Hang on. Lina and Mindaugas had such a sexily gorgeous wedding in Kaunas, Lithuania, that I'm still fanning myself. The couple own a yoga studio together, so let's start with how hot that is. Then let's examine the bad-assery of getting matching wedding-ring tattoos. Next, let's take into consideration how stunning the two-part ceremony was: Lina and Mindaugas exchanged vows both outdoors at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris rivers and inside a Gothic church. St. George's Church is still undergoing restoration (building is OLD, y'all), but you'd never be able to tell from these airy, light-filled photos.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of eastern europe posts.
Now that is some scenery. Ivana and Drejc's Slovenian wedding in the countryside makes me want to run singing about the hills being alive with music. The scenery seriously has me gob-smacked. And Ivana's ocean blue ballerina-style dress adds just the right amount of fluffy whimsy. Candles lit up Ivana's and Drejc's childhood photos and a huge bonfire lit the dance party afterwards. We are so psyched to have our first Slovenian wedding on the site.
Traditional Czech weddings usually take place somewhere indoors, but this couple couldn't imagine a ceremony that was not in the open air. So they chose a gorgeous cave location and matched their DIY decor with mossy centerpieces and green details. They also tackled the challenge of accommodating lots of different diets including gluten-free, lactose-free, and diabetic foods. There was a ceremony near-disaster, but it ended up working out just fine.
Urzula & Peter threw Polish tradition (and superstition) to the wind and totally rocked their wedding! Keep an eye out for the random, (hopefully) fake strangulations.
In honor of Russian New Year's (the week between New Year's and Orthodox Christmas), we're having an Eastern European (aka Russian) theme week! Day 5 of Eastern European week brings us Emma & Ted's three day long wedding. The wedding featured lots of vodka as a nod to the groom's Russian heritage. -Becca
In honor of Russian New Year's (the week between New Year's and Orthodox Christmas), we're having an Eastern European theme week! For day 3 of Eastern European week, we have Tiffany & Nick's wedding in the "Little Bavaria" of Michigan. This one is a bit of a stretch for the theme — roll with it! -Becca
Ilze and Tycho bucked a ton of Dutch traditions with their many wedding celebrations. They held their wedding ceremony at the city counsel, their reception in a pub in Vlaardingen, and then had a party at a camping farm in Geldrop, Netherlands.