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married: i’m sticking with you – mateusz+ania

I’m sticking with you, cause I’m made out of glue – The Velvet Underground

This was the song both the newly-weds walked out of the church after they were officially pronounced husband + wife:)

A different cultural, a different language…. it didn’t stop me. This is my first Polish wedding I’ve captured and I am definitely looking forward for more to come. It was a wonderful experience and a great pleasure to shoot this wedding. I met Mateusz and Ania last year during my first visit to Poland. Little did I know they were getting married this year and after some discussions and showing them my work, I was booked.

I admit I was terrified of course but I love the challenges. I was briefed on the schedule and also I have friends and family of theirs to explain to me what was going on which was very very lovely and helpful.

I started off at their home where the make up session begins. Ania had to go to the saloon to get her hair done so I started roaming around their very lovely home and started photographing all the details (except Ania’s gown which was in her parent’s home) and the make up session with Ania’s mother, sister and maid of honor and also the groom getting ready. It all happens so fast with zero time for any portrait sessions before, after and during the ceremony and reception. It was a crazy day running around but the wedding was full of fun, happiness, love and craziness at the photobooth! Yes, there’s a wedding photobooth with some funky props!

The wedding invitation card was DIY by Mateusz himself. He is a storyboard artist and his work is so beautiful!!

Drawn by Mateusz again on a huge chalkboard wall right at their kitchen. Lovely isn’t it!

I heart the heels! So freaking ADORABLE!! They have it in RED AND CREAM too!

My jaw literally drop wide open when I saw Ania’s headpiece. I LOVE LOVE LOVE birdcage veil!!

Yes yes, I have the permission to show publicly this adorable putting-on-the-gown moment with Ania’s mother:)B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L

My favourite shot of the day, a very sweet moment with Ania’s uncle & grandma which reminds me to ask if anyone have a grandma & grandpa who can’t shower enough love for each other and would love for me to photograph them? I’ll say YES to you!!

He is the coolest priest I’ve ever met in my whole life!! Full of warm lovely smiles and the best, he gave me the permission to roam freely, anywhere in the church including on the altar!

It was a pretty gloomy day with light showers but during the ceremony, the sun decided to come out for awhile and wish these two lovely couples it’s warmth G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S light!

Throwing rice at the newly weds was something common at a wedding but they threw coins at the newly weds too! Now that is something new to me! Any weddings culture that throws paper money? I’ll love to marry in your place:)

This was something different for me as well. It is common in a Polish wedding that after the ceremony ends, guest will queue up to give flowers, hugs and 3 kisses on the newly weds cheeks.

Ania’s mother & daddy… it made me go Awwwwwwwwww……………….!!

……..And the FUN begins at the PHOTOBOOTH

I’m really honored to be given the opportunity to capture a wedding that is totally unfamiliar to me. It was a super great experience and I can’t thank Mateusz and Ania enough for their trust in me:)

Location: Warsaw, Poland / Lokalizacja: Warszawa, Polska
Ceremony/Ceremonia ślubna: Wigry Pokamedulskim
Reception/ Przyjęcie weselne: Makata Studio

Second photographer for ceremony: Artur Sienicki

MGSeptember 1, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Wow what beautiful photos!! The bride’s dress is just stunning and exactly what I have been searching for – are you able to tell me the name of the designer please?

rubyyeoSeptember 1, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Thank you for your kind words MG :) The bride’s dress was custom made. I’ll let you know who is the designer when I find out from her :)


rubyyeoSeptember 12, 2011 - 11:52 pm

Hey ya MG, here is the designer for the bride’s dress:


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