When Marta and Jakub first got in touch with me about their wedding, I was thrilled! They were planning such a fun hotel wedding with a church ceremony and evening games for the reception. Marta and Jakub are the loveliest people, I’m delighted to call my friends, and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!

The excitement before the wedding

I started at Mansor hotel in a bridal suitcase, where Marta, her sister, and sister in law were getting ready together. It was so relaxed with chart music playing§ in the background, it everyone was in a good mood. Marta wore a strapless white A style dress, and Jakub wore a navy suit from Hugo Boss – they looked super dapper. When both of them were ready, they have met in Marta’s room, waiting for their parents to give them a blessing before they step into the church. It was super emotional for both the parents as well as the couple.

Getting hitched

The wedding ceremony took place at the church and parish of Saint Katarzyna in Warsaw. It is the oldest parish in the Mazowieckie region. The service was carried out by a priest who married Jakub’s parents and which I thought was just so touching and personal. During the vows, Marta couldn’t hold her emotions and cried her eyes out. After the ceremony, they were both greeted with confetti cannons, and then we travelled to the reception venue.

The afternoon

The wedding reception took place at the Mansor Hotel, a lovely venue on the outskirts of Warsaw. As we have arrived, Marta and Jakub got welcomed by their mothers with bread, salt and vodka, which is a traditional thing in Poland. Judging by the picture, I guess Marta will be the head of the house!

It was beautifully sunny and also an extremely hot day! While the guests enjoyed the cocktails, the couple mingled and laughed with their family and friends.

If you love Polish cuisine, then you would be in love! They have chosen traditional chicken soup and chicken kiev for the wedding breakfast, and it was gobbled down in seconds by everyone. If you have ever attended a Polish wedding, you know that many more dishes served throughout the night too! Afterwards, the couple cut the wedding cake, and the DJ played all the best songs to get everyone dancing. They also had evening games, which was a great laugh. Before the party was fully on, we also gathered everyone outside the venue and did sparklers!

What they said

“We can’t thank Karolina enough for her professionalism and involvement in making our day special. From the engagement session to the last minute of our wedding party, she had everything under control, making it a less stressful time for us. The fact that my husband, who doesn’t feel comfortable when being photographed, enjoyed every second of working with Karolina tells a lot. Both family and friends are super happy with the photos taken. The excellent mixture of artistic and “ordinary” photos makes it a special memory for us. We can strongly recommend Karolina and will be certainly using her services in the future.”

Are you currently planning a wedding and still looking for a wedding photographer? You have come to the right place! My wedding dates for 2022 are filling up fast so don’t hesitate to message me via my contact form for email me on karolina@kayzieba.co.uk . I look forward to hearing from you!