These dreamy wedding dresses were designed by Sandrine Belotti – a local fashion designer with her boutique in Grasse.
I was very lucky to work with a great team including: Olga who did a great job with hair and make-up, Herve Frezal – one of the best florists on the French Riviera (you can see some of his floral compositons here).
The place of our photo shoot – Negresco Hotel in Nice was amazing and it was my dream since a long time to be able to photograph there.
100 years… the Negresco has been overlooking one of the French Riviera’s most beautiful bays for a century.
This large white vessel moored at the Baie des Anges has become a legend. A legend of a very French art of living forged year after year. Unique and timeless, the Negresco is above all a place where everything is possible, flamboyance served on a tray. The unique rooms are equipped with exceptional authentic furniture and works of art from Louis XIII period to today. Facing the Mediterranean Sea on the famous Promenade des Anglais, the hotel is a few minutes’ walk away from Nice old town
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Don’t forget to watch a great “making of” video done by Guillaume de Maeyer.
Luxury Weddings is a very special yearboook dedicated to the ultimate in wedding style.
It includes a review of 25 of the most extraordinary, opulent and luxurious weddings you could ever imagine.
But it is so much more than just that – it is an ideas and inspiration bible for every bride whatever her budget.
The photography is just stunning and every one of the 256 pages is a joy to behold with couture gowns,
amazing decorations, beautiful jewellery and ideas for every single aspect of your wedding.
It will help you learn from the best so you can then do it your way.
Luxury Weddings Yearbook is targeted at the absolute top-end of the wedding market.
You can buy it here: http://www.modernweddingmagazines.com.au/
The new wedding season started for me in the beautiful city of Melbourne in Australia, the country of koalas, kangaroos and fairy tale weddings! I’m very grateful to Jackie and Naki whom I photographed in Monaco last year, for this wonderful opportunity to discover
a completely opposite part of the world. Now I can proudly say that I’m a destination wedding photographer!
The flight from Nice (France) which lasted 16 hours, was spent in the nice company of Olga from Makeup Riviera,
a makeup artist/stylist/hairdresser I’m often working with. The couple has taken care of everything: the transportation and accommodation, they were so kind to surprise us with a tour to see the Great Ocean Road! This is where the 12 Apostles sit, once upon a time – or up to 20 million years ago they were connected to the cliffs of the mainland. The waves wind carved them into caves, then arches and eventually battered them down into columns that rise up to 45 meters high.
The following day the excitement for the couple was finally over, this was the beautiful morning of their wedding day.
The excitement was electric; the preparations of the bride took place in Jackie’s childhood home while Naki was getting ready at a 5 star hotel with a panorama view over Melbourne, Grand Hyatt.
I have managed to photograph them both getting ready and was positively surprised by the atmosphere during Jackie’s preparations.
As I pulled up outside her house a large marquee was set up and the guests were already dancing in front of the house to the traditional Macedonian music. As it turned out Jackie, although born in Australia, has got Macedonian origins, just like her husband that she met in Dubai, where they both currently live.
Jackie’s wedding dress was designed by award winning Croce and Colosimo Couture, as a couture gown the attention to detail was just amazing, as the designer personally dressed Jackie in the morning I captured each moment and was truly beautiful.
The ceremony was held at Macedonian Orthodox Church St. Nikola in Preston. Then we continued taking the photos of the couple in front of the magnificent Hotel Windsor, the popular Stanford Fountain, Fitzroy gardens next to the Conservatory and in front of the Melbourne Town Hall.
The exciting part of the evening was still ahead – a dinner at the breathtaking venue – Luminaire. As we entered the roof top venue, the entrance had a story line of the couple’s journey together and the main room had a large feature wall that included pictures of the couple.
The photo gallery including my pictures taken at Heliport in Monaco and other photographers whom they had worked with around the world.
The view of Melbourne from the big terrace was gorgeous, where the couple had also organized two international flair bartenders serving the guests exotic cocktails. The guests were celebrating until early hours of the morning and the wedding was kept in a traditional Macedonian way with musicians playing live folk music and lots of dancing.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you Jackie & Naki for your generosity and making us feel like at home. Wishing you a life of happiness and bliss. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Don’t forget to watch a short video made by Purple Ribbon Weddings videographers, they did a really great job!
I would also like to share with you some “backstage” pictures of me and Olga discovering Melbourne and the Australian Ocean Road.
I already feel like coming back, it’s such an amazing continent!
I haven’t updated my blog since a while!
The season has already started with a great wedding in Melbourne, Australia which I will post soon.
I have recently photographed a beautiful fashion collection of Aldona Barcacci, a young fashion designer living in Nice.
Aldona offers the highest quality women’s clothing, handmade jewelry as well as headpieces and fascinators.
Some of the dresses and hair accessories are perfect for the brides or the wedding guests.
For more pictures visit my fashion photography website: http://www.martaphotographer.com
To all of the couples who are still looking for a wedding photographer for this year:
If you would like to book me, please check my availability calendar first.
Also, I have found this article quite interesting. It’s a quick reminder of what to do to get the most beautiful,
dreamy pictures on your wedding day – with no regrets. Hope to see you soon!
Our model: Charlotte Murray (Miss Côte d’Azur 2011 and 4th Dauphine to Miss France 2012).
Hair: Ghislaine Barcacci
I am so happy to finish the current wedding season with this wonderful wedding in Paris. Easter and Alwyn (Florida) have chosen me as their wedding photographer a couple of months ago. Since then I have been impatiently waiting for my first wedding experience in December.
The couple has decided to have two wedding celebrations: an informal one, with only a few guests including close members of their families – in Paris and a formal one, for over 200 guests – back in Florida right after Christmas.
Winter in Paris is beautiful, no matter if it’s raining or snowing, the whole town is glittering in the amazing Christmas decorations.
Just take a look at my picture of Printemps Haussmann‘s animated window displays.
You could also feel a special Holiday mood at the luxury George V Hotel where the couple has decided to have their ceremony and dinner.
The Hotel was impressively decorated for Christmas by Jeff Leatham.
Hôtel George-V is a famous luxury five-star hotel set just off the Champs-Élysées on Avenue George V, in Paris, France. It is named, like the street in which it is situated, after King George V. The Royal Suite, billed at US$24,550 per night, is listed at number 11 on World’s 15 most expensive hotel suites compiled by CNN Go in 2012.
The ceremony took place at the salon Louis XIII in presence of Fernanda Silva from Wedding Luxe - a wedding celebrant and destination wedding planner. I loved the choice of the music: The Lord’s Prayer of Andrea Bocelli. The evening ended with a sumptuous wedding dinner at Salon Régence.
I have really appreciated meeting the couple and their families and I want to thank wholeheartedly for their kindness and trust. Congratulations to both of them.
I would also like to thank all of my wedding clients for this great year full of emotions. Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
Would you also like to celebrate your wedding at George V Hotel ? Check out this video:
This time one of my wedding reportages from the South of France has been featured on French Wedding Style blog: