Destination Wedding Videographers
We are Angela & Paola: sisters, co-workers, co-founders of our company, Gattotigre - Destination Wedding Videography.
This blog is about our greatest passions: travelling around the world and shooting alternative wedding videos!

Follow us in this adventure!

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A&P

AN IDYLLIC ELOPEMENT IN SAN GALGANO/BORGO SANTO PIETRO: DONNA & DAVID

This wedding has blown us away! We barely choke back tears when we heard the moving words that Donna and David said to each other during their wedding ceremony. 
Donna and David are from Melbourne, Australia; for their small celebration they chose Borgo Santo Pietro, a luxurious Realais in Tuscany placed just 30 km outside Siena and nestled in the heart of Tuscan countryside.
It was just the two of them  pronouncing their wedding vows on a small lake surrounded by willows, immersed in an intimate and suggestive garden: so touching!
The video shooting was set in the most incredible and impressive wedding location in Tuscany: the Romanesque San Galgano Abbey, an Abbey without the roof that began to ruin in the 15th century. Nowadays its external walls still stand in and  the floor is completely covered by grass. 
It’s this timeless atmosphere that makes this Abbey so special and unique!

Wedding video by : Gattotigre - destination wedding videography

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A CASTLE WEDDING IN GOLD AND BLACK: KRISTAN & BRENT

We adore this elegant couple from New York! We swoon over every choice they made for their wedding: they were so glamorous and stylish!

Castello di Vincigliata is one of the most romantic and suggestive venue for a wedding in Tuscany. 

Among the Tuscan hills, just a few km from Florence, it provided the ideal scenery for every moment: a bloomy garden for the ceremony and the signature cocktail, a fabulous courtyard for the dinner, a breathtaking balcony and a terrace fort he party swith a spectacular view over Florence!

The decor in gold and black including white flower blooms, golden teapots and candelabras, together with the candlelit gave a dreamy atmosphere to this beautiful castle.

For the video session the couple drove a vintage Mercedes car to an olive tree grove, just outside the castle. The typical Tuscan landscape was the perfect set for an intimate and touching wedding video!

The cutting of the cake was a special moment for the couple: the wedding cake was prepared in front of all their guests They surrounded the bride and groom, and together they lit the tender gesture of the couple in a cascade of hand held sparks. It was captivating!

Thank you Kristan and Brent for making us part of this magical night!

Wedding video by : Gattotigre - destination wedding videography

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A ROMANTIC ELOPEMENT IN FLORENCE, TUSCANY: LIA & LUCAS

For all the brides-to-be that are thinking of running off with their beloved for a private celebration, here’s a great inspiration: Lia & Lucas’ wedding in  Florence!

There’s so much history, art, tradition, and fabulous architecture in Florence that is considered one of the best venues in the world for destination weddings. 

After exchanging their vows in the sumptuous “White Room” of Grand Hotel Villa Cora,  Lia & Lucas made their way to Giardino di Boboli and San Miniato Church for photos & video: the day was perfect, sunny and warm, and the couple was so in love that everything was filled with their deep emotions.

Before coming back to Villa Cora and enjoying their first dinner as husband and wife, they couldn’t miss the breathless view all over the city from Piazzale Michelangeloit was a moment so truly intense that will stay closest to their heart forever!

And now…enjoy the wedding video!

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AN INTIMATE SPRING WEDDING AT HOTEL TORRE DI BELLOSGUARDO, FLORENCE: APRIL & ANDY

Let’s start the new season with a very special wedding: a romantic elopement in a magical city, Florence!

April & Andy decided to skip the big celebration choosing to get married in the middle of their holiday in Italy. Their first aim was to celebrate their love with a more personal and intimate ceremony rather than traditional and, of course, to enjoy themselves! 

Hotel Torre di Bellosguardo in Florence was an incredible location not only for its perfect position that offers a stunning view on Florence but also for the variety of spots it provided: a lemon house for the bride and groom’s first look, a water-lily lake, a huge meadow and gardens of all kinds!

The first part of their celebration took place with Florence in the background while the rings were exchanged in a cosy small garden:
Isn’t it deeply romantic to say “I do”in front of a wonderful cherry blossom tree?

The video session was nothing but fun: look at how comfortable and relaxed they feel!

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A GARDEN WEDDING AT VILLA IL POGGIALE, FLORENCE, TUSCANY: JOHN & CHISATO

A destination wedding in Italy: what a great way to bring together family and friends from Japan, US and Singapore!
John and Chisato chose Villa Il Poggiale for their wedding: an authentic Reinassance mansion located in the heart of the Chianti wine-growing area, just a few Km from Florence; the perfect combination of historical charm and rustic heartwarming surroundings.
The ceremony was held in the fabulous garden just in front of the Villa -you couldn’t ask for a more beautiful setting- and ended with bride and groom walking down the aisle surrounded by soap bubbles blown by all their guests!
Chisato went for a mermaid lace gown with minimal accessories and white blooms, all to appraise her delicate oriental beauty;
the table decor was characterized by little olive branches, white bellflowers and rosemary branches on the napkins.
The videoshoot was set amongst olive groves trees and, of course, in the amazing garden: what a mesmerizing effect when the light seeped in through the trees at sunset! It was an intense magical moment!
The party, under the loggia of the Villa, kept people on their feet celebrating all night long.
And now…enjoy the video!

Wedding video by : Gattotigre - destination wedding videography

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A RUSTIC WEDDING AT TENUTA DI CORSIGNANO, TUSCANY: CATHERINE & PHILIP

Catherine & Philip from Melbourne were inspired to create a wedding imbued with warmth, sentimentality and fun. They fell in love with the typical rustic style of Tenuta di Corsignano, suggested by the wondeful wedding planners ann e elizabeth from Original Tuscan Wedding who worked hard to design an event infused with elegance and ease.

The ceremony was held in Radda in Chianti Town Hall; the videoshoot  partly occurred in the historical centre of Radda; after that it was great fun to see the couple riding in their vintage car around the most peculiar tuscan landscapes  near Radda and Castellina in Chianti.
Items added warmth to the reception: the wooded table covered just with moss and flowers, the lights onto the ceiling, the family polaroids.  
Everything about the day was so beautiful, but there was nothing more beautiful than Catherine’s radiant smile.

Take a peek at their video!

Wedding video by : Gattotigre - destination wedding videography

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A MODERN CHIC WEDDING IN FLORENCE: RENEE & RICHY

Renee and Richy from NY chose to celebrate their wedding with all their friends and family in glamorous style: Hotel 500, a contemporary venue just outside Florence, the city where they first met each other, was definitely up to the task.

The chic garden in front of the hotel with its stunning fountains and pink roses decor was perfect for the touching ceremony.

The dress code was strictly black for the guests while the bride went for a fabulous a pink and black tulle gown perfectly matching with her Jimmy Choo’s golden shoes.

The videoshooting was set in a small chapel nearby the hotel and a retro car and a “vespa” were placed in front of the main entrance for the last night shots.

The party was absolutely crazy: bride and groom provided all their guests shimmering masks that gave the dancing a dreamy vibe.

And now we’d like to transport you to that magical night… enjoy the video!

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Fez, Meknès, Volubilis

A five days trip in Morocco. Enjoy!

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A LOVE STORY IN DUBAI: GIRLIE & MIRCO

Last year we had the incredible occasion to fly to Dubai for an amazing wedding in the desert.

Now we present the thrilling engagement session we shot some days before through the streets of one of the most luxurious city in the world.

From the “dancing fountains” of Burj Khalifa to the white sands of Jumeirah beach, from the sunset at  Burj Al-Arab to JLT visionary skyscrapersfollow Girlie and Mirco in a romantic boat trip in Madinat Jumeirah or a night walk in Dubai Marina.

And icing on the cake: a love proposal in a rooftop swimming pool in the middle of skyscrapers! Isn’t it totally exciting?

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AN INFORMAL WEDDING IN PINK & GREEN: SERENA & FRANCESCO, SAN MINIATO, PISA, TUSCANY, 29.06.2013

Serena and Francesco wanted their wedding to be colourful, fun and playful.

Just get a look at their wedding video: it can prove they definetely reached their goal!

They wanted their guests to have a great time and feel the essence of this special day, so they organized games and tricks to get them involved, including a fantastic photobooth. It was a touch of genius to provide every table with disposable cameras: friends and relatives all left their mark flooding the couple with their priceless shots!

For the decòr they went for vivid colours - a strict pink and green theme for menus, centrepieces, invitations, flowers - combined with stripes and geometrical elements. A final hint of peach was added to the bouquet matching Serena’s shoes.

It’s no wonder the tableau marriage decorated with candies has totally blown us out! …and so did Serena’s fascinator, of course!

Enjoy!

Wedding video by:Gattotigre - destination wedding videography

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A CLASSY CHEERFUL WEDDING IN A CHIANTI CASTLE: LUIZA & MARCO, CASTELLO IL PALAGIO, SAN CASCIANO VAL DI PESA, TUSCANY, 01.09.2013

Another wonderful castle in Tuscany, another sweet lovely couple, another dream wedding!

Cheerful, smiling and so beautiful: this is how we can describe Luiza and Marco…it was such a pleasure working with them!

They organized a big wedding party in the courtyard of Castello il Palagio, an ancient military stronghold in the heart of the Chianti district surrounded by olive trees and vineyards,  just 17 km from Florence, near Mercatale. 

The location was a magical backdrop for this bright sunny day at the beginning of September and the floral design work just enhanced the natural beauty of the place.

What impressed us the most was the immense amount of love and sweetness this charming couple had for each other and  in the videoshooting we just tried to stay true to the real feeling of the day. Happiness level was at its peak: we simply had to show it!

The dancing was totally fun and the wedding video speak for itself!

Just look!

Wedding video by: Gattotigre - destination wedding videography

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SLOVENIA & CROATIA: 10 places you don’t want to miss!

Are you fancing about a fantastic honeymoon? This month Gattotigre - destination wedding videographers explored for you Slovenia and Croatia! Here’s a list of ten places you don’t wanto to miss!

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1) Bled lake. Surroundend by Julian Alps and forests, with its medieval castle clinging to a cliff, this emerald-green lake is an enchanting place. It’s a perfect destination for a relaxing day: take a bath, taste the “cremeschnitte” and rent a “pletna” to row to the natural small islet in its middle. The beautiful church there is sure romantic, but getting married there is only for the brave: a local tradition dictates that the groom has to carry the bride up to the steep, 99 step stone stairs to the church!

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2) Predjama castle. It’s incredible: a Renaissance castle built in a cave! Have you ever heard of the legend of Knight Erazem? During a siege, the secret passageway through the cave supplied him with food for one year!

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3) Ljublijana. Visiting Ljubljana is an unforgettable experience! Thanks to its rich cultural traditions, its vibrant artistic life, stunning architectural beauty, relaxed atmosphere and lively nightlife, this picturesque city is full of surprises and remarkable attractions.

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4) Plitvice Lakes. It’s heaven on earth! This uncontamineted system of 16 lakes and waterfalls, renowned for the distinctive colors of their water, is simply breathtaking!

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5) Zadar. The main interest of this historic city lies in its amazing churches. Consider that the 9th St Donatus Church is the largest pre-Romanesque church in Croatia!

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6) Dugi Otok. Enjoy the peace of this island along with its natural beauties. Here you can find one the best sandy beaches of Croatia, Sakurun beach. You’ll be impressed by its crystalline water!

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7) Kornati Islands National Park. This archipelago has more than 140 islands! The karst-limestone terrain gave these islands their dry peculiar look: bizarre shapes, caves, areas of flat rock and cliffs. Also: dolphins!

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8) Sibenik. It’s a little treasure chest: wandering through its alleys, you’ll discover many picturesque wonders. Above all, the Cathedral of St James, on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the most important architectural monument of the Renaissance in the entire country.

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9) Krka National Park. It includes one or more preserved or well preserved ecosystems. One of the most attractive parts of the park is Skradinski buk, a clear, natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and cascades at the other. Really spectacular!

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10) Split. It’s one of the oldest cities of Croatia. All the historical centre is built around Diocletian’s Palace, the most valuable example of Roman architecture on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. Don’t expect ruins: it’s beautifully preserved!

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GLAMOROUS CASTLE WEDDING IN TUSCANY: JUSTYNA & BRYAN, CASTELLO DI MONTEGUFONI, 27.06.2013

It’s easy to make a deep-emotional wedding video when the couple is so truly in love!

That’s just what happened when we shot Justyna & Bryan’s marriage at the end of June. 

For the celebration of their wedding this gorgeous Canadian couple chose Montegufoni castle, a magnificent historic house just a few miles outside of Florence. 

This idyllic and peaceful place among Tuscan hills was an incredible source of inspiration or us videographers as well!

It was a pleasure to film them in every spot of this extraordinary location - the frescoed living room, the spectacular terrace overlooking Tuscan vineyards, its intimate courtyards and the luxuriant gardens - and every single moment you can feel how passionate and sweet Justyna & Bryan are!

The soft blush palette in shades of pale pink chosen for the decor enhanced the romantic and dreamy tone of the whole event.

How charming Justyna looked in her bridal dress - her mermaid lace gown with golden shoes was so classy!

The surroundings of the castle - vineyards, a cornfield and an old country house -  deserved a “visit” too:-):  it was fun to involve bridesmaids and groomsmen in the videoshooting and the result is quite amazing!

Enjoy it!

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