My Secret Italy… Carina & Carl the days before
This year I was lucky enough to venture out again to one of my favourite places on Earth….
Santa Maria Di Castellabate in Campania, Italy to shoot the gorgeous wedding of Carina & Carl.
It’s truly hard to explain how Santa Maria draws you in… a wonderful mix of ingredients each playing it’s own unique part
the open friendly charm of the people… even after 9 months away they remembered my name
the sweet little town itself… quiet yet busy… the chatter constant in the square… it’s array of quaint little shops and cafes
the very air around you makes you want to fill your lungs until they burst…
and the sea!… in shades of aquamarine you never thought possible, clear and crystalline as you walk straight in and feel enveloped by it’s warmth …
it’s all these ingredients all tossed together in that casual way that only the Italians seem to manage that helps to create a little slice of pure magic.
So special that I almost don’t want to share incase everybody finds it and the precious bubble bursts
Carina & Carl….
I loved every second of our time together in Santa Maria
I am so happy you asked me along to capture your memories of your wedding day….but it was more than that… much more …
and only those that were there will truly ever know what I mean… sometimes words are simply not enough
Here are just some of the moments and places we shared in our first two days there before your wedding on top of the incredible Torre Perrotti…
morning coffee by the poolside… the leisurely walks round the town… sunsets and cocktails in the square …. the vintage car ride up the mountain
Not only did I feel a complete part of your adventure ( you and your brilliant family and friends saw to that)
but one of the biggest bonuses for me was getting to spend yet another fab and fun times with THE MOST AMAZING WEDDING PLANNER EXTRAORDINAIRE
Julie Mckenzie… you really have created
part two…The Wedding Day… coming very very soon