Aug. 3, 2019
How to organize a stylish wedding
Our story today is about a wedding with a unique concept that we implemented this August in an incredible, amazing place - the Curonian Spit National Park in the Kaliningrad Region.
The couple was considering Russia as the only possible location for their wedding. Initially, they were interested in sites in Moscow, but, they got really inspired by the project in Sochi, and decided to try finding a unique place their guests had never been to.
We offered many options, but Kaliningrad turned out to be the ideal place for its atmosphere. Northern spirit, rich history, amazing nature. Frankly speaking, we have dreamt to organize a wedding there for a long time, although we realized that finding a good venue would not be easy.
By the end of the first “inspection”, it became clear that the fears were not in vain - it was hardly possible to find a really interesting and suitable place.
Almost by accident, we found this lighthouse. In a closed area, in an abandoned state.
Since our couple wanted to make a truly family holiday, a secluded lighthouse on the Curonian Spit could be an ideal place. And the main feature is the nature around. The sea, the beach, the wind set the atmosphere that could not replace any design. We could only emphasize this beauty.
This is how we came up with the idea of restoration of the lighthouse and the first outline of the concept appeared.
The couple fell in love with this idea at once: it was not just about repairing the lighthouse for themselves, but also to breathe a new life into this remote place, leaving a beautiful location for all future guests of this unique corner. So there was a special meaning for this idea. The project implementation phase has begun.
The idea to restore a lighthouse for a wedding is truly bold and carries many risks. The preparation process was not easy and lasted for six months.
We were very pleased that our colleagues from Flower Bazar supported us with the idea immediately. As a rule, decorators are integrated in the process no sooner than at the design stage. But in this case we not only discussed the decor, but together we searched for the location.
The Curonian Spit for a wedding is not only an original, but also an incredibly risky decision. And the main reason for concern is the weather.
Locals persistently told us about the strongest winds and heavy rains. Common sense suggested that there could be no question of a wedding on the beach in such weather.
But we took a chance.
And just a few days before the wedding, during the final installation, there was just such weather - windy and rainy.
Looking ahead, we’ll tell you - on the wedding day, a real miracle happened at the ceremony! Throughout the district, except our village, there was bad weather, while we were having clear sky!
Immersion to the atmosphere
We love it when there is time and opportunity to immerse guests in the atmosphere of a place.
Many invited guests had not previously been to the Kaliningrad region and the Curonian Spit and enjoyed the organized excursion program. Others had their free time and walked in their favorite places.
None of the guests had the opportunity to see the very place where the last preparations for the wedding day were still in progress, until the very beginning of the event it remained a secret.
On the sandy shore. To the sound of the waves and the singing of the wind. Surrounded by the closest.
The welcome part of the event took place in a tent at some distance from the ceremony and banquet venue and the boat trip to the lighthouse only strengthened the impressions and emotions of not only the couple, but also the guests
The decor and the program were thought out in such a way as to immerse the guests and the couple in the atmosphere of the holiday, but not distract them from each other.
And we did it: the wedding was very sincere and heartfelt. Hence the name of the project - TRUE WEDDING.