Hats of Britain is just a little part of my British Wedding portfolio. Is because of my love with details and style that I’m coming out with these pictures in these days..
Since I’m living here in the United Kingdom i had the chance to follow several weddings in the London area and in other lovely places (like this one in Berkshire thanks to my talented colleague Emilie White) and, since I strongly believe that a story made by images has a distinctive and unique part in details, I focused my attention on the hats of Britain, an accessory so present in all the English ceremonies.
Royal Ascot Hats, an inspiration
When firstly I knew about Royal Ascot I was still based in Milan. I found really interesting the passion for hats showed by the British people in a ceremony like that, they were more than just hats they sometimes had a meaning, they had a purpose. I found that in Britain hats are ritualized. Maybe because of the rain, maybe because of the grey weather and those are colourful. I never saw a massive use of hats at ceremonies like in Britain. Is a peculiarity well renowned all over the world. That’s why My British Wedding Portfolio starts with some of these details.
Obviously, as a Wedding photographer I already had the chance to see some of this fancy hats at some Weddings but not as much as here. The Royal Ascot hats are part of this incredible event here in the United Kingdom. I always felt fascinated about the choices and the meanings beyond these; a dress, a hat is an important part of the expression of oneself.
The Un-posed research of details
My personal un-posed research of details during the wedding day is part of a bigger story: the Wedding Day Itself. It’s true that the main characters have all of my attention but is also true that an entire world made of friends, guests and details are an important part of the choices and the taste of the couple. In my work I always try to catch these inspirations. Organise these visually in order to give, at the visual story of the wedding, something more is part of my visual idea.