We all know the beauties of Venice; San Marco, the canals, gondolas and tourists looking to take the perfect selfy. But there is an unknown and mysterious part of the lagoon of Venice that still is not crowded with tourists. It can only be reached by boat and is between the islands of Murano and Burano. Its name is Torcello, precisely the island of Torcello. In this quiet and isolated place, which preserves the genuine taste of ancient Venice, Sarah and Nikhil decided to get merried. I have to admit, filming a wedding in Venice is always exciting, who would not want to work in such a romantic and beautiful place. A wedding film between the “calle” and the canals is the dream of any wedding videographer, but it is also a challenge: you walk a lot, you move often, there are boats to take and you have to bring the minimum equipment to be able to move easily. But it’s worth the strains!
The religious ceremony, held in the fabulous church of San Giovanni Evangelista, was celebrated by a friend of the bride and groom. The party moved to Villa San Giovanni, on the island of Torcello.
It was an elegant and luxury reception, with an Italian dixieland band – amazing, I have to say! – during the cocktail party and a huge band coming directly from England that made the guests dance. Food and drinks were fabulous as usual. All the staff worked and collaborated for the event to succeed at its best and from the wedding film images it can be noticed.
Italy is also this, not just mainstream places but also small treasures yet to be discovered. I have worked in many destination wedding in Italy and worldwide, but Torcello has left a mark in my heart (and I’m not referring to mosquitoes! :)) Definitively one of the places I would recommend for your dream wedding.