Kasia and Adam with Serendipity Photography

The wedding day of Kasia and Adam unfolded as an inspiring and enchanting event for all those who were in attendance. Serendipity Photography enjoyed capturing every special moment of the day, where blue skies and a gorgeous array of locations proved a stunning complement for the beautiful newly weds. The couple married according to traditional Polish custom, including unique traditions such as the Blogoslawienstwo blessing and sharing of bread, salt and wine.

The couple held their traditional Polish ceremony at one of Melbourne’s most elegant of settings: St Ignatius Church. Set high on Richmond’s Dockers Hill, the church provided picturesque views over the beautiful city. St Ignatius was designed by renowned architect William Wardell inspired from the French Gothic style. As Katarzyna and her bridesmaids pulled up outside the church, the grand bluestone exterior created a striking complementary backdrop against their elegant attire. The main sanctuary of St Ignatius is surrounded by four chapels which open up from it, resulting in a spacious and light filled room. The adjoining presbytery is very beautiful, and there is no shortage of backdrops for romantic couple shots and bridal party and family photography.

After the ceremony, as Kasia and Adam exited the church their friends and family celebrated the newly weds with the Polish custom of the coin toss. A variety of small coins were tossed at the couple (replacing the common confetti or rice!) as a symbol to ensure the prosperity of their union. For more stunning photography from Kasia and Adam’s day have a look at our accompanying page on St Ignatius.

Once the bridal party exited the church there were an abundance of picturesque locations in the church grounds and surrounding avenues, perfect for atmospheric and subtly light filled photographs.

Celebrations continued at the exceptionally elegant Leonda by the Yarra. The floor-to-ceiling pane glass windows in spacious function rooms provided beautiful views out onto the Yarra. Kasia was the picture of sophistication in her white gown — the light filled interior and chic décor of Leonda was the perfect complement! Guests enjoyed celebratory drinks at the glamourous marble bar. Kasia reminisced that there was no shortage of vodka at the celebration, many times throughout the night it was common to see a glass of the drink raised in the air accompanied with the festive blessing “Sto Lat!” a wish for 100 years for the bride and groom together. For more in depth information on Polish traditions follow the link here to Serendipity’s dedicated page on Polish customs.

Other gorgeous details include polished timber dance floor (an important feature later in the night!), elegant colour palate of pale creams, off white and marble, exquisite glass candelabra and rich draping curtains. These fine aspects as well as many more lovely details provide a myriad of backdrops, and subtle details in wedding day photography. The high white ceiling allowed for excellent lighting possibility for wedding photography, enviable location makes it prefect for a chic, urban wedding with soft, natural touches. For readers who are interested in learning more about this beautiful location simply follow the link to our main page on Leonda by the Yarra.

One Response to “Kasia and Adam with Serendipity Photography”
  1. Kasia 5 March 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    From the moment Adam and I saw the photos from our wedding day, we were immediately blown away with their quality, skill and overall brilliance. They captured our wedding day perfectly– both the traditional Polish customs and the Western aspects.
    The variety of shooting locations that we were able to go to meant that we had a myriad of wonderful photos that were interesting and varied.
    I could not thank Serendipity Photography enough– they did a fantastic job, leaving us with many wonderful memories that we are constantly looking back on.

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