Vrtba Garden Wedding
These Londoners wanted a more relaxed, calming location for their destination wedding — one with unique history and charms. The Vrtba Garden and the City of 100 Spires (Prague) stole their hearts.
Weddings at the Vrtba Garden are a unique experience that will leave you breathless. A historic Baroque garden with multi-level landscaped scenery and unforgettable vistas — makes this an unforgettable experience.
Katie & Michael — Prague destination wedding
Wedding venue: Vrtba Garden
Dinner & reception: Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa
Wedding planners: Royal Weddings
Floral designs: Floristino Kristino
A whirlwind wedding at Prague’s unique & historical Vrtba gardens
It was quite evident that Katie & Michael were planing a truly wonderful wedding day celebration for their family & friends who were coming in from around the world. As they discussed their ideas their smiles would get bigger and their voices would rise in anticipation. You just knew that this one was going to be a very special wedding day.
I was surprised when Katie said that she did not want to have the bridal preparation covered. As she explained she is very camera shy. She felt that the time would be better spent on capturing the family & friends celebrating in the evening. Who am I to argue with such a wonderful bride?
Though she felt awkward in front of the camera — she sheepishly asked if I could 'perhaps take a few single portraits of her? But only if I had the time? ' I could only smile back and nod yes. Michael stressed that what they really wanted was a reportage of their wedding day. No art directing of photos, no posing — just real, honest, emotional images that capture what they and their families were experiencing.
Their wedding venue: the historic Vrtba Garden — a jewel for many reasons. The evening dinner & party was to take place at the Alchymist Grand Hotel — a venerable Prague institution that I have always enjoyed as their ballroom is such a wonderful intimate space.
The bonus: they did allocate some time for a small walk through the Royal Gardens of Prague Castle followed up by a meet up with family & friends on the Charles Bridge for a special event that the mothers had planned. Plus a few group photos.
Presented here are some of their favorite moments that beautifully tell the story of their wedding day on that unforgettable summer day in Prague!