Whoever got married knows how hard it is to organize a wedding. Those who married abroad, know how crazy the organization can get when it comes to moving family members and friends from all around the world for a destination wedding. This post is about a big Italian destination wedding which became
Take this couple, for example. She’s from the States. He’s Italian. They were planning a big, italian destination wedding in the lake district , for which they booked our photographic services a year in advance. Then things must have become too complicated, because they decided to call off the big event and have instead a smaller and intimate wedding.
However, they still wanted their portraits taken as “bride and groom”. So we planned together a romantic newly wed photo session in Rome. To avoid the massive crowd of tourists and Romans that every Sunday of spring congests the city center, we met at dawn in front of the Trevi Fountain. The bride was truly beautiful. She found a Finnish girl, Janet Helova, who did a great job with her hair and make-up at five in the morning. Her dress was extremely elegant, simple and modern, tailored made in an exclusive boutique in Shangai, Vernissage by Fang.
After the Trevi Fountain, we moved to Piazza di Spagna, then we walked up the Spanish Steps. From uphill we reached the beautiful park of Villa Borghese, which rises above the center of Rome, in which we had fun renting a row boat, a couple of rickshaws, and taking pictures between alleys, paths, lawns, and woods.
It has been a wonderful experience. Weddings are much more of a rush. I usually have no more than half an hour between the ceremony and the reception to take bridal portraits, with the spouses worrying about their guests being left alone. Having for once the chance to organize a full photo-shoot, instead, made it possible to shoot some amazing images whilst wondering around the “eternal city”.
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