One of the best things about my job, is that I get to experience an array of cultures and it is a true celebration of family traditions and love. Not long ago, I was fortunate enough to witness and capture the love story of Shashko and his bride, Rebecca. Their wedding was a big and elaborate Macedonian wedding that included the flavours of their culture.
Their private and intimate ceremony was at the Macedonian Orthodox Church of Perth called Saint Nikola. It was absolutely beautiful with tear-jerking moments throughout. I was especially touched when I witnessed the emotion in Shashko’s face as he saw his beautiful bride walk down the aisle. Life is about capturing moments like this.
We took some fabulous candid photos around Brookfield place and then we went to Joondalup Resort for the reception! Wow – just wow! Being a big Macedonian wedding, everyone was dancing like it was their last night on earth. The vibe was so infectious, I snuck in a couple moves too. 😉
Personally, my highlight was learning so much about the Macedonian culture. One tradition that stuck with me is that the groom has to shave the morning of his wedding. The shaving of the groom is a celebratory custom that takes place, in ancient times it was believed that a groom could be so nervous on his wedding day that he could cut himself, hence the need for a steady reliable hand.
Thank you to the beautiful couple for including me on this auspicious day. It was such an honour to learn about your culture and to celebrate your love. Wishing you life long happiness :). Til next time.
Wow this has certainly been quite a wedding season indeed. One of my recent highlights includes the wedding of Flora and Junior! The best wedding days are the ones you can never truly prepare for, you just have to allow the day to eventuate. There is a certain type of magic when it comes to going with the flow. The most candid moments are captured that way.
I was completely blown away by this wedding, there were a lot of tears at the ceremony and reception, with so much of raw emotion and beautiful energy charged throughout the day, it was hard not to walk away with so many cherished feelings. The wedding was held at Crown and by night, the reception became one major dancefloor – which comes as no surprise as Junior is a renowned DJ.
During the day we also managed to sneak over to His Majestys Theatre for some photography fun. For those of you who don’t know, this is one of my FAVOURITE locations. It is especially dreamy for those rainy days.
We also made a little trip to maccas for some photos for sentimental reasons – the duo actually met there!
Thank you to the beautiful Flora and the ever-charming Junior for including me on your big day. I cannot wait to see how your romance blossoms through the years to come. Your love story is an inspiring one and am so thankful you allowed me to capture it.
And they lived happily ever after…
The incredible Saeed and Alaleh had their jaw-dropping Persian wedding with their family and friends not long ago. It was so touching to witness how close they all are and how integrated they are with eachother’s families. I loved shooting their love at Caversham House, this location never ceases to amaze me.
If you can recall, I did their pre-wedding shoot on Trigg Beach, check it out here and learn more about thier gorgeous love tale: https://www.jasonsoon.com.au/blog/a-coastal-engagement-shoot-on-trigg-beach/
The couple are Persian, so their beautiful big Persian wedding was nothing short of excellent. Honouring Bahai traditions, the ceremony was incredibly intimate and heartfelt. We then explored around and took some amazing candid shots before we made our way to Crown Astral for the reception! I snuck into the reception before all the guests arrived to capture the eye-catching decorations.
The reception was a fairytale in it’s own right. There were some light-hearted speeches and some unique dance moves. A night to remember for sure.
Thank you to the gorgeous couple for making me a part of your special day.