06 Jan 2014
Top of the world destination wedding on Croatian island
Martyna and Mario, the Lithuanian-Croatian couple, currently living in Hong Kong didn’t pick Croatia and the island of Brac by accident for their wedding. Mario is a Brac native and the high peak of the mountain overlooking the stunning view to the sea and islands was the first and only choice for the ceremony.
The wedding, organized by Dalmatia Events Weddings wedding planners took place last August, gathering guests from all over the world to this beautiful island for unique festivities.
The key moment of the day was definitely the ceremony on the mountain where the couple said their “I do’s” and later enjoyed a glass of bubbly.
Needless to say, the bride looked stunning and very elegant with her plain white tailor made wedding gown and the groom sported a light-blue suit.
Later the guests moved to the lovely tavern (called konoba in Croatia) where a traditional dinner was served and later the dancing and partying lasted till early hours.
Milda, the wedding planner said: “The bride and groom wanted a very organic, natural wedding look and feel and had a clear vision of the design. We used a whole lot of apples, wine barrels, metres and metres of white fabric, white-green colour schemed flowers, lots of fairylights and candles. As the wedding favours we used local lavender in tiny linen bags. Lavender is very local to Croatia and it was a good way to give a piece of it to the guests”.
The bride Martyna said: We will always remember our wedding as the most beautiful time of our lives.“
Croatia – beautiful, impressive, inexpensive
Croatia has a growing interest among engaged couples because of its 5.835 km long Adriatic coast, 1,246 islands, Greek and Roman time reaching historical towns and villages, soft Mediterranean climate, undeniable hospitality and the much sought after intimate, romantic atmosphere. The country definitely is one of the top choices for one in six British couples who decide to tie the the knot abroad.
With Dubrovnik as the crown jewel, Croatia has much more to offer with such locations as the breathtaking islands of Hvar, Vis, Brac, Solta, Pag as well as coastal towns of Split, Zadar or Trogir. Croatia is a pocket-friendly country for a wedding as well. A destination wedding can cost up to £10,000 less than the average ceremony in the UK and Croatian prices are still lower than in such long time standing favorites Italy, France or Greece.
British tourists discover Croatia
This year 10,53 million foreign tourists have visited Croatia, which is almost 6% more than last year, 374.674 of them were British citizens – that’s 25,2% Britons more than last year.
It is getting easier and easier to reach Croatia from the UK. In 2014 Easyjet will be flying from Gatwick, Stanstead, Bristol, Norweign from Gatwick, Jet2.com from Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Monarch from Birmingham. These are only flights to city of Split, the centre of the Dalmatian region and hub for going to the most popular islands. Other cities – Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Pula and Zadar have direct connections to the UK as well.
Wedding planning and styling, flowers and decorations: Dalmatia Events Weddings; Photography: Lili Zaneta photography