Winter wedding in Zakopane
Some say winter’s the most wonderful time of the year and winter wedding can be even more magical then in summer time.
Zakopane is a perfect base for a winter wedding. Kasia & John came especialy from Irland to get married here at the beginning of December, to feel the vibe and to enjoy the snow, as it seems to become a rare atmospheric phenomenon at the beginning of December in Poland.
Zakopane is a centre of ‘Góral’ culture and is also informally named as the ‘winter capital of Poland’. Zakopane is especially popular during Christmas holidays, which are celebrated in traditional style, with decorated horse-pulled sleighs called ‘kulig’ and delicious food. As for the food – don’t forget to get the famous smoked sheep cheese called Oscypek ;)
Kasia & John have chosen a perfect venue for their wedding – ARIES Hotel & SPA, a luxury hotel located in the heart of the city, which is just off Krupówki Street.
Kasia turned out to be a non traditional bride and she chose a pink wedding dress. Such colorful dress stood out even better in a snowy scene. After getting ready at the hotel the Couple and their guests went to the traditional and cosy venue Bąkowa Zohylina-Niznio, where the wedding ceremony took place. Hot drinks on arrival was a nice and simple idea. The ceremony was so special and emotionable time, in front of an open fire.
After the ceremony and wishes we moved again to the ARIES hotel for a polish traditional bread and salt greeting and drinks reception, then over to the HALKA restaurant for the meal, speeches and evening reception. Some dancefloor antics soon followed. This was one of those weddings we just didn’t want to end!
Take a look through the images below. Enjoy!