So Beks and Rich have led a convoy of wedding cars (all well co-ordinated hire cars with ribbons attached!) through the Tuscan hills and up to the beautiful town of Pienza. We all jump out the cars and they continue to lead us through the cute streets of the town, past the gorgeous shops that you’d never find anything as special back home in the UK. This was a really special moment, an English wedding party walking through the streets of Italy, feeling very welcomed by the locals.
The ceremony took place at the town hall, I was hoping the dark historic building would provide some much welcome relief to the heat, but not too much. In fact I put my womanly multi-tasking skills to use by using one of the fans which we were all provided with, whilst shooting the ceremony from the front of the room. The ceremony itself was conducted in Italian by the registrar, how fabulously romantic it sounded (their narrative in their civil ceremonies are very formal, not at all apparent in the lovely voice of a male Italian, when translated to English as it then has to be by the interpreter, I think we all found ourselves thinking ‘really, is that what he just said?’.
It was lovely to see them both full of smiles …. and some tears and then one of my favourite shots of Beks leaning over to sign the register with the mass of sunflower’s on the desk. It’s her favourite flower and I just think that it just symbolises a lot.
After the ceremony we went to the local ice cream parlour who’d been expecting us for a pot of the most scrummy italian ice-cream, now if there was a code of conduct for photographers that had an agenda for how they would shoot a wedding, I would now be seeking signatures to a petition to get this included!! You see I was fortunate that a pot had been provided for me so I had the pleasure of shooting inbetween scoops of Creme Caramel!
With just a short amount of time left in the town before we were due back to the villa for the wedding breakfast, I had Beks and Rich lead me through the town to particular spots that they’d grown to love in their visits.
It was then back in the 38 degrees car and back to the villa for the celebrations … thank goodness for the air con!!