A wedding reality show on TV Prima about weddings and how they come to be. When Good TV Production reached out to me last year asking if I wanted to be a part of their newly developing reality show about weddings called “A Day Like a Dream,” which they were producing for TV PRIMA, I thought it was an interesting idea and an opportunity to show the world of luxury weddings. However, I had a few essential conditions. I would organize the wedding with my team and, most importantly, personally select the couple. I received approval from the production, assembled a wedding team consisting of 24 vendors, and got to work. As for choosing photographer Tomáš Dolejší and cameraman Marek Hořava, I was clear from the start. They are the best; their work guarantees quality and perfect results. Monika Absolonová hosted the show, and a large television crew accompanied us during meetings while we took care of the complete organization and production of the wedding.
Firstly, I posted an advertisement on my IG with a call for participation in the show, and many exciting couples applied. My daughter was following Natálka Myslivcová, a well-known influencer who had just gotten engaged to Marek Mikulenka, and she thought they would be a perfect fit for the show. I didn’t give it much hope, but I decided to reach out to her, and to my surprise, they agreed. The word was given, and we began planning.
Organizing the wedding essentially proceeded like with any other client, with the difference that a television crew accompanied us during coordination meetings with suppliers, tastings, hair trials, and so on, which meant that each activity took significantly more time. Essentially, what would usually be done in an hour took half a day. Some days were quite demanding as children were also involved in the filming, but in the end, we managed everything. The meetings were also different in that certain shots were repeated, causing delays. One of the shoots lasted until midnight. Testimonials from all participants were also part of the filming. In total, we had seven days of shooting. On the wedding day, I agreed with the production that they wouldn’t interfere to preserve the atmosphere, and we coordinated the wedding as usual.
We chose Chateau Bon Repos as our wedding venue, which I consider one of the best places in the Czech Republic. The advantage is the exclusivity and spaciousness of the area, which the wedding guests have all to themselves, and there are no restrictions on nighttime noise, which is crucial. Accommodation for 30 guests is available in the castle rooms, and an additional 16 spots can be found in luxurious tents, which younger guests are thrilled about. Another advantage is that you rent the castle without any restrictions regarding the choice of vendors so that you can tailor your wedding according to your taste without limitations. We also chose Bon Repos because the bride’s main condition was a wedding in a marquee, so we were looking for a location without noise restrictions.
We chose the new, super trendy tent from Borovka Rentals, which has a specific roof shape and a grey-toned structure with transparent side panels. To accommodate the banquet and the dance floor, we selected a size of 25×10 meters. An interesting feature was the white dance floor, printed with a monogram also provided by Borovka Rentals, with a graphic design by Manu Kreative. Of course, we couldn’t miss out on the superb lighting, which beautifully enhanced the atmosphere after dark. We added cosy canopies from Dekorasi to the space. The marquee was set up over two days by 15 technicians. They hung exquisite crystal chandeliers from the ceiling, installed hundreds of meters of lighting, and set up a special rig for decorations and lighting.
First, I assembled a creative team crucial to the wedding design concept. To create a unique wedding design, it was necessary to collaborate with the florist Frezia Fleur, graphic designer Manu Kreative, and pastry chef Cake Artist. From Natálka and Marek, we received the brief: a luxurious, opulent wedding in shades of white, cream, and gold, and we could start working. We began by creating a mood board encompassing all design elements, from floral arrangements to cake and sweet bar designs, wedding stationery, inventory, furniture, accessories, and presentation of gastronomy, etc.
After preparing the design concept, Petra Szturcová, the owner of Manu Kreative, first designed a monogram which was used on the wedding cake, the ornament for the wedding dance floor, the announcements, the menu, table numbers, and the welcome sign. She also created a detailed graphic design for the wedding stationery. Luxury printing and embossing techniques were used, and Petra worked with exquisite materials, incorporating unique shapes. The cherry on top was the luxurious custom ring box featuring the monogram.
Furthermore, Pavlína Loučková, the owner of Cake Artist, prepared the cake’s design concept and the individual mini desserts for the sweet bar. She used a monogram from Manu Kreative for the cake and decorative cookies. The cake had 5 tiers, with the size of 3 tiers corresponding to the number of 60 guests, while the remaining tiers were purely decorative. Natálka and Marek chose 3 flavours: pistachio, chocolate with raspberries, and a light cheesecake with strawberries. The wedding cake was served instead of dessert at the reception, and the sweet bar was available at the evening party. It is worth noting that Cake Artist meticulously crafted the floral decorations on the cake over a week, and their cakes are beautiful and taste amazing.
We paid exceptional attention to the styling of the bride, groom, and wedding guests. We accompanied the groom to the luxurious tailoring shop, Galard, where they custom-made a slightly extravagant, perfectly fitting velvet tuxedo for him and outfits for our little boys. I took the young men to the suit rental shop, Suitsup, where we selected perfectly matching suits.
Elegant dresses for the bridesmaids were tailored by Atelier Flannel, using the same fabric but different cuts that flattered their figures. Finally, we went to Salon Le Monika to choose the bride’s dress. It was evident in the salon that the bride wasn’t entirely confident in her choice, and I left convinced that Natálka would consider other dresses. Ultimately, she decided on a dress from Bridal saloon Caxa and kept the original one from Salon Le Monika for the evening. The perfect styling and makeup for the bride, bridesmaids, and mothers were taken care of by Pavel Kortan and Veronika Stará. We chose the rings at Zlatnictví Rýdl, and of course, they were adorned with diamonds.
Florist Veronika, the owner of Frezia Fleur, prepared a complete wedding decoration proposal, including the ceremony venue, marquee, and flowers for the wedding party. Additionally, in collaboration with Borovka Rental, we addressed the technical hanging of the decorations above the dance floor, which posed a bit of a challenge, but we eventually figured it out. The florists installed a beautiful floral wall as a backdrop for the newlyweds’ main table. We prepared a combination of long and round tables for the wedding reception. The round tables were special with mirrored surfaces, enhancing the impression of luxury. We chose velvet cream tablecloths for the rectangular tables. Of course, a luxurious table setting was essential – glass chargers with a gold rim, golden cutlery, and cut crystal glasses. Combined with the abundant floral decor, the final effect was perfect.
We complemented the marquee with a stylish lounge area, and I also ordered golden cushions and beige carpets to create a cosy atmosphere. The main highlight of the marquee was the dance floor and the abundant floral decor. Maximum Services, a company with an extensive inventory, including chairs, lounge furniture, and other equipment, provides all the furniture. The bride also wanted large illuminated letters, which beautifully complemented the dance floor. Maximum Services also took care of the excellent catering. During the tasting, we initially selected two options, and for lunch, a three-course menu was served. One option was a traditional Czech wedding classic, svíčková, and the other option was chicken supreme, with the exciting addition of a starter pyramid. Four types of canapés were served for the welcome reception, and guests enjoyed delicious Prosecco at the Proseccovan, which added to the welcoming atmosphere. It was great that guests could pour their drinks. For dinner, Maximum Services prepared an excellent grilling experience.
Of course, the stylish bar from Bars and Kai and its owners, Zoltan and Michal, couldn’t be missing. They are amazing bartenders who mix incredible and sexy drinks, and their bar is always crowded. This concept worked incredibly well for me, as the bar was open from the moment guests arrived and contributed to the excellent atmosphere, although one must consider that a lot of drinks will be consumed. This time, they also introduced a stylish Japanese novelty, rice ice cream called mochi, served by friendly staff.
For the wedding ceremony, Frezia designed a tall wedding gazebo, two tall floral arrangements at the entrance, and an aisle densely scattered with petals. It is a timeless classic that suits the ceremony and creates a beautiful background for group and portrait photos. The bride wanted a classic flower arrangement with roses, and the gentlemen had boutonnieres adorned with corsages, while the mothers and bridesmaids received delicate bouquets. The wedding ceremony was religious and incredibly romantic, leaving no dry eye in the room. It was sure that Natálka and Marek deeply loved each other, and their love was palpable. They prepared vows for the ceremony, and together with their little children, they were truly enchanting.
A special chapter of this wedding was the entertaining concept, which is equally important as other components of the wedding, dare I say, the most important. We set the mood for the guests right from the welcome, with two beautiful ladies from the sister duo 20 minutes singing for them. My trusted DJ David Hankovský took care of the great entertainment and sound for the ceremony, and he kicked off the evening party. The star of the evening was Jan Bendík, an incredible showman who got the guests dancing. The photo booth Smilebox was also a big hit, with a constant flow of people. Many children were at the wedding, so we arranged a professional children’s corner called Andělín so their parents could fully enjoy the wedding. As usual, I took care of hosting the wedding.
The newlyweds prepared a surprise for the first dance and amazed everyone with a beautifully choreographed performance. The bride’s sister prepared a presentation from their childhood that touched everyone’s hearts. Karaoke was also present, and everyone had a great time. The bride tossed the wedding bouquet, caught by one of the bridesmaids, a hot candidate for the next wedding.
The fifth episode of the show ‘A Day Like a Dream,’ featuring Natálka and Marek’s wedding, can be watched in the archive of TV Prima