Wedding at Sponza Palace in Dubrovnik/Croatia

Sponza Palace, Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik/Croatia

As a wedding photographer it is a dream come true to photograph a wedding in Dubrovnik! Mela & Nic are a couple from London and I still don’t know how they managed to find me in this vast electronic jungle called Internet.  But fortunately they did and it is not exaggerated to state that this was a dream come true! This is because when I started with wedding photography it was my big goal to photograph weddings internationally. In my opinion, it is the biggest honor imaginable for a wedding photographer to be hired by international customers because of your unique style. All contests, competitions and rankings for wedding photos are worth nothing by comparison!


Mela & Nic are both very creative type of persons and Mela is very good photographer herself. They know all the big names in this industry and could have easily gotten anybody for this amazing job. Thank you again guys for picking me! When I first met Mela & Nic they somehow weren’t strangers to me. I still do not know why, because we never met before. Interestingly all three of us travelled extensively in our 20s. I assume our paths crossed somewhere in Asia or so, even though we can’t remember.


Anyway, I spent some beautiful days in a smaller town called Cavat with Mela&Nic and their lovely families! I will never forget the good time ans especially that nice evening I spent with Nic and his friends and family  in Dubrovnik hopping from wine bar to wine bar and enjoying great Croatian white wine! D’vino Wine Bar must be mentioned at this point – a real good one! Thanks again guys for the good times! Mela & Nic got married at Sponza Palace in the heart of the old town of Dubrovnik. The reception took place at Hotel Excelsior, which offers a breathtaking view of Dubrovnik’s old town. Everything was perfectly organized by a professional team of service providers.


At this point, I’d like to give my compliments to the wedding planner Kike from, who did a perfect job in taking care of everything from scratch. Kike had a tough job at this day due to sudden weather changes and did it perfectly! At the wedding day there was not much time for taking wedding portraits, which is why Mela&Nic chose to make an after-wedding session with me. It quickly turned out that it would be a nightmare to make a professional wedding shooting in Dubrovnik. The old town is flooded with tens of thousands of tourists every day, which makes it impossible to shoot in privacy at all famous locations the city offers. Nevertheless, in the end we found a solution to avoid most of the crowds and to have some sceneries just for ourselves. I’d like to say thank you to the incredibly nice team of the boutique hotel Stari Grad in Dubrovnik, who let us use their amazing rooftop bar in the heart of Dubrovnik as a shooting location.


PS: Mela&Nic – I’m really looking forward to keep in touch with you and to see you again one day, either in Frankfurt or in London! Yours, Kai