Fashion Forward In Croatia


October 31, 2019
Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Danielle Coons Photography

Living jewelry, delicate leather details, soft golden light and foraged floral bouquets amidst meandering cherry groves, olive trees and poppy fields can only elicit a feeling of freedom and romance. And what better place to put all of these elements together than Croatia? 

Stationer, art director and stylist, Kristy Rice of Momental Designs, decided to chart her own course to a small town about four hours outside of Dubrovnik for this Fashion Forward photo shoot. What resulted was pure magic. Beautiful and interesting details culminated in a stunning destination. 

1: On the shores of Polača village, our bride is fabulous in a Carol Hannah gown accented by a leather fringe necklace and a hand-tied bouquet by Floranita. Our groom is dapper in his JL Style suit. Hair and makeup also by JL Style.

2 & 3: “Invites were crafted on walnut wood veneer and luxe cottony letterpress stock,” says Kristy Rice, and “a cigar box save-the-date featured the likeness of a traditional Croatian window.” Stationery by Momental Designs and calligraphy by Flourish & Grace Calligraphy.

4 & 5: The bride’s Carol Hannah gown, leather fringe necklace and perfectly coiffed hair and makeup by JL Style is only enhanced by the living floral ring on her left hand (created by Floranita) and Sara Tiara fascinator adorned with a hand-painted leaf by Momental Designs.

6-9: Our team of talented vendors thoughtfully curated each style element. “A rustic ceremony spot was flanked by oversized urns of foraged greens and blooms,” says Kristy Rice. “Red became a subtle accent in bouquets and stationery inspired by the property’s cherry groves.” Calligraphy by Flourish & Grace Calligraphy, tableware provided by Ražnjevića Dvori A.D. 1307 and Adriatic Weddings, linen courtesy of La Tavola Linen, gown by Carol Hannah, groom’s attire by JL Style, flowers by Floranita and event boat courtesy of Ilirija Biograd.

10&11: “Our couple married on land, but they partied on a yacht,” says Kristy Rice of Momental Designs. The couple’s honeymoon look was perfectly curated by JL Style and yacht provided by Ilirija Biograd.

Vendor List: Photography: Danielle Coons Photography; Stationery, Art Direction & Styling: Momental Designs; Planner & Designer: Mango Muse Events; On-Site Planner: Adriatic Weddings Croatia; Location: Ražnjevića Dvori A.D. 1307, Hair & Makeup: JL Style; Floral Designer: Floranita; Videographer: Mihoci; Event Yacht: Ilirija Biograd; Models: Luna Valas & Damajn Lebos; Cake: Choco Point; Linen: La Tavola Linen; Gown: Carol Hannah; Honeymoon & Groom’s Attire: JL Style; Tableware: Ražnjevića Dvori A.D. 1307 and Adriatic Weddings Croatia; Fascinators: Sara Tiara; Calligraphy: Flourish Grace Calligraphy; Pressed Flower Charms: Flora-Ly

This article first appeared in Destination I Do’s Spring/Summer 2019 issue. You can order a copy here.

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