Oh what a wedding….this is the first thing I can say about Maria’s and Warren’s wedding. When Maria booked me she came to see me alone, so I had no idea who Warren is. The day did not look that great to begin with, rainy yet warm, it was not the ideal day for a wedding but what I love to tell my couples when the weather is not ideal is this – Hey you are still going to get married! And this usually works!
I arrived at Warren’s parents’ home in Rabat early on Sunday morning. Together with Warren there was Adrian – best man, work associate and partner in crime! I could tell from the look of these two that this was going to be an interesting wedding. It is at this point that I got to know that Warren was an architect. I was a draughtsman before I became a photographer so I know architects – unpredictable, mischievous and up to anything – Warren ticked them all!
I arrived at Maria’s parents’ home in Mosta and I found an altogether different vibe – fun, sweet and caring, with Suki the King Charles dog taking centre stage. I was happy to see Maria so calm and looking so gorgeous! Her dress was a dream and the lighting in her parents’ bedroom was delicious – regardless of the cloudy weather.
They got married at St Agatha’s church in Rabat and Maria was driven by her father in a vintage Fiat 500! This had all the makings of a great wedding!
Reception was at Madliena Lodge and there were a lot of friends, but little did I know what awaited me during the dancing. Warren’s company Archi+ wanted a group photo. First outside the venue and then next to a tree – these architects are cool I thought, they want nature! The first dance started normal enough, but suddenly and out of nowhere, chaos ensued! The guys got rowdy, they were jumping and lifting one another up, plus cheering whiskey like there was no tomorrow! And I could very well see who the life of the party was… Warren of course!
Both Maria and Warren had a blast, and the rest of the crowd made sure that the fun does not go amiss. I left after cake cutting, smiling to myself and remember my years working in an architectural firm – work was hard but the parties were harder! This is what life is about after all.
I wish you the world of good Maria and Warren! You surely had a wedding to remember!