Villa Dalmacija in Split is a special place for two of us cause it was a venue Martina and I had our own wedding reception at, along with the most casual whole-evening party with our closest friends and family. So when Ana and Ivan contacted us only 20 minutes after Ana said “Yes!” in Dubrovnik on that 2016 New Year’s Day, asking us not only about our availability that summer but also info about Villa Dalmacija, we were so happy and pleased that it also made such a strong impression on them back at our wedding.
Their wedding plans from the very start included nothing but completely relaxed fun time. Two of them successfully showed all of us what it is all about when it comes to wedding planning. Their most important thing was their wedding ceremony, in a beautiful venue of Ivan Mestrovic Kastelet on the south side of Marjan Hill, conveniently located just next to Villa Dalmacija. The fact everything was walking distance contributed greatly to such a relaxed atmosphere, but the greatest deal of the casual vibe, the whole day long, was coming from bride and groom themselves. Random white flowers for table decoration and bridal bouquet bought that morning at some wholesale greenhouse, beautiful comfy wedding dress and informal groom’s suit, wedding cake picked the last minute before the cutting, from all the beautiful cakes their guests brought as gifts, decorated with Lego cake topper made by Ana’s niece, the whole decoration done by themselves and their close friends and family, acoustic guitar session in the middle of party to sing along with their favourite people… No wonder we could fit in so easily and that we were free to do whatever we wanted with photography at any point of the whole day. We used it as much as we could and created their story, reminding ourselves of our amazing day along the way.
The cruel winter is on at this very moment here in Europe. We hope that these photos will bring you some warmth, with both beautiful sunny weather shown on them and the feeling of strong connectionand loads of love that was so obvious throughout this amazing day.
Ana and Ivan, it was (and it will stay) the great honour to photograph and keep as a memory your incredible wedding day. Once again thank you for that.