Today’s Croatia wedding pretty much left me speechless the first time I saw photographer Lee Scullion‘s pictures.
First of all, that venue – a historic castle on the island of Solta, Croatia. Originally built in 1703 and more recently transformed into a heritage hotel. With a stunning view of the marina with its crystal clear water (see above). Wow. And then, the red-headed bride and her beautiful high-collared, long-sleeved dress, which is an Edwardian original from 1910. Double wow.
Why did you choose to get married in the Mediterranean? We had visited Croatia on holiday a couple of times previously and loved the natural beauty of both the mainland and surrounding islands. When we decided to get married abroad there was no doubt that Croatia was the perfect place for us.
How did you find the venue and your wedding coordinator? We could only find 2 wedding planner’s in Croatia which provided services outside of Dubrovnik. We received very poor service from the first one we contacted but the owner from Weddings Croatia was excellent from the start. We arranged a weekend in Croatia to meet with the planner and she arranged to show us around several of the venues she recommended.
What advice would you give brides-to-be regarding organizing a destination wedding? Definitely look outside of the ‘traditional’ wedding packages and venues that are offered. Everything about our wedding was bespoke to us and although that meant more planning, it was definitely worth is as every aspect of the day was tailored towards our own styles and unique to us.
Did you incorporate anything handmade or DIY in your wedding? Our invitations were created by ourselves, as were part of our table decorations (dried lemon rosebuds and hand made heart confetti made from music sheets.)
Photography: Lee Scullion // Wedding Coordinator: Weddings Croatia (We dealt with the owner Mirella Premeru initially and then her assistant Maja Ivcevic) // Venue & Catering: Martinis Marchi // Flowers: A local florist in Split, Croatia (sourced by our wedding planner) // Wedding cup cakes: Creme de la Creme, Split // Bride’s dress: An Edwardian original from 1910 // Bride’s acessories: Head piece was made up of original vintage brooches and shoes were peep toe mary janes // Groom’s attire: The trousers and shirts worn by the groom, ushers and both fathers were from Folk Clothing in London // Bridesmaids’ dresses: Art deco style dresses from Warehouse // Invitations & Stationery: Created by ourselves. Using a picture of the venue we’d taken from a previous trip, we designed the invitations to look like postcards. The table’s were named after Croatian towns & villages that we’d visited and the table plan was ordered from a vendor on Not on the Highstreet