We love to receive weddings in which the bride or groom is also a wedding professional. Having seen and been a part of so many weddings as a photographer, today’s bride had a very keen idea of what she wanted her wedding to look and feel like. The planning started with the perfect location: in their stunning home country of Montenegro. With stunning views of the bay and the mountains, this idyllic setting became the backdrop for their romantic celebration.

More from the bride:
We met each other when studied in the same university. It was so long ago that it seems that we were together all our life! Last August, when we celebrated our 10th anniversary in Paris, Nikita proposed to me at Etretat. It was absolutely unexpected and unforgettable – that amazing place, sunset and just us!

We have felt ourselves as a family for a long time already, so our wedding was just a beautiful celebration of our love, an opportunity to gather our closest people together.
As I’m a wedding photographer, I knew all about wedding planning and decoration and we decided to make as much as we could by ourselves. We live in Montenegro, so there wasn’t a question where to celebrate. We are very happy to live in such a beautiful place, able to enjoy fantastic views of the bay and mountains every day. I couldn’t resist to use it as an illustration for our invitations. We found a cozy little villa on the seaside with the same beautiful view to host our reception.
All our guests helped us to make that day wonderful! On the night before our wedding, girls were helping with flowers, boys with lights! It added an especially warm mood to our celebration and we are so grateful for all their help and support! I can’t imagine what we would do without a huge floral help from our friend, Karina!
To be honest, I was a little bit of a crazy bride. I wanted to control everything! We were so nervous about the weather forecast. Only on the wedding morning was I able to relax. I started that day with making my bouquet. It was raining, but I didn’t care. And after a couple of hours, it gave way to sunshine! The weather stayed lovely the rest of the day.
It was very interesting to be on the other side of the camera, and I really liked it! Thank you so much to our dream team – Jose, Mar and Max – for helping us to relax and feel ourselves so comfortable! And for saving these important moments in such beautiful way! 

Photography: Romance Weddings  | Event Design, Stationary, Bridal Bouquet: bride Sonya Khegay |  Flowers – the bride & Karina | Wedding Dress – Rhea Costa | Wedding Shoes – Aerin | Rings – Tiffany | Earrings – Rl Jewel | Bridal Robe – custom made, designed be the bride | Groom’s Attire & Shoes- Hugo Boss | Hair & Makeup – Olga Pichugina | Cinematography – Maxim Molchanov


Comments (7)

Heidi | Reply

Absolutely stunning! Soft and emotive … love! Best wishes to the charming couple!

Earcandy | Reply

Wow. The backdrop is absolutely gorgeous. Such a perfect setting for a wedding. I can’t get over how the mountains look with the water and the stone walkway. The fact that they had trees to have pictures taken under too means that the wedding was truly within nature. Speechless at how gorgeous it is.

Natasha Hurley | Reply

Aggghhhhh – wedding photographers who know a thing or two about how to stage and style a wedding make the best brides (heehee)!! I absolutely adore this wedding – thank you so much OnceWed for sharing it-this the reason I check in with the blog every day….to see inspiration, beauty, amazing vision and craft from superb photographers around the world. Wow. Makes me want to go out to Montenegro now too (with the Contax of course…).

Andreina | Fly Away Bride | Reply

Love the soft colours. Her dress is so pretty!

Philip Andrukhovich | Reply

No comments… It is the best wedding!
Congratulations Sonia & Nikita!
I wish happiness and love!

Sarah Chancey | Reply

Absolutely in love with these images. The serene water and majestic mountains as a backdrop to that floral arch, make for the best ceremony set up I’ve ever seen. This is just magic. Fabulous design work and layout on this. I always encourage our brides to pick a spot they feel like is beautiful before they do a thing to it. I think this would fit that description! ;) Cheers! Sarah Chancey of Chancey Charm