Polish weddings are no different from any wedding. As Poland is basically 90% Catholic, the marriage is ordained by the church. In essence, Polish marriage starts with a typical Catholic wedding where the bride and groom face the priest who officiate the wedding. The wedding is attended by the bride and groom's family and friends. The purpose of the ceremony is to unite the couples in holy matrimony. Once they are declared as husband and wife by the officiating minister, they are considered to be married both in the eyes of the public and in the eyes of God. It doesn't matter if the couple chooses a traditional or contemporary wedding photographer. The only focus is to capture the memories that will last forever. Images by Gustav is a Professional wedding photographer covering all wedding in the tri-state area. So in the hands of an experienced professional, your Wedding Day will be recorded forever as a unique collection of exciting, natural & truly personal images. Polish weddings do have a few traditions that are repeated for many generations. The wedding occasion starts when the mother of the bride places the veil on the bride before the marriage. This symbolizes the last task the mother performs on behalf of her girl before she becomes a married woman. During the wedding, the bride and groom each taste a piece of bread to signify that "you may never go hungry." Then they each sip wine to signify "enjoy the sweetness in life." They each place a spec of salt on their tongues to signify "may you overcome the bitterness in life." All the traditions are captured by a professional photographer to create contemporary memories for the married couple.