THE WEDDING OF Nina & Nico in the city of DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
The Cheyne gown w/split by Houghton NYC (Bride).
THE LOVERS BRIDE TO YOU
Unique gem for modern brides.
After almost 5 years together Nico and I openly chatted about our
future and I knew that he’ll pop the question sooner rather than later. It
wasn’t until the Christmas break a couple of years ago that his mum flew all
the way from New Zealand to spend Christmas with my family in my home
town, Ljubljana. It was a truly hectic weekend, with both of our families in one
place! Finally, one night we managed to sneak out for an evening out to
ourselves, eating and drinking in one of our favourite spots in the city. I
remember getting a bit tipsy after a few cocktails that night and just saying
to Nico ‘I know that this will set me back 6 months to a year, but I really
thought you’ll pop the question over this holiday.’ Nico was just silent and
didn’t say a word. I felt awful afterwards thinking I’ve spoiled everything
again. Little did I know that Nico was actually planning to propose that
weekend but was waiting for a bit of alone time with my dad to ask for his
blessing and he was hoping to do it on a snowy day. Well 2 days later, it did
start to snow, and after he managed to drag me out on the cold again, we
walked through the city with snow slowly falling on the ground, and in the
middle of a park, he asked me to marry him!
The Wedding Date
Monday June 5th, 2016
The Wedding Location
Most of our guests flew from various different
locations around the world, so we wanted to have a little holiday with
everyone over the wedding weekend and a chance to properly catch up. We
chose the beautiful city of Dubrovnik in Croatia Croatia. We had the ceremony
at Sponza Palace, followed by a reception on the Palm Terrace of Hotel
We wanted the ceremony to be very personable,
relaxed and unique to us, so we had our dear friend Vincent, who introduced
us all those years ago, acting as a celebrant. Vincent knew us both separately
long before we met so we couldn’t think of a better person for this job. We
also wrote our own vows that we didn’t share with each other beforehand so
there was this element of a surprise we had to look forward to as well. We
laughed and cried throughout the ceremony and it was such an amazing start
to the events that followed later on in the day, with celebrations that
continued till early hours in the morning.
ANY TIPS FOR OUR FUTURE BRIDES?
the small stuff! Someone said to me that there will always be things that
won’t go to plan on the wedding day or the lead up to it, no matter how hard
you try. It’s so true, as you’ll never be able to control everything around your
wedding day. The most important thing is to enjoy yourself and the company
of your friends and family as you’ll never get those moments back.
*Photography: Tim Kelly & Nadine Ellen