Dejan and I first met while at university 13 years ago and fell in love a couple of years later when we found ourselves in the same department, sitting at the same table every day. We’ve been together for over 11 years now and have experienced a lot together, including the birth of our little girl Emma, who we think is perfect.

We chose to start our family before we got married and in hindsight this wasn’t the best decision because our daughter was only 10 months old on the day of our wedding, which made the organisation quite stressful. Our advice would be to get married before you have babies! We chose to have a vintage-style wedding that incorporated small details to remind us of our history and antiques from our family and friends. There was a typewriter at the church with a letter for our guests in it, a lot of lace, and a handbag I bought years ago filled with baby’sbreath flowers. A lot of our jewellery on the day was vintage as well: Dejan’s cufflinks were handmade from old Deutsche Mark coins – one from the year he was born and one from the year I was born. Our ceremony was very emotional and there were a lot of happy tears throughout the day. One of the most memorable parts was the music and singing. Dejan sang a song for me while playing his ukulele which was very special, and our maid of honour and best man also sang a song in which, during the refrain, the rest of the guests joined in. I was 15 minutes late to the church which made Dejan quite nervous, but apart from that, everything went just as we had planned. We believe the secret to our long-lasting relationship is our sense of humour. We love to laugh and try to do it as often as we can. We are lovers and best friends, and feel proud to finally share the same last name after being together for so many years.

Photographer—Coralee Stone | Bride’s Dress—Novia d’Art | Groom’s suit—Hugo Boss |Groom’s bow tie— Blick | Hair & makeup—Sabrina Ekiz | Bride’s shoes—Perlato | Cake—Cupolicious | Reception location—Hofgut Habitzheim | Catering—Bantschow & Bantschow