Civil wedding: tips of a professional photographer on how to get married in Venice with useful informations about the procedures, hotel and restaurant ideas, places for romantic pictures.

At first planning a civil wedding in Venice may seem to be intimidating, and after some consideration, well, it may definitely be intimidating. I’m trying to share a bit of my experience as a professional photographer in Venice in order to help couples that want to become a family here. I’ll talk briefly about the “paperwork” and then more about what I actually see in terms of timeline of the event, hotel and restaurants for the reception and places where to create wedding images.

Organising a civil wedding in Venice:
Palazzo Cavalli is the building of the city hall where most weddings are celebrated, this is their webpage in Italian with all the details for arranging a civil wedding and this is a page in English from the US consular service about getting married in Italy.
Probably availing of the service of a wedding planner may save a lot of work.

Ideas for a civil wedding in Venice: a photographer’s perspective:

Usually the storytelling start at the bride’s hotel with images or her make-up being finished and of the journey towards Palazzo Cavalli: walking or on a boat will anyway give many opportunities for nice images.
There relatives and guests will be waiting (or not if it is an elopement).
The actually wedding cerimony lasts around 25-30 minutes and then we would have time to move to the actual restaurant for celebrations and on the way we could realize amazing wedding portraits.

In differnt posts I’ll write more about hotels and restaurants.

Accepting Bitcoin as a payment option

Another option for clients who wish to pay with cryptocurrecies.

Freedom of choice is in line with my core beliefs so I’m glad to be able to offer clients another option to pay for my professional services: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will be accepted as a mean of payment for clients inclined to use them instead of cash or credit card.

More details on the payment page of my website.

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Their big British-Italian wedding in Venice: a photo reportage

bride and groom in water taxi and guests on a brige during wedding photo reportage in Venice
Passion and joy for the bride and the groom, excitement for everyone. This is what you can expect from a wedding with many guests.

Some couples choose Venice as their destination of their wedding and make it a very intimate event, almost escaping (or postponing) the celebrations with relatives.

Other couples really enjoy sharing the magic and excitement of this special day with their dear ones. This was the case of Matt and Sarah, a British-Italian couple that lately chose me as their wedding photographer.

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An intimate autumn wedding photo service in Venice

Autumn and rain worked just as a beautiful frame for this couple choosing to marry in Venice surrounded by a few relatives and many elegant details
Autumn and rain worked just as a beautiful frame for this couple choosing to marry in Venice surrounded by a few relatives and many elegant details

Autumn rain is pouring over Venice these days and calls to mind several passionate photo services I made for couples that chose to marry in the city during this season and were able to make love shine over the clouds.

One of them was a very elegant couple that planned an intimate wedding: just two couples of relatives and the wedding photographer in charge to capture the magic of the day attended the ceremony. This gave them the opportunity to savor each moment of the day without any kind of stress or hurry, focusing only on their feeling and the uniqueness of the event.

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