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Nina and Jure’s Botanical Greenhouse Elopement

Boho Elopement in Botanical Garden Sezana

If you are thinking of having a bohemian-style or boho elopement in Slovenia, the stunning Botanical Garden Sezana is a wonderful choice. Located in Sezana at the Vila Mirasasso, the Botanical Garden Sezana is a spectacular botanical park filled with magnificent plants and flowers from all over the globe. First planted in 1848, the park is a significant, protected Slovenian monument and an unrivaled Slovenian attraction.

When Nina and Jure asked me to plan a boho elopement at Botanical Garden Sezana I was excited.

Nina is a Slovenian native whilst Jure is from Amsterdam. Both are wildly romantic with a love for adventure. When Nina and Jure’s eyes met at a bar in Amsterdam something clicked. However Nina was out with her girls that night and falling in love was the last thing on her mind, so they went their separate ways.

Yet for Jure, the story had only just begun and he returned to the bar every day, determined to see Nina again and get to know her better. Finally, Jure’s efforts paid off and Nina came back to the bar.

This time he wasn’t going to let her go. Once Nina heard how Jure had patiently awaited her return she was smitten. Her heart opened, their stars collided and things progressed quickly. When Nina decided to move back home to Slovenia, Jure came too, leaving everything behind for his one true love.

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Fine art wedding stationery for boho elopement at Sežana Botanical Garden

Wedding planner Petra Starbek prepare a boho theme wedding table in beautiful botanical garden in Sežana

Groom is getting ready for boho elopement

Groom in a grey suit from Sens in Botanical garden Sežana


Sezana Botanical Garden Elopement Wedding Planner

When Nina and Jure discovered Sezana’s beautiful Botanical Gardens they knew it was where they wanted to hold their elopement.

The endless green of over 10,000 m2 of exotic plants and tropical trees, interspersed with colourful flowers, manicured borders, pretty pathways, pergolas, a pond, orchards and more,  had quickly won them over. The exquisite conservatory where they would hold their ceremony and long history of Vila Mirasasso’s gardens added further to the romance and beauty of the place.

The catch? They wanted to elope in two months.

As an experienced elopement wedding planner, I have planned lots of elopements in Slovenia at short notice before so I knew I could do it.

Nina and Jure’s boho elopement was a dream to plan. The plant-filled conservatory provided a glorious light-filled space for the ceremony. Brimming with gorgeous exotic plants and trees, the conservatory’s neutral palette was the ideal canvas on which to style Nina and Jure’s elopement. The romantic setting was beautifully styled with soft blush tones, ghost chairs and statement florals.

Nina and Jure looked absolutely stunning and enjoyed a romantic meal for two in the conservatory after their ceremony. Topping the meal off with delicious treats from the sweet table, the couple followed things up with an intimate celebration in the garden for just the two of them.

Nina and Jure’s favourite moment? Jure singing a track to Nina during their candle-lit first dance amongst the plants and flowers to the playlist Jure created for their elopement. With no-one else in sight, it was an intimate and special moment that neither will forget.


Groom is waiting for his bride at their dream boho elopement in Slovenia

Makeup artist Sandra from Sfumato make up makes a natural boho make up for Bride

Beautiful wooden arch for boho wedding with pampas grass made by Cvetličarna Khaya

Groom is waiting for a bride with bridal boho bouquet under the flower arch

The Bride walks down the aisle to the groom in Sežana Botanical Garden

The couple had a emotional first look in a Greenhouse before the ceremony, planned by Petra Starbek (Lake Bled Weddings)

Perfect first look on beatiful dream wedding in botanical garden Sežana in Slovenia

Couple in love say I DO on their boho elopement in Sežana Botanical Greenhouse

Exchanging the rings during the wedding elopement ceremony in Sežana Botanical Garden

Rose gold wedding ring for a boho wedding in a greenhouse

Wedding Couple during the wedding photo session in garden villa

Boho wedding table setting with pampas grass, candles, linen gold plates

After the elopement wedding the newlyweds went to the wedding dinner (Wedding planner: Petra Starbek)

White plate with gold rim, stone name card and wedding menu on linen for boho table setting

Bride and Groom kissed in a Sežana Botanical Garden greenhouse during wedding dinner

Beautiful lace wedding dress for a wedding in a boho theme.

Boho wedding table with a relaxed couple during the wedding dinner. Beauiful wedding design by Petra Starbek from Lake Bled Weddings

Cutting the amazing wedding boho cake on the sweet table made by Yammy Tammy

Newlyweds eat wedding cake in a greenhouse in Sežana Botanical Garden

Wedding intimate unique first dance after the boho elopement, planned by Petra Starbek

Wedding photo shooting - groom kissed the bride on her shoulder

Amazing wedding venue Sežana Botanical Garden is perfect for boho weddings

Wedding couple took photos during amazing light in the garden

Perfect wedding day planned by lake bled wedding planner Petra Starbek


Lake Bled Wedding Planner

Are you thinking about having an elopement in the Botanical Garden Sezana, Lake Bled or somewhere else in Slovenia? Or maybe you have a more traditional wedding day in mind. Whatever your ideas, I would love to hear more.

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Wedding planner:

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Ceremony Venue: Botanični vrt Sežana


Wedding Dress:

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Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel:
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Makeup Artist & Hair Styling:

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Floral Design and ceremony arch:

Insta: @khayakaja
FB: CvetiČarna Khaya


Cake and sweet table:


FB: Yammy Tammy



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