Vintage Inspired Weddings
A Fairytale Winter Wedding in the Slavkov Forest
Sarka and Michal love hiking, mountains and snow. So of course when it came to their big day, it had to be a Winter wedding, in a cosy lodge with a big fireplace in Slavkov Forest – a beautiful, protected range of mountains in the Czech Republic, that just happened to have a truly epic amount of snow this year…….
Our beautiful bride Sarka shared all about their magical day…. “The wedding we envisioned was very relaxed. We wanted our guests to enjoy mulled wine during the ceremony and in the evening a camp fire outside the lodge on which sausages could be toasted.
Michal cooked 20 kg of deer goulash two days before the wedding, which took him 7 hours. We also created wooden name tags ourselves for each of our guests.
We wanted to have a winter wedding because we both love mountains and snow and Kladska natural protected area is a beautiful place away from civilization with no phone reception. The Kladska hunter’s lodge with its rich collection of trophies was picked because the groom is a hunter.”
A journey to the ceremony place, wooden bower on a lake, led through a narrow snowy forrest path which took about 10 minutes. Guests went one after another chatting, throwing snowballs and at the end there was a mulled wine waiting for them.
SPLURGE & SAVE
Major part of our budget was used on cattering and beverages as we felt it’s the most important thing for the guests. We wanted everyone to feel welcomed.
I wanted to wear something simple that suited raw winter and nature. Therefore a long skirt, fur hat, scarfs and gloves were an obvious choice.
We found Carol on social networks and felt in love with her photos of nature weddings. It was the perfect fit for our style. After our first meeting in Prague we were confident she was the right choice. She was very subtle during the ceremony and afterwards we had a lot of fun during the shooting session in the forrest.
Isn’t it just stunning?? The snowy backdrop, Sarka’s red bouquet, the venues….. everything! As always a heartfelt thankyou to the happy couple for allowing me to share their enchanting day with you, and to their photographer Carol’s Darkroom for capturing every moment so perfectly! If, like me, you are completely in love with Carol’s photography be sure to pop over to her website www.carolsdarkroom.cz and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
If this fairytale winter wedding has you dreaming of a snowy backdrop for your own big day, you might want to take a peek at this incredible Austrian affair, and this lovely Wintery vow renewal on Baker lake, or this beautiful editorial in dusky blue. And this floral filled affair all the way from Russia must not be missed!
Credits & Contributors
Photography: Carol’s Darkroom | Ceremony Venue: Lovecky Zamecek Kladska | Makeup: Nelly Jane Gebertova | Wedding Ring: Eppi | Floral: Zdenka Slepickova | Wedding Cake: Dorthomebaked.cz | Hair: Nelly Jane Gebertova | Wedding Dress: ASOS | Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS | Submitted via Matchology