We have closed this year’s wedding season in Budapest, on a cold but heart-warming autumn Saturday. I was especially excited about the wedding, as we classmates with Zsófi at the university – thus, it was an honour for me to photograph her wedding with Domi.
Zsófi was getting ready for the big day at her best friend’s apartment, in a house just under the Buda Castle. The huge rooftop terrace gave us a great location to shoot some cool images with Pest under our feet (literally the best view You can imagine about Budapest). Unlike Zsófi and Domi, we were happy about the wind, as it really brings life and adds some drama to all pictures – wind is the photographer’s best friend. :)
Despite the wind and the rain, Zsófi and Domi were posing in front of our cameras without any complaints. After a successful creative session they even had some time to take a rest before heading to the city hall – as we can see, Domi happily lived with this opportunity.
As photographers we are always trying to capture those special moments that reflect the feelings of the couple and the atmosphere of the event. When Zsófi signs the wedding registry with tears in her eyes definitely counts to these special moments.
After the ceremony the newlyweds headed to the Kopaszi-gát riverside park with their guests to celebrate the wedding party. There were many (funny and emotional) surprises organized by the guests for the couple during dinner, after which a crazy party followed until dawn.
But let’s not boost the excitement any longer, here are the long awaited photos of the day as a short slideshow – and also a set of our personal favourites below.
We had the chance to photograph an international wedding again – and even though the names give a hint, we have to start the guessing game: what do You think, where did they come from? :)
The wedding itself was fun (among others) exactly for the reasons you would expect from Italians. First of all, how to start a wedding (right after the tie was tied by/with your best man): of course, with an espresso! Then, of course, a huge and vital group of friends, a day full of little stories, people hugging each other like brothers; kids running-jumping-playing everywhere – taking control even over the dancefloor, and falling asleep late night… sometimes right on the dancefloor, or just next to it. :)
Obviously, such an Italian groom needs to have a good reason to find a Hungarian bride (and family) – and here, he had a good reason for his choice. That heartwarming family where Tünde comes from is perfectly introduced in the “getting ready” photos, with (also) the father of the bride (*) setting the dress on his daughter with full concentration and a superwide smile; and (as it is possible to realize after such a short time we spent together), Tünde has the most loving brother of the whole wide world . :)
(*) we have to tell everyone, that the Hungarian language is not only super-complicated, but at least it has lovely nice words; for instance the father of the bride is called “örömapa”, which means something like the “joyfather” or “father of joy”
After all, it might be easy to understand, how this bridal portrait below became one of my favourites of its kind: all of that fun in the eyes, the playful little pieces of the hair, all that supernatural smile – everything is packed here what made us to really love Tünde after knowing her for a single day. Federico definitely has much more to tell about her, as he had and will have much more time to spend together… :)
There’s nothing else left, but the wedding slideshow, and a set of our favourite pictures below (just click on the thumbnails to make them bigger!):
Budapest is a stunning, beautiful city – a statement easy to agree with. But if I say, it’s calm, quiet, relaxing and allows soul-refreshing walks in the middle of the city, around the oldest bridge, the Castle Hill or the old tunnel: that sounds much more surprising or even questionnable. However, it’s true, but needs a good alarm clock, and strong commitment. Tünde and Federico had the strength to start the day really early, and I’m very-very thankful to them. In the past few years, I had many photoshoots in Budapest, but these pictures here are my long-time favorites. :)
Photos of the wedding itself are coming soon (literally knocking on the door), but in the meantime, give yourself a little time to enjoy the wake-up of our beloved and beautiful city, and the beauty of relationship and connection with the slideshow and our favorite images below:
Clicking on the thumbnails opens the wide-screen images! :)