03
Mar 2014

Emily + Daniel

Intimate and Personal Wedding on the Beach in Canada

At a time where so many couples think a wedding should always have more details, more guests, more planning (in other words, more stress!), it feels right to share a wedding like Emily and Daniel’s. This couple had an intimate and personal wedding: 20 people in total, including the newly weds, in a beautiful location, few outstanding details and their very own distinctive style… There’s no magic recipe for a perfect wedding, but still, I happen to like this one a lot! And when you can have such a day covered by photographers like the guys of Nordica Photography, it actually kind of does feel like magic.
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The wedding took place on September 10, 2013 in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.
Dan and I are very mellow and had committed ourselves to each other long before the wedding. We decided to plan this intimate event to celebrate with our families. We contemplated having a big ordeal but it just felt wrong from the moment it was mentioned.

 
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Name one thing you regret…

There really isn’t anything I regret, maybe not spending more time in Tofino!

 

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

The thing I am most proud of is that we stuck to our guns and did what we wanted. I heard so much regret from other couples saying “I wish we had something smaller and more intimate” or “I wish it was more casual, I didn’t feel like myself”. I think people spend too much time worrying about pleasing other people when they should just be doing what makes them happy.

 

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02
Dec 2013

Christina + Max

A Greek Wedding with a Perfect Venue and a Self Designed Wedding Dress

Christina and Max had two weddings; the first one took place in Paris, the second one in Greece. When the photographers Hanni & Marcus contacted me about these weddings, Hanni wrote “Christina designed both wedding dresses herself. She’s not a designer – but I think she should consider this career choice.”. Well, that pretty much sums up what I felt when I actually saw the dress! The post today focuses on their wedding in Greece; needless to say the backdrop is perfect, and this beautiful couple found the perfect venue to enjoy the scenery. Photography by Hanni and Marcus for Troistudios Photography.

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The wedding took place in Thassos, an island located in the North part of Greece, on August 17, in the church village, Sotiros. The bride is half Greek which is why this couple decided to have their wedding in Greece despite the fact they’re living in Qatar. Here’s more about their choice to get married n Greece and how long distance planning worked for them:
This is where my mother’s family is from and where I got to spend all my summers until now. Maxence, my now husband, has also fallen for the place and for the last 5 years has been more than happy to spend our summer vacations in my family home.
Leaving and working in Qatar, I can say that this was quite a challenge to organize a wedding in an other country! We had to rely on friends and family that leave in Greece to help us. We chose both the place and the catering company only based on pictures and phone calls. We were really relieved when we actually saw the venue in July, it was indeed a great place.
It can seem to much of a difficulty to put us through, but a wedding, when you decide to organize one, is about what is meaningful to one another. After hours of brainstorming it was obvious that we really wanted a wedding in Greece.

 
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Name one thing you regret…

Letting stress and panic overwhelm us when in the end you always find a suiting solution for everything, yes even for this huge problem you feel at the time will make you cancel the whole thing!

 

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

Being able to mix successfully French and Greek people who do not speak any common language and do not share the same party habits. You need to trust your guests, and when your part is done as a host there is no reason to worry about people having fun. They will!

 

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The word of the photographers.

The (second) wedding in Greece blew us away. Christina is half-Greek and they decided to get married on the island of Thassos where part of her family lives.
They found the coolest location and it was just amazing to see how all their friend came from all over the world and helped with everything. Christina and Max made us feel like part of the family. And we’re so thankful for their trust because we shot our first wedding videos for them.

More pictures on the photographers’ blog here.

06
May 2013

Joanna + Jaan

A Pregnant Bride for an Ice Cold Winter Wedding in Estonia

I know it’s May and I should stop blogging winter snowy weddings, because we all kinda wanna see some sun right now, right? But, you should also know Winter was quite long here in Europe (is it over?) and I could not resist this one. Also, if you’re looking for me next Winter, try Estonia. Seriously, what’s with this country? Style, Nice people, beautiful landscapes, killer photographers… as the author of this reportage, Gerry Sulp.

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Here’s the story, from the bride, of how they planned their wedding during Winter.

Our wedding took place in beginning of February and was planned so because of the hectic weather in Estonia. As our Summers tend to be rainy and cold, we set the date to February as it is the coldest month of the year. No mistake there – cold and snow are guaranteed. :)

I have to say that I had never dreamed of my wedding and it would be difficult to answer if we were asked about how it should look like or how we planned the evening. I actually just wanted to enjoy the evening as much as my guest with good music, wine and food. No shame to shed a tear or two if you are surrounded by your closest friends and family. And this is what we achieved.

 

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Name one thing you regret…

(Not only regrets here, but still…) We had trouble finding the place for the registration. Our wedding planner came up with the idea to build a glass tent and fill it with candles. And the outcome was amazing! Even more, we had an accident with electricity – just 5 minutes before the actual ceremony, electricity was gone. So the candles had even better effect than expected. Unfortunately we planned to show photos from our childhood until today, so this plan failed.

 

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

This was a bit of an unusual thing in Estonia: our wish was to have gifts which would not fit into an envelope. The purpose was to later enjoy the nice attentions our friends and family had for us. And the best gift was a love seat made by my friend; it was a wooden swing seat that we can hang to a tree at a place that’s special to us! Overall we were very blessed to have such a good helpers to plan that special day. Many thanks to all!

 

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