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Teatro Nuovo di Marmirolo / Agriturismo Corte Barco, Mantova, Italy Elopement Photo Story Award

Wedding portrait from Agriturismo Corte Barco of the bride and groom running barefoot towards the point of light at the end of a long corridor formed by trees

Wedding Picture from Agriturismo Corte Barco | Hand in hand running barefoot towards the point of light at the end of a long corridor formed by trees

In this magnificent place, I have taken many portraits, but I want to insert an image born spontaneously, a hand in hand running barefoot towards the point of light at the end of a long corridor formed by trees. A beautiful message of life together in full contact with nature.

I think that sometimes the term "unique" is used inappropriately. I must say that for this wedding it is the more correct word.

After hundreds of weddings behind me, it had not yet happened to me that my work was chosen as a wedding gift.

It was the maid of honor of the bride who came to my studio to ask me if I was available to document the intimate wedding of her dearest friend. She had already seen my work and my way of photographing. For this reason, she considered me the right person.

The date was very close, only a fortnight earlier. Moreover, it was not possible to know the couple, both for reasons of the lockdown regarding the bride and for the considerable distance, about three hundred kilometers, of the military husband in Gorizia, who would arrive in the morning of the event.

A very simple wedding, with the presence of only fifteen guests.  This was not an easy task, but for this very reason, extremely motivating to try to "bring home" as many situations as possible to give to the newlyweds.

Mantova Wedding Photo of the brides earrings going on in Italy

Mantova Wedding Photographers | It's time for the brides earrings

It's time for the earrings. The bride underlines the fact that perhaps she should have made an additional hole in the earlobe. Given the number of piercings already present on the face, the sentence is greeted with joking disbelief by the witness. All this takes place in the room used as a shoe cabinet, shoes are the bride's passion.

Teatro Nuovo Marmirolo Wedding image of The mayor welcoming the newlyweds to the civil ceremony

Teatro Nuovo Marmirolo Wedding Photography | The mayor welcomes the newlyweds to the civil ceremony

The mayor welcomes the newlyweds, while the few guests are already waiting in the Teatro Nuovo di Marmirolo, a performing arts theater. In the village, it is market day and some passers-by stop to observe the couple's entrance.

Wedding Day Photo from Teatro Nuovo Marmirolo showing the Witnesses of the groom and bride exchanging greetings

Pre-Wedding Photo from Teatro Nuovo Marmirolo | Witnesses of the groom and bride exchange greetings

Witnesses of the groom and bride exchange greetings in accordance with the Covid decree, they would like to hug each other but make up for this with looks.

Mantova Wedding Photo from Italy as The mayor congratulates the couple at the ceremony

Mantova Wedding Photographers of Italy | The mayor congratulates the couple at the ceremony

The mayor congratulates the couple. I am looking for a shot that allows me to insert many details about the couple, place, names, and above all the red and white colors, symbolic colors for this event.

Mantova Wedding Image from after The ceremony ended and it was not possible to throw rice

Mantova Weddings, Italy Image | The ceremony ended and it was not possible to throw rice

The ceremony ended.  As it was not possible to throw rice, it was replaced by a launch of balloons. A very low shot allows me to tell the strong embrace between the couple and gives an unusual but highly documentary point of view.

Agriturismo Corte Barco Wedding venue image showing tables with not more than six people

Agriturismo Corte Barco Wedding Pics | you could not have tables with more than six people

The restrictions on this day were very clear, you could not have tables with more than six people. The room at the Agriturismo Corte Barco is unique and other people celebrate privately, but from the back of the room a person gets up and invites those present to a toast to the newlyweds, and everyone gets up to toast. I find this image significant, which tells the desire of people to return to a splendid normality.

Agriturismo Corte Barco Wedding Venue photo of the bride and her father hugging at the reception

Agriturismo Corte Barco Wedding Venue Image | The day is drawing to a close, the room has emptied

The day is drawing to a close, the room has emptied. Chiara and her father come together in an intense and long embrace, it is a moment in which you can breathe a lot of emotion. I await the right moment because a photograph can tell what I feel too .... then the father closes his eyes .... it is the right shot.

Bosco Fontana Italy Wedding image of the bride wearing sneakers of the same type and in line with the colors of the event

Bosco Fontana Italy Wedding Picture | wearing sneakers of the same type and in line with the colors of the event

I agree with the couple for some portraits at the splendid Bosco Fontana Nature Reserve, a few kilometers from the ceremony. There will be some walking, but Fabrizio and Chiara are not unprepared, wearing sneakers of the same type and in line with the colors of the event.