For Daria, it was a night like any other: After a long week at work, the beautiful Russian blonde decided to kick back and go out with the wonderful friends she’d met since moving to Cyprus. She expected to laugh, sip some wine, and relax… But certainly not fall in love.
Fate, however, had other plans. Looking across the room, Daria happened to glance at a tall, handsome brunette stranger, and—as his clear brown eyes met her own sea-blue gaze—an inexplicable connection sizzled to life. Alas, the charming Romanian man she beheld was too polite to venture over and interrupt Daria’s visit with her girlfriends; instead, the two simply stole shy glances at one another throughout the evening… Then Daria made her way home, her head spinning with the possibilities.
Had he really be looking at her? Was he really interested? Had she simply been imagining the whole thing? Did it even matter, now that they had gone their separate ways, faces lost in the crowd again?
For three long days Daria waited as questions tumbled over and over again in her mind—then, as she absently scrolled through her Facebook notifications, she happened to see a mysterious message from a man named “Adrian”. Incredibly, lightning had struck twice; Adrian had not only crossed her path in the “real world,” he’d also met her again by chance while browsing through the countless millions of Facebook users!
If there was ever a bonafide icebreaker, it’s meeting by chance, twice—and feeling the same baffling connection in stereo. Surrendering to the powers of destiny, Daria and Adrian arranged to meet… And as soon as they were standing face to face, they found themselves feeling like two halves of the same soul, reunited again in this mortal world. They spoke for hours and hours during that first meeting, and neither wanted to part to go home at the end of the evening.
Within just four months of this initial rendezvous, these two twin flames—joined across the miles by forces that cannot be seen or measured, but instead only felt—were planning the Elias Beach hotel ceremony pictured below.
“I knew he wanted to be with me forever…” Those words, spoken to me by Daria, echoed in my mind as I shot this wedding photography at Elias Beach Hotel. All the while, I felt grateful that we live in a world where anything—even soulmates—can happen.