Among the mild hills of the Fiesole countryside, a few minutes from Florence, it could happen that you see a tower plunged into beech trees. It’s the Vincigliata Castle, a wonderful complex dating back to the year 1000, still in a perfect shape nowadays.
The building, which embodies the romantic medieval dream, has all the characteristics that you expect from such a place: thick wood doors, stone walls covered by ivy, a wide inner courtyard and a wonderful park underneath. Impossible not to fall in love with it if you’re planning a Castello di Vincigliata Wedding.Read more!
Vincigliata Castle is in fact one of the most sought after locations for future newlyweds who are waiting to celebrate their wedding. Beside the chance to have a symbolic ceremony, the castle is able to host parties worthy of princes and princesses in the suggestive inner courtyard and in its garden with a view on Florence.
Not to mention your wedding photos which, thanks to the unique and once-off location, given by the castle, will be as magical and fairytale as no such thing. Who’s close to getting married should let a well experienced photographer guide them: for your wedding, come visit Florence, in the beautiful Fiesole.
The Vincigliata Castle will make you fall in love as nothing else ever could.
Please see below some photos taken during a super stylish wedding at Vincigliata Castle.
The bride and the groom got ready in a farmhouse in the countryside of Tuscany, near the city centre. They meet each other in the majestic Chiesa di Ognissanti for the religious blessing. I took their couple portraits in the most attractive spots of Florence before the newlyweds meet their friend and families at Vincigliata Castle for the reception.
The cocktail took place in the garden with a view. The dinner, candlelit, was held in the beautiful courtyard. The full post will follow soon. In the meanwhile, please enjoy some pretty photos!… read more...
Whatever type of destination wedding you are planning, Tuscany is the place for you. I’m not saying this just to speak . Even if you’re looking for inspiration for a wedding in the snow, or in a cave, Tuscany offers the ideal venue for a ceremony and a reception to remember for a long time.
I can only imagine, with so many choices available, how difficult it is for the bride to plan a wedding from a distance.
I remember well when I found myself in the usual situation. Looking for a place out of the ordinary, to enchant my guests and offer an authentic experience within a region so beautiful, I came across so many offers, all beautiful!
Here are some venues to consider before you start planning your destination wedding in Tuscany. We tried them all and they are all fabulous!
Protected by large gardens with secular trees, you’ll find the most beautiful villas of Tuscany.… read more...
As in most fairy tales, there are a princess, a prince and a castle. We could begin with Once upon a time and, even without witches and poisoned apples, conclude with a beautiful, happy ending. But to tell the story of this wedding, celebrated in one of the most beautiful castles in Tuscany, we should start with the families of the spouses. In fact, there is much of Italy in Gabriella and Ben’s wedding!
The bride’s mother was born in Italy and speaks perfect Italian. Gabriella’s grandfather was one of many Italian immigrants who chose the United States to look for work and luck. Even the groom’s mother, although she’s grown up in the U.S., has lived many years in Italy, and features an enviable mastery of the language.
Thanks to them and the warmth of many other guests, I had the impression of being in a big family. Rarely have I felt so sympathetic of a destination wedding and I take this opportunity to thank the couple and their beautiful families.… read more...
Of all the wedding venues in Florence, the Castello di Vincigliata is undoubtedly the most scenic. Perched on a hill near Fiesole, the castle offers newlyweds and guests a breathtaking view, areas set up for every part of the ceremony and the wedding reception, an atmosphere that is not easily forgotten.
Today’s couple has organised the wedding right here. The spouses got ready in Villa Fiesole, an elegant hotel at a short distance from the castle. The ceremony took place inside the cloister. The bride and groom exchanged vows and wedding rings under an arch of flowers, in front of their excited guests.
I took the traditional photographs with families and couple portraits inside the castle property. Although the scenery in the surrounding area is lovely, the venue offers many beautiful spots, perfect for wedding photos. The groom had also hired a Fiat Cinquecento, thanks to which I could take some funny pictures.… read more...
More and more foreign couples choose a symbolic ceremony for their Wedding in Italy.
The reasons are many. First of all, foreigners are frightened by the Italian bureaucracy (and how not to be). A symbolic ritual has no legal or religious value. Each couple organizes the necessary documents for marriage in their country of birth more easily ; they are papers to sign and nothing more. But the thrill of Marriage? The magic?
Here enters the symbolic wedding. Given that you can celebrate it almost anywhere, why not choosing one of the many beautiful locations in Italy? In this way, each couple will arrange the wedding ceremony how and where they want.
The symbolic ceremony allows the couple to schedule every detail, from the length of the ceremony, in the presence or absence of a celebrant, the background music to the whole spectacular context of the event.
Friends and families of the couple will be able to actively participate in the ceremony, reading letters, poems or personal dedications to newlyweds.… read more...
Not only princes and princesses: nowadays always more couples decide to say the fateful eYes among the walls of an ancient castle.
Italy and Tuscany are rich in medieval suburbs that praise these magnificent wedding venues: majestic structures, solid walls, and crenelated towers, are just some of the characteristics that take away the lovers’ hearts. Be guided by an expert photographer to discover the best Tuscany wedding castles.
Besides this, there’s all the atmosphere of an almost magical scenery, which will make the wedding the absolute protagonist of a real and proper fairytale.
What to say then of their historical value? What’s more spectacular than dining in halls with high ceilings, looking at precious frescos and tapestries and walk on ancient stones and marbles?
Without saying that, for us wedding photographers, there are plenty of backgrounds and spots to take beautiful photos…. try to believe!
Top Tuscany Wedding Castles in Italy
The job as a photographer of marriage, though exhausting, is also very rewarding.… read more...
Florence is one of the most popular destinations in Italy for the planning a wedding abroad.
It’s no surprise that many couples choose the capital of Tuscany to organize their wedding. Florence has always been one of the most loved and well-remembered destinations by tourists from all around the world who have spent here a few days off or a period of study. The Beauty of the Duomo, the stone streets of the old town, the romantic sunsets of Piazzale Michelangelo, with the sun setting behind Ponte Vecchio and the Arno are just some of the attractions that the city offers to its visitors.
If getting married in Florence is your dream, the city presents everything you need to plan and customize your Italian wedding. Would you like to exchange vows and wedding rings outdoor on a terrace with a view at sunset, with the sound of a violin in the background?… read more...
Choosing the ideal location is one of the most difficult decisions to make when planning a wedding in Florence?
Old villas surrounded by flower gardens, fairytale castles or luxury hotels? If you’re looking for a place for the reception, or the symbolic ceremony, there are so many places that you will want to get married again! How to evaluate the best, for yourselves and your guests?
One of the criteria to be taken into consideration is the view.
Florence is famous because it is surrounded by hills, that painters and architects used to get the inspiration for their best works.
Piazzale Michelangelo, the most beautiful panoramic terrace, is assaulted at sunset from lovers. Often for unforgettable wedding proposals! It is not uncommon to see married couples walking the streets of the hill with vintage cars to take pictures while taking advantage of the beauty of the landscape.
Organizing a wedding in the beauty of Florence will blow your mind, your family’s and your guests’. … read more...
I’ve already given you a foretaste of this amazing couple, Francesca and Filippo. I met these two funny guys from Florence during their engagement session in the park.
The two fiancées have chosen to celebrate their wedding in winter, at the beginning of December, in the magnificent Casttello di Vincigliata. Maybe someone, reading about it, will be surprised and think: Getting married in winter? Why? Well, you might change your idea: take a look at the pictures and be impressed by the incredible atmosphere of this marriage.
The ceremony was held in the church of San Martino in Maiano, a few steps from Fiesole and Florence. Francesca was gorgeous in her long dress with a gracious old time veil. Not even the cold was able to stop her enthusiasm. Filippo was a real gentleman: smiling, attentive, smart. Needless to say.
We’ve taken pictures with them until late evening, encouraged by their will and energy.… read more...
It’s not surprising that it’s always been the perfect place to fall in love, maybe walking hand in hand on Ponte Vecchio or witnessing the sunset in Piazzale Michelangelo. Many couples from all over the world decide to crown their dream of love under the Tuscan Sun.
Florence: the City of the Renaissance, the cradle of history and art; Florence and Tuscan countryside, full of atmosphere and emotions; Florence, a romantic terrace on the hills of Chianti.
A Wedding in Florence
Imagine yourselves looking at the historical beauties of the city and then, suddenly, getting lost in the most hidden streets, among the ancient doors and the most exclusive shops.
Guided by an expert Florence Wedding Photographer, it will be a pleasure to roam around and being photographed without even noticing it. The photos you’ll have will be outstanding. The warm colors of the county seat, monuments of the Renaissance on the background, but also the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, if you want to leave for a couple of hours the most beaten tracks of the city.… read more...
And they lived happily ever after! This is the right end of every well-respected love story: the prince and the princess celebrate their wedding in a beautiful castle and are ready to start a brand new life together.
This kind of things, anyway, don’t happen only in the world of fairytales: castles do really exist, and many of them have decided to open their antique doors to the couples who desire to fulfil a dream.
Not only princes and princesses: there are always more couples who choose to get married among the walls of an ancient castle. Tuscany and Florence are full of medieval hamlets where great venues are host majestic buildings, thick walls and crenellated towers, are just a few of the characteristics that make the future newlyweds fall in love. Many of them can host real civil weddings: you only need to search a little bit to have the ceremony held in a suggestive background and make friends and relative speechless.… read more...
Many people think that the photographs of the wedding are only static images and quite often gone out of fashion. My goal is to destroy this myth and take my wedding photos in a completely different way.
I always try to live all the love that’s in the couple and this is mostly visible from their spontaneous and natural gestures. Also, I want that the bride looks like a real model on the magazines.
I do my best because every single photograph returns the memory of a special day.
I’m lucky because Italy is a great place to live. For what concerns the photography, there are soooo many spots for taking lovely pictures here!! For instance, Venice has the canals, of course, so if you’re looking for some images around the water, that might be your best choice. Talk with your photographer to get great tips for your wedding pictures, no matter what Italian city you choose.… read more...