From Yana Zolotoverkhaya: “Karoline and Michael's wedding took place in a romantic and atmospheric place called the Postal Court in the vicinity of Karlovy Vary city (Karlsbad). The Postal Court is well-known to each resident and almost all the guests and visitors of Karlovy Vary and was built in 1791 in the style of classicism with the elements of romanticism. The interior of the spacious halls with closed terraces was designed for dancing parties, exhibitions and famous balls, at which the jet set of the spa society gathered. The love story of the heroes began in the letters. Their meeting was fleeting, they managed only to exchange addresses, and then their relationship swirled in a maelstrom of romantic correspondence. A lot of letters, words, lines, pages, full of love, passion, faith, hope and the expectation of joy from the upcoming meetings… These were the days of sweet and painful expectations of the next letter, boundless happiness and joy after reading her letters, written by hand.”
A black swan wedding inspiration shoot in Karlsbad, Czech Republic
Romantic and some old-fashionedness of this love story reflected on the day of their wedding. In the morning, Karoline received from Michael a few letters, which she read with rapture and sweetness even before wearing a wedding dress. Karoline repeatedly re-read the letters and cherished them; they became the subject of wedding decor along with calligraphy on the cards and architectural elements on them. She always so clearly represented the face of Michael, the expression of his eyes, the movement of his lips at the time of writing letters. Therefore, the choice of the venue for the ceremony was not accidental, their hearts were forever bound by letters and lines filled with love.
Karoline always dreamed about an unusual wedding dress and that's why her choice fell on an almost black dress with a lush, light, pleated skirt and embroidered bodice.
The bouquet should reflect the riot of their feelings and their versatility, so it turned out to be voluminous and very creative. Some gorgeous amaranthus added a desirable dramatic effect to the bouquet. And hand dyed silk ribbons finished the total look with polished and sophisticated touches.
This wedding was just for the two of them, so the bride served the table herself by selecting the tableware from the Swan Service by Meissen Porcelain and crystal glasses of Czech AIDA production adding to them candlesticks from the AIDA series and silver cutlery by Robbe & Berking. The idea of choosing the elements for the details of the wedding was focused on the idea of spontaneity and lightness. The choice of tableware was determined by the contrast with the color of the dress. The unobtrusive painting of gilding on the porcelain pieces by Meissen and on the crystal glasses by Aida only added refinement and emphasized the classic style of the chosen place and the atmosphere of this special wedding day with candles, flowing wax on a hand-painted veneer and the letters bound with a sealing wax and bandaged with ribbons.
The result was great! Karoline and Michael were alone and enjoyed every moment of this fabulous day and the music in the dance hall of the old mansion sounded just for them! The preserved atmosphere of the late 18th century pavilions and halls harmoniously and inimitably complemented the picture of the perfect wedding of Karoline and Michael.”