Destination Wedding Photographer in Italy. Laura and Stuarts wonderful wedding day.
Laura and Stuart
Credarola and Bardi, Province of Parma, Italy.
Destination Wedding Photography might sound like the holy grail for wedding photographers… and in many ways it is. You get to travel to wonderful places (often far warmer than the place you have left behind) too spend a day or two with wonderful people having the time of their lives.
However, it’s not all sunshine and chianti (well, not all the time anyway….). You have to figure out what gear you can take with you … and probably more importantly what you can’t and how that will effect the way you work. You have to get to the locations in questions and then work in temperatures that are quite similar to those more often associated with grilling bacon.
So, when Laura and Stuart asked me if I would like to accompany them to Italy for the their wedding, immediately after saying yes we started the process of how figuring out how it would work.
Flights were booked, rooms reserved (we stayed in Milan for a couple of days ahead of the wedding) and hire cars chosen.
And then the adventure began. Suffice to say my wife (who accompanied me this time) and I experienced a couple of hours of the scariest driving in getting to the gorgeous town of Bardi that you could ever hope to deal with. I am not a good passenger at the best of times… but this tested my nerves to the limit. And don’t ask me about the incident we had with another driver on the Motorway on the way back to Milan after the wedding. Apparently, sticking to the speed limit whilst driving through roadworks is ‘frowned upon’ in Italy.
Anyway, we had the most amazing time with Laura, Stuart and their family and friends. The weather was roasting, the venues beautiful and the company was wonderful. I even managed to get relatively proficient in ordering dinner in Italian.
Thank you to everyone that made our time in Italy so much fun…. including Laney and Nick for being such wonderful ‘room mates’ at our ‘interesting’ lodgings in the hills. Also, a big thanks to Steven Parry for recommending me to Laura and Stuart… cheers. mate :-)
Here are just a few of Laura and Stuarts wedding photographs from a beautiful day in and around Bardi.
Bardi has a lot of links to Wales (this youtube video tells you more), and Laura and family have been visiting since they were kids. Indeed, Laura’s Great Grandfather was married in the church in Credarola that Laura and Stuart married in. We went for a short stroll around the town in the evening to take a few photographs…. and the welcome we received was wonderful!
Images © John Colson