Andreeas and Alexandria in enchanted Copenhagen, on their first wedding celebration.

An american girl and a romanian boy meet in a danish city. The rest is history. Well, the start of their history at least. And because we know you all are probably not gonna read a 300 character post, we'll keep it short. Andreeas and Alexandria sure have a story to tell, and not just the story of their wedding day. As photographers we sometimes feel the heavy burden of telling a very realistic story, but the truth is, any story we try to tell is just a small part of a much bigger picture. That's why, finding friends and lessons to learn in every interaction with our couples is the most precious thing we can expect from our ''jobs''. And the hope to be part of their beautiful stories.

We've met Andreeas a few years ago and heard a lot of nice things about him before we actually met him, and all the conversations about him started with how big-hearted he is. Hard to believe in this age of self sufficiency. Anyway, we met him, and honestly guys, the stories don't make him justice. So warm hearted, loving and caring for everybody, but especially for his fellow Romanian people. Such an inspiration. Later, we met Alexandria as well, and we immediately saw why he would choose her. 

So, here we are. Very honoured to be part of this small part of their story. One of three wedding celebrations? Here is their Copenhagen wedding.

Nina+Ionuț - București, România

Cu o seară înainte de nunta Ninei cu Ionuț, eram la Alba Iulia, gata de odihnă după o altă nuntă și ne tot gândeam la cât de mare e Bucureștiul și cum am putea surprinde ceva special, unic din el în ziua ce urma. Am găsit repede răspunsul. Poate nu e cel mai reprezentativ loc pentru București (voi, bucureșteni, nu săriți încă) dar spre surprinderea noastră, a ajuns să fie cel mai reprezentativ loc pentru Nina și Ionuț. Să mă explic.

Este vorba despre Escape Rooms. Un joc în mărime naturală, mai exact o cameră, unde rămâi blocat pentru o oră și trebuie să încerci să ieși folosind indicii, intuiție, imaginație sau în cel mai rău caz, butonul de panică. Oricum, jocul în sine și experiența aceasta sunt destul de motivante și antrenante. Acum, închide doi oameni îndrăgostiți și doi vânători într-o cameră relativ mică. Miza crește exponențial. Dar nu despre asta vreau să vorbesc. Ceea ce vreau să spun cu adevărat este că nu poți scăpa de dragoste. La propriu. Dacă te-a prins, te-a prins. Indiferent de indicii, de intuiție sau de imaginația ta, nu există cale de scăpare. Butonul de panică nu funcționează. Cel puțin nu cum ar trebui. Frumusețea dragostei chiar stă în felul ei insesizabil și irezistibil de a ne acapara ființele în totalitate. Și sincer, ce poate fi mai frumos decât să fii închis într-o cameră cu cel/cea pe care o iubești, și indiferent de străduințele tale, într-un final înțelegi că nu are rost să mai încerci să scapi, să cauți indicii, să-ți folosești intuiția și imaginația și te lași pur și simplu păgubaș? Nu e asta de fapt  ceea ce ne ține împreună? Nu e asta căsnicia? 

Într-un final, deși am ieșit din cameră, Nina și Ionuț au rămas acolo. Da, s-au lăsat păgubași și au rezervat camera pe viață...pentru ei nu mai există scăpare. Priviți începutul poveștii lor împreună...

Susanne+Oliver - Laxenburg, Vienna

When we document and post something on our blog we hope that we can be true to what happened and how it happened, but most of all, be true to the people that it happened to.  I started writing this post three times and somehow all three versions of the introduction to this particular story were thrown into the void of an internet crash. Seems like my love-hate relationship with the virtual world is giving me some time to process and rethink what I want to share with the world. Because once you give something to the internet, you can hardly take it back. 

So, here I go again. (hitting the save button every two minutes)

I hope i can repeat this as many times as i feel the need to. We love people more than we love what they can offer us. And although this is a constant refrain in our home, it is also a constant struggle. Showing and giving love unconditionally is not an easy task. It is something we want to do, but often times fail to do. It is something we are learning to implement in our relationships with our couples, as we learn to implement with each other, our little boy Ezra, our family and friends and so on. Often times though it is refreshing to come across people who try to do the same. And setting the stage for what i am about to say, please keep in mind that we are talking about weddings, the one day or days in our lives when we feel entitled to be loved, adored, taking cared of, served, and so on. And this is totally understandable. It is our special day, our dress, our guests, our pictures, and so on. We were pleasently surprised and swept off our feet and cameras when we met Susanne and Oliver and realised that however ironic this may sound, their day was not just about them. In fact, their day was more about their loved ones. And not in a selfish, ''oh, i want them to see how cool i am, and i want them to be impresed''  kind of way. Yes, your wedding day is about you and about your love and vows and the hope for the future. But also, you surround yourself with the most important people in your life, you might as well show them some love. Susanne and Oliver have this unique ability to embrace people and make them feel loved, appreciated and encouraged. We felt this on our own skin and felt humbled and inspired not only to document it, but to keep persevering in our own love for others. 

Everytime we leave a wedding, i try to hold on to a feeling, an emotion, something, anything to help me have a fuller memory of the day, the wife, the husband. Sometimes it's a song, or a smell, a theme, anything. I left their wedding feeling loved. Truly. And that in itself is a pretty good story for us to tell and keep telling.

Oh! By the way, the music you're about to hear is recorded on site, and is mixed with sounds from the day. This wedding  was a magnificient blend of the oriental culture, food and music that we love so much and the western culture that we have to love so much. Anyway, hope you enjoy it as much as we did. And don't be afraid to let yourself feel the rythm, and imagine the smell and the taste of the food.