A romantic and elegant wedding in Trieste - Debora and Giovanni

From the moment I met them for the first time, in a meeting, I knew this couple had great things to offer me to photograph!

An amazing taste for details, and interior design with that clean touch of minimalism were the first things to catch my eyes. Getting to know them was even better: two huge travelers, a little bit of nerd passions, great collections of comics and selected memorabilia from all their travels. Couldn’t get any better, right?

Last summer, Debora and Giovanni tied the knot in Trieste, my hometown, celebrating afterwards in the amazing hills of San Floriano, at the Formentini Castle.

As I learned about them and their story, I couldn’t help it but to agree to stop at a certain gas station for a coffee and a 5 minute shooting. They told me about how they ALWAYS stop there, for coffee and cookies, on the way to the airport. Before every single travel! I just love traditions! Besides, the bride was so pretty, she could have rocked any location!

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The catering of Formentini Castle took good care of the guests while we were shooting, so everyone was well rested and fed when the bride and groom arrived at the location, making them to start the party right away.

The amazing theme chosen for the wedding was “travel” (Of course), but with a huge twist: all the tables were named after magical and mythological places like Thule, Neverland and Eden. I just fell in love with the design and realization of all the stationery!

Nothing stopped their smiles during this amazing day, and even in the rainiest day a little bit of sun started shining through the clouds, just before the sunset!

It was one of my favorite weddings of the last year, when the couple puts so much effort in all the details, the result can’t be anything but great, as their wedding was!

Enjoy the gallery!
Romina

Wedding venue: Formentini Castle

Wedding stationery: K-Copy Trieste

Second shooter: Flash Blesst

Valentina and Alessio's relaxed wedding in Zemono.

This week came with the happiest news for Valentina and Alessio.

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Little Oscar, pictured here in mommy’s belly, is born.
The sweet news took me back to six months ago, on this very special day.

Everything about this wedding day represented very well the bride and the groom, focusing mostly on family and friends, lots of food (Alessio?) and non-stop fun, following an unexpected Dylan Dog theme.

Valentina runs her own pole dancing school, she’s strong and amazingly talented, and she designed her own wedding dress (yes, you read that correctly!).

Alessio is as talented, he’s been designing AND creating their furniture, he made jokes and kept pulling faces, giving me some serious hysterical moments while going through the pictures again.

Fun fact: during the bride’s preparations, Valentina told me that Alessio’s first words to me, after the ceremony, would be “I’m hungry”.
10/10 nailed it

We were afraid that it could have been both crazy hot or raining all day, instead, the weather was on their side, gifting us with a cloudy but warm day.

They have been lucky enough to be albe to celebrate the marriage in the church of San Giovanni in Tuba, a beautiful gothic church just outside Trieste. We then made it to che Caste of Gorizia for a little brunch (3rd one for the groom) and few pictures, and went on to the beautiful location they chose for their reception, Zemono. A beautiful manor house built on a hill a Venetian style (rather unusual for the area, but who doesn’t love that?). The position gives a beautiful view on the mountains and the valley, and the interior are simply to die for.

It’s been an amazing first time in Zemono, so I really hope to be back there for more weddings soon, definitely can’t get tired of that beauty!

I wish the best to the new mom and dad, I can’t wait to meet little Oscar in person!

Special thanks:
Second shooter: Everything and Beyond Weddings

Videographer: Tiziana & Andrea

Bride’s dress: Vita Lorusso

Groom’s suit : Taurus Cerimonia

Location: Zemono

Arthur's Seat - a hike on an extinct volcano.

What is more romantic than climbing Arthur’s Seat on Valentine day with your lovely partner?

The sweat, the red cheeks and nose, the strong wind and all the swears because you keep tripping on all the rocks!
I’m obviously joking! (No, but seriously…)

Yesterday, for the first time, we hiked together one of the most famous hills in Scotland, to enjoy the lovely day together and the breath-taking view over the city. Obviously breath-taking for the arduous hike to the highest point of the hill, while people going back down were falling and rolling down on their butts all around me!

Needless to say, the moment when we left the main road behind us and made few turns left, I felt like I was deep in the Highlands already.

I’m getting myself ready for round two! But first, here’s few random facts about Arthur’s seat:

Yes, it’s actually an extinct volcano! Erupted last around 350 million years ago.

The origins of the name are unknown. Some say because of King Arthur, that guy you might have heard of for the sword called Excalibur, the other Knights, a round table and a place called Camelot!

Legend says the hill is actually a sleeping dragon.

Arthur’s Seat has been featured in many books, including Frankenstein by Mary Shelley!

Have a good day,
Romina

Destination Kent, Kim and Roman vegan wedding by the seaside

How could I start my first blog post, if not with my first ever wedding in the UK?
I couldn’t believe it when Kim texted me the first time, saying that she was getting married and wanted me to be her wedding photographer! I was already planning all the moving to Scotland but still didn’t book my flight, and after a wee chat with Kim, I really didn’t want to miss her big day.
Her attention for the details is amazing, and she also catered all her wedding by herself with her amazing -now- husband Roman.

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I never visited Kent before, so I was surprised by Kim’s brilliant taste in scouting a location for the shooting, and the couple was kissed by the sun all day long, giving us a perfect golden hour for our shooting by the sea.
I really enjoyed their small, intimate, wedding. The love they have for each other is huge, bringing me tears when Kim walked to Roman the first time, in a really magic moment.
I couldn’t be more thankful for trusting me traveling all the way from Italy, and being so nice and respectful for my work. This really is a dream couple for all the photographers!

The wedding ceremony: Aberdeen House

The wedding party: The Queens Head

The car: Mollys classic wedding cars

Catering: Seaside Kitchen & Cake Parlour


All the best,
Romina