I’ve known Hannah for a little while now, we’ve worked together on projects, I’ve attended her parties and I’m pleased to say we’ve become good friends. So when Hannah met Daniel I was so pleased for her!
Now we jump ahead to a project we did together, a very relaxed, cool styled wedding shoot where Hannah (Zenero Events!) and I collaborated with some other suppliers to showcase a budget style wedding. I remember Hannah telling me that this was the style of wedding she would want to have, I knew she would put on a great event, when it came to it.
The day came, Dan proposed to Hannah, on the top of a mountain (amazing, huh!) and of course she said yes. This lead on to lots of excitement about wedding plans, considering she caters to wedding’s in her business it was clear she’d pick some amazing suppliers When I find out they are planning to have it in Italy – which is an absolute no brainer, Hannah is Italian! All this time I thought they’d have a very small, local party, and suddenly its a rather spectacular day in the gorgeous Puglia, Italy.
Hannah & Dan asked me to be their photographer, I am overwhelmed and excited (and not just because it was in Italy – I promise!) I trusted they’d put their heart and soul into their day, and they did not let me down – the day they had was an easy one to photograph, everything was perfect and the LIGHT is gorgeous! So let us start in the morning, the girls all started to get ready at their venue.
Then I went over to Hannah’s parents house, where Dan and his men were all getting ready with their dog, Loki.
Dan handed out some little bottles of courage to his entourage, then they had a few photographs in the local rural surroundings.
Once these guys were all ready, I swiftly returned to the women to see what else I could capture. They were nearly ready, which is perfect for me as I can catch those all important final touches.
Hannah and the rest of the ladies made a beautiful wedding party, they all had individual style. This is why they all sported different make up, hair and tops to compliment the amazing skirts Hannah found for them!
Jemma was chosen to fit in Hannah’s long, sheer veil which complimented her boho vibe dress perfectly.
Hannah was dressed and ready to wed – first she had to find her Mum & Dad for a quick ‘first look’
I couldn’t resist using these steps to capture the maids as they all came out ready to see their transport to the ceremony!
After a quick snap with her maids, Parents, the local cats(!!), and Emily, her Maid of Honour, they all got in their beautiful Italian camper vans to make their way to the ceremony.
When I arrived at the Town Hall, all the guests were already seated, and Daniel was starting to look a little nervous waiting for his bride.
Their ceremony was filled with simple, honest love. The vibe was beautiful, and peaceful, that’s what I love about a ceremony.
After the emotions are running high, the hugs are warm and full of love, it was the perfect opportunity to go off and have some photographs, and being in a beautiful town in Italy, we only had to take a few steps to find a gorgeous little street to do some very quick portraits.
We only had a few minutes to grab these, because the main aim of their bride and groom portraits were back at Hannah’s parent’s Villa – with their Pup Loki. we started out on their road, which is just beautiful with that blazing Italian warm sunshine!
Then we walked to their Orchard, yes they have an orchard! To have a few snaps with Loki, who was excited to see them!
We arrived at Martina Franca, for their reception, with a warm welcome – something about Sunsets and vintage cars scream perfect to me!
We had a great big group shot – all these people came all the way to Italy just for Hannah & Dan!
Then came the evening, which was amazing. There was dancing and drinking and great fun all round, and I’ll finish with a couple of photographs of their first dance, which was just as romantic as they look. ‘The Powers’ were the amazing band that performed for their evening, they were flown out, like me, from their home land – all because they trusted in that they can get a party started. Which I can confirm they did, with style.
So, there they are. Hannah & Dan. All Married and still loving life. A truly great day was had by all and I’m certain people will remember for years to come.
If you’re thinking about getting married abroad, get in touch – I’d be happy to make sure your day is captured, I promise it’s not just because I love the sun!