Wedding in South Italy

We’re excited to introduce you Sophia and Nick, a lovely couple coming from London that fell in love with Italy and the unique atmosphere of Puglia. These two decided to gather friends and family for their Wedding in South Italy to celebrate their love. She’s a talented journalist, while Nick’s a cinema director and photographer. When they asked us to be their Wedding photographers in Puglia, and document their beautiful story, we were absolutely honoured. Puglia is one of our favourite Italian regions indeed. Nico is originally from there. So, knowing this region so well, with its one-of-a-kind spots and views, and several UNESCO sites, makes photographing couples in this place so inspiring! It is always a pleasure to return indeed.

Puglia feels like an endless summer 

You’ll love its fields of olive trees, the small villages, as well as its beautiful cliffs, such as the one of Polignano a Mare where we photographed this mesmerizing elopement here. We would recommend this wedding destination if you appreciate nature, culture, good food and a relaxed atmosphere.

We actually loved the way our lovely groom described his idea of Apulia and how they envisioned this place as the background for their special day. In his words “In my mind, Puglia has a sense of being a lost world. Whether it's the ancient little towns, the coastal beaches or the wilderness of the olive groves, Puglia evokes a sense of mystery about it that I'd love to capture in the images. On top of this, Puglia feels like an endless summer with everything drenched in golden hour light.”

A glamorous bride dressed in Oscar de la Renta

Sophia’s flawless beauty and charismatic personality have def been the true star: not only has taken care of every detail of her outfit in a unique way but has also had special attention to her bridesmaids’ outfits. All of them had a different yet classy black dress code. From the very first moments of this wedding, it was clear that everything was blended in the most special way. One of the most breathtaking instants was seeing Sophia stunning in her Oscar De la Renta dress, walking down the aisle and arriving at the ceremony spot. It took place among the olive trees, surrounded by nature, in the most fairy atmosphere, with minimal yet perfect organic decorations.

The scenic atmosphere of Castello Marchione

The wedding day actually started with an unseasonal torrential rainstorm (only 2 hours before the ceremony!) However, luckily, it led to the most beautiful and cinematic atmosphere for S+N's ceremony. After that the guests had a delicious aperitif while listening to the live band. During this moment, we went away for a little with Sophia and Nick to enjoy the most romantic sunset. They could embrace the truest beauty of this land while walking on the quiet little roads, surrounded by the most magnificent olive trees. The whole atmosphere was so cinematic!

This wedding has been a very intimate yet heartfelt event. The whole event has been conceived to enjoy the rustic yet scenic atmosphere of this location, Castello Marchione to celebrate their love. In the 18th century, it used to be a hunting lodge and summer residence of the Counts of Conversano.  S+N chose Puglia for its raw and traditional feel. The couple aimed to keep the real taste and beauty of it while enjoying a day with their beloved ones.

An unforgettable and elegant wedding

The wedding mood was minimal with vintage touches (including the coolest Giulietta spider for an iconic 60’s Italian movie mood) At the end of the evening, spouses and guests, thanks to the pleasant summer weather, went wild with dance music. Sophia made a second, unexpected entrance, wearing a second dress. Which was a mini dress that kept shining through the whole dance party later on! Sophia and Nick’s wedding with its elegance and simplicity have been the perfect example of how well-thought details while keeping the rest authentic and relaxed, are the formula for an unforgettable wedding. 

Wedding Planner Sara D’Errico Events

Venue Castello Marchione

Videomaker Cinema of Poetry

DJ & Performer DJ Darren James

Live Band Puglia String Quartet

Bridal dress Oscar Della Renta

Bride shoes Giuseppe Zanotti

Make-up artist & Hair DeG Parrucchieri

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