I LOVE ITALY: EDITORIAL ITALIAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT LAKE COMO
A TRIUMPH OF COLORS IN THIS REAL WEDDING
Venue: VILLA PIZZO
Wedding Planner: GEORGIA LOUISE WEDDINGS
Calligraphy: BEAUTIFUL LETTERS
Make Up e Hair Stylist: LA PALETTE ITALIA
Furniture rentals: LUXURY NOLEGGIO
Giant flowers: GAIA PETRELLA
Flowers: FLOWERS AND ME
Dresses: GIADA SPOSI
Cars rental: AUTO NOLEGGIO INCANTESIMO
Photography: STEFANO CASSARO PHOTOGRAPHY
When Georgia Louise mentioned to me her idea of organising an inspired shooting in a purely editorial style, in a suggestive location on Lake Como (Villa Pizzo), I didn’t have to think about it for long and I gladly accepted her project.
What better opportunity for a wedding photographer in Italy as me! Immediately in my mind, a thousand thoughts and images on how to “design” the editorial style of this inspired wedding crowded. One thought overtook all others: the desire to amaze and build something different from what has already been seen, to create an editorial bridal shoot completely far from anything our eyes and our minds usually interpret as conventional (even too stereotyped) when talking about “wedding”…
The global pandemic and everything that has marked this long-complicated period within us for our lives, both professional and private, and it has certainly had a great impact in my decision to free the concept of marriage from any apparent normality. The world pandemic has physically distanced us but it should have made us understand the importance of closeness and human interaction even more – irrelevant of race, ethnicity, age, social level – because only with union can we be saved from destruction and extinction and can we continue to make this magnificent world that has hosted us for millennia flourish.
Love is passion; it is a communion of different identities and different bodies that only need to make souls dance to be happy. And then, love must be free, increasingly often in this world. Free to dream, free to love, without other superstructures. I enjoyed designing Love in Villa Pizzo: brides of different ethnic groups, beauties from all over the world who just want to dream of their wedding as a modern fairy tale in such a unique country as Italy (the best country in the world to crown your own fairy tale of love).
The melancholy and romantic beauty of the lake, a magnificent and refined villa, even without that manifested opulence that no longer belongs to the future of our society … these served as the setting for an elegant, precise and sunny editorial wedding photography, with a fresh and editorial style, with slightly provocative notes and bright colors to represent all the possible Italian-ness of our beauties (from the territory of the lakes, to Sorrento lemons, from wine to Neapolitan pizza and more…)
Because Italy, despite everything, needs to be loved and admired as tourists and visitors from all over the world have done for hundreds of years. And in Italy it is wonderful to get married, no matter the country you decided to leave.