- Posted on Thursday, 05 November 2015
Aston and Victoria checked “dream honeymoon destination” off their list when they decided to make the Amalfi Coast of Southern Italy the location for their pre-wedding shoot. The photogenic pair explored the mesmeric cliffs and alluring beaches of this lesser-known haven in style, as Darin Images captured these awe-inspiring photographs they're sure to treasure for a lifetime.
How did you meet?
“We met through a mutual friend and on our first date, things clicked! This mutual friend is my close friend from university and Victoria's best friend since high school. All 3 of us have a very close relationship until today.” ~ Aston
What was the proposal like?
“The proposal was held at a rooftop bar in Hong Kong.” ~ Aston
What was the inspiration behind your shoot?
“Firstly, the Amalfi Coast has always been our dream honeymoon location. We fell in love with it after finding this city from blogs and photos and felt that it was unique. We were very lucky to match Darin's schedule when she got to Europe as she was making her personal family visits at that time. She also considered a pre-wedding photoshoot at Amalfi Coast one of her dreams as a photographer, and she hadn't done one in Europe before. We thought it was a unique pre-wedding location and we hope that we can inspire other couples in Hong Kong to take their engagement shoots in other unique parts of South Italy or Europe rather than the usual cities such as Paris, Milan and Prague. The places we visited in the Amalfi Coast comprised 3 main areas: Ravello, Positano and Amalfi.” ~ Anton and Victoria
Do you have any interesting moments or stories to share from the day of shooting?
“There was a lot of driving and pasta-eating! It was also tiring, yet very worthwhile after seeing Darin's photos.” ~ Anton and Victoria
Do you have any tips and advice for couples planning destination pre-wedding shoots?
“We strongly recommend that other couples consider taking their pre-wedding photos at locations in unique parts of Italy or Europe. The norm is always Paris, Milan and Prague, but if people want something special they should consider other lovely spots that are undiscovered but just as enchanting. Other tips: Wake up really early (5:30am to 6am) so that you can have the venue all to yourselves for the photo shoot before the tourists get there!” ~ Anton and Victoria
Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us, Aston and Victoria, and warmest congratulations on your engagement!
Venues: Villa Cimbrone and Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello SA, Il San Pietro di Positano and Da Adolfo, Positano and Almalfi Coast, Almalfi, Italy
Photography: Darin Images
Wedding Gowns: Custom-made in Hong Kong
Groom's Suit: Custom-made in Hong Kong
Hair and Makeup: Sandra Lovisco
Planning: Ilaire, Wedding Boutique Phuket and Federica Sessa