Trieste and its surrounding region holds a special place in my heart and mind. My father´s family - up to my grandfather - is from Trieste, and as a child I used to spend a few weeks every summer there, in the dusty old apartment in the middle of the old town, just a few steps from the Piazza Unità. This apartment, filled with old furniture and full of treasures - a collection of old keys, say, or old letters found in some drawer - was my very own kingdom and favourite playground.
I also, of course, remember the awe in front of beautiful Castello Miramare, and the trips to the seaside at Sistiana with my already very old grandmother, where we would spend the day snorkeling, eating watermelon, and learning card games from my grandmother.
No wonder, then, that I was absolutely delighted when Zana contacted me and asked me whether we would photograph her wedding, just half an hour from Trieste, at the beautiful Castello di Duino. Not only did I get to revisit Trieste and see how it has changed - and how much of its magic is still, in fact, intact; but Daniel and I also had the chance to get to know Zana and Jason, their families and friends, and to be a part of their beautiful celebration.
Zana started the day getting ready at the Hotel Savoia in the old town of Trieste, and we even had time to do a lovely bridal session in the morning. (You can find more of these pictures in this blogpost). For a few consecutive days before the wedding, it had rained, and so in the morning, the skies and the sea were clean and bright and brandnew.
Zana and Jason, it was a real joy to get to share this day with you, and to be a witness to your vows and celebration! We´re already looking forward to being a part of your vow renewal as well some day!
Wedding Planner: Sonia Gallina of Wedding Italy
Florist: Garden Service Miramare
Catering: Maggiordomus Catering
Hair and Make-Up: Parrucchieri di Viale Miramare
Ceremony Music: FVG Gospel Choir
Dress: Farrah from Sottero & Midgley
Jewellery: Jasmine Toronto
shoes: Pelle Moda from Nordstrom