Erica & Stephen

A fabulous place: the Castello di Bagnolo, ideal for an outdoor wedding, especially on bright days at the end of June, when spring becomes summer. The bride and groom are Erica and Stephen, she Italian and he is American: an “international” wedding with guests from all over the world. A big thank you to Roberta Cavaliere Wedding Planner for the excellent care in organizing this event!

Outdoor wedding ceremony, between the gardens and the castle

The love story of Erica and Stephen is beautiful. They are known during her trip to America, in an ecovillage in the Missouri countryside, the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. And today, on their wedding day, he is coming to Italy. Erica and Stephen in this special event have around him many friends, Italian and English words mingle in a party that will grow until the evening.

Here we are in the gardens of the Castle, where everything is set up to perfection, and the musicians of the Paranza del Geco create the atmosphere. The ceremony is in two languages, with many speeches that add emotion and intensity to the event. Erica and Stephen join in marriage with the sand ritual, and exchange the hand-built rings, that lie on twigs woven like a nest. The song “Home” by Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, sung by everyone, seals this unforgettable moment!

Wedding reception at the Castello di Bagnolo, Italy

So many soap bubbles to celebrate the union of Erica and Stephen, and then a short walk to the place where the reception is set up, in a truly enchanting panoramic position. Celebrating the wedding at Castello di Bagnolo, Italy, means being in a location that also offers many ideas for beautiful portraits, and when the sun sets is the right time to steal for a few minutes the couple at the reception, and take lots of photos with the beautiful scenery of the Castle.

The dinner starts with other parents’ speeches, and then the party takes off. Launch of the bouquet, cutting of the cake, lots of dances: everything takes place outdoors, under the stars. The “take away” photos that we print on the moment give to all the guests a memory of this magical event. And as we know, the photos have no language, they have no boundaries and they do not even have time limits: they will keep forever the emotions of the fantastic marriage of Erica and Stephen.

June 20, 2018

Helen & Enrico

In Fontanafredda, one of the most beautiful locations for weddings in the Langhe, is the day of an “international” wedding: that of Helen and Enrico. English and Italians celebrate in this fabulous corner of Piedmont, that is famous throughout the world for great wines and UNESCO heritage landscapes.

And in this gallery there are photos to relive the event in all its intensity!

Wedding ceremony at the Horszowski Auditorium, Monforte d’Alba

The bride prepares in a room of the Costa Bussia farm – Tenuta Arnolfo, together with her relatives who have come from England for the big event. Mom and sister are very happy, and the bridesmaids in elegant green dresses help Helen in the preparations.

The ceremony is in a very special place in the Langhe del Barolo. This place is the Horszowski Auditorium, in Monforte d’Alba, a small and very particular amphitheater in the center of the country, with perfect acoustics.

A perfect acoustics also to listen to the Yes that is said Helen and Enrico in the ritual that unites them in marriage!

Wedding reception at Tenuta Fontanafredda

After a few minutes by car, here we are in Fontanafredda, a vast estate with vineyards as far as the eye can see, and with a starred restaurant that offers guests a menu of the highest level.

Many children make the atmosphere very lively. Meanwhile, with the couple we move first in the park and then in the ancient Winery, amid rows of fine wines, for some photographs to the bride and the groom.

A beautiful dinner: speech, toast, joy and emotion around the protagonists of this wedding. Finally, the outdoor dances!

“It’s too beautiful to throw it. I want to keep it!” Helen decided: no throwing of the bouquet. She is the bride, so everything is granted to her! And she is an English bride, as we know England “is trendy” in weddings like few other nations, just think of the emotion that create the “royal weddings” of the British royal family all over the world.

Helen and Enrico, best wishes for such happiness!

2 June 2018

Elira & Paolo

These are the photographs that were taken during Elira and Paolo’s wedding. The wedding took place entirely at Osteria La Madernassa Guarene, near Alba. Elira and Paolo live in Sweden, in Stockholm. A rather cold place, but the event that celebrates their love is full of warmth!

The preparations and the ceremony at La Madernassa Guarene

It is early in the morning when Paolo gets ready at his parents´ place, not far from the location of the wedding. Meanwhile Elira is getting ready in the fantastic suite of the Hotel Palazzo Righini in Fossano. We thank Palazzo Righini for letting us using this fabolous room, which gave us the opportunity to take pictures really out of the ordinary, giving an added value both to the experience of the bride and the photo shoot!

The wedding takes place entirely at Osteria La Madernassa Guarene, one of the top locations in Langhe and Roero, a starred restaurant, a very good example of Piemonte’s excellent enogastronomy. The reception of Fabrizio and his wife Luciana is always extraordinary, it is always a pleasure and an honor to work here.

Everything is ready for the ceremony, outdoors in one of the gardens of the location. Better than any words, the images show the great emotions of this moment, both for the spouses and for the families (his from Italy, hers from Albania).

Wedding reception at Osteria La Madernassa

The great cuisine of Osteria La Madernassa offers a delicious menu. Everyone makes their contribution for a cheerful atmosphere: aperitif and lunch are full of moments of fun and emotions. A Swedish friend from Stockholm holds a speech fluently in Italian. Even the newlyweds propose a game to their guests, a quiz in the garden with questions concerning the couple.

During the day we also find the time for some portraits with Elira and Paolo, beautiful, in love, in a special place for an unforgettable day. La Madernassa, as well as having many comforts, is also one of the locations in Piedmont with a swimming pool: another scenery for photos that show the joyful mood of the party. Finally, the launch of the bouquet. And then we print the photos “take away”, which are snapped up by the guests, and this is always a great satisfaction.

Let’s carry on with the dance: spouses, friends and parents, to end a fabulous day for Elira, Paolo and their guests.

April 29, 2018

Sati & Stefano

Ladies & Gentlemen, here we have the photos of a fairytale event: Sati Kazanova & Stefano Tiozzo’s Wedding!

The event is set in the beautiful Langhe, World Heritage Site in Northern Italy. The venue is Antico Podere Tota Virginia, in Serralunga d’Alba.

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I decided to include here some phrases from their marriage promises: that’s the best way to tell their wonderful love story.

SATI: I promise to be less extravagant and to manage our savings wisely, without exaggerating with shopping and frivolous…

STEFANO: I promise to lift you out of this promise because you respect your work, your duty, that you could not do so well if you were not so extravagant…

The photos of Sati & Stefano’s Wedding

She is a famous singer and popstar in Russia. He is also a musician (I know him from the time he used to play in the Baroque rock band) but he is known around the world as a travel photographer. You find on his website many amazing photos. In short, it is immense pleasure to photograph this “Celebrity Wedding”.

I know Stefano since University, since I started to practice photography and especially travel photography. Even then, the aurora borealis of Stefano colored the desks of all those who would sooner or later dream of traveling with him in Northern Europe. Destiny has brought me to Iceland to see one of the most beautiful aurora of my life, in the glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón with him.

Years later, here I am to photograph his marriage: what great experiences and surprises fill our lives!

STEFANO: I also promise to be ordered, to fold my clothes without endless stacks on the chairs, without letting them go home, so as not to hurt your feelings…

SATI: I promise to have patience whenever you will not keep this promise, and count at least 10 before expressing my dissent…

Sati and Stefano: united by music and…

Yes, surprises never end and Stefano is one of those who always plays with unpredictability. Solar, overwhelming, charismatic, a forge of ideas. When he called me to tell me that he would marry Russian popstar Sati Kazanova, for a moment I thought it was a joke. After the first stories, the only thing I could say was a great WOW!

SATI: I promise to do my best to be happy with my strength, and never to demand from you the responsibility to make me happy…

STEFANO: I promise to do my best, to use every resource I have and every energy for your joy and happiness…

Stefano knows Sati Kazanova at the wedding of his brother, Cristiano. On that occasion Stefano had my own role: the wedding photographer. Since Stefano has come into contact with Sati, a series of special signals have attracted each other… Coincidences. Dreams. Signs of fate!

They met again during a party and with an excuse they exchanged the numbers. In the following weeks, a great love was born. It was so great that they already fell in love with each other before the first date…

SATI: I promise to respect your travels, your duty, though you will be away for many weeks, and even if you miss me. I promise instead to support you and inspire you for the rest of our lives together…

STEFANO: I promise to support, encourage and, where necessary, participate in any of your artistic projects, even if these should take you away, and even if it is painful not to be close to you…

Celebrity Wedding in Langhe

Stefano comes from a Christian family, and Sati comes from a region of Muslim Russia. Being difficult to join these cultures and all relatives in a single ceremony, they decide to celebrate different moments with their traditions: four events that are set around the world. The culmination of these events is the European style wedding here in the Langhe, in Serralunga d’Alba.

His brother Christian and his wife Marina are fundamental in the wedding ritual: he celebrates the symbolic ritual, while she translates it into Russian… thus rejoicing the favor of that magical event in which Stefano, making the photographer of their marriage, met Sati!

SATI: I promise to consider all the members of your family, and your friends, as if they were mine, and as people to me very much, and to always be kind to them.

STEFANO: I promise to accept the culture, traditions and customs of your family, as are my own, so that our union brings joy and harmony to both of our families.

There is a magical sunset, the ritual is exciting and overwhelming, and the festive and joyful feast of traditions like never before. Sati sings three songs accompanied by Stefano. What an enchanting moment!

In addition, the location is magnificent: we have repeatedly reported the Antico Podere Tota Virginia among our favorite restaurants in Piedmont, and the background of the hills and the Castle of Serralunga d’Alba is an amazing landscapes.

Sati Kazanova & Stefano Tiozzo: an unforgettable wedding!

It is a great honor and immense pleasure to photograph the Sati Kazanova Stefano Tiozzo’s wedding, of course. I’m still putting together the great emotions I’ve been accompanying on this day. Surely it will remain unforgettable in my memory and in that of all the friends present.

And to make them even more unforgettable this wedding will take photos!

In this reception so elegant, we almost forget that this event is followed by hundreds of millions of people on the planet. Since this event has a huge resonance in Russia, there is also the Moscow TV.

SATI: I promise to love you every day as you are without trying to change you…

STEFANO: I promise to improve myself every day, in the name of the sincere love I have for you, and why do you deserve me to do everything to be a little more perfect every day for you…

This great love combined with music, travel and beauty is a fable that is great to tell with photos.

Good future and до свидания! (Goodbye)

October 22, 2017

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