Lerici is a little-known and charming seaside location for weddings, one that you will remember for a lifetime. Lerici is the quintessence of Italy, an ancient and authentic seaside village overlooking the Riviera, near Liguria’s border with Tuscany. The town is set on a magnificent coastline of gray cliffs jutting down into a crystal-clear sea.
The waterfront piazza is a mass of frescoed buildings and seaside cafés. The charming little harbor houses sailboats and the typical small fishing boats of the area. This is the best backdrop for your wedding or engagement photos. The impressive medieval castle perched on the side of a very steep hill overlooking Lerici appears to guard them from above. The views are pretty spectacular from here. Be guided by an expert photographer to discover the best spots and venues for Lerici weddings.
The nearby fishing villages of Fiascherino and Tellaro are among the most beautiful villages of Italy. They are not crowded and are great for pre-wedding and engagement photos.
This is the perfect venue for a wedding that you won’t forget! The wind is a light breeze that really makes you breathe the beauty of the place.
If you want to plan a symbolic ceremony in the castle, you won’t walk a lot! The wedding ceremony will be held right at the top of the castle so it will be a fairytale setting overlooking the beautiful Bay of Poets. As darkness falls, lanterns will be placed all along the ramparts, and the coastal towns will come into their own with all their twinkling lights.
What about the honeymoon? Lerici, Tellaro, and Fiascherino are the best seaside places to relax after the wedding, before leaving for Florence, Venice, and Rome.
Book a room in one of the many hotels with a spectacular view. Relax into a luxurious bed and rest, read, and enjoy the scenery, which is breathtaking as the Lido looks over Lerici Castle on one side and Portovenere on the other side of the bay. The next morning, very warm and shallow water is waiting for you with its golden sand. The water is so clean, you can hardly believe it.
Want more? Go to Fiascherino, which features clean, clear water with good views over the bay and the surrounding hills. This is a perfect spot for a romantic interlude to your summer activities. Then move to Tellaro where you can swim in clear water, with a few little fish, relax, and sunbathe in peace, facing the sea with a pure desire that the essence of this will remain with you like a stone from the past necessary for building your future.
If you want to relax, why don’t you go out for a walk? You can walk from this castle to the one in San Terenzo. The small harbor of Lerici now has a lungomare along the entire length of its shore, from the Castle of Lerici to the Castle of San Terenzo and a bit beyond.
The walk is so full of sights that you can walk it 50 times and never tire of it. It is about three kilometers each way, but you should allow at least a half a day, including time for lunch or dinner.
You have two towns to explore, four beaches, two castles, many restaurants, etc…. It is really nice to sit on seaside benches and have dinner with the charming view of the bay, followed by a walk around and into the many shops that sell artsy and attractive treasures you will want to take home.
Portofino has always been one of the most desired wedding locations in Italy. Not surprisingly, hundreds of couples from all around the world choose this village in Liguria for their wedding ceremony and reception. The wedding photographers, at least once in their life, would like to photograph a marriage there. For me, the opportunity came with Shaun and Sarah, and their Portofino wedding at the Hotel Splendido. But first things first!
Portofino is the city of La Dolce Vita for excellence. Here is Italy in miniature: a little harbour, colourful houses, the turquoise sea, stone streets, fashion boutiques alongside food and artisan shops. And many, many foreign tourists. You see them tiredly going up the paths to the Brown Castle, a fortress on the hill where you have the most beautiful overview of the entire bay.
Portofino is one of the most exclusive cities in Italy. Since the early twentieth century, it is the destination of lords, earls, celebrities and artists who spend their holidays here.… read more...
Many people think that the photographs of the wedding are only static images and quite often gone out of fashion. My goal is to destroy this myth and take my wedding photos in a completely different way.
I always try to live all the love that’s in the couple and this is mostly visible from their spontaneous and natural gestures. Also, I want that the bride looks like a real model on the magazines.
I do my best because every single photograph returns the memory of a special day.
I’m lucky because Italy is a great place to live. For what concerns the photography, there are soooo many spots for taking lovely pictures here!! For instance, Venice has the canals, of course, so if you’re looking for some images around the water, that might be your best choice. Talk with your photographer to get great tips for your wedding pictures, no matter what Italian city you choose.… read more...
If I were to get married again, I would seriously consider Lerici as my wedding location. This stretch of the Ligurian coast is as beautiful as little known. Frequented mainly by locals, it is one of the loveliest areas where to celebrate a seaside celebration.
The bride and the groom, from the cold Russia, have chosen Lerici among the many wedding locations of Liguria. In addition to the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, it’s been the typically Italian atmosphere that brought them here. For example, the colourful houses near the harbour, the perched castle, rustic taverns and cafes overlooking the square, the rowdy fishermen who sell fresh seafood directly on the market stalls. A lovely atmosphere! They got dressed up in a private inn in Fiascherino, surrounded by their families and close friends.
The couple portraits were taken in the morning in the center of Lerici. After the first pictures, with boats and blue water as a background, we climbed the small fishing village up to the castle, on the top of the village.… read more...
When Gloria and Lorella of Boutique Events contacted me to show me in one of their blog’s posts, I was blown away.
In fact, they asked me the permission to insert some of our pictures in a post about the best photographers in Tuscany. We are truly honored and very proud of it. A true and sincere voice by someone who really appreciates our work can only make us extremely happy.
But the real difficulty was in the need of defining a style.
I think that defining a style is meaningless. But as I had to give it a name, my response was this: ” … defining a style is the hardest thing that you can ask me . We come from a different training but the signature is definitely romantic , surely contemporary…”
From that moment on, I began to wonder if it was really possible to incorporate all our professionalism in a few words speech.… read more...
Looking through the photos taken at many weddings, there are some moments that I remember like it was yesterday.
With the hectic life that I lead and the vast amount of people I meet, it’s easy to forget some of the details as the years pass by. I never forget, however, the story behind a photo. The pictures remind me of the many enjoyable moments during the photo shoots. A little treasure that I carry with me and enrich it again every season.
There are plenty of reasons to remember this photo. The first that comes to mind is that it was one of the rare times when we got late to the reception. The guests were waiting for us, and they were hungry. It was not my fault: the ceremony was pretty long, the couple had miscalculated the schedule, and the means of transport by which we moved was not fast at all.… read more...
Working with Ilaria Menichetti of Ilaria di Glam Events, a wedding and events planner in Tuscany, is always a pleasure. Every time we are called for a photo shoot, we are happy to accept. Besides being a very good wedding planner, Ilaria is excellent at finding the most romantic places for her clients to hold their ceremony. She seems continually capable of finding enchanting surroundings and dreamlike atmospheres for weddings to take place. Since the start of the 2011 wedding season is upon us, we asked Ilaria her opinion of what the upcoming trends and fashions of the new year will be. As a wedding photographer I am obviously quite intrigued.
“We are seeing an increase in requests for beach weddings in Versilia and Viareggio. Instead of the traditional dinner in the garden of a country villa or the courtyard of a medieval castle, more couples are beginning to prefer a trendy cocktail dinner on the beach.… read more...
Liguria is just a new name to define Italian Riviera, one of the smallest and most intriguing state of Italy, which is located in the extreme northwest, close to the border with France. Known for its villages overlooking the sea, it stretches from the coast of France to the north of Tuscany.
Just a few places have such a great charm! Liguria is full of nature and colors, old smells, and breathtaking views. It is worth walking through the narrow alleys where fishermen’s houses lie, go hiking in the mountains and diving into the bluest waters of Italy.
Best locations for weddings in Liguria
This region, is always considered a terrace overlooking the sea, provides the best locations to get married in Italy. Beyond the many facilities for the spouses and the families, Liguria is the perfect backdrop for destination weddings. The background with soft hills and the small villages will make your memories unbelievable.… read more...
I always get very excited I have the chance to take Liguria Wedding Photos!
Portofino and its surrounding areas are the perfect venues for the marriage of your dreams. If you are getting married there or considering having a wedding in Liguria, here are five places where your wedding photographer should take photos.
Lerici and Tellaro: Both of these places are among the most beautiful towns in Italy. Lerici is one of the coastal villages of the Palio, and the Gulf of Spezia has a marina full of beautiful boats. On a clear day, you can admire the gulf in all its glory from the terrace of Bellavista.
Portovenere: UNESCO World Heritage site, Portovenere offers to the couples the chance to get married in the church of San Pietro. It is very popular; you will need to book it in advance. The rustic streets of the village, the cliff near the church, and the harbor are ideal spots for photographs. … read more...