Venice is particularly suitable for emotional and intimate weddings with a few but very close guests.
I find these to be the most recharging and rich in energy weddings for a photographer: fewer persons and plenty of emotions.
Often a civil wedding in Venice is an elopement with the bride and grom with none or a very few guests but other times there is a bigger party and the ceremony is civil or religious.
Venice hosts many churches linked with different traditions (Catholic, Protestant, Russian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Armenian and a few others) while civil ceremonies are usually held in Palazzo Cavalli, a very nice location overlooking Grand Canal and Rialto bridge.
A "shortcut" to having the celebration in Venice without the paperwork associated is given by symbolic weddings this would allow to chose one of the many historical palaces and hotels.
Venice is a wonderful stage for the play of emotions that will se you as a protagonist, I see my role as the storyteller, and the images will be the mean to tell about yourself to the members of the family that are yet to be born.
The years lived in Venice gave me the opportunity to discover off the track corners and I'll be glad to point at impressive yet not overcrowded spots for your portraits, typically i'll associate a very short but effective portrait session to most wedding packages. A gondola ride in this romantic city may be a nice addition to the special day.
I'm in touch with several make up artists that I could recommend depending on your requirements in terms of language and style. Same if you are looking for wedding planning services.
Typically each service is unique so rather than presenting a series of packages I provide my email to let me know the key elements to make a peronslaized offer: the date of the wedding and a general outline of your plan.