When we got in contact with Kata and Jin, first we only knew that the wedding will be held in Tihany – given our love for the Balaton region, it was a good starting point, for sure. When we met for a coffee and got to know more and more exciting details about the location, we have also discovered that we share the same feelings about the region. That’s where Kata started to show our country to Jin, and since then they become returning guests… :)
It was no surprise that the restaurant and terrace on the hilltop facing the Abbey and showing an almost 360° view all over the Peninsula, the lake Balaton and the surroundings was convincing… but when Kata proposed a location for the photosession we have never seen before, we were actually surprised. And we have to admit, the monk’s caves carved in the rocks absolutely worth a visit, the ancient stone walls and windows had their own, strong atmosphere – reminiscent of our childhood’s adventure books.
The almost a thousand year old Abbey itself was magnificent as expected – but we didn’t know in advance that we will find so heartwarming little details in how they were simply looking at each other. But we have seen, and brought to You something we found in their eyes. :)
The atmosphere was anyway great: the king of the dancefloor was without a doubt a Chinese Michael Jackson with a genuine Hungarian folk-art hat – strongly reminiscent of the groom himself. On top of that, this groom was clearly aware of all Hungarian wedding habits and customs: he was fighting hard and tactically to block any attempts on stealing the bride form the dancefloor – and he succeeded, even though it wasn’t easy. :)
Here comes the slideshow from this stunning location, with all tiny details of the wedding:
We have to admit that whenever a guy from other parts of Europe marries a Hungarian girl, and then moves to Hungary – he immediately gains our sympathy. This was the case with Robin; and even better: he was not only moving to Hungary, but the wedding was held outside of Budapest – therefore, showing all of his friends and family parts of the country literally invisible from other corners of Europe. And, as You’ll see, it worked well – it was a memorable wedding, for sure. :)
We had a really moderate demonstration of what summer means at the Great Plains of Hungary, and a remarkably beautiful, classical calvinist church – just to mention what catches the eyes first.
But there was much more than that – we always try to focus primarily on emotions, relationship and connection between the bride, the groom, the families and friends. And on that day, we had a special time in the evening, when everyone had the chance to congratulate, to have a few moments with the couple. Those were really heart-warming moments, we loved to be behind the lens… :)
We prefer the photos over words, so sit back and enjoy:
Clicking on the pictures makes them bigger! :)
If it was my idea, one could say using the bycicles is just a stereotype of the rest of the world about dutch people… but believe me, it was not coming from me. :)
Needless to say, the bycicles were classis Dutch (Hollander) bikes, Robin’s bike actually brought from the Netherlands itself… so a 100% real one. Must feel like a piece of home (especially after seeing him riding it on only the rear wheel – which seemed to be ridiculously easy, at least for him).
So I didn’t have do anything else just let them to have an evening off, hoppping on the bikes to one of the best parks in Budapest, the Margaret Island in the very heart of the city, and make some postcards with these lovely people in the frame. It was easy to enjoy, hopefully for all of us – let me show a few of my favourites below. I’ll be curious to see whether a bridal gown permits Vanda to ride her bike or not… :))