Natalie & Ben {Sicilian dreams}

Castello Camemi, Vizzini, Sicily

Oh my, this was the wedding of dreams. The romantic remote Castello, on top of a hill, windswept in the hot May sunshine. The olive groves and pine trees, the exquisite detailing (Natalie is an extraordinarily talented calligrapher and designer) and the elegant flowers. I adored everything about this day (to see the details from the dress to the florist, scroll to the end fo the post).

Natalie and Ben gave me the honour of photographing their epic celebrations in Sicily, my first destination wedding, and one that would be hard to beat. It was superb. I’ll always remember the moments when Natalie was stood on tiptoes, peaking out of the wooden shutters of her balcony, to catch a glimpse of the guests gathering around the gardens below; the vows drifting on the wind from the hilltop vantage of their ceremony; the dinner by candlelight in the courtyard with the warm summer breeze; the epic party and dancing to match in the gardens in to the early hours.

Thank you both so much for choosing me to be a part of your day and for your friendship since. Happy anniversary!

Natalie and Ben’s Sicilian wedding team:

Photographer: Ria Mishaal assisted by Sarah Zipfell
Venue: Castello Camemi, Vizzini, Sicily
Natalie’s dress: Laure de Sagazan, Chaplin
Natalie’s shoes: Bionda Castana, Alexa
Floral crown by florist – Intrecci, Earrings & evening necklace – Whistles. Bangle – Links of London.
Hair and Makeup: Natalie
The Bridesmaids dresses and details: Sarah – Mint Velvet, Jemma – Ghost, Alex – Mint Velvet, Steph – Free People
Flower girls dresses and details: Alexander (pageboy) – Shirt & Waistcoat from Monsoon, Evie’s dress from Name It, Amelie’s dress from The Little White Company
The bouquets, buttonholes and reception flowers: Intrecci
Ben’s suit: Jacket – Paul Smith, Trousers – J Crew
Ben’s details: Tie – Liberty, Shoes – Bertie
Stationery: design & calligraphy by Natalie Charlotte (bride) Invite suite designed by Natalie, printed by Lucky Ink Press
Musicians: Saro Salemi Band