From left to right: Count Simone Balestrini of Stampa-Soncino, Duke Olivier of Crussol d’Uzes, Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton, Prince Christie of Hohenzollern, Archduchess Anna-Monica of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary, Countess Olympia of Woellwarth Lauterburg, Crown Prince Boris of Bulgaria, Prince of Tarnovo, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony, Alina-Maria of Romania, Prince Nicholas of Romania and Prince Leo of Breithen-Thurn. Image Credit: Mihoci Studios
“Croatia, a small country with a Big heart!”
Last Thursday, Dreamtime Events Croatia, Croatia’s most prestigious and bespoke wedding planning and corporate events company held a private party at Ognisko Private Members Club in South Kensington and I was honoured to attend.
The evening, hosted by Dreamtime CEO, Branka Cubelic was organised to promote Croatia and to entice couples to choose Croatia for their destination wedding, honeymoon and/or elopement. Dreamtime also specialises in corporate events and the evening was the perfect opportunity to meet with the Dreamtime Team, couples that have chosen to get married in Croatia through the services of Dreamtime and also couples who are about to say ‘I do’ in Croatia.
Branka proudly recognised couples who have chosen to wed in Croatia as the greatest ambassadors for the country.
Honorary guests included Lady Campbell and Mrs Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton, who were both recipients of self portraits painted from Dalmatian red wine by talented local Croatian artist, Marina Tomasevic. Branka also presented Prince Leo of Breithen-Thurn with a special gift from Croata, Croatia’s most exclusive necktie brand.
VIP guests included members of the Royal Family including, Prince Nicholas of Romania, Crown Prince Boris of Bulgaria, Countess Olympia of Lauterburg, Archduchess Anna-Monica of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary, Duke Olivier of Crussol d’Uzes, Prince Christie of Hohenzollern, Prince Leo of Breithen-Thurn.
His Excellency Mr Christian Nkambule, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Swaziland, Dr Priyanka Kedia Goel, Mrs Metoda Mikuz, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Slovenia in London, Mrs Victoria Christian, daughter of Clive Christian and Lady Campbell’s twin sons, Canadian Olympic diver, Maxim Bouchard, Sir Dmitri Campbell and Sir Michael Campbell were also in attendance.
Catering was provided by famous restaurant, Zrno Soli located on the marina in Split, Croatia who flew in 3 chefs from the restaurant to cater for the evening and free flowing red and white wine by Zdjelarevic vino.
The evening also included a special performance by Eve Polycarpou from Mamma Mia 2, who admitted that Croatia stole her heart last summer while she was on set on Island Vis.
Dreamtime Events Croatia is Croatia’s leading bespoke wedding planning and corporate event company, with a large amount of clients coming from the UK. Focused predominantly on Central Dalmatia but not limited to the rest of the country, the company’s ethos is to ensure that each couple leaves Croatia wanting to return after their experience with Dreamtime Events.
It was the first time a company from Croatia held an event of such calibre outside the country, an elegant affair that has founded a relationship between Croatia’s leading destination wedding and events planners and some of Europe & UK’s most high profile individuals.