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Davina + Daniel | Latte, Italy

First, let me get the obvious out of the way: Yes, their names really are Davina and Daniel! I have to admit, I thought their first email might be a joke, but in fact, they and their wedding were very real! We were obviously very curious to meet the couple who share our names, and we had the opportunity when we photographed their engagement session in New York City last spring. During this first “date,” we  learned that the four of us also share a strong love of sushi, travel, and our families. We also learned that it is very strange for us to direct a couple using our own names, but we somehow managed to get used to this by their wedding day (and we do expect this to have been a once-in-a-lifetime thing!)

Fast forward a few months, and we were all on the French Riviera to celebrate the union of the other Davina + Daniel. Festivities began days before the wedding with parties in Monaco, all leading up to one simply breath-taking event. Davina, Daniel, and close to 300 guests gathered at Davina’s family’s gorgeous home in Latte, Italy, near the French border and overlooking the Mediterranean sea. The whole day was flawless; stunning, really, from beginning to end, but it was the sense of togetherness that really left an impression on us. Among the olive trees, and with the salty sea breeze in the air, this wedding truly felt like a celebration and there was no doubt about it: these two families who came together that day absolutely adore one another.

After a private and emotional bedeken, sweet and simple ceremony, and a lively outdoor horah among the olive trees, guests enjoyed a classic Italian feast at one long table in the garden (remember when I said there were nearly 300 guests?!). Traditional Napolitan musicians provided entertainment, and then traditional Catalan dancers escorted Davina and Daniel, followed by all the guests, to an epic dance party further down on the property. It was almost 4am when we left, and although the party was being shut down, guests seemed ready to keep it going!

It was a tremendous opportunity for us to share in such a beautiful celebration with Davina and Daniel. A shout-out goes out to the incredible Guendalina, Sophie, and the whole team who pulled off every little detail to perfection, and of course to Davina and Daniel for entrusting us to capture it all.

{24 Comments}

  1. Francisco Tabasco

    Unas fotos increíbles!!!!! Puedo decir que son mis fotógrafos favoritos.

  2. Brian

    Ouf! That was good. Really good.

  3. Emilie

    Absolutely amazing!!!

  4. robby followell

    well hi most perfect wedding blog post ever. nice to see you.

    you two… whoa.

  5. Bethany

    I almost had to stop looking through the images because i could deal with HOW INCREDIBLE THEY ALLLLL ARE! Fantastic.

    PS I did finish them 😉

  6. Matthieu

    Friends, your work is simply amazing ! Congrats

  7. Jashim

    Too good! Nice work!

  8. Dennis Berti

    I’m your super fan! Amazing reportage, congrats

  9. Will

    unreal, so candid.

  10. Adam Kealing

    That first shot…. So good, I can’t get it out of my head!!! Incredible wedding you two!

  11. nadine

    argh. SO GOOD.

  12. jenna

    Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!

  13. Rosaura

    You guys are so amazing! You do it over and over again! Wow!

  14. George

    Can you say WOW please. You guys did an incredibly outstanding job, once again. Every click is like an “oh” & “wow”

  15. Chad Pennington

    I hate you guys so much until I lOVE your work.

    My mouth is always open to the wonderful moments and art you guys create.

    I wish you guys lived in NYC and we were neighbors. ” Hey, I need to borrow some sugar” lol – Please don’t stop watch you guys are doing
    you keep me chasing my dream

  16. Juya

    Nice clicks guys

Abby + Bahi | Toronto, ON

On the eve of Abby and Bahi’s wedding, we met up with them at a bar in downtown Toronto. The four of us discussed how life has a funny way of putting two individuals together, often times despite the odds. It was our very first time meeting them, yet the conversation flowed effortlessly, and had the four of us sharing intimate details about life with a partner.

The complicity we had discussed the night before was so obvious to us as we witnessed them become husband and wife the next day. Having been kept separate for the first part of the day, they constantly exchanged excited glances throughout their traditional Sri Lankan ceremony when they were finally reunited. You could feel the relief that came from being together again, as though all was now right in the world again.

After the ceremony, Abby swapped her sari for a navy gown, and Bahi went from a traditional sherwani to a silver suit for their elegant reception at the Art Gallery of Ontario. There, about a dozen friends and family members took the mic to recall stories of Abby and Bahi’s lives as individuals and as a couple. It was a trip down memory lane for the two of them, as told by the most important people in their lives, and it gave all guests a unique insight into these two individuals. What ensued, as one would imagine, was laughter, tears, and everything in between.

We absolutely love photographing cultural weddings for their energy, color, and sacredness, but to get such an intimate view into the relationship of these two individuals was even more special to us. Thank you, Abby and Bahi, for allowing us into your lives and your wedding day.

{20 Comments}

  1. Brian Di Croce

    Super beautifully documented wedding you two! Colors of an Indian wedding are a blessing to the eye.

  2. Corey Schwartz

    This is a stunning example of your amazing work.

  3. rahul

    wow……every image is spectacular!!!!!! crazy good!!!!

  4. Jashim

    Insanely gorgeous photos!

  5. Wiki Lee

    You guys are always my inspiration… love them!

  6. Emma Rose

    Your crops/compositions in this wedding– incredible. Very fresh. (Just the hand, bride against all those colours, man pointing during ceremony, barefoot reflection– all have the unexpected.) The first dance shot, with the candles in the foreground, is particularly gorgeous.

  7. Lynne Kennedy

    Absolutely stunning. I love your work and really enjoy every blog post but this one was just incredible. The colours and culture are fabulously portrayed. And the emotion. Just beautiful.

  8. Kate Hood

    there are little secrets in so many of these images. love that.

  9. Juya

    Incredible work 🙂

  10. Collins

    These images are F$%%ing amazing!

  11. Sonia Palik

    Wonderful!!! Just beautiful! You are true artists!

  12. Rebecca Mackesty

    Simply stunning! You were able to capture so much real and raw emotion. Loved it 🙂

  13. Pete Henderson

    Love looking through your work. Great set of images as always.

  14. Julian Moniz

    STOP…stop it, just stop being so good…

  15. David

    Very beautiful pictures guys its been a while hope your doing fine.

  16. Joshua

    Wow, these photos are stunning!

  17. Mike Cure

    Great work! Great colors! I really love this gallery.