Wedding in Apulia
MARILISA AND GIANLUCA’S WEDDING IN APULIA
THE CHARM OF A TIMELESS LAND
The magic of a wedding in Apulia lies in the colors of the sky and in the delicate atmospheres that surround the countryside all around. Basically, it is like entering an Eden of prickly pears, durum wheat and bauxite quarries. It is nice to get lost in these wide spaces and wander with your gaze towards infinite horizons. Appreciating the scent of mint and wild thyme which, in all honesty, are there to act as an ideal counterpoint to such beauty.
On the other hand, telling about a wedding in Apulia presupposes a certain propensity for travel. And, in addition to that, also a certain predisposition to discover new flavors and aromas. Which are flavors and aromas of a living, changing and immobile land at the same time. There is no greater charm, in fact, than entering a place that was not known before, to understand its mysteries and discover what extraordinary beauties are hidden in those wide horizons.
MARILISA AND GIANLUCA
The story of Marilisa and Gianluca actually begins in Pisa, the city where they met during university and where they now live and work. The wedding, on the other hand, is celebrated on the border with the Murge, in Basilicata. Palazzo San Gervasio, in fact, is the place where the religious ceremony took place, immediately after which we moved to Trani, in the wonderful Donna Lavinia Bianchi Estate.
The road that leads from Palazzo San Gervasio to Trani is, among other things, one of those streets where time seems to have suddenly stopped. You cross this land as if suspended in a still image of half a century ago. When everything was more authentic and where everything seems to speak that ancient language which is the language of our ancestors, carved in the wrinkles of memory like a smooth rock of red bauxite.
THE CATHEDRAL OF TRANI AND THE ESTATE DONNA LAVINIA
Before reaching the Donna Lavinia Estate for the party, we headed to the Cathedral of Trani. Here I wanted to set some outdoor couple shots. After that we would have exploited the garden of the estate. The imposing beauty of the Cathedral, among other things, stands out against the blue of the sea, thus creating a magical contrast with the white limestone tuff with which the Cathedral was built. I preferred to dwell on this play of chromatic contrasts, ideally modeling the architecture on the images I had in mind to obtain.
Without wasting too much time, immediately after this first outdoor session, we headed to the location. There was a splendid party that awaited us.