COMING HOME …
This year I have spent more time living abroad than at home. 18 years ago at the age of 18, I left my home town Spisska Nova Ves in Slovakia . Result of globalisation, destiny of many young people from Eastern Europe trying their luck in the West. Who are we? Where do we belong? Am I still a Slovak? Of course I am based on my Passport, but where does my heart belong?
Lately I was lucky to accompany a wedding of my home town friend Adka. After many years once again shooting in Slovakia. It felt warm, despite the rain. It felt close, it felt right. Speaking in a dialect that you picked up from your parents and grandparents. No need to look for jokes or trying to fit. Because you just fit, effortlessly. It felt like undressing your culture coat and feeling your own skin again.
But enough of sentimental bull-sitting, Adka and Vincenzo’s wedding was a sweet cherry in this wedding season cake. Both relating to former Czechoslovakia, found their luck in the far Switzerland. For their wedding they found a hidden gem in the Village of Hermanovce, The castle Pechy. Formerly used as a hunting spot, today if offers great options for private weddings in the green.
The party was double L (long and legendary) and fueled by the swing and sways of the plentiful SWAYBAND. Dancing creations of the family members were nothing short of the Slovak Hockey Team and the passion of the young lovebirds climaxed in a messy cake fight.
It was not easy to leave the party,
and it was not easy to leave the country.
Thank you Adka and Vincenzo for having me, I wish you a happy ride on your Route 66.
If height would be measured by the size of the heart, Carla and Michael would most probably end up like giants. Both talented musicians, the couple prepared a wonderful, intimate wedding in the woods of Vienna. People started gathering in the evening and the ceremony took place in a glass house beautifully decorated by Eventschwestern with candles and flowers. Guys from Hy kitchen Foodtruck provided for tasty food and their truck added to the easy going mojo. Actually it was the very first wedding in the new wedding destination Donati garden. I think the location suits very well smaller weddings, that wish to have privacy and are in love with nature.
Dear Carla and Michael, during the couple shoot I could cut your love and passion for each other with a knife. I wish that it will stay like this, many years to come. Thank you for your trust.
Location Garten Donati
Annika’s and Frank’s wedding was nothing short of LEGENDARY, but let’s get some structure here. This are the things I especially liked on this wedding:
Annika and Frank are those people, who you wish to spend your free time with. Open minded, warm, easy going and ready for every joke. Their good look didn’t hurt as well.
Frank’s uncles and it is not only because of their red Porsche (thanks guys for fulfilling my childhood dream), but because they were so supportive.
The view from Weingut Wailand overlooking Wien
Kaffe-Mobil von Hornig. I saw this thing for the first time on a wedding and think it is an excellent add on, especially for outdoor weddings.
Architecture, food, overall MOJO and Nike in Salonplafond.
Annika’s wedding gown. I am not an expert in dresses, but when I saw it, it hit me like a brick from a roof. Great design by Rue de Seine. Happy drooling ladies :-)
Finally the whole wedding troop. I felt like at home.
But enough of chitchat, buckle up and enjoy the ride
There is something about the Italian temperament and food that somehow slows you down and makes you enjoy life more…La Dolce Vita!
Nina and Max chose Villa Arcadio to celebrate their love with their friends and family. Situated just above the Garda lake, it offers beautiful views on the Italian landscape. The wedding was relaxed and full of laughter spreading over the neverending dining table.
I wish the couple many happy years together and slice of Dolce Vita on their day-to-day plate.
Videography: Oliver Marc
Catering: Villa Arcadio
Was für eine schöne Hochzeit. Verknalltes Paar, tolles Wetter, traumhafte Location und Gäste die für jeden Spaß zu haben sind. Was will man mehr :-)
PS: Wenn ihr euch über die Fotos mit Tomaten wundert, Peter ist der größte Produzent von Tomaten in Österreich. Das Paarshooting in dem 9 ha großen Glashaus war ein echtes Erlebnis.
Location: Schloss Raggendorf