Candy & Marco – Wedding Photographer Abruzzo, Italy
London-based couple Candy and Marco chose an incredible part of the world for their destination wedding – an ancient and staggeringly beautiful hill top village in Abruzzo, on Italy’s Adriatic coast. Yup, I could get used to this. Having already shot Candy and Marco’s small official ceremony at the Mayfair Library in London earlier in the year, this Italian trip was considered the main event. All the family from both sides were there, Candy’s folks having flown all the way from China for the do.
With a warm and sunny spring day, a beautiful medieval cathedral for the ceremony, and Marco’s local Catholic priest from London, the fabulous (if slightly sweary) Father Carmelo, flown in specially from St Peter’s in Clerkenwell, all the pieces were in place for a fabulous spring wedding. Most of us are used to seeing the Med parched and dry during the summer months, so it was wonderful to see it green and lush. The quality of light in Italy in May is second to none. Warm and flattering, it’s a bride’s dream. So we had a longer than usual bride and groom portrait session, wandering the streets after the ceremony to capture some lovely, relaxed images. Candy and Marco wanted to take full advantage of the amazing scenery: crumbling walls for that feel of faded grandeur, epic vistas and dramatic skies. Reader, it was heaven.
The reception was held at The Convivium Resort in Vasto and was everything you’d expect from a high-end Italian location. Olive groves, inviting swimming pool, and views out over the ocean. In true Mediterranean style, there was no rushing the food: six courses of the freshest, locally sourced seafood. Delicious. With the clock nudging midnight, the speeches finally got underway, followed by dancing till dawn. A crazy bunch of awesome people. All the best to Candy and Marco for the future, thank you for commissioning me to shoot your incredible day, and for making me feel so welcome.
Wedding Photography – John Sanders Weddings
Reception Venue – Convivium Resort – Vasto – Italy
It was wonderful and we cannot describe how much our family and guests love your work! Most importantly it was truly pain free and enjoyable experience – Candy
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