Once again, I had the privilege of being able to tell a story of love and different cultures with a beautiful Armenian destionation wedding in Venice.
Julie and Adam arrived in the beautiful city of Venice to make their dream come true on the island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, together with their closest families and friends and even the president of Armenia. This small island in the lagoon is now occupied by the monastery of Armenian monks of the Mekhitarist order who settled here in 1717. Initially the island was home to a community of Benedictines, then a home for lepers and accommodation for the sick and the poor.
Since the 18th century, the Venetian island has hosted one of the most important Armenian communities in our country, preserving the impressive cultural heritage collected and produced over the decades. With an internal printing house, a library that still preserves rare manuscripts and with a series of artistic works of enormous value donated by faithful and devotees, San Lazzaro degli Armeni is a treasure chest of inestimable value, by virtue of its exceptional scientific-literary production, also to the monastic suppressions of the Napoleonic period.
Julie and Adam got ready in a splendid suite of the Metropole right in front of the island of San Giorgio.
The groom and the guests left first by taxi to reach the ceremony location, while Julie was accompanied by her father and sister.
The ceremony, full of many symbols and traditions, was very special and touching.
After the ceremony we took some photos in this beautiful location before returning to the Bauer Hotel for a fantastic dinner on the terrace just in front of the Salute church. During the return by motorboat, between smiles and hugs, the new couple was able to admire a spectacular sunset in the Venice lagoon.
My wish is that, through my images, they will always remember these special moments of their love and of Venice!
It was truly a unique and unforgettable experience to have an Armenian destionation wedding in Venice.