Clicking cameras are a wedding staple, but when a photographer marries a woman whose best friends are photographers, the picture taking can get a little out of hand. When Luca Trovato wedded Rori Spinelli, many of the five dozen guests made liberal use of their professional lenses. The groom surrendered his two 35 mm cameras just before the ceremony; he retrieved them soon after.
Luckily, the couple was photogenic--and so was the food at their reception. Besides writing and developing recipes, Spinelli-Trovato is a stylist who makes dishes look perfect for photo shoots. She carries a tool kit with brushes, Q-tips and forceps, and she'll coat a turkey with soy sauce and honey so it's just the right mahogany. But as a former restaurateur and private chef, she wants things to taste as good as they look.
The couple, who met on a FOOD & WINE shoot in Italy three years ago, considered marrying at Trovato's family home on the tiny Ligurian island of Palmaria, but the logistics became overwhelming. "If you forget a stick of butter, you have to take the boat back to the mainland. If you're short one chair, it's back on the boat," Spinelli-Trovato says. She grew up in California, and Trovato went to college there; a West Coast wedding was inevitable. They tied the knot in Monterey, with the Pacific Ocean's waves crashing in the background.