Charming old world wedding at Romanian Fairytale Castle
Today's real wedding is an absolute stunner. A true fairytale of a couple whose love grew deep despite long distance and married in a Romanian castle hidden in the mountains. Theo and Alex created a beautifully intimate wedding in the grand setting of Cantacuzino Castle with countless thoughtful details capturing the feel of old world romance. Their stunning day was captured by London-based wedding photographer and Fine Art Curation member Ioana Porav, who travels throughout the world photographing fine art weddings. Get ready to swoon!
Over to the bride: "Ever true to our Romanian roots, we chose our long-time favourite destination in the Carpathian Mountains, Cantacuzino Castle, as the perfect venue which evokes both a timeless charm and the brilliance of fairytales. Celebrating the holy reunion between heritage and art from the early 1900s, the castle embodies sophistication, bringing the elements of Byzantine, late Italian Renaissance, Oriental and local rural style into a Neo-Romanian architectural style.
"Soft and romantic tones formed the basis of our floral dream. The floral arrangements were refined and elegant, with soft feminine blooms and simple greenery that reflected old world charm. Set against the castle’s stone walls and staircases, and decorating the antique candleholders in the dining area, the flowers created total visual harmony on our wedding day.
"Antique castle keys with soft silk ribbons also added character to the day, and which served as placeholders with the gracefully calligraphy and bronze vintage stamps. The wedding cake added an extra layer of romance with its delicate white details and airy light-pink roses floating on top.
"The most emotional moment of the wedding was when my father and I walked together down the aisle accompanied by the string quartet. The large doors of the castle opened with a creak and there I was, overwhelmed by emotions and happiness as my proud father held my hand on the walkway to my future husband. My father has always been my greatest supporter and being able to share this very special moment with him is a memory I will forever cherish!"
Photographer: Ioana Porav | Film Lab: Grain Lab | Floral Designer: Flori Sauvage | Dress designer: Milla Nova | Evening dress: Natalia Vasiliev | Venue: Cantacuzino Castle | Cake: Cofetariile Delice | Hair & Make-up Artist: Diana Ionescu | Cinematography: Wedding Tellers |