Everyday life during the lockdown. Small businesses paused the activity.
The Covid-19 forced all the small businesses to take a break. All our original plans got postponed. I’m close to all my sweet couples who have chosen to have me photographing their wedding. So I will do my best to offer the best solution possible to accommodate any need. I’m officially offering date reschedule with no extra fees choosing one of the available dates up to the 31st of December 2021. Feel free to contact me for any further question.
More than ever I think that this hard time came to teach us something we were forgetting: how wonderful life is. Almost 40 days of lockdown and still many to come are testing all of us. There are many things I’m constantly dreaming of. Vespa rides on the seaside (yes, it’s absolutely one of my essentials). Warm and colorful sunsets sitting on the sand having a talk with lovely people. A delicious breakfast in my favorite local bars or having a pizza with lot of friends. It’s a matter of time, I’m sure that something wonderful is going to happen to the humanity. I’m really looking forward to seeing what comes next. Until that time I want to keep charging my positive vibes thinking about the moment I’m going to have again the camera in my hands, creating memories for you.
Support the creative small businesses
Today’s post is here to highlight how precious creative businesses are. Behind those services there are people working hard to follow their dreams. Most of the times way longer than the usual 8 hours per day. It’s no secret that in these days of uncertainty all small businesses would get a great benefit having their work supported. There are many ways you could do that: leave 5 star reviews to the ones you liked, be active on their social media channels liking and commenting their posts, and so on.
I wanted to do my little part, spreading some love to all the people offering great product and services in the Wedding industry and not only.
This post was created to show to you all, some of my favorite vendors. If you landed to this post you are probably still fully diving into your wedding day plans! Especially thanks to how much more available spare time we all can benefit during the lockdown days. So, this is for you: a fine selection of vendors whose work I love and support everyday.
Beautylivery | Hair and Makeup artist in Capri and Amalfi Coast
Beautylivery offers beauty services to individuals and groups of clients, in private villas, hotels and on private yachts. Offering a 24-hour on demand service with focus on bridal hair and make-up and also other types of beauty services such as nails, eyebrows and lashes.
We carry several weddings and events during summer time with mainly international clients, therefore with a high demand on the cosmetics brands used during our services. Our team is built on professional hair stylists and makeup artists who are all hand-picked by me and speak fluent english. Many of the team members have been in the beauty field for more than 10+ years. We are a mix of Italian and international artists.
In the following five years we have been featured or had our brides published in the most prestigious international/Italian fashion/bridal magazines worldwide and various wedding platforms. Among them you find Vogue US, Vogue Australia, Harper’s Bazaar US, The Knot US, Tatler Hong Kong, Elle Spose, Vogue Australia Brides, W Magazine etc…
Beautylivery is offering all 2020 brides a complimentary verbal consultation via phone or video call. We are offering you our expertise for suggestions and recommendations for your ultimate bridal look. Creating a customized mood board unique only for you on your big day!
We will schedule the phone or video call beforehand where your questions can be answered and any doubts about our services explained. So if you are unsure whether your hair accessory goes along with the hairstyle you have in mind or your favorite lipstick color will suit your bridal makeup, we are here for you and we deliver beauty!
Le Petit Atelier Verona | Handcrafted Elegant Lingerie
Julia from Le Petit Atelier Verona handcrafts elegant and vintage flavored lingerie. Her work is inspired by early 20th century plays. Silk nightdresses with Chantilly lace, hand embroidered French culottes, chemise with pastel lace, finely curated small stitchings. All of this with a timeless and gorgeous taste.
Have a look on her Etsy shop where you can find a 30% discount on all the articles in stock. And for all the readers of my website, you can get an additional 20% discount shopping with the code SERGIOSFRIENDS when placing your order on Etsy!
You can also contact her via DM to the Instagram profile, for both ordering available products or making a custom order.
Lindsay Marie Design | Headpieces and jewelry designer
Lindsay Marie Design creates gorgeous bridal accessories. Her work has a mediterranean inspired touch that, as you may know, I personally love.
To all the brides to be, have a look on her collections. You will find that beautiful headpiece or piece of jewelry that will finish your look in a stunning way!
So get yourself inspired and find your perfect finishing touch for your wedding day look! You can shop the collections on the online shop and, just for the readers of this post, using the code THANKYOUSERGIO you can get 10% off your purchase!
Lettering by GRG | Bespoke Wedding Stationery suites
Lettering By GRG are a wife-and-husband team based in Madrid, Spain. They make and ship worldwide luxury Wedding Invitations. Crafting their suites via traditional methods like Letterpress and Foil Stamping and working with Velvet, Acrylic and Handmade Cotton Paper! If you’re a discerning couple looking for something unique and timeless, they are the Stationers for you!
From Monica & Philip…
Whether you are planning a sophisticated classic or romantic Wedding, or your theme is simplicity and understated elegance; we can execute your Wedding Vision by creating a bespoke Stationery Suite, just for you.
Wherever you are in the globe, we can create your Wedding Invitation Suite in any Language. So you can plan the rest of your Wedding with confidence knowing your Stationery Suite will be taken care of.
Amalfi Soirée | Wedding Designer and Planner in Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Soirée is a design boutique and a planning agency specialized in romantic, bespoke events in the most breathtaking locations on the Amalfi Coast. Their mission is to tell love stories of sophisticated couples through a careful planning of the wedding experience and a meaningful projects in harmony with the surrounding environment, able to evoke unique and lasting sensations. Nature and art are the main sources of inspiration for the Fine Art aesthetic.
As wedding planners and designers in Italy, we like to imagine our company as a place of peace and inspiration where the dreams of lovers come true. And, even in a difficult moment like the one that we are experiencing, this is our priority.
It’s essential for us that our clients can enjoy not only the wedding day but the entire creative process, free from stress. Our services are designed to offer different levels of assistance. From the simple coordination of the only wedding day to the planning and execution, starting from scratch, of the entire stay and activities of your guests on the wedding weekend.
To relieve the coronavirus anxiety, we are also offering flexible support for partial planning. We support those couples who had planned a spring or summer event and need to postpone the date due to the lockdown. For example offering help with the date change or finding available vendors for the new wedding date.
Silvia Moretta Wed Lab | Romantic and Delicate Wedding Dresses
Silvia Moretta Web Lab is a designer with a background in the high-end Italian fashion industry. Her fine tailor-made wedding dresses are inspired by precious clouds. Sartorial, Precious and Delicate.
Let’s not forget love. Even though these days are and will be difficult, love is a feeling that we can no longer lose. Therefore let’s keep love circulate within each of our homes. Dreaming is a way of infinite love, today as well as tomorrow.
So, those of you who want to tie this love with a white and soft thread with the dream of a future, write to me now.
We will make an appointment for September, and if my dress will be the one you choose, you will get a 20% discount on purchase.
Let’s never stop love!
Mirco & Anisa | Wedding Videographers
Mirco & Anisa Wedding Videographers are a couple in life and work based in Italy and they will be happy to make your Yes Day unforgettable thanks to their wedding or elopement videos. From shooting to editing, to the ever-changing soundtrack: the result will be elegant and modern, a made in Italy jewel with lots of love.
From Mirco & Anisa…
What we like the most is telling stories, emotions and beauty through our work as destination wedding videographers in Italy. Empathy, trust, discretion and a customized service are our keywords. We are used to work in some of the most beautiful areas of our country, but we are great travelers and we would be very excited to explore with you other wonderful destinations in Italy and abroad. There is something mysterious and fascinating in every marriage ceremony, in every celebration. We will strive to give this special day timeless beauty and emotion.
Rosalinda Flowers Weddings Lab | Floral Designer in Amalfi Coast
Rosalinda Flowers Weddings Lab is a wedding florist based in Praiano, Amalfi Coast. Offering a quality service and experience as a floral designer for destination weddings, the keywords of her creations are delicacy, hearth and color.
I believe a lot in the importance of training and I continue to invest in the quality of work even in this period of total closure by dedicating myself to online courses to refine my style.
Each season has its own color, but also each couple being unique is reflected in a certain palette,
as well as the cheerful tones of summer give way to the pearly, dusty and calm colours of autumn.
I love to work on shades and use long time in the choice of flowers.
In these difficult times I miss my job. We had an eventful agenda, a fantastic summer was waiting for us, we were full of enthusiasm for all this. Unfortunately this emergency forced everyone to stop and cancel or postpone most of the planned weddings. We strive to meet everyone’s needs. Even though most of the planning work has been done during the winter, we believe that right now it’s even more important to be honest and try to help each other.
Jam Darling | Camera straps for the female photographer
A little surprise for all the female photographers friends! Let me introduce to you Jam Darling. This company produces gorgeous looking camera straps and outfits, specifically designed to be a perfect match for you beautiful ladies.
It all started long ago with a heavy, bulky camera strap that made me look and feel like a cowboy – I thought. Clearly women should have a camera strap that is feminine, elegant and beautiful which compliments and adapts to the female form when photographing!
So Jam Darling was born. We wanted an easy going, fun and feminine feeling awesome camera strap made from the finest leather in Tuscany, Italy with great engineering behind it.
During the lockdown we need to have some joys so 25% off in the store, using the code: COVIDKINDNESS
Sergio Sorrentino | Signature Fine Art Prints
Last but not least, I also have something for you. Recently, I have launched my new Signature Fine Art prints store. A collection of moments and landscapes that fulfilled my soul of beauty. You can furnish your home with some of my favorite corners of Italy (and soon also from all the Countries I visited so far).
The prints are made using the best printing technology available in the industry. The archival museum quality inks together with the 100% cotton acid-free Canson® Infinity Rag Photographique 310 paper, will ensure you lifetime color stability.
Moreover, till the 1st of May each print sold will result in a donation to the Italian Red Cross. 30% of each sale (net price of the print, not including shipping) will be donated to this non-profit organization. You can read more here.
One more thing: to celebrate this “vendor love” post, I would like to offer a 20% discount on my prints shop using the code: VENDORLOVE valid till the 30th June 2020.
So what are you waiting for? Take home a sweet corner of Italy!
Thank you for taking the time to read this article, I hope you enjoyed it! I’m a Fine Art Wedding Photographer in Italy and all over the world. Drop me a line for any enquiry and to check my availability.