I always tell couples that if you can’t have a Mediterranean wedding, why not do a honeymoon or anniversary shoot somewhere in the Med? Or, if you’re a really lucky couple, you get to do both. Like these two love birds here.
Having been married in Capri a year earlier, Bridjet and Barton chose neighboring Positano to begin their one-year wedding anniversary trip. Positano was perfect because it is a classic beautiful Italian getaway very close to Capri, but completely different in style and function. And their wedding photographer from one year ago, Rochelle Cheever, captured it all beautifully.
From Bridget: “The beauty of the city with its classic city landscape built into the Italian coast mountainside was a perfect backdrop for a photo shoot. The only photographer acceptable for this job was Rochelle Cheever, our wedding photographer. In Capri she captured images that will define our life and she did the same one year later. Having the same photographer was extra special because she already knew and had worked with us, which made for a much more captivating and fun/enjoyable experience.”
Photography: Rochelle Cheever Photography // Location: Il San Pietro di Positano
Raea and Alex’s wedding seems like a true labor of love, affectionately prepared by both families, the local and the foreign one. The couple got hitched in a traditional ceremony in the village of Tochni, on Cyprus’ magical south coast. The church ceremony (with the traditional procession leading the bride and her family there, accompanied by musicians) was followed by a wild party on the village’s central square, all captured by the talented Bayly & Moore. And I only have one word – wow!
From the photographers: “So many things made this day unbelievably special – all of the preparation and transformation that went into turning the village square into Raea and Alex’s wedding venue, the pure joy of everyone involved who’d travelled so far, the crazy surroundings and how the locals totally adopted everyone, and one totally magical first-look in a wheat field down a dusty road on the edge of town… Now, if only you could taste the food, hear the music, drink the wine and smell the air, then you’d start to understand why this is one of the greats.”
Photography: Bayly & Moore
Italian couple Elisa and Alessandro got married on the day of the autumnal equinox, when day and night are of equal length, symbolizing the equilibrium of the universe. They chose Coiromonte in Northern Italy for the celebration, a very special place for them, where they spent many summers during their childhood and from where “you can still see the stars.”
The bride’s custom blush gown is an absolute stunner and who wouldn’t want to have their ceremony entrance by boat? Thank you Paola Colleoni Photography for sharing this heartfelt and beautiful wedding with us!
Along with the wedding planner Chiara Crosta from Olli Wedding, the couple created a rustic and natural atmosphere, and where every detail embodied the spirit chosen: light, airy, wild and organic.
And guys, don’t miss this sweet video if you want to see more of that small Italian village, the happy bride (and by happy I mean radiantly smiling all the time!) and the couple’s reception entrance in tractor… This is a small and relaxed wedding well done!
Photography: Paola Colleoni Photography // Reception Venue: Circolo di Coiromonte // Event Planner: Olli Wedding // Cinema and Video: Paola Colleoni // Makeup Artist: Splendido // Bride’s Dress: ValeLab // Ceremony Location: Villa Bossi
What I love most about my job is probably discovering new photography talents, and Tali Photography is definitely among my new favorites. Needless to say, I am thrilled to welcome international wedding photographer Tali as a new sponsor to the Belle & Chic family.
Here’s what Tali has to say about her work:
“After finishing my photography studies I decided to focus on weddings, and my style is a mix of reportage and creative portraits.
I try to capture emotions, important and intriguing moments, joy, love and the happiness of a wedding.
I document a very unique story – your love, and your special day!
If you like what you see, why don’t you give me a call or shoot me an email… Id be thrilled to hear from you!”
Beautiful photography, right? Tali is based in Germany, but is available for weddings all over the world. She speaks German, Italian and English. You can see more of her work on her website and also follow her on Facebook.
Mercedes is Spanish, Farooq is from Bangladesh and together they have lived all over the world… a truly international couple. At the moment they reside in Switzerland and chose the Costa Brava as a central place in Europe where they could unite all of their family and friends to celebrate their nuptials.
The groom wanted a place with history and view of the Mediterranean Sea, so wedding coordinator Carole from Marry Me in Spain suggested the monastery in Blanes… an incredible location overlooking the sea from a cliff. It doesn’t get more Mediterranean than this, does it?
From the wedding coordinator: “The couple has two children and Farooq had been wanting to get married for years. Mercedes finally said yes, but made it clear that he was going to be in charge of organizing it all, something which he thoroughly enjoyed. In the end, however, it was her who got really excited on the wedding day itself!”
Says Marry Me in Spain: “We wanted to give the celebration a Mediterranean feel, so we had a paella station, rustic Mediterranean décor and as a guest book, provided postcards from Barcelona adorned with the same wax seal as used on the invitations.”
Wedding Coordinator: Marry Me in Spain // Photography: En Route Photography //
Venue: El Convent de Blanes // Flowers: La Floreria // Catering: Sibaris // Invitations & stationery: Oh My Goodies // Bride’s dress: Pronovias // Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo
**Remember that Marry Me in Spain offers a special discount to Belle & Chic readers!**