Weddings with children are getting more and more popular in the latest few times. But the couple that lately contacted me for a wedding photo service with children in Venice was something exceptional: they wanted to celebrate their civil union with all their 6 children and close relatives.
Even more exceptionally the couple looked young, lively, full of energy and passion, despite so many children. They chose a “fresh” attire: a short bridal gown for the bride, and a light grey suit for the groom with a white shirt and a nice red bow tie which perfectly matched the bride’s red and white flowers. The bride look like an elder sister when standing next to their only daughter, while the groom looked like just the eldest of the brothers.
And even more remarkably, the couple let the children took part in any moment of the day. It was a family party rather than a two people’s love celebration. During the preparation at the hotel, the bride and her daughter helped each other with their make-up and hairdo while the groom was waiting downstairs with all the remaining children. Then they left the hotel altogether and reached Palazzo Cavalli (the Venice venue for civil weddings) by watertaxi, with all the children sitting with them, posing with them or even photographing the couple themselves.
Even during the wedding ceremony, the children played an active role by helping the parents along, leaving them room enough to enjoy this special moment and passionately hugging their parents once the vows were done.
Their moved faces and tears showed that they sincerely took part in the celebration, sharing their parents’ emotions, rather than being forced to attend as someone might imagine!
Indeed, as you watched the couple walking in the streets of Venice, posing with their children for family portraits and even enjoying a gondola tour, you could not but think that yes, they have made it. They had accomplished what most couples wish for themselves: managing to keep their love alive and unchanged for many years, grow up many beautiful and loving children and build up a real family where everyone cares for each other.
A really successful wedding day which left intense wedding pictures behind it..what else could a couple wish for themselves?
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