Vrtba Garden (Vrtbovská zahrada) is one of the most beautiful Baroque gardens in Prague, from the upper terrace of which you can get a splendid view of the city. That is why it is, for sure, one of the most popular wedding places in Prague during the warm season. Incredibly tender and sophisticated Anna and Yury (I would say it time and again that I adore couples from Israel) melted into this burst of green so harmonically that I could only hold back cries of admiration.
Vrtba Garden In Prague.
Vrtba Garden was named after its creator and founder Jan Josef Vrtby who owned the palace and the vineyards, previously situated in this area. The territory of the vineyards was specific, wedge-shaped, and, furthermore, it was situated on a slope of a mountain, so it was not a walk in the park for architects to lay out a garden. But it was well worth it. A marvelous garden in Italian style was set up in three terraces, connected to each other by magnificent staircases, and picturesque views to Prague opened from each of them. The higher you climb, puffing and panting, the better the cityscape opens up, recompensing you for these exertions.
By the way, Vrtba Garden is included in UNESCO World Heritage list, and it’s commonly known that they would’t add whatever in this list :-) Currently the garden is a municipal property, and if you want to hold a wedding there, you just need to address a Civil Registry Office in the Prague 1 Municipal District with a corresponding application.
Wedding In Vrtba Garden.
The wedding day of the couple started early in the morning in two-storey apartments, luminous with sunlight. I love very much to shoot morning preparations to weddings because of delicious light from windows, because of the bride’s romantic mood, because of a playful and worrying bridegroom, because of moms dropping tears while they lead their dear children down the aisle, and for many other important reasons. And the main thing is that by the time when the actual photoshoot starts, the newweddies have already become accustomed to the photographer’s scurrying about and don’t shiver from every snap away of the camera. Apart from this, during all the wedding day, it’s often the only time when you can make the gentlest portraits of the bride, who has finished her three hours preparations just a few minutes ago and is ready to come before her intended in all her beauty.
Thus, the scenario of this wedding day was perfectly planned. The newweddies have unhurriedly got ready and taken a wander about the awakening city, enjoying lovely weather and each other’s company. After a plenty of walking, we headed for Vrtba Gardens where the guests had already gathered. I love to photograph such heartwarming weddings, when the newweddies invite only the closest and the dearest people. It’s a guarantee that you will get a good laugh, tears of joy, and hugs to jelly.