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.