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Destination Wedding Tuscany

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. 

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International Wedding at San Galgano Abbey

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International Wedding at San Galgano Abbey

Among the many beautiful locations for civil ceremonies in Tuscany, the Abbey of San Galgano holds a special place in my heart. It is located in Chiusdino, a few kilometres from Siena, in a charming and deserted area. It is a former Cistercian abbey, whose roof collapsed in the past centuries. And that’s precisely what gives the abbey an endless charm. Millions of tourists visit this attraction every year.  Some of them decide to get married right here. This is the case of this beautiful German-Italian couple. The spouses got ready at  the estate of Bichi Borghesi, in Scorgiano. An ancient ruined and charming property,  that offers its guests rooms and apartments immersed in nature, a riding school and a fabulous red wine produced by local vineyards. Any wedding photographer could not be happier to photograph in these two beautiful venues. After the civil ceremony, in fact, I pictured the newlyweds inside the Abbey, along the aisles and between the columns in stone.… read more...

English Wedding at Borgo Stomennano

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English Wedding at Borgo Stomennano

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...

Church Wedding at La Certosa

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Church Wedding at La Certosa

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...

Glamorous Pre Wedding Venice

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Glamorous Pre Wedding Venice

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...

Wedding Four Seasons Florence

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Wedding Four Seasons Florence

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...

Venice Pre Wedding Photo shoot

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Venice Pre Wedding Photo shoot

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 euphoric. 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...

Katharina and Christoph, a chic wedding in Forte dei Marmi

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Katharina and Christoph, a chic wedding in Forte dei Marmi

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...

Russian wedding at Hotel Danieli in Venice

Russian wedding at Hotel Danieli in Venice

Every time we go back to Venice, it’s still like the first time. The Venetian city always offers new and unique glimpses, especially for the wedding photo sessions. It could be the water, the people who live there or just the atmosphere. We love it and we never lose the chance to dedicate a little part of the day to take a look and walk around the streets of the city. We got the opportunity to come back there thanks to a Russian couple. Polina and Yuri decided to celebrate their wedding in Venice. The two got ready at the Hotel Danieli, right in front of the lagoon. The hotel is striking, extra luxury Venetian style; big arch glass doors are spaced out by lovely terraces overlooking the hall; the walls, covered by precious damasks from the Far East, are the perfect background for baroque furniture. Polina, whom we didn’t have the pleasure to meet before, appeared in all her beauty.… read more...

Pale Pink and Grey Wedding in Cortona

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Pale Pink and Grey Wedding in Cortona

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...

Borgo di Castelvecchio Wedding

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Borgo di Castelvecchio Wedding

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...

Classic Vincigliata Castle Wedding

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Classic Vincigliata Castle Wedding

The most classic wedding in Florence could not exist without the beauty of the Vincigliata Castle as a venue. Built entirely of stone, the castle is located in Fiesole, in a panoramic position, surrounded by olive groves and lush wild countryside. After seeing it, this couple decided to receive their guests here on the occasion of the wedding reception. But let’s take a step back. They got ready, together with their families and friends, at the Fattoria Il Milione, entirely occupied by the wedding guests. They met in the centre of Florence for the Catholic ceremony that was celebrated in the ancient Church of All Saints. A rich, opulent church and a stone’s throw from the River Arno and the sights of the Tuscan city. I took their pictures right there, among the artistic beauties of the historic centre. After a few photos in Piazzale Michelangelo, with a view of the city in the background, the couple reached their friends and family at the Vincigliata Castle.… read more...

Elopement at Villa Vignamaggio

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Elopement at Villa Vignamaggio

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...

Spring Florence Wedding at Villa Castelletti

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Spring Florence Wedding at Villa Castelletti

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...

Now Larimar Punta Cana Wedding

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Now Larimar Punta Cana Wedding

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...

Romantic Tuscany Elopement

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Romantic Tuscany Elopement

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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Cinque Terre Wedding in Monterosso

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Cinque Terre Wedding in Monterosso

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...

Asya Premier Suites Boracay Wedding

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Asya Premier Suites Boracay Wedding

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...

Stylish Wedding at Capannelle Winery

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Stylish Wedding at Capannelle Winery

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...

Gorgeous Indian Villa Cora Wedding

Gorgeous Indian Villa Cora Wedding

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...

Tuscan Wedding At Pieve a Pava

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Tuscan Wedding At Pieve a Pava

Surrounded by the gorgeous and uninhabited countryside of Val d’Orcia, there are many charming farmhouses. The relaxed lifestyle, the historical background, flower-filled gardens, the Slow Food and good wine make these facilities perfect for relaxing holidays. The love for the authentic and true things of life is breathed in every spot; the affability and kindness of the owners make them perfect for all kinds of events, including weddings. In fact, more and more couples, from all over the world, choose these farmhouses as a location for their celebration. Often this is also a great opportunity to have a short holiday with family and closest friends. If this is what you’re looking for, Pieve a Pava is the ideal venue. The property is located in the hills of Asciano and San Quirico d’Orcia, in one of the most interesting areas of Tuscany. Far from busy roads and surrounded by wild nature, this guesthouse is the perfect place to organise rustic chic styled weddings.… read more...

Garden Wedding at Poderi Arcangelo

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Garden Wedding at Poderi Arcangelo

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...

Chianti Wedding at Villa Il Poggiale

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Chianti Wedding at Villa Il Poggiale

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...

Conti di San Bonifacio Wedding

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Conti di San Bonifacio Wedding

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...

Florence wedding at Villa di Maiano

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Florence wedding at Villa di Maiano

The bride and groom of today, although they are 100% English, have lived in the UAE for several years now. Their wedding was the occasion to meet once again family and friends who live far away. What better location than Florence to do this? They, 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. Tuscany is rich in villas and castles where you can organise a wedding. However, if you want a Catholic wedding in an ancient villa, you should know that very few facilities are lucky enough to have the church on the property. The choice is even harder if you’re looking only in the province of Florence. The bride and groom of the day celebrated the religious ceremony inside the beautiful Church of San Martino in Maiano.… read more...

Timeless La Badia Orvieto Wedding

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Timeless La Badia Orvieto Wedding

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...

Intimate Torre di Bellosguardo Wedding

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Intimate Torre di Bellosguardo Wedding

Today we talk about a trend that is spreading very quickly: the elopement. What is it? The elopement is nothing more than a romantic runaway, during which the wedding between two lovers is celebrated. Tradition has that everything is organized in secret; even the parents should be unaware of intentions of the spouses. Although the elopement has lost much of the original meaning in recent years, more and more couples choose to get married in this way. April and Andy chose Florence for their wedding. Put yourself in the shoes of these two Americans who organize the wedding in Italy … is there a better destination than Florence as a background for photos? April and Andy chose the Torre di Bellosguardo, an exclusive resort on a hill, for ceremony and festivities. Those who have visited Florence knows that capital of Tuscany is surrounded by many hills from which you can enjoy a magnificent panorama so that, on the clearest days, you can see the distant sea.… read more...

Garden Wedding at Villa Le Piazzole

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Garden Wedding at Villa Le Piazzole

Every year, I portray dozens of couples from all over the world around Europe. This is the first time I have the pleasure of photographing a couple from Costa Rica and their beautiful wedding at Villa Le Piazzole in Florence. The bride, who’s been forever deeply in love with  Italy, couldn’t help but choose Florence as the location for her wedding. So she left  Costa Rica with a few family members to spend some relaxing days in the Florentine countryside. Right here is Villa Le Piazzole. Surrounded by rows of olive trees and cypresses, the villa has an enviable location, overlooking Florence and the surrounding hills. Is less than 10 minutes away from the major attractions of the Tuscan city and offers its guests relaxation, privacy and a stunning swimming pool with a view. Both the bride and the groom got ready inside the rooms of the villa. The ceremony took place in the garden where the wedding planner Alessia and the florists have created a pretty enchanting setting.… read more...

Boho Wedding Agriturismo Podere Bellaria

Boho Wedding Agriturismo Podere Bellaria

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...

Faboulous Wedding at Villa di Liliano in Chianti

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Faboulous Wedding at Villa di Liliano in Chianti

Villa di Liliano is one of the most beautiful locations I’ve visited this year. It is an ancient Medici villa, lost in the Florentine countryside, among wild fields and olive groves. It is precisely here that the couple of the day celebrated their wedding. They got ready at the Hotel St. Regis, in the historic centre of Florence. The groom joked around until the last minute with his groomsmen, before putting on his beautiful black suit; the bride was aided by her sister and mother to wear the dress and the bridal veil. They gathered in the garden of the Villa di Liliano, where the groom gazed excited at her as she walked down the lawn towards him. They exchanged vows and rings just before sunset on a warm summer day. Later on, the spouses and families have toasted to their union with the local limoncello, always in the garden. I portrayed the couple inside the villa property, in the most charming and lovely spots.… read more...

International Wedding at Castello di Vincigliata

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International Wedding at Castello di Vincigliata

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...

Villa Pitiana Wedding

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Villa Pitiana Wedding

It is always a pleasure to return to Villa Pitiana to shoot a wedding. This wedding venue is one of the most suggestive in the countryside of Florence. Villa Pitiana is located in Donnini, on the hills surrounding Florence, very close to Reggello. It is a large manor house, built in 1200 that can accommodate large and intimate weddings. Villa Pitiana, besides numerous rooms for the newlyweds and guests of the event, also has big gardens and panoramic terraces outdoor, and ancient halls indoor. Each step of the marriage is customizable, thanks to an excellent wedding planner that the Villa offers to the couples. Also, Villa Pitiana might be the perfect place for a marvellous honeymoon. Christie and William fell in love with the villa at first sight and decided to organise their destination wedding here in Tuscany. Villa Pitiana has been the meeting place for friends and families, coming from various countries of the world.… read more...

Portofino Wedding at Hotel Splendido

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Portofino Wedding at Hotel Splendido

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...

Traditional Tettuccio SPA wedding

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Traditional Tettuccio SPA wedding

If you are planning your wedding in Tuscany from abroad, it is likely that you have not seen even half of the possible venues. And, it is very likely that the one you have chosen is not the one that suits you most. A Tettuccio SPA Wedding is the best example that I can use as evidence. Surely you know that the choice of venue is the most critical thing after the choice of a partner with whom you will spend the rest of your life. There is nothing worse than a bad venue to ruin a memorable event. How? Have you ever attended a wedding under the rain? You decided to get married in Italy because of its wonderful and mild climate you’d never want it to happen. But, in the unlikely event that it was to rain, is your venue equipped to handle this? For this reason, a right venue is the first fundamental choice when designing a memorable wedding, especially for those couples who are planning a wedding from abroad. … read more...

Garden Villa Grabau Wedding

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Garden Villa Grabau Wedding

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...

Courtney + Nick | Wedding in Umbria

Wedding in Castello di Borgia: Courtney and Nick

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...

The best places for civil ceremony in Tuscany

the best venues for civil rite in Florence, Lucca and Versilia

The best places for civil ceremony in Tuscany

Maybe you don’t know that Tuscany is very rich in churches. Whether they are Romanesque, Baroque or modern, most of them are ideal for moving and touching ceremonies, in a setting full of charm and history. The same cannot be said for civil ceremonies. The rite of the civil wedding is short, cold and unexciting. The setting where it takes place, which usually is the town hall, is unattractive. Who doesn’t dream a civil wedding on a beach, with the sound of the waves in the background? Or in a garden of a grand Italian villa with relatives and friends? Although some town halls of Tuscany are kept in an excellent way,  wouldn’t be nicer to have a civil service outdoors? Since a few years, you can have civil ceremonies in unique places, such the gardens of the most beautiful historical villas of Tuscany. These places are perfect because: the civil rites celebrated in Italy are valid internationally.… read more...

Wedding Relais La Costa

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Wedding Relais La Costa

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...
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