Kaye and Petr married at a picturesque vineyard in the Czech Republic on a rainy and overcast late-summer day. Twenty nine of their closest friends and family surrounded them, each witness to a love planting roots destined only to grow in the years ahead, just like the grapevines around them.
Kaye describes herself as a #bridechilla, having left all of the planning to the mother-of-the-groom and “one-time wedding agency” (bride’s words), Mamka Jana. That’s right—other than Kaye’s choice of dress and shoes (a beautiful Atelier Debbie Co gown and Jimmy Choo’s) all of the planning was out of Kaye’s hands. The DIY name tags, table cards, programs, wheel ornament centrepiece, and table-setting were all executed by hand by the MOG, with the help of the groom’s family. Scroll down and see how Sue Konvalinková captured the whole celebration beautifully.
For a bride who relinquished all control, Kaye and Petr’s wedding was still so obviously filled with meaningful elements that allowed the couples’ love (and different cultures) to show through. The color motif for the wedding was red, white, and blue with subtle accents of yellow– both the Philippine and Czech flags featuring the former three colors. From the preparations to the reception, little moments captured by the photographer convey the emotions of the day. Kaye and Petr opted to have a first look, as well as to include several Czech wedding traditions in their ceremony. The song for the couple’s first dance was performed by Kaye’s BFF and official witness, with the wedding party carrying on gleefully into the night.
We love how the small guest list and intentional choice of elements allowed for a wedding that was clearly meaningful in every moment. As Kaye reflects in an instagram post that shows her father walking her down the aisle:
“A daughter’s dream… To spend my final moments as a single lady with Dad as he walked me down the aisle and gave me away to a man who I not only love but also one who has earned his respect… To share my first warm embrace as a married woman with Mom right after the ceremony… To be reassured by both parents that I have found the right man, the kind of man that I deserve, and that they are happy for me… It’s amazing how the simplest of gestures and the fewest of words can mean so much and make one feel so loved.”
Sometimes (maybe more than sometimes!), it’s the little moments that make the biggest impression.