Destination wedding photographers Katja and Simon were part of this intimate and amazing mountain wedding on Uskovnica in Pokljuka, Slovenia, to capture the nuptials of Meta and Albert.
"The area where we were is truly unique," Katja remarks. "Slovenia has just recently been discovered as a destination wedding location, but most of the weddings happen in Lake Bled. Meta and Albert love nature and traveling and always imagined their wedding day would take place in an inspiring landscape. Their mission was that they would gather people that mean the most to them. When they started organizing their wedding, their first choice was the island Karpathos in Greece. With a lot of struggling, they considered other options, and finally, they decided to hike up under the mountains and say 'I do' in the little chapel on Uskovnica."
In writing to Katja and Simon, the bride says, "We both love hiking and spending time in the mountains, where nature offers some of the most spectacular spots and views. It was clear to us from the start that our wedding would take place in such a location, surrounded by mountains. All of the most important decisions in our relationship were made hiking to Uskovnica, and the place is certainly special to both of us."
Meta wanted the wedding invitations to have a special twist, she says. "We were looking for a designer who could draw our wedding story. Since we did not find anyone in Slovenia, we looked on Behance and found an amazing Italian illustrator, Claudia Brodin. She is the owner of the brand Mondo Mombo. Her unique idea, where the invitation included the key points of our theme and included all of the senses to properly appreciate the invitation, was sold immediately. Our invitations were placed in small boxes (done by Albert), with moss that invoked a nature escape, and our illustrated faces on the path to Uskovnica and the chapel there turned out perfectly. She also draw a design for stamps, which we pasted on mugs, the cotton totes and on the boxes filled with tea."
Their wedding theme, says Katja, was inspired by nature and its simplistic, rustic feeling. "They wanted to share the feelings of relaxation and a coming-home atmosphere. Friends helped them collect moss, roots and cones. It turned into beautiful decorations by their florist."
Preparing everything (coloring mugs, making from wood stands and reels, sewing bundles, making boutonnieres) was special, but as the bride told her photographers, their favorite moment was right after the ceremony, when, she says, "we could sit in the grass and eat with our friends and family from bundles. That was such a natural and enjoyable moment that we will cherish forever."
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Cameras: Nikon D750, D800, D600
Lenses: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8, Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 PC-E, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8