I’ll always love Italy. I can’t wait until the next time I’m able to return to this gorgeous country. Spending a total of four weeks there over the past two years, it’s safe to say it’s one of my favorite places I’ve ever been and how lucky am I that I had the honor of photographing a wedding there?? Marianne & Gio have an amazing love story that began in Pacific Beach, CA. He barely knew any English as he had just moved to California from Italy and she, a Wisconsin transplant, knew no Italian whatsoever. But they had a connection that was undeniable and knew it couldn’t be ignored. After a few trips back to Italy and then back to the States, the two were married in a San Diego civil ceremony a few years ago. However, since all of his family resides in Italy, they both knew that an Italian wedding was in the cards. Flashback to last June when I had the pleasure of visiting Sorrento, Italy to photograph this beautiful affair. Marianne & Gio (and his family) had spent hours and hours and hours of planning from across the world in order to make this day possible. It was more beautiful than I imagined and I can’t wait to finally share it with you!

Getting ready – Imperial Hotel Tramontano Sorrento; Ceremony – La chiesa e il convento dei Frati Cappucini; Reception site – Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast; Dress – Bliss Bride; Floral Design – Fiori Sorrento; DJ – Amalfi Coast Music; Transportation – Eurolimo; Veil – Alisa Brides; Bridesmaid Jewelry – Kate Spade; Hair – Beth Lund; Makeup – Jimena Puy

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