MARIA AND SILVERIO, an authentic italian 1950's wedding on the island of Ponza

Ponza has always been kind of a second home to me, so it was quite natural for me as a wedding photographer to start thinking about a way to share my love for its beautiful colors and sceneries, its deep and enchanting silence, its simple and genuine people. The heart of its uniqueness as an island lies essentially in its authenticity, and that's what inspired us most during the creative process that led us to the final concept. Looking at Italian literature, we draw a lot of our inspiration in terms of settings and moods from Elsa Morante's "L'isola di Arturo", while iconic movies as "Il postino" and "Baaria" were basically our starting point when coming to tell Maria and Silverio's story. What we wanted to do - and every single professional involved couldn't work better in this sense - was telling a simple and authentic italian love story, one of those stories our mothers and even our grandmothers could have told us, whispering them with sparkling eyes full of memories. That's why we chose to build the whole story around the so called "fuitina" - literally "little elopement" - a practice that used to be common in southern Italy, where young passionate lovers used to elope in order to get married against the wishes of their families, forcing them to accept their love and union. Starting from this point, we tried to keep our work consistent with this simple, authentic, mediterranean mood. The beautiful dresses designed by Anna Fucà and Otto Marchesi, the subtle and gentle hair and make-up choices made by Fulvia Tellone, the simple perfection of the floral arrangements designed by Tommaso Torrini of La Rosa Canina Firenze, the delicate tones of the watercolor stationery hand painted by Jenny and Graziano of Shhh My Darling: each member of the team gave its best and perfectly conceived and realized every single aspect of the project.

 

Chapter I
"Fuggiamo insieme"


Chapter II
The "fuitina"


Chapter III
Finding shelter


Chapter IV
Announcing the wedding


Chapter V
Maria, getting ready


Chapter VI
Moments before


Chapter VII
Nuptials


Chapter VIII
"I love her, and that's the beginning and the end of everything."


Chapter IX
Sharing with gratitude

 

Concept and photography Monica Leggio
Videography 2become1
Planning Rosenvoile
Florals La Rosa Canina Firenze
Paper goods Shhh My Darling
Maria's outfits Anna Fucà
Silverio's outfits Otto Marchesi
MUA & Hair Stylist Fulvia Tellone
Models Esprit Management

 

A deep thank you Paolo, nothing of this would have been possible without your precious support.