Personal and Polish for Anna and Jakub
I absolutely loved the approach Anna and Jakub took to their wedding day on November 18th 2017, with it no doubt being more than 100% about comfortability and making things personal than about conventional expectations. There was so much laughter, joy and fun that they epitomised exactly how a wedding should be.
Let me start by saying that the happy couple approached me just two weeks before their big day, asking if I could capture their moments from beginning to end. Originally from Poland, but working and setting up their lives in England, they had been planning a trip to Perth to visit Anna’s best friend Martha for some time. It was only in October they decided they would spend their time in town getting married – but when you’re in love, and in a beautiful part of the world, time does not bear importance, and hey, why not, right?!
It was the most perfect weather to celebrate their commitment to one another. The day before had predicted a thunderstorm, but thankfully the sun shone bright and Perth well and truly put it on for them.
Given Anna and Jakub were only in the country for five days, they could not have come at a better time, and with the smallest of ceremonies held at Our Lady Queen of Poland in Maylands, the bride and groom were off to a beautiful start.
Anna and Jakub spoke fluent English, but the entire marriage ceremony was held in Polish. I understood not one single word, however one of the best things about photography is that verbal language isn’t needed when it comes to storytelling through pictures. Martha and her partner Tony acted as witnesses, and it was one of the most intimate, personal ceremonies I’d ever been a part of.
Seeing as Anna and Jakub were only in Perth for a few days, it seemed appropriate to allow for photos to be taken across a wide variety of locations, including Hyde Park, beautiful Kings Park, iconic Crawley Boatshed, the Swan Brewery and City Beach. No more can be said about the perfection in the backdrop that was presented by Kings Park (thanks to Mother Nature for this one!), with the Jacaranda trees in bloom and blanketing the ground with flowers of blue-purple brilliance.
It was almost like the location was specially intended for them, the blissful couple looking like they belonged amongst the colours that complimented their boisterous personalities. And as busy as most places were that weekend with tourists and other weddings, one of the loveliest gestures was the waiting crowd allowing my bride and groom to cut the queue for photos at the boatshed.
But what would a visit to Perth be, and even a wedding for that matter, if not for moments on the beach? City Beach was the perfect location for Anna and Jakub, and they were such a fun, engaging couple that there was certainly no holding them back when it came to splashing in the water and enjoying the west coast.
Needless to say, Anna and Jakub were an incredibly relaxed, easy going and fun couple to shoot. We even ended the day with all three of us taking some selfies!