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Gorgeous Wedding without Preparation Stress

At Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, the wedding planner perfectly orchestrates dream weddings

Croatia, Savudrija, June 6, 2013 - The wedding day is supposed to be the most romantic day in the life of every couple – but it's hard work too, not only for the bride and groom but also for the professional wedding planner. His or her mission is to take on the organisational burden and make the perfect wedding of the couple’s dreams come to life.

At the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic we are in the middle of the exciting wedding season. Ivana Kraljević, wedding planner at Kempinski Hotel Adriatic on the romantic Croatian coast, is quite busy at the moment, having up to 2-3 weddings over the weekends. Nevertheless, she shared quickly some of the episodes out of her working routine: "When planning a wedding, everything has to be perfect," she says, and knows that "no matter how much you plan and think ahead, something unexpected will pop-up for sure when you least expect it. It can be quite challenging and satisfying at the same time, depending on your ingeniosity”.

With time and experience, Ivana learned how to remain calm and composed, even in the face of dramatic scenarios such as torn stockings or missing rings. Ms Kraljević tells the story of one such occasion, "We organised a wedding in great detail here, in our beautifully situated wedding chapel on site. Flowers, the priest, a reception with local traditional musicians, photographers and a glamorous dinner for the wedding party: everything was perfectly planned and prepared for the evening.

However, a little thing happened that the groom had forgotten to mention: the civil ceremony was taking place in the city hall early that morning. "So the groom calls in the early morning, quite stressed, as he realised he forgot to order a second bridal bouquet for the early ceremony. To somebody this might sound as a minor problem, but we have to take into consideration that we are situated in a small town with limited last-minute shopping opportunities.”

So, the wedding planner woke up at dawn and called the florist in between her coffee and shower while simultaneously convincing the groom that everything would turn out just fine. She personally waited in her car for the flowers and prepared to deliver them. The florist, in the short time available, conjured a wonderful bouquet that Ivana then brought to the courthouse. "The time was extremely tight - but, as always, everything went wonderfully and the happy bride had not come empty-handed in front of the registrar."

This romantic 5-star hotel situated on the turquoise Adriatic Sea guarantees not only a tailor-made, perfectly organised wedding but also some desperately needed peace of mind. “We transform every wedding into a stress-free, memorable lifetime occasion,” says Konstantin Zeuke, the General Manager at the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic. A luxurious atmosphere, impeccable service and fine cuisine are the main ingredients which, when mixed with the idyllic surroundings and the glamour of making a lifetime commitment in one of the most beautiful presidential suites in the world, come together to create a unique and unforgettable experience.

Extensive all-inclusive wedding packages for a minimum of 20 guests start from EUR 128 per person and include decorations, welcome drinks, a wedding cake, dinner, and a bay view suite for the bride and groom on their wedding night, plus a gift voucher for the newlyweds to be used on their first anniversary. The packages can be booked in a premium or deluxe version as well. The team of the hotel will handle the stressful part and manage the entire production, so all the happy couple has to worry about is saying “I do”. As always, Ivana will be in charge of making sure that the background operations run smoothly, trying to anticipate and avoid unexpected situations with one mission on her mind: “To see a perfectly happy bride and groom. Then my mission is fully accomplished.”

The nearest international airports are the airport of Pula (90 km) and the airport of Trieste in Italy (90 km). The exclusive offer of wedding and honeymoon packages, Spa Suite couple treatments and other inviting offers is available on www.kempinski.com/istria, E-mail: reservations.adriatic@kempinski.com, telephone number +385 52 707 010.

About Kempinski Hotel Adriatic

Easy reachable by car from many European capitals the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic opened in August 2009 as the first Croatian 5 star luxury seaside Golf & Spa Resort. Located on the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea, it offers a stunning view over Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and the Alps. The hotel boasts 186 exclusively furnished rooms and suites, two gourmet restaurants, three bars, a 3000 sqm Spa with gym, Kempi Kids Club, a private chapel surrounded by a Mediterranean garden, a serviced beach, different conference facilities as a separate conference centre directly overlooking the Adriatic. Part of the resort’s offer is also the Golf Club Adriatic, the first 18-holes golf course in the Istrian region.

About Kempinski Hotels

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 80 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location.

Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA): the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.

For bookings and more information:

www.kempinski.com/presswww.globalhotelalliance.com

Issued by:

Lena Svilicic • PR Manager • Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Istria Croatia

Alberi 300 A • 52475 Savudrija • Istria • Croatia

Tel +385 52 707 022 • Fax +385 52 737 093

lena.svilicic@kempinski.comwww.kempinski.com/istria