I’m delighted to share this gorgeous Italian Town Wedding that took place in Cefalu, Sicily and was captured by Big Love Wedding & Event Photography.
The bride is a journalist that works for a magazine that’s part of the Financial Times. The Groom is a management consultant with EY. We are both based in London.
We were going back to Danielle’s home in Australia (Perth) for Christmas, so Julian decided to ask then – while she was with her friends and family. He asked on Christmas morning in her childhood bedroom – best Christmas day ever! We spent the next week drinking champagne as everyone wanted to celebrate with us, and it was summer holidays in Australia so there were lots of catch-ups and events planned anyway.
How long was your engagement? 2.5 years – that left us enough time to decide whether to get married in Australia, Sicily or London and once we had told people gave them enough time to save for a trip!
Please tell us a little bit about the day and how it went
The day was fantastic, as you can imagine with a setting such as Cefalu, Sicily. The bride and groom were relaxed and so excited to have such wonderful friends and family with them in Sicily. There were so many amazing places to shoot in Cefalu and Danielle and Julian more than happy to explore these place to get great shots. Once we’d shot around the city we went off to the most beautiful reception area called Santa Anastasia, as the sun began to set over the reception the atmosphere was just electrifying. With a warm breeze, golden sun, beautiful Italian food and a gorgeous couple, I just felt so lucky to be apart of such a wonderful wedding.
Do tell us a little bit about yourself
I’ve been in the photographic industry for well of 14 years and I’ve loved every minute of the ever changing and evolving industry. I knew photography was my calling when I was sat in an office after finishing my degree in Design and Tech and realising how much I missed assisting photographers while I was studying. I wanted so badly to get back in that environment, the travel, variety and most of the all the people! I quit my job and started assisting full time, that was 6 years ago.
How would you describe your photography style?
I very much focus on the light and atmosphere, always trying to find that spontaneous moment with great lighting. Working towards a light and fine art vibe.
What did you love about the day?
Too many great things! Arriving at the reception and getting to mingle with everyone eating and drinking. The speeches when the sun was starting to set and people were rather merry. Reading of the personalized vows in the courtyard at the reception venue with all the family and friends watching teary-eyed.
What advice would you give to couples planning their wedding day?
Don’t spend forever searching online for ideas – get out and see what is out there! And remember that people are just there to see you, they don’t mind about things going wrong or not to plan.