Wedding Journal Vol.2

Studnitz Villa

When it comes to planning a wedding there are a few things that are more important than the rest. For instance, picking the perfect dress or finding the right locations for the ceremony and venue, which fulfills your expectations…

I think finding the perfect places is what we struggled the most until now. We even had to postpone the wedding because of that and move the wedding ceremony to a different town, as the city hall in Gotha is too small. However, the place where we gonna give each other the “YES” word is really nice as you can see on the photo. I love the old style of it; I think it is really romantic. Now, all guests can join the ceremony and watch us getting married. After the ceremony, we will also have some champagne at this place.

Since the wedding is gonna be in Gotha (which is apparently not a big city, I haven’t been there before), there aren’t many places available. The ones we liked were booked long time ago or there were places where I couldn’t imagine having the wedding. My fiancée was checking the venue places, when he was in Germany and sent me the photos, so I actually didn’t see any of them myself. It will be a bit of a surprise for me. Finally, after a long time of searching we ended up picking the Hotel am Schlosspark, which is a nice hotel just in front of the park. The only problem we have is space, only 64 seats are available in this room, however, we’d like it to be not as big anyway. It might not be 100% how we exactly wanted it, but I’m sure with some decorations it will look like how we imagine it to be. Some beautiful flowers, personalised cards on the tables even some balloons around the dance floor or the entrance would definitely change the atmosphere of the venue. 

Hotel am Schlosspark

If you’re planning your wedding make sure to book the venue at least 9 months in advanced. Then you will not need to worry about it. Even if it is not like 100% how you imagine it, you can always add your personal touches and decoration ideas to make it more like how you want it.

Hotel am Schlosspark

What are your thoughts about the perfect wedding venue? Do you want it to be huge or just closest friend and family?

 Link (First photo wasn’t taken by me but copied from this website)

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  • This looks like a beautiful venue! Xx
    Glossy Boutique

  • I’m nowhere near getting married or anything but I loved reading this post! This venue is so gorgeous and romantic. That ceiling would have sold it for me!

    Good luck with all your arrangements for the big day and congratulations.

    Bethany | curlyandwordy.blogspot.co.uk

    • Thank you so much! I liked reading wedding related posts, it just gives inspirations 🙂 xx

  • Josie Stewart

    I think the venue looks gorgeous! Like you say, you can add your own personal touches to make it truly your own x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

  • Amy

    The venue looks stunning! Congratulations on the engagement!

    Amy | Dervish Darling

  • The venue looks gorgeous. I completed agree with you it’s very difficult in making a decision of having your wedding in the right place. I agree that a person should be prepared to at least look for a place 9 months in advance.

    http://www.stellasglam.com

    • It looks good 🙂 It is so hard to find a good location x

  • Irene

    love the place. looks classy, perfect fot the reception
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • I love your positive, relaxed approach to the wedding!
    At my wedding, I think I would only want my close friends and family.
    http://carolinapage.eu

    • I am trying to be positive (there is still a lot to do) as if I ever think something bad that my whole day is ruined.

  • I like all pictures, so amazing

    like your blog, i will follow u

    http://www.makingindustry.net/

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Wow, lovely pictures, the venue looks gorgeous =) I wish you all the best, dear! <3 <3 <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.com

  • What a gorgeous venue! I want a super small wedding, on a beach preferably haha. But eventually, the party, can be a lot bigger with way more people.

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

    • I always imagined having spring or summer wedding however Autumn one is kinda surprise for me. I wonder how cold it will be in Germany in November… Freezing!

  • These are some great tips! I’m nowhere near planning a wedding, but I think I would like to keep it small just with close family.

    X

    Anjelique

    http://www.anjelique.com.au

  • mekanın kesinlikle hoş bir havası var farklı dokunuşlarla eminim daha hoş olacaktır:)
    şimdiden bir ömür boyu mutluluklar dilerim 🙂

    • Benimde cok hosuma gitti, umarim fotograflardaki gibi guzeldir 🙂 Cok tesekkurler canim 🙂

  • Kelly M

    Beautiful room that you and your fiancé have chosen! Congrats on that by the way! I think you will look stunning in those interiors. As for wedding size, to be completely honest I have not given it much thought. I will be sure to let you know if anyone comes into my life that inspires these thoughts within me..

    XOXO
    http://www.kellmenow.com/blog/
    https://www.facebook.com/kellmenow?fref=ts
    https://instagram.com/kell_menow/

    • It is really beautiful, he made a good choice! Thank you so much <3 x

  • What a fairytale! This venue is so classically beautiful, no wonder you guys chose it 🙂 The table layout and everything is just perfect too 🙂

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  • Wow, this really is a stunning venue! 🙂

    http://www.allthatsglamorous.com

  • Oh wow this venue is so stunning and beautiful! When do you get married? This is just perfect. Gemma xx http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Not much left, 14th of November 🙂 xx

      • Oh wow! And is everything on track with the preparation? Such a big day for you xxx

        • Not really. There is so much to do and I hardly have time for anything (full-time working). such a big and stressful day 🙂 xx

          • You will get there! You’re amazing! I can imagine there is so much to do! And hard to juggle in your spare time. It will all be worth it when you are married! Gemma xxx

          • Thank you so much Gemma. I am sure it will all worth it 🙂 xxx

  • Nadia

    The venue is so lovely, Ela! I am sure you will have an amazing time there & make the best memories awwww <3 We also didn't want to have too many people at the wedding (from 45 to 75) but then one thing led to another and we had 107 haha! Things sometimes don't go exactly the way we plan but you add your personal touch and it just makes everything line up perfectly in the end 😉
    Hugs & happy planning! 🙂
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Nothing really goes as planned at the weddings but I hope everything will be good and everyone will have so much fun 🙂 Thank you so much&hugs xx

  • We got married with only my family and two best friends in attendance, my in-laws couldn’t make it because they were far in Canada and we got married in Malaysia. It was the second marriage for both my husband and I and we’ve learnt our lessons and was determined to avoid a huge wedding celebration. Ours were intimate and with people whom truly cared for us and we wouldn’t have it any other way. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Intimate is good. We will have traditional henna night in Istanbul/Turkey which will be a big one (only a few will join from fiancee’s family) then only my family will go to Germany for the actual wedding, so there won’t be many from my family but mostly from fiancee’s. Getting married in different countries is really hard. x

  • Ellie Adams

    This venue is so so pretty, gorgeous detailing and architecture. My fiance and I are getting married on a nature reserve in a barn so totally different… but these are gorgeous!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • Nature reserve in a barn? That sounds amazing, I would really like that too however in November it is kinda impossible 🙁 x

  • I love the pictures, the venue looks gorgeous! 🙂

    My wedding was beautiful and just for some friends and family!
    I think was perfect that way!

    karinanopaisdasmaravilhas.com
    xx

    • Totally agree with you. Having a close family and friends around you is the best one! xx

  • I’ve not planned my wedding yet, obviously, but I’ve seen people absolutely stressed out about weddings, haha. I think the venue is lovely, though! No place is entirely perfect for a person, so personal touches are guaranteed, I’m sure!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin’

    • Weddings are stress, I am just trying to act cool 🙂 xx

  • Looks like such a lovely place!I had to book my restaurant 14 months in advance, but it worked out well. Also,I prefer smaller weddings, they`re more intimate.

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

  • OMG, Ela, the venue is GORGEOUS! I’ve never seen one with so much detail. Your wedding is going to have a fairytale like feel to it, which is beyond beautiful. I can assure you that your guests are going to be amazed. Congrats on finding such a perfect place to tie the knot and congrats on your engagement 🙂

    Hoping you have a wonderful day, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Aww thank you so much Jalisa! I hope it will be as like you said and everyone will have a great time. Have a wonderful week, lovely! xx

  • this is beautiful. SO jealous. i wish i could have a wedding in such a lovely place like this!

    just wanted to let you know i love the blog! very cute and the posts are great! if you get the chance i would appreciate it if you took the time to check mine out and let me know what you think! i’m trying to make it even better and i think your opinion would help out so much! 🙂

    have a great week!

    love, rach.
    http://www.so–hi.blogspot.com

  • Wow I love the venue, it’s just beautiful & it has such nice decor. Your wedding is going to be amazing & I hope you enjoy the planning too (even if it may get stressful at times) x

    Beauty with charm

    • It is definitely so much stress, I just can’t find time for everything. Thank you so much, I hope it will be amazing 🙂 xx

  • Emily

    Oh my god, what a great choice! That ceiling is incredible, so beautiful and detailed. I really can’t wait to see the photos of your big day already!!!

    Musings & More

    • I hope everything will be as great as I imagined 🙂 xx

  • Laura Clark

    What a gorgeous venue, that ceiling! I want to get married out in the forest 🙂

    Laura

    http://thefoxtrails.blogspot.com

    • Forest sounds great! I like how good it looks *Pinterest weddings* 🙂 xx

  • Lenya

    OMG! this is so beautiful and elegant. Such a great choice. Your wedding is going to be amazing, like out of a fairy tale book.
    xox
    Lenya

    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

    • Aww thank you so much Lenya, I hope it will be that way xx

  • This is so elegant! It looks like a fairytale!

    Wishes & Reality

  • Gosh, that place is so beautiful, so romantic and so perfect for wedding.
    xoxo
    Ramona

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

  • Ivana Džidić

    This place is beautiful. You selected a lovely place. Small weddings are so charming!

    There were about 500 guests at my wedding, it was a bit crazy, but they have special wedding salons here so they accomodate even up to 1000 guests.

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.ba/

    • In Turkey most of the people have big weddings. Since it is gonna be in Germany we keep it small. But there’s gonna be a traditional night in Turkey and there will be around 200 people 🙂

  • The ceiling is absolutely amazing!

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

  • Both venues look beautiful, like you said, romantic 🙂 My husband and I had just a small wedding with the closest family and it was nice and very personal 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Closest family and friends are the best, at least then you create good memories with them instead of dealing with the crowd 🙂 xx

  • Danielle

    I had a small wedding and enjoyed it very much! You chose a beautiful place for your wedding. Have a great day!

    Danielle
    http://www.spring2spring.com

  • This venue looks lovely! If I ever get married I would prefer to have my closest friends and family only 🙂

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  • Rajwant Kaur Singh

    It looks just gorgeous, I’m sure you and your guests will have a fabulous day there!
    So exciting

    http://whatrajwants.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Corinne C

    I imagine my venue to be in a big old mansion house with amazing gardens!

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

  • Gaby

    That wedding venue is gorgeous! I hope you have an amazing day x

    Gabrielle Isabella

  • Aude-Julie ALINGUE

    These photo are incredible!

  • clara mcmillan

    What a beautiful venue!

    God bless,

    Xo, Claire

    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

  • rae

    This venue is just absolutely stunning and will be so perfect for the big day!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • That place looks amazing… but looks so expensive at the same time!!

    Heba xx ││The HebaBloglovinInstagram

    • It looks amazing 🙂 I actually don’t have any clue how much these places cost *shame* xx

  • Shwetali

    wow venue is so amazing.. all pictures are nice

    https://notsohardtobepretty.wordpress.com

  • Gosh, this is heaven!

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

  • Che

    Those are beautiful locations for a wedding!

    – Che

    http://www.style-che.com

  • Oh my gosh! That venue looks beyond perfect!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  • Beautiful places and shot
    xoxo
    Liza
    Liza’s Corner l Instagram l Bloglovin

  • Oh wow, this looks like such a beautiful wedding venue!

    Rebecca Coco

  • That looks beautiful! Congratulations! I actually am going to be planning my wedding soon so this is really helpful!

    prettyneutral.com

  • this place is sooooo pretty ♥♥
    Planing a wedding must be amazing!!
    xx
    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

    • It is amazing but also stressful, just mix of both! x

  • I really like the size of the round tables. I went to a wedding recently and the round tables were FAR too large so you couldn’t really have a conversation with anyone else on the table apart from the people you were sitting next to.

    Beth x
    http://www.ProFemaleBlogger.com

    • It must be really annoying that way. Yeah I think this size is the best one then you can have conversation with everyone xx

  • Nina

    Love this place, and I agree, with some personalized details and right decoration, it will look like you imagined it to be. xx

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

  • I really like the venue ☺

    http://www.tipscapsule.blogspot.com

  • Just stunning. What a gorgeous venue

    Jenn | jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

  • Thanks for sharing the tip about booking a veneu ahead of time , these are lovely pictures of a wedding setting.

    http://www.stylenbeautylounge.com

    • I learnt it the hard way as we struggled to find a place 🙂 x

  • Kiki Rampone

    This spot looks so gorgeous! It’s definitely so important to reserve the venue in advance. Good luck with all your wedding preparations!

    xo Kiki

    http://colormekiki.com/

    • Totally agree with you, it is really important! Thank you so much xx

  • Olivia Aimes

    This venue is gorgeous!

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  • Lauren Letizio

    This place looks beautiful! I haven’t had to plan out a wedding just yet but I think I would want something pretty intimate so I could be with close friends & family! I always thought a beach wedding would be fun too! 🙂

    xx

    Lauren
    http://www.blameitonbarneys.com

    • Beach weddings are great, we thought about it too. Actually my fiancee wanted to get married in Hawaii however I thought it would be so hard to get everyone there ans also so pricey. xx

  • aww wow, what a beautiful venue!

    Hannah x hannatalks

  • I had a huge one and one only with the family. The second marriage lasts until today, so I am a little biased… But I agree, finding the perfect location really is a struggle.

    Linda,
    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Small weddings are the best ones, then you make memories with the ones you love xx

  • this location is everything!!!!

    http://thewhiteocean.com

  • I think I would prefer smaller. A large one just seems so intimidating!

  • Beautiful location for a wedding, Ela! Really romantic place for sure. You must be a very happy and exciting girl, dear?! 😉

    xoxo Ira
    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

    • Excited, happy and stressful! Mix of everything 🙂

      • Haha! I remember how I’ve felt. It was a mix of feeling too. 😀 Thanks for the reply, Ela! Enjoy your weekend.

        xoxo Ira

  • Emily Valentine Parr

    WOW that room is gorgeous! i love the ceilings! Although I’m not getting married Im always bookmarking venues! naughty

    http://www.stylelobster.com

  • So elegant! Your guests definetelly will enjoy your wedding!

  • Shame you had to postpone the first time. For our wedding, we only had 14 people come and 12 of them were people we didn’t want really, more like fillers. For me, 64 sounds like a large number but if space is what you need, it should be what you get.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • Even tho you didn’t want 12 there, I am sure you still had a good day. Hopefully we will have a good day xx

  • This place looks amazing! Love the old charm of it 🙂 It’s creazy how much in advance you have to book wedding locations… Good luck on planning everything!

    Bold Bliss
    http://boldblissblog.com

    • It is so much work and so much stress..Thank you so much xx

  • Erin Russell

    All I can say is wow, its beautiful!
    The whole idea of a wedding stresses me out, I know I would love the dress and the shoes part but everything else terrifies me, but that ceiling – wow, I cant wait for the next bit, so lovely seeing your wedding grow, how exciting 🙂

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

    • Even the dress part is so stressful, just checking the dresses and trying to decide then checking the prices… crazy! There was one I really liked and it was over 3k then I was like yeah sure ok 🙂 I hope everything will go as planned *fingers crossed*

  • Oh wow – this is absolutely stunning! I love it and everything looks so beautiful! Can’t wait to see the next few posts – it’s absolutely beautiful!!!!! 🙂

    Layla xxx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

  • Adaleta Avdic

    9 months in advance? That is good to know for the future when this becomes a need in my life. I think my boyfriend would want to keep it small and cost effective, but I would be the one who wanted to do a large wedding and go all out. It is just one day though, so probably best not to spend too much money! xx, adaatude.com

    • Small ones are more intimate but big ones are more fun 🙂 There are so many things that cost a lot. Small one is definitely cost effective 🙂 x

  • The ceiling in the first photograph is stunning wow 🙂

    You’re right it is hard to find a place that suits your ever need however I think it’s important to remember the most important thing is to enjoy it with your husband to be 🙂

    Remember the day is for you 🙂

    I think a medium sized venue is a great choice however smaller ones are also very beautiful. If you go all out it can be costly however it really depends where you go. Some really do bend over backwards to help which is great.

    Thanks for sharing your post!!

    Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx