So how did we get to photographing this Split City Museum Wedding?A few years ago Jerry did one of those “where should you live” quizzes on Facebook and the result for him was Slovenia. We had never heard of Ljubljana, but it seemed like a place we actually would like to visit. A year later, when our past clients Kristin and Carman Kobza told us they we buying a house in Croatia, we thought it would be the perfect chance to see Ljub and explore some of Croatia since the Kobzas had been raving about it. Short story, we fell in love!
Because we are wedding photographers, all we could think about now was photographing a wedding there. We came in contact with Paula via Facebook. She was looking for a photographer and we were looking for a bit of an adventure. We hit it off great with Paula. She is a straight shooting adventurer herself with a creative imagination. After a few Facebook chats and a Skype call we knew we were going to photograph her wedding, all that was left was the details. Armed with a Sharpie marker we assaulted our 2016 summer calendar and with a red marker we wrote in Split “Croatia”!
We arrived in Croatia after a short stop in Milan, which we highly recommend. Paula’s driver collected us at the airport and drove us to the medieval costal town of Split. The beautiful stone buildings, crystal blue waters, and busy open market shop owners bustling around. The driver stopped the car on a cobble stone street just outside the palace. We met Paula and to say were were excited would be an understatement. She was radiant, intriguing, warm, and welcoming. It felt like we were seeing a family member we hadn’t seen in a while.
When we met the groom, Paul, we were impressed! This was a groom with style. High fashion and a true gentleman’s charm. From Scotland, works in Dubai, lives in Croatia, marrying an Australian, hires American photographers, This guy was the most interesting person in the world.
The wedding was a dream. Medieval castles, Emporer’s palaces, Croatian singers “Klappas”, Kilts!, Bag Piper, and locals dressed in stunning fashion. It was our first time working with Sharlene from Untamed Adriatic on this Split City Museum Wedding, but it will not be the last time. She was on top of it! Walk throughs, timelines, last minute requests! Did I mention it rained yet? It did. It was a perfect life lesson that no matter how well we plan things it can all change in a moment and just like Sharlene did we all just have to adapt to the situation and thrive.
The rain only made the night more romantic. Guests danced the night away on the rooftop at Paradigma and continued the party downstairs in the main floor. The owner’s of the restraunt displayed the epitime of hospitality and gave the guests a meal and night they will never forget. Weddings and moments like this are why we love being photographers.