This is the one you have been waiting for... Jennifer Michael & Juri Alberti's amazing wedding in Milan and Lake Como, Italy!! As you know, Mere and I were in Europe for July this year and one of the reasons was to photograph this fantastic couple.
We started early in the little town of Sarrono (half hay between Milan and Lake Como) with the boy's and girl's getting ready. I jumped on the bus with the boys (Mere took the limo with the girls of course) to take us to the church (St. Marco Coptic Orthodox Church Milan) for a ceremony filled with joy, splendour and beauty.
Then it was off for a spot of shopping and photography in Milan. Naturally we had to stop at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II which is one of the world's oldest shopping malls. It is truly exquisite and built between 1865 - 1877. There is a mosaic of a bull in the centre square and it's long been a tradition that if you put your right heel on his testicles and spin 3 times, you gain good luck (yes you needed to know that). Naturally our newlyweds took part with cheers from the crowd.
Then there is the magnificent Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) with it's huge spires and it truly is an awe inspiring building. We captured some divine photos there and as it was warm Juri and Jennifer needed to chill with a quick gelato before heading off to the reception in Erba (Lake Como) at the aptly name Castello Casiglio (yep, you guessed, a reconstructed castle no less).
Family, friends, great food, wine, tears, joy, in essence a great Italian affair.
Did I mention the food? Juri is a chef in Sydney and Castello Casiglio didn't disappoint, I think there was about 450 courses for dinner (I'm exaggerating a little bit), well it felt like it, and they were all amazing.
Thank you to Marcofrom Marcoabba Videography for being awesome, we look forward to working with you again. Your work is beautiful!!
A massive thank you to Juri & Jennifer for a fun day and for allowing us to capture it for you. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.
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Rog & Mere xx