An intimate wedding in Southampton

27 Aug 2019

Breaking free from tradition, Kristian Atanasov and Camilla Musa planned their wedding their way and invited only their very nearest and dearest

Images: Svetlomir Tsvetanov

Kristian and Camilla exchanged vows at Southampton Register Office where the bride and groom opted for a small-scale celebration and a wedding photoshoot by Svetlomir Tsvetanov Photography in Winchester.    

The couple met via a dating website and Kristian proposed nine months prior to the wedding on Bournemouth Beach, where he had planted a washed up bottle at the shore. Inside the bottle was a letter penned by Kristian, which Camilla read before he got down on one knee.  

When it came to planning their wedding, Kristian and Camilla were adamant that they wanted an intimate day, which proved challenging as the couple explain: "We wanted to do what we felt was the right thing for us, despite what people around us expected us to do."

Only 25 guests attended the wedding which featured DIY details and low-cost elements such as the bride's handmade bouquet and the groom's suit which was bought from Primark. 

Following the ceremony, the couple travelled by bus to a hand-picked selection of locations in Winchester for their wedding photoshoot. This allowed them a few precious moments together which were perfectly captured on camera. 

Kristian and Camilla - along with their guests - then ventured to a local buffet restaurant for their first meal as husband and wife, before the day came to a close. The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in Malta a few weeks after the wedding. 

Offering their words of wisdom to engaged couples in the planning stages, Kristian and Camilla advise: "Follow your heart and save money for the future."

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