Two sweet souls met on a little island in the Mediterranean.....cut to the most thoughtful, genuine wedding years later. I was lucky enough to document the wedding day of Jean-Marc and Risa this past summer in Malta. FUN FACT: Malta is known as one of the smallest countries with the densest population! Every part of the day had me swooning, from the hand-made paper cranes brought by the family from Japan, to the circle ceremony in the forest.
The day started in the early morning with the guys getting ready at a local Barber Shop in Sliema, Malta. They all had fresh cuts and trims and were looking spiffy for the big day!
The girls got ready at Jean and Risa's home in Sliema. It is actually an iconic house in Malta with the biggest bougainvillea outside the front with stunning red doors. The morning light was perfection as these beauties prepared for the big day.
The bride and her tribe took the cutest VW Westfalia from Sliema to the ceremony site in Ta'Qali (where they filmed Game of Thrones by the way!). The bride wore a floral crown made by her mother-in-law as well as the most gorgeous wild-bohemian bouquet.
The girls arrived at the park in Ta'Qali where family and friends stood in the woods all in a circle, and sounds of an acoustic version of 'Good Vibrations' started playing. The most unique part of the ceremony site was that it was surrounded by strings of paper cranes. These paper cranes were hand-made in Japan by the bride's family and brought by friends in a special suitcase.
After the ceremony, the party started! They had two live bands playing and stations set up all over the forest with different types of home-made gin and vodka infusions, pillows & old rugs, and picnic tables set up for the dinner from the food truck. We danced the night away! Our favour from the wedding was taking home one of the cranes!
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