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Tips for a Stylish and Coordinated Civil Ceremony (by your photographer)

Introduction: When it comes to a civil ceremony, there are several factors to consider to ensure a beautiful and memorable event. From the preparation in the location to the lighting and the presence of guests, every detail plays a significant role. In this article, we will explore some valuable tips for a stylish and coordinated civil ceremony that will leave a lasting impression on both the couple and their guests.


Preparation in Location:

The Importance of Dressing on-site for Consistent Photo Shoots To create a cohesive visual narrative, it's advisable for the couple and their entourage to dress on-site where the ceremony will take place. This ensures that the photos capture a consistent atmosphere and style, blending seamlessly with the location's aesthetics.

By preparing in the same location, the couple can enjoy a stress-free experience while also achieving stunning photographs.


Noemi prepares in Tenuta Acquaviva - Photographer Nick Gritti

Noemi prepares in Tenuta Acquaviva - Photographer Nick Gritti

 

The Importance of Proper Lighting for the Couple's Seating Area

It's crucial to ensure that there is no direct sunlight shining on the couple's seating area, as it can create unflattering shadows on their faces.

By strategically positioning the seating area or using appropriate shade solutions, such as umbrellas or awnings, you can achieve beautiful and evenly-lit photographs that highlight the couple's radiance.


The mother of the Groom looks at the Spouses moved at Villa Sommi Picenardi -  Photographer Nick Gritti

The mother of the Groom looks at the Spouses moved at Villa Sommi Picenardi -

Photographer Nick Gritti

 

Ensuring Composed Guests and Minimal Smartphone Distractions

One of the keys to a truly intimate and elegant ceremony is to minimize distractions caused by guests taking photos with their smartphones.

It's important to communicate to the celebrant or wedding planner the significance of maintaining a composed atmosphere during the ceremony.

Encouraging guests to put away their phones or even collecting them in a designated basket before the ceremony begins helps create an ambiance of uninterrupted romance and elegance.


Mother and daughter during a civil ceremony at Villa Sommi Picenardi -  Photographer Nick Gritti

Mother and daughter during a civil ceremony at Villa Sommi Picenardi -

Photographer Nick Gritti

 

Capturing the Complete Aisle Walk

To preserve the magical moments of the ceremony, it's essential that the couple's walk down the aisle is uninterrupted.

Unfortunately, enthusiastic guests often rush to congratulate the couple immediately after the ceremony, cutting short this beautiful moment.

To ensure the aisle walk is captured in its entirety, the celebrant or wedding planner can play a crucial role in guiding guests to allow the couple to complete their walk and embrace the significance of the moment.



Rite with guests without phone in Il Pianone (Città Alta) - Photographer Nick Gritti

Rite with guests without phone in Il Pianone (Città Alta) - Photographer Nick Gritti

 

Ensuring Guest Comfort in Warm Weather

If the ceremony takes place outdoors under the sun, it's vital to ensure that guests are not overly uncomfortable due to high temperatures.

Providing disposable hand fans to all attendees is a thoughtful gesture that helps keep everyone cool and adds a touch of elegance to the event.

This simple gesture will be appreciated by guests and enhance their overall experience.


Final catwalk of the Spouses in Il Pianone (Città Alta) -  Photographer Nick Gritti

Final catwalk of the Spouses in Il Pianone (Città Alta) -

Photographer Nick Gritti

 

Assigning Trusted Friends for Assistance if a Wedding Planner is Unavailable

If a dedicated wedding planner is not available, it's recommended to assign trusted friends or family members to help implement the aforementioned considerations.

Having a reliable support system ensures that everything runs smoothly during the ceremony, allowing the couple to fully immerse themselves in the moment without worrying about the details.


Wedding in Castello di Camairago - Photographer Nick Gritti

Wedding in Castello di Camairago - Photographer Nick Gritti

 

Dress Code and Coordinated Bridesmaids

To create a harmonious and stylish civil ceremony, establishing a dress code and coordinating bridesmaids can make a significant impact.

A suitable dress code helps create a consistent atmosphere and ensures that guests are appropriately attired for the occasion.

Additionally, coordinating bridesmaids' attire with the theme and style of the ceremony adds visual charm to photographs and videos.


Bridesmaids coordinated at Villa Albera - Photographer Nick Gritti

Bridesmaids coordinated at Villa Albera - Photographer Nick Gritti


Conclusion: A well-planned and coordinated civil ceremony can elevate the overall experience for the couple and their guests. From dressing on-site and optimizing lighting to managing smartphone distractions and implementing a dress code, these tips contribute to a stylish and unforgettable occasion. By paying attention to these details, couples can create lasting memories and enjoy a magical civil ceremony surrounded by loved ones.


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