Who has not dreamed of getting married at sunset on a golden beach with a few close friends present? Even if this were not your case, would you not like to organize a wedding on a hill in Tuscany, and thus have the background of Chianti in the photographs of the wedding?And if that were not enough, we are confident that a solution to suit you and your future wife will come out. Be guided by aWedding Photographer to discover the best spots places for destination wedding Tuscany.
We are fortunate to speak English and to work with customers from all over the globe. We have shot weddings in Boracay in the Philippines, and then on the other side of the world, in California! If this were not enough, we are based in Tuscany, one of the most beautiful places in the world where to organize weddings. Precisely for this reason, we know how beautiful and exciting is to plan a destination wedding around the world.
The destination wedding is a wedding held at a location not immediately reachable. It is a choice out of the ordinary and that will blow the mind of all your guests. For an American couple it could be a resort on the beaches of Versilia, a farm on the hills of Chianti or a terrace overlooking the sea in the Cinque Terre.
There is no limit to imagination. Destination is wherever your imagination arrives while dreaming the most beautiful day of your life.
Here are some of the advantages of a destination wedding:
Endless dreamy locations
Suitable for any budget
Ability to add a fabulous honeymoon
Ability to organize any type of ceremony
unforgettable photographs that you will keep forever
The destination wedding is the right choice for those looking for a special wedding, far away, with any budget.
In fact, whether your wedding is one of those in big style with hundreds of guests, or an elopement in some remote place in the world, a destination wedding will be able to fulfill your needs! Large hotels and luxury villas for weddings full of fun with friends and family; any other place for intimate ceremonies. Would you like a wedding in front of a waterfall? Why not!
You can even choose the type of ceremony that suits you best! Are you a religious person and would like a church wedding? Why not choosing a small country church in Italy to feel the embrace of the villagers and their folklore? Dreaming of a civil wedding ? Large living rooms, gardens in luxurious villas and fairytale castles are waiting to satisfy your desire to party. For every wedding you have in mind, there is a solution to celebrate away from home.
So what are the best places to plan a wedding away?
For Americans and Canadians, the most popular destinations are the Caribbean and Europe. The crystal clear sea and the warm atmosphere of the Bahamas Islands collides with the romance of the French and Italian destinations: hard to say no to a wedding in Provence or the Loire. Even more difficult if the choice falls on Tuscany, Riviera or on cities like Florence, Rome or Venice.
For people from the north of Europe, the most obvious choice is always Europe. Whether it’s a beach of Versilia or a villa in the countryside of Tuscany, Italy is able to please everyone. You could opt for an original choice, such as a wedding in the snow in the middle of winter, wearing tracksuits and snowboard. Or under the water in a large aquarium. But if you’re a traditionalist and dreaming of a classic wedding, nothing is more befitting than a beautiful art city of Europe, such as Paris, Rome, Vienna or Budapest.
Are you Asian or Indian? What better occasion to celebrate an intimate wedding in Florence and enjoy the beauty of the European capitals for the honeymoon? If you prefer the sea, you will not have to go far: the white beaches of Boracay and the Philippines are waiting for you!
A destination wedding is not bound by the seasons and the weather. You can celebrate it when you like! Even if you want to do it in winter, you can enjoy tropical locations or choose a place in the other hemisphere to wear light clothing and have the security of the sun.
Canary Islands are the ideal place for winter weddings due to their climate, which has been called the best in the world, better even than California and the Caribbean.
24 constant degrees in all seasons, very little rain and a lot of locations where you can organize the ceremony and reception of your dreams. Also for the honeymoon, the islands offer everything you need.
This category is intended as a help for couples who would like to take inspiration and organize destination weddings to remember. We hope we can help you planning a wedding from a distance.
Why a destination wedding Tuscany?
How to deal with the thousands of friends and family that we would like to invite? It will not be too demanding to ask them to move so far for the wedding?
I do believe that those who are really interested will do anything to be present at your wedding. I understand that it is particularly obnoxious to force people to leave to be present. Know that it is worth it. Tell them that, with the occasion, they will have the opportunity to visit a place they have never seen and spend a short vacation. Otherwise, take into consideration the idea of an elopement: just you two on the other side of the world. What could be more romantic?
Is the destination wedding legally valid?
If it is a civil wedding it is valid in the host country and, with the help of the consulate, also in yours. In Italy many professionals are involved in preparing the papers and avoid Italian bureaucracy. The wedding is valid at international level.
If you are interested in a symbolic ceremony that has civic value, you could sign the papers before you leave or just returned home. You would avoid the risk of bureaucratic problems in the host country.
How can I plan a wedding in the details at a distance? Since I cannot be there until a few days before, how can I be sure that everything will be fine?
What I have said for civil weddings and papers also applies to the organization. Wherever you go, a wedding planner will be helpful in planning in general or only for some essential services. Some selected locations offer all-inclusive stress-free packages.
Doing everything by yourself is convenient in the case of an elopement and a wedding with a few guests.
If not, preparing everything in the last few days could get you weary and delete that good feeling of magic that is created before an important event.
If you need some recommendations on various vendors for the wedding, we will be happy to help you! Contact us
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...
Among the many venues for intimate weddings, one of the nicest that I have visited in recent times is the Capannelle Winery. This tiny boutique hotel is located in Gaiole in Chianti, in a fantastic location from which you can enjoy the view of the surrounding hills and the old village. The region is one of the most famous in Tuscany. The Chianti area is undoubtedly renowned worldwide for its excellent wines and its slow food. Millions of tourists flock to this place to spend a few days of quietness, enchanted by the legendary sceneries and the relaxed lifestyle.
Capannelle Winery is a luxury resort, with few rooms but large and equipped with every comfort. The property offers a stunning infinity pool and tastings of local wines, including the ones of the resort. The garden is fabulous, with a large central gazebo covered by wisteria vines that give their best in spring.… read more...
Among the many locations for weddings in Tuscany, Lucca is an original and very successful alternative! The bride and the groom are well informed of it as they chose a romantic getaway in this picturesque spot of Italy to celebrate their wedding!
Lucca is a gorgeous town that is located halfway between Florence and the sea. Surrounded by great walls, few people know it, but most of them remain intrigued by it. The centre is composed of a myriad of narrow streets that head to Piazza San Michele, where the impressive cathedral is located.
Nearby lies Palazzo Orsetti, which the bride and groom have chosen for the civil ceremony. Palazzo Orsetti is an old building, with large rooms and impressive staircases, famous for the so-called Sala Verde, where the mayor celebrates the civil rite.
After the ceremony, I photographed them during a walk through the most beautiful highlights of the town.… read more...
Among the best works done in 2015, I remember this Isola del Garda wedding. With many hopes in my mind, I leave for Villa Florida in Gardone Riviera, the hotel where the couple got ready before the wedding. Upon my arrival, I was immediately surprised. The bride was a charming and gentle girl, the kind of muse every photographer would like to portray. The groom, also good-looking, was a friendly boy and puts me at ease right away.
Their story looks like a romantic movie: they met in London. She, Russian and he, Austrian, fell for each other after a real love at first sight. Within a few months, they’ve decided to get married. What better location than Italy to do it?
Isola del Garda is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Northern Italy. This beautiful villa is located on a private island in the middle of Lake Garda, just a few minutes away by speed boat from the shores of Salò and Gardone Riviera.… read more...
Taking wedding photos at the Cinque Terre is the aspiration of many photographers. The Cinque Terre are in fact one of the most visited tourist destinations in Italy. Undoubtedly the most requested by professional photographers and enthusiasts for a holiday in the Bel Paese.
Well connected with the main Italian cities, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso are located above a strip of coast overlooking the Ligurian Riviera. These five villages are perched on the dark rock above the turquoise sea. Behind them, green hills covered with vineyards and olive trees. Although very different from each other, the houses of all the villages are painted in pastel colours.
It’s easy to meet other photographers on the paths that connect the villages, or in the most beautiful spots, as they wait for the right light to take a picture of the sunset. Having the opportunity to photograph beautiful couples on their Cinque Terre elopements fills my heart with joy and enthusiasm.… read more...
I hate weddings on the beach, especially when they are 40 degrees and I melt at the thought of going outside my studio. Julia and Paul fully understand me because, living in Dubai, they know how it feels to work in extreme conditions. And it was thanks to their Florence Wedding on the hills that I was saved from the hell of Versilia during a hot day in late August.
Why a Florence Wedding?
Julia and Paul, although they are 100% English, have lived in the UAE for several years now. Their wedding was the occasion to once again meet family and friends who live far away. What better place than Florence to do this? Julia and Paul, in fact, love Italy and its beautiful life. Wouldn’t you like to enjoy a delicious meal under the starry sky with the sound of crickets accompanying the dinner? If you were forced to live mostly indoors, you’d probably experience Italian Dolce Vita on the most beautiful day of your life.… read more...
David and Zhaleh’s wedding was celebrated in one of the most beautiful villas of Tuscany. The civil ceremony took place inside the garden of Villa Grabau, near Lucca, in a park with old trees surrounded by the tranquility of the Tuscan countryside.
This British couple, who have been living in Australia for several years now, had the opportunity to crown their dream in front of friends and family, some of whom they hadn’t seen for a long time.
The preparation of the bride took place in Villa Pitti Amerighi, in Montecatini Terme. Here, a fantastic vintage Mercedes 180 SL picked her up and she was taken her directly to the ceremony.
Villa Grabau Wedding
Cocktails and aperitifs were taken in the large garden in front of the Villa. The dinner was held on the terrace in front of the majestic limonaia under a light blue sky that turned to dark blue as evening fell.… read more...
Umbria, a Thursday in September.
I check out the reminder note I printed in the morning: ok, the address’s right. In front of me stands out the impressive Borgia Castle, a majestic building of medieval age. I’m here for a wedding that’s a bit different from the usual ones, first of all for the venue.
I am in Passignano sul Trasimeno. Bye bye Tuscany, today I stray.
The wedding will be celebrated tomorrow, but I preferred to move in advance, so I have the time to see the place and look for the best spots for photographs.
I don’t know much about Nick and Courtney, but the little I know excite me: I going to shoot the wedding of a young Canadian couple who work as….models. Oh yes!
Friday’s morning, the sun is a little shy, it’s hidden behind the clouds and mostly behind the towers of the castle, whose park is going to host the wedding ceremony.… read more...
Nestled into the Crete Senesi, the Agriturismo Podere Bellaria is a charming place where to spend a few relaxing days in Tuscany. It is located halfway between Siena and Arezzo, in a pristine and almost deserted area. In addition to a large beautiful garden, the property also offers a swimming pool and various accommodations for its guests. Not surprisingly, today’s couple has chosen to celebrate their intimate marriage here.
The bride and groom got dressed in one of the villas of the farmhouse. She wore her beautiful bohemian style dress, a floral wreath on her head and a lush, colourful bouquet, before walking down the aisle and getting next to her husband in the garden, where the ceremony took place. The spouses have exchanged vows and rings under the sun of Tuscany, surrounded by their friends and families.
Just a few moments to cool off, and it was already time for the wedding photos.… read more...
Going back to the Chianti area in September is always wonderful. The colours are the classic ones of Tuscan autumn; the vines begin to turn yellow; the leaves on the trees turn red, and the light is the warmest of the entire summer. Also, sunsets in this period are fabulous! I had the chance to enjoy all of this thanks to a Parisian couple, and their elegant wedding at Villa Il Poggiale.
Villa Il Poggiale is located in San Casciano Val di Pesa, close to Florence, nestled in the hills of the Florentine Chianti area. It is an ancient historic mansion, which houses a luxury hotel. Few rooms with all amenities make this villa one of the most exclusive residences in Tuscany. In addition to the fantastic pool, Villa Il Poggiale has a lovely terrace garden, where, during the fresh summer evenings, you can spend some time relaxing watching the sunset and enjoying the sounds and the smells of the countryside.… read more...
Please enjoy this fabulous wedding at Pieve a Pava, one of the best venues I’ve seen this year. The blessing took place in the church of the property; the reception in the garden and by the pool.
I shot the couple portraits in the Tuscan countryside. The full post will follow soon. In the meanwhile, I hope you like these photos!… read more...
For those who dream of a religious marriage, Florence offers many beautiful churches. The old town is full of ancient and beautiful churches. A real jewel instead is set in the hills around the Tuscan city: La Certosa del Galluzzo, an ancient Carthusian monastery, located in the Florence countryside.
The couple got dressed and ready in the beautiful Villa Cora, a stone’s throw from the historic centre and the artistic beauties of the city. The bride looked even more beautiful after a gorgeous make-up made by Anna Matanovic. The lipstick was perfectly in tune with the colour of the bouquets, the wedding table decorations and the favours for the guests.
The ceremony was held inside the Certosa. The bride arrived on a beautiful Bentley and climbed the stairs leading to the altar with her father, both clearly excited. Given the beauty of the ceremony and the reception, I took the first part of the wedding photo shoot at the Certosa, and some other pictures in the gardens and inside Villa Cora.… read more...
Among the many great wedding locations where to elope in Italy, Cinque Terre have to be mentioned among the most charming.
Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso; these are the names of the villages. Couples who decide to celebrate a wedding in Cinque Terre will benefit not only from the turquoise, clear waters but also from the natural setting, where the untouched nature is interspersed with vineyards, olive groves, and orchards, creating a valuable relationship between man, his traditions and this outstanding stretch of coast.
Cinque Terre are one of God’s remarkable gifts to landscape, portrait and wedding photographers. Every village provides many excellent backdrops for breathtaking photos. While they are now discovered, I see many more happy couples strolling around and kneeling down for romantic and unforgettable wedding proposal in the quieter hours of the evening.
Here you will enjoy sun, sea, wine, and pure, unadulterated Italy. Celebrating a wedding in Cinque Terre is an unforgettable experience.… read more...
Venice has always been the city of lovers. Hundreds of couples celebrate their weddings here; others choose Venice for their honeymoon or romantic holidays. In addition to this, Venice is the perfect city for exciting photo shoots. So why not combine things? Under the guise of a romantic holiday, more and more people in love catch the opportunity of a trip to Italy for a pre wedding Venice.
Anning and Victor have contacted me because they wanted spontaneous and glamorous pre wedding photos through the streets of Venice a few months before the marriage. During the last years, more and more couples have come from abroad to take this type of pictures. For those who live in America and Asia, Italy is one of the most popular destinations for pre-weddings. Be honest: what can be more romantic than portraits of the couple in love at sunset on the streets and sights of Venice?… read more...
Portofino has always been one of the most desired wedding locations in Italy. Not surprisingly, hundreds of couples from all around the world choose this village in Liguria for their wedding ceremony and reception. The wedding photographers, at least once in their life, would like to photograph a marriage there. For me, the opportunity came with Shaun and Sarah, and their Portofino wedding at the Hotel Splendido. But first things first!
Portofino is the city of La Dolce Vita for excellence. Here is Italy in miniature: a little harbour, colourful houses, the turquoise sea, stone streets, fashion boutiques alongside food and artisan shops. And many, many foreign tourists. You see them tiredly going up the paths to the Brown Castle, a fortress on the hill where you have the most beautiful overview of the entire bay.
Portofino is one of the most exclusive cities in Italy. Since the early twentieth century, it is the destination of lords, earls, celebrities and artists who spend their holidays here.… read more...
What could be more romantic than your treasured Venice pre wedding photo shoot being taken amongst a backdrop of Venice’s famous canals and bridges? Why not tell the story of a couple from Singapore, who chose, out of all of the beautiful destinations in Europe and the rest of the world, the Italian lagoon, Venice, for their pre wedding photo shoot? Maybe it is because Venice is unique? Or maybe it is because Venice offers incredible scenery for wedding photos?
When couples ask me to take their wedding photographs in Venice, I always feel very happy. Amongst many photographers in the world, thankfully I have had the chance to work in a range of fairy-tale venues. Just think about Tuscany, which is usually my battlefield. However, sometimes customers call me with a request to take their photographs in Venice. Between the engagement sessions, marriage proposals and even family portraits, during the last few years I have had more and more requests for pre-wedding sessions in the most beautiful location in Italy.… read more...
Forte dei Marmi is certainly summer location for a public that loves small seaside towns, perfect in every detail, ideal for walking and enjoying the beautiful Italian life. This small town is the focal point to visit the cities of Lucca, Pisa and Florence, but it is also famous for good restaurants, good shopping and luxury in every corner.
Right here Katharina and Christoph, two guys from neighboring Austria have decided to celebrate their wedding. When I met this couple, a few days before the wedding, I quickly realized that their wedding would have been a stylish and intimate one.
Katharina, gorgeous in a simple but elegant dress, was beaming. Beautiful in white, with a true diva behavior.
For makeup and hairstyle she chose a Mediterranean look: a low clump for the hairstyle and eyes perfectly framed. A style that I immediately loved. The groom kept up with her in an elegant suit signed Gucci.… read more...
Please see below some photos taken during a wedding at the fabulous Villa Medicea di Liliano in Chianti.
The bride and the groom got ready in Florence, before meeting each other in the garden of the villa for the blessing at sunset.
The full post will follow soon. In the meanwhile, I hope you like the photos!
Flowers by La Rosa Canina… 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...
If I were to get married again, I would seriously consider Lerici as my wedding location. This stretch of the Ligurian coast is as beautiful as little known. Frequented mainly by locals, it is one of the loveliest areas where to celebrate a seaside celebration.
The bride and the groom, from the cold Russia, have chosen Lerici among the many wedding locations of Liguria. In addition to the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, it’s been the typically Italian atmosphere that brought them here. For example, the colourful houses near the harbour, the perched castle, rustic taverns and cafes overlooking the square, the rowdy fishermen who sell fresh seafood directly on the market stalls. A lovely atmosphere! They got dressed up in a private inn in Fiascherino, surrounded by their families and close friends.
The couple portraits were taken in the morning in the center of Lerici. After the first pictures, with boats and blue water as a background, we climbed the small fishing village up to the castle, on the top of the village.… read more...
Among last year’s fantastic venues, Borgo Stomennano holds a spot in the top. I left a piece of my heart there, and I cannot wait to go back and relive another gorgeous wedding. Borgo Stomennano is located in the province of Siena, very close to Monteriggioni and its impressive castle. To reach the villa, you need to walk a grand avenue surrounded by cypresses. The old charm of the villa is still intact. Its walls are burned and yellowed by the sun, and blooming jasmine climb up the facades of the villa surrounding the old windows. The villa also offers a garden with ancient fountains and a lovely pool, plus many accommodations for couples and their guests. They can choose to spend some time inside the large central house, or in one of the many small villas of Borgo Stomennano.
This lovely English couple wanted to celebrate their wedding reception here.… read more...
Borgo di Castelvecchio is one of the most picturesque venues of the entire Tuscany. I arrived here on a very hot summer day, crossing the desolate streets and the fields burned by the sun. The view of the village was a breath of fresh air. A gate in the middle of nowhere has welcomed me and, soon after, the village showed itself in all its majesty.
Borgo di Castelvecchio is an old village restored according to a project respectful of history and territory. The old Tuscan charm has remained intact. The large central courtyard and the stylish villas are situated inside a giant property, near which there are also a panoramic swimming pool and a horse-riding school. All around, there is the view of the Val d’Orcia and the Crete Senesi. A true show, just a few minute drive from Pienza and San Quirico. The bride got dressed and got her makeup done in one of the villas.… read more...
April, in Italy, is the month of blossoming. Spring has just begun: trees and plants awaken after the long winter and begin to show the best of themselves. Colourful flowers peek out into the earlier frozen fields of Tuscany. Rain comes and, within a few hours, it gives way to blazing red sunsets. With a little luck, April is the perfect month to celebrate a wedding in Florence and surrounding countryside.
The bride and the groom are both Parisians. What better location than the French capital to organise an unforgettable wedding? Tuscany, maybe. Yes, because these lovebirds were looking for something different for their marriage. Tuscany and Villa Castelletti hit them straight in the heart.
So, having discovered one of the most beautiful venues in Florence, they began to look for a church that could hold a Catholic Mass in French for them, their families and the many guests. The choice fell on Santa Maria Delle Carceri in Prato, a 1400 building with an imposing Greek cross plan, located in the centre of Prato.… read more...
I met these two young Canadians for the first time on the occasion of the wedding proposal in the Cinque Terre. I helped Barry during the planning, and I was there when he asked Jessica to marry him. A wonderful day that I still remember with emotion. So when I was invited to photograph their wedding in the Caribbean, I did not think twice, and I just said yes. Exactly as I don’t refuse an invitation to dinner with our loved ones, for no reason at all I would have missed Barry and Jessica’s marriage.
The location of the wedding is the Now Larimar in Punta Cana. The resort, which overlooks the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, is located in the Dominican Republic, and is surrounded by palm trees, white sand and lush gardens. A real feast for the eyes! As soon as I arrived, I immediately realised that it was the perfect place for breathtaking wedding photos.… read more...
Choosing the best venue for your destination wedding in Florence takes time and patience. It’s not as easy as it might seem, especially for those who plan the wedding from abroad.
There are so many beautiful locations that can be taken into account for the big day in Italy. Tuscany and Florence are full of charming historical villas with gardens, grand entrances and magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. A good wedding planner might guide you to the best choice for you and your guests.
But if your dream is a romantic elopement in Italy, things get more complicated. Not having to handle a large number of guests, any place can be a match for an unforgettable ceremony.
Many villas and hotels for destination weddings in Florence offer terraces with views of the city and the Arno river. None of these venues, however, can provide the quality of a Four Seasons Wedding Florence.… read more...
If I say their names, Paola and Sergio, it’s easy to think that these are two Italian guys. But this lovely couple, who celebrated their Cinque Terre Wedding in Monterosso al Mare, is 100% English and lives in the most British city in the United Kingdom, that is London.
But how is this possible, given that their last name is Italian? On a beautiful day in late June, we finally solved the mystery.
The fathers of Paola and Sergio are Italian and have married two English girls, with whom they spent the rest of their lives in the UK. None of them have forgotten their origins and language; in addition to the name and surname they passed on to their children their passion for Italy, even if the latter do not speak Italian fluently. A flaw which you can pass on once you’ve met them.
Paola and Sergio are, in fact, nice people, polite and respectful: the features of our favorite clients.… read more...
Today I write this post as a photographer but mostly as a friend. I want to tell the story of a glamorous wedding on the beach in the Philippines.
Valentina and Daniele are dear friends, I have been so lucky to follow them in this adventure out of the ordinary. Usually, couples from abroad choose Europe for their big day. Now, two Italians, in love with this land, decided to celebrate their wedding on the white beach of Boracay Island.
An original choice, happily shared by few relatives and friends present at the wedding. The ingredients are the best ones for an intimate elopement: white sandy beach, crystal clear sea, palm trees and a fabulous sun. Every detail has been carefully planned, each color coordinated with the others, the flowers and the decor were just excellent.
Valentina and Daniele chose the resort Asya Premier Suite as the venue for their wedding.… read more...
Cortona is one of those towns where you cannot help but fall in love with it. Perched on the hills, Cortona is the quintessential Tuscany.
The downtown streets are delightful, full of outdoor cafes where you can spend a few hours drinking delicious wines and eating the healthy food of the area. Its many doors frame the most beautiful sunsets, with views over the surrounding fields. In short, one of the loveliest places to celebrate a wedding.
This friendly American couple was looking for an intimate and genuine wedding, surrounded by a few but real friends and family. The bride got dressed at the Villa Marsili Hotel with her sister, who was very excited! Then she reached her husband at the Town Hall of Cortona, entirely decorated with wood, where their wedding planner Simona was waiting for them. The Town Hall of Cortona is one of the most exciting venues for civil weddings in Italy.… read more...
Relais La Costa is one of the most elegant luxury farmhouses I’ve ever seen in Tuscany. It is located in Monteriggioni, near Siena and a few minutes by car from Florence. It is an old Tuscan style village renovated to perfection, with the main features that make it so charming left unaltered. It setting of on several levels, with small cottages, a terrace, and a rooftop pool.
The spouses got ready in the villas of the property. The bride has experienced the most exciting moments before the ceremony along with her maid of honour and the flower girl. The groom instead with his groomsmen.
The ceremony was held in the beautiful church of Colle Ciupi, not far from the Relais. The church is very small, in rustic Tuscan style, completely painted on the walls by Duccio di Boninsegna’s students. The photographs do not do justice to the majesty of the paintings.… read more...
Villa Vignamaggio is one of those places where you could spend an entire lifetime. It is a just renovated old Tuscan-style village near Panzano in Chianti, in one the most picturesque parts of Italy. The property offers rooms for its guests, who spend a few days relaxing in the countryside, making excursions and visiting the most famous wineries in the area. Villa Vignamaggio is also the perfect wedding venue for any photo shoot. The central house, with its pink walls in contrast with the intense green of the vegetation, is ideal for portraits. All around, vineyards, hills and silence: the ultimate dream for every wedding photographer.
This lovely Canadian couple decided to celebrate their wedding here. An intimate celebration, which was attended by the photographer, the celebrant and four talented musicians. The ceremony took place in the garden, where the bride and groom promised each other eternal love exchanging wedding rings and vows.… read more...
Villa Cora is one of the most luxurious and exclusive hotels in Florence. Organising a Villa Cora wedding is a daydream. The large baroque halls, the elegant rooms in Florentine style and the Italian garden are some of the major pros of this magnificent and antique Italian Villa.
This couple decided to crown their dream of love right here. Villa Cora was the undisputed star of the three-day marriage with Indian ritual. Hundreds of guests from around the world gathered in Florence to celebrate the union of this delightful Swiss couple.
The bride and the groom got dressed up in their rooms in the villa. The celebration took place at the Hotel Westin Excelsior, in the centre of Florence. There could be no better place for the photo shoot! I took the couple’s portraits in the most impressive spots of the city centre and the surrounding hills. Also, I made some romantic shots with the Bentley that the couple had rented for the occasion.… read more...
San Gimignano is one of the most popular destinations for Tuscany for weddings and honeymoons. Its towers, surrounded by hills and cypress trees, are one of the most famous icons of Tuscany in the world. San Gimignano is quite crowded with tourists throughout the year. The stone streets with typical shops, the atmosphere of the country village and the smell of food through the narrow streets leave an unforgettable memory in the hearts of those who visit it.
Nearby, nature shows its best. Here you can see the most beautiful sunsets of the entire Chianti area. The hills and dusty roads, lined with cypress trees on the sides, are the perfect backgrounds for great photo shoots.
Once I offered to take the wedding portraits here, Claudia and Allan have not felt the need to think twice, and just said yes.
These two cute young Brazilians got married in their home country.… read more...
Conti di San Bonifacio is undoubtedly one of the most attractive wedding venues of Tuscany. You never stop wondering! When I thought I had seen the nicest places there, here comes the chance to work in this incredible estate in the Maremma. This Conti di San Bonifacio Wedding is worth to be told! But first things first.
Conti di San Bonifacio is a wine resort located in Gavorrano, in the province of Grosseto. The area is the wildest and unspoilt of Tuscany: the paradise of every photographer. Fields in bloom and orderly vineyards accompany me along the journey on deserted roads. A gate out of nowhere welcomes me; the road begins to climb and, at last, I am in front of the impressive facade of the structure. A large arched wooden door is before my eyes. Above it, the skeleton of the head of a buffalo. I am suddenly aware that one of the strengths of the Conti di San Bonifacio is the position.… read more...
Borgo Santo Pietro, the location of today’s wedding, is located in southern Tuscany, the one with round hills and endless fields of sunflowers to admire while strolling along the long roads that run through the countryside.
A stone’s throw from the famous Abbey of San Galgano, there’s this fantastic luxury resort that Jenny and Michael have chosen as the venue for their wedding. The resort consists of a large old villa, which houses the restaurant and the reception, around which the property spreads throughout. Many smaller villas, available for guests, are along roads lined with cypress trees that lead to the large central villa. Thanks to the pool, the gardens, and the services offered, it is the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the quiet of the area. But that’s not all! Borgo Santo Pietro is ideal for a special elopement. Set off from hot Los Angeles for a travelling journey through old Europe, this couple decided to celebrate their wedding here on a warm autumn day.
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Enjoy this stunning La Badia Orvieto Wedding. Meet this beautiful couple from LA, California. Francesca’s gorgeous blonde hair, brown eyes, and unforgettable smile made her a pleasure to photograph. Together they make an unforgettably graceful and elegant pair.
Francesca’s dad emigrated from Italy to the States when he was 17, and although she still has her original Italian surname and italian citizenship, she doesn’t speak much of the language. Francesca and Tim felt that the only way to feel like he was at the wedding was to get married in his country.
This couple is 100% American, but that didn’t stop them from having their special day in the incredible landscapes of Umbria, Italy.
Many couples from all around the world choose Italy as the place to tie the knot, and it’s no surprise why. Italy is one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations on the globe.
But Umbria, which is very similar to Tuscany, is a relatively new destination for foreign weddings.… read more...
We had left them here after Gerard asked Klaudia to marry him in the beautiful setting of Monterosso, in the Cinque Terre.
After their engagement session between Manarola and Florence, we did not really think that the two future newlyweds would have asked us to be part of their big day … let alone in California!
Klaudia and Gerard chose Santa Barbara to celebrate the wedding with family and friends, a town in the middle of California, about two hours drive from Los Angeles, where the couple lives and works.
Every now and then a change of scenery is good. As soon as we arrived we were overwhelmed by a warm welcome, usually intended for distant friends that you don’t meet very often.
The wedding of Klaudia and Gerard has allowed us to take advantage of unusual scenarios and new locations, to know nice people and be part of what has been a very special day.… read more...
There are many gorgeous villas for weddings in Tuscany, suitable for intimate celebrations and elopements. Few of these can offer garden ceremonies with a view. Poderi Arcangelo is probably the most impressive among these venues, thanks to the beauty of the location and the breathtaking views.
The farmhouse is located on the top of a hill, very close to Certaldo and San Gimignano. The rustic styled villa is nestled into the surrounding landscape, made of cypress trees and vineyards, a paradise for every wedding photographer. Poderi Arcangelo has several modern-style rooms and an excellent restaurant. The real highlight is the garden with a view.
The couple of the day has chosen to celebrate their wedding here. The bride and groom have received their guests at the farmhouse. They both got dressed inside the villa. The ceremony was held on the front lawn, among the applause and the excited glances of friends and families.… read more...
Whether you see it for the first or the hundredth time, you cannot help but be enchanted by the Villa di Ulignano. It happened to me. Although I’ve visited hundreds of wedding locations, Villa di Ulignano delighted me on a beautiful October day. The same, alas, must have happened to this sweet Canadian couple who have decided to crown their dream of love in Tuscany.
Villa di Ulignano is located near Volterra, surrounded by the hills of the Chianti area. It is an ancient villa, with many rooms to receive guests and magnificent Tuscan-style lounges. The bride and the groom decided to celebrate their wedding by the pool, in the garden, in front of the sumptuous landscape of the Chianti area. A moving ceremony, under the sun of a bright autumn day.
However, the weather changes quickly in the October days. The sun was darkened rapidly by clouds swollen with rain, which did not take long to get over our heads.… read more...