The joy of a Sicilian wedding film! Images peppered with colour, fragrance, history, abundance, love, family, joy, music, prosecco and raised arms shouting “salute! “ all come together to provide the most wonderful backdrop for your wedding day.
Sicilian culture is colourful and abundant, the towns are beyond interesting with architecture dating back thousands of years and together with dramatic volcano Mount Etna across the bay we are always thrilled to be back and have another chance to feature this remarkable setting. Here you have an imbarazzo della scelta – an Italian which translated is “spoiled for choice”.
The beautiful town of Taormina, chosen by our clients, is perfectly paired with ancient history and Italian romance. Bountiful bougainvillea in bloom, secret piazze, fountains and frescoes, views across the twinkling azure bay is some of what awaits you.
A single, one-way twisting road, or if you wish, the funicular, takes you up into the town and for us it was on to the über posh Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo to meet our clients.
Looking for a remarkable, drop dead gorgeous hotel exuding history and glamour? Then you’ve found it. The Belmond Grande Hotel Timeo is just a stunning place. Its elegance and luxury is understated, and its appeal obvious and effortless – I could sip quietly on my apperitivo every afternoon from the Library Terrace watching the stylish swish by. This majestic hotel serves up views that have enchanted for more than a century and if you venture further into the terraced gardens and turn around, right behind you are the incredible ruins of Taormina’s ancient Greek Theatre. Greek? Yes, because Sicily has been invaded by many civilizations, pre the Romans the Greeks landed in Sicily. So its known as Teatro Greco.
In doing our preparation, David and I are always on the lookout for details, considering composition, light, approachability with a camera and the perspective achievable from the drone. We scrutinise the venue where possible days in advance taking extra care with space and sound considerations. When it comes to the ceremony area we plan carefully as its key to have our clients’ most memorable moment – the vows – captured perfectly.
David and I Iove the charm of Taormina and the elegance presented by the Grand Hotel Timeo … both picture perfect really. A place where family and friends and love can flourish in spectacular surrounds. We love returning to this Italian paradise with couples from all over the world and particularly to a place with such rich foundations and love tied to it in all its forms.