Matthias Church Wedding Photography | Felicia + Fredrik

Matthias Church Wedding Photography, Budapest

Certainly, the most important part of the day was the wedding ceremony in St. Matthias Church up in the Castle district. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves too much.

This is a wedding I am particularly proud of. Felicia and Fredrik are from Stockholm. They chose Budapest for their wedding day partly because Felicia has family roots here, and partly because of the beautiful views, locations and wedding venues Budapest offers.

They planned a big wedding. With many guests arriving from abroad, they organised a pre-wedding night get together in one of the ruin bars in the centre of the city. This was a great idea to meet and greet everyone and set the mood for the weekend.

Their wedding day started on the Buda side in an old beautiful villa – the Writer’s Villa. Most of the close friends and family members got ready there and that is where Felicia and Fredrik also had their first look.

As I mentioned before, their wedding ceremony was in Matthias Church. The church has a history of over a thousand years and even King Matthias had his wedding there.

This and possibly the best location in Budapest, makes it one of the most popular and best churches in Budapest in which to get married. It is surrounded with a beautiful square and narrow cobblestone streets. The view from just a few steps away is amazing. When you are up there, you are on top of Budapest.

Before the wedding ceremony began, the guests gathered in front of the church waiting for the bride to arrive. They all looked fantastically elegant as this was a black tie wedding.

The ceremony was beautiful in the old historical church and I loved seeing so many guests enjoying watching the couple exchange vows.

After the ceremony, they had a little, hour-long, reception on top of Fisherman’s Bastion to relax and to take in the beautiful panorama.

Following this event, the wedding dinner was held in Wenckheim Palace, which is mostly known as the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library. On weekdays it is the main branch of the largest library network in Hungary.

As typical of a traditional Swedish wedding, they had a very long dinner, which lasted around five hours. The dinner was filled with speeches from friends and family. This made an even very large wedding party, very intimate and emotional.

 

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Singapore Wedding Photographer | Ernest + Xin

Singapore Wedding Photographer

Being a Singapore wedding photographer was an absolute dream, a dream which came true.
This story started at the end of 2016 when Ernest emailed me about his plan. He and his girlfriend were going to come to Budapest, to the city they had both visited before and had both liked and Ernest wanted to propose on 1st of January 2017.

We talked about the possible locations and settled on the square in front of Fishermans Bastion. It was a very cold and foggy winter day and the trees were frosty, giving the morning a really magical atmosphere.

They arrived sipping hot coffee, Xin sat down on a bench and Ernest got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Ernest had another surprise, whilst they prayed together, their families showed up as they had also flown in to celebrate.

Fast forward a couple of months and they were organising their wedding for that summer. So Ernest got in touch with me again, and kindly invited me to document their wedding in Singapore.

We started discussing the possibilities and of course, I was more than happy to fly over to Singapore to meet them again. It’s hard to get to know kinder people than Ernest, Xin and their families.

They insisted that we (me and my family as we went over together) stayed with them in their house during our time in Singapore.

Their warm hospitality was certainly something we will never forget.

The wedding was split up into a few sections. On the wedding day, we started really early at dawn with getting ready, after which Ernest arrived, met Xin and her close family and then we all went to church together.

The most important part of their wedding weekend in Singapore was definitely the church ceremony in St James’ Church where more than 400 guests came to share their happiness.

Ernest and Xin didn’t want to have a full traditional wedding so they organised a dinner for their friends and the next evening a second one for their parents, family and their guests.

This started with a tea ceremony where they both served tea to the family members. This is a formal introduction of the couple to each other’s family and it is about paying respect. We spent a fantastic week in Singapore and got to know many wonderful people in the meantime.

 

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Copenhagen elopement portraits

Copenhagen Elopement Photographer | Anni + Luke

Elopements are fabulous! An elopement in Copenhagen is even better. It is so nice and such an honour to share a full day with just a couple and no one else.

Wedding photography is all about trust, and it’s even truer when photographing elopements. Anni and Luke decided to be true to themselves and go low key on their wedding.

They have lived in Copenhagen for a short while and it’s their favourite city so it was an easy choice to get married there.

Copenhagen has a lot to offer, the City Hall (Radhus) is a beautiful building not only for the official ceremony but for some portraits too.

There are many cool cafes, restaurants and bars, namely one of them is the popular Mikkeller bar, where we went for a beer right after the wedding ceremony.

The day was planned lightly, we wanted to go to some of their favourite locations to take portraits, and ended up at the Copenhagen beach by sunset, where Anni and Luke read out their personal vows to each other. This was definitely the highlight of the day, with the beautiful area, majestic light and emotions flying high too.

In the evening we went to the Meatpacking district and took some final portraits with the neon lights, which felt like we were in a movie. Here is to more elopements!

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ELOPE SCOTLAND | Scottish Highlands Elopement

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Razzett L-Abjad Wedding Photography Malta

Razzett L-Abjad Wedding Photography Malta | Catie + Mike

The party of the year starring Catie and Mikey

Razzett l-Abjad, one of the best wedding venues in Malta, is where both the ceremony and the dinner reception was held. There is this reoccurring thing at weddings I photograph – which I love – where the couples are from different countries.

This time, for example, Catie is from Australia and Mikey is from Sweden. As Catie has some ancestors in Malta they chose this semi-neutral location for their wedding. Their only wish was that they can spend as much time as possible with their friends.

So we decided to go for some couple portraits in the middle of the day before the ceremony. Well, this is obviously not a good idea especially in the summer heat in Malta, but a very good friend of mine who has just bought an old dilapidated palace in Zejtun was kind enough to let us in and use it as a beautiful backdrop for wedding portraits.

The palace has beautiful features and a lot of character which I love and although it was quite messy with lots of old furniture everywhere the light and the mood was just perfect. The ceremony, dinner and the party were all outside underneath vine leaves.

The guests created a fantastic atmosphere. In fact, Catie and Mikey chose not to have a wedding cake which would have interrupted the party. It was a testimony of how wonderful it is when two cultures come together and celebrate. The result was a wonderful and joyful wedding.

The following day Catie and Mikey went to Gozo, the other main island in Malta for a short honeymoon, and we met up on one of the evenings to create some timeless wedding portraits by the sea.

This wedding from Malta was featured in the excellent wedding blog of Bride and Breakfast. Click here for the article.

 

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Potsdam Wedding Photographer | Johanna + Chris

This wedding in Potsdam was quite a location, but I’ll get to that in a minute.
First, about the couple. He is from Canada. She is from Germany. They met when both they were backpacking through South America. After returning home he said to her mum he would move to Germany. The rest is history as they say.

The getting ready and the wedding ceremony took place in Berlin near where Johanna and Chris live in the traditional looking Standesamt Schmargendorf but for the reception they wanted to find a location close to nature.

They did so near Potsdam by a lake in a restaurant called Landleben. The cocktail hour was outside with beautiful vistas over the lake but later the day they moved indoors for the dinner.

They had a little campfire and they also organised a breakfast get together the morning after. Their aim was to spend as much time as possible with friends and family who flew in for the celebration from several countries.

As I always do, I travelled to the wedding location a full day earlier in order to have time to look around and get familiar with the area and look for potential spots for portraits.

This time I found this particular area of the nearby forest with beautiful pine trees. We had about an hour to roam around the forest before getting back to spend the rest of the evening with all the guests.

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Sherbrooke Castle Wedding Photographer | Vera + David

The mood, the ever-changing weather and the ever-changing landscape are just a few reasons why I love photographing weddings in Scotland.

This time it was in one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of Glasgow, Dumbreck where all the houses look like castles, and in the middle of it all, there is the nicest one, the Sherbrooke Castle Hotel.

A wedding venue is nothing without people though. People who love each other, from all over the world come together to celebrate a fine couple, Vera and David. It was the perfect day, ceremony outside, it was great to see everyone so happy.

The following day, in the late afternoon we set out to have a little adventure. This is something I love doing if the couple is up for it, and we have the time for it.

We drove out to the Highlands and wandered around the beautiful scenery of Arrochar and the surrounding area for some more relaxed portraits. We had the Arrochar Alps in the background on one side and Loch Long on the other. Check out their story below!

Dates are limited for the upcoming season so if you are in the process of planning your wedding in Scotland or anywhere else in Europe, do get in touch soon. Till then, I'd love to be your Scotland Wedding Photographer.

Sherbrooke Castle Wedding Photography

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