Italian Countryside Wedding
Annalisa and Jacopo are not an ordinary couple and theirs was not an ordinary wedding for many reasons.
Photographing their day was a great pleasure and professionally gratifying for me, because with them and with their large family of Negro Ricevimenti caterers I have shared countless weddings over the years. Always with the joy and peace of mind of knowing weddings with them are a smooth ride and the food is great. Small things that go a long way when you’re out in the field doing your job.
Riviera Countryside wedding
Should come to no surprise that the chosen venue for the wedding was their “La Ginestra” estate, in the green countryside of the Italian Riviera. An Italian countryside wedding with all that this beautiful venue has to offer was a way to celebrate the couple and all the great people who work in this family business. On my end, I was determined to deliver my best as I really wanted my photos to document the event in the best possible way.
When the going gets tough
The tough get going. Just scroll a little further down and take a look at the photos to realize that weather couldn’t probably be any worse, with heavy and relentless rain entering the game immediately after the ceremony, until way into the reception. Conditions that would have sent any bride scrambling for antidepressants and caused any careful planning to go berserk. Especially when the original program included open air aperitifs and live music, live entertainment in the surrounding woods and a full dinner under the stars. This was clearly never meant to be but the show must go on and, as the pictures will tell, everyone went out of their way to devise a plan B and put the event right back on track, with a team work that only comes from years of practice and countless weddings under the belt.
So the good guys won, the bad weather lost and everyone was happy and satisfied and the couple lived happily ever after. Really.
The amazing team for this Italian countryside wedding:
Photography: Andrea Bagnasco – many thanks to Alessio Piombo for Annalisa’s getting ready coverage!
Caterers and venues: Negro Ricevimenti – Tenuta La Ginestra and Osteria la Briga
Video: Erika The Wedding Tale
Flowers: Jessica Tua Flower Stylist
Wedding Gown: Anna Nicole Spose