A slovenian wedding. Life and opportunities lead Tina and Saša to Switzerland but for their wedding, the couple decided to come back to their roots. If you google “The Vipava Valley”, you’ll quickly learn that it’s an amazing place full of Slovenian charm. The nature, the serene countryside, the cuisine & wines, and genuine hospitality make the valley ideal for vacations. And weddings, of course. Not to mention all the hidden corners along the river and an abandoned mansion that created a little photographer’s paradise.
I kicked off the wedding day at the groom’s house with a nice cup of strong Turkish coffee. Saša’s family was friendly and welcoming and as we sat on the terrace overlooking the Goriška Brda speckled with vineyards, orchards and small villages, they shared their sentiments with me.
After visiting the groom’s family and getting to know them a little better, I set off to catch the bride, as she was getting ready for the big day at her parent’s house, which is still under construction. I loved the contrast between the rugged exterior – the rawness of bricks, terra rossa and the interior – full of lovely, heart-warming details that caught my eye.
The official wedding ceremony took place at the Lanthieri mansion in Vipava. The string quartet built up the momentum with soft, romantic music and the air in the 17th century manor was thick with love and excitement. The guests came from all over the globe making the atmosphere and company vivid, which was a good foundation for the wedding party. The latter took place at a rustic homestead Majerija where they indulged us with the finest food and wine the region has to offer.
All in all, it was a quiet, easy-going wedding and I truly appreciated the relaxed atmosphere that followed us around from dawn to dusk. Another beautiful wedding is behind me and I am ever so grateful to have been a part of it. Thank you Tina and Saša, I wish you all the best.