Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Monte Castello di Vibio & Fattoria di Vibio, Todi, Umbria, Italy for the wedding of Mark & Nicola.
Mark & Nicola were married on Thursday in the beautiful church at Monte Castello di Vibio near Todi in Umbria. It’s a stunning little village perched on a hilltop and also home to the smallest theatre in the world which is 200 years old this year. After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed drinks in the tiny square outside the church and then, following an invitation, we walked through the cobbled streets for some photographs with the couple and their guests in the theatre itself. The reception was at the stunning Fattoria di Vibio.
Mark was obviously a challenge to photograph – not!
Once Nicola was ready, there was literally just a few minutes to grab some images before we had to jump in the car and race off to the town. Here’s one of our favourites.
The streets of Monte Castello di Vibio are particularly tiny. It took over 5 minutes for the driver of the Bentley to get through this gap (with the assistance of a number of lookouts!) He didn’t actually fit through the first time he tried and slightly scratched the car!
We normally say that there has to be a reason to put a photo-journalistic image in colour. Here’s a great example: blue sky, pink dresses & warmth of the sun on the church stone.
It’s a beautiful church & the ceremony was very personal. The couple had ‘persuaded’ their own priest to travel out with them – no doubt it was a tough decision on his part ;)
Mark’s Mum (right) & guests inspect Nicola’s ring afterwards.
Here’s a beautiful image, straight out of camera, from inside the theatre. We’ve done some others which show the guests all seated which look fantastic. The kindness of the locals to allow us to do this kind of thing is something that never ceases to amaze us.
Back at the Fattoria & the tables await the guests for the evening meal.
Setting the scene of the villa reception during the early evening. You can just make out the string quartet on the right of the image.
…and one of the happy couple to finish.
A really beautiful wedding in stunning locations. We only live an hour away from Monte Castello di Vibio and yet we’ve never been there before this. It’s now firmly on our ‘friends & family’ list of places to see in Umbria!
Enjoy your honeymoon folks – we’ll catch up with you once you’re home. – Andy