In the enchanting realm of the Amalfi Coast,
where the cerulean sea meets the sky, we recently had the sheer pleasure of capturing a wedding that was nothing short of a high-fashion fairytale. Cliff and Leszek, two dashing gents from the bustling streets of New York, both thriving in the world of haute couture, chose this Italian paradise for their three-day nuptial celebration, a testament to their love and commitment as a same-sex couple.
Day One: A Welcome as Warm as the Italian Sun
As the sun dipped below the horizon, painting Positano in hues of orange and pink, our stylish duo welcomed their chic guests to their 1950s Italian Riviera vibe party that set the tone for the days to follow. The couple wore pink suits from Alexander McQueen, and paired both with blue suede loafers from Manolo Blahnik, a nod to their impeccable gay wedding style. The terrace of a renowned restaurant, with a breathtaking view that commanded attention, was the perfect backdrop for clinking glasses and shared laughter. The night was a beautiful prelude, filled with exquisite cocktails and a feast that was a tribute to Italian culinary artistry.
Day Two: A Union Amidst Olive Groves
The main event unfolded in Praiano, a hidden gem along the coastline. The private residence, chosen for its exclusivity and direct access to the sea, was a reflection of Cliff and Leszek's impeccable taste. Preparations were a sight to behold, with both grooms sharing a suite, their bond evident in every tender glance and touch. They dressed in Tom Ford tuxedos that whispered elegance and sophistication, accessorized to perfection, setting a new standard for gay wedding attire.
As guests, dressed for their “Amalfi chic” dress code, gathered amidst an ancient olive grove, the panoramic sea view created a surreal setting. The ceremony, with the vastness of the sea as its witness, was an intimate affair where every word echoed with love and promise. It was a moment suspended in time, the kind that lingers in the heart forever.
Post-vows, the celebration continued with an aperitif hour, then as twilight turned to night, a dinner under a pergola, adorned with delicate lights and flowers, offered a feast for the senses. Laughter and conversations filled the air, as plates and glasses were cheerfully passed around.
The night crescendoed into a wild dancing party,
where everyone, donning their most elegant attire, let loose under the Italian sky. As the spectacular fireworks display commenced, the grooms donned sequined Tom Ford tops to complete their after-party ensembles. It was a celebration of love, style, and life, perfectly befitting our fashionable couple.
Cliff and Leszek's wedding wasn't just a union of hearts; it was a celebration of style, elegance, and the timeless beauty of the Amalfi Coast. For us at Mary & Maurizio Photography, capturing the essence of their love and the splendor of their celebration was an honor. Each image we took is a testament to their story, a fashion-forward fairytale set against the backdrop of one of Italy's most breathtaking landscapes. Here's to love, in all its stylish and majestic forms, especially when it triumphs in a same-sex wedding that boldly celebrates who you are and who you love!
About the photographers
Mary and Maurizio are wedding photographers in Italy. They love capturing moments of genuine happiness and fun, feelings and emotions.
They shoot weddings in Tuscany, Como Lake, Apulia, Amalfi Coast of course, and abroad. They’ve worked together in adv agencies for several years, dealing with fashion and lifestyle, and this still has a strong influence on their style. Travels and cinema are also some of their greatest sources of inspiration.
Their photos are always devised with a look that comes directly from advertising, fashion and movies. They translate true moments of life through a kind of glam eye, they “aim to document reality in a glamorous way, always without taking away spontaneity from our shoots”.
They love to make their couples feel at ease in order to let them look spontaneous and gorgeous in their photos. Their main goal is catching authentic moments of joy and raw emotions