Where to begin with these two, I feel like we are all old friends. Polya & Dirk had a beautiful, intimate wedding at the Vrtba Garden - just the two of them. They enjoyed it so much that they decided to do it again - this time with their family members in attendance. When they contacted me and asked me if I was up for photographing them again - of course I said yes. And then Dirk explained their outfits ;) Yes, a Bayerische Hochzeit im Prag! We all laughed and of course I said absolutely. What is there not to love about these two - they are incredibly in love with each other, very sweet and just those kinds of people you will never lose contact with. I adore them, I really do.
Vrtba Garden is such an incredible location for wedding pictures and yes weddings! There is a reason why couples from around the world chose to marry here, whether a small elopement or a larger wedding with many attendees. The garden is simply one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Together with three other Baroque gardens (Vratislav, Schönborn and Lobkowicz), the Vrtba Garden is situated on the slope of Petřín Hill and is one of the most precious and beautiful of Prague's Baroque gardens. The creation of this magnificent palace garden is associated with the construction boom around 1720. The garden was designed by František Maxmilián Kaňka, who first renovated the palace for Jan Josef, Count of Vrtba and then created the garden. Unlike the garden which retained its Baroque style without any significant changes, the Vrtba Palace underwent radical changes during the following centuries. The statue and sculpture decorations were created by Matyáš Bernard Braun. In addition, painter Václav Vavřinec Reiner was involved in the masterpiece. The interior decoration of the Sala Terrena has survived in its original designs until today. The fresco on the vault depicting Venus and Adonis was painted by Václav Vavřinec Reiner.