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Villa Sheherezade | Jessica & Ken elopement in Dubrovnik

When Jessica wrote me about her and Ken's plan to have an elopement wedding in Dubrovnik, Croatia, I was thrilled they wanted to hire me as their wedding photographer. Elopements and intimate weddings are my absolute favs! They decided to stay at Grand Villa Argentina, so we planned their "first look" in the garden of Villa Sheherezade, right next to it. After this first part of the day, we went for a walk through the old town and ended it in Sponza palace where their ceremony was held. Thanks to Dubrovnik Luxury Weddings, the ceremony was everything they imagined. Intimate, short and sweet. The day ended with a crazy beautiful sunset over the city, so we jumped to the car and drove to Park Orsula for the view. Villa Orsula made sure we didn't stay hungry, so we sealed everything with a delicious meal there. 

This is what Jess wrote as her review of our experience together:

If I could give 100 extra stars I would give them to Dalibora in a heartbeat. She took our wedding photos for our elopement in Dubrovnik, Croatia in September and she was amazing from the first day I contacted her to even this day. She came highly recommended by my best friend who is a famous wedding planner in Southern California (ME Weddings & Events) so I knew from the get go I could trust Dalibora to take beautiful photos for the most intimate, special day of my life. To give background on my experience, my husband and I decided to elope in Europe and didn’t have any particular destination in mind. However, we knew we wanted it to happen soon. I told my best friend of this and immediately she suggested Croatia and specifically Dalibora as the wedding photographer. My best friend had recently visited Croatia with her husband and a bunch of couple friends and decided to have a lifestyle shoot with Dalibora who she found through Instagram. My best friend had such a great experience with her and raves about her to this day. Not only were the photos from the lifestyle shoot beautiful and so natural, I heard Dalibora herself was such an amazing person with really good energy and so much fun. We decided to go for it and reached out to Dalibora via email. She was extremely helpful and worked with me throughout the whole planning process to ensure I was able to plan the perfect elopement. I found it extremely difficult to get any responses from vendors in Croatia but Dalibora took it upon herself to help me and gave me a ton of great recommendations from the wedding planner (who we ended up hiring), to the hotel where we should stay and the restaurant where we should have our dinner reception and much more. She was just as helpful as our wedding planner in helping us make our vision become reality. We met with Dalibora the night prior to the wedding to see each other in person and get a little more comfortable with one another before the wedding. Of course I had been corresponding with her for weeks so I felt pretty comfortable with her but it was helpful for my husband who wasn’t involved in the planning to talk to her. Immediately we felt at ease with her, she is easy to talk to, has similar values and thoughts, and is just a great human being. The next day she came bright and early for the shoot. My husband and I had a few minor issues we were worried about, including the weather forecast which was slated for rain but Dalibora put us to ease and helped us stay positive. Dalibora guided us throughout the entire day and it felt so natural, comfortable and easy. We weren’t sure how it would be to be photographed all day but we didn’t even notice, it just came so easy because of Dalibora. She is so gifted in taking photos and making people feel comfortable, even in the most intimate moments. The entire day was so special, it was magical, intimate, private, sacred and Dalibora was there the entire time to witness it and it was actually comforting to have her there with us and be part of such a special experience. Since my husband and I eloped, it was important to capture the day to share with our loved ones who weren’t there to witness the day. We sent around a slideshow that Dalibora put together for us and the amount of positive comments we got on the photos was overwhelming. Everyone said that it was the most emotional, touching wedding photos theyi have ever seen. Dalibora captured so much love in the photos and it wasn’t staged, it was true genuine emotions that she was able to capture. Dalibora is extremely gifted in what she does and she has so much passion for it. You can feel it. I highly, highly, highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an amazing photographer. You will find a friend in her as well.

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