As I’ve been woken up by the ray of sunlight piercing through the louvered shutter of my room, I soon realize that the outside temperature will be very different from that in my room. The golden light coming from the wooden closet facing me makes me believe that a divine light will be part of Jasmina and Noah’s wedding day. The day will be trying because of the heat, I know it.
Jasmina and Noah live in London and they work between London and Australia. Both natives of Bosnia, they chose this magical place along the Adriatic to share this moment with family and friends coming from all over the world.
The stifling heat takes my mind backward, I can’t help it and it brings back the London contrast of our first meeting. There was a difference of about 30 degrees and rain, but here I have found again the same impression they left on me one year before. A happy couple, in love, faces flooded with big smiles and an extreme kindness towards me.
These stories are very dear to me, but the happy encounters that goes with them are all the more important.
I can still hear the sound of the waves breaking on the walls while Noah was getting ready at the Excelsior hotel. And the magical light that prevailed in the place during Jasmina’s preparation. Light… This word often comes to my mind when I think of this day.
A mooving ceremony. An intimate couple session. The place was made for them, it just suited them. Even though I was there, with them, they were somewhere else …
Back to Fort Lovrijenac, after stridding accross hundreds of stairs up and down, the beauty of the tables laid on the roof opposite the Adriatic sea soon made me forget the arduous journey. Croatia will be engraved in my memory, so will be their wedding day, our encounter and most of all this moment of sharing. I still keep in mind the phrase that was wispered to my ear when I left their enflamed party. To me it was the most beautiful reward I could expect.