Hotel Moskva's lobby, corridors, wall paintings, and rooms smell the history. We used these unique backgrounds of the hotel for a photo session after preparations.
We started shooting wedding photos at the hotel in the morning. The Hotel Moskva is where the preparations took place. The hotel was built in 1908 as the most important investment of Russians in Belgrade and it is under legal protection since 1968. It is one of the symbols of the city.
When my beloved friend Ozlem called me and told me she was getting married in Belgrade and wanted me to shoot their wedding photos, I said “Yes” without any hesitation. I have never visited Belgrade before and shot the Serbia Belgrade wedding photos of dear Ozlem and Ilkan, the wonderful man I would know later.
We met with Ozlem and Ilkan a few days before and did some sightseeing in the city and reviewed the next day’s schedule. Ilkan is a full-blooded motorcycle fancier and safe riding instructor. Now hold on to your hat: Ilkan and Ozlem traveled from İstanbul to Belgrade on a motorcycle! They covered a two-way distance of 2000 kilometers. Their wedding also reflected this spirit.
From the couple's hotel room you can see the old and typical Serbian buildings in the main street of the city.
Then we went to Turkish Embassy in Belgrade for the wedding ceremony.
At the end of the wedding ceremony the official gave the wedding book and told the groom, "you may kiss the bride".
After the ceremony, we met with friends and relatives of Ozlem and Ilkan who came to Belgrade for the wedding. A surprise was waiting for us after the wedding; a boat party with a city view on the waters where Danube and Sava meet.
We went to famous Bohemian district of the city, Skadarlija, which is famous with its historic texture and bars for dinner and entertainment after the wedding. We ate our dinner at the historic Tri Sesira (Tree Hats) Restaurant which has been serving at this same place since 1864.
The Serbian and Turkish songs are so similar to each other, so all the people could dance like they did at home.
Skadarlija, Belgrade, Serbia wedding photo of a simple cake cutting ceremony for the bride and groom
A simple cake cutting ceremony was held at the end of the dinner.
Tri Sesira, Skadarlija, Belgrade, Serbia wedding image from the restaurant - the bride threw her flowers to friends.
After we went out of the restaurant Ozlem threw her flowers to four single friends.