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Keith & Lindsay Wedding in Corfu, Greece

Wedding in Corfu, Greece at 15/07/2016, of Keith and Lindsay. The story goes like this. Keith is from Scotland, and Lindsay is from Canada. They met in Australia and the decided to get married in Greece, and more specifically at the village Boukari in Corfu. The place that their wedding took place was Boukari Beach Restaurant, a fantastic place by the sea on the island of Corfu. Their best friends and family traveled from very far to help them with their wedding and enjoy with them this very special day.

Wedding at Agriturismo La Capuccina on Lake Orta in San Giulio, Italy

Today I want to tell you the story of Juliusz and Silke, a British-Polish couple who recently got married in Italy. They perfectly managed to organize their wedding in Italy in the beautiful frame of the Lake Orta and the town of San Giulio, doing the ceremony in the church of Santa Maria Assunta in the same town. The reception took place in Agriturismo La Capuccina. This cute Italian wedding venue was so good for everything: from the kindness of the staff to the amazing food, which was almost all produced locally, on the farm. A serious typical Italian great example of eating well! These two guys couldn’t choose better.

The photographic style of this wedding and all the wedding I’m shooting this year is widely influenced by street photography and a sort of ironic approach to facts I see. With the exception of the posed session on the lake, these are all spontaneous, genuine photos. I hope you will like at least some pieces in this wedding reportage. Some of these photos are done, indeed, for photography lovers of a certain kind…

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A Beach Wedding in Clearwater Beach, Florida

Looking for a great destination location for your wedding that won’t break the bank? Try Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA! Brian C Idocks Photographics is a St. Petersburg, Florida based wedding photographer and we find ourselves working in nearby Clearwater Beach very often. Most of our clients who choose Clearwater Beach as their location for their wedding are not local, however. It might be due to the fact that there are a multitude of beachside resorts for any budget or it might be the first rate white sand beaches that stretch for 2.5 miles. The area offers much more so you and your guests can enjoy a mini vacation along with your wedding celebration. Shopping, restaurants as well as fun activities such as jet ski rentals, boat tours, miniature golf and even a “pirate ship” cruise can be enjoyed during your stay.

Among the various locations in Clearwater Beach for weddings, Hilton Clearwater Beach is one we as professional wedding photographers find ourselves at often. We have photographed couples from all over the world at Hilton Clearwater Beach. Brooke and Jason, a couple from Tennessee, recently held their wedding at Hilton Clearwater Beach and we were honored to be their wedding photographers for the day. This playful couple took full advantage of Clearwater’s beaches, extending their stay to enjoy this special time with family and friends. The Hilton made arrangements for their guests easy as all events could happen conviently in one location, from guest rooms to a seaside ceremony and indoor ballroom reception.

Here are some helpful tips for those who might choose Clearwater Beach, Florida as their destination wedding location:

1) Location! Take your time and research the many venues that are available to you. Make certain that it can support your needs. Does it have enough guest rooms for you available at the time of your event? Do they have parking to accommodate you and your guests? Does the location have a ceremony site that you had in mind, be it beachside, garden courtyard or a nearby church? Is the reception area the style and price range that you have budgeted for and do they include food, drink, linens and any other items that you may require or do they have recommended vendors to provide such for you?

2) Time of the year. Make certain you familiarize yourself with the Sunshine’s state’s weather patterns. Yes, we do have a hurricane season and when planning a wedding during these months, wedding insurance might be worth the investment if postponing is required due to a natural emergency. Some other things to keep in mind is it does rain. We are a sub-tropical location and we stay gorgeous and green due to our hot and wet weather. Always have a plan B so that if it does rain, your day is not completely ruined. Also keep the heat in mind for your and your guests comfort. If an ocean view ceremony and a covered patio reception is your dream wedding, then you might find it more comfortable to plan for an early Spring or Fall wedding.

3) Time of day. We often hear couples dreaming of a sunset ceremony. It is a romantic notion to be sure, but as a professional wedding photographer, I know of the difficulty this timing might provide. Once the sun goes down beyond the horizon it is dark. If you are looking for those romantic couples portraits after the ceremony, as well as formal family portraits and bridal party portraits, then a sunset ceremony would make these occur in the darkness. You would either have to coordinate things so that you did these portraits before hand which would include a first look as these images include the couple as well, or you could work with the timing needs of your photographer and push back your ceremony, in our case, just one hour, to provide for the extra sun light for images after the ceremony. This, in my humble opinion, is the best case scenario as it still gives the ceremony a sunset feel, but leaves sunlight for the formal portraits afterward. It also keeps cost low as you won’t have to add all those extra hours before hand for photography.

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.