An Italian wedding story – Sorrento.
Villa Antiche Mura on the Amalfi Coast, Italy.
Zara & Ryan’s beautiful wedding story.
Have you ever had one of them perfect situations when everything in the world just alines itself for things that are just meant to be? Well that’s exactly what happened with the situation of me photographing Zara and Ryan’s Sorrento Wedding.
Whilst in Cyprus photographing Jade and Mike’s destination wedding I met Zara and Ryan who instantly connected with my approach. They where guest’s at their cousins wedding in Paphos. Ryan’s Mun mentioned they where getting married in Sorrento the following month and they already had a local photographer. But by the time the beautiful Cyprus sun had set at Jade and Mike’s wedding, Zara and Ryan had already decided amongst themselves that they where booking me to fly out to Italy to shoot their wedding the next month.
Zara and Ryan’s destination wedding took place at the stunning Villa Antiche Mura – Il tuo matrimonio a Sorrento, in the heart of the Amalfi Coast in Italy.
Here is their story…
Please introduce yourself.
Hi, Wes are Zara and Ryan (Sav) Saville from Buckley, Wales.
How did you guy’s meet?
We met in our local pub one Sunday.
How did he propose?
We had booked to go to Sri Lanka after I graduated from University, Sav proposed whilst we were trekking the jungle on an Elephant. He had also secretly extended the holiday and we went to Dubai to pick my ring!!
When and where did you get married?
Sorrento, Italy July 25th 2015. The wedding took place at the beautiful Villa Antiche Mura – Il tuo matrimonio in Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast.
Why did you choose this wedding venue?
We always wanted to get married abroad as we are both lovers of holidays and the Sun. We went to Italy for a weekend and fell in love with Villa Antiche Mura so soon as we visited. It has amazing views and it has the best spot for a bit of fizz in the sun.
Who did you wear? Describe your dress and where and why did you buy it?
My dress was Pronovious, it was a fitted lace number with feather detail! Nothing like what I thought I’d wear but fell in love when my mother in law, best friend and myself went dress shopping.
What about your bridesmaid dresses and what did the guy’s wear?
The theme was royal blue, so the Bridesmaids wore long flowy blue dresses that matched the groom’s men’s grey suits and blue detail. Sav wanted to stand out so his whole suit was a bright royal blue
What type of flowers did you choose and why?
Royal blue and white roses, we went for roses because it made the bouquets look like little footballs.
What type of wedding did you plan and how many guest did you invite?
We flew only the closest friends and family members out, we had 56 in the end. We are both very family orientated so it was so over whelming that everyone made such an effort, we all know how to have a good party and that’s exactly what it was.
Describe some of your favorite wedding details and how you came up with them.
One of the best parts of the day was when we took the horse and cart into town for photographs. Everyone was congratulating us and we had such a laugh with Wes. It was nice to chill out and take in what had happened, oh and eat some ice cream (as husband and wife)
How did you tame your wedding day nerves?
I had no nerves at all, I was so excited!
Sav contemplated the Gym- but that never happened. Ha ha!
What one moment will last with you both forever?
When we did our first dance to our favourite song… everyone ran onto the dance floors and surrounded us!
What do you love most about your wedding photographs and would you recommend Wes Simpson Weddings to photograph your friends and families big day?
YES 150%…I have never seen wedding pictures like ours. When we got back from our honeymoon we had random people we’d never met approaching us in the local bank telling us they had seen our pictures on Facebook and complimenting them! Wes turns a normal scenario into a magnificent memory that we will keep forever.
What did you like most about working with Wes?
He is so creative, he uses his surroundings to their absolute potential and created wonderful images. He is really down to earth and made us feel so comfortable! He listened to what we wanted and gave his own input! Me and the girls had a right laugh with him whilst getting ready in the morning.
What is your one favourite picture that Wes took and why?
Has to be when me and Sav are crossing the road in Sorrento town. I can’t even describe it, you just go ‘WOW’ when you see it.
Do you have any advice for future brides or grooms reading this?
If you just want pictures of you and your guest at your wedding then any photographer will do, if you want every special moment told in a story, everyone ounce of emotion captured and photographs that when you look back will make you feel you are reliving the day, Wes is the man.
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
Travelling the world