Sveti Nikola, Croatia


Type of Event

When our good friends Jess and Sam got married in Croatia last summer, the Clownfish team was there to ensure that every beautifully thought-out detail was taken care of.

Organising a wedding is a big undertaking. Organising a wedding abroad is huge. But as soon as Jess and Sam first set eyes on the island of Sveti Nikola, they were hooked – and we set about helping them make their dream wedding a reality.

S&J ceremony

Getting the Party Started

When guests travel a long way to help you celebrate, it’s nice to give them a little something extra. The wedding weekend began with a boat trip, so that friends and family from both sides could get to know each other better. We provided some games to break the ice and entertain every generation – and just like that, new friends were made and two families joined.

S&J dancing

Design Concepts

The wedding ceremony itself took place on a lawn overlooking the sea, with Sam and Jess making their vows under an arch of olive branches. Against the opulent island backdrop, their chosen design concept – a balance of contemporary and rustic in simple white and green – felt natural and fresh. Jess' own creative touches were everywhere – from the hand-finished table settings to her brilliant idea for a seating plan.

S&J wedding rings

Sunset and Starlight

For the evening reception, we lit the space with strings of festoon bulbs, which created a magical atmosphere as guests dined under a stunning sunset. It can be difficult to hear speeches outdoors, so a good quality sound system was essential. We also set up a dance floor and cruise tables for a party that continued into the small hours.

S&J evening reception

Home or away, the Clownfish team will help you make it a day – or days! – to remember.

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Steal Sam & Jess' Style…

  • S&J wedding table plan

    The couple scoured social media to find the funniest photos they could of their guests, for an innovative take on the traditional seating plan.

  • S&J table setting 2

    The natural colour scheme of sage, white and gold complemented the pink villa backdrop and gave everything an elegant, Mediterranean feel.

  • S&J place setting

    Jess ordered laser-cut names for every guest, and then hand painted them all to match their theme.

  • S&J nail game

    Even the youngest guests were made to feel special, with bespoke gift boxes full of fun stuff like bubbles, colouring books and games.