Eva and Chris

Eva, beautiful women from Slovakia, has been living for many years in the US now. There she also met her husband Chris.  They got married already back in 2012 in the USA, but since it was just a small private ceremony, they planned to continue and celebrate more…

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Eva and Chris wanted their wedding to be an intimate family and close friends affair but still wanted it to be fun. They chose Prague in Czech Republic for their wedding  because they have visited this city a few times before and were always fascinated by its beauty. It’s so romantic and perfect for a wedding. Since Eva is originally from Slovakia, a neighboring country to Czech Republic, Prague was a great location for her family and the guests coming from the United States to meet and celebrate together.

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Eva said: Choosing our venue was a lot harder though. There’s so many beautiful gardens, hotels, and castles to choose from. Unfortunately, due to our busy schedules we were unable to travel to Prague and see venues in person before the wedding. So we chose a wedding agency that has a lot of experience planning weddings in Prague to help us make all the arrangements. This was unbeatably one of the best decisions we’ve made and we highly recommend to have a local wedding planner to anyone planning a destination wedding.

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Sister of Eva lives also in the Czech Republic, so at least she managed to come to Prague together with her husband to see the venue and inform her sister, that she is in best hands only :-) .

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After a year of long-distance planning, skyping and hundreds of emails they were both very anxious to see it all together when we arrived in Prague. Most importantly, they could not wait to see their venue, the Augustine Hotel. Eva stil remembers how nervous she was the day they went to see it. Once they got there she was both relived and even more excited for the wedding. The venue was beautiful.  The staff was very friendly and it felt intimate just as we wished. The small hotel near the Prague Castle  has a rich history dating back to the 13th century. It consists of seven buildings surrounding the Saint Thomas Church and Monastery. Few practicing friars still live in an adjoining quarter. Underneath the hotel is a small brewery making the the Saint Thomas beer which was served at their reception.

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The night before everyone met at Lokal for a few beers and good czech food. Before this dinner couple and closest family and friends enjoyed rehearsal at the hotel.

The symbolic ceremony took place in an intimately enclosed Sundial garden, followed by a cocktail reception. Eva and Chris went to take pictures by the nearby Charles bridge and Vltava river and in the Wallenstein garden.

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Photo: Stepan Vrzala

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Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Eva is very pretty and has a refined taste, so flowers and design was a big pleasure for florist and wedding planner. Many of the things were delivered to Prague from the US, like decor for sweet bar, seating plan and little svans for the cake. The elegant concept did consist from white, cream, peach, pink, cinnemon and light green/grey tones, from flowers were used David Austin roses, dahlias (were used also no the cake) and hydrangeas. Ceremony in the garden didn´t need much decor, so we only used tall pedestals with baby breath and many glass lanterns in different sizes and heights. Because hotel chairs didn´t go well with the theme, garden style white chairs were used for both ceremony and reception. To separate the arcades from the restaurant were used a few high pots with trees, which created very romantic atmosphere.  Since hotel has only white tableclothes, sand colour runner was tailored on the long table. It looked really well together with golden stripe on the white plates.

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Graphic designers arranged signs for sweet bar, numbers for tables, menu cards and name tags. Each guest received as a little thank you small bottle of traditional Bohemia sparkling wine, wrapped with ribbon and straw. Eva didn´t want to use the traditional guests book, so guests could sign the magnum bottles of champagne, for their first anniversary.

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Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Since the weddings was held in the Czech Republic, Eva asked for traditional czech desserts for sweet bar, instead of minicakes or cake pops. Guests could then enjoy little kremrole or apple pie (strudl).

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The dinner took place in cloistered arcades and food – can´t say anything else then  just delicious – enjoy pics.

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Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

The dinner was followed by their  first dance to Michael Buble’s “Can’t help falling in love” underneath a Baroque fresco ceiling of the Litchfield bar. Even though they only had little bit over 30 guests, they had lots of fun on the dance floor. DJ really did a great job at keeping them dancing.  For Eva and Chris a small wedding  worked out great and they  loved that they were surrounded by their  dearest family and friends and had a chance to talk to everyone. This was something that felt true to them and was the most favorite thing about the wedding.

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

What to say at the end – Eva and Chris are amazing couple and we wish them all the best and amazing life together.

PS: Eva had absolutelly stunning dress…

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala

Photo: Stepan Vrzala