{Carrie and David} Wedding in Cinque Terre, Italy

20 Jul 2011

From Alice of SposiamoVi… In the first half of the 20th century an American couple, Martin and Osa Johnson—from Kansas—captured the public’s imagination through their films and books of adventure in exotic, faraway lands. Martin and Osa Johnson were the inspiration for Carrie and David’s wedding celebrated on Saturday 16th July 2011 in the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. Carrie and David, both from NY, met and fell in love immediately. A few weeks later Carrie was flying from a country to another to follow David during his business travels. Years before in one of his many world wide [...]

{Carrie and David} Wedding in Cinque Terre, Italy

20 Jul 2011

beautiful landscape: cinque terre in italy

bride reading a love letter from her future groom during her getting ready

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bride and groom finished wedding ceremony in cinque terre italy and groom kisses the bride. later enter an old fiat 500 car

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From Alice of SposiamoVi… In the first half of the 20th century an American couple, Martin and Osa Johnson—from Kansas—captured the public’s imagination through their films and books of adventure in exotic, faraway lands. Martin and Osa Johnson were the inspiration for Carrie and David’s wedding celebrated on Saturday 16th July 2011 in the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. Carrie and David, both from NY, met and fell in love immediately. A few weeks later Carrie was flying from a country to another to follow David during his business travels. Years before in one of his many world wide trips David had accidentally stopped in Levanto, a town completely out of the touristic track. From that time the Cinque Terre have captured his heart, with their quaint and colourful atmosphere and relaxing slow flow of time. When they decided to marry, having a destination wedding in the Cinque Terre has been the natural choice.

We met in Levanto in March 2011. Few days after we were working with David and Carrie via email to create their amazing wedding. In just four months all the details for the wedding were in place! David and Carrie new what they wanted: their vision was to create a casual and informal get together, a family style reception and a touching ceremony performed by their friend Doron. All the decors and rentals were to reflect the rustic feeling of the place. The 100 guests, coming from all over the world, were hosted by the bride and groom in the hotels and villas in the Cinque Terre and surroundings; their generosity went well beyond, as a symbolic thanks to their wonderful lives, David and Carrie decided to give all their wedding gifts to charity. Minivans brought guests to the special ceremony setting: the tip of a panoramic hill above the town where a small chapel honouring the Madonna stands. Here they were welcomed by the stunning views and… some really tasty fresh lemonade! Carrie wore her pretty bronze/gold beaded dress, enhancing her femininity and grace. At 5 pm her father awaited to conduct her to her beloved. The ceremony totally reflected Carrie’s sweetness; she had taken care of the readings and completely tailored the script to their story. Simply touching!

Carrie had secretly ordered a Carrie Spade custom-made “I Married Adventure” jewel box that contained the wedding rings to surprise David at the altar. Following the Italian tradition at the end of the ceremony, bride and groom were showered by their guests with rice and petals as a symbol of good luck. Small delicate cones were hung on the guests’ chairs with the Italian classic cheer “Evviva gli sposi!” (hooray for bride and groom!) They then jumped on an antique authentic Italian Fiat 500 that David drove to the town for a great photo session with the talented Julian Kanz, brilliant photographer that has also shot a romantic engagement session for them in May. Their being world travellers was reflected in the type of reception that incorporated a mix of their favourite countries: Italy, Australia and Holland. The local restaurant owner, Luca, provided a great menu and matched David’s favourite wines: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Amarone, Australian Shiraz, Australian & New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The Dutch Grolsch beer perfectly accompanied the BBQ at the end of the evening, definitely a must for a BBQ and Grolsch aficionado like David. The highlight of the cocktails was with no doubt the Italian old-fashioned truck, the famous Ape – Piaggio, offering fried local fresh fish made and served in the cosy garden overlooking the sea. Sydney-based jazz vocalist Glynis (GT Nash) and Dj Cameron brought warmth and energy to the party. Five long tables have been laid out on the terrace of the private estate like in the classical Italian town festivals including the strings of lights around. Natural and soft pastel flowers gently decorated the tables and together with lanterns and aromatic plants added the extra romantic touch. Favours were luggage tag place cards. The night ended with the classical Italian cake and the newlyweds’ first dance.

Getting ready: Park Hotel Argento, Levanto

Ceremony: Chiesa della Madonna della Punta, Bonassola

Wedding planners: SposiamoVi Wedding Planners, Genova

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{Elisa and Marco} Wedding in the Italian Riviera

15 Jul 2011

Wedding of Elisa and Marco at Ventimiglia, Italian Riviera Hair Dresser: Manuel, Ventimiglia Ceremony: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, Ventimiglia Reception: Ristorante Balzi Rossi, Ventimiglia Open Bar: Pepin, Ventimiglia

{Elisa and Marco} Wedding in the Italian Riviera

15 Jul 2011

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Wedding of Elisa and Marco at Ventimiglia, Italian Riviera

Hair Dresser: Manuel, Ventimiglia

Ceremony: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, Ventimiglia

Reception: Ristorante Balzi Rossi, Ventimiglia

Open Bar: Pepin, Ventimiglia

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{Melanie and Axel} Wedding at Lake Como, Italy

06 Jul 2011

I was thinking of what to write about Melanie and Axel's beautiful wedding at Lake Como in Italy when Junebug Weddings' blogpost came into my mind :) The Newlyweds: Melanie and Axel Junebug: What were your most important goals in planning your wedding? Melanie and Axel: We wanted to have a great time with good friends and family, in a beautiful place. Junebug: How would you describe your personal wedding style? Melanie and Axel: Natural and Stylish Junebug: Where did you hold your wedding and reception, and why? Melanie and Axel: We chose the Hotel San Giorgio in Lenno, Lago Di [...]

{Melanie and Axel} Wedding at Lake Como, Italy

06 Jul 2011

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I was thinking of what to write about Melanie and Axel’s beautiful wedding at Lake Como in Italy when Junebug Weddings’ blogpost came into my mind :)

The Newlyweds: Melanie and Axel

Junebug: What were your most important goals in planning your wedding?
Melanie and Axel: We wanted to have a great time with good friends and family, in a beautiful place.

Junebug: How would you describe your personal wedding style?
Melanie and Axel: Natural and Stylish

Junebug: Where did you hold your wedding and reception, and why?
Melanie and Axel: We chose the Hotel San Giorgio in Lenno, Lago Di Como because of the beauty and atmosphere of the place.

Junebug: What three adjectives describe your wedding best?
Melanie and Axel: Dreamlike, Unforgettable, and Fantastic

Junebug: What were you looking for in a photographer?
Melanie and Axel: We wanted someone who would be able to capture all the important moments with a unique perspective.

Junebug: What specifically drew you to Julian Kanz and his imagery?
Melanie and Axel: We were really drawn to the spirit of his photos and the presentation on his website.

Junebug: What did you enjoy most about working with Julian Kanz?
Melanie and Axel: He was uncomplicated, creative, and spontaneous. He captured all the emotions of the day and we’re extrememly happy with the quality of the photos.

The Photographer: Julian Kanz

Junebug: How did you approach this particular wedding and what did you most want to capture during shooting?
Julian: This wedding was really well organized and a pleasure to photograph. The guests were relaxed and had a lot of fun. My goal was to capture the “spirit” of the day. Melanie and Axel were a beautiful couple, there were so many amazing places around Lake Como and guests who had so much fun and enjoyed that fantastic day.

Junebug: Were there any special photographic requests from the couple that made this wedding especially exciting creatively or personally?
Julian: They wanted only to have captured their wedding day in a relaxed way. Of course we did a more formal portrait session in the garden of the Villa del Balbienello….some of you may remember this location from Star Wars ;)

Junebug: What was the most fun part of this wedding for you to photograph?
Julian: To be honest, the whole day was fun. But I’d have to say, the most fun part was probably the time we were in the park of the Villa for the portrait session.

Junebug: What kind of equipment did you use while shooting this wedding?
Julian: Canon 5D Mark II with 16-35mm, 35mm 1.4, and PocketWizards with 580EX flash

Thank you so much Melanie and Axel for sharing your wedding with us, and thank you Julian for these gorgeous photos!
To see more of Julian Kanz’s work check out his website, blog, and Junebug Member Brochure!

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# re: Stunning Lake Como, Italy Wedding From Julian Kanz – Melanie and Axel
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! This is the kind of wedding I think about when I let my mind wander. Gorgeous bride and groom, venue, table settings, ceremony, too much to mention. And beautiful photography. BRAVO!

Monday, October 03, 2011 12:00 PM by Kathleen@Waterside
# re: Stunning Lake Como, Italy Wedding From Julian Kanz – Melanie and Axel
Just stunning! Love everything about it!

Monday, October 03, 2011 7:40 PM by Jodie @ Pink Frosting Wedding Favours
# re: Stunning Lake Como, Italy Wedding From Julian Kanz – Melanie and Axel
Stunning! Oh my heavens!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 10:47 PM by Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie
# re: Stunning Lake Como, Italy Wedding From Julian Kanz – Melanie and Axel
Ah I love this wedding! Great location, beautiful couple, amazing food, gorgeous flowers, ahhhh….

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Quim León    Jul 13, 2011 at 01:36

Muy bueno el trabajo. Fantastics pictures. Great.

{Pam and Kai} Wedding in Munich in Bavaria

06 Jul 2011

Here are the pictures Pam and Kai's Wedding on Lake Tegernsee in June of this year. After the civil ceremony a month ago, they celebrated their wedding in this beautiful location. The Tegernsee is located an hour from Munich. It was a wonderful day and to work with Ric is always a great pleasure!

{Pam and Kai} Wedding in Munich in Bavaria

06 Jul 2011

beautiful wedding location, the tegernsee near munich in germany

bride during her getting ready at tegernsee munich

bride's shoes at wedding preparation at tegernsee munich

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bride and groom kissing before wedding in munich germany

beautiful photo of a bride leaving her getting ready room in the hotel

bentley, beautiful wedding car

bride and groom kissing over a small river at tegernsee near munich

groom and bride laughing and enjoying their beautiful wedding day

groom and bride laughing and enjoying their beautiful wedding day

bride and groom entering the wedding ceremony

the mother of the groom smiling and crying at her son's wedding ceremony

beautiful wedding ceremony at tegernsee near munich

bride touching her groom's cheek during their wedding ceremony

groom's mother and father crying with tears in their eyes at son's wedding ceremony at tegernsee munich

bride and groom changing rings during wedding ceremony on tegernsee near munich

bride and groom hugging best man and Maid of Honor

wedding clients during ceremony at tegernsee in germany

bride and groom toasting after getting married

little girl watching wedding guests hugging during wedding ceremony in germany

wedding reception at tegernsee near munich

groom watching his wife hugging her father in law

international awarded bride and groom portrait walking in a forest at tegernsee near munich

four beautiful wedding family pictures at tegernsee near munich in germany

grooms father saying a toast during wedding ceremony

bride and groom hugging the bride's father after a emotional toast during their wedding

bride and groom cutting a heart during their wedding in munich germany

wedding reception at tegernsee near munich

wedding reception at tegernsee near munich

wedding reception at tegernsee near munich

bride and groom starting to kiss each other during wedding in munich

first dance during wedding in munich, fireworks

dancing guests at wedding on tegernsee

dancing guests at wedding on tegernsee

dancing guests at wedding on tegernsee

dancing guests at wedding on tegernsee

Here are the pictures Pam and Kai’s Wedding on Lake Tegernsee in June of this year. After the civil ceremony a month ago, they celebrated their wedding in this beautiful location. The Tegernsee is located an hour from Munich. It was a wonderful day and to work with Ric is always a great pleasure!

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