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Garden Wedding Tuscany

Is there anything more beautiful for a couplet than exchanging the long awaited “yes” surrounded by green and nature? Fortunately, it’s not only a dream: it is possible today to celebrate one’s own garden wedding Tuscany.

You must have clear ideas and look around. There always more Italian town halls letting at your disposal the parks of the historic villas in town for the celebration of the civil rite, but also many private ancient dwellings have the authorization to celebrate weddings in the garden or in the little woods close to the building. That’s a good chance for those who are tired of close places and dream about nature all around and wide open spaces, but also for your photographer who will give you pictures worth of a real fairytale.Read more!

English Villa di Lilliano Wedding

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English Villa di Lilliano Wedding

The job of a good wedding photographer is to immortalise the emotions of the day. In particular, to let people relive all that vibrant mood after years in photos. And that’s what I tried to do today, thanks to this wonderful Villa di Lilliano Wedding. Florence and Tuscany are all about the beautiful and authentic things of life. Like mild weather, nature, great food and wine. Every bride-to-be keeps it in great consideration in arranging a destinations wedding in Italy. Together with the love of families and friends, a good balance and relaxed lifestyle is the basis for a successful marriage – and for a long life! The spouses organised their wedding at the fabulous Villa Di Lilliano in Florence. This elegant venue is located just a few miles from the city centre, surrounded by hills full of olive trees and cypresses. The Villa di  Lilliano provides several areas to host ceremony and […]

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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. The ceremony […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Al Fresco Wedding in the Tuscan Countryside

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Al Fresco Wedding in the Tuscan Countryside

Oh Tuscany,  Tuscany! Among the many destinations in Europe, you are without a doubt the most attractive. I’ll never get tired of picturing you, as couples never cease to get moved while exchanging vows in front of your impressive views! It’s time for another wedding in Tuscany. The protagonists are two French guys looking for a rustic wedding al fresco, where you can breathe all the magical atmosphere of this region. The bride and the groom got ready at Podere Le Meraviglie, a nice farmhouse on the outskirts of Poggibonsi, immersed in the countryside of Siena. After a short civil ceremony in Certaldo in the morning, the couple exchanged wedding rings and vows in the garden of the farmhouse, surrounded by the families and a few close friends. Together, the newlyweds sealed a bottle of wine and two secret letters inside a box, that they will open when their love […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Fabulous Castle Wedding in Florence

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Fabulous Castle Wedding in Florence

Among the many venues for the wedding in Florence, Castello di Vincigliata is the most fascinating and attractive. The castle is immersed in a wood of large trees, just a few steps from the centre of Fiesole and a few minutes from Florence. Accessible by a narrow, winding road rising along the hill, the Florentine castle offers a unique and breathtaking view, one of the most impressive of the entire Chianti. The Castello di Vincigliata provides several areas for organising ceremonies and receptions. The most attractive is the panoramic terrace where this cute Canadian couple has exchanged promises and rings, surrounded by excited families and friends. But let’s take a step back. The bride and groom got ready at Villa Fiesole, a few minute drive from the castle, along with bridesmaids and groomsmen. Upon arrived at the venue with a limo, the nervous groom watched the bride walk with her […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Rainy Garden Blessing at Villa Le Piazzole

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Rainy Garden Blessing at Villa Le Piazzole

Villa Le Piazzole is located in Galluzzo, a small and lovely village on the outskirts of Florence, on the ancient road that leads to Siena through the Chianti hills. Villa Le Piazzole is one of the most attractive wedding venues in Florence. An Italian garden surrounds the main mansion. Inside the property, there are also a pool with a view, vineyards, dirt roads throughout the wild nature and even a small church, perfect for small intimate blessings. Villa Le Piazzole gives its best in the spring. The flowering roses climb on the ancient walls, and the warm and enveloping light gives the garden grace and colour. Even Florence and its Duomo, two steps away, seem to shine again after the long winter. Despite the rain, this American couple decided to celebrate their wedding at Villa Le Piazzole. They both got ready in a hotel in the centre of Florence. After having her […]

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Faboulous Wedding at Villa di Lilliano in Chianti

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Faboulous Wedding at Villa di Lilliano in Chianti

Villa di Lilliano 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 Lilliano, 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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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International Wedding at Antica Fattoria di Paterno

International Wedding at Antica Fattoria di Paterno

Returning to photograph a wedding at the Antica Fattoria di Paterno,  is always a lovely thing! It’s like meeting dear friends after a long time. There is always pleasant news! Since my last visit, the garden and some areas have been partially renovated. The villa, already impressive before these interventions, is now even more functional and enchanting. Villa Paterno is, without a doubt, the most beautiful villa for marriages in Tuscany. The couple of the day has different origins. Although they both live in the United States, the groom’s family is Irish while the bride’s is from the Czech Republic. Their guests arrived in Tuscany from all over the world, taking a few extra days for a vacation in Italy. The ceremony was held in the garden. Unfortunately, a few drops of rain made the wedding planner to move the setting inside at the last minute. But the newlyweds and their […]

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