The wedding season has finally started again and this year, both we and our couples, have looked forward to it like never before!
Angela and Pasquale are the first amazing couple! They organized a wedding in an italian castle not far from Rome, in the city of Vicovaro, in the Cenci Bolognetti Castle. A place steeped in history, built in the thirteenth century and then enlarged and renovated in the eighteenth century: the mixture of styles and genres is now visible both in the structure and in the interiors, especially in some completely frescoed large rooms.
The main reason they chose to get married in a castle is their immense passion for the Harry Potter saga, which obviously became the main theme of the whole event!
The atmospheres of the large halls, with the thin but powerful beams of light that make their way through the narrow windows, the winding passages and finally the wooded surroundings, can only recall some glimpses of the imagination of Hogwarts. Close the circle an elegant setting and the gem of the seating table with the tables named after some chapters of the saga.
The name of the newlyweds' table can only be The Unbreakable Vow: for the few who do not know it, it is a type of binding magical contract cast between two wizards. They have to shake their right hands, in the presence of a witness who summons the spell. It makes their bond indissoluble, until death do them part... Isn't it brilliant?
Speaking of unbreakable vows, Angela and Pasquale were keen to celebrate a religious ceremony and therefore chose the Church of San Pietro Apostolo, adjacent to the Cenci Bolognetti Castle.
2020 has been quite a troubled year when it comes to weddings (and not only them...), you all know that. However, between postponements, cancellations (especially by foreigners), insecurities, reorganizations, there were someone who did not want to give up their marriage. And, to be honest, none of them regretted this kind of choice, at least among "our" couples.
Among these brave couples, the first were Serena and Leonardo, a splendidly matched couple with very clear ideas. She is an archaeologist, he is an engineer, both with many passions in common. The date they chose to get married was May 30th but they then decided to move the wedding exactly three months after that date, August 30th.
In hindsight, they made the right decision, although at first it was a bit painful due to some inevitable sacrifices. On August 30th in Rome, an early morning rain helped refresh a late summer day, only to be forgotten in the afternoon, leaving us with a clear sky, a memorable sunset and an evening with a splendid moon. During this day, which is somewhat atypical for everyone, there was no lack of emotions: those so strong that it is impossible to hold them back and which flow in the form of tears and the sweet ones, whispered with looks, caresses and gentle hugs.
Nima and Natasha's love story is one of those that goes beyond all kinds of cultural and linguistic barriers. Nima has Persian origins, while Natasha is English; and it is precisely in the UK that their lives became intertwined so as not to separate anymore.
During our first meeting we always ask couples to describe their marriage. The adjective most often used is "simple". In my opinion in these cases the couple gives much more importance to the ceremony rather than every other thing: even if the design, the flowers, the cooking, the celebrations will be organized with quality and in a workmanlike manner, in the eyes of the couple they are "simple" only for the fact that they represent the frame of the wedding, while the part that really matters is another, the spiritual one.
Simona and Andrea wedding is no exception: it was a "simple" but intense marriage. Having the opportunity to celebrate the civil ceremony at venue, they have chosen to get ready in two rooms of La Torretta, a well-kept wedding venue surrounded by greenery near Rome.
Since I like to keep sober the Gallery section of the website and, at the same time, not missing the opportunity to show my other works, I decided to publish some wedding photo shoots here on our blog. However, I am fascinated by the idea of giving You a narrative of a different type than the Gallery: not a complete story of about 100 photos, but a sort of wedding highlights: the day of the wedding told by only 20 photos, not one more, not one less. Is it a good idea? Who knows, in the meantime I'm enjoying that, which is the best thing about my job!