We have a bit of colourful powder throwing for you today to brighten up this overcast Wednesday! This is something I have always wanted to do. It looks like a lot of fun and the pictures created are really quite something.

Sent in by Swiss wedding planner Laura Dova Weddings, this Holi Festival inspired engagement shoot was put together as a surprise by Laura for Alicia and Matteo as a pre-wedding treat….

I always like to give a little personalized present to my couples before the wedding and I work with this really creative and fun swiss couple, Alicia and Matteo, who’ll get married end of June 2015. I didn’t really know what to get them because they try to avoid everything that is too traditional.

As a wedding planner you create a different kind of relation with every couple you work with. With Alicia and Matteo we created a really special bond, they welcomed me as if I was family. That’s a great feeling ! 

I decided to give them a special photo session. Lucia Moretti, the photographer, and I didn’t tell them anything before the session, just to dress in white – that’s what they did.

We started like if it was a normal e-session and then the colours arrived and the chaos began!

To be honest I would suggest this to every couple who feel a little bit overwhelmed by all those different feelings you start to feel a few months before the wedding. They looked so liberated and free, not thinking about anything. Simply happy and I loved watching them. 

They had so much fun, laughed until they couldn’t anymore and the pictures are just amazing because they reflect exactly that moment of craziness they have lived. 

What a lovely way to start off their wedding celebrations!

We asked Alicia and Matteo a few questions about their wedding, the shoot and how they met……

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How did you guys meet?

The first time we met it was February at the traditional Carnival festivities in Bellinzona (city of Ticino – Switzerland). We were in a bar and it’s thanks to a dear friend of Ali (Valentina, her witness) that we have been introduced to each other, after then we started dating.

What did you do for your first date?

After going out sometimes with friends and after longs phone calls (during almost 3 weeks) I decided to invite Alicia to the Cinema for an evening all on our own, since then, we’ve never left each other sides.

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Who proposed and how?

Alicia actually made the proposal. It was on my birthday. She prepared a big picture in a frame, representing us and on it she wrote a phrase from our song (Jovanotti “Baciami ancora”) which says: “Voglio stare con te, invecchiare con te, stare soli io e te sulla luna”. In English this means “I want to stay with you, grow old with you, be you and me on the moon”. Behind the frame there was a small note where she wrote, marry me.

Can you tell us something about your wedding day?

The wedding will take place in an old olive oil mil, which has been restructured in order to welcome events and weddings inside and outside of it. We tried to organize something that represents us as a couple and for creating our big day we involved family and friends. In fact, they had the possibility to choose many songs that will be playing during the reception.

We will also have huge toys, homemade candles in jars and what couldn’t be missing was tea (we both lived in London, and even if it was for just a small time, we really love British culture and in particular its tea).

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Did you enjoy your engagement shoot?

The engagement session was beautiful, fun, spontaneous and unique in its kind. A crazy and playful idea that represents us 100%.

What was your favorite moment?

To throw these colors, spinning around while they were filming us in slow motion, amazing. Being together, not only with Ali but also with photographer Lucia, wedding planner Laura and her assistant Nadine. The fortune to be able to create incredible moments like this photo session also depends on the people you meet and work with, and we feel very lucky for this!

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Big Shout out to Laura Dova for sharing this fun engagement shoot with us and to Lucia Moretti for capturing it so brilliantly.

Big Powder Throwing Love

Laura xxx


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