Katya and Viktor are from Russia and they got married in Prague. Her, editor af a woman’s magazine in Moskow and him working for an aerial company in Israel. They fell in love with the architecture of Prague from their very first visit and decided to tie the knot here. It was my very first destination wedding that I photographed outside Romania. A small an intimate wedding, filled with only familiar faces of the bride and groom. They had 16 people attend their big day, close friends and family, that traveled here from Russia, Germany, Israel and France. It’s rare to find a group of such supportive and loving family that blend together so seamlessly. Trough the wedding day they had Jewish rituals with moments of silence and meditation.
A Destination Wedding In Prague
We started the day in the heart of Prague, in a majestic penthouse filled with wooden beams elements. This apartment was situated on the top floor of an old building right in the Old Town Square next to the Vltava river. Katya has worn a particular white with black stripe wedding dress. On the groom’s side, Viktor took a more classical approach wearing a black tuxedo. The wedding ceremony took place at Karlstejn, a unique architectural construction, a gothic castle erected in the 13th century, with great importance to the country. It was used to store the crown jewellery and sacred relics. Situated at the 30km driving distance from Prague, it’s one of the most visited places in the Czech Republic. The ceremony took place in room with the genuine medieval feel, real furs, candles an the organ that played while the bride walked down the aisle.
The reception was held at Luka Lu a rustic location downtown Prague. They danced to the sound of guitar and violin and we all served Czech food delicacies like kulajda and vetrnik. I want for sure to go back in Prague, a place with log history and a well preserved architecture like like nowhere else in the world.