AN ITALIAN WEDDING AND RECEPTION 1

AN ITALIAN WEDDING AND RECEPTION

AN ITALIAN WEDDING AND RECEPTION

The 28th of June is one of those days I will remember forever thanks to the Polish-Italian wedding of Maria and Christian. The idea for an Italian wedding came suddenly, far into the preparations. The ceremony was originally supposed to take place in Bydgoszcz, Poland, however, my lovebirds got the delightful idea to have themselves a very special project – an Italian Wedding and Reception. They decided to invite the guests to Christian’s hometown in Sicily – to sunny Palermo. It’s no surprise to me why people from all around the world travel there for their dream wedding. Sicily is the heart of southern Italy – an incredible place full of breathtaking views, sandy coastlines, delicious food and, of course, the history. But let’s focus now. First, we had a quick ‘engagement session’ by the sea, you can read about it HERE. The very next day was the magical, long-awaited Big Day we were all so excited for.

A WEDDING IN SICILY

Christian prepared in his childhood home, surrounded by his friends and family. Maria on the other hand prepared outside of the city, in a picturesque cabin with a gorgeous garden. The wedding ceremony itself took place in The Santuario di Santa Rosalia – The Sanctuary of Saint Rosalia. It is a deeply spiritual place, this temple carved inside a cave, located almost at the very top of mount Monte Pellegrino. After the wedding, we did climb up to that peak, where we enjoyed some tasty snacks and frosty beer. The open-air reception took place in Sea Club in Terrasini, where we partied well into the night. Our newlyweds arrived by boat during a truly romantic sunset, cuddled cheek to cheek all the way to their party.
And while the newlyweds and the guests all had a blast, the party ended for me on a rather low note. While I was putting my camera back into its pouch, I twisted my ankle. I’ll say this – the return home was not easy nor pleasant.

A WEDDING AND RECEPTION ABROAD

Weddings abroad have one thing in common – the guests often take a few days off and take the family for a short relaxing trip – you can feel the chillax in the air. And while the overall vibe and food was brilliant, I do believe that Maria and Christian’s day was one of the more touching weddings I had the privilege of shooting. I can still remember the myriad of tiny moments and “snapshots” I both saw and experienced, and I feel truly honored to have met the families and friends of the newlyweds. It was a real pleasure to accompany them on this incredible day. Grazie.

Suit - Lavard
Reception: Sea Club

OUTDOOR WEDDING - OYCOWA ZAGRODA 2

OUTDOOR WEDDING - OYCOWA ZAGRODA

OUTDOOR WEDDING

Outdoor wedding...we posted the story of Magda and Piotr’s wedding on our “old” website, but this time we’re letting it shine in our site’s new look; we also have a short wedding session for you as an extra treat. I’ll start with a short explanation as to how I received the honor of attending such an important event. I met Magda at a wedding some time back, and we worked side by side to capture all the best moments of “our” newlyweds. Working together with this “cameraperson” was amazing and so efficient. We were never in each others’ way, instead we helped each other in capturing the images, each onto our own media. I immediately felt in awe of Magda – she had this way finding and capturing the love of the newlyweds, in a way I believe only a woman can. You can see the results of Magda and her father’s work on their webpage Photoyoung. During this impromptu teamwork, she told me she and Peter were getting married soon. As luck would have it, they were in the process of finding a photographer of their own – and that is how our adventure together started.

...maybe an open air wedding

Magdalena and Piotr chose a one of a kind scenario. The wedding ceremony took place outside in the “Oycowa Zagroda" Inn in Wielkie Gowino. It was the location of one of the most interesting weddings of last year – in 2016. This picturesque region bathed in the August sun had this way of relaxing you, bringing to mind an idyllic life, peaceful and with no rush to be felt. There was even a “fiddler on the roof” of our very own – the talented violinist Greg and DJ KABI – Krzysztof. The drinks were served by Revolution Bar, and I knew we had ourselves an excellent party. And with such favorable conditions, I knew this party would be one to remember...

Magda and Piotr, thank you so much for choosing us, “in re fotografia”. It was an honor to shoot such a marvelous event that was your Big Day, the biggest day of your life together!


AN OUTSIDE WEDDING – CEGIELNIA RZUCEWO 3

AN OUTSIDE WEDDING – CEGIELNIA RZUCEWO

AN ELEGANT WEDDING – CEGIELNIA RZUCEWO

The story of the couple I’ll be introducing to you today started at the beginning of a very sunny August in northern Poland. I’ve met Monika and Sebastian a year earlier, at Monika’s sister’s wedding. That day they’d both whispered into my ear that they were getting married themselves, and quite soon. It was to take place in Cegielnia Rzucewo, and they wanted me to be their photographer! It was excellent news for me. I knew right then that it would be special, and I was right. The Cegielnia’s building was constructed around the XVIII century and has since been remade into a ballroom. Its location – surrounded by nature and close to the sea – gives the Cegielnia a very warm feel to it. This place is perfect not just if you want to have a themed wedding, but also if your wish is an outside wedding overlooking the sea. Believe you me, the photos shoot themselves there.

AN OUTSIDE WEDDING IN THE CEGIELNIA

The bride’s and groom’s preparations took place in the River Style hotel near the bay of Puck, where both wedding and reception took place. The lovely weather allowed us to go and take a lot of photos outside, including of Monika and her seven amazing bridesmaids. After that it was just how I like it, i.e. with no rush and no paying attention to the passing time. I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful scenario. An outside wedding overlooking the sea, surrounded by friends and family. The bride was walked to the altar by her father, soft music in the background, and, the pièce de résistance – the newlyweds’ vows. Just wow. I have to come clean – during the vows, I got a bit misty eyed, and I felt as if my whole being was enveloped in warmth. Light pink was the color of the day – their matching outfits and the details – the dresses, the bouquets, the bow ties, even the socks. There were speeches, a ton of emotions, funny anecdotes and thanks given all around. Monika and Sebastian agreed to every single one of my ideas; thanks to that we managed to get the most out of the day. We had mini-sessions outside, before sunset and during dusk. There were dances and goofing off on the dance floor, but there were also conversations on the patio or a cigar smoked among gentlemen. I forgot to mention that most of the photos below are all thanks to the irreplaceable wedding planner – Event by Ev.

Monika and Sebastian, thank you for much for choosing us, “in re fotografia” to capture the brilliant event that was your Big Day, the most important day in your life together!