This is just a little post to help me digest and reflect on the incredible month we had in October which involved 16 plane flights, 3 islands, 3 weddings, a (much needed) family holiday and the making and meeting of some incredible new friends and people. It really has been a most exhausting but exhilarating time, and reason once again to just pinch myself that I have been so lucky to be able to do all this in the name of work :)
We started (we for half the month was myself and Beccy) off in the beautiful Tuscan Hills for a wedding at Castello Vicarello, which has views and food to die for. There we spent the day with a couple from Hong Kong (I’m blogging their clip shortly) who had chosen Tuscany to get married…and I can see why, it was so elegant and pretty. We were lucky to work with the lovely Eva from Chic weddings who’s eye for detail is perfect, she certainly knows how to make things look pretty! We then had a couple of days to explore Florence and Pisa in a whistle stop Tuscan tour.
Five days later we arrived in Sardinia at one of the most incredible, romantic venues I’ve filmed; Capo Spartivento. Amazing weather, amazing views, amazing couple and D&G’s ex personal chef cooking our tea!…and another love affair started with a new city, Cagliari, with it’s old town, tiny alleys, rusty iron balconies and faded paint. (oh, and pretty good food too :)) I’m planning a return visit as there is so much to see on the island and we only touched the surface.
A family holiday in Cyprus was next (filming weddings means holidays are tricky and tend to be at odd times of the year…this was such a wonderful week of relaxing, spending time with my children, teaching them to swim, eating huge Prawns and not having any email!) The place we stayed was magical with the most perfect view of the sea and sunsets….and best of all, you could hear the waves as you lay in bed at night…dreamy.
The final trip was the most epic…and mind blowing…Beccy and myself were lucky enough to go to Fregate in the Seychelles for a week to film and photograph a wedding and celebrations for a lovely couple from South Africa. I’ve travelled to a few exotic places but Fregate was something else…for a start it’s a private island, there are no cars (just your own golf buggy!) and the whole place just happens to be a nature reserve, so is bursting to the seams with rare insects, giant Banyan Trees, exotic fish and endangered turtles (who come ashore to lay their eggs…which we witnessed at sunset…on a deserted beach…with tears in our eyes!) The place is magical and definitely puts a spell on you, I think it will draw me back forever and I hope to return one day soon to take it all in again.
I’ll be posting all the clips for these weddings soon, but before that here are a few iphone snaps taken on our journeys last month(apart from the turtle, which was taken by Beccy!)…it’s been quite a ride this year and we’ve travelled a long way on so many levels. Life is good, and love has been behind it which makes it all so much more special.