When Lisa and Eugene came to our meeting for the first time, they already knew that they wanted a wedding in Georgia – they liked the flavor, character and unsurpassed hospitality of this country. Complete break away and great fun!
Inspired by the couple’s lightness and lively disposition, we created a new legend of love, revealed Georgian traditions from an unexpected perspective with the help of scenery, set design, emotional techniques and technologies.
The pre-wedding day was spent at the Shilda winery in the mode of a fun family dinner - they crushed ripe grapes with their feet, learned how to cook the right khachapuri, sang and danced.
On wedding day, guests were accompanied by the Georgian musicians and guides to lunch at Shumi Winery. They sat at one large table, right among the vineyards, spoke long toasts, had fun and made wishes.
To make the transfer as colorful and entertaining as possible, we drove guests by ZIL trucks, in the back of which they traditionally transport the harvested grapes, and decorated the trucks with hay, carpets and pillows, so it turned into a fairly comfortable, and most importantly, funny and unusual transfer!
In the ceremony area, a couple was met by the Georgian choir and a hermit, a meeting with which, according to an old legend, portends the couple a long and happy family life.
Instead of a standard wedding arch, the installation got the shape of a gradient ring, bringing the couple closer to the sun, and instead of chairs for guests we used carpets, pillows and poufs, supporting a relaxed and sincere atmosphere.
According to the old Georgian tradition, after the ceremony, all the guests lined up in a living corridor and, crossing their daggers, sent the couple into their happy life together. After that, the hermit gathered everyone in a big circle and invited them to beat the plates “for good luck”. The sounds of breaking dishes marked the beginning of the holiday!
And some more fun facts::
- the presenter rode into the hall on a horse dressed like a modern maharobely – a messenger who, according to the Georgian tradition, woos the groom to the bride’s family;
- the couple danced their first dance on the grapes;
- according to the Georgian tradition, newlyweds release two white birds; we revised the tradition – Lisa and Eugene released white roosters and chicken, on whose necks a garter and a butterfly were fastened. So catching wedding attributes is much more fun!
At the end of the evening, an incomparable Georgian singer performed with a unique voice and energy – the incendiary and vibrant Theon Kontridze.