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Cati and Damien - traditional romanian wedding

I can't believe it's been almost one year since we shot this beautiful, inspiring wedding!
Time and again I think about it and every time I smile. It was a very long and tiring day from a working point of view but it brought us such immense satisfaction to see the end results and to have been a part of it all.

Cati and Damien met at an international exchange program. Damien (he's a teacher in France) came for a summer camp with the school kids, Cati was their translator. 
Damien admits it was love at first sight. He knew he would come back to Romania to meet the girl that stole his heart and ever since they traveled a lot between Romania and France to be together until the day they decided to get married.

Their wedding was a blend of everything they love: traditions, dance, traveling and above all friendship that goes beyond the borders.
Their friends came from all over Europe to be at their wedding and they chose as location Sibiu, a city that has a special place in their hearts. 

It was such a pleasure to document such authentic moments. All the details and decorations were made with such care and attention and Cati made sure they had a perfect traditional script. Her costume was a hand-me-down from her grandma and they rented traditional homes in Muzeul Satului Astra as a traditional setting for their wedding. The wedding invitation and return gifts were made in collaboration with Liloobox .

The imposing Baroque church from Sibiu's Square was the place they chose to say their vows in front of God. Needless to say it was breathtaking.

To continue with the beautiful locations of their wedding they chose Brukenthal Palace from Avrig to host the wedding reception.

With a host of real friends no party can be boring so Cati and Damien were in for some surprises of their own when everyone started a flashmob on the beats of "Pharrell Williams - Happy" song. 

Everything was exquisite and organized with great care from the beginning to the end.

Cati and Damien you are one of those couples that we will hold dear to our hearts forever and ever!

XOXO
Lia & Laura

Special thanks to the teams of people that made this day possible:
Brukenthal Palace from Avrig- venue
Invitation and return gifts - Liloobox
Wedding Faeries - photography & video

liloobox invitatie traditionala
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muzeul satului sibiu
Sf. Treime Sibiu
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Brukenthal  Avrig

 

 

Love story at Rapa Rosie

When I first saw Maria and Sami I tought... this is how love looks like . They go so well toghether , their happiness is contagious and they are so sweet. 

Maria wrote a few books, I remember we were talking about that in the car on the way to Rapa Rosie; she was so sweet that at the end of the shoot she gave me 2 copies of her books. She is a very talented writer and Sami supports her in every way. 

You cannot get past these two and not admire their joy for life and the way that they enjoy each other. They just make you  smile and eek all the time.

The shoot was an adventure. It was so hot in the middle of day. We started as a story and we ended up with 4 endings , 4 very happy endings :)

 Romania has so many beautiful places and combining the love of two sweet people with the greatness of nature, I mean...what can a photographer want more. Nature is always beautiful and this particular location was indeed something special.

Maria and Sami thank you for letting us capture these moments.

xoxo
Lia & Laura


Woodland love story photo session

We had a plan to have a gloden themed love story photoshoot in the pine tree forest. The only problem was that every shop we went to was out of Ferrero Rocher..what?!!... so we did what we do best - we improvised.

Alexandra and Radu were so patient with us throughout the photo session. They trusted our vision and everything unfolded naturally- just the way we like it!

 

The weather saved us a nice surprise when the overcast sky suddenly cleared to reveal the golden light and the two of them just shined in every photo.

At the end of the shoot we rushed up on a hill to catch the perfect sunset.