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Wedding Villas Tuscany

When you’re planning a wedding in a place as beautiful as Italy, one thing to consider is wedding villas Tuscany. There are many of them, and you’ll want to find just the right one. Fortunately, Tuscany is a big region with much to see and do. There are areas of wine country, miles of rolling hills, and stone villages to admire. Be guided by an expert photographer to discover the best wedding villas tuscany to get married in Italy!

Of course, there are also areas bustling with people and shops, so you can find all sorts of different activities. Perhaps you want to be married in or near one of the old churches in the area. No matter what you decide, though, you’ll want comfort for you and your wedding party.

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...

Fabulous Isola del Garda wedding

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Fabulous Isola del Garda wedding

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...

Julia + Paul | Wedding in Florence

Florence wedding at Villa di Maiano

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Zhaleh + David | Wedding in Villa Grabau

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...

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...

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...

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...

Shabby Chic Garden Villa Bernardini Wedding

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Shabby Chic Garden Villa Bernardini Wedding

I have left the couple to enjoy their honeymoon in Boracay, the Philippines, after their wedding on the beach. However, Valentina and Daniele were certainly not easy to please. Since the seaside wedding was quite intimate, they thought why not share the joy of a garden ceremony with the ones couldn’t make the big day? Therefore, they came to the decision to have a new wedding, in front of family members and friends who couldn’t celebrate with them in person in the Philippines. The place that has been chosen for the new wedding is completely different to the first, seaside location. Villa Bernardini hosted the spouses and their guests during the whole event, from the ceremony to the cake cutting, and the memorable first dance. The civil wedding took place on a hot afternoon of July, in the central garden facing the grand facade of the villa. White chairs contrasted with the green grass, fresh flowers filled the setting, and many many tears were shed!… read more...

Faboulous Wedding at Villa di Liliano in Chianti

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Faboulous Wedding at Villa di Liliano in Chianti

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Garden Wedding at Agriturismo Le Bolli

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Garden Wedding at Agriturismo Le Bolli

Attention to detail is one of the prerogatives of every successful marriage. A thoughtful bride already has clear in her mind how her wedding will be well before it begins. She may not always be able to put up all that she’d like, but when she does the celebration is one of those to be remembered for a long time. This is the case of this beautiful ceremony at Agriturismo Le Bolli. The couple, of Italian origins but resident in London, has rented the building to spend a few days in the company of their families and friends from northern Italy. The celebration was just a part of three days of partying. The ceremony took place in the shadow of the great oak. The bride and groom promised each other eternal love in the silence broken only by the sound of a harp and by the applause of their happy guests.… read more...

Villa Di Ulignano Wedding

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Villa Di Ulignano Wedding

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...
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