This September we had finally a trip together to Italy. It was a kind of working-holiday. We enjoyed a few days in the beautiful Toscana and had lots of other work to get done. Beside getting a new layout for our website, we enjoyed being a part of the wedding of Rachele & Massimo. While in Australia we always have the option to create a nice timeline of the day with our couples, in order to maximise the usage of given time, we had no timeline at all with this young couple (which is usually quite common in Italy 🙂 ). This is so un-german, that it was kind of hard, not to know what exactly is going to happen throughout the day. The only two points we knew, were the start time of preparation, as well as the time of the ceremony.
Having lots of fun with the groom and his best friends, the bride took her time and was the calm, that the father of the bride started to push a forward with reminding her, that she is late. But don’t the bride has to arrive anyway late?
The ceremony was in Church of Santi Stefano e Lorenzo, the smaller of the two churches in the little town, as the main church was closed for maintenance. The couple use the custom for the groom to wait in front of the church, so that he could present his bride the bouquet. As Massimo is working for the Fire Brigade, he organised for his bride to arrive in a very historic Fiat Campagnola (1962) from the fire brigade, as well as colleagues forming a Guard of Honor. After a beautiful ceremony the newlyweds exited the church through the Guard of Honor and enjoyed the celebration of their families and friends.
We started shooting the portraits for the couple in the tiny town of Montepescali, having from there a great view over the surrounding Tuscan landscape, before we moved with the old-timer to Castiglioni di Pescaia, where we used the beach and the old lighthouse.
Following this, we enjoyed the long evening at a rustic venue nearby, where the couple had organised lots of fun games and activities for their guests and even provided their own brewed beer. Just going with the flow of the day, having not much of a plan, we had a splendid Italian wedding day with all it’s charm and flair and loving the great Italian food. Always nice to have such different cultures around us and being able to capture weddings around the world. (But I, Kate, must say, I love having a bit organised structure throughout the day. Maybe I’m just too German, lol)
Kate & Marco