Aaron & Maja's Sneak Peek - A Serbian Wedding in Kansas City

June 13, 2017  •  2 Comments

This past weekend I had one of the most delightful experiences photographing Aaron and Maja's wedding.  I felt like I stepped right into the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", but Serbian style!  This family had so much fun the whole day and were so welcoming to both myself and my 2nd Photographer.  (Big shout out to Jennifer for her hard work capturing this very detailed wedding with me).  Rooted in tradition they started off their celebrations with the groom coming to "buy" the bride from her parents.  They had a whole skit they did for this which was so cute with him coming to the door and "not paying enough" and getting "fake" brides first.  Once he offered enough Maja came through the door and that's when he saw her for the first time.  They joined hands and came down the stairs of her parents home to be greeted with a huge celebration of Serbian music, dancing, food (lots) and imported liquors.  Once the pre-wedding celebration was finished, we went to Unity Village in Lees Summit to get some bridal party photos before heading to the church.  The couple were wed in a traditional Serbian wedding at the Serbian Orthodox church in Lenexa, KS.  The celebration never ended that night as music and dancing continued as they left the church, and through the evening at the Prarie Fire Museum in Overland Park, KS where their reception was held.  This is by far one of my largest sneak peeks, but I had to include as many photos as possible to even allow a glimpse into their unique wedding.  Thank You to both the Kotalaja and Lockee families for allowing Jennifer and myself to be a part of your families for the day!

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Charli Smith(non-registered)
Listen to the radio as much as possible and always carry a little notepad with you so you can write down any song you hear that sounds good to you.
Maja Kotlaja(non-registered)
Sarah you did such an incredible job! I am so happy and blessed to have met you and picked you as our photographer. Thank you so much for everything.

Maja and Aaron
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