Wedding in the woods | Zsófi & Laca
Two artists opting for a wedding in the woods
Zsófi and Laca decided to make a wedding in the woods that was nothing short of show performance. And the selected locations, from the Medieval Cistercian church of Bélapátfalva to the De La Motte Castle and finally Oxigén Hotel in Noszvaj, were a perfect choice. As can be seen in the wedding video, it was a bit challenging but also extremely rewarding to do our videography work in these beautiful locations. It is actually natural for their wedding to be rather eccentric, given that the bride and groom are both artists. Zsófi actually started her singing career at an early age and ever since music is her life and passion while Laca is, too, a musician, playing the guitar. At the moment, the couple is living in Austria, where they further pursue their passion for music. The two of them also surprised the guests by singing and playing songs themselves during the wedding. They held mini-concerts oftentimes during the party, including at their wedding dance.
Arriving at the wedding ceremony on horseback
Another artistic aspect was the groom’s outfit: because he has been passionate about horseriding since his childhood, Laca adopted apparel that reflected this hobby. In addition, while Zsófi was lead to the altar by her father, Laca arrived at the church riding a beautiful horse. Here he saw Zsófi for the first time in her wedding dress, so the couple’s first look actually happened in front of the altar, in one of Hungary’s oldest medieval churches. In fact, this was their desire, to prepare individually and then to meet at the ceremony. This whole scenario offers also excellent options and angles for us to film at this lovely wedding in the woods.
The church is actually, one of the most well-known touristic attractions of the area, was home to the Cistercian order beginning from the XIII century. Inside the building also lies the oldest organ from Hungary, a reason to host many yearly concerts. As can be seen in the wedding film, the civil ceremony itself took place on the ancient ruins that date from those centuries.
Filming creative shots our wedding in the woods
After the ceremony, the wedding continued with a reception at the De La Motte castle, a beautiful property situated in Noszvaj. The castle, built in the XVIII century, exhibits a collection of wonderful paintings. Here we filmed many of the sequences of the highlights video, while photographer Lisa Prins held a short photo-shooting. Lisa, originally from New Jersey, met Zsófi and Laca because of their common involvement in the non-profit sector, more specifically charity. Besides, many of the guests were friends that are active in this field. The wedding was quite small, with around 80 guests. The party was held at Oxigen Hotel, the same place where the bride and groom prepared for the ceremony. In addition, many guests were accommodated there overnight. Before the dance started, there were several speeches, most notably from the godfather of the bride. The music was a combination of typical wedding songs and the genre preferred by the couple.
The nice story behind the custom made wedding rings
An interesting detail is the story of the wedding rings, or for that mater, the custom made rings for this wedding in the woods by the groom himself. And even more interesting is the place where he created them: at the dental lab that belongs to one of his friends. For two days, one month before the wedding, he melted his grandmother’s wedding ring and some of his mother’s jewellery into two identical wedding bands. At the party, he joked with his friends that a dental lab can be more useful than a jeweller. And here our story about their event ends with this thought: that a wedding can be eccentric, but still simple and authentic.