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WEDDING BLOG

Alternative Beach Wedding at Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel

January 16, 2016 | jackie

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When Allison and Paulo first started to plan their wedding, the only thing they knew was they wanted to incorporate their favorite colors and lush green plants into their big day. They hadn’t thought about any of the big decisions yet, and that’s when they decided to call in their talented planner Martina of Yes I Du. From there, Martina set out to create Allison and Paulo’s dream wedding at Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia. With a gorgeous ocean view, the couple exchanged vows in a beach setting before heading to a tent covered reception. Amazing photographer Petar Jurica stole the couple away for a bit to capture the most breathtaking couple portraits among the eroded architecture.

The Couple:

Allison and Paulo

The Wedding:

Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel, Babin Kuk, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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From the bride: I knew I wanted to incorporate shades of my favorite colors (green and peach), air plants, and succulents. Outside of that, I really had no clue. Thank god for Martina (our wedding planner) who was able to turn our ideas into a more beautiful reality than we could have ever imagined.

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Advice from the couple: Our first recommendation is to invest in a good wedding planner like Martina! I know some ladies like to take charge and plan every last detail by themselves, but having the support and expertise of a professional made the whole process go very smoothly and took a lot of pressure off of us, especially since we were planning a destination wedding. You can still be very involved in all the details, but it is wonderful to have a planner who is coordinating behind the scenes. It is especially important on the wedding day so you can enjoy your wedding without the stress of having to coordinate.

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The Wedding Team:
Photography – Petar Jurica
Event Planning – Yes I Du
Venue – Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel
Catering – Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel
Live Music –  Ziva Legenda
Invitations – Field Day Seattle
Wedding Dress – The Dress Theory (designer Claire Pettibone)
Bridal Accessories –  BHLDN, Nordstrom
Rings – Barbara Michelle Jacobs
Favors – Mint Favors And More

 

A huge thank you to Yes I Du for sharing Allison and Paulo’s romantic wedding with us! Love this wedding? Head over to this rustic French wedding at Chateau de Queille for similar inspiration!

xoxoJackie

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