secrets sanctuary wedding photographer. {evelyn + roman}

September 18, 2012

Evelyn & Roman stole our hearts on our recent trip to New York. We met for an engagement session in rainy gloomy Manhattan, after which we warmed up and dried off at a cozy bistro with wine and cheese. After we said our goodbyes, Rob & I simultaneously shared an overwhelming feeling that we wish we could be closer friends with these two. If only New York was closer! They are so kind and caring, in unison enveloping anyone on their path with so. much. love. The kind of love and caring you don’t come by often.

When I learnt more about the the kind of people Evelyn & Roman were when they were single, I realized what special miracle it is that they found each other, because they perfect for each other and amplify the beauty and strengths in one another in a magnificent way.

Their friendship grew quickly, over conversations about music, their hometown, modelling, relationships, and even spontaneous dances at work when no one was watching. They met at Saks Fifth Avenue, where Roman was a brand specialist and Evelyn – a vendor for Molton Brown.

Evelyn is one of the most striking, beautiful, genuine and strong women I’ve met and it didn’t surprise me that for her 26th birthday she took a trip to Turks and Caicos alone … to disconnect herself from everyone & everything to allow for clarity to surface. Sitting on a beach, she felt an exciting urgency of a new chapter in her life… and as she cleared her mind, there’s one person she couldn’t stop thinking about. Roman. A month after her return for this soulful retreat, they shared a first kiss.

Although Roman popped the question over a romantic beachfront dinner in Mexico, Punta Cana was a very special place for them – that’s where they exchanged their first I-love-you’s. After some contemplation, they settled on one of top wedding venues in Dominican Republic, Cap Cana’s Private Island at Secrets Sanctuary for their wedding ceremony and Blue Marlin Restaurant, also on the resort property, for the reception. What an incredible experience that was!

Big thank-you to Evelyn’s amazing wedding planner Cindy of Cynthia Ross Affairs and to Sarah Morel, Cap Cana Secret Sanctuary new planner!

Evelyn & Roman – you are so very special to us. I hope you feel it in the images below! Can’t wait to see you again soon! 

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  1. kristin

    September 18th, 2012 at 11:29

    evelyn’s smile is AH-MAZING! such a gorgeous wedding party! love your work Katya!

  2. Isel

    September 24th, 2012 at 08:18

    What wonderful pictures Katya! You have an amazing eye for photography.Thank you for being so amazing, and for capturing these priceless moments in my sister and Roman’s life.

  3. Katya Nova

    September 25th, 2012 at 11:08

    Thank you so much Isel! Hugs & kisses! xx

  4. Katya Nova

    September 25th, 2012 at 11:08

    thanks Kristin! xx

  5. Bella Antunes

    August 18th, 2013 at 13:16

    I m soo happy I was there to witness these beautiful day. It was simply amazing. Happy anniversary. Great pictures.

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