When I first met Aileen, I immediately knew that this was going to be a really fun wedding, I had no idea how much. Both Aileen and Pierre are expats, originally from Panama, currently living in Prague to pursue their passions. There were supposed to be 50 guests attending the wedding, all of them from Panama. They chose a newly reconstructed chateau – Clara Futura, a stone’s throw away from Prague. They have a lovely chapel at this chateau, where a Catholic ceremony was going to take place, the banquet was going to be in a tent in the garden.
Colour palette: we chose green, white, gold with grey accents.
The bride went for a classic dress & hairstyle. The styling was done by Kamila Vilímková.
The wedding décor and flowers were taken care of by the fantastic florists at Frezia Fleur; they did the decoration for the Chapel, two large floral arrangements and they adorned the benches in the aisle. The arrangements with golden bases were used in the tent and to decorate the entrance
The wedding stationery was made by Spring stationery based on our design proposal.
We went for round tables for the banquet, the florists did a fantastic job at decorating them and left space in the middle for dancing; the ceremonial banquet was informal. The wedding cake was made by Adie dorty, with colours matching the palette we agreed on. All printed matters were also matching.
Panamanians love fun and a relaxed atmosphere, this is why the bride wanted an unofficial wedding. We used the space in front of the tent for decorations, specifically for ‘leisure corners’, combined with cocktail tables, bar chairs and quilts with pillows; they really enjoyed the atmosphere.
This wedding was an exception in that the focal point was fun. It was also interesting to see that instead of the planned 50 guests, a total of 120 arrived, which disrupted our budgeting, but we handled everything in the end. I polished up my Spanish and moderated the whole wedding in the language they so love.
People from Latin America are absolutely fantastic, temperamental and exceptionally collective; they love to dress up, everyone was very well dressed, the ladies wore beautiful robes, had immaculate hairstyles and make-up; a true feast for the eyes. They also love dancing and are great dancers. Salsa was the main genre of music playing the whole night; long drinks, lots of fun and anticipation of the highlight of the wedding party: Hora loca, in other words, ‘the crazy hour’; it’s a tradition coming from middle and southern Latin America. At a time agreed upon carnival music with undertones of samba and salsa starts playing, face-masks, hats and other props are quickly handed out; and the crowd went wild: everyone was dancing and the atmosphere was completely unique, the party continued till the morning hours.
This is a wedding I will remember for a long time, it was brilliant.
I would like to thank you from the bottom of mine and Pierre’s heart for everything. It was dreamy and we had a blast!
Aileen & Pierre
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