Do you need some fresh ideas for your wedding favors?Read More
Family Portraits! Our goal as we shoot wedding formal pictures is to keep things as fast and fun as possible. No one wants to spend all of cocktail hour standing around for 20 combinations of group pictures. No one! We try to breeze through family photos in 25-30 minutes, and bridal party photos in 25 minutes. If your desire is to make those family wedding photos fly by, easing the stress and making sure you get to enjoy as much of your party as possible, here some ideas.Read More
Engagement session in Corciano, UmbriaRead More
This couple from England planned their destination wedding in Assisi and after they had a special reception in a beautiful Italian castle in Umbria.Read More
Lavender wedding styled shoot Assisi This was the opportunity to host a STYLED SHOOT with incredible Umbrian creatives!!! Vendors from all over the area with all different businesses came together to collaborate on a stunning shoot that could NOT have been better! These ladies (and gentlemen) ROCKED it and we are so excited to be sharing our images on the blog today!Read More
The perfect small medieval village for your destination wedding in Italy. Corciano - UmbriaRead More
Daniel and Marie made the long trek from Stuttgart this past week to get a lot of wedding tasks accomplished and do their Trasimeno Lake engagement session! The timing was almost perfect because they out ran the storm for the most part and they made it up for their session before the rain hit the lake!!Read More
Jess and Danny traveled all the way from Los Angeles for their engagement session this past weekend. The hours they spent on the road to catch a flight and then the hours they spent driving to get to Bruges shows just how much this meant to them.Read More
The whole Umbria region, but especially the area surrounding Assisi, has a great religious and spiritual tradition, due to the connection with history and life of St. Francis.
Santa Maria degli Angeli hosts a variety of anecdotes related to the Saint. For instance, here is found the thornless rose garden where he rolled, naked, in an attempt to overcome temptation.
Micol and Daniele know each other since they were children: their love is deep and long lasting and their wedding has a great spiritual meaning. That's why they have chosen such a spiritual place to celebrate it.
The ceremony took place at the church of the nuns Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (Chiesa delle Suore Bianche). Its entrance is very simple, while its interior is enriched with frescos portraying scenes of Christ's life.
This is a very sweet part of the celebration: after the Elevation, the groom (instead of the priest) gives the Host and the Chalice to the bride, and vice versa.
After the ceremony, the couple took advantage of the late-afternoon light, very warm in summertime.
The bride told: "On leaving the Church, the sunlight became an active part of the whole organisation and it seemed as though dancing sun rays appeared from behind an invisible back-drop, filling the hearts of everyone with love and joy."
They've had their portraits taken in the nuns garden, a place they are very fond to.
On the background, you can recognize the majestic Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and its dome.
I love this light and feeling. Thanks a lot to Micol and Daniele for sharing their experience and their love with us.
Enchanting Bride Groom: Micol & Daniele
Ceremony Venue: Chiesa delle suore Suore Bianche, Santa Maria degli Angeli (PG)
Hymns soprano singer: Sarah Piccioni
Dress Designer: Elisa L
Caterer: Il Cuoco Innamorato
Celebrant: Fr. Alfio
Make-up: Martina Pioli
For all peonies lovers!!! Did you ever think about an engagement session in a peonies park?Read More
rides make hundreds of decisions to plan the perfect big day and we want to help them make some of those decisions easier. Here some suggestions every bride can make before the wedding to help ensure the day is everything the bride envisions, and maybe even more!Read More
Maternity symbolizes family. Maternity photography symbolizes life coming full circle. We try to develop lifelong relationships with our clients, and one thing that we love is seeing our wedding clients become a new family. Our maternity session is focused on capturing our clients beauty at this very special time in their life. There isn’t nothing better than a new mum, a new baby and a new family!
If we’re being honest, all of the wedding day images are important, but the real favourites are almost always from our time with Bride and Groom :D not only for their beauty, but because this is such a sweet moments of the day. For this brief moment in time, you will be alone with your groom! This time is for you two to step back and just love on each other as a married couple and allow the photographer to capture it. You will never get this moment back again and we always try to educate our couples on this time during the day!Read More
We met Elke and Niko in Bruges. We walked through some of the city streets and canals to capture some old architecture and classic buildings! Bruges isn’t called the “Venice of the north” for no reason!
Fall was perfectly timed because the trees AND the streets were still full of colorful leaves and that is always our #1 goal for late fall shoots!Read More
Have you ever think about your photos with a beautiful monument on the background? The good thing about photographing in high-traffic areas is that there are some epic locations to shoot. Have you ever think about Fontana di Trevi or Colosseum? That’s why they’re highly trafficked! The bad thing about it is this: there are so many people coming from so many directions all at the time (they never seem to stop!) that it’s almost impossible to get big, wide, pulled back images that showcase the landscape and landmarks of an area without having a bunch of people in the background. After some trouble-shooting and patience, we figured it out, though, and today we’ve got a few tips for you on how to make the most of it.Read More
We don't have a lot of rainy days in the summer and a rainy day wedding is not something that a bride wants to prepare for when planning her big day. Rainy wedding days do happen in Italy too! Here some tips for taking wedding photos in the rainRead More
Your first decision as an engagement couple is to set priorities for your wedding planning. You have to decide what you value most. Is it the dress? The food? The venue? As a couple and photographers, we belive that couples should make their photography a top priority. After the big day is over, you will leave your reception with a spouse& your pictures...that’s it! All of that planning and preparation is over in a matter of hours!
What you should know about our wedding albums!
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During the planning of a wedding, few decisions are as delightful as choosing your wedding cake. What could be better than sampling slice after slice of delicious cake? The more informed you are, the better the decisions you will make. Here are some useful tips.
Select your wedding cake style
Begin your search for your cake designer about six months before the wedding, even sooner if you want an in-demand pro. Some bakers' schedules start filling up about a year in advance.
It's best to start considering what you would like soon after you've chosen your reception site and the style of your wedding.
It may help to look at photographs in magazines and books or online for inspiration. Think about the flavour and the style you desire to help narrow your focus. The ideas you find may help you come up with creative ways to incorporate your favourites so they fit your wedding.
Try to see samples of the kind of decorations you want, such as gum-paste flowers or marzipan fruits. The right baker will be able to not only carry out your wishes, but tell you if your vision for your cake is realistic.
Choose a cake that's compatible with the style of the venue, the season, your gown, the flower arrangements, or the menu. If you want colourful accents you can give your baker fabric swatches.
Ask recently married friends and family members for their recommendations. Many caterers, reception sites, photographers and florists have favourite bakers.
Taste your wedding cake
As you start setting up appointments, ask for each baker's tasting.
At tastings, clients are invited into the bakery to sample exemplary cakes, ask questions, and review photos.
As for the flavour of the cake, you can see the different colours. Often the layers are white or yellow cake, but there's no reason they can't be chocolate, lemon, carrot, or hazelnut. The fillings are another way to bring in more flavour. In addition to traditional creams, you can select jam, lemon curd, fruit purees or chocolate fudge to complement the cake.
Anyway remember! The flavour of the cake should be as good as any dessert you'd serve to guests. Do not compromise taste for the look of the cake.
Size It Up
Generally, three tiers will serve 50 to 100 guests; you'll likely need five layers for 200 guests or more. If the reception is in a grand room with high ceilings, consider increasing the cake's stature with columns between the tiers.
Many bakers agree that the idea of a mini cake. Not only does each cake require its own decoration. They look amazing being passed around by waiters on sleek silver trays. You can forgot a single cake altogether and opt for a trio of smaller cakes or even cupcakes, doughnuts, or pastries displayed on tiered cake stands for an impressive effect.
Price It Out
Wedding cake often is priced by the slice. The more complicated the cake the higher the price tag. Fondant icing is more expensive than buttercream, and if you want elaborate shapes, vibrant colours, or handmade sugar-flower detailing, you'll pay for the cake designer's labor.
Ways to Save
One way to save money is to order a smaller cake for displaying at the reception and a sheet cake or two that can be cut and placed on plates in the kitchen; the sheet cakes don't need to be as elaborately decorated, and the dessert can be served more quickly, since the caterers can slice it as you are cutting the wedding cake. Garnish with seasonal flowers and fruit for an elegant but cheaper effect.
Put it in Writing
To ensure you get exactly what you want, check that all the details, the style and flavours of the cake, the place and the date of the wedding.
Encourage Cake Collaboration
If you want to garnish your cake with fresh flowers, find out if the cake designer will work with your florist. If you'd like the cake to be decorated with fresh flowers, the baker should be able to tell you what blooms are edible. Or he can arrange to order nontoxic flowers, which haven't been sprayed with pesticides but aren't edible and should be removed before serving.
Consider the Weather
If you're having an outdoor wedding in a hot climate, stay away from whipped cream, meringue, and buttercream: They melt. Ask your baker for all informations.
Get It On Display
Your cake will likely be on display before it's cut and consumed. Make sure there is a designated cake table that allows the most elegant presentation possible. A round table is perfect for round cakes, but a linear cake design may call for a rectangular table. Once you have a dessert table, have fun dressing it up.
Top It Off
There are many beautiful and unique ways to top off your cake, so you can avoid plastic newlyweds figurines. You can choose a modern plexiglass top or a wooden figurine for a rustic look.
Alternatives: flowers and fruits, ribbons, monogram, photos, cookies.
Colour is a great way to convey the season, along with sugar icicles, pine cones, flowers and fruit. Cakes are being covered in stones, crystals, pearls, even embroidery, all made of sugar.
Monograms are very much in vogue. Monogrammed tiles made of sugar can be applied to the top or sides of the cake.Adding elements from nature is always beautiful; look to the centerpiece flowers or the environment surrounding the reception. For a wedding on the beach, you could adorn the cake with seashells.
A classic solitaire, an halo ring design, a three stone ring? Gold, silver or platinum? A diamond or a coloured stone? There are so many types of engagement ring!!!
To help you in that, here is our guide to picking an engagement ring she'll love!