Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Vinterbryllup i Megève - Frankrike av Aneta MAK


NWB har lenge vært betatt av det magnifike arbeidet til fotograf Aneta MAK. Hun er fortreffelig dyktig i sin sjanger; hvor hun fotograferer med Fine Art film, og hennes enkle og delikate tilnærming blir drømmende eventyraktig. Hun gjør virkelige øyeblikk til drømmer vi andre kan ta del i. Vi er så stolte over å kunne dele dette vakre bryllupet med dere. Brudeparet Kate & Rob inviterte vennene til en drømmehelg i den vakre lansbyen Megève i de franske alper. Ikke bare er omgivelsene nydelige, men alt av detaljer fra A-Å treffer oss midt i hjertet. Invitasjonene fra Paper + Cup Design er helt ettter vår smak, det samme er brudens elegante kjole med tilbehør fra fantastiske Le Spose di Gio. For mer vakre detaljer; nyt bildene og les historien deres, sammen med en varm kopp gløgg.

BRUDEPARET FORTELLER: "A lot of our friends already know we met six years ago, in the summer of 2006. The first question we usually get is, "Why did it take four years to actually date?”  If you ask Rob, he’ll say, “an 8-hour time difference and an 11-hour flight.”

On a trip to London (from Kate's then-hometown of San Francisco), an evening of watermelon martinis and dancing at Boujis led to Kate and Rob's first meeting through mutual friends.  The following weekend, fate brought them together again in St. Tropez for a whirlwind party that sealed the friendship and kept the two intermittently in touch for the next four years.

Despite the holiday coming to an end, the seeds were sown for what ended up being a truly international love story, full of planes, glamorous destinations, and finally, 2 weddings on 2 different continents. To alleviate the travel burden on their families, the couple split their wedding festivities into two parts: an intimate, family-only celebration in New York City, followed by a friends-only celebration and ski weekend in the stunning village of Megeve in the French Alps.

Friends from across the globe - San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, New York, London and Paris - gathered two months later for their own festivities at modern chalet-style resort Alpaga, overlooking the picturesque, cobblestone village of Megeve.  The weekend began with a Thursday evening local Savoyard wine tasting alongside traditional raclette, followed by a fantastic evening of speeches and local Savoyard cuisine on Friday overlooking Megeve at Le Refuge. Saturday's candlelit ceremony (officiated by a mutual friend), preceded a 5-course dinner carefully prepared by the resident star chef Christophe Schuffenecker (formerly of San Francisco's 3-Michelin Star Aqua, now Michael Mina), which included a French wine pairing, cheeses, pink spun-sugar roses (to match the flowers), and a traditional French wedding "croquembouche" at each table.  Dancing lasted into the night, in typical French fashion, until 4:30am.

"The best part about throwing two weddings is being able to focus on family - and then friends - in two different settings.  That, and watching our friends from around the world meet and get to know each other...it was amazing to see the people we love have such a great time, forming new friendships and keeping them, independent of us.  That's how we knew the weekend was a real success."

LEVERANDØRER: Bryllupsfotograf: Aneta MAK Photography // Brudekjole: Le Spose di Gio // Brudecape med hette: designet & laget etter ønske av bruden hos Le Spose di Gio // Brudens sjal: Le Spose di Gio // Brudebelte: Le Spose di Gio // Brudens hansker: Vera Wang // Smykker & Øredobber: (1) kjøpt fra Jenny Packham, selv om de ble designet av en ex-designer for Chanel - (2) vintage spesialdesignede diamant øredobber arvet av brudens bestemor // Brudens sko: Jimmy Choo og Miu Miu // Brudens antrekk på fredagens middag: Emilia Wickstead Bespoke // Brudens jakke: Delphine Manivet // Brudgommens Antrekk: Dress fra Dolce & Gabbana // Brudgommens sko: Prada // Brudgommens slips/sløyfe: Lanvin // Mansjettknapper: Lanvin // Fredagens Lokaler: La Refuge // Lokaler vielsesseremoni & Catering: Alpaga - Megeve // Invitasjoner & Print: Paper + Cup Design // Kalligrafi: Hazel Wonderland 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Elegant og Sofistikert Bryllup av Rares ION


Vi elsker dette sofistikerte bryllupet som er sendt til oss av dyktige Rares ION. Ikke bare er bruden slående vakker i sin elegante & enkle brudekjole fra Ana Alexe. Det vakre brudebeltet og ryggen på kjolen er til å gjøre oss målløse. Bruden har også et like vakkert navn: Georgiana. Andrei & Georgiana giftet seg i Bucurest i september, i en storslått seremoni og bryllupsfeiring. Bildene viser også at deres kjærlighet tydeligvis er 'smittsom', for bildene av gjestene oser av varme kyss & kjærlighet; We Love! For det er uansett det bryllup handler om; kjærlighet med stor K.

FOTOTGRAFEN FORTELLER: As a wedding photographer we often happen to participate in 'blind dates' ( most contracts are signed via email, Skype, etc.). The wedding photo story of this couple is very beautiful, and I think that nothing in life is random. Shortly after Anthony's July wedding at Mogosoaia Palace, Bucharest - Andrew called me to talk about a weekend in September where he would be the groom. Georgiana will not ever get bored in his company ( shown even in photos ), because Andrew can be found in the definition of the word "merry". I imagine that a man so jolly accompanied by a bride and wedding so well organized can almost not be outdone.

As Georgiana had the same last name as mine ( a story only ) was another detail that I felt close to my heart. The wedding would also be held in Mogosoaia, a perfect location in terms of view of from a wedding photographer.

We met in Bucharest the day before the wedding and we began to organize the photographic standpoint. If Andrew is that guy full of life and just the thought of him entertain me; Georgiana was the epiphany of delicate elegance. It was chemistry between them as a couple and us, at first sight, and I strongly believe that emotions are captured photographically beautifully when this bond exists!

We really liked the well organized wedding, their family, print & decor, the religious ceremony with the sky changing, magical texture a few times, a helicopter above the ceremony, and all the love and 'Love stories' captured during the reception.

Georgiana & Andrei; dear parents and guests attended, thank you for the opportunity and we wish you all the best in Cluj!

LEVERANDØRER: Bryllupsfotograf: Rares ION og Daniela ION // Brudekjole: Ana Alexe // Sko: Coca Zaboloteanu // Hair: Florin Noje, Manifest // Blomster & Brudebukett: Floraria Iris // Gifteringer: 77 Diamonds // Brudgommens dress: Tudor Personal Taylors // Brudgommens sko: GEOX // Bryllupskake: Sweet Ela // Musikk: Andrei Ilau // Location: Palatul Mogosoaia