What a wonderful party! Reviewing Julie and Christopher’s wedding photos gives me so much joy and energy. A great pleasure to photograph their destination wedding in Italy (at the Almaranto Hotel in Calamandrana), which represents for them and for the guests a fabulous weekend in the heart of the Unesco hills of Monferrato.
Preparations and outdoor ceremony
The whole event, from the preparations to ceremony and the reception, is in the Almaranto Hotel location, in Calamandrana in the province of Asti. The spouses are Danish, and all their guests are ready to experience this “Italian wedding”. Before the day begins, a nice dip in the pool is just what it takes.
And then the ceremony. Julie and Christopher join in an outdoor wedding in the courtyard of the location. We take panoramic photos from above to capture the situation from every point of view. You don’t need to know the Danish language to understand that it is a moment of stellar joy!
Wedding reception at the Almaranto Hotel, Calamandrana
It’s time to celebrate. The glance is exceptional: in the center of the courtyard of the Almaranto Hotel there is a long imperial table where all the guests sit. Many speeches of the guests celebrate the love story of the couple with dedications and stories. In the evening the location – inaugurated just a year ago – becomes even more romantic.
Fun fact: after a hot summer, this is the first day with some fresh air. And even if a few light drops of rain fall during dinner, both the bride and groom and the guests remain outside, sure that the rain would stop shortly thereafter. And so it was.
And then we can go on with the toasts, the dances, the party: Julie and Christopher’s wedding in Italy is a marvel!
September 3, 2022
Every time I photograph a wedding in Langhe I feel a great amazement. By now I know these villages, roads and hills perfectly… yet there is always something that surprises me, conquers me, and that challenges me to take more beautiful and more emotionally charged photos. The photos you see are the ones that tell the wedding of Simona and Joshua, a wonderful day at the Agriturismo La Torricella in Monforte d’Alba!
Religious ceremony in the cellar of the location
Simona and Joshua meet for the first time in London, but it is Italy that they choose as their wedding venue. There is no better scenery than the Unesco Heritage hills of Langhe, where La Torricella is one of the most popular locations.
The bride wears the dress with the help of her mother and sister. The groom prepares together with his friends. The ceremony can begin: Simona & Joshua get married with a Protestant religious rite, in the cellar of the location, as there are a few drops of rain outside.
But soon after, the sky opens, the sun shines, and an exceptional day of celebration begins!
Outdoor wedding reception at the Agriturismo La Torricella
The Agriturismo La Torricella – as the connoisseurs of the Langhe know well – has an incomparable panoramic position that offers a spectacular view of the hills. The clear and clean air after the rain gives us a unique sunset. It is the perfect situation for beautiful portraits of the newlyweds.
And then I must say that this location always manages to convey a warm “home” atmosphere. A house with excellent wines, whose barrels were the setting for the ceremony in the cellar.
The outdoor dinner begins, which is the prelude to a wonderful evening, with games, toasts, the throwing of the bouquet, the cutting of the cake, and a lot of fun and dance to continue celebrating the fantastic wedding of Simona & Joshua!
July 29, 2022
Monferrato, which we love for its beautiful landscapes and spectacular wines, welcomes the wedding of Laura and Indy, from Netherlands. A great pleasure to show with these photos their event at the Cantina Moretti Adimari in Isola d’Asti.
Preparations and ceremony on location in Moretti Adimari
Let’s start with the preparations at Bricco San Giovanni in Isola d’Asti, a farmhouse linked to the wedding location (Cantina Moretti Adimari). The bride and groom get ready in two different rooms: he with his dad, his brother and the bride’s dad, and she with the bride and groom’s two mothers and friends. Her mom takes care of the make-up and hairdo. And after the preparations we photograph the first look in the farmhouse courtyard.
The time has come to move to the location, the Cantina Moretti Adimari.
Laura and Indy join in marriage with an outdoor ceremony, very emotional and felt by both the spouses and the guests. During the ceremony the two very nice golden retriever dogs of the spouses are always present, to whom they are very attached, and who become the protagonists of many of the photos we take.
Outdoor reception at the Moretti Adimari Winery, Isola d’Asti
After the ceremony we move to the garden of the location for an outdoor aperitif. It’s time for some portraits with dogs, in the vineyards where the wines of Cantina Moretti Adimari are produced. And which today become the wedding favor: the gift for the guests is in fact a bottle of wine with the label “Laura & Indy”.
For dinner, as you can see in the photos, a spectacular and very long imperial table is ready under the vines to welcome the guests. The speeches of relatives, friends and finally of the spouses begin: exciting and fun moments at the same time, which make the atmosphere of the event magical. A few more nocturnal portraits, and then here is the cutting of the cake, with all the guests together to toast and celebrate Laura and Indy, wonderful protagonists of this day!
August 22, 2022
At La Villa Hotel in Mombaruzzo it is a warm sunny day, it would be very nice to take a nice dip in the pool of the location, but there is an event to photograph: it is the wedding in Italy of Luciana and Eoghan!
The best solution to not feel the heat is to immerse yourself completely in the beautiful and festive atmosphere created on this wedding day. And then let’s get started.
Outdoor ceremony in the garden of the location
It is always a great pleasure to meet Nicola, owner of the location, whom we recently interviewed to let us say more about the Hotel La Villa. A location that is very successful among foreign couples who get married in Italy. In the case of this event, Luciana & Eoghan met in Australia and live in Ireland, and they decided to set the wedding in Italy where she spent many years.
And after the respective preparations of the spouses, let’s get to the heart of the day: Luciana & Eoghan join in an outdoor wedding, in front of the spectacle of the Monferrato hills. Now all that remains is to celebrate!
Wedding reception at the La Villa Hotel in Mombaruzzo
The sun slowly descends behind the horizon, the magic of the stars lights up, the thousand lights set up between the tables light up. The toasts are coming, it is a lively and very pleasant dinner. We take many photos that tell of these moments of joy and sharing up to the ritual moment of cutting the cake.
And then the music rises, the groom joins the band to sing, the bride and the guests dance and move all night long. An exceptional day, which these photos have the task of remembering in all its beauty: best wishes Luciana and Eoghan!
July 16, 2022