Back in September I was lucky enough to travel to Merano in Northern Italy to shoot Veronica and Helmut’s beautiful Wedding. Veronica contacted me about a month before her Wedding date; unlike most Weddings which I book a year or more in advance, but the dates worked and never one to turn down a Destination Wedding or a challenge I jumped at the chance.
I got to know the couple at their engagement shoot in London shortly before their Wedding. Veronica and Helmut’s love story is an inspiring international tale, Veronica is from Shanghai, Helmut from Tyrol, the couple met in London at Tango classes (doesn’t get much cooler than that does it?) they were engaged in Venice and had planned their wedding in Northern Italy.
The location (Merano, an Alpine town in Northern Italy) was simply breath-taking. Just a few miles from the Austrian border surrounded by mountains. This majestic town, with a mixture of Germanic and Italian Culture, beautiful local cuisine and locally produced wine was the perfect setting for a Wedding. Veronica and Helmut’s big day took place on a working vineyard ‘Castel Pienzenau’; the couple share a love for wine and handpicked their wedding breakfast wines. Every detail of this Wedding had been carefully thought out, Veronica and Helmut love tailor made things that reflect their own unique style and this was evident throughout the day. Their personalities really shone through with every detail of their Wedding.
Veronica looked divine in her elegant Bridal Gown designed by the amazing Xiaoyu of Renaitre. Helmut looked every inch the gentleman in his Welsh and Jefferies morning coat and the entire wedding party looked exquisite, complementing the Wedding itself which was steeped in style.
Veronica and Helmut’s’ wedding brought together people from all over the world; it was a colourful infusion of culture, traditions, music, dancing and fine wine. The setting was perfect, a wedding photographers dream! The wedding breakfast was long and lavish; speeches were eloquently translated by Veronica and the Helmut’s sister so that everybody could enjoy them and guests enjoyed the renowned hospitality that Merano has to offer until the early hours.
We loved being part of Veronica and Helmut’s enchanting Italian wedding! Thank you so much for taking us along on your journey. Here are a few of our favourite photographs from the day . I hope you enjoy them