What about this Forte Dei Marmi Beach Wedding? If this was not the perfect marriage, I need to revise the definition of wedding. Thanks to beautiful lovebirds, a fairytale venue on the beach and an excellent team of vendors. But first things first. The couple of the day decided to get married on a warm Saturday of mid-September in Versilia, where they’ve been living and working for years. Like many other Italian couples, they wish a church wedding and beach reception, to enjoy the romance of a sunset over the sea.
The church was Pieve di Valdicastello, on the old Via Francigena, in Pietrasanta. A church that has stolen my heart. Small, entirely built of tuff and marble, it is one of the brightest I’ve ever seen. Francomare was the beach venue where the couple received their guests for the wedding reception. A sober beach resort, austere, classy, just minutes away from the church. Stations with colourful cocktails and seafood along the walkway leading to the shore; a large tent under which to sit al fresco and enjoy all these Godsend goods; the beautiful pool, beyond which was hosted the dinner, on round tables embellished with flowers and silver candlesticks. But above all, a friendly atmosphere: lovely families and so many beautiful friends, who were eager to celebrate the newlyweds. For couple portraits, I took advantage of the warm and low light of the sunset. Love-filled images, no filters.
Under the tent, the newlyweds cut the cake and toasted with fireworks in the background. The fabulous wedding planners Il Bianco e il Rosa have planned a super stylish and elegant wedding, keeping things easy for vendors and guests. Heartfelt thanks go to Silvia Gerzeli, for the excellent bridal makeup, Le Petit Jardin, flowers designer, and La Duree of Lucca for the beautiful wedding favours. But above all, I want to thank these gorgeous newlyweds. If there weren’t couples like you, how would I create these beautiful pictures?