M arina and Axel's wedding in the extraordinarily beautiful city of Florence, was an undeniable unique wedding experience. As soon as I was contacted by the bride, whom I had met some years before, when she attended a wedding I was shooting in Mykonos, I felt the creative urge rising in me. Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance, a city so important for the development of architecture and monumental Arts. I couldn't ask for a better backdrop for artistic inspiration and I was so happy that after all I was selected to be Marina and Axel's wedding photographer all out of the numerous Italy wedding photographer options.
The wedding ceremony took place in Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence, at noon. The location of Palazzo Vecchio in the heart of the historic center of the city - a UNESCO World Heritage Centre - and Piazza della Signoria in particular was ideal.
Lots of beautiful buildings and sculptures around, including a copy of Michelangelo's David, while the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge crossing over river Arno was only 5 minutes away on foot. After the ceremony we grabbed a cocktail at Revoire and set off for a photo session around the city and the charming city of Sienna, a medieval jewel. The afternoon light in the narrow cobbled streets of Sienna was soft and ideal for a creative play with light and shadow; a real treat for a Tuscany wedding photographer.
The reception took place at a spectacular villa in the Tuscan countryside, Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte. I arrived at the villa in the evening with the couple and the videography crew of Emotional Movie, with whom I had an excellent cooperation and I call them friends from then on. Stunning vineyard scenery around, delicious finger food from Ciabatti catering, lots of champagne and the soft sounds of a Jazz band filling the air. A real feast for the senses! After the wonderful soirée, the guests moved to the interior of the villa, where the dinner would take place. The room, filled with exquisite murals, indicated the grandeur of the past, while the flower decoration by Simone Bertini added an elegant touch.
Vangelis works as a Tuscany wedding photographer in Florence and he also offers his services all over Italy.