Autumn wedding in the Dragon’s Garden | Geani & Norbi

Exotic looking and inspiring autumn wedding

The autumn wedding of Geanina and Norbert will always stay with us as an example of how to savour each moment spent with your loved ones. Even though Norbi works as an engineer at a Rolls Royce unit in England, and Geani studies medicine in her final year, the distance was not an obstacle for the couple, but quite the opposite: a reason to cherish the time spent together. And so, on our way to the to film a few creative frames with the couple, Norbi told us how his apartment from England was empty on the weekends, and how he accumulated a lot of flying hours back home each Friday . The special relationship between the two was also evident while we were filming scenes during the after shooting. The couple was relaxed and acted naturally in front of the camera,  while we shot the video frames at the so-called Dragon’s Garden, in the middle of awe-inspiring autumn scenery. 

Wedding rings on branches - autumn wedding

The wedding day was all about emotions and happiness.

The wedding day unfolded entirely in Satu Mare, a multicultural city in the Northwest corner of Transylvania. The chosen location for the autumn wedding reception was Majestic Restaurant. During the whole day, the bridesmaids played a special role, helping her with the preparations as well as delivering a little speech when the groom appeared. And what about their plans for the future? The next year will be further spent as a long-distance relationship until Geanina graduates from college. Luckily, there are more and more flights connecting Transylvania with Western Europe! And, because we already know that distance does not frighten the couple, their honeymoon will be spent in exotic Mauritius, an adventure planned for the winter holidays.

Wedding in Transylvania | Ramona & Raul

A casual yet energetic wedding in Transylvania

Another wedding in Transylvania, in the town of Satu Mare, that is very dear to us is the one of Ramona and Raul. Besides the fun party on the music of XXL Band, the wedding was also a history tour of the surroundings. This also was very fit for the couple’s personality, as they are both travel enthusiasts and love to explore new places. Therefore, the filming contains moments from both the Karolyi castle and the roman-catholic Calvaria church. The passion for travelling was also evident in the decorations of the party held at Esedra restaurant’s, Monte Carlo room. For example, we enjoyed a lot the photo collage placed on top of the candy bar, as well as the caricatures of the bride and groom holding direction signs on the wedding cake.

Bride getting ready at a wedding in TrasylvaniaIn addition, Ramona and Raul have moved to Denmark, and so the guests were from both Transylvania and basically all other corners of Europe. Although the number of guests was not big, the party was very exciting. There was a lot of dancing on the music of the excellent cover band XXL, and everybody enjoyed themselves, so almost endless opportunities to capture amazing shots for the wedding video. It was a wedding day on a late September Sunday, and the preparations were done simply, with the help of friends, at Hotel Poesis. The religious ceremony was held at Calvaria, 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. The church, recently renovated, is considered an emblem of the neolithic style; currently, the church also serves a German parish.

Filming & photo shooting at the Karolyi castle

After the ceremony, we planned together with our photographer friend Tiberiu Görbe a photo shooting at the Karolyi castle, during which we could also do a little videography work.

Karolyi Castle aerial view in Carei, Transylvania

The castle is located is in Carei, a city 35 km away. The castle, built in a baroque style and recently refurbished, is one of the most visited places in the county, surrounded by secrets and legends. One legend claims that prince Rakoczi rode off on his horse during wartime through a mysterious, impressive 5 km tunnel. Another legend tells how the castle’s cellars host huge treasures confiscated and stored by the Nazis. So it’s a lovely sport for doing creative shots for a wedding in Transylvania. During the photo shooting, we only chose to wander through the garden that is home to diverse species of plants and trees, as well as explore the interior exhibiting furniture from the XVIII century.

Travel themed decoration at a wedding in Transylvania

Baptist wedding with lots of joy and love | Daniela & Sabin

Baptist wedding with an amazing couple

Thanks to the very own nature of our activity as wedding videographers, we have the opportunity to meet a lot of amazing people, and Daniela with Sabin was no different at this lovely Baptist wedding. The filming of the wedding, or more specifically the after-shooting, was held in one of our favourite places: the Karolyi Castle from Carei.  We also got along perfectly with the couple as both of them are calm, nice and their love is still pretty much innocent and honest till this day. This was especially visible during the after shooting video session when they were focusing just on each other and there was no schedule or other moments to pressure us in any way, so we had the opportunity to film some nice shots with the bride and groom perfectly relaxed. This shooting was actually held on a different day than that of the Baptist wedding, as there was some distance between the castle and the venue on the wedding day. The castle was recently renovated and is a very appreciated place in the county. The rich history as well as the legends create a special mysterious aura, attracting many visitors. And it is a great place for romantic shots!

The reception of this Baptist wedding was held at the Crystal Restaurant in Satu Mare. We liked a lot how the two made the wedding arrangements, as everything was prepared with attention to detail.

Daniela, originally from Moldova, and Sabin, from Satu Mare, have been living for many years now in Belgium. He is working and she is a student. Therefore, there were quite some guests from abroad. During the wedding, we worked along with Rad Ligia and her husband who were the photographers charged with creating memories in the form of still images. Their work is wonderful and they are both extremely nice, so we definitely recommend checking out their work.

Special wedding ideas for the reception

Creative wedding ideas for Baptist weddingAfter the preparations, the Baptist wedding started with the religious ceremony held at a local Christian Baptist Church. The reception, at Crystal restaurant, was elegant without being fancy. An interesting detail that we highlighted in the video is the (photo) frame with the wooden set of hearts. On these hearts, the guests could write personalised messages from the wedding, which were then thrown on the frame. We found the idea highly original and a beautiful wedding memory as well as a nice opportunity for the guests to express their creativity. In addition, there were many activities, including creative games for both children and adults. The songs were live contemporary christian music songs played by the the tallented Andrei and Camelia Ciurdas.

Rings of a Baptist wedding

Wedding videographer in Cluj | The wedding of Alexandra & Alexandru

Team player as a wedding videographer in Cluj

DaVinci Cluj, the elegant restaurant featuring panoramic views as well as a splendid garden, is the perfect place for people who love nature, such as Alexandra and Alexandru and also a perfect spot for a wedding videographer in Cluj to shoot fabulous memories. The wedding’s event planner, Geta Ungurean, together with her team, intuited this perfectly when organizing their event at this venue, that gives you the feeling of intimacy and quietness, yet it’s so close to the heart of the city . What we noticed and enjoyed was the extreme attention to details as well as the personal touch that Geta subtly incorporated, and which we tried to capture in our wedding film as well. However, both for us and for our friends, Stefan and Andra, from Stefan Fekete Photography, the biggest advantage of the external organization was the joy and peace of the couple, which translated into a very natural and relaxed event.

Our bride and groom are passionate about nature, they are the typical travelling couple if there is such a definition anyway. So the shooting on the wedding day took place in the botanical garden of Cluj, where the two also met for the first time as we orchestrated a nice first look scenery for the bride and groom. Between the shooting and the religious ceremony, the civil ceremony was held, officiated in the central park by the City Mayor himself. The party, at DaVinci Restaurant, which presents amazing opportunities for any wedding videographer in Cluj, was exuberant and full of dancing, thanks to Arpy & Zip Band who created the perfect party atmosphere, so we were able to blend in perfectly with the guest and film some amazing party sequences.

Wedding videographer Cluj - DaVinci wedding venue

Hobbies and passions reflected in the wedding details

Alexandra and Alexandru have a variety of passions: they love traveling, sports (especially hiking and skiing) as well as nature. And, since we are interested in the very same things, we enjoyed looking at the spinning Earth globe next to the candy bar and the little framed tree that encouraged us to try all the delicious cakes. Nevertheless, our favourite part was the wedding favours, in the form of a little Sequoia tree. The couple fell in love with this plant during one trip in San Francisco, and so they got the idea of this wedding memory that lasts… 3500 years and must be planted in a pot. Thus, the wedding favours were not only highly original but also environmentally friendly. Personally, we can’t wait to see what they will come home with from their next adventure,  Machu Picchu!

Travel themed wedding in Transylvania | Luminita & Madalin

Accessories of the travel themed wedding

As videographers, we enjoy filming not only weddings but also beautiful cities and countries, so a travel themed wedding is a nice combination of these two. We simply love to travel, and so weddings that have a travel theme are always close to our hearts. Thus, we were very glad when Luminita and Madalin proposed to us to be videographers at their wedding in Satu Mare, at Crystal Restaurant. The event was organized by wedding planner Ioana Mihet and included plenty of elements about travel. The guests were not seated at regular tables but instead “visited” islands such as Seychelles or the Island of Cuba. In addition, the decorations included a stylish miniature travel suitcase on the candy bar and an Earth globe. But our favorite accessory was a wristwatch whose hand ended in the form of a small airplane. All the details were perfectly in line with the couple’s personality, as Madalin runs a specialized travel website with tips & tricks about plane tickets and other travel tips, which can be accessed at

Travel themed wedding with decoration in Satu Mare

Wedding planner for a carefree event

As mentioned above, the travel themed wedding was organized by I, a wedding planner from  Cluj-Napoca. Ioana’s service was a gift from the godfathers after they have been thrilled with her services and planning skills at their own wedding. From the preparations at City Hotel to the religious ceremony at the Orthodox Cathedral and the first look in the small wooden house of the hotel’s courtyard, everything ran smoothly and without haste. After the religious ceremony we held a shooting at the Cathedral before we headed to the restaurant. The party was very animated, also because of the cover band Aldo Blaga & Tzika Sax and the renowned DJ Dacian Codreanu. Overall, we felt that the presence of a wedding planner was a very welcomed addition at this travel themed wedding. We were especially happy because there was sufficient allocated time for each part, which also helps us with planning and the bride and groom were perfectly relaxed and confident that everything will be fine. Moreover, Luminita and Madalin could enjoy their big day without worrying about every detail or small aspects of organising things. And Ioana is not only a meticulous professional but also a very communicative person with great attention to detail, who, in her words, tries to move past cliches and create a very customized and unique wedding.

Sonia & Tamas | Lovely autumn wedding in Satu Mare

Filming at one of the most modern venues in Satu Mare

What we really enjoyed in filming at Sonia’s and Tamas’ wedding was it’s really classy atmosphere. Nevertheless, it set the tone for a really fun and lively night. The couple held the event in Satu Mare, in one of the newest and most modern wedding venues in the area: Simfonia Ballroom at the Esedra restaurant. It was a beautiful day in the beginning of october, warm with clear skies, giving a summer feeling and enhancing the cheerful mood.

Wedding venue in Satu Mare, Simfonia ballroom, Esedra restaurant

Touching first look in the church

The bride and groom prepared locally, at their respective places. Then, the two met at the church, where the religious ceremony commenced. It was a beautiful moment, everybody being clearly very touched throughout it. The bride had a red rose bouquet, which in combination with the dress made for great captures for us and for Virag Botond, the photographer.

Bride getting ready, being helped by her mother

The party started with a very elegantly performed dance by the couple. It was catchy and soon afterwards all the guests were enjoying themselves on the music played by the XXL band, one of the best cover bands in the region. They also travel to other regions like we do for videography, getting regular requests and in addition, they are renowed for the unique atmosphere they create and the lively interpretation they offer. The excellent cocktail bar was very praised and supported the fun atmosphere. It was indeed a very successful party where everybody had a a lot of fun.

Mountain wedding the Southern Carpathians | Andreea & Iustin

We love filming weddings that are in serene places, and the beauty of the Parang Mountains, one of the highest mountain ridges in the Southern Carpathians, was hard to rival in the case of this mountain wedding. Andreea and Iustin celebrated their wedding in Petrosani, a city surrounded by a deep green landscape, with lush forests and beautiful churches. The couple has been for many years together until they decided to get married. Thus, they wanted their wedding to be something really special. And indeed it was.

Mountain wedding - shooting with the couple

We had our first discussion with Andreea and Iustin via Skype. We still remember how easygoing it all was, and how down-to-earth and nice they were. Fast forward a couple of months and we were on our way to this mountain wedding together with our friends Stefan Fekete and Dumitru Andra. They are a couple based in Cluj and they are amazing wedding photographers. The road to Petrosani was incredibly congested due to heavy traffic, so we were all very relieved when we finally got to the hotel and met the couple for a short briefing.

The ceremony and the shooting on the wedding day

The next day started with the usual preparations around 12. Iustin first saw Andreea at the religious ceremony in the church where the bride according to traditions entered the church together with her father.  The whole event was very elegant but kept simple, which made for a very classy and emotional note. Regarding this romano-catholic ceremony, it was probably one of the best we have ever attended: the priest’s speech was both impressive and funny, and the conveyed ideas had a long-lasting effect. Afterwards, we held a video shooting session with the couple in some nearby locations and then headed for the party.

Hotel Rusu, mountain wedding venue

A wonderful tent to celebrate this mountain wedding

The tent where the celebration took place is located right next to Hotel Rusu and offers an amazing view, especially during sunsets which exactly matched the reception time in our case. Later on the party was very animated, with a lot of dancing. The music consisted of a classical part (played live) and the lively party songs mixed by DJ Cristian Daniel Rusu, a very talented DJ from Cluj. Another highlight was the show made by two artists who juggled with fire and torches and left everyone amazed for a couple of minutes. We remember being in awe at their skills too and thinking about what a beautiful and special wedding night we were filming.

Fire dancers at mountain wedding

Adina & Dragos | Wedding in the Carpathians at Casino Sinaia

The organizing of the event at the Sinaia Casino

The wedding of Adina and Dragos was very special to us: it was the first event where we filmed with aerial shots, and the location is a paradise for videografers like us: the Sinaia Casino. This place, situated in the heart of the Carpathian mountains, approximately a one and a half hour drive from Bucharest, has an impressive architecture inspired by the famous Monaco Casino. The casino was once a favorite place of the royal family, and it maintains an aura of elegance to this day. And its biggest advantage is the fact that it can host all the stages of a wedding. For example, Adina and Dragos made the preparations, the civil ceremony and the party all within the casino building. Moreover, the photo and video shooting took place in the quiet and lush park that also belongs to the building. For the party, the couple chose the Mirror Hall, an astonishingly decorated space of 650 square meters that can accommodate 350 guests.

The decorations inside the Sinaia Casino and the Mirror Hall

Our description of the event would not be complete without mentioning the details of the superb decorations we had the pleasure to film. The reception of the guests was in the elegant lobby that featured a red carpet and white marble columns. A piano player welcomed the guests with classical music. The lobby connects to all the other halls, including the Mirror Hall. At its entrance there was a board that showed where each person was seated. The hall was decorated in pale pink and white, colors which matched the flower bouquets in the candlesticks and the reflected lights on the bas-reliefs on the walls. In the middle of the room was the dance floor and the stage with all the accessories for the party concerts. Adina and Dragos added to the elegant note of the event a classic black vintage car in which they arrived from the church to the party.

The religious ceremony in Sinaia

The event began for us the previous day, when we drove to the city of Sinaia with all the equipment. At 11 A.M. the next day, the preparations commenced inside the casino. The civil ceremony was held in the lobby and was followed by a short photo and video session. Before heading off to the church, Adina changed into her wedding dress. The religious ceremony took place at the Saint Ilie Orthodox Church from Sinaia. At the inauguration of the church in the beginning of the 20th century, king Carol II was present, which showed the importance of the church for the community. We were very impressed by the paintings in fresco that took two years of work, as well as by the multitude of candles that were placed inside the church. In addition, we liked a lot the discreet bride’s and groom’s table, where the couple stood with the godparents and which was elegant through its simplicity.

The party at the Sinaia Casino and a diverse team

At the wedding we worked along with fotografer Gabriela Matei from photochic, a dedicated professional who has won many awards and is part of fearless photographers. The supplier team was diverse, coming from all corners of Romania. The guests danced on the cover songs of No Stress Band from Bucharest, whose lead singer participated in the famous contest The Voice of Romania in 2014. Also from the capital were the photo suppliers and the people who were in charge of the music. The decorators and the suppliers of flower bouquets were from Cluj, and the vintage classic car was brought from Iasi. The party finished with one of our favorite moments: the launch of tens of colorful LED balloons, which took off in the sky and contrasted splendidly with the white of the casino building.