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Wedding in Lake Garda – Torre San Marco – Gardone Riviera

Wedding in Lake Garda – Torre San Marco – Gardone Riviera Lake Garda is blue, blue like the sea, blue like the sky. Probably because is huge, calm. It lives a dimension of his own. When you arrive at Gardone Riviera you enter in a summer holiday world. Pubs, restaurants, top-level hotels and beautiful villas overlooking the lake, like Villa Fiordaliso where today I work for a wedding. A unique road along the lake is almost always packed with cars, both day and night. Energy here is incredible. An elegant and welcoming place, frequented by many Italians and foreigners. Today is the day of Cecilia and Luca, two frequenters of the area who have decided to celebrate in Torre San …

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6 years in a row! 2019 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®

2019 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® Matteo Cuzzola Photography Receives Distinction  in the 11th Annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®  Milan, January 09, 2019. — Matteo Cuzzola Photography was announced a winner of the renowned WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® in Milan.  WeddingWire, Inc., a leading global online wedding marketplace, annually celebrates the top wedding professionals on WeddingWire across more than 20 service categories, from venues and caterers to florists and photographers. These distinguished vendors exhibit superior professionalism, responsiveness, service, and quality when interacting with the five million monthly consumers who turn to WeddingWire to help ease their wedding planning process.  Matteo Cuzzola Photography received this esteemed award based on their outstanding experience working with real newlyweds. WeddingWire features more than three million reviews, …

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Marriage at the Castle of Vincigliata – Tuscany

Marriage at the Castle of Vincigliata – Tuscany The court of an old farmhouse surrounded by the Tuscan hills was crowded by a small group of guests, who were waiting to go to the Castle of Vincigliata where the wedding of Christina and Carson would take place. I enter in Christina’s room. She is standing motionless looking out the window. I see only the silhouette, the shoulders are stretched, the arms along the body and the fingers slowly moving. “Hi Christine!”, I say. She turns, she’s beautiful and tall. Eyes shining and smiling. She hugs me as a friend. “Hi Matteo, thanks for being here” Her sister on the sidelines, silent. I understand that they need a moment, I don’t  want …

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Maternity Photographs on Lake Como

Maternity Photographs on Lake Como Here we are, a dream come true, a motherhood sought and deserved to be celebrated, lived and photographed. Waiting are rare moments, intense, dreamy, seesaw, unforgettable and sometimes forgotten. As a father I would relive them 100 times but we are just satellites that revolve around a complex world that forms itself, and is a bit easier. In Laura’s smile anyone can see all the happiness of a dream. The images flow quickly when the eyes close in the evening trying to sleep. The “if”, the “but”, the hopes, the insecurities dance on the ceiling of the room. But also a cheerful and spiteful face, a breathless ride on the grass, a ball in the …

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Country Relais Le Capanne Wedding – 2 days in Tuscany, 2 weddings in Tuscany (Part 2/2)

Country Relais Le Capanne Wedding – 2 days in Tuscany, 2 weddings in Tuscany (Part 2/2) Here the first part of the double article! After Sami and Francesca I am ready for another wedding in Tuscany, in the church of San Gimignano with dinner and party in the Tuscan hills at the Country Relais Le Capanne, run by an Italian / American couple, Vera and Dario. The weather had held up until a few minutes ago, Agnes is ready, dressed, bouquet in hand. A real storm outside started. The rain knocked insistently on the large windows of the room. The wind bent the, now almost horizontal, olive trees and the pool was shaking in front of the immense hills of Tuscany. Agnes …

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Wedding Villa Cini – Bucine – 2 wonderful days in Tuscany, 2 wonderful weddings in Tuscany (Part 1)

Wedding Villa Cini – Bucine – 2 wonderful days in Tuscany, 2 wonderful weddings in Tuscany (Part 1) I leave for a new wedding weekend in Tuscany. Two days. Two marriages. August 1st – Sami and Francesca The curves between the immense hills are sweet and pleasant to drive through. I slow down and open the window. It’s not too hot, I hear the wind and Scoot Matthew  on the radio. I arrived. From the balcony of the first floor of the Villa Cini, Francesca can see everything. She can see guests arrive. She peeks at Sami, ready, who speaks with the calm and reassuring celebrant or with the always smiling singer. Claudia, the owner, is attentive and present. Everything …

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Wedding at Isola d’ Elba, Tuscany

Wedding at Isola d’ Elba, Tuscany 1600km, 18 hours of car, music, podcast and a unicorn. Part 2 In the previous post I was heading to Abruzzo, the Trabocchi coast, for the marriage of Valeria and Daniele. After this extraordinary day and a good night’s sleep I put myself in the car to cross Italy horizontally. From Torino Sangro di Marina to the Island of Elba. The trip is long. A good part of the journey I traveled on local roads, some routes are not covered by highways . It was about 8 o’clock in the evening, I was traveling along the state road S71 towards Follonica and I saw on the right an old and decadent golf club with the words “Open only for …

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1600KM, 18 HOURS OF CAR, MUSIC, PODCAST AND A UNICORN. (Part 1)

1600KM, 18 HOURS OF CAR, MUSIC, PODCAST AND A UNICORN. I leave earlier for a trip that will take me over the trabocchi of Abruzzo and then to the Island of Elba. The adrenaline rushes inside me and on the way I find a nice traveling companion who will make the happiness of my daughter Camilla. It will be a busy weekend, I will travel from Milan to Pescara for the wedding of Valeria and Daniele. Then Saturday I will cross Italy horizontally and then embark to the Island of Elba for the marriage of Annalisa and Simone. I’ll be back on Monday to rest for a while 😉 . 1600Km, 18 hours drive, music, podcast and a unicorn. COSTA DEI TRABOCCHI, …

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Persian Wedding in Lake Como

Persian Wedding in Lake Como The situation is very simple. Leila and Gaspare live in Texas (USA) Leila is of Persian origin Gaspare is of Italian-Chinese-Philippine origins born in Australia (I hope I am not wrong) They got married in Italy, on Lake Como, at Villa Aura del Lago. This trip around of the world in one day brought in front of my lenses and in front of my eyes, a mix of cultures, traditions and colours truly unique and unrepeatable. This is the marriage of Leila and Gaspare. In this wedding there was everything, the Catholic ceremony in a beautiful church overlooking the lake. The Persian ceremony in the villa. I appreciated the lightness, the amused expressions of all the women who actively participated. Traditional …

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Destination Wedding – Jewish wedding in Belgium

Destination Wedding – Jewish  wedding in Belgium It isn’t the destination which reminds me the trip but the people I meet. October 21st, 2017, I take the plane around noon from Malpensa, Milan, in the afternoon friends are waiting for me in Antwerp, Belgium. I arrive at the hotel, I go out with my little Ricoh GR II, I make some street photography, I become familiar with a lively, multicultural city, full of history. Charming. Tomorrow I will photograph the marriage of Benjamin and Seda. But tonight I will meet with old “friends”, Philippe, Patrick and Dominique. On July 27, 2016 I photographed the wedding of a wonderful couple from Belgium in Varenna, Lake Como . … Patrick and Dominique … With them, it seemed as if …

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HONEYMOON IN TUSCANY – CHRIS AND ANNA

HONEYMOON IN TUSCANY – CHRIS AND ANNA Monday afternoon, I take the car towards Tuscany. I put some music, I like driving. It’s relaxing. Chris and Anna are waiting for me, they are from Germany, in Tuscany for their honeymoon. We are in Vitigliano, in a spa over the famous tuscan hills. They are shy, reserved and ask me not to take them among the people. To make intimate and romantic photos. Simply tell a short story about them and their special afternoon in Italy. Here are some photos of the service: Location: Vitigliano Tuscan Relais & Spa   La Selva Giardino del Belvedere Wedding  

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Honeymoon in Bellagio – GIARDINI DI VILLA MELZI – LAKE COMO

STEPHANIE AND JOHN – honeymoon in Lake Como I arrive early, I look at the lake for a few minutes. Bellagio is full of tourists as usual, the sun seems huge today, the sky is blue. I drink a coffee before starting, I try to understand which, of the couples I see walking through the people, will be my couple! We only “talk” by e-mail, I never see them, it will be a surprise. Stephanie and John got married two years ago in Michigan (USA) and I’m here today, on Lake Como, for their honeymoon. A few days in Italy, good food, the lake, a photo shoot, some romantic walks. Simply perfect. Here is a fraction of their honeymoon: Some more examples here: …

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Imagine this … Engagement lake Como – Hilton Lake Como

Imagine this … Let’s say your name is Bhavni, you’re a British, with Indian origins. You took a plane with your sister and you will meet Rushabh, your boyfriend on Lake Como, in the beautiful and newly opened Hilton Lake Como. You are very excited and happy to spend a weekend in Italy. With your sister, her boyfriend and yours. You’ve just arrived at the hotel,  you take some time in the hotel room to rest.  Rushabh hasn’t yet to arrived. You are invited to visit the panoramic terrace to take a first look at Lake Como from a unique point of view. You get to the top floor, the elevator opens and you go out onto the terrace, line the infinity …

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Best Wedding Venues for astounding wedding photos in Italy

Guest post: Best Wedding Venues for astounding wedding photos in Italy Let me introduce the guest post author of today, Katie Jones  from orlajames.com. She loves to write, travel, practice yoga and read at any available moment! Currently writing for Orla James she adores living by the sea in Brighton UK with all of its creative opportunities that it brings.   Getting married is always a magical and romantic event. With love in the air, you and your partner want everything to be absolutely perfect. Apart from the fanfare that follows the ceremony, family, friends, and love, what is also important is your venue or location. If you’re looking for a beautiful venue that has beaches, mountains, clear waters, Villas, Castles, …

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Engagement shooting in Milan

Engagement shooting in Milan It’s Sunday morning in May, in the beautiful park of Monza, near Milan. Nora and Stefano quietly walk on the green, behind them the Villa Reale. The sun begins to warm up but we arrived early, so we are quite alone. Stefano, perhaps, is a bit more shy but is led by Nora. What interests me most, during these shootings, is that they are in their confort zone, relaxed and bored by me. I rarely ask my couples to kiss, I let it happen, to have some more spontaneous, true photos. They say that kissing is therapeutic, relaxing. This engagement shooting I generally shot before the wedding day and gives us the opportunity to get in confidence, create a relationship. Taking pictures …

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Wedding in Villa Regina Teodolinda – Laglio

Wedding in Villa Regina Teodolinda – Laglio It’s been almost a year I know Mailin and Thomas. I photographed them with Leopold, their smily child, in a family portrait on Lake Como. Then the civil wedding in Como, in spring. And at the end of the summer it was the most natural thing for me to photograph their wedding in Laglio, in the intimate Villa Regina Teodolinda, overlooking the lake. And in fact I enjoyed from the first to last minute of this day. Thomas is a smiling and fun person, but when the moment becomes intense, he doesn’t  fail to show his feelings. Mailin, calm and romantic. Curious, she looked often out of the window the arrival of the guests. She looked like …

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Jewish Elopement at Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Lake Como

 Jewish Elopement at Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Lake Como A small, intimate jewish elopement in Lake Como. He is a Canadian, smiling and calm. She is very young and beautiful. Attentive to all the details and with even two dresses. Everything happened at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, first in the suite for the getting ready. Then the “fashion” shooting that Katrin asked me was really easy with her. Here are some shots: Thanks to Nicole, event Manager at Gran Hotel Tremezzo and Ornella MakeUp and Hair artist by Hair-Point . Here the slideshow of the elopement at Grand Hotel Tremezzo:   Here in Italian: Matrimonio intimo al Grand Hotel Tremezzo  

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Gardone Riviera – La Torre San Marco – October Wedding

Gardone Riviera – La Torre San Marco – October Wedding. Gardone Riviera, Hotel Fasano. The lake is watching us, the warm October sun gives us a sweet and warm light. The wedding season is over, today is the last event of the year. Patty lights a cigarette on the balcony of the suite. Slowly inhale, smoke is light, coming out from the slightly open mouth. The fingers hold up the cigarette with elegance. I do not interrupt that moment, I just photograph it. … The dress has an essential line, beautiful. The black gloves and the warm, vaporous stole define her style. Patty is ready, the Porsche arrives, I make myself small and I sit in the back seats. The sun is in our eyes, …

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Wedding in Villa Orsini Colonna, Imbersago

Wedding in Villa Orsini Colonna, Imbersago From the window of the library of  Villa Orsini Colonna  there were two huge deer, quietly eating the grass in the park surrounding the property. The light came in through the tall windows and was reflected on the floor, almost completely covered with carpets. Right in the large library Francesca was preparing herself. Surrounded by lots of wood, books, a warm marble fireplace and, of course, friends and family. There was mum, warmly with Francesca but also with her husband. Daddy going around, watching and smiling. The sister, shy, curious, looking at Francesca with admiration. I loved this family from the first moment. Francesca’s black curls have been tamed and she is finally ready to put on her dress. Mom, …

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La Torre San Marco Wedding – Lake Garda

La Torre San Marco Wedding – Lake Garda I often meet “brides mothers” in my job and I perceive that this particular situation can bring with it some more worries. Small children often feel the tension of the day and more than once I heard that in that morning they had a few dashes of fever. The mother (and bride) of course in such a situation is even more under pressure, despite the help of all relatives and friends. In this wedding, just a few days before , Maria’s daughter, about 10 years old, broke her arm. Nothing is simple in life, especially getting married. 😉 A beautiful girl like her mother and very proud of her dress. He showed it to me …

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