One of the very first things to evaluate is the period in which to get married in Lampedusa, I lived and captured a wedding at the beginning of October and I believe that the beginning and end of the summer season is the optimal time to not suffer hot but live a wedding with a warm temperature. Surely another factor to evaluate well is the amount of tourists you can find. Being mainly a tourist island, in the period between June and August (also early September) there will be a lot of tourists and also the prices to organize a wedding will be different, starting from flights, to guest accommodations but above all it’s hard to move in peace.
By the sea
After the ceremony you can consider moving immediately to the place of reception for dinner or you can consider stopping for an aperitif by the sea enjoying a beautiful sunset. There are some very nice bars and places that you can rate, such as Cala Croce or Cala Madonna, but I recommend, choose the place above all based on the sunlight and where it will set in the period when you will marry, at the end you and even the guests will definitely want to see a breathtaking sunset like the ones this island offers us.
This is how Mirko and Genny decided to offer an aperitif to guests with music in the background in a bar in Cala Madonna before moving to the place where a buffet, dinner and evening party took place.
Even as far as reception is concerned the choice can address on more options, I went to Cupola Bianca Resort which can accommodate so many guests in a very beautiful and particular property.
Getting married in Lampedusa obviously involves the search for vendors, that as far as flowers and setting is preferable to find someone from the area, who knows the place well also for travel and everything related to it, while with regard to the photographer, or the videomaker, I have been chosen from “outside Sicily” but this, apart from some additional cost of travel, isn’t a problem indeed, I think it is a stimulus for the person who will be the photographer, move at least a day before to arrive on the island, make surveys at the site of the ceremony and reception and evaluate the light. As for my experience, the wedding was on a Monday, I left and arrived in Lampedusa on Sunday morning and I got to settle down a bit, to meet with the couple the day before and see some places together. But above all it was important for me to evaluate well the light, the time and the place where the couple session would then take place.
Couple session in Lampedusa
And where do you think we used the opportunity to take couple session? Indeed family since little Francesco was also with us?
Obviously during the sunset light and while the guests enjoyed a nice aperitif, together with the newlyweds we took a short walk on the rocky beach until we had a nice warm sun behind them, which obviously set on the sea, and here everything became magic.