Jurmala beach wedding
Summer ends so quickly here. Rain invited itself for this celebration day but who cares, nobody complains this is not the matter this day. In Latvia people enjoy the time spent together. See people laughing, smiling, bringing tears in bride’s eyes. It is so warm and intense.
Even the manager of the Semarah Hotel was nice and helpful to let us shoot the first look in the movie theater as it was clear we could not do anything outdoor because of the non stopping rain. Though the clouds decided to give us a break and we managed to do the couple session in the forest and on the beach with only a few drops, a miracle. This couple is really one for another. It was a pleasure being their photographer and depict this love, simple and true. I’ll grab those words from Kathleen Edwards song: “You don’t even have to speak if you keep looking at me.”. It says it all.
A few tips to understand some pictures. One usage is to present to the newly wed a piece of bred. Each will take a piece, the one who gets the biggest determines the sex on their future child. A boy the biggest ? I need to make that point clear. With them there was no doubt possible.
Second usage that differs a bit from the weddings I report is the toss the bouquet replaced by the bride holding the bouquet linked to the brides maid by a ribbon. Only one is effectively tied, and guess what, the one who gets the bouquet is the one who is holding the tied ribbon to it. Very practical when you are indoor all the time.
It was a fun day sure, guests coming from everywhere, our couple currently living abroad. Friends from their youth, friends from work, family all met back in their native country Latvia. The fun was to follow up for me every step of the day when all was in Russian. It went very fine, just a bit funny when everybody was gathering for the group picture when I was still snapping around here and there then realizing everybody was waiting for me… A bit confusing, but nothing that bad I insure you as I was there before everybody was effectively ready thanks to my very little and funny notion of Russian.
When leaving such a wedding, I am at the same time emptied by the energy you spend all day capturing pictures and filled with emotions that keep your mind flying long after the event. It is sometimes difficult to come back on earth.