Oh do we have a pretty wedding to share with you today! This wedding venue, hidden near the coast was on our bucket list of wedding venues we wanted to photographed at for a really long time. It’s a really gorgeous venue with a stone built house and greenery all around it. The tricky part is to find the venue actually. There is no signal so you can’t really check it on your phone, if you put the exact address in your navigation it will lead you to a wrong place so after hearing those things from other people we(well, Domen) decided to put in the exact coordinates and we found it really easily.
It was our third wedding that week, well we just returned from France the day before, and we couldn’t wait to start photographing Anja & Tomaž’s wedding. The day was sunny and hot and there was a light breeze that kept us a bit cooler. Ever since we met Anja and Tomaž we knew they are going to have a beautiful day, but after we met for their engagement session in Grožnjan and they explained us a bit more, we couldn’t wait for this August weekend to come! The whole day was at the venue and to start with, we love that! Having everything, from the bridal preparations to their reception at one place, without having to drive is amazing. That way everyone, and of course the bride and groom, is calm and relaxed because they don’t have to worry about anything. It’s perfect!
When we arrived at the venue we were speechles! It was so beautiful, full of pretty details that the bride, with the help of the venue, prepared and everything was based on pastel colors with a lot of olive branches to give that almost seaside feeling! Their reception was under a big open tent and their ceremony was just a few meters away under big trees. There was a drinks table and a desserts table. And let me tell you, those cookies and desserts were so gorgeous and all homemade by their closest family. I don’t think we ever saw so many different types of cookies made with such beautiful details! Loved it! And yes they were really really good! Just a few meters away from the tent there was a string with attached well wishes to the bride and groom and also a choice of a song for the bride and groom to dance to. Such a nice idea! A special guest was their sweet golden retriever which had her own dog bar! Being dog owners we really love when couples decided to include their sweet pups in their wedding day and she was such a good pup the whole day(with the exception of going swimming in the little pond while we did the portrait session)!
We just loved their ceremony! Ceremonies in nature, surrounded by greenery and where the bride steps down the aisle with her father to the music of guitars…it was such a beautiful moment! And their whole ceremony was so beautiful. And look at those moments captured right after they said i do’s and the guests welcomed them with lot of floral petals. Those must be one of our favourite ceremony exits photographs!
When the guest were enjoying their drinks we went a few meters away where we captured these pretty portraits! But before you look further, go check the sweet photo of the bride and her lovely pup. I think that is such a beautiful photograph, especially when we know that she had her for such a long part of her life and capturing a photo like that was on our wish list for their wedding. Seeing the bride happy and seeing the pup having such a good time. It’s a simple, mostly posed photograph, but i’m sure it means a lot to the bride to have such a happy photo of the two of them!
Ok and now to the portraits. Anja and Tomaž were so fun to capture and we loved how relaxed and spontaneous they were! And look at the bride’s smile! She was one of the happiest brides and capturing these sweet moment of just the two of them was amazing. We had gorgeous summer light and we even found some vineyards for a few photographs. Also, how pretty is the bride’s dress – such a simple dress but it looks so pretty. And that bouquet is one of our favourites from last year! And yes we catched the last sun light at the end of the day to capture a few more portraits with that stunning light!
After these portraits the reception started and it was such a fun party! Their first dance was a mix of romantic slow dance and a fun faster song and we loved the combination! After that the party started and it was a really fun party! We stayed till the cake cutting where the guests lit their sparklers while the bride and groom cut their beautiful cake!
Dear Anja and Tomaž, we really loved photographing your day! It really was an honor to be there with you and capture all those gorgeous moments! Thank you!