Alchymist Hotel weddings PragueA portrait of James at the Alchymist Hotel in Prague moments before he exchanged vows with the beautiful Jessica.
Jess & James who traveled over from New Zealand really had the ultimate dream wedding in Prague. Choosing the Alchymist as their hotel truly lends itself to a wonderful and stylish backdrop – especially for portraits. Their choice of wedding venue was the splendid 11th century Clementinum (Klementinum in Czech) complex which houses the incredible Baroque Mirror Chapel where they exchanged their vows in front of family & close friends.
Afterwards we enjoyed a walk through the center of Prague to capture the newlyweds enjoying the sites of this incredibly picturesque city. With the usual stops and also a few places away from the tourists the two of them had a wonderful time together exploring some of the gardens and cobblestone streets. We headed back to the Alchymist for a quick outfit change for the evening celebrations where family & friends were already sampling the local Czech beer – Pilsner Urquel (one of my favorites). Even though the weather was raining Jess & James always envisioned having a quick session atop the cobblestones of the Charles Bridge and who can argue with that. So as the lightning flared across the skies and a patter of rain accompanied us we headed out for a truly romantic set of portraits first at Prague Castle and then atop the Charles Bridge.
The one thing I will always remember about Jess & James were how truly fantastic they complement each other. Vibrant, fun, charming and warm are just a few thoughts that come to mind. Oh, I nearly forgot – gorgeous! Or as one of my photography friends commented – ‘absolutely gorgeous!’