Imagine this: Prince Belmonte’s private summer palace in Santa Maria, Italy. An elegant, chic wedding in that summer palace. A ridiculously good-looking couple, styled by a genius and so in love it makes your face hurt from scoffing. Bundle it all together and you have the first day of The Secret Retreat: a wedding photography workshop held by the three wickedly wonderful witches of weddings, Andrea Ellison, Claire Penn and Lucy Woodrow. Pretty. Darn. Epic.
I’m not even going to try and describe the set-up, because no words will ever describe the fun we had or the amount we learnt. So for once in my life, I’m going to shut up and instead let the photos do the talking.
Here are a just a few of my favourite shots from the day, starring the delicious Bev and Paul Hayes.