“We wanted a small wedding so we could spend the time and money with the people that were most important to us, our close friend and family.”
Today I get to share with you the gorgeous destination wedding from Dubrovnik Riviera Weddings of Tara & Tim. Tara wore a beautiful dress from The Couture Company – Designer Wedding Gowns who are based at The Custard Factory in Birmingham.
The wedding took place at Sponza Palace in Dubrovnik Riviera in Croatia. Tara & Tim wanted to get married away from home as they love to travel and Dubrovnik had everything – the perfect venue, a holiday destination for our guests and the old town architecture for a beautiful wedding setting.
We did not want a completely traditional wedding, and wanted to show our personalities. I did not want flowers and found a gorgeous peacock feather bouquet which I loved and can keep forever! We both love the vintage 50s style and we took this into account when choosing our outfits and style for the day.
We made our own CDs for our ceremony music and for our Boat cruise drinks reception. I did my own hair and makeup which meant I could create the perfect Vintage style I love. There were a few personal touches that made the wedding including a peacock brooch found at a craft market in Krakow on my Hen weekend for the belt of my dress and hand written labels attached to Olive oil and Liquor bottles as name place settings. For our reception at home I made lace covered jam jar candle holders and sourced vintage vases to hold peacock feathers. Also a small suitcase and bunting instead of a post box to hold our cards.
Before the wedding I had a tattoo cover up on my back and I chose a Peacock design which I love and also to represent our wedding. Tattooist Cesar De Cesaro of Body Garden Tattoo in Birmingham designed and tattooed. Of course, I wanted to show my tattoos on my wedding day and I chose an alternative dress maker The Couture Company to make my dress. The peacock feather colours of teal and blue were added to my dress and complemented my tattoos and my bouquet.
How gorgeous does Tara look in her Couture Company gown? I love that her & Tim got married in such a beautiful place – their pictures are wonderful. Thank you them both and to Dubrovnik Riviera Weddings for sharing their special day with Marry Me Ink today – be sure to leave them some love!