238/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.
Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO100, f2.5, 1/250, raw
Sometimes the marriage is a way for a couple to get organized and start a family. Others is a way to reinforce the ground of a family which already exists. But a few times, the marriage is seen for what it should be: there are two people who are already intimately sharing their present who reciprocally promise to share also their future. For better or for worse. In sickness and in health. To walk the same life path till its end. It’s something so big and overwhelming, that it needs to be celebrated with families and friends. It’s something so basically founded on the future, that whoever has religious believes feels that God should be included too. The times I’m so lucky to shoot a couple so deeply in love and so enlightend about marriage, I really see what weddings are here for. And I’m thankful for the re-newed experience of faith I’m gifted with. Mila and Francesco, this beautiful, young, and sweet couple we spent such an important day together with today, are one of those couples.
Everything was about intimacy and sincere feelings. The ceremony was held in the little church of Monterosi, a small town close to Viterbo, half an hour from Rome. The place could allow for around 50 attendants, but I think there were much more, since it was very difficult to move around. On the other side, this made the families and friends to be really phisically close to the couple, something which made the ceremony much more about “families and friends coming along to celebrate” than “a lot of people assisting to the celebration”. The homily was smart and touching, and most of the family members and close friends eventually moved to tears.
The reception was as intimate and sincere as the ceremony. The bride’s family owns a nice villa in the countryside of Monterosi, with a gorgeous lawn, a swimming pool, and a great view on the surrounding hills. Milla’s father bought the house to create a hub where his two sons and three daughters could gather, no matter where in the world they were scattered by life. Leonardo Scanu, the wedding planner of Villa Clodia, transformed the place into the perfect reception villa for the day, with exquisite furnishing and details, excellent food, and impeccable organization.
The ice on the cake was the presence, at the wedding, of one of my blog followers. Benedetta, I’m really glad we could spend some time together, and I really look forward to inviting you and Leonardo for dinner as soon as possible. It’s so lovely how this journal of mine seems to create a true bond with you readers. I just wish I could meet you all, one day 🙂