When you think, "Destination Wedding", a few locations automatically come to mind: wine country in Italy, the lavender fields of France, but what about Croatia? Thanks to its scenic bay and stunning architecture, the city of Hvar is already a popular wedding destination for European couples and it is quickly gaining the attention of couples worldwide (and once you see this styled shoot, it's easy to see why!). Inspired by the royals that visit the city regularly, this shoot is the epitome of over-the-top glamour.
These photos by Nina Anic and Vanja Vrkljan truly capture the beauty and romance of this incredible location. Promessi Weddings & Events and Wed Our Way planned this royal wedding inspiration and Floral Studio Mirella created all of these airy floral arrangements. The historic Hotel Palace Elisabeth was the perfect location to showcase Hvar in all its glory. All the images are in the full gallery, so be sure to click through and read on to hear more from planner, Ivana Knezovic, from Promessi Weddings & Events.
A HISTORIC VENUE
Built on the foundations of a 13th-century palace and overlooking the bustling old town, the sparkling blue water of Hvar Bay, and its myriad of tiny islets, Hotel Palace Elisabeth, dazzles with unique architecture and unmatched interior design. This historic landmark hotel inspired us to reveal and freshly present Hvar and all its unique features as one of the most popular wedding destinations in Europe.
The key aim of the harmonious collaboration by recognized wedding professionals from Croatia was to reveal the hidden treasures of this historic and vibrant city, showing its rich heritage as a perfect backdrop for an authentic Mediterranean fairytale wedding.
Our bride possesses the elegance and style of the European nobility who continue to visit Hvar as they have since the 19th century, evoking famous past times of Princess Sissy and her friends spending summer holidays in Croatia. A timeless take on a modern wedding with delicate fine art details and refined nobility that utterly suits the settings of the grand Venetian terrace of Palace Elisabeth. Our bride wore a lavish and beautifully ornamented Millanova wedding dress whilst our Groom wore a tailored made suit by, Croatian creator, Martin Arbanas.
ENHANCING THE NATURAL BEAUTY
The color palette accented the beauty of the venue and the destination. Mauve-pink garden roses and velvet linens pay tribute to the feminine elegance of the venue, white enhances the strength of the all-white stone of this majestic building, and green brings out the palm trees and olive gardens–the symbols of the Mediterranean and the gold of the sun that shines for 2718 sunny hours per year in Hvar! This collaboration was a true meeting of minds that conceptualizes and brings to life authentic visions to create meaningful and unforgettable events in Croatia. For all couples looking for a luxurious and relaxed destination wedding week, Hvar offers truly an unforgettable and complete experience!