On a cold but sunny Saturday in April, I jump out of bed at the sound of the alarm. After a quick coffee I am excited, with my reflexes around the neck, ready for this new wedding in Carmignano. Camilla is waiting for me at her grandmother’s house, where she is getting ready. Together with Daniele, they decided to celebrate valuing only the things that matter most. Instead of luxury, they celebrated love and friendship. Instead of appearances, they have chosen being together and smiles. And we can only be proud our photography was one of their priorities.
Since our first meeting, Camilla and Daniele have clearly expressed what their wedding would have been like. They weren’t interested in a glossy event. They were looking for photographs of real moments, far from fashions and stereotypes. Photographs able to preserve a vivid memory of the people they surrounded themselves with. After we delivered the images that follow this post, they shared their enthusiasm with us. Despite their appreciation, I wonder if we have succeeded in satisfying their quest, if our images will stand the aging of time.
After the ceremony at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, we took a short photo walk through Florence downtown. And Florence provided lot of surprises, as usual. Around the corner, we were literally kidnapped by Uffizi flag-throwers, yearning to give our bride and groom, a moment of celebrity in the middle of ‘Piazza della Signoria’. And while flags were flying , we have been flooded by a river of clicks from Japanese tourists, crazy about the unexpected show.
Wedding in Carmignano
After a brief stop at Ponte Vecchio, we headed to Carmignano, to reach Sottotono holiday farm. The environment, warm and informal, perfectly fitted the style of our couple. How I wish it would be possible to transmit smells on the web. In a small room, above a splendid wooden counter, salami and hams were on display, a real violence for a photographer who hadn’t his breakfast!
And after an excellent lunch with typically Tuscan flavors, we ended the day beautifully, in the light of an amazing sunset by the pool, in the warmth of the embraces of Camilla and Daniele best friends.
A wedding and a couple, we will carry in our hearts.