croatian bridal session amid roman ruins

From Erika Parker Photography “I planned a five-week trip to Italy and Croatia this summer. I’ve always wanted to go to Croatia, I remember hearing my dad talk about it when I was a little girl, and I’d always been fascinated. So… this summer, in addition to going to Italy, I decided to adventure on to Croatia!

It was amazing, the country was beautiful, the coastline was gorgeous, the water was so clear and blue. I really wanted to do a styled shoot while I was there, and I got in touch with Tamara from Adriatic Weddings, who was amazing to work with. We had a very similar vision and style. She put together an incredible team to make this shoot happen.”

Solin, Croatia destination wedding amid Roman ruins | Erika Parker Photography Braided wedding updo | Erika Parker Photography Solin, Croatia destination wedding amid Roman ruins | Erika Parker Photography Delicate flower crown | Erika Parker Photography Solin, Croatia destination wedding amid Roman ruins | Erika Parker Photography Solin, Croatia destination wedding amid Roman ruins | Erika Parker Photography Solin, Croatia destination wedding amid Roman ruins | Erika Parker Photography

“I had rented a car to drive the coastline north from Dubrovnik, and one of my stops had been to the roman ruins in Solin, just outside of Split. As I wandered around the ruins, I thought we have to do some of our photoshoot here. It was at least an hour out-of-the-way, and not where we had planned to work, I really hoped that the team would want to come back to this spot with me to shoot. And, they did!

I had no words. Roman ruins date centuries back. An entire city used to thrive in this place. It’s as old as civilization, and here we were wandering around the crumbling ruins. I thought our images came back beautiful, and my intention with them is to inspire travel, curiosity, and to plan outside the box. I really just stumbled on these ruins, but once I had, there was no way I couldn’t go back!”

Off the shoulder wedding dress | Erika Parker Photography Updo with flower crown | Erika Parker Photography Solin, Croatia destination wedding amid Roman ruins | Erika Parker Photography

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Photography: Erika Parker Photography // Organizer and Wedding Planner: Adriatic Weddings Croatia // Model: Marina Jakšić // Hair & Makeup: JL Style Beauty Agency // Flowers: Flower and Sweet Fairy // Dress: Nikolina Vjencanice // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab // Location: Solin, Croatia.

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  1. This is crazy gorgeous! I love the bride’s two piece wedding dress and her hair!

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