Hotel Kempinski Palace Portorož was on our bucket list for quite some time! We just loved the way the hotel looks and we knew that it has a really gorgeous hall for receptions! Dream location for sure :). Maria and Daragh live in Dublin, Ireland however they decided to get married in Portorož because Maria and her parents traveled there a lot for the seaside vacations and they loved the place.
The day started with them getting ready in the beautiful hotel rooms, Maria had her make up and hair done and Daragh got dressed before meeting the guests on the terrace for welcome drinks. Maria actually wore a reconstructed version of her mother’s wedding dress and stunning Jimmy Choo shoes. She was actually the only bride that decided not to have a bouquet because she simply didn’t want to carry it around!
The ceremony, which was actually a symbolic ceremony, was such an emotional one. We love symbolic ceremonies because they can be so much more personal and they can look exactly as you want. They had some readings, they lightened their candle and exchanged their vows and there was a lot of tears of joy! After the ceremony we explored the beautiful park around the hotel for their portraits. They were so relaxed and spontaneous in front of the camera! We even went to the roof of the hotel for a few photos with the seaside view!
After the dinner, they had a very spontaneous first dance and then the party started! Maria and Daragh, thank you so much for letting us be a part of your beautiful day!
Wedding location: Hotel Kempinski Palace Portorož | Wedding photographer: Urška & Domen Photography | Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss | Groom’s accessories: Louis Copeland | Music: Aka Crescendo, Josip Brass Band | Bride’s hair: Tina Štefančič | Bride’s make up: Tanja Skok