With lots of petal power and a Polish vodka kick, this pretty pink wedding was the perfect union of two cultures…
“We were in Paris for my 30th birthday, and before we went, a few of my friends had said they thought Adam might propose there – but I didn’t think he could afford a ring,” says Kryska. “It was a complete surprise when he proposed on the steps of the Sacré Coeur – and very romantic.”
The bride’s outfit
Kryska looked every inch the blushing bride in her palest pink Naomi Neoh gown from Carina Baverstock Couture. “Pink is my favourite colour, so when I tried the dress on, I fell in love with it instantly,” Kryska explains. The dress featured a French lace bodice with a handmade silk flower, and a silk chiffon skirt infused with a subtle pink blush. “I also had a cathedral- length veil embellished with Swarovski crystals that sparkled so much that someone asked if they were LED lights!” Kryska laughs.
The groom’s outfit
Adam’s silver grey tailcoat and trousers, teamed with a pale pink waistcoat and cravat, were hired from Ann Harding Bridal and Menswear. “He had to have his shirt specially made as even the extra- long sleeved shirts in the shop were too small. Being 6’6” can be difficult sometimes!” says Kryska.
Kryska’s four bridesmaids wore raw silk dresses in nude pink from Fever London, with mink shoes from Designers at Debenhams.
Kryska and Adam’s church ceremony included two readings – On your Wedding Day and On Marriage – as well as music by Eva Cassidy, Des’ree and the Beach Boys. “I was so overwhelmingly happy, I didn’t stop smiling for a minute,” Kryska recalls. “Our wedding day really was the happiest day of our lives so far.”
Kryska and Adam transformed Egypt Mills in Nailsworth into a perfect pink paradise, with pink birdcages, garlands of paper flowers and rose petals. The stationery was a DIY effort from the bride. “I cut out over 1,000 tiny triangles for our bunting themed stationery,” laughs Kryska. The reception also featured nods towards Kryska’s Polish heritage. “After the main course was finished, we sang a traditional song, Sto Lat, which is sung at all Polish celebrations to wish people well, followed by a shot of Polish vodka,” Kryska explains.
The couple’s amazing Asian adventure took in Singapore for sightseeing and shopping, and Lombok and the Gilli islands for diving, snorkelling and relaxing – bliss!