A Beautiful Wedding in Luxembourg

Last month I had the chance to shoot Sharon and Luca’s beautiful wedding in Luxembourg. The wedding ceremony took place at the church of Alzingen, and it was followed by an amazing reception at the famous Château des Sept Fontaines, the ancient castle of the Villeroy-and-Bosh family.

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Getting ready in Bettembourg

I started the day around noon with the getting ready of the bride & groom in Bettembourg. I quickly shot a portrait of the groom and a few details shots such as cufflinks, and I then moved on to spend more time at the bride’s place. She already had her hair dressed, and I landed right during the make-up session for some candid shots. I also took the time to photograph the wedding rings using my new macro lens.

Next, the bride put her dress on with the help of her mom and bridesmaid. The room was super small, and it was not easy to shoot. I found a nice angle to get an original shot of the dress hanging in front of the wardrobe’s mirror.

Back to the living room, I decided to use my beauty dish to take a nice portrait of the bride on her sofa. It was then time to go to the Hesperange parc for a first-look and a photo-session with the bridal couple.

First-look and portraits in Hesperange

The bride & groom wished to do their portrait photos at the Hesperange parc. I know this parc pretty well since I regularly visit it with my kids. That said, parts in general are not my cup of tea for wedding photos, especially at 2 PM under the bright, harsh light! Obviously, I had brought my ProFoto B2 Kit with the softbox to make the photos more interesting 🙂

The bridal couple had rented a magnificent back-coloured Ford Mustang, so we took a few shots with it before heading to the ceremony at the Alzingen’s church.

A religious ceremony at the Alzingen church

I live very close to this little church, and yet, I had never been in before! Most of the time it is locked out, and I don’t attend mess :p

That said, it is a charming and very bright church, which helped me a lot for the photos of the religious ceremony. I had already shot a ceremony led by this same friendly priest, but it was in another church.

The ceremony ended around 5 PM and then we moved on to the Château des Sept Fontaines, literally the castle of the seven fountains.

The wedding reception at the Château des Sept Fontaines in Luxembourg

This is the castle of the Villeroy-and-Bosh family. It is located near Luxembourg city center, and it is magnificent and very well preserved. Very suitable for wedding receptions indeed!

During the cocktail, we took a lot of fun group shots with the guests. I also took some formal portraits inside the castle to take advantage of its beautiful interior wallpaper.

It then took some detail shots of tables using an off-camera flash with a blue gel to create some more interesting light.

During the dinner, there were some moving speeches followed by an impressive pyrotechnic show in the castle’s courtyard. It was organized by Das Feuertanzwerk Mr. Ingo Schweiger. Use of my flashes was forbidden, I could not even use video lights 🙁 So it was somewhat of a challenge to capture the moments, even at ISO 6400. And focusing was even harder! The show ended with the Sharon and Luca lighting a huge heat with torches!

Winter Ski Wedding in Switzerland

Everyone has the right to marry for love. Joe and Ken were simply exhilarating! They flew an intimate group of friends and family from the USA to Switzerland for their Destination Switzerland Symbolic Wedding celebration. We are proud to share some highlights with #BestofWeddingPhotography. The ceremony is arranged by Switzerland Wedding company located in Interlaken. You can ” google” individual services and locations but to host a proper wedding where YOU will not work, and it runs ” smoothly” hire affordable professionals. They wished a ” James Bond” wedding ceremony. The weather was so beautiful that the next day we guided them around the Jungfrau region to ski down the World Famous Lauberhorn Ski Racing run.  Congratulations Ken and Joe, we have made friends forever! We look forward to meeting them again !!!  Best of Wedding Photography: Thank you for showcasing this incredible wedding day in Switzerland!

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A Tulum, Mexico Beach Wedding at Hacienda Chekul

This past year I’ve had the pleasure of traveling internationally more for weddings, and Mexico was at the top of the list!  What’s to love about Mexico … for starters,  it’s fairly close to California (which is my home base) and easy to get to, relatively speaking, the weather is warm, the people are friendly, it’s affordable, the beaches are beautiful, and the living is easy!

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If you’re unsure of where to explore, I’d recommend exploring rural Cabo San Lucas, Punta Mita area, Sayulita, and the Caribbean side of Mexico, south of Cancun, Tulum.

Can you imagine how wonderful it is to have several DAYS to enjoy your closest family and friends on an adventure together, instead of a few hours!?   Sounds fabulous!  Your family and friends will thank you.  Here are a few incredible resorts to consider:  Four Seasons Punta MitaSt Regis Punta MitaImanta Resort near Sayulita, Hacienda Chekul Tulum, Mexico

Rochelle and Damian desired this experience, so they planned a several day excursion with their closest family and friends to explore an area that had become close their hearts.  They had booked stunning Hacienda Chekul in the biosphere of Tulum; secluded, jungle-like, luxurious and intimate.  Indeed, it was a grand adventure and a FUN way to start their marriage.

The adventures abounded for the soon to newly wed and their guests … from ancient ruins, jungle safaris, exotic margaritas to snorkeling in the seamless, warm Caribbean Ocean, this wedding didn’t disappoint.  It’s warm there most of the year; it didn’t matter that they tied the knot in January.  Rochelle and Damion took a few trips down, and probably the best decision they made was to hire an event coordinator to help them put it all together.  Their day was 100% them; they had a beautiful, intimate beach ceremony, delicious cuisine, live music, completely authentic townsmen playing Gypsy Kings type music and were surrounded with love by 70 close family and friends from all over the world.

Whether you’re considering eloping, or inviting family and friends, Mexico is an awesome place to start your union and we are totally down to meet you there and capture your once in a lifetime moments!

Outdoor Wedding Party at Villa Seghetti Panichi in Marche, Italy

Italy has some amazing wedding venues, and Villa Seghetti Panichi in Marche is just one of those venues. It’s in the Centre of Italy, and the beautiful Abbey where the marriage took place, Santa Maria Della Rocca, Offida, is only a few km. This was a beautiful wedding, with an outdoor party. Nikita, the bride, great artist, had sewed dresses for the bridesmaids and mothers. There was a bit of rain, but the guests are gathered around Nikita and Andrea, with love and laughter.

Destination wedding in Phuket, Thailand

Enjoy with a happy couple and family at Sripanwa Phuket, Thailand. Clara and Sidney choose Phuket – the pearl of Andaman Sea as their dream wedding destination. All families and friends went to a yacht trip before the wedding day. It was so fun.

The wedding ceremony started in the morning with Chinese door game and followed by the tea ceremony in their villa, the ring ceremony at Baba Nest where the guests could see a panorama view from the top roof of the building. The wedding venue surrounded by the ocean view in 360 degrees. It was so stunning. The wedding reception was held at Baba pool club where they celebrated and end of the function with fireworks.

The wedding film and photo montage of Clara & Sidney are here.

steven rooney - July 1, 2016 - 8:21 am

Wow, awesome location for a wedding!