There is so much to say about this amazing Serbian Orthodox wedding!
Daniella and Dimitrije are just a match made in heaven! Our morning began with wedding prep, Daniella had a lovely few hours of getting make up and hair done. She also had family and the bridal party with her while she opened her wedding gifts.
The Serbian traditions were amazing to witness and the way the proceedings went was very different to the weddings we are used to.
For example, we are used to seeing the guests gather at the ceremony venue and wait for the bride there. The family and friends at this wedding all went to the grooms house at first. Pre-ceremony shots and traditional music were on the cards for the groom as he chatted with family and guests. After that the procession made their way to the bride’s house.
There is also an old practice in which the “Buying of the Bride” takes place. Now, this is only done for fun these days, to calm the nerves we suppose! So the groom ‘buys’ the bride from her brother. We love that the tradition and culture is kept alive!
Dmitrije waited patiently outside with the guests as his bride was bought outside to him! It was lovely to have a bride and groom see each other before the ceremony, it’s so rare we get to see that!
Then it was time for the ceremony at the Serbian Orthodox Church in Leicester’s cultural quarter. It was beautiful and incredibly traditional – with the joining of the right hands, the crowns and a lot of singing.
Mr & Mrs Sirovica left the church in a stunning open top classic car and headed to their reception, where a cake and plenty of dancing awaited!
Congratulations to the happy couple, thank you so much for having us. It was a pleasure to capture your unique day on film. We hope you have a long, happy life together as husband and wife!