A Wedding in Taormina – getting the best of nature itself
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Amin and Carolina from Colombia knew exactly what they wanted from their wedding in Sicily: That genuine feeling of being deep inside the local culture, having food and wine from the territory and most of all: being surrounded by the breathtaking panoramas for which this stunning part of Italy is so well-known.
It was a true pleasure working with this couple (they are more friends than customers!). They deeply wanted to experience the traditions and typical feeling of the place, getting to know exactly how it feels getting married in Sicily. This was a real destination wedding in Sicily if there ever was one where respect for the local atmosphere and excellences was what what bride and groom thought to be the most important aspects of their wedding day.
So a marvelous, sunny day in March, the bridal couple was ready for their vows which were to take place in the fabulous cathedral in Taormina. First of all, though, we needed them to get ready so we took the bride to the local hairdressing salon and the groom to get a good shave at the barber’s , two of those places that are rapidly disappearing, but where you can really get the pulse of the Italian lifestyle. They had a great experience…
The ceremony in church was special and heartfelt, with just a handful of guests surrounding the bride and groom. Everything was perfect, simple, understated and just like the bridal couple wanted it to be.
Photos were crucial to the couple, and as their Italian wedding planner I couldn’t agree more. Especially when you get married far away from your family and friends, you should decide to have the best photographer available – Diego & Estella from Photo27. And this time as regarding backdrops we couldn’t have gotten any luckier: How many chance are there that the local, active volcano Etna would begin erupting while the newlyweds were out making memories with the photographers? This is beyond our comprehension, but Etna did erupt and the photographers made some truly spectacular photos for bride’s and groom’s wedding album.Their 5-star luxury hotel, the ancient theatre and the streets of Taormina made the perfect backdrop for other unforgettable shots.
I feel so blessed for having been able to plan this destination wedding in Sicily. To me it was an incredible emotion and I will always remember the couple for their simplicity and understated elegance. Congratulations, you two, may you always remember your wedding day with joy, as I do.
Photo reportage by Photo27 - www.photo27.com