This weekend while at the birthday party of my best friend’s daughter I got to hang out with some old clients of mine. Matt & Carrie were some of my first clients when I started planning trips professionally and I will always remember planning their destination wedding in Prague with fond memories. They are two of the sweetest people and now have two beautiful little girls. It was such an honor to plan such a special trip for them! Matt told me a great story about the night they were having dinner at the rooftop restaurant of their 5-star hotel overlooking Prague. They were just married and Matt was taking pictures of Carrie at their table so they could always remember the moment. There was a large table of men and women in suits seated just behind them and one of the women came over and said, “I’m sorry but I’m going to need to take your camera and all the pictures you just took.” They were of course confused and shocked and said no way! She asked them if they knew who the man sitting at the table behind them was and they said no. She went on to tell them that it was David Cameron and that he was probably going to be the next Prime Minster of the United Kingdom. Sure enough he was elected about a month later! They were allowed to keep their photos and the cool memory that they were dining right next to David Cameron on their honeymoon.
Planning a destination wedding is a complicated but fun process because not only do you have all of the travel aspects to arrange, you have all of the details of the actual wedding to figure out as well. Since I couldn’t physically visit the sites I relied on a local wedding agency in Prague that had a very good reputation for planning amazing weddings. They were fantastic to work with and together along with Matt & Carrie’s input we decided on Vrtbovska Zahrada for the ceremony, which is a beautiful Baroque Garden in the middle of Lesser Town. Carrie was an absolutely stunning bride and their wedding pictures might be the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! Finding the perfect photographer was a huge part of this wedding’s success. After a lot of research I found Kurt Vinion and I knew right away he had to be their photographer. I shared a sampling of his work with Matt & Carrie and they agreed. We picked the wedding day based on his availability and Matt & Carrie instantly felt at ease with him. After the ceremony he took them around Prague on a whirlwind photo shoot to some of Prague’s most iconic sites. They even ended up having a few drinks together after the shoot. See Matt’s testimonial at the end of my “happy clients” page for the full story.
Also, check out Kurt’s blog about Matt & Carrie’s photo shoot where you can see more stunning photos and hear Kurt’s take on the day – http://www.kurtvinion.com/blog/carrie-matts-destination-wedding-at-pragues-vrtbovska-zahrada-mala-strana/
After their wedding they joined up with a small group tour to visit Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic – Vienna, Austria – & Budapest, Hungary. After four days on their own in Prague they were excited to join up with some other travelers and have a guide to show them all the must see sites in each place. Both Matt & Carrie love art and history so these three destinations were perfect for their honeymoon!