Anete and Anrijs were married in Latvia at the ruins of Zvardes Church. The styling of their wedding started with their favourite colours – black and green.
“After we picked our colours I found the amazing church ruins and instantly fell in love”, said Anete. “I knew right away that it was our place! I showed it to Anrijs and he agreed that there was no other option for the ceremony.”
“I was inspired by other forest weddings and somehow Tolkien got involved too! Maybe because when other people saw those ruins, they instantly started to talk about elves, forest fairies, literature and stuff like that. In the end it all come together really well. We can’t imagine our day in any other way.”
“The ceremony was was beautiful and personal. I also really wanted that ‘movie moment’ when you see each other just when ceremony starts. I think that there is something a little magical about it. I was walked down the aisle by my godfather and when he took my hand and Can’t Help Falling in Love started playing it was everything I dreamed it would be. I started to cry and just couldn’t stop!”
“We wanted to be ourselves in our wedding, to feel free and celebrate our day”, she continued, “and we also wanted our wedding to be surprising for our guests. We didn’t want lots of Latvian wedding traditions either. However I think one of the things, that I will remember forever is the rain. When I was driving to ceremony it started raining so hard that driver almost couldn’t see anything outside of the car. I nearly burst in tears, because I thought my dream ceremony would not happen. But somehow a miracle happened and not only did it stop raining as soon as I arrived, but the weather during the ceremony was perfect, really sunny and beautiful!”
Their reception was held at Lielauces Manor. ” We did so much ourselves”, the bride said. “We did everything from the invitations to all the décor at the reception. The invitations were made to look like scrolls, with black lace ribbon and black feathers. The text inside was inspired by Tolkien books. Our favours were hand-painted wooden magnets, in little boxes with moss.”
“I loved everything about our wedding, the day was so amazing”, Anete concluded. “One of my favourite moments was our first dance and also the fire dancers at midnight!”