Maxine and Julz met when she moved to London years ago. They were introduced in 2012 on a random night out when Maxine decided to meet up with a Zimbabwean friend of hers after being locked out of her house one evening. Her friend happened to work with Julz and that evening they coincidentally met while bar hopping. They hit it off instantly, spending the evening talking about books and music. "At the end of the night he was apparently going to tell me something in my ear but I thought he was lunging for a kiss, so I kissed him," she says. Eight years later, the got married and the rest is pretty much history.
Looking back on their special day, Maxine told us a little bit about her wedding and her favourite parts. “What a day! I woke up with nerves in full swing and was lucky enough to have my two close friends come home early to do a little grounding meditation ceremony in my room before the madness began,” she says, being very much into yoga and meditation which really helped calm the nerves.
“We had an old school Maltese bus that took the bridesmaids and groomsmen to our little chapel in Mtahleb which had beautiful nature views surrounding it. My dad and I drove through the fields and to the chapel in an old Beatle.”
“My husband is South-African so we were also lucky enough to lock down an open priest who had performed many mixed marriages and allowed us to add a few special things to our ceremony!” Maxine shares.
The bride does admit she was nervous that day, but everything changed the moment she saw her husband-to-be. “Nerves were off the chain until the moment I saw Julz's beaming smile, and that instantly calmed and reassured me! With a guest list from all over the world, the party began in the Buskett woodlands and kept going till 2am: Malta style! It was the most perfect day and I will treasure for as long as I live.”
Photographer: Pictures by Nicky Scicluna
Videographer: David Zammit Photography