Carina & Carl… An Italian Wedding

September 25, 2013 | Weddings

What can I say about Santa Maria that I haven’t said before …have I mentioned it’s simply magical?

You can see  Santa Maria and meet Carina & Carl on part one of their amazing Italian wedding adventure here

 My Secret Italy … Carina & Carl

This place holds my heart…I LOVE it…the cobbled streets… the square where you sit as time just drifts by … the incredible food… just everything !

but most of all..what makes it magical for me is it’s people

It was nearly nine months since I was lucky enough to visit the first time and yet they still remembered my name as if it was yesterday.

What made it extra special for me this time was I got to fall in love with the place all over again as I saw it afresh through the eyes of Carina & Carl and the fantabulous bunch of family and friends that ventured from far and wide to celebrate their gorgeous dream wedding.

A perfect dream day…

A morning boat trip surprise for the bride… the boys … primped and shaved in the tiny little barbers … coffee in the square

the girls listen to the loudest heavy metal I have heard as we begin to ready for what lies ahead

 Then as the sun starts to set and fizzle down into the sea and the guests meet in the tower…our bride arrives

Carina & Carl marry on top of an ancient Tower owned by the lovely Baroness..we walk the streets serenaded and cheered to the town hall..

the old boys sitting in the square… always so happy to see a bride…will beg a game of cards to wish them luck..

  As the sun sets we all wander chilled and relaxed down to the beach to the gorgeous Lido Azzuro Di Sessa and the warm hospitality of Rosanna.

Much much later as the party got into its final swing Julie and I secretly peel ourselves away to let them party on

Walking back to the hotel arm in arm with the lovely Julie of My Secret Italy

We are both happy… content and enveloped in the warmth of the night I think how incredibly lucky to not only do a job I absolutely love …but to be able to do it in one of the most romantic and welcoming places on Earth.

Santa Maria…until we meet again next year..I am sending you all my love x


  1. Lucy W

    Wow! It’s one of those weddings that everyone who attended will never ever forget. I wish I had been there dammit, it looks so amazing. Captured beautifully and with heart and soul as always xx

  2. Tracy Morter

    My word what amazing moments. Gorgeous wedding and perfect pictures.

  3. Kay

    Andrea, these are just fabulous! I feel as though I was there looking through your wonderful photos. They definitely have the wow factor! xx

  4. Sue Daly

    A million “wows” on this one! Gorgeous place, gorgeous couple, gorgeous everything! One of my all time favourites xx

  5. Sarah Sadler

    Oh my word Andrea…every single image..just wow!!!! xx

  6. Jane P

    Absolutely gorgeous. I just love that golden light. Looks like it was such a fun wedding. You captured it beautifully. x


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