Those are the three things your friends will tell you about wedding planning that isn’t true. Even more and better information about wedding planning, why not hire a wedding planner? I think it’s the most beneficial thing you can do for your wedding. And of course, hire me as your photographer 😉
Happy planning, Isabelle
Shades of copper and blush and a tiny hint of sage green what’s the perfectly matched color palette for Jocelyn and Ben’s wedding at Villa Eva in Ravello, Italy. It was an intimate wedding, with just the closest family and friends that flew into Italy to celebrate together with a couple. I love photographing intimate weddings and elopements and this was no exception.
In the morning I met up with Ben as he was getting ready together with his father. Putting on the little flower on the lapel of his jacket was quite a challenge for the two. Laughing as they were trying to figure out how it was supposed to get on. After that my second shooter Sergio and I walked the very short distance between Villa Maria and Villa Eva, to where the girls were getting ready. It was a flurry of activity. The floral designer made the elaborate arrangements and staff were setting up tables. Guests started to arrive from all corners the world. Upstairs, where Jocely was having the last touches of makeup put on, calm but yet positive tension could be felt.
The wedding ceremony in the pretty little garden was very emotional. As I photographed the bride and groom exchange vows in front a backdrop of mountains and the glittering blue ocean of the Amalfi Coast, I thought to myself; wow what a perfect spot to get married on. They are so lucky, and I am so lucky to be able to capture it for them. This is really the best job in the world!
After the hugs and congratulations from everyone, we walked down to the little piazza in the middle of Ravello Town Center. We took photos as we walked, sometimes stopping for a drink, I think we went all over Ravello that evening. And then when came back to the Villa Eva we went up on the rooftop, just in time to catch the last rays of light as the sun slowly sank into the sea. Ben took Jocelyn’s hand and twirled her into a little dance and they just look so happy and in love. Everybody was waiting to see the newlyweds when we finally came down to where the dinner table was set up. The couple embraced in a first dance and the festivities then went on late into the night.
Jocely & Ben’s wedding has previously been published on Destination Wedding Details. Had the pleasure to work alongside The Amalfi Experience at Villa Eva Ravello – wedding venue on the Amalfi Coast Italia. Floral arrangements were made by Francesco Di Bianco and my second photographer was Sergio Sorrentino Fotografie.
Who doesn’t love being out in nature right? Having your wedding outdoors enables you to enjoy the nature and why not incorporate it into your wedding theme. Here are my top 3 reasons why I love outdoor weddings.
Not everyone likes the idea of having an outdoor wedding and I respect that. I guess I love it because I love nature and I love the sun and the wind in the light. I love the ocean I love a beautiful garden and I love any forest with old trees.
If you are an outdoorsy couple and like a little bit of adventure I highly suggest you consider it. There are so many beautiful spots to have an outdoor wedding at, on a beach, in a forest, on a meadow, in a courtyard, in a garden, the list is long. Only your imagination holds you back!
Have been waiting to share this elegant white and green garden wedding at Norrviken quite a while. Danielle & Gus’s wedding took place during one of the rainiest days of 2017, but that wouldn’t stop their joy to shine through. As a wedding photographer, I have to expect the unexpected. Handle every type of weather and just make it work. Often under time pressure and dealing with nerves, stress, and whatnot. It’s part of the job. And I like it!
I didn’t plan to shoot in the woods for example. But we had to run for shelter when another downpour came, and I’m talking buckets of water, not a little drizzle. Unplanned, wet and with a fogged up old camera I shot this wedding. And I loved every minute of it! Sometimes the unexpected turns out to be the creations you love the most.
The floral designer Anna Gouteva decorated the ceremony area in the garden so pretty and the tale arrangements inside Norrviken was perfectly in tune with the rest of the day. White and green with an elegant feel to it. All the guests were ooh-ing and ah-ing when they stepped inside the Norrviken wedding reception area, which is basically a greenhouse. A wedding photographers dream to shoot in!
Later in the evening, we got lucky as the sun decided to come out. I took the bride and groom out for a few sunset photos and those are often my client’s favorites. The light about an hour before sunset is the softest you can imagine. It wraps around my couple like cotton candy. Allowing time for having a few portraits taken during the Golden hour is the best decision you can do. Trust me, you don’t want to be without!
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