We’re excited to share Tori and Vinny’s wedding highlight of their amazing summer wedding in Italy. Our couple’s journey to this incredible event was an interesting one. Vinny and Tori, who have been together for many years, were in the midst of planning a trip to Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast with some of their closest family and friends, when they decided that it was the perfect opportunity to tie the knot and officially unite their family. With the help of the team at Trufflepig, they planned a gorgeous wedding, inviting 130 guests to celebrate their love among the mountains and shoreline of Italy’s famed coastline. From exploring the towns of Ravello and Positano, to jumping off of Delma, the 280ft yacht chartered for the occasion, their wedding weekend was full of fun, love and excitement. For us, it was a fantastic opportunity to travel to Europe and get to know this dynamic couple and their beautiful family. Vinny and Tori are the real deal: humble, thoughtful and with an unquenchable thirst for life and chasing their dreams. We have no doubt they will have a long life of love and happiness! This was truly an amazing trip and we’re thrilled to have been a part of it. Enjoy their film!
We are happy to present the wedding highlight of Ali and Marcus’ perfect Islamorada wedding from this past Spring…and the end of another Belvedere Trilogy. Ali and Marcus have been friends of ours for some time now (Ali caught the bouquet at our own wedding 4 years ago, and now it’s her turn!). Last year, we had the opportunity to document their Engagement in the Clouds, their “Take the Plunge” Save the Date and now, their wedding film.
This final chapter of their story takes place in balmy and breezy Islamorada, Florida, known for it’s iconic sunsets and laid-back attitude. Our couple has spent many a lazy weekend enjoying fresh seafood and cocktails by the water, Full Moon Parties and rides on the boat with their super-aquatic dog, Albus. It’s easy to see why they call Islamorada their paradise. With the gorgeous Pierre’s Restaurant as their backdrop and surrounded by family and friends, Ali and Marcus finally said I Do. Although they’re known among loved ones to be fun-loving and hilarious, there was hardly a dry eye on the sand as everyone in attendance was deeply moved by their vows, where Ali and Marcus spoke of their love and commitment, of their plans to travel the world together, and promised to always be by each other’s side.
Their new union was celebrated at a stunning candlelit reception, planned by Jennifer J. Events, followed by dancing under the stars to a Junkanoo band and a surprise firework display. It was truly a magical night for two very caring and deserving people who are loved by anyone who knows them and are well on their way to building a fantastic life together.
Ali & Marcus, we hope the rest of your lives are filled with Love, Laughter and Travels! Enjoy your film!
This is our version of the classic grade school essay “What I did on my Summer Vacation.” Ed turned the big 3-0 on July 7th and what better way to celebrate 3 decades of existing and breathing, than with an epic, adventurous trip? We are big fans of visiting places that make you feel small and remind you how big and beautiful the world is, and when it comes to big and beautiful, the Grand Canyon truly fits the bill. Spectacular views, clear blue skies, 2 billion year old layered rocks and the freezing cold Colorado river makes up most of America’s favorite travel destination. Oh, and heat…lots of it! Leave it to us to plan a vacation in the Grand Canyon during a heat advisory…the temperature rose to 118 degrees during our stay and we quickly learned that The Heat is not just an outstanding basketball team, but a serious weather condition, too! But it was a small price to pay to see with our own eyes the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon and partake in all the awesome activities available there.
We were lucky enough to visit the Bar 10 Dude Ranch, a true piece of historic Americana, run by real cowboys who herd cattle and live in remoteness and seclusion from the everyday world, just outside the Canyon. There, we partook in awesome activities such as horseback riding, skeet shooting, and riding ATVs to the Canyon’s rim at sunset. At night, we slept in covered wagons…something straight out of the Oregon Trail computer game! However, the real adventure began when we took a helicopter ride down into the Grand Canyon, and embarked on a 2 day white water rafting trip down the Colorado river, where we hiked to hidden water falls and camped and slept under the stars. But stars is an understatement because the sky over the Canyon is so incredibly vast and clear, that we saw whole galaxies and constellations we’d never seen before. It was an awesome and almost overwhelming experience to see the actual Universe which is usually invisible to us (it’s there if you stop to look at it!).
Luckily, we did not embark on the tour alone, as we had a group of amazing families and couples join us in our 100 mile journey down the Colorado river. They made our trip fun and memorable, and now we have friends on opposite ends of the US and the world who we will keep in touch with. Denise, Mark, Taylor, Parker, Davis, Joe, Caroline, Jake, Margo, Stuart, Sinead, Claudio, Patricia, Lenny and Sandy…thank you for helping make this a fantastic trip!
If you’re interested in a Grand Canyon vacation, we highly recommend checking out Tour West. We had a great experience and our tour guides (Russ, Dave, Kevin and Albert) were super knowledgable, amazing cooks and made “roughing it” a breeze.
The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and we are lucky to have it in the US. We would recommend adding it to your bucket list because it truly is a must see!
For more of our travels: Check out our Road Trip down the Pacific Coast Highway