Camera Hannah - Alternative Wedding Photography Derby UK: Destination Wedding Photography - Baku, Azerbaijan {Part 2}

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Destination Wedding Photography - Baku, Azerbaijan {Part 2}

So here it is! Part 2 of my adventure to Azerbaijan to shoot Dan and Fidan's wedding. With their legal ceremony and intimate family dinner done it was time to party. They chose the luxurious setting of The Four Seasons in Baku. After getting ready with a view of Baku's famous flame towers Fidan totally rocked her 50s inspired wedding dress - a total break with wedding traditions in Azerbaijan. I was also ludicrously excited to see some of Rachel Simpson's gorgeous shoes  which felt like a little reminder of home on the third day of my trip. After their first look on the staircase of the hotel we explored some awesome spots in Baku… my absolute favourite being the derelict museum we were lucky enough to get permission to shoot in. The reception was awesome with a nod to London in the place names and decor.  My biggest surprise of the evening was the appearance from a troupe of traditional dancers who streamed onto the dance floor with stunning costumes and swords, ceremonially introducing a beautiful plate of rice… it was incredible… there was even a human pyramid… if I'm not describing it well you'll have to rely of the photos below or read about the tradition here. It was an incredible day… an unforgettable trip enjoying the hospitality and company of their family and friends, exploring a place that I'd never expected to visit and enjoyed so completely.


5 comments:

  1. Wow! what an awesome wedding. Beautifully captured Hannah x

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  2. Wowzers - just loving the contrast of old and new - throughout! Really beautiful wedding and pics.

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  3. That first image blows me away, what a beautiful wedding, these guys most be over the moon with the pictures, absolutely amazing. Well done! You never cease to surprise!

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  4. Simply beautiful work all round Hannah! I love the lighting in the bouquet shot as well!

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