Traditionally a wedding day is perceived as being predominantly the bride’s day. Generally, grooms tend to prefer to take a less prominent role during the day as a whole, insisting on less fuss.

Her wedding day is an extremely important event in a girl’s life and as the bride is frequently much more involved in the planning and creation of the day, for many brides the day of the wedding is also the realization of all of her dreams and hard work. So, it’s only right that much attention is focused on the bride.

The bride and groom have quite different perspectives on – and approaches to – their wedding day and it’s probably during the getting ready stage that the differences between the boys and the girls are most apparent.

Many grooms believe the getting ready stage is all about the bride and her preparations.  And, whether to limit the prominence of their role, due to reticence or simply because they feel they are less interesting photo-fodder, grooms often opt not to capture ‘getting ready’ photographs.

It’s also worth remembering that these are important moments at the beginning of the groom’s wedding day that the bride will never otherwise see. A bride likes to see how her groom’s day began and it’s wonderful for the couple to be able to sit together after the wedding and reminisce about their thoughts, emotions and actions during those crucial pre-wedding moments.

Getting ready photographs capture not only the moments and the details of your preparations, but they also capture the mood and sentiment of the day, the sense of nervous excitement and anticipation, the moments of fun, laughter and high emotion between the bride and groom and those special people they have chosen to be with them while they get ready.

Jennifer and Paul’s dreamy wedding day was celebrated in sunny Sorrento in early June.

Beautiful bride Jennifer and her bridesmaids prepared for the day’s events at the Grand Hotel La Favorita, in the centre of Sorrento.

Following the couple’s civil wedding ceremony in the charming Cloister of Saint Francis, Jennifer and Paul wandered around some of Sorrento’s lovliest spots for photographs together.

Jennifer and Paul visited the Giardini di Cataldo – a lovely, shady family owned orchard of varied citrus and walnut trees, used in the making of the family’s renowned, artisan liqueurs, jams and ice creams – before joining their guests for the wedding reception events.

Jennifer and Paul’s wedding reception was held at the Hotel Mediterraneo, a stylish, modern, Mediterranean style 4 star hotel overlooking the sea.

The couple and their guests enjoyed drinks and nibbles in the hotel’s pretty gardens before heading up to the spectacular skybar with its panoramic views across Sorrento, the surrounding coastline and across the sea to the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.

After emotional speeches and a delicious dinner, Jennifer and Paul cut their wedding cake and performed their first dance before being joined by their families and friends to dance the night away under the stars.

Jennifer and Paul’s dreamy day was crafted and created by Cheryl Pagano of Bella Sposa. Here are a selection of shots from Jennifer and Paul’s wedding day.

Genevieve and Anthony celebrated their enchanted April wedding in the seaside town of Sorrento. Anthony and his attendants visited a traditional Italian barber shop for a wedding day grooming, while Genevieve and her bridesmaids prepared for the day’s events at the elegant Hotel Antiche Mura in the centre of Sorrento.

The bride and groom met in the idyllic Cloister of Saint Francis for a special and emotion-filled first look moment after which they wandered through the charming Sorrento streets for photographs. Genevieve and Anothony’s wedding events were held at the Villa Antiche Mura, a graceful private villa perched on a Sorrento cliffside, offering spectacular views acros the Sorrento coastline, towards the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.

Genevieve and Anthony’s religious wedding ceremony was celebrated under a beautiful floral arch decorated with pretty white drapes, against the breathtaking sea view. Having been joined in marriage the ecstatic newly-weds made their bridal exit, hand in hand, to the cheers of their families and friends.

While guests enjoyed post-ceremony aperitifs on the wedding terrace, Genevieve and Anthony strolled through the villa and its verdant, flower-filled and tree-shaded gardens for photographs. They then followed the villa’s private pathway, which winds all the way down to the sea shore, for more pictures against the stunning backdrop before rejoining their guests for further fun and celebrations.

The delicious wedding gala dinner was served on the villa’s stylish red dining terrace, shaded by trees decorated with hanging hearts and lanterns, framing the wonderful views.Following the cutting of their wedding cake, Genevieve and Anthony took to the dancefloor for their first dance as husband and wife before being joined by their guests to dance the night away! Here are just a small selection of shots from Genevieve and Anthony’s very special day in Sorrento!

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