An Italian wedding

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I’m still deriving plenty of interest from going through some photographs I took on holiday in Vieste, Italy in October 2013, some of which featured in my blog post of October 20th. Here are a couple of my favourites from a wedding I came across at a delightful small church in the town centre called Chiesa Santa Croce. I frequently prefer a black and white conversion in the case of these Italian people shots – something about the dark suits and sunglasses makes this feel right.

In the first picture I’m standing right inside a group of wedding guests, a couple of whom are looking in my direction, but what I like about this picture is the younger man on the left, whose attention is taken by the woman in sunglasses centre right.

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In the second picture we have a group of men standing next to one of the wedding cars. This was taken near to the hotel used for the wedding reception, coincidentally the hotel were staying in. I’d just walked back to the hotel after taking photos of the guests milling around outside the church.

Again, I’ve use black and white here to remove the distractions of colour. The group includes (as I remember) the groom. They’re looking at the car, they’re talking among themselves. There isn’t a great deal going on in this picture, but I like it as a commentary on weddings, Italian style.

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