“How was your trip to Italy?” “It was Venice thank you..”

Sorry. Couldn’t resist.

At the end of last year, my good friend Jamie asked if I would photograph a wedding with him in Venice. Safe to say it was a bit of a no brainer!

When we arrived in Italy, we met the happy couple John and Theresa at the beautiful wedding venue. We had drinks on the terrace, went to the beach, had dinner with all the wedding guests. How is this my job?!

Once the big day finally arrived, everything was so relaxed. Jamie and I headed to meet the girls in the morning who were having their make-up done at the Mac store nearby. Once we were back at the hotel, it was time for hairstyling, as well as the chance to get some photos of the dress.

I then headed off to meet the boys (once they’d finished on their gondola ride!). John and the boys were super chilled as I knew they would be, and we all just had a really fun morning. I must say I didn’t envy them having to wear 3 piece suits in almost 30 degree temperatures!

Once the boys were ready, we walked through the beautiful streets of Venice to the town hall. The rest of the wedding guests were starting to gather, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the bride and groom!

It was SO interesting to see how a wedding is conducted in Italy. It’s so different to weddings in the UK! For starters the bride and groom go into a separate room to sign all the documents first. As the photographers, we were also allowed to move around freely which doesn’t happen very often!

After the “I do’s”, we all headed to the sweetest little prosecco bar on a tiny little street near the town hall. After some confetti, some fizz and a few selfies, all the wedding guests wandered through the streets of Venice to the hotel. This was the PERFECT opportunity for some photos. We made a stop in St Mark’s Square when the sun was going down, and it was just absolutely breathtaking.

The reception was so beautiful, and looked like a scene in Cinderella! It was magical. After an incredible meal and some emotional speeches, it was time to get the party started. Everyone was in such high spirits, and it was the perfect way to end such an incredible wedding.