Rebecca & Matthew
Rebecca & Matthew are a gorgeous couple from Derbyshire, UK, who decided to have their destination wedding ceremony and reception at Malta's beautiful Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar, shortly followed by their honeymoon in nearby Sicily.
The day started at the Hilton in St Julians while both parties where getting ready. Rebecca had the hair and makeup at the Hilton but made the great decision to finish getting ready and into her wedding dress in the bridal suite within the Palazzo.
The bridal suite is a favourite of mine. The room is dripping with gold leaf and original vintage furniture. That side of the Palazzo has lovely directional light that's bouncing directly off the front of the Naxxar Parish Church and streaming in from between vintage shuttered windows. The bridal suite actually leads off the bedroom which is the only room in the Palazzo that has a religious theme. The bedroom ceiling painting depicts the immaculate conception and also leads off to the small family chapel.
I would highly suggest if you are a future bride getting married at this amazing venue to arrange and use the bridal suite and bedroom for your bridal party to get ready in. Hotel's are probably more convenient but the suite is simply stunning and adds to the whole experience of the special day as well as a photographers dream.
Actually the whole day was a dream - a colourful one at that, from the grooms parties sock choice right through to mother natures amazing twilight sky after sundown.