We talk to Adriana about being inked & hitched to Brano, and about their superb sailor-themed wedding. Tell us more about you. I was born and bred in Bratislava, my husband is from Šenkvice and we are also currently living together in Šenkvice. Our daily routine is to have breakfast together, have our morning coffee – that’s a bit of a ritual before we both head out to work. If we have time, we try to have lunch together and then we get together again in the evening. We spend our weekends with our mates, having grill parties and stuff like that or we just hang out together.
We hear you have a salon! What inspired you to start it and how are things going now? Yes,I have a salon – I am a make-up artist by trade and so my daily routine means getting ladies ready for weddings, balls and various photo shoots.
How did you and Brano meet? We have been together for 3.5 years and married for a year…We met online… Before we met up in person, it took 7 years; throughout those 7 years, we merely corresponded and when we finally met we were both already tattooed… Now the juicy part, we want to know all about the wedding! Our wedding – well, that was one smooth ride without any stress…We were clear about the date of our wedding – August 9th – it was exactly 15 years since my husband became wheelchair-bound and we wanted to mark that time with something positive rather than negative. I found my dress by chance on eBay for the very friendly sum of 110 EUR…but it looked amazing on the pictures – extravagant, short at the front, long at the back…I expected it to arrive and be all wrong, but that was not the case at all – it was even more beautiful than I expected; only minimal alterations were needed and my dress was ready. We were also quite clear about the theme of our wedding – we both liked a sailor theme and so we tried to get everything in white and blue and red…The ceremony was held outside, right outside of Michael’s Gate in Bratislava’s Old Town and instead of a traditional wedding song, we had a fiddler play a slower version of lambada for us. We also decided that the party would be held a week later. Our parents were very relaxed about it and there were no fights or disagreements on either side…Merely an hour after the ceremony, we were already having a glass of wine in our normal clothes on the terrace of our room at the Sheraton, just enjoying each other’s company. Tell us about the reception! A week later our party was held at our friend’s place; he runs a catering business in Šenkvice – We raved on from 3 pm till 9 am the next day! We trusted our friend with the catering completely; as that is what he does…all we did was to instruct him to prepare a buffet spread for 60 people. We also created our own programme – we had a tombola and we hired 2 DJs to play for us…otherwise, it was all free-style fun. A genius idea was to have a Polaroid camera at the party – everyone who left a message in our guest book took a picture and whenever we look at it now, we are reminded of the great time we had. Let’s talk about decor. I was in charge of all the decoration (as well as all other things) with my best friend . We sourced second-hands, Chinese shops, www.sashe.sk….Everything sailor/navy themed that caught our eye went in. We did not mull over it too much, we did not care about any brands and were not bothered about things fitting together… everything was quite spontaneously done. Even Brano’s outfit – we sorted it out only 3 days before the wedding, when we got him braces and red Converse trainers. Brano left it all up to me, as so did my parents, so I was not under any stress. All in all, our wedding day was just a totally relaxed ordinary day… with an extraordinary outcome Sure looks like it was!