Wonderful Wedding in Sorrento, Italy
I had the amazing opportunity to capture the precious moments that Erika Zombor Svetkovska and Adam Zombor shared on 21 May 2015. There is little doubt that it was a marriage destined to happen, regardless of boundaries and barriers, which made the occasion special to me as it is for the bride and groom. I was the man behind the lens, the Bristol wedding photographer the couple hired to document every special moment of their big day, but it turned out to be an unforgettable experience for me as well.
The beautiful bride Erica hails from Slovakia, while the dapper groom Adam comes from Hungary, making them the epitome of “bridging the distance” or of “two different worlds becoming one”. They met while working in a restaurant in Dublin, became best friends first before they got together as a couple. With romance taking time to develop and with friendship providing a firm foundation, getting married was the next best step to take. Because they come from two different countries, they decided to marry on neutral grounds. Sorrento, Italy no less. This led to them hiring me for a destination wedding photography. As someone specialising in Bath and Bristol wedding photography, I was more than happy to offer my services.
Like most weddings, it was a day full of excitement and drama, something a Bristol wedding photographer like me has an opportunity to witness and commit to memory. The day started out with the girls having their makeup and hair done in one of the beauty salons in Sorrento. Erica, however, was unhappy with the results and decided to wash it all off and then had her best mate do another one for her. Instead of a good Italian sunshine that everyone expected, it was a bit rainy which was a bit disappointing.
Despite the minor setbacks, everyone was ready in time for the wedding. The ceremony was scheduled about 1 o’clock with a proper Italian registrar and translator. It was quite a small and intimate wedding with just a few people in attendance. These included Peter Babik, Erika’s cousin who walked her to the wedding, the bride’s best mate with her boyfriend, and two best mates of Adam. Adam-Ervin Vincze and Andor Tatai served as witnesses.
Afterwards, I and the couple went for a walk around the venue where we took pictures that only the best Bath wedding photography can capture and be truly proud of. We then went to the car to get more interesting shots. To make the most of the opportunity, we took a little drive around before we all went back to the hotel. The couple got changed and then we all went to a restaurant to enjoy an amazing meal, one of the perks of providing a Bath wedding photography service. Of course, as it was a destination wedding photography, being able to visit Sorrento while working is a huge bonus.
Again, I would like to thank you, Erika and Adam, for choosing me as your photographer. I had so much fun working with you both.