Gilda & Simone

in Portofino

elopement in portofino

It's an enigmatic word, sexy, isn't it? Yet Gilda and Simone's Portofino wedding was so fresh and so tempting that had the 100 LAYER CAKE and BRIDES editors want to jet-set to this sparkling Italian wedding destination pronto!

Portofino is the absolute Italy of your fond imaginings where the mantra "eat well, laugh often, love much, strikes as a lasting cord. The home of ivy-clad palazzi and vintage motor launches, hidden hillside gardens and charming clubs like the famous Le Carillon, where our beautiful couple had their wedding party, make this perfectly coiffured coastal village a place where true happiness comes from the simple things in life.

We were so happy to shoot this Portofino wedding escape especially because Gilda and Simone use to spend their summers walking under its arched balconies and it meant so much for them to have an intimate truly memorable big day with their closest people.

With Centorose un Tulipano's help who perfectly organized Gilda & Simone's wedding, we visited every niche that was dear to our newlyweds. So familiar and romantic to us is the iconography of southern Italy with its jolly piazzas, its small churches, hushing the happy clatter of three-wheelers passing by, that it's easy to forget this region's capacity to surprise. Capturing this intimate wedding we rediscovered Portofino's allure and not wishing to miss a moment, we took two more photography sessions. One at their amazing cliffside home, and soon after their wedding portraits, when we set on an adventure with the two of them invited to the endless azure. That is what we call destination wedding photographer heaven!


LOCATION : Portofino and Santa Margherita on the Ligurian Coast of Italy · WEDDING PLANNER : Centorose un Tulipano · FLOWERS : Genio e Sregolatezza
· HAIR & MUA : Lina Pagano · BRIDE DRESS : Leila Hafzi · BRIDE SHOES  : Sebastian · WEDDING RINGS : White & Gold