Creating a wedding guest list – how to do it and not lose your mind, even with +900 guests! by Giuliano Bausano

One of the most exclusive wedding in Italy that I’ve done as a film wedding photographer, is the one of Giulia and Pietro at Palazzo Albergati in Bologna. When they told me they’ll have more than 900 gusts, I was seriously wondering where will they be able to held the reception! As the most luxury weddings I’ve done, were hosting a maximum of 500 guests.

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Which is The Right Music for your Wedding Film? by Giuliano Bausano

A huge amount of the weddings held in Italy, happen in a church, and because of that and also because we're a traditional and Catholic country, most of the time the song to walk down the aisle is the Canon in D and for the first dance, during the last few years, the absence of a real, single, very popular song, led the couples to choose with their own head and based on their love, experiences, and mood! That’s happening with dance playlists and romantic first dance moments, as people aren’t asking the usual “ALL OF ME”, “SKY FULL OF STARS” or “DESPACITO”!

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How much you should expect to budget for your Wedding Reception Venue in Tuscany? by Giuliano Bausano

Your reception venue will likely be the most expensive decision you make during wedding planning so… how much you should expect to budget for your Wedding Reception Venue?

According to most recently Weddings Studies (based on year 2017) the average cost of a reception venue was approximately $15k out of an average total wedding cost of $33k. That means that on average, couples who got married dedicated almost half of their budget to their reception venue. So, yes your reception venue will likely cost you a lot.

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Chateau Appony - Our Lady of Sorrows, Vainory (Slovakia) by Giuliano Bausano

Let me start by saying that I'm just a destination wedding photographer, I’m moving from Rome to Slovakia as my girlfriend is living here, and this beautiful couple in the pictures is living in Rome, Italy and, as she’s Slovak, they choose their wedding to be held at the Lady of Sorrow church in Vjnory, Slovakia and to held their reception at the Chateau Appony, near Bratislava. So many questions and doubts did come up helping them to plan their wedding there, and I'm sharing my experiences in this post, which the wish that may be useful.

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Wedding at Castello della Castelluccia, Rome by Giuliano Bausano

Erin & Giovanni are living in Scotland and they choose Rome to make their wedding dream come true. Erin was very excited while she was getting ready, and she had a lot of fun with her bridesmaids and they choose to have their wedding pictures taken by me because of my unique style, my experience, my education and discretion, and my attention for details :)))) They wish to have candid pictures, someone who would chase the smiles, the most emotional moments, all day long so I said:”yeah, that’s definitely me!”.

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What to dress for an Autumn Engagement or Pre-Wedding 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨 photo-shooting 📸 in Vienna, Steinhofgründe park 😍 by Giuliano Bausano

Months are getting colder. Leaves are already leaving their safe home on the tree branches. It was a great time to go outdoors in Vienna and have an prewedding photoshooting with Heiko and Damaris, whose wedding we will shoot next year in May, also in Austria. The question was – How to dress for the photoshoot like this?

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Irish College Rome wedding - Antonia & Padraig by Giuliano Bausano

Despite the fact that a huge wedding, in a luxury villa and a music show, with hundreds of guests may give you the idea of a lot of fun and happiness; sometimes a small elopement wedding with just your strict family and friends would be the best choice ever as it can be so emotional, so intimate and so full of joy, love and happiness that you'll never forget it.

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6 reasons why you should cherish her to ensure happy ever after by Giuliano Bausano

6 reasons why you should cherish her to ensure happily ever after

1st bridesmaid speech
I know we have all left work at home, we are on our holidays, however, you may be aware that Ciara works in PR. So I thought I would put together a pitch to Davy. These are the reasons why he should cherish Ciara to ensure happy ever after.

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Wedding Photography Tuscany Italy by Giuliano Bausano

Tuscany is the most famous and the best region of Italy to have your wedding, isn’t it? Florence, Siena, Lucca, Montepulciano, Cortona, there’s a huge number of venues, dozens of beautiful Villas with huge gardens and patios all around Florence area, so many ateliers and wedding planner, florists and make-up artists, that you may expect to be easy to plan a wedding in Tuscany. Well, it is easy but it usually requires a lot of time!

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What do you reckon is the most beautiful church in Rome for a wedding? by Giuliano Bausano

Well, I’m not an expert but I love the churches of Rome and I can tell there are thousands of churches in Rome. I’ve got the privilege to see hundreds of them (during weddings), and based on my experience, they’re mostly in Baroque style or in Roman style (few or them are gothic too and S. Maria sopra Minerva is a rare gothic/baroque example but I’m not considering the synagogue and the mosque, of course).

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