Jan 2013

Nina + Denis

A Fun Wedding int he Mountains and a Fearless Bride

Nina and Denis are the kind of couple I love: for their wedding, they wanted to have something like a picnic, well, more like a festive picnic… I have to say I liked their wedding pictures, the location they chose, the atmosphere of their day. But then I asked Nina for the same details I usually ask. And I laughed out loud – it’s like being there with her. So, take a look at the pictures, read the bride’s testimonial and tell me it’s not just me. Photography credit: Samo Rovan.



The wedding took place in Lepena, in the Valley of the Soča river, also known as Valley of Trenta, Slovenian Alps. From Nina:

It was like a fairytale – a day full of happy faces and laughter, full of tears of joy, full of sun and rain. And it smelled after lavender, which was the main flower in the bride’s bouquet. Ever since, when I get into my nose the smell of this flower, I remember my day.


Name one thing you regret (1/2)…

Honestly said? We do not regret anything. I was first totally scared about how things would go on, if everything would be as perfect as I dreamed of. But then, a lot of things went different. But no later than the day after the wedding, I realized it was all the little imperfections that made my day perfect. I mean, there were things like the story about horse…


The story about the horse.

The idea of my bridesmaid was: I would ride a white horse when I would appear in front of my future husband. But the poor horse was totally scared of my white wedding dress; I mean, I was already nervous and then the horse with his turbulent behavior and nickering… My God, I just prayed “Please, take the horse away, I do not want to fall of a horse before I say my big yes”!! And then, the story about the ring…


The story about the ring.

It just did not want to go on my finger. Of course, my fingers were all swelled and the ring did not want to pass the knuckle. But when my husband said “Yes, I do take her for my wife”, the ring did not want to go on!! And then again – why is this happening to me??? Thank God I have chosen such a clever guy: Denis took the ring of, placed it in his mouth, spread a little bit of saliva on it, and then finally, the ring took its place on my finger.


Name one thing you regret (2/2)…

I mean, the wedding was totally crazy, but I really really would not change a thing. We do not regret anything!


… And one thing you’re really happy about / proud of.

I am happy that my husband and I had a really miraculous day, without even trying to make it such. The going-on took its own way – totally different from what I expected, but it looks like this was the only right thing to happen. And of course we are totally happy to have chosen Samo to be our photographer; we became friends at the very first moment we met – Samo, you are the best, thanks again!


Nina was all nervous about her first night with Denis as a married couple, thinking about things people put into her mind, like What underwear to wear? Should there be candles? Roses? It came out, Denis left the party at 5:00 and Nina at 6:30… Woooops!! But the thing is, enjoy the moment and don’t program when romanticism should happen, because, here’s Nina’s conclusion to all this: The wedding night was perfect.


And the honeymoon? No, it did not took place in Hawaii, Nina said.

A few days after the wedding we went to Tolmin (also near the Valley of Trenta), where the Metal Camp festival took place. Well, this was our honeymoon! We slept in a tent, again under the free sky; I suppose, we were the freshest married couple there.


Nov 2012

Tuuli + Teet

Amazing Couple Session with a Cow

For all countryside lovers, animal lovers, photography lovers, and oh well, everyone else, because this is huge! Amazing couple session by Mait Jüriado, from Estonia! There are some people we’d actually like to know; Tuuli and Teet, I think we could be friends.



Teet is a musician in a band called Jäääär, in which Tuuli appears as a guest performer from time to time. And these are their wedding pictures, taken in Viru-Jaagupi, in the North-East of Estonia. You may also rapidly notice Allu, a regular at beauty contests.



Allu was trained to walk for shows hence chosen for this shooting. You may be disappointed to not find any information about the dress and headpiece, but maybe as me, you’ll like Tuuli’s concept of a wedding dress:

As we liked the idea of our wedding being a natural part of our life and not something standalone, we thought that it would be great if we could use our clothes later on as well. My dress was combined – it was two-part, the upper part being purchased from a little wooden shop in my hometown Pärnu about 4 years ago (with no intention of wearing it at my wedding) and the skirt sewn by my mother-in-law a few weeks before our wedding party. My headband was almost improvisational, a thin silky scarf that I tied around my hair.

I think I love her dress even more now!




Thanks a lot for sharing those pictures with us, and wish you all the best!

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