Goja and Nick first met when their families came to Canada from Yugoslavia. At the time Goja thought of Nick as just an older boy with an annoying brother. Years later, they ended up at the same university and since they had already known of each other, their familiarity bonded them and then sparked their friendship. Friendship turned to love and the rest was history. Their original wedding plans were abruptly changed so they had to make some last minute changes all while working full time and Goja was finishing her masters – not an easy feat but these two were in happy spirits when we met up to chat about their big day.
This was the first Serbian wedding that I’ve photographed and I was blown away by the importance of family and friends. Those rosemary corsages are made for family and close friends as a thank you and a sign of love and wedlock. This was also a group who knows their liquor and there was no shortage of shots throughout the day – my kind of party! When I first saw Goja in her dress I was speechless – she looked incredible and it was like that dress was made for her. These two looked like they belonged in a magazine! Before the ceremony they opted to take photos at Lowville Park which provided gorgeous backdrops including that stunning hill covered in wildflowers. You could tell how much fun these two were having; they just enjoyed each others company. I’m sure I’ve said this before but I really do luck out with the couples I get to photograph – I’ve never met a more easy-going, relaxed couple – they really made my job easy. I’m so happy that everything worked out for them in the end and they were able to pull together an amazing wedding in such a short time. Congrats to the two of them.
Goja and Nick’s wedding wouldn’t have been possible without these incredible vendors:
Venue: St. Naum Macedonian Hall
Church: Serbian Orthodox Monastery
Flowers: Flowers by the Dozen (Burlington)
Caterer: Mary’s Catering
Dress: Jenny Packham