Tuscany wedding in Cortona

Tuscany wedding in Cortona

Lindsey & Seth planned their wedding in Cortona, Tuscany from the USA and she said: “embrace the imperfections of the day and focus on what is most important; your love story. Life is going to be imperfect and messy but you now have this amazing person to share the ride with youFocus on your connection, your family, your future.  Everything else will fall into place.”

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Which are the costs of having a wedding abroad and why choosing to have it?

Which are the costs of having a wedding abroad and why choosing to have it?

Many brides are pretty surprised at the costs of having a wedding abroad. I did a very small survey and, of course it’s based on where you’re choosing to held it or maybe it's just the typical cost. So I thought it would be helpful to past here few interesting feedback I had, from other brides having their wedding abroad, in particular destination wedding to Italy or to the south of Europe.

It’s to check what other couples have or are looking to spend; and maybe if you could let me know how many people, where and if you had any big extras, this post will help others too?

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Here's my list of venues for your wedding in Rome

Here's my list of venues for your wedding in Rome

The city of Rome and the surrounding area is the one I did work the most, hence I’ve plenty of suggestions and recommendations. People come from all over the world to be married in Rome. With thousands of churches, hundreds of villas, thousands of square meters of gardens, thousands of restaurants and hundreds of wedding planners, floral designers and make-up artists etc. Rome may be the best choice to fulfill every taste! It just depends on the style and mood you’d like to have for your wedding.

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10 things I wish you knew about the wedding planner / Wedding in Montepulciano - Hotel Borgo Tre Rose

10 things I wish you knew about the wedding planner / Wedding in Montepulciano - Hotel Borgo Tre Rose

These days, especially in our wedding business forums, many colleagues discusses much about wedding planners. Many brides had had bad experiences, as they had a WP without a good level of her skills, not well organised, not serious enough, without VAT system, without knowledge of suppliers and roles, and so on…

It may happens that you prefer not to cooperate with the category at all, because someone has made trouble at the first opportunity… It is sad to see growing mistrust and discontent for that category, and even worse not see take serious this profession, so useful for couples as for vendors and suppliers.

From my personal experience, I can confirm that despite it’s a good practice to “select” who you’ll work with, my desire to work with WP does not decrease, but rather strengthens.

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

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

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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Petroia Castle Umbria Wedding - Can you fly with your wedding dress?

Petroia Castle Umbria Wedding - Can you fly with your wedding dress?

I’m very happy to show the pictures of these two amazing guys and I’m using this opportunity to write about something you need to know if you’re planning your destination wedding abroad (in Italy in particular) so how does one get their wedding dress to another country?

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Which is The Right Music for your Wedding Film?

Which is The Right Music for your Wedding Film?

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?

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

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)

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

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

Wedding at Castello della Castelluccia, Rome

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 😍

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

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

Irish College Rome wedding - Antonia & Padraig

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

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

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

Wedding Photography Tuscany Italy

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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