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

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!

Wedding video by : Gattotigre - destination wedding videography

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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?

Video by : Gattotigre - destination wedding videography

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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

(Source: vimeo.com)

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!

Wedding video by Gattotigre - destination wedding videography

(Source: vimeo.com)

East End: five days in the heart of London arts scene.

Over the last 20 years London’s East End has become a creative vibrant quarter second to none. 

If you wander through its streets you can easily stumble upon some of the greatest street art works or a wide range of galleries, warehouses, and artists’ studios.

In the 1960s East End was a working-class area with the bad reputation as one of the most crime-ridden London boroughs: consider that some of its streets have even been referred to as “Murder Mile”!

However, derelict buildings low prices attracted  artists from all over the world that chose to settle there: this radically flipped the fate of this area, triggering the development of a flourishing art scene.

We picked East End as our destination for a little break in July to explore the past and present of the capital’s cultural and creative hub.

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Street art

East End is the epicentre of London’s street art milieu. Top international street artists such as Thierry Noir, Phlegm, Stik, Ozmo, RUN and Banksy 

painted Shoreditch and Dalston walls, impressively affecting the look of this quarter.

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Vintage markets

Broadway market was our Saturday morning sport. It was fun dwelling on its stands of vintage clothes & shoes, handmade cakes and cookies, quirky jewels,

and organic foods!

If you like markets you can’t miss Spitafields market, in Brick lane, with its eclectic range of original clothing, accessories, 

homewares and ethical goods, coming from up to 60 different designers. 

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Sunny Sunday!

English breakfast in Victoria Park Pavilion cafè was the perfect choice for our sunny Sunday morning!

This fine cafè, by Victoria ‘s park lake, was heavily crowded  so we long queued for the food …but it was really worth it: the veggy breakfast and pancakes are delicious!

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A 5 minutes walk took us to the Flower market in Columbia Road.

On Sunday this street turns into an oasis of foliage and flowers from all around the world!

You can also enjoy a lot of small art galleries,  cup cake shops and vintage clothing shops.

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Dalston Roof Park

A staggering hipsters space!

The floor is made of bright green Astroturf and the furniture consists of

stacks of yellow plastic children’s chairs, picket fences, herbs nd plants.

The Roof Park’s summer events calendar includes small productions by the nearby Arcola Theatre, outdoor film screenings and gigs.

The view over the City is incredible!

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Frank’s cafè

Moving South to Peckham district, on the 10th floor of multistorey carpark, 

you can find this pop-up bar that showcases the work of international artists. 

Enjoy its stunning view across London at twilight,  drinking its speciality: a Campari-based cocktail.

 We felt like being in the middle of a movie set!

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Abney park cemetery

This awesome historic parkland in Stoke Newington is unique in being the first arboretum to be combined with a cemetery in Europe.

It is one of the ‘magnificent seven’ garden cemeteries of London. 

Its romantic gothic look - overgrown, full of old crumbling graves and leafy pathways- made it a popular photo shoot setting.

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Colour themed weddings

Inspired by our latest June works, this week we’re focusing on colour themed weddings.

We composed three inspiration boards with some screenshots taken from these cheerful summer wedding videos. Enjoy!!!

WEDDING IN SIENA: KIM & MATT, VILLA DIEVOLE, 22/06/2013

Lemon yellow is the right hue for a countryside wedding. 

Kim & Matt, from Australia, chose this vibrant warm colour for their wedding decors. It matches perfectly with the green natural beauty 

of Tuscan landscapes and combined  with woodsy details - barrels and frames- creates a rustic shabby-chic effect.

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WEDDING IN SAN MINIATO: SERENA & FRANCESCO, AGRITURISMO MONTALTO, 29/06/2013

Serena & Francesco played up punchy pink and bright green with stripes and geometrical decors. 

Take a look at Serena’s pastel wedding shoes paired with the bold shade of her make up: we can’t help but swoon over this stylish combination!

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WEDDING IN VIAREGGIO: SARA & GIANLUCA, PRINCIPE DI PIEMONTE, 30/06/2013

Whether you’re planning a seaside celebration, royal blue would work greatly! 

As Sara and Gianluca did, incorporate seashells and nautical hints in the decor: the result is classy and fresh!

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WEDDING IN CASTELLABATE!

Today we are talking about Antonella & Ricardo’s laid-back wedding in Castellabate, a small town in southern Italy on Cilentan coast which has recently become popular as the Italian film “Benvenuti al Sud” was set there.

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Antonella & Ricardo live in Rio de Janeiro since Ricardo is Brazilian. They chose to celebrate their wedding in Castellabate where Antonella’s parents own a beautiful villa overlooking the seaside.

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After the ceremony, bride and groom toasted with all their guests in the main square while a jazz quartet was playing some famous bossa nova hits. 

How sweet Antonella was in her vintage green wedding dress!

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Ricardo and Antonella provided free havaianas for everybody. This made the party really Brazilian Style!

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After this exciting experience we feel to suggest Castellabate as the perfect location for a wedding on the beach: its vivid colors, its relaxed atmosphere, the warm hospitality, its good food -  don’t miss the mozzarella! - the turquoise sea, are all valid reasons to choose this little jewel.

Its surroundings are also worth a visit: the National Park of Cilento, the medieval Castle, the rests of the Monastero di San Giovanni, the Porch of the Gatte and Port Lu Traversu, the Villa Matarazzo, and  the rests of the greco-roman port.

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ELEGANT PERSIAN WEDDING IN TUSCANY: SARA & JONATHAN, 27.05.2013 

It’s the first Persian wedding we came to shoot and it astounded us!

The ceremony, both civil and symbolic, took place in Antica Fattoria di Paterno, Montespertoli (Tuscany) in the Chianti hills, as well as the reception and the party.

Sara& Jonathan definitively fell in love with this paradise at first sight as it represents Tuscan landscape at its best.

The symbolic part of the ceremony was held according to Persian wedding traditions, originally of the ancient Zoroastrian culture.

The couple sat by a luxurious wedding spread - in persian “sofreh aghd”- which included several kinds of food and decorations: decorated eggs symbolizing fertility, candelabras, a mirror, fruits, a sacred text, honey, bread, “the seven herbs”, pastries.

Unmarried female relatives held up a silk shawl over the bride and groom’s heads; after they were pronounced married, bride and groom each dipped one finger in a cup full of honey (symbolizing sweetness and love) and fed it to one another.

It was so enchanting!

Take a look at our wedding trailer: what do you think about?

Wedding video by  Gattotigre - destination wedding videography

(Source: vimeo.com)

Extraordinary honeymoon in Japan!

Planning a wedding can be a stressful, energy-draining task for any couple.

What you need afterwards- and what you deserve ;-)!- is an awesome trip to a fabulous place to sweep away all the tiredness you soaked during your pre-wedding phase.

Our travel idea of the week is: Japan!

With its mix of deep-rooted traditions and staggering modernity,

it’s a different planet that provides all sorts of experiences: relax in its hot spings (“onsen”), crazy nightlife, breathtaking landscapes, puzzling but also delicious and healthy food, enchanting temples, inspiring exhibitions, wild shopping and stylish people.

Here’s what we discovered in our travel there last February!

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