Villa Regina Teodolinda Wedding | Lake Como, Italy

James & Laura chose Villa Regina Teodolinda to celebrate their destination wedding on Como Lake, Italy. This stunning villa is located in Laglio, just a few kilometers away from Milan & Como. Right here, movie star George Clooney bought the magnificent Villa Oleandra as a summer home! As a destination wedding photographer, I was excited when they booked me for their Lake Como wedding.

A very intimate civil ceremony was held on the terrace above the lake (What a breathtaking view!), followed by a reception on the garden. After that, we had a wonderful couple shooting among the beautiful gardens of the venue and a boat tour on the lake. Check out some of my favorite images from this Villa Regina Teodolinda wedding. If you’re interested in my documentary style of wedding photography, please get in touch to get more information about availability and prices.

Villa Regina Teodolinda Wedding
Villa Regina Teodolinda Wedding
Villa Regina Teodolinda WeddingVilla Regina Teodolinda Wedding
Villa Regina Teodolinda Wedding

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Wedding in Mykonos Pasaji

It’s hard –if not impossible– to visit Mykonos and not fall in love with it. And Kara and Anthony, a lovely, perfectly matched couple, were no exception to the rule! The legendary island of the winds, world famous both for its timeless Cycladic beauty and for its vibrant never-ending parties, has rightly won the title of one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece; no wonder it eventually evolved into one of the most popular wedding destinations as well.

Rarely have I come across a more relaxed, easygoing couple – or a more determined one, as they had been carefully planning their dream wedding for almost a year to make sure it would be exactly that. And it was. Because, you know what they say, when you want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it, as Paulo Coelho would assure you…So, Kara and Anthony’s wedding had it all: beauty and love, amazing friends and relatives eager to share their happiness, a breathtakingly beautiful landscape and, of course, glorious sunny weather!

The pre-wedding party included a sailing trip around the island, with lots of fun, dancing, and spectacular jumping into the crystal blue waters, and dinner at one of the best restaurants in Mykonos, Avli tou Thodori, which specializes in high quality traditional Greek cuisine. There was a nice breezy atmosphere at the preparation of the beautiful blonde bride, who was stunning in her exquisite lace wedding dress, while the bridesmaids looked very chic in their elegant blue dresses. The ceremony took place literally by the sea in Pasaji, where Caterina Vogli and her talented Mood Effects team had decorated the Jewish wedding canopy with fresh white, pink and pale yellow flowers. This was my first Jewish wedding, and I was impressed by the meaningful rituals and age-old customs such as the breaking of the glass and the chair dance at the reception. The day culminated in the wedding party, where an awesome saxophonist, a great singer and a fantastic DJ had the guests dancing all night long. The wedding celebrations went on the following day with another party at the beach restaurant Kuzina, which offers an eclectic menu inspired both by European and Eastern tastes.

The final chapter of this beautiful wedding story was written with the couple’s photoshoot at the windmills, the trademark of Mykonos. Dear Kara and Anthony, thank you so much for your trust and friendship. May the sun of love always shine upon your life!

Photography by Thanasis Kaiafas

 

Romantic wedding in Puglia countryside, South Italy

L’amore di Francesca e Saverio è incredibilmente magico e reale allo stesso tempo, proprio come i grandi alberi di olivo che circondano la splendida campagna pugliese. La loro semplicità e passione, i loro tocchi e sorrisi, il amore e le emozioni che hanno condiviso l’uno con l’altro – consentono al fotografo di accedere alle loro più intime momenti, creando la perfetta sensazione tra loro e la telecamera. Le loro famiglie e amici si recano verso i bellissimi Ostuni e si radunarono nel paesaggio sorprendente della Masseria Mozzone per celebrare l’amore. Alimenti tradizionali, fiori delicati, buon vino e un tocco di “pizzica” hanno contribuito a una serata indimenticabile di divertimento e di luce.

Romantic Wedding Puglia countryside South Italy
Romantic Wedding Puglia countryside South Italy

Luogo:  Masseria Mozzone
Disegno di fiori:  Amsicorafiori di Mariuccia Tricarico
Musica:  Swing 39
DJ set:  Paolo Guido
Fotografo:  Francesco Gravina
Seconda sparatutto:  Gianni Naraccio

Wedding in Santorini Oia Suites

More than anything else, a wedding should be a celebration of true love between two people eager to join their lives and declare their commitment to each other. Holly and Jeremy’s wedding was precisely that. And they chose the perfect place for it: Santorini, one of the most enchanting and romantic islands in the world.

Holly and Jeremy are indeed one of my favorite couples. They were so friendly, warm and honest that from the very first moment I felt that I had known them for years! About two years ago they visited the volcanic island of Santorini and instantly fell in love with its timeless, out-of-this-world beauty and magic. So, they traveled all the way from California to tie the knot here, in sunny Greece.

The first look took place on a balcony overlooking the sparkling Aegean blue, and the ceremony was held on a spacious terrace with unobstructed views, under a beautiful arch decorated with green branches. It was a very touching scene when the couple read their vows. Everybody was moved. Emotion filled the air, and there were tears of joy and happy smiles. I must admit that I almost forgot the reason I was there and enjoyed every single minute, every single word! And I remembered once again what a great honor and privilege it is to capture such precious moments with your camera and record them forever.

Maria and the whole awesome team of Tie the Knot in Santorini had created a dream atmosphere for the ceremony with their simple but elegant decoration and floral arrangements, including the beautiful bridal bouquet plus the sweetest and quietest little donkey wearing the colors of the wedding!

The reception was held in Santorini Mou, an amazing local restaurant that the newlyweds –and all their guests– absolutely loved. Fantastic food, fiesta lights and live Greek music played by the owner himself –with no microphones but with lots of enthusiasm– made the evening truly unforgettable.

Dear Holly and Jeremy, thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer. I wish you all the happiness in the world and a wonderful life together!

Photography by Thanasis Kaiafas

Wedding in Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca City is the capital of the homonymous state of Mexico, known for its cultural and gastronomic traditions.
Its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site, and the symbol of the city is the beautiful baroque church of Santo Domingo de Guzman, where the Pilar and Lorenzo wedding was celebrated.

A marriage in the name of the colors, the music and traditions of Mexico.

When the bride and groom leave the church, the party can start the “Calendar”, the traditional Oaxacan parade with giant puppets and women in traditional costumes who parade carrying baskets with flowers dancing to the rhythm of the band that accompanies them. Following the spectacular fireworks and finally the parade through the city center with all the guests.

The celebration continued at “Casa Dos Lagos” who welcomed relatives and friends with a dream location, where emotion, fun and lots of love have created an unforgettable night, even for me that I had the honor of being the visual witness of this incredible wedding in the land of Mexico.