A lovely Orthodox wedding and a lovely photo walk in Venice

Russian couple marrying in an Orthodox Church in Venice
A young Russian couple hired me to shoot their Orthodox wedding ceremony in Venice

I was lately hired by a young lovely Russian couple to shoot their Orthodox wedding in Venice. The ceremony took place in San Zan Degolà Church, one of the few Orthodox churches in Venice which I already had the chance to portray during a former wedding photo service.

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Civil wedding at Garda Lake: where, when and how getting married in Desenzano del Garda

Russian bride and groom walk along the Garda lake during a honeymoon photo service
This Russian couple hired me for a photo service with wedding outfits during their honeymoon in Desenzano

Desenzano is a lovely city on the Garda Lake and is chosen by many couples to host their wedding. What do you need to do to get married here?

  1. Apply at the Mayor’s Office with a formal letter, copy of your identity documents and mention of the desired wedding date.
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Bridges in Venice: with or without love padlocks?

Russian couple throwing padlock keys in the channel during a wedding photo service in Venice
A young Russian couple lately hired me as their wedding photographer. Once the Orthodox ceremony was over, I shot some photographs of the couple walking in Venice and locking a padlock on a bridge.

A recent trend all over Europe has couples affixing padlocks on bridges as a symbol for their ever-lasting love. In Italy this habit was influenced by Federico Moccia’s novel “I want you” which has two young lovers fixing a padlock on the Milvio Bridge in Rome and throwing the key in the Tiber.

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