Bride walks with groom, illuminated by the lights of a car. In Agropoli.

Chiesa Madre dei SS. Apostoli Pietro e Paolo in Agropoli, Italy

Luigi & Antonia's Wedding

Lido Mediterraneo in Paestum

We took a trip in a deceptively fast Piaggio Ape to the port for pictures, passing wedding guests as we went. Then we had a brief stop at the bride and groom’s home to freshen up, then onto the party at the Lido Mediterraneo in Paestum.

Here I got to see Lù in action, for he just happens to be a fantastic wedding singer in the Maieutiké Acoustic Sound Band!

If you’ve ever fancied the idea of getting married in Italy then may I direct you to the lovely Julie at My Secret Italy. For Luigi’s wedding she had the day off, this wedding was all his doing, but she was there as a guest and was invaluable to me during my time out there.

Anyway I have talked quite enough for now, because as you can imagine, there are quite a few photos to show you below!
Antonia, Lù e il tuo cari.. grazie mille per il calorosa accoglienza!

What a day! It started at midday with Aperol spritzes and a proper shave in Barberia del Centro and it ended in the early hours, on the beach watching an oncoming storm in the distance.

From the barber’s we went on to Lù’s home, his parents’ home, then Antonia’s brother kindly took me to see the bella bride and her family. It was wonderful getting a glimpse of authentic Italian life like this.

I know little Italian (enough to order a drink and be polite), but you know what, it didn’t matter one bit. I made the same connections that I always do at a wedding, made new friends, still understood and felt the emotions of the day. Which I need to do my job in the way that I do. Actions clearly speak louder than words and smiles go a very long way indeed.

At 5pm Luigi and Antonia married at the Chiesa Madre dei SS. Apostoli Pietro e Paolo in Agropoli on a very hot September day. The courtyard drinks after the service were much needed.

Man on a moped in Agropoli. Man on the phone and his friend is trying to distract him by sticking out his tongue.

Man smiling at the camera. He has dark brown curly hair, sunglasses, and dark blue t-shirt and he is holding a bottle of peroni. He is in a bar cafe.
Man with a cigarette and wooden bow tie.
A man on his wedding day going to the barbers Barberia del Centro.
A man is having a shave in a barbers.
A man in a dark t-shirt, with a tattoo of a lighthouse on his arm, wearing sunglasses... is laughing.
Man walking along in a shorts and top. There is a wall full of graffiti like "da napoli grazie borussia"
The groom is at his parents' home. He has his hands on the back of a chair.

Dogs in the house while a bride gets ready for her wedding.
The view down a hallway, a woman is in a dressing gown.
A woman helping a bride put her shoes on.
The bride puts on her earrings in a mirror.
Bride with her father at home.
Bride at home in her wedding dress, before her wedding. A woman in a red dress puts a hanky in a man's top pocket.
Man stood in front of a garage door smoking a cigarette.
Bride leaving the family home with her dad.
Woman in a gold dress and high heels running to the church wedding in Agropoli. There is a man walking two small ponies. they Tyrrhenian sea in the background.
Women fanning themselves in the pews at a wedding.
Bride is with her family outside Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo Agropoli. They are preparing to go inside for the wedding.
A wedding ceremony. the bride is using a fan to cool herself down. They are in Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo Agropoli.
Groom looks up and is clapping with his wife during their wedding ceremony at Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo Agropoli.
Man points at the camera with his new wife in church.
Groom stands with his arms out as people throw confetti.
Men with fans are smiling and waiting with all the other guests for the bride and groom to kiss. They are on the steps of Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo.Groom and bride are clapping as people throw confetti at them. They just got married in chiesa madre dei ss. agropoli. Groom and bride are clapping as people throw confetti at them. They just got married in chiesa madre dei ss. agropoli.People greeting each other after a wedding in Agropoli. Children picking confetti off the floor after a wedding at chiesa madre dei ss. agropoli. One girl looks at the camera. A man smoking after a wedding. Groom opening some prosecco to make Aperol Spritz. They are outside chiesa madre dei ss. agropoli after getting married. A view of the wedding guests from the steps of chiesa madre dei ss. agropoli. A man in a suit is looking at the camera. Another man is waving. In Via del Castello a couple who just got married are about to kiss. A woman using a fan as she smiles at the camera. A girl is on the steps of chiesa madre dei ss. agropoli. Bride and groom up against a wall in Via de Castello, they are doing devil horns with their fingers. A man grabs the groom's groin area in a joking group photograph. Bride and groom walking along holding hands. Bride looks over her shoulder at the camera. People from a wedding walking through the streets of Agropoli. The groom and another man light cigarettes. The bride and groom are walking across a road and are illuminated by car headlights. A woman holds up the bride's dress. The groom opens the door to a tuk tuk. Some people stop and smile. They are outside the Casa Del Tortellino Di Villani Gabriele. A bride fixing her hair as seen in the wing mirror of a tuk tuk. Driving along Via Riviera Franco Antonicelli by the port in Agropoli. Groom and bride walking through bollards near light at twilight. At Porto di Agropoli Bride and groom pose in the port of Agropoli. It's night and the lights of building glow. Couple kiss in the Agropoli port, the Tyrrhenian Sea behind them. A man uses his phone to light up his new wife. She's wearing her wedding dress, and holding her shoes. Buildings behind are reflected in the sea. Bride and groom walk down a slope at Agropoli port at night. Bride is in a tuk tuk. Bride is standing in the road at Via Riviera Franco Antonicelli by the port in Agropoli. The groom is walking ahead. It is nighttime. Bride takes bottle of wine from the fridge at home. Bride is smoking a cigarette, she's illuminated by the red car lights. Bride is smoking a cigarette, she's illuminated by the red car lights. Bride's face is illuminated by an iphone in a taxi. Groom arrives at Lido Mediterraneo and adjusts his bow tie. Groom arrives at Lido Mediterraneo and adjusts his bow tie. Bride and groom enter the Lido Mediterraneo for the wedding reception. A woman in a satin red strapless dress and black fascinator. She is holding a drinking and looking at the camera. Behind her a woman is working at the food table in front of a fan palm tree. Lido Mediterraneo in Paestum, the view from the beach. A band play at a wedding reception. Two people sitting outside at night at the Lido Mediterraneo Paestum People at a wedding. A man and woman hold a baby. Lido Mediterraneo in Paestum at night. A woman in a red strapless dress and black fascinator is with her partner. He is in a suit and bow tie. There are fan palm trees behind them. groom and friend drinking from very big wine glasses. People at a wedding are filming the bride and groom dancing together at the Lido Mediterraneo in Paestum. Women are clapping. The groom is singing in his band Maieutiké Acoustic Sound Bandat at Lido Mediterraneo in Paestum. A man in a bow tie is sitting in a chair on the beach holding a wine glass. It is night.The Tyrrhenian Sea at night. The groom playing the guitar in his band Maieutiké Acoustic Sound Bandat at Lido Mediterraneo in Paestum. An elderly woman is smiling while she watches. The groom playing the guitar in his band Maieutiké Acoustic Sound Bandat at Lido Mediterraneo in Paestum. Lido Mediterraneo in Paestum at night Women hitching up their skirts and dancing. A happy dance floor at a wedding reception. People at a wedding make an archway for the bride and groom to walk through. Bride and groom dance together at the Lido Mediterraneo in Paestum. Bride and groom watching fireworks on the beach by the Tyrrhenian Sea. Man and woman on their wedding night walk towards the Tyrrhenian Sea. The bride is holding her wedding dress up. Bride and groom watching fireworks on the beach by the Tyrrhenian Sea. Bride and groom watching fireworks on the beach by the Tyrrhenian Sea. Bride and groom watching fireworks on the beach by the Tyrrhenian Sea. A bride and groom kiss and hug at night on the beach, the Tyrrhenian Sea is behind them. Groom jumping in the air playing guitar. The groom with his band Maieutiké Acoustic Sound Band play at his own wedding. The bride joins in with tambourine. A thumbs up from a group of guests and the groom at a wedding. Newly married couple and friends toast by the wedding cake. At the wedding reception they all watch a projected video. The bride and groom laugh, a little girl picks her nose.

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