Monika used not only all her skills but those of her family and friends to make her Caversham House wedding day to Matt a day neither they nor their guests will forget! Her wedding outfit and that of her sisters were traditional Polish wedding attire designed and made in Poland, invites and place cards designed with Polish motives were also made in Poland, hand blown glass dolls on the reception tables were purchased in Poland and the reception Marque at Caversham House was styled by Monika and her mother and her mother and friend put it all together on the morning of the wedding.
As you will see from the wedding photographs below the outfit is very different from Perth’s wedding gowns. The Polish out fit is embroidered with a floral design and colours of the region of the bride’s birth. The bride wears cute flat pig skin leather shoes with ankle socks and the veil is a wide embroidered ribbon which hangs down the back.
Monika’s mother and friend Grace spent the morning styling the marque. The tables were covered with colourful Polish table cloths, with hand blown glass dolls and flowers in the centres. The flowers were a colourful arrangement of chrysanthemums, hypericum berries and eucalyptus leaves and nuts.
Through out the night there was a continual reference to Monika’s Polish back ground. First with the parents offering the “bread ceremony” comprising firstly bread so they will never go hungry, salt to preserve love and a reminder that not everything is always sweet, coins to ensure financial abundance and Vodka to bring joy and fun. Later a Polish Kukuleczka (dance group) arrived not just to entertain the guests but to get them up and having a go! Throughout the evening we operated our “photo booth” with a selection of Monika’s Polish props, the guests had a wonderful time! what a fantastic Caversham House wedding.
Reception: Caversham House
Photography: Peter Edwards Photography