Martina & Benedict, Wedding Photography, Switzerland

I was so pleased to find out I was going to photograph a wedding in Ticino; in a country spoilt for natural beauty, Switzerland’s southernmost canton is my favourite region – a fantastic choice of wedding location! Bordering Italy and surrounded by wonderful lakes, it shares the rustic charm, language and general belezza of Italy. Martina and Benedict chose the ancient castle Castello di Morcote in Vico Morcote for their ceremony. Situated high up in the sloping, lush vineyards with a jaw-dropping view down at the tranquil Lake Lugano - their outdoor ceremony couldn’t have been any more romantic! Following their beautiful ceremony, the festivities continued along with a delicious aperitivo and dinner at the Ristorante Vicania. It’s another breathtaking outdoor venue with sensational views overlooking both the Swiss and Italian landscape in the distance.

With reports of severe thunderstorms to arrive at some stage on the big day the weather fortunately held out and just as everyone retreated inside to party, thunder, rain and lighting broke out in full force and the heavens opened - clearly someone from up above had been watching over Martina & Benedict on their special day! And as their wedding photographer, I also had a few thanks and Amens to say! I hope you enjoy looking at the photographs from their beautiful wedding day.

Jim Parker