Real Wedding in Split Croatia
This is a story about Ana & Ivan: Mr. and Mrs. Cool!
Say hello to Ana and Ivan, not your typical bride and groom, that’s for sure! A very laid back couple, whose biggest concern was to have the best time of their life on their wedding day with dear friends and family.
This couple was such a pleasure to meet and to work with, simply because they had such a positive attitude. You could feel their love and positive energy. The reason they were so laid back is because they really know how to enjoy life. Their love was another thing that made them very special. Just the way they look at each other, you could not help it but get goosebumps. A kind and welcoming couple that always had a smile on their face. They say that a smile is the most beautiful thing you can wear!
I remember when I met with them two days before their wedding, they had just come from a leisurely day at the beach, not concerned one bit about the big day. We have never seen this before – ever! But to them, stress and fussiness was silly, because according to them everything would work out great – as it did!
No stress, no panic - enjoy every moment as if it were your last.
How They Met
Ana and Ivan met at a mutual friend’s wedding. But it took them a whole 6 months to have a “first coffee” together; and only after Ana decided to add Ivan as a friend on Facebook. The rest is history!
A few years later they were planning their own wedding. The ironic thing is that Ivan was never a big fan of “typical” weddings at all. So when they finally decided to sit down and think about how they wanted their wedding to flow, they decided that there were a few things that just had to happen… Nikola Smernić had to be the photographer; the ceremony had to take place at Meštrovićev Kaštilac and the location of the wedding reception had to be at Villa Dalmacija in Split. The wedding dress had to be a specific model of Croatia’s bridal designer Envy Room, and they would not cheep out on great food and drinks! Everything else was easy.
The Wedding Day
The wedding took place on a beautiful and breezy summer day, and not on a Saturday (the typical wedding day), but on a Thursday. We told you this was not your typical bride and groom!
With the help of their friends and family everything ran very smoothly. And even though it was August in Croatia – typically known to be a time of the year full of sunshine and clear skies – the weather forecast called for rain and the famous Dalmatian Bura wind (which usually does not begin until well into fall).
However, the universe was in their favour. That Thursday was all clear skies and not a drop fell from the sky. It was a little windy, but nothing that stopped this couple from celebrating their love and making sure their guests were well entertained and well fed!
Moments leading up to the wedding day!
The day before the wedding Ana and Ivan decided to spend an evening by themselves. Despite all of the preparation tasks that awaited them, the couple decided to head out to dinner at their favourite Restaurant Matoni. They ate good food, had a glass of wine and decided to call it a night and get lots of beauty sleep. Brave decision! But also the best decision ever, according to the lovely lovebirds.
The next morning – D-day arrived, and with no stress, no panic they tackled each task calmly and patiently. With the help of their friends and family and wedding planner everything was done on time and was done perfectly!
We asked Ana & Ivan if they have some advice for future couples about planning their wedding? Indeed they did, and here is what they had to say.
Don’t stress and enjoy every moment. Save money on things that are not important to you, but do not cheep out on things that are important to you.
And they lived happily every after!
HAPPY WEDDING PLANNING IN CROATIA!