The wedding! That is such an exciting event for me, even though I’m not one of those girls that have planned their big fairytale-like wedding in their childhood. More than the wedding itself I cherish the moment when we agreed to spend the rest of our days together. After all, this event is about celebrating the two people that love each other dearly.
For our celebration, we wanted to choose a place that is meaningful to us. Just a nice but random place wouldn’t do. We like places that reflect history. They can be modern but they have to be charming. That can be influenced by the stuff. However, at a wedding, there are so many different people and that kind of charm usually doesn’t happen.
For us, the right place was the abandoned Haludovo Hotel, which used to be the pride of the Adriatic Sea. When we found it, we didn’t know that. It was a lucky find while we were on our holidays on the Croatian island Krk. That place was rising from the neglected greenery and still proudly presenting its abandoned beaches.
Even though no one cared for that place in ages, we were impressed by it! We didn’t think twice and entered the abandoned place. The only thought that was going through our mind was: “How is that possible?” It has a perfect location, the sea is so clear that it is a joy to swim in it, and the building was obviously meant for something important. After our tour, we started asking around what was that about and we got some very interesting answers.
So why did we choose this godforsaken place? Because we liked it! We found that connection we were thinking about and its turbulent past is a reminder that strong roots are more important than a head high up in the sky. Each person values something different. I don’t expect anyone to understand us.
The way how nature took over the decaying building and street artists got a place where they can express themselves brought to life the bone structure of what once used to be an extravagant place. However, there is nothing fancy about having a chance of the roof falling on your head and that was our biggest issue while planning the wedding. Luckily this 1.5 kilometers long stretch of buildings has plenty of big trees around and we found a perfect place in their shade.
Now, we are focused forward and both of us agree that for a successful marriage a lot of hard work is needed. Even though you put a lot of effort into a relationship and cherish it, it can be hit by unpredictable circumstances. If the connection is strong and based on pure emotions from each side then I believe in a happy ending.
We are a soul mates, so all we need is just listen to our heart and take every opportunity the life gave us. I think it is not a coincident we found each other… An I am glad we did. Not just found each other, but also get the hint and do it right! Well, we are married. Now what? I know what. We will just listen to our hearts and travel. I like food and nature, he likes spirits and nice things. So why not to live for those things. What should be next? Singapore is nice I, heard.
For our wedding, we want the best photographer available! Well, You know Ian. His eye is sharp and when he saw some works of Kaja Bozic aka “Nasprot’sonca”sonca” he was decided in a second. Her style and naturality is just top class. I don’t need to explain if we were happy with pics. Do you like them? Here is a link to the gallery, where you might see more of them. All photos in this post are work of Kaja Bozic.