Prague wedding photography: Markus and Zuzana’s wedding in Bohemia
Zuzana and Markus live in Frome, Somerset, but chose to get married in the beautiful city of Prague – Zu’s home town. Their wedding was a truly international event, which brought together people from several countries, including Czech republic, Switzerland, England and Norway.
The wedding journey began at Bristol Airport where Markus, Zu and Zu’s wedding dress were joined by their friends and Zu’s bridesmaids.
The day before the wedding we spent exploring Prague city centre and sampling local beers with a few pre wedding photo stops in between.
It was great to experience Czech hospitality while staying with Zu’s family the night before the wedding. Again, I managed to take a few photos in between wine and delicious food sampling, kindly prepared by Zuzana’s mother.
The wedding day began with Zuzana’s wedding preparations at her Prague apartment. The wedding was to take place outside of the city in a cute village of Smolotely situated in the region of Bohemia. The venue was a country house hotel called Pension Smolotel – full of character and picturesque sights. After a fast one-hour ride to the south of Prague, beautiful Zuzana, her parents and bridesmaids arrived at the wedding venue where excited guests from all over Europe were waiting for them.
The weather was fantastic and the wedding ceremony was set outside on a lawn outside Smolotel hotel. The ceremony was made special with the inclusion of some traditional Czech wedding customs. After tying the knot, Markus was made to wear a horse collar and Zu was given a riding crop (to make sure Markus would do as he is told!). On top of that, Markus was made to wear a ball and chain (just to make sure he doesn’t escape!) and the newly married couple were tasked with sawing a log together and breaking and sweeping up a plate to symbolize their partnership.
The wedding reception was followed by a few emotional speeches, Markus and Zu’s first dance, traditional Czech music and dancing, a disco and a firework display, organized by Zu’s father.
The wedding of Zu and Markus was a truly beautiful event, which left a lot of lovely fond memories. I am privileged to have had the opportunity to be Markus and Zu’s wedding photographer and to have captured the beautiful moments of their big day.