Category Archives: All Weddings

A fizzy bride for a Wedding in Sicily

In a fantastic scenic gulf with a beautiful natural environment between mountain and sea, in western Sicily, I have created the photographic story of Vito and Chiara in Castellammare del Golfo. At the wedding home, I have been attracting so many friends and relatives excited about this wedding. In the church of Santa Caterina, the bride’s dad made everyone excite! A religious marriage rally is very engaging because the priest has known families for many years. Climate changed after church wedding, the cheerful and smiling bride and groom together with friends began to celebrate at Port of Castellammare del Golfo with a toast with friends, a walk near the blue sea and then go to the party with friends and relatives.

A photographic service in Sicily very fun, with some little emotion.

I knew the bride, Chiara, for a long time; But the day of marriage turned out to be more beautiful and bubbly than ever!
A brilliant bride for a fun wedding!

In Sicily, usually, the bride and groom have a dark dress, but Vito surprised us with her pearl gray pajamas suit that well suits a wedding in the morning. The dress of the bride, a real wonder! When you marry you want to be beautiful, but this dress was a lot more and valorized the bride making it sweet and intriguing at the same time! And then how much happiness between champagne and the other there were so many dances and fun games!

A wedding photographer in Sicily has a lot of things to do, because in addition to the weddings also landscapes become the protagonists of the wedding day for elegant and spontaneous photographs do not need the shots posed; But only a tune between photographer, bride, and groom!

Portugal Destination Wedding at Tivoli Seteais Palace

It has been one of a time wedding in Portugal that occurred at the grounds of Tivoli Seteais Palace in Sintra.
The couple had chosen us to be their Portugal wedding photographers, and we couldn´t be more thrilled that we were chosen to attend this happy bunch that came all the way from Brazil to celebrate this romantic Sintra Wedding. Everything was done to perfection, and the couple´s guests not only took with them happy new marriage memories, but also a fabulous impression of the ever so romantic Sintra region of Portugal.

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Portugal Destination Wedding at Tivoli Seteais Palace

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.