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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.

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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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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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 […]

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Chic Villa Paterno Wedding in Tuscany

Chic Villa Paterno Wedding in Tuscany

A Villa Paterno Wedding is always a great experience to deal with. Returning to this beautiful residence on the hills of Chianti in the area of Empoli always puts me in a good mood. The reasons are very varied: in addition to the beauty of the colourful gardens and the structure, so belle époque, the Antica Fattoria di Paterno allows me to take exciting  photographs. It is no coincidence that this villa in Tuscany is assaulted for destination weddings from abroad. Couples in love choose it among the hundreds of beautiful villas in Chianti. So, once again, it is worth making a few kilometres to enjoy an unforgettable day. In addition to this, the couple of which I speak today, Chiara and Giacomo, is an exciting one! Must be my lucky day! But let’s  try to find out more. Chiara and Giacomo live in Tuscany. Despite this, they are always ready with a suitcase in […]

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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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Lovely Spring Villa di Catignano Wedding

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Lovely Spring Villa di Catignano Wedding

Villa di Catignano is an ancient house lost in the countryside just a few minute drive away from Siena. It is one of the most enchanting places to organise a rustic al fresco wedding. Villa di Catignano is also extremely functional, that is, it offers everything necessary for a fabulous marriage: large rooms decorated with frescoes to accommodate the spouses and their families; a lovely garden for the ceremony and the reception and finally the inner courtyard for the dinner. Even in the case of rain, Villa di Catignano can receive the guests in the rooms inside the villa, although the outside is the true flagship of the estate. These two French guys know that! In fact, they have chosen Villa di Catignano as their venue for both the ceremony and the reception. The bride got ready in one of the magnificent ancient rooms, surrounded by her closest friends and […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Winter Villa Rospigliosi Wedding

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Winter Villa Rospigliosi Wedding

We had left them in the beautiful Siena for their engagement session, and we find them back on a sunny Sunday in December for their Villa Rospigliosi Wedding. Chiara and Daniel chose to celebrate their religious wedding in Pistoia, in a church just a few steps away from the house where the bride has grown up with her family. Here we found a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the ideal for taking beautiful images of the bride getting ready. Chiara has decided to wear an elegant dress from the Atelier Le Spose di Giò, an excellent choice considering the winter season. The dress, in fact, covered her décolletage and arms; light organza on a classic shape dress, revisited with pink shades that gave this dress a touch of character. The reception was held at Villa Rospigliosi in Lamporecchio, a place that offers wide spaces also for winter dates. The beautiful atrium, above all, with frescoed ceilings and large glass doors, […]

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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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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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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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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. […]

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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 Garden Wedding at Villa Grabau

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International Garden Wedding at Villa Grabau

See you in Tuscany! Is there anything more beautiful to say to friends and families scattered around the world? He European, she Asian, living and working in London. During a holiday in Italy, they fell in love with the town of Lucca and its villas. In particular, Villa Grabau, which quickly became the venue of their wedding. The villa is located in the countryside near Lucca, surrounded by green vegetation. Reachable in a few minute drive from the centre of the Tuscan city, it is one of the most appreciated locations, thanks to the fabulous gardens and the limonaia, the winter garden. The bride got ready in one of the houses of the property, surrounded by her closest friends. She chose to meet the groom in private, along the path leading to the altar, to spend some time with him before the ceremony. The symbolic service took place in the […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Rainy Wedding at San Galgano Abbey

Rainy Wedding at San Galgano Abbey

It’s been only four years since he first met her. He met her in Florence, in a photography atelier where he had been working for a few years. She, a university student of photography about to graduate; he, an advertising photographer with a real passion for weddings. Since that February 2009 more than 1500 days have passed; they’ve spent together many lovely days, worked a lot and travelled little. So, after a holiday to the Canary Islands, they decided that it was the right time to be on the other side; putting the cameras aside, they wore the wedding dresses and, after a few months of tiring preparation, they got married at the end of May surrounded by friends and relatives. The civil ceremony took place at the Abbey of San Galgano, near Siena. Who doesn’t dream a sunny day for their wedding? That Saturday was everything but sunny. Rain, hail, 12 […]

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Cosy Lucca Wedding in the countryside

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Cosy Lucca Wedding in the countryside

If you think of Tuscany, you cannot help but consider Florence, the hills and scenery. You cannot help but see in your mind rows of cypresses and olive trees, along unpaved country roads and farmhouses in the wild vegetation. Except for some industrial areas, the entire Tuscany is so. But few people know the countryside of Lucca, which has nothing to envy to the most famous areas of the Chianti. Lucca is located exactly halfway between Florence and the ocean. It is a small town that has maintained its charm untouched. The streets of the historic centre leave millions of tourists jaw-dropping every year. You can walk and cycle through the imposing walls, and there is nothing better than a stroll in spring to breathe all its so Dolce Far Niente mood. After the first visit, dozens of couples decide to come back here and organise their wedding downtown. The […]

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