Martina & Nikola | Riverside Golf Wedding

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2019 brought so many amazing people to my life! People whose stories I had a privilege to document in my own way. So many of them said – do your thing, we trust you!
Not Martina though – she was keen on trying to keep everything in check and under control ๐Ÿ˜€ She would stress about the flowers, about the dress, shoes, venue, weather, people – I mean everything! Luckily Nikola is so easy going and confident everything is going to be fine. He told her:

“Don’t worry honey, everything is going to be perfect?”
“How can you tell?”
“I’m marrying you. That’s all that matters!”

I knew it right away – Nikola is her kryptonite. She can’t resist him. She’s madly in love, and they are beautiful and perfect together. Honestly, the way the compliment each other is astounding!

Film style Love Story

Their love story is a filmic one. They met shortly in 2012 just before Martina left for Dubai working as a stewardess. Nikola caught her in his eye right away but timing was obviously not right. Like everything in life, I believe that if it is meant to happen – it will happen. (remind me to tell you Team Trifunovski Love Story one time – it’s proper definition of stars aligning ๐Ÿ™‚ )
They haven’t seen each other for years! And then, love intervened AGAIN – they met in 2016 at her brother Mario’s wedding.

Fun fact – Mario is like 3,5 meters tall (he’s not REALLY 3,5 m tall, but he’s like – properly tall)

I digressed – anyway – at that point their love blossomed! They started dating and Nikola proposed in their small flat a year+ later in 2017. He presented engagement ring alongside plane tickets to Portugal. Gotta say, the man got style ๐Ÿ™‚

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We met in 2018 for a coffee in Potter caffe in Zagreb. Her energy was captivating! What I appreciated most when meeting them is the fact she is not shy to say anything that’s on her mind! Such people are rather rare nowadays – NEVER lose that Martina <3
Other thing that I noticed right away is that it was actually Nikola that contacted me first via FaceBook. If I had to pull statistically men vs. women it’s probably 90-95% women who make first contact ๐Ÿ™‚

That blew my mind, and I knew right away he was 150% involved in this wedding, and I knew I wanted to work with them!
Luckily we clicked instantly and they booked me that very evening! I was over the moon! Not only I get to work with 2 amazing models, but I also get to spend evening with kick-ass team on Riverside Golf and Krivi Smjer Band.

Krivi Smjer KILLED it (as per usual to be honest. I’m still waiting for a bad wedding while they are rocking). Dance floor was full entire night which translates into great dance photos. Honestly, Marko and crew make my work so much more easier. If you are looking for a band for your wedding and/or event you should check them out. You’ll see some of my images on their web ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been bashing about Krivi Smjer so much, I forgot to praise the team at Riverside Golf. They did amazing job! Entire day without a single hiccup. Really kudos to Marijan Galiฤ‡ for assembling such a great team of professionals.


The Big Day at Riverside Golf

Martina and Nikola got ready at the Golf Villa on the golf courses. I love working at the hotels, villas, castles etc because it’s usually lit fantastically. Big windows, no obstructions but you get to control the light spill with the blinds. You can focus the light and almost mimic the speedlight – big fan of that! <3

Martina was really anxious on the day of the wedding. There were a hiccup or two at the beginning of the day which really got her of the tracks, but luckily, your favourite wedding photographer has a solution for that! It’s my little secret, my friend Mr.Jack Daniels =) (Alcohol usage is heavily encouraged during the day, especially with nervous newlyweds ๐Ÿ™‚ )
When the guests started to arrive at the Villa (and the church later on on the Upper Town) everything turned into an even flow. It all simply clicked to the very end, and fun was about to commence!

This Riverside Golf wedding is for all of my clients who love the idea of having fun. Want to have fun? Get in touch and let’s make your story together =)
Also, I already shot a wedding at Riverside Golf and blogged, but last time it wasn’t in the big tent but in a Le Jardin Country house. Check it out here ๐Ÿ™‚

Allow me to take a moment to talk about Riverside Golf Wedding Venue

Riverside Golf Wedding venue is an amazing location for you to get married on the very edge of the City Of Zagreb, located just a tiny bit south from Arena Zagreb sports venue and shopping mall. Riverside Golf offers 2 options for getting married on that location (fun fact – there are 2 more Golf venues. One in Zapreลกiฤ‡ I shot a wedding too last year plus on in WestGate shopping mall opened at the very end of last years season called The Loft. Now THAT I can’t wait to see and shoot at. Industrial design, modern, remote – my kind of venue! If you’re getting married there – drop me a note, let’s connect and write your story together <3 )

The options for getting married on Riverside venue is a big tent on the meadow which can accommodate up to 600 people (I honestly think I don’t know 600 people personally to invite to wedding ๐Ÿ˜€ ) and a smaller “cottage” option for more intimate weddings called Le Jardin (where I also shot a wedding a couple of years ago-check it out here).

Timeless elegance, brilliant service and food, breathtaking location with a lake, huge meadow and golf carts – you can’t miss with it! Whether your wedding is big and flashy, small and romantic, traditional or modern – Riverside Golf got you covered.

All you got to do is place yourselves in more that competent hands of Marijan who is their Master of Ceremonies and tell him what do you want. They can organise everything you can think of – trust me, I’ve seen it ๐Ÿ™‚

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