"The best times are always found, when family and friends gather round."
- Author Unknown
Today I wanted to share with you some snippets from Raul and Melissa's Wedding at the Royal Pines Resort. It was a beautiful day and one where I really felt the strong family bonds within this close and loving Romanian family and their friends. A big thanks to Melissa and Raul for being so easygoing and relaxed and really just enjoying their day and being present throughout the moments of the day, and especially their couple session which was so enjoyable and so beautiful to witness.
You may notice there are no 'bridal party' photos, as the bride and groom decided not to have a traditional bridal party. In fact, Raul and Melissa's whole wedding was quite unconventional (in accordance with western standards). They had two ceremonies: one at home and then one with the reception, which was held during the day. And Raul and Melissa's couple photos were shot last, so they could just relax, take their time and enjoy the last rays of sunlight as a fitting end to their day. As a photographer, I thought that was brilliant, as it allowed more time to get really beautiful images! Who says you have to follow the norm?
I hope you enjoy these snapshots as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
Kerry :) xox
Black & White Photos
Bridal Preparations at Melissa's family home in Underwood
Romanian Marriage Ceremony at home with family
Ceremony No.2 & Reception
Group Photos...family & friends