Artsy and Bohemian Wedding in the Woods
A traditional cottage with a barn and no electricity in the heart of South Bohemian woods was the place of David & Veronika’s magical wedding. Both creatives and musicians, they put the whole thing together with lots of DIY and the help of their friends. It was both budget friendly and super magical Czech forest wedding.
DIY wedding in the middle of a forest
The whole wedding weekend at Vavrovka, a typical Czech cottage was super relaxed. With friends arriving the day before and getting everything ready long into the night. The tent for additional seating was built in the garden, fairy lights hung in the barn… A birchwood wedding arch designed and created on the spot… All while the bridesmaids and florist Barbora Fiřtová of Polamiena gathered wild flowers for the bouquet and hairpieces and pinecones for the table name tags in the woods.
In the morning Veronika got ready with her bridesmaids by her side. With the wedding dress created by her friend and designer Simona Poustkova hanging in the summer sunshine and her Vagabond shoes ready in their box. She opted for elegant simplicity and natural silk dress materials. With the beige shoes she can wear with jeans instead of classic single use white wedding shoes.
Czech Forest Wedding Ceremony and celebration
The ceremony took place just behind the cottage under the self built birch wood wedding arch. The music was again played by a friend – Norwegian artist Ane Bjerkan on her harmonium (pump organ). The religious ceremony included drinking wine which was a fun moment of horror – to prevent the dress getting stained by the red wine as the goblet was full to the brim.
So that’s when the super relaxed afternoon started. The evening entertainment included spontaneous gigs by some of Veronika & David’s musician friends. Among everything else there was a fire to sit by and rich buffet.
Photographer: Ceranna Photography | Venue: Vávrovka, Jižní Čechy | Florist: Polamiena – Barbora Fiřtová | Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses: Simona Poustková | Wedding Shoes: Vagabond | Music: Ane Bjerkan, Rhys Braddock | Calligraphy: Petra Bol | Celebrant: Petr Wagner
Ceranna Photography is Europe based alternative wedding and adventurous elopement photographer.