wedding ceremony at the Old Town Hall

Wedding reception at hotel U Prince

British couple

20 guests

Photo Matous Duchek 

Laura and Sean

May 2007

Wedding ceremony at St. Ludmila church 

Wedding reception at Zofin

Irish couple

60 guests 

Hi Andrea

Its very nice to hear from you!!! We are enjoying married life (well so far ha ha) and had a great week off – we are both back to work monday which we are not looking forward to boo hoo…..

We also dont mind you giving out our email address as we would only be too happy to tell anyone thinking of having a wedding in prague that it is well worth it and all our dreams came true for our special day and its all down to you and your team.

We want to say thank you once again for all your hard work and for everything running smoothly and we were extremely impressed with Zofins it was all fabulous – so THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Ps dont forget to let us know about baby once he/she comes along.

Love

Laura and Sean (Mc Grathova)

 

Dear Andrea

Thank you for the pictures you look fabulous (and also Tom) and can t wait to see pictures of the baby when he/she finally arrives.

We just wanted to let you know we received our wedding album and marriage certificate today and were very very pleased with the pictures – as with all of our wedding you (and the photographer) have left us feeling delighted and so very happy we chose you to plan our wedding. As we have said already it was the best day of our lives and we are very happy you were there to share it with us – so from both of us THANK YOU – a million times over.

Also we received the money in our account thank you.

We want to wish you good luck for the coming weeks and hopefully everything will go alright for you – dont forget to send on pictures to us when you get a chance and keep in touch.

Lotsa Love and best wishes

The McGraths

Vera and Zolti

October 2019

Wedding ceremony at Bitov caatle

Lunch on the boat

Cake and coffee at hotel Bitov

Czech – Hungarian couple

30 guests

Photo by Studio Nix 

 

Melissa and Adam

October 2019

Wedding reception at Villa Richter

Mexican couple

35 guests

Photo by Petr Pelucha 

Hello Andrea!

Oh my goodness, everything was wonderful & perfect— I wish I could thank you in person. We had such an amazing time, it was beautiful.

I hope you are recovering okay. 🙁

All the best,

Melissa

   

 

 

 

Appoline and Stanislav

Sept 2019

Wedding ceremony at St. Vithus cathedral, cocktail and reception at Lobkowicz palace

Burkina Fasso – Czech couple living in USA

110 guests

Photo by Cristiano Ostinelli

Video by Otash 

Dear Andrea,

I wanted to take a moment to tell you how grateful we are for the amazing wedding planning you have done for us.

We couldn’t have done it without you and couldn’t hope for a better wedding planner. The results were astonishing and beyond what we hoped for.

I am sure many will say that you were just doing your job but I hope you know you are did more than that for us. You made our dreams come true and helped create unforgettable memories.

When we started working with you, I did not know what to expect. Not speaking the language and not knowing much about wedding planning, I felt overwhelmed at first but you made the process so much easier and more manageable.

You are not only good at what you do, but also you are always on top of things and everything was of quality. What I like the most about you is that you are honest and you care. Those are the amazing things about you that truly make you special.

I knew with you things were handled and I was always getting the best.

I hope to stay in touch and catch up over coffee or drinks the next time we are in Prague.

We wish you continued success in your business and will definitely recommend your services.

You are truly a great wedding planner and we loved working with you!

 

Thank you Andrea!

Appoline & Stanislav

 

Hi Andrea,

Sorry for the delayed response, we’re still slowly settling back. I hope all is well with you. We have returned and painfully getting back to reality.

We had such a great time and you are just amazing! 😍

Speak to you soon.

Appoline

 

 

Sabrina and Jan

Sept 2019

Wedding ceremony, cocktail and reception at Villa Richter

Frenchcanadian – czech couple living in South Africa, 110 guests

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Hello Andrea,

We are back in South Africa and we would like to thank you for all your hard work for our wedding.

You have pulled together an incredible event and really went the extra mile for us. Everyone at the wedding had a wonderful time, including us, as we were completely stress free because of you. Many complimented on the flawless organization, All the vendors you had recommended did an amazing job, really everything was absolutely perfect. I wish words could better describe how mind blowing everything was.

Many of our friends had such a great time that they want us to redo it all for our 5 year anniversary 🙂 Maybe 10… but in any case, you can be assured you will be the first one we call 🙂

With all our gratitude,

Jan & Sabrina

     

St. Nicholas church

Facts:

• type of ceremony – symbolic, protestant

• available dates and times – anytime, 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

• capacity of the church is approx. 120 people

• length of the ceremony is around 30 min

• wedding ceremony is in English

Important note – wedding ceremonies at St. Nicholas church can be organised only for the members of Husitten church (at least one from the couple). All other couples must first have civil wedding ceremony either in their home country or at the Town Hall in Prague, after that they can receive blessing in this church.

About:

The current St. Nicholas church, designed by Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, was completed in 1735. It wasn’t until 1901, when the Krenn House was demolished that the Baroque façade was visible from the older square. The white façade is decorated with sculptures made by Antonin Braun. The marvellous interior of the church is inspired by the chapel of St. Louis-des-invalides in Paris. The delicate stucco decoration was executed by Bernardo Spinetti, the frescos were made by Peter Adam the Elder.

In 1781, after emperor Jozef II ordoned the closure of all monasteries without a social function, all decoration in the church was removed. From 1870 to 1914, the church was used by the Russian orthodox congregation. During the second World War, Czech army units were stationed in the church. During that period, artists, who otherwise would have had to go to the front, were set to work by a colonel to restore the church. After the war, the church was handed over to the Czech Hussite movement.

Virtual tour from the St. Nicholas Church

 

   

Rebeka and Milan

September 2019

Wedding ceremony at Brevnov Cloister

Wedding reception at pension V Polich 

Czech – Slovakian couple

100 guests

Photo by Honza Pech 

 

Janka and Fabian

August 2019

Wedding ceremony at Pruhonice castle

Wedding reception at Sokolovna Pruhonice

Slovako – italian couple,100 guests

Photo by George Hlobil

Video by Primetimevideo

Ciao Andrea,

thanks a lot for your great help to organize our wedding. Everybody enjoyed a lot J

Thanks again for your help and support, keep in touch when you will be back.

Janka & Fabian

 

Sarah and Ivo

August 2019

Day 1:

Pre-wedding dinner at Pivolod

Day 2:

Wedding ceremony, cocktail and reception at Lobkowicz palace

Chinese – czech couple, 80 guests

Photos by Matous Duchek 

Video by The Moments

Dear Radka,

it was absolutelly fantastic! We couldn´t be happier. Let alone that several guests have told us that this was the best wedding they had ever been to. Bog thank you!

Thank ou very much for helping us to organize such a wonderful wedding! You and Michaela were super thoughtful and got everything under control. Not to mention your precision on 3.38 starting time were impressive. Big thank you from bottom of my heart!

Sarah and Ivo

            

Babeth and Roberto

Aug 2019

Wedding ceremony, cocktail and reception at Villa Richter

Swiss-italian couple, 70 guests

Photo by Dmitri Tkachuk

Dear Radka,

we‘re back to Switzerland started to work again. We had a lovely and wonderful time in Prague and Ratmerice, also because of you!!! Thank you very much for everything! It was great and I‘m very thankful having you as our wedding coordinator! You did great work and it was fun with you!!! Thank you!!!

We are also looking forward to the photos, I‘m excited to see them all!!!

We wish you also all the best and it was a pleasure meeting you!

Warm regards,

Babeth & Roberto

 

Kim and Sebastian

4 days luxury wedding in Aug 2019

Day 1

Tour of Prague and party at The Augustine

Day 2

Rehearsal dinner on the boat

Day 3

Wedding ceremony at Vrtbovska garden, followed by reception at Villa Richter

Day 4

Brunch at The Augustine

American – Columbian wedding, 55 guests

Photo by Kamil and Simona

Video by Otash

Hi Andrea,

we are back in the states! It was such a pleasure to spend time with you and get to know you! We really had a wonderful time and all the events turned out just beautiful. We hope to see you next time we are in Prague 😀

Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and have some more trips planned for yourself!

Best Regards,

Kimberly Gettenberg

 

Thank you from mum of the bride:

Andrea,

It was a wonderful week.  I enjoyed every moment.  You were kind, professional and always there to take care of whatever was needed.  There’s not one thing I would change.  😀❤️

The video is so beautiful it makes me cry.  Kim and Sebastian’s wedding celebration will be engraved in my memory forever.

You were an instrumental part in creating this perfect event.

Thank you

Barb

Hi Andrea,

Yes we are back in the states! I bet there are some amazing venues in Moravia and Austria! It was such a pleasure to spend time with you and get to know you! We really had a wonderful time and all the events turned out just beautiful. We hope to see you next time we are in Prague 😀

Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and have some more trips planned for yourself!

Best Regards,

Kim

 

Message from mum of the bride

The wedding was so spectacular that I’m not going to even think about it again.

I wish I had more children who wanted to get married in Prague. It was such a great event.  Everyone who went loved it.

 

Andrea,

The video is so beautiful it makes me cry.  Kim and Sebastian’s wedding celebration will be engraved in my memory forever.

You were an instrumental part in creating this perfect event.

Thank you.

Barb

Savoia castle

Concept: Castle elegance

Colours: White * Green * Touch of pink

Flowers by Inspirito 

Photos by Tomas Dittrich

Bastion

Concept: Boho chic

Colours: White * Green

Flowers by Rosmarino 

Photos by Tomas Dittrich

Savoia castle

About

The castle is located east of Prague in a small town of less than 1000 inhabitants called Skvorec. This small town with a few hundred houses hides a centuries of history.

The castle in Skvorec first appears in archives in 1279 when the Domoslav (A Butler to the Queen Kunegunda of Slovenia) began the construction. The only items reminding us of that period are the ancient well and the remains of a gothic palace. Over the time of the castle has changed a lot of owners during which the castle was rebuilt into renaissance palace. Amount the famous owners of the castle were the Olbramovits of Prague, the Klinstejns, Smiricky, Albrecht from Valdstein who have sold the castle to the Lichtensteins in 1623.

In November 1639 during the Swedish invasion the castle was completely plundered and burned  to the ground by Swedish army.

Maria Theresa of Savoia (born Lichtenstein) has restored the destroyed castle and lived here for over half a century. She built hospitals, churches and significantly influenced the development of the local region. Her death in 1772 has put the castle into a forgotten state once again which caused the main palace to be destroyed.

Wedding ceremony

Civil, symbolic or protestant ceremonies are available any day, any time – on request. Ceremony can be held outside in garden or at the chapel.

Wedding reception

The garden can accommodate around 60 people, as well as the space inside.

Lodging

The luxurious guest rooms offer comfort and style, the design reflects the history of the castle and rooms are furnished with antique furniture alongside contemporary features.

8 double suites are available at the Castle. A baby cot or an extra bed can be placed in most of these rooms.

A total of 33 rooms are available to accommodate up to 70 guests in the vicinity of the castle. Various standards of accommodation facilities can be provided within a 3 minute walk from the castle.

www.savoia. cz

Indra and Clem

Wedding ceremony at the Baroque refectory, followed by historical tram tour and diner at Soho

Latvia-Australian couple, 40 guests

Photo by Matous Duchek 

Hi Andrea.

Thanks for all of your help with making the day fantastically special.

I think that if it wasn’t for your help, it wouldn’t have been anywhere as good.

Thank you again for everything and have fun on your travels.

We will be in touch soon

Clem & Indra

Pruhonice castle

• type of ceremony – civil, church, symbolic

• available dates – on request

• ceremony time – 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

• ceremonies take place in the park or at the beautiful ceremony hall, located at 1st floor

• length of the ceremony is around 25 min

• ceremony is in Czech, translated into English (or any other language), church ceremony in English (or any other language) only

• repro music

About:

With a total area of 250 hectares, the Průhonice Park along with Průhonice castle are a Czech National Historic Landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

A lime tree alley leads you from Průhonice town square to the main gate decorated with an arc shield. Notice how the inside of the Renaissance gate alters in style to resemble a timbered country house with gables and balconies.

The current appearance of the Castle dates to the late 19th century. The South Wing, also known as the Little Castle, was built on the structure of a former brewery which used to be connected to an adjacent church via a small conservatory, rebuilt into a dwelling in 1928. Its Northern front is modelled on Romanesque-style façades, while the Southern front opens onto a large terrace with a view of the lake underneath and with decorative gables loosely inspired by the Wallenstein Palace in Prague. The rest of the Little Castle is in the Neorenaissance style, with richly decorated sgraffito façades. The North frontage is distinguished by a central spiral-like gable, bearing a clock and rounded off with a spire.

The Greater Castle, built on the structure of the old Průhonice fort, is horseshoe-shaped, since the architect Stibral had a part of the South Wing demolished to open the inner courtyard out over the lake, providing a grand view of the park. The rest was renovated and heightened, with the new addition of a grand Knights Hall including its ornate ceiling. The frontage of the Greater Castle has not been altered significantly. Its central part, originally ending in a simple triangular gable, received an elaborate superstructure with an image of the Assumption in the balcony, side spires and a lantern in the apex, but the lower structure was left in its original state. The courtyard gate is intricately decorated.

The interior of the Castle is mostly new following the recent renovation in 2010; only two large stoves remain. One is Baroque (in the Blue Room), made of richly sculpted glazed tiles, the other from the late 18th century, made of flat white tiles with figural decoration.

www.pruhonickypark.cz

Kathy and Ryan

June 2019

Wedding ceremonycocktail and reception at  Cervena Lhota castle 

Couple, from Hawai, 3 guests

Photo by Dmitrij Tkachuk 

Dear Andrea,

We loved everything about your country. Thank you so much it was an experience of a lifetime!

Love the pictures can’t wait to see the rest. Please thank Dmitry for us he was so amazing!

Thank you!

Kathy and Ryan

 

Kine and Anders

June 2019

Wedding ceremony, cocktail and reception at  Villa Richter

Norwegian couple, 80 guests

Photo by Dmitri Tkachuk 

Dear Radka and Andrea,

Thanks again for all the help throughout the last year. And a special thanks to you Radka for making saturday nothing else than amazing for us! We have received so many comments from our guests what a dream wedding it was 🙂 It really was perfect from start to finish <3

Can’t wait to see some of the photos! 😀

Wish you all best going forward.

Kind regards

Kine and Anders

 

Marika and David

May 2019

Wedding ceremony at Pruhonicky park, cocktail and reception at Parkhotel Popovicky

Czech – British couple, 50 guests

Photo by Jan Pech

 

Grace and Ho Young

May 2019

Wedding ceremonycocktail and reception at Lobkowicz palace 

Czech couple, 20 guests

Photo by Dear Studio 

Video by Profimovie 

Dear Andrea,

Thanks for the heads up. I hope you are doing well also.

I am looking through the files you sent me. Thanks again for the wonderful and amazing wedding day.

Truly,

Grace

VIP wedding

May 2019

Day 1

Wedding ceremony at the Old town Hall, followed by dinner on the boat

Day 2

Wedding blessing, cocktail and reception at Lobkowicz palace

French – British couple, 35 guests

Photo by Matous Duchek 

We were really pleased that son of Sir Nicholas George Winton chose us to organise his wedding. Great honor for us! Thank you for ever!

 

Dear Andrea

I am slowly coming up for air.

The last week has been a whirlwind and so full of emotion and excitement and from being surrounded by our friends.

The whole event was incredible and we are both so grateful to you for your very large part in making it such a success.

Many of our guests have commented on what an extra-ordinary wedding it was and how much they enjoyed themselves.

We would love it if you and your husband would enjoy the other 10 bottles – although we would have loved to share them with you as we enjoyed your company and hope we will meet again either in the UK or in Prague.

With thanks and best wishes

D+N

 

Judita and Michal

May 2019

Wedding ceremonycocktail and reception at Bastion

Czech couple, 180 guests

Photo by Dataphoto

Video by Kaco 

Ahoj Andreo,

moc děkujeme za mail.

A ještě jednou velké díky tobě, za naprosto skvělou organizaci a pevné nervy 🙂 Vím, že to se mnou nebylo jednoduché. My, i všichni ostatní zúčastnění jsme si to moc užili – i díky tobě!

Ještě jednou díky a kdybys cokoliv potřebovala, dej vědět.

Judita & Michal

 

Hi Andrea,

thank you for your email aboslutelly excellent organisation and strong nerves. I know it was not easy. We all did enjoy it a lot – and also thanks to you.

Once again thank you and should you need anything, just let us know.

Judita & Michal

Vicky and Illia

May 2019

Wedding ceremony at the Old Town Hall

Russian – Ukrainian couple, 4 guests

Thank you very very! YOU ARE AMAZING! We are very  very grateful for whatever you have done for us. We will have pictures at the end of June and photographer will send them to you :-).

Everything was superamazing! We did it more then enjoy.

Vicky and Illia

Hinki and Etin

Hinki and Etin had absolutelly stunning wedding in Prague, their big day was featured also in Hong Kong edition of Elle magazine!

Couple stayed at lovely apartments in the city centre, where their big day started traditional Chinese tea ceremony.

Later on all moved to Vrtbovska garden, where Hinki and Etin received blessing. It is always pleasure for couple and photographer to enjoy photos at Vrtbovska garden, so pretty there….

Couple used horse and carriage to take more photos, while the other guests walked to Mandarin Oriental. Cocktails and canapees were served, guests enjoeyd lovely garden while waiting for the couple.

Hinki changed her dress for festive entrance to the Grand ballroom, where the dinner was served after couple of speeches. Lovely turquoise dress was used for the first dance, couple trained really hard. We cut the cake later and after it was already time to leavem since the couple left i their honeymoon early in the morning.

Hinki and Etin, wishing you all the best!

Dream team:

Photography: Brian Chong

Floral Design: Frezia Fleur

Ceremony Venue: Vrtbovska garden 

Reception Venue: Mandarin Oriental

String Quartet: Klarovo kvarteto

Dominika and Kenny

Dominika and Kenny got married in June couple years ago. From the first skype call I knew this will be special wedding. Dominika has her design blog, loves beautiful things and also studied design.

Dominika was born in the US, but her parents are originally from Slovakia, Kenny has German and US parents, so weddings guests were mix from all these countries.

It was pretty easy to choose vendors, Dominika used the top from wedding market here. Also it was pretty easy to decide for the ceremony and reception venue, Villa Richter is amazing place with one of the best views in Prague.

Bride with bridesmaids and mums got ready at Villa Richter, logistically it was much easier and they didn´t have to worry about dress getting wrinkled in a car.

To describe a bit design – modern, elegant, fresh whimsical style:

– colours – white, cream in shades, soft pink in shades, peach in shades, orange, leaf green, copper and gold in accent, paradise colours

– ceremony arch was a bit more modern, less typical shape, at the last moment we decided to change the chair colour for the ceremony

– white furniture to create lounge area during the cocktail at the vineyard and also later in the evening on the terrace

– to make cocktail more classy, we served canapees before ceremony, after the ceremony finger food, cheese bar with selection of French cheeses and Iberico ham cut by chef. Special cocktail for Her and Him was created by Villa´s bartender.

– frames decorated by fresh flowers were used instead of photobooth, photos were taken by Polaroid and inserted into the guest book

– greenery wall used instead of traditional seating plan

– mix of round and long ables were used for the reception, dance floor in the middle

– beautiful golden cutlery and glass charger plates

– we used Villa´s greenery as a background for sweet bar

– cigar corner with fine whiskey and cognac on the terrace

Music plays an important role, classical trio performed during the ceremony and cocktail, band during the dinner and DJ commenced for night party. Breaks between the courses were filled by speeches and dances.

Cake and sweet bar was opened for the dessert time and after that we moved to Piano Nobile for late party.

We really love and enjyoed this wedding, not just for the design, but also because of such a nice people at the wedding.

Dominika and Kenny, wishing you lots of love and happiness!

Dream team:

Photography: Stepan Vrzala

Cinematography: Primetimevideo

Floral design: Frezia Fleur

Ceremony and reception venue: Villa Richter

Hair and makeup: Bridal Beauty

Hair And makeup for bridesmaids and mums: Kamila Simakova , Jitka Novotna, Jitka Svobodova

Band: April

Classical trio: Hudba na svatby

Accomodations: Pachtuv Palac 

Cake: PunkRock Cakes

DJ: Jirka Brezina

Minivan: Sebatour

Lucy and Serge

Lucy and Serge live in Beirut, Lebanon. but Lucy has also czech roots and this is why they decided to get married here.

Lucy is owner of travel agency and travels ot Prague occasionally, so we had a chance to visit different locations aroud Prague, which was couples preference. Lucy just falled in love with Capi hnizdo, luxury farm nearby Prague, where you can easily spend lovely day.

We decided for the following plan – the whole day started by blessing at St. Nicholas church. Couple spent some time by taking photos after the blessing and civil ceremony at the Old Town Hall followed short after. Althought we told guests that they do not need to join the civil ceremony if they do not want, everyone showed up!

Most of the guests stayed at Intercontinental hotel, so the buses picked up guests there. Newlyweds continued to take photos around Prague and joined us a bit later. Guests enjoyed canapees, cocktails, walked around the area – there is amazing lake, little ZOO, playground for children etc.

Lucy and Serge wanted to enter the reception area on horses, like Cinderella. Guests absolutelly didn´t expect it and loved it! The guests were invited to the reception area to get seated,  but outside stayed closest friends of the couple. Not forget to mention – couple brought their DJ from Beirut. Very good DJ who ordered technical equipment that could easily serve party for 1000 people! What a sound, amazing!

We really liked the entrance of the newlyweds – first entered groom with his friends by traditional song and dancing, waiting for bride and her friends. They entered the same way and all guests made a circle around newlyweds to hold them in the air on the chairs.

Dinner started after this special entrance, couple decided for less formal buffet style. One big wish was from the groom  – serve double shots from the beginning. Lucy and Serge really wanted the best for their guests.

Daddy cool – special song for bride and father dance was played during the dinner. Lucy has great relationship with her father and this song was for him.

Cake was cut later in the evening and after it were already ready buses that took guests back to Prague. Many guests left the day after, so coupe decided not to stay at Capi hnizdo and go back to Prague.

Lucy and Serge, you are amazing and will always stay in our hearts!

Dream team:

Photography: Petr Pelucha

Cinematography: Profimovie

Floral Design: Inspirito

Ceremony Venue: Old Town Hall

Church: St. Nicholas church

Reception Venue: Capi hnizdo

Wedding cake: PunkRockCakes

MUA: Bridal Beauty by Bara K.

Transportation: Blacklinecouches

Klara and Chris

We were looking for the wedding of Klara and Chris many months. Klara was born in Czech Republic, but has been living in the US for many years, Chris is American. They didn´t manage to come to Prague before the wedding day, so they left everything on us and we discussed the whole wedding via email and phone calls.

Guests arrived from all around the world, so we started all the celebrations by pre-wedding dinner at White Horse, lovely place at the Old Town Square. just before I arranged for them rehearsal at Villa´s Richter vineyard and honestly, I was really blessing that the weather will get better. We stayed at the vineyard in terrible rain, cold weather and noone believed it will get better….But – as in most of the cases – good luck was on our side and rain was over and even sun shined a bit on Saturday.

Beautiful ceremony at the vineyard was followed by cocktail in the garden and then reception at the tent of Villa Richter. We made classical american entrance – guests were seated first, then entered parents followed by bridesmaids and ushers and then finally newlyweds – all announced by DJ. They enjoyed their first dance immediatelly and after welcome speech dinner was served. The breaks between the courses were filled either by speeches or dancing.

At the end of the dinner couple cut the cake and DJ commenced at the Piano Nobile. Lots of drinks, evening snack and sweets and mainly dancing – that was the aim till the late night.

Klara and Chris, looking forward to our drink in Prague.

Sincerelly yours,

Andrea

Photo by Petr Pelucha
Photo by Petr Pelucha
Photo by Petr Pelucha
Photo by Petr Pelucha
Photo by Petr Pelucha
Photo by Petr Pelucha
Photo by Petr Pelucha
Photo by Petr Pelucha
Photo by Petr Pelucha
Photo by Petr Pelucha

Dream team:

Photography: Petr Pelucha

Cinematography: Pinarto

Floral Design: Frezia Fleur

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Villa Richter

Hair And Makeup: Bridal Beauty

Classical Trio: Hudba na svatby

Accomodations: hotel Josef

Cake: PragueCityCake

DJ: Jirka Brezina

Table setting ideas

Good morning,

we all know that beautiful wedding is created by details and one of it is the table setting. Of course flowers and candles are very important, but let´s have a look how can we arrange plates, napkins, menu and name tags.

Menu and name tags should match the overal stationery and depends just on us how we place them.

I personally really like fresh flowers and ribbons. Napkins can be folded in many different shapes, very elegant look is created when it is hanging down the table a bit.

Big trend for the next year is transparency and acrylic and it looks really cool – either as name tags, menus or seating plan.

Enjoy a few photos from different sources and also our previous weddings.

Andrea

Photo by Indeco

Michaela and Stone

Michaela and Stone, couple with very interesting life. Most of the time living at the locations with no roads, accessible, by plane, boat or bicycle, saving lifes of natives in Australia, Christmas island etc. Blondie with czech and swedish roots and African, both with great dark sence of humour.

Couple decided for chateau Loucen as their ceremony and reception venue. They do not see sunflowers at the places where they live, so selection of flowers was easy.

Friday was already lot of fun – pre-wedding diner was helds at Detenice resort, medieval tavern with  fakirs, jugglers, dancers with snake etc. All the guests arrived in the morning and stayed at the castle, which was very special for them.

Many guests came from Africa, many from Sweden and the rest from all around the world. All what Michaela and Stone wanted was to have great time with their family and friends, since they really do not see them often. And that happened for sure. After symbolic ceremony guests enjoyed cocktail in the garden, while newlyweds left for photos. Dinner with local specialities followed after and then was party until the morning.

Michaela and Stone, you are the best!

Dream team:

Venue: chateau Loucen

Photo: Matous Duchek

Flowers: Frezia Fleur

MUA: Jitka Novotna

Babysitting: Andelin 

Troja chateau

Facts:

• wedding receptions for up to 180 people in the Main hall, for up to 200 people in the Stable hall

• amazing garden suitable for ceremonies, cocktails or parties under the sky

• type of cuisine – upon wish (catering)

• rental fee required based on the chosen premises

About:

Troja Chateau is a grandiose 17th century affair, complete with French gardens, Baroque sculptures, splendid vaulted ceilings and a wonderfully detailed (illusionist) mural in its Grand Hall.

The chateau’s most prominent feature, an overblown, yet still impressive external (horse-shoe shaped) staircase, leads from its main entrance to the formal French gardens below. Ornamented by statues of the ancient gods of Olympus triumphing over the Titans, a multitude of Baroque figures adorn both wings of the staircase, while the balustrades incorporate two of the rebellious giants in battle.

Inside, the Chateau’s richly decorated (and fully restored) interior sets the scene for what is undoubtedly the highlight of any tour – the Grand Hall. Painted from floor to ceiling, the room is a gushing tribute to the Hapsburg Dynasty, with frescoes depicting the triumph of Emperor Leopold I’s forces over the ‘infidel’ Turks. Elsewhere, the top part of the Hall displays murals portraying the bravery, wisdom and success of the Austro-Hungarian empire of the age.

The Grand Hall is used for only selected type of events for very prestigious groups. Stable hall, the previous stables with baroque frescos, is another great place to make your wedding receptions, with the capacity up to 220 persons. Chateau garden is also very popular for wedding celebrations.

 

  

St. Vithus at Prague castle

Facts:

• wedding ceremonies lasts around 30 min without holy mass or around 60 min with holy mass

• ceremonies are in English

• at least one of you must be baptised Roman-catholic

• available dates – any day, ceremony can only start at 5.00 p.m.

• capacity of approx. 200 people

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St. Vitus’s Cathedral is the largest and the most important church in Prague. Apart from divine services the coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place in it. The remains of provincial patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen and archbishops are interred here.

The cathedral is the third church consecrated to the same saint on the identical site. About the year 925 Prince Vaclav I founded a Romanesque rotunda here which after 1060 was converted into a triple-naved basilica with two steeples. The importance of the cathedral grew especially after the establishment of the Prague bishopric in 973 and the founding of the body of canons – the St. Vitus chapter, which later became an important cultural and administrative institution.

In 1344 Charles IV began the construction of a Gothic cathedral. Its first builders, Matthias of Arras and later Peter Parler, built the choir with a ring of chapels, St. Wenceslas’s Chapel, the Golden Portal and the lower part of the main steeple. In spite of the endeavours of some sovereigns to secure the continuation of the construction work the cathedral remained uncompleted for whole centuries.

It was not until the latter half of the 19th century that the Union for the Completion of the Building of St. Vitus’s Cathedral began the repair of the original part and the completion of the building of the cathedral in Neo-Gothic style. The cathedral was solemnly consecrated in 1929. Its interior was subjected to adaptations even in later years.

Situated in the choir of the cathedral, in front of the high alter, is the royal mausoleum below which, in the crypt, there is the royal tomb. The choir is surrounded by a ring of Gothic chapels. Czech sovereigns and patron saints are interred in some of them.

Virtual tour of St. Vithus church 

 

Strahov monastery

Facts:

• wedding ceremonies lasts around 30 min without holy mass or around 60 min with holy mass

• ceremonies are in English

• at least one of you must be baptised Roman-catholic

• available dates – any day, latest at 5.00 p.m.

• capacity of approx. 150 people

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The Strahov Monastery (Strahovsky Klaster) started its long itinerary through history with establishment of the Premonstratensians, a religious order of canons founded in 1120 by St Norbert as an independent part of the Catholic church. By the year 1182 a Romanesque stone monastery was built on the place of an older foundation of Prince Vladislav II (from 1140). It’s peace was disturbed by a fire in 1258, when the church was destructed almost totally. A reconstruction in the Gothic style followed, but that was not to last either, as Baroque retouches were added during the beginning of the 18th century. In the meanwhile the abbey was plundered first by the Hussites and during the Thirty Years’ War by a regiment of the Swedish army. The last but not least hit that the abbey had to take was the bombardment of the church’s premises by the French, in 1742. After the Communist regime ended, the abbey was returned to the Premonstratensians in 1989. The Strahov Monastery it is not only an active place of pilgrimage but also a valuable museum and a famous library, still holding an unbelievable number of rare volumes.