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Happy Wednesday everyone. Today we are heading off to Poland for the most gorgeous wedding of Karolina and Micheal which has been sent into me by Karolina and Micheal from www.pnmweddings.com. It’s an absolutely wonderful day filled with lots of colour, two gorgeous pet dogs in their finest wedding attire and THE most stunning bride. Natalia really is a beauty and she wears her gorgeous flower crown so well. With a theme of Boho Rustic, this wedding is brimming with amazing details, from the colourful lanterns, to the hay bales and wonderful flowers, to the lovely outdoor ceremony. A simply gorgeous wedding with an equally gorgeous couple.
Natalia and Marcin were married on 21st June 2014 the ceremony and reception took place at Cesarskie Podworko in the little village called Chwaliszow. ‘We both really wanted to get married in a rustic location and have our ceremony outside. Cesarskie Podworko seemed like a perfect choice as they had a beautiful garden – just what we needed for our ceremony plus a very rustic indoor decoration. We had 65 guests in total. The whole planning took us about 3 months.’
How they met
We met in the ugliest possible pub in our town… We’ve been together for over 4 years now.
It all happened in January last year, on my actual birthday! Marcin proposed in the meadow – our favourite place to walk our dogs! .The engagement ring Marcin gave me, belonged to his grandmother which made it even more special.
How did you allocate your budget
We didn’t have any specific budget n mind but we wanted to do or design some of the decorations ourselves.
We spent most on venue hire, wedding decor company, bride’s dress and suit for the groom.
How did you choose your photographer
We met our photographers at the Wedding Fair and we have fallen in love with their photography style, very original stall decoration and wooden Photo Booth that they offered.
My dress was by the amazing Polish designer Malgorzata Motas.
The Suit and Bridesmaids
Marcin wore a Hugo Boss suit and a bow tie from Marthu.Our dogs had tailored made bride and groom outfits too!
Theme or Colour Scheme
Our theme was Polish countryside, boho, rustic and vintage with plenty of colour.
The flowers were an important element of the day. It was a colourful mix of Gerber daisies, roses, button poms, mini carnations, peonies and some other flowers. My bouquet and floral crown was also made from the same kind of flowers.
he venue itself had a lot of rustic and vintage decorations which was great. Additional decorations included hay bales, flowers in jars, paper lanterns, white candle lanterns, photos of guest hanging on the strings.
Food was our top priority. We had traditional Polish cuisine, which means A LOT OF super tasty food – duck, beef with mushrooms, meat rolls, several kinds of soups, cold snacks table, just to name a few. We also had a vintage dessert table, but instead of a table we used wooden crates.
We are both cake designers so the wedding cake meant a lot to us. Three tiers, each with a different flavour. The cake told the story of our love, from the moment we first met to the moment we got married.
We had Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble who were entertaining the guest outside during the reception. We also had a DJ playing music in the evening. One of the biggest attraction in the evening was a Photo Booth that Karolina and Michael custom made for us using wooden crates.
Buy or DIY your Stationery
We designed our wedding invitations and table place cards which were printed by Rupieciarnia.
Personal or Handmade Touches
-Our dogs play a very important role in our lifes so we wanted them to be with us during the whole day. Our dogs wore tailor made outfits for the ceremony.
-We had photos of every guest at the wedding that we hanged on the string, we also hanged our photo from engagement shoot behind our table.
-The wedding cake was our masterpiece too, we also baked little cookies for all guests.
-We made some little paper horses as presents for our best man and bridesmaid.
-We designed the wedding invitations and table place cards.
The most special moments during the day were when we first saw each other (Marcin and I opted to see each other before the wedding), the vows and of course first dance!
Advice to other couples
Make your wedding in a way that represents you as a couple and remember that this day should be all about the two of you.
Don’t believe in any wedding superstitions or stereotypes- they suck!
The biggest surprise for me was to see Marcin crying during the vows. I was also very positively surprised that everything worked out so well in the end, the garden decoration and everything else that we planned