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Hotel Kazbek in Dubrovnik: ideal for exclusive private weddings

Hotel Kazbek in Dubrovnik: ideal for exclusive private weddings

All of us here at Dubrovnik Weddings are careful before we send out wedding images of our couples, because the first thing to be respected is privacy.But the news is out, yes, we did plan the most exclusive event at the Hotel Kazbek***** in 2012, and we’re happy to share it with you.

 
Wedding reception at Hotel Kazbek, Dubrovnik

 

Everybody is curious to see how others spent their big day. Especially if that big day happened to be at the Hotel Kazbek in Dubrovnik. There are not many hotels that still have that aura of old world glamour today, but this hotel definitely kept the tradition intact, with excellent service standards.

It is hard to explain what we like so much about this venue, you might argue they do not have a private beach, they do not have a view over Dubrovnik old town, they do not have a large capacity with merely 13 rooms… but in saying that, we have now listed all the possible downsides, apart from those, there are none!

We LOVE everything here: the rooms, the staff, the courtyard, the large pool (considering the size of the hotel), the lush decor and our always kind and so helpful contacts Vinka and Pave.
Nothing we asked was too much or too hard, what a great team. We love planning weddings with you!

But let’s see now how a wedding at the Hotel Kazbek could look like.

Elena and Fergus are from different parts of the world so they were looking for “neutral grounds” to celebrate their wedding. They had visited Dubrovnik in 2011 and knew some venues and the area, but had little spare time to plan everything for their Irish and Russian guests whilst living in Papa New Guinea.

So after we had agreed on a budget we started to plan, mainly via skype and email, and somehow they managed to sort out a 3 day event which will not soon be forgotten.

The religious wedding ceremony in the old town of Dubrovnik

Elena was accompanied by her mother as she walked down the candlelit aisle towards Fergus.

The union was celebrated in the Saint Ignatius Church in the old town of Dubrovnik, presided by father Cibaric, who really held a lovely mass.
The Saint Ignatius church on 12.07.2012, Elena and Fergus getting married The lightning of the large candle symbolizes unity. As of now, every wedding anniversary, the candle will be lit to remember their wedding day and union for life.Elena bought 3 wedding dresses to ultimately decide to wear this mermaid strapless gown with crystal details.After their photo shooting with photographer Zeljko, they were off to the Hotel in style in a long stretch white limo.

 

The wedding reception at Hotel Kazbek

When you are uniting a Russian and an Irish family, traditions of both sides are coming together, especially in the wedding day!
As the limo pulled in with our bride and groom, the close family was already waiting in the courtyard. At the end of the red carpet, the mother of the bride held up a wooden cutting board with homemade bread, salt, 2 shot glasses: 1 with vodka and 1 with water.
The bride and groom had to bite off the biggest possible chunk of bread (without using hands) and then drink a glass. Who has bitten the largest chunk and has tasted vodka wears the pants in the marriage!

Because of privacy reasons, we are not showing pictures of other invitees.
The color theme was purple and cream with golden organza for tables and  chairs. Because the Hotel Kazbek has such a lovely indoors restaurant we were more than happy to use it for the dinner. The hot weather made everybody appreciate the AC even more.
 

Dinner set up at the Hotel Kazbek
The entrance of the bride and groom, cheered onto by their family.
 

After dinner, we moved back outside to find the temperatures had cooled a bit. By then, our decorator Dragica had transformed the courtyard for the after party. She added fresh purple and cream flower decor to the 4 tiered wedding cake and placed small flower arrangements on all the tables outside.

Don’t you just love the courtyard of the Hotel Kazbek?
 

The red carpet was bordered with candles, which was the perfect passage for the bride and groom to exit the building and open the party by their opening dance.

We adore these opening dance images, they are so stylish and represent the day so well.

 

Hotel More Dubrovnik: the spot for an after party

No, the celebrations did not end here!
The day after, Fergus had organized a yacht day trip for all the guests. At Sunset, the party was picked up by boat and enjoyed a sunset boat trip to dock at the private terrace of Hotel More*****
The terrace was dressed up (thank you Dragica for your hard work) and made quite an impression as the guests arrived.

One should never leave Dubrovnik without having had a chance to dine outside overlooking the sea with the people you love. This does not have to be on your wedding day, as you can see, Fergus and Elena decided to do this for their after party.
The city lights reflected in the bay set a romantic mood, one can see it in the faces of Elena and Fergus!

Final note: it was very hard to select a few pictures for this article. More than 1200 images were taken that day, out of which 715 images made it onto the USB stick which was delivered to our bride and groom.

But we don’t want to leave you without showing you this one. It’s soo pretty!
Fergus and Elena, married in Dubrovnik on 12.07.2012

 

And finally, a few more images of the venue:

 

The Dubrovnik-Weddings Team
 
 

One thought on “Hotel Kazbek in Dubrovnik: ideal for exclusive private weddings

  1. Thank you for sharing this post. We are now considering Dubrovnik as our wedding destination. I am so happy I stumbled on this blog. The wedding looked very beautiful.


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