Italian Destination Wedding Photography
Petritoli, an old Italian town in the Province of Fermo, is filled with beautiful medieval architecture. The hilltop town also boasts panoramic views of mountains, distant clocktower-topped towns and vine-strewn fields. Not only did this stunning vista provide the perfect backdrop when Carlos proposed to Selena, it also became the setting for their incredible destination wedding. And what a wedding it was!
Private Pool, Pasta, Gelato and Wine
In the days beforehand, friends and family spent time relaxing at Palazzo Mannocchi, chilling beside the private pool and enjoying plenty of pasta, gelato and wine. (Full disclaimer: I had more than my fair share of pasta, too…)
On the morning of the wedding, Carlos and the other gents kicked things off with a traditional cutthroat shave at the local barbers. After a couple more hours of getting ready, the couple’s ceremony then took place at 1pm in the gardens of the town hall, overlooking the stunning valley beyond. Afterwards, we strolled along cobbled streets, shooting sun-drenched portraits. There’s something different around every corner in Petritoli (including loads of lovely old doorways), and we even went for a second portrait session around sunset to catch some of the more golden rays of the day.
Al Fresco Dinner and Dancing
For their wedding breakfast, Selena and Carlos seated guests at tables outside in the square beneath the old clock tower. When it came time for speeches, they were all nothing less than eloquent, emotional and heartfelt. (And hilarious, but I’ll spare the details!) Carlos’s three sons all spoke, with the youngest delivering a stunning spoken word poem that had everyone in tears (including yours truly).
After a few hours of partying, the crowd remained in the square for a late-night disco, dancing into the wee small hours. It was definitely a celebration to remember and an experience everyone is unlikely to forget.
Selena and Carlos, congratulations once again on your marriage. Top marks for creating such an amazing wedding and one I consider myself very lucky to have attended.
How about you?
Are you getting married abroad and thinking about your wedding photography? If so, I’d love to hear from you.