Vincenza and Marco are the protagonists of this story. They are a married couple who I had the pleasure to follow in time, having already had the honor of telling the wedding of their closest friends and now it’s their moment.
The feeling with the couple is important to be able to read the spouses. Because if there is a feeling there is communication. In fact if the spouses feel comfortable even in the photos taken in reportage, it will be perceived naturalness and relaxation. Originality and naturalness are the key words of this photo shoot.
The location chosen for their wedding is one of the most beautiful places in Sicily, Taormina. A Catholic wedding with reception at Villa Mon Repos, one of the most luxurious villas located in Taormina. Therefore a perfect Italian wedding!
Villa Mon Repos, today a luxurious hotel and location of important events, was given its name by its old owner Karl Stempel, who moved there together with his mother, using as a storeroom the adjacent Villa Caronia, boasting a splendid garden and in an enviable position that today is property of the Sicilian region.
Stempel, who had had to endure the military pressure that had been placed on his home country, first by the Germans and then the Russians, retired to Taormina, wanting to recreate an oasis of peace far from the warlike climate of his quarrelled over country
In the sixties Villa Mon Repos became famous around the world thanks to Commander Domenico Guarnaschelli. The property was built in the centre of the villa on two floors surrounded by a 25,000 metre squared park, with facilities including an internal car park for 200 cars, a restaurant, bar, nightclub and games rooms.
During the so called “biennio d’oro” (1963-64) which started running in the games house, known as Kursaal, the Villa became the meeting place of international stars like Marlene Dietrich, Gregory Peck and Cary Grant, stars of Italian cinema, the most famous artists of the time and high aristocracy.
The most beautiful thing when you are a photographer is to always know new people, open your mind to new horizons.
Vincenza and Marco are nice and sunny people.
Therefore, the theme of marriage could not be anything other than “Sicily“.
Chiesa: Santuario Madonna della Rocca
Ricevimento: Villa Mon Repos
Wedding Planner: We Concept
Make Up Artis: Pietro Lo Nardo
Hair Stylist: Valentino Studio Parrucchieri