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Wedding in Central Italy: Santo Stefano di Sessanio

SEPTEMBER 2014. As a destination wedding photographer in Italy, I have been asked to shoot a wedding in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, in the province of L’Aquila, Central Italy.

I’ts not the first time for me in this small town surrounded by the mountains of the Abruzzo National Park. The chosen venue is Sextantio, Albergo Diffuso, a “diffused hotel” whose rooms are houses of a historical, medieval village, only partially reformed. A very seductive set for me, as a lover of the photojournalistic, spontaneous, reportage style.

This time I meet a couple from Texas, USA. I suddenly fall in love with their happiness, simplicity, sweetness of the whole family and their sense of fun. Not every day, indeed, you meet a couple getting married dressing Converse shoes for the ceremony, both the bride and the groom! And this was only the beginning…

Enjoy this small selection and, if not enough, find out more pictures about this story on my website:

Lebanese Destination Wedding in Lake Como

Varenna is a beautiful, small town in the east coast of Lake Como. It is worldwide famous for being one of the loveliest towns of the Lake, because it kept all its pure medieval beauty, with many colorful houses between the green waters and the majestic mountains.

The “Pearl of the Lake” was chosen by Marianne and Thierry, a lovely couple from Lebanon, as the perfect location for their Italian wedding. We met them in the wonderful Villa Cipressi, and the first thing Marianne told us was that she wanted us to be her wedding photographers even before Thierry proposed her – definitely an inspiring way to begin a wedding photographic service! Marianne and Thierry got ready in two different rooms of the Villa, surrounded by their friends and relatives.

After the getting ready, the guests and the groom reached by feet the amazing Church of Varenna: it is one of the few Catholic Churches allowing non-Italian weddings, and it is probably one of the most pictoresque churches a person might ever see. In fact, the whole church is built of Nero di Varenna, a black calcareous stone which creates amazing tricks of light in the candle light.

When Marianne and her father arrived to the Church, the ceremony began – it was a very peculiar ceremony, for it was led in Arab by a Lebanese priest who came to Italy for the celebration.

It was a Catholic-Maronite wedding, that contained many of the Orthodox Wedding traditions, such as the coronation of the bride and the groom. After this beautiful ceremony – notice the priest taking Selfies with the couple! – we had a wonderful and fun couple shooting among the beautiful wild gardens of Villa Cipressi.

When the shooting was done, the couple and the guests could enjoy an Italian dinner in one of the beautiful frescoed halls of the Villa, with dances and fun between one course and the other!

They had a great fun at the wedding, and we had a great fun with them, too: congratulations to these lovely people!

Lebanese Destination Wedding in Lake Como by Mauro Pozzer Photographer

Marriage in Bormio

“…To this day I remember mainly the warmth of the welcome of all friends of the couple. If you think that the people in the mountains are cooler I say it’s the opposite. Many friends as many mountains … This is the memory of a perfect day and the memory of the wedding of Maddalena and David.”

Diego Taroni  –

Wedding Photography in Tuscany – Villa Mangiacane

It was really a pleasure to shoot this wedding in Tuscany. Hiba and David are a wonderful couple and they have enjoyed their wedding with families and their friends coming from all over the world.

It was an amazing day who started with sun, then with the rain and again with the sun, an amazing double rainbow and much, much love!

The prestigious Villa Mangiacane made ​​a beautiful setting for all this.

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Photos by: Andrea Cittadini Photography
Venue: Villa Mangiacane – San Casciano