Cristiano Ostinelli - wedding in taormina photoshoot

Get merried in Taormina is one of the beat choice that future couple could done. Taormina is the most loved picturesque village in Sicily, Taormina is just as perfect as it has always been celebrated.
If you want to get merried in Sicily, Taormina is the right location: set on top of a high cliff over the Southern Mediterranean sea, the small village is protected on its back by the Mount Etna Vulcan. With this details, Taormina offers all people needs for a charming wedding in Sicily: picturesque alleys, breath-taking views, great food and wines, exclusive venues either for the ceremony and the reception.

The town of Taormina is perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea.
Besides the ancient Greek theatre, it has many old churches, lively bars, fine restaurants and antique shops.
The Santuario Madonna della Rocca is one such church. Located on the slope above the town, it commands an impressive view of the coast and Mount Etna to the south, and is accessible on foot via the staired path, Salita Castello.
Taormina is approximately a forty-five-minute drive away from Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna.

Your heart
and my heart
are very old friends.

Rumi

“If somebody might pass one day only in Sicily and asked: “What should I visit?” I would answer without hesitate: “Taormina“. It is only a landscape, but a landscape in which you can find all that seems to be created on earth to seduce the eyes, mind and fantasy. Where are the peoples who could make, today, things like these? Where are the men able in building, for the crowd pleasure, works like these?
Those men, the ones of a time, had soul and eyes different from the ours; in their veins, with blood, flowed something lost: love and cult for Beauty.”

Guy de Maupassant in La Vie errante, 1885

Rehearsal dinner: UNAHOTELS Capotaormina – Taormina – Sicily
Wedding ceremony: Villa Mon Repos – Taormina – Sicily
Wedding planner: Exquisite Events – Los Angeles – US
Wedding videographer: AG Studio Videography – Milan
Floral arrangements: Fiorelli – Catania – Sicily
Scenography: Ge. Ni. Maison – Ragusa – Sicily
Hindu priest: Parth Joshi – London

Taormina, Sicily - Wedding gallery

A short note about the wedding photographer:
Cristiano Ostinelli, Sony Global Imaging Ambassador [more info], grew up in the field of photo reportage since 1995, making a name for himself in several international competitions.
He is active in wedding photography: he photographed prestigious weddings all over the world – Italy, Greece, Spain, Austria, France, England, United States, Russia, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and United Arab Emirates, always with his spontaneous and extremely refined style. He’s a member of WPJA Wedding Photojournalist Association, ISPWP, Fearless Photographers and WPS.
Cristiano Ostinelli was nominated PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Wedding Photojournalist Association, and in 2018 the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers considers him the top wedding photographer in the world [more info].