What could two photographers from Tuscany ever know about the planning a wedding? Well, actually a lot more than you might think. First of all, we are newlyweds (here’s the prove, our pictures!), and then, like so many of our couples, we know what it means to untangle among suppliers and coordinate many different professionals of the wedding industry.
Although we knew a lot of catering, flower designers, musicians, and why not, celebrants, we had to struggle hard to find the perfect ones for your special day.Read more!
These blog posts are dedicated to all the couples who dream about getting married and planning the perfect wedding.
Beauty is in the path, so in the research and creation of a style and a thread that is unique, from the bridesmaids dresses to the deejay. Organizing such an event requires at least one year of hard work, and let me tell you that you really need this entire amount of time. If you’re lucky enough to have clear ideas, you can organize your wedding spending the right amount of money and in a short time.
Planning a wedding is taste, style and personality.
The choice of color, floral arrangements and music depends on who you are and what you like. Do you want a shabby chic wedding between the hills and cypress trees in Tuscany? Or do you prefer a wedding on the beach and the reception near the sea? As for the choice of a pair of shoes to wear, a wedding can be tailored. Whether you have a high budget or not, you can achieve the desired results by following but few essential tips.
From wedding dresses to the sale of paper invitations , in this industry competition is very high and the search for the lowest price led many sellers to create fake offers. Always be wary of low cost.
Thanks to this wedding tips, you’ll know more than your wedding planner!
On this page you will find:
the best suppliers in Tuscany
recommendations about the optimization of the wedding
review of professionals of the industry
photos of the best locations for weddings
exclusive interviews with trusted partners
advice on the best blogs and the best resources on the net
If all this is not enough, we have to show you tons of weddings’ photographs , obviously taken by your favorite photographers. Be inspired by the beauty of our brides and our portfolio. Take inspiration from the best villas and the most beautiful castles in Tuscany. We will be happy to help you plan the wedding that fits you.
Florence is one of the most popular destinations in Italy for the planning a wedding abroad.
It’s no surprise that many couples choose the capital of Tuscany to organize their wedding. Florence has always been one of the most loved and well-remembered destinations by tourists from all around the world who have spent here a few days off or a period of study. The Beauty of the Duomo, the stone streets of the old town, the romantic sunsets of Piazzale Michelangelo, with the sun setting behind Ponte Vecchio and the Arno are just some of the attractions that the city offers to its visitors.
If getting married in Florence is your dream, the city presents everything you need to plan and customize your Italian wedding. Would you like to exchange vows and wedding rings outdoor on a terrace with a view at sunset, with the sound of a violin in the background?… read more...
We cannot imagine how Julien Moore felt when Matthew Mc Conaughey has called her on stage to give her a well-deserved Oscar. After so many years of hard work, the dream of a lifetime and the culmination of a career has materialized in front of her eyes. Intense and deep emotions. Stuff that makes your legs shake.
For wedding photographers, there are no Oscars. There are several prizes, of many associations and web sites born in recent years for wedding photojournalists. But for the one of us looking for beauty and femininity, there are no awards.
However, before being wedding photographers, we are fashion photographers and the dream of life is called Vogue.
We do not know how it feels to win an Oscar, but we can tell you how we felt when we heard that our photos were out on Vogue Sposa – Vogue Brides in Italy. We ran to the newsstand to grab the last number, and find that indeed it was true.… read more...
Planning a Cinque Terre Elopement or wedding proposal means choosing one of the most poetic and romantic places in Italy for the most important moments of your lives. Be guided by an expert photographer to discover the best places for Cinque Terre Wedding Photography!
If you love Italy and the sea, there is nothing better than this charming Ligurian coast. Historical, spectacular multi-colored villages, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, nestled between rocky outcrops and steep cliffs that are perched on the coast, terraced hills where world famous vineyards triumph.
These are the Cinque Terre in Liguria: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.
The Cinque Terre are the place of pleasant honeymoons. They are often a little-known destination. Because unexpected, it remains in the hearts of many couples who spend a few days here relaxing on the seaside.
We often suggest Cinque Terre to our clients for their photo shoots, but which ones are most suitable?… read more...
Growing up in Italy can be a misfortune.
Walking every day among masterpieces of art and architecture is one of the greatest advantages of living in Florence.
As Italians, we often forget about this beauty because we see it every day. I always thought that Japanese and Americans were very lucky, because they can enjoy an incredible artistic heritage during a few days of vacation, taking the best of it and dreaming to come back soon to see what they missed.
The story of this photograph cannot do without this premise. Because it is thanks to Kirsty and Kevin and their beautiful elopement in Florence that I understand what it’s like to spend your wedding day in the midst of so much beauty. After seeing numerous wedding proposals, this was the first time I had to photograph an elopement.
Florence is the perfect location for a romantic elopement.
The couple, who have come all the way from Australia, have planned their wedding from home in every single detail.… read more...
A make-up artist is forever.
I take inspiration from the fantastic advertisement of De Beers to introduce this nice interview with one of the smartest wedding make-up artist Tuscany: Silvia Gerzeli.
For a wedding photographer, the competence of the Make Up Artist is crucial. We’ve talked about this last year, but we want to emphasize the main points.
Why a wedding makeup artist Tuscany?
A well made-up and coiffed bride is a beautiful bride, who sees and feels herself beautiful. A nice dress is not enough if the make-up is not well done . The result will still be mediocre.
A good make-up is the basis for good photos. Photo retouching can remedy some flaws, but definitely will surely enhance a well done job.
Besides being an excellent professional, Silvia is appreciable even from a human point of view. She keeps brides quiet in a complicated moment as that before the ceremony.… read more...
How to share Pinterest Board with one person?
This is the question that millions of people ask every day. Why? Simply because Pinterest is one of the most beautiful social networks around , certainly the most immediate and easy to use. Everyday day it helps 70 million people to connect worldwide.
Pinterest is a visual social network. On Pinterest you can save the pictures you find around the web and organize them into virtual folders, accessible by all devices, including smartphones and tablets.
The real revolution is that the geographical borders and language barriers vanish. You do not need to know many languages to follow or be followed by foreigners because Pinterest is based solely on the images.
How can you use Pinterest?
If you’re planning your wedding, you know Pinterest very well and you know how it can help you.
A practical example. This is my profile for weddings in Tuscany where I saved the most interesting images that I found on the web.… read more...
Thanks to all the beautiful women he met, he would have some problem in the choice of his sweetheart! But if James Bond was about to get married, I’m sure he would consider Eloping in Tuscany to do that!
It is no coincidence that almost all the films in the series of 007 are partly set in Tuscany. No place in the world, in fact, offers a variety of landscapes as rich and varied. The beautiful Eva Green or Halle Berry would not think twice about saying Yes in Italy to spend their honeymoon here, between art and rolling hills.
Eloping in Tuscany
Although on one hand bureaucracy is particularly troublesome, and it ‘s hard to plan a civil marriage abroad, the symbolic ceremony is the easiest thing to arrange in Tuscany. In addition to beautiful sceneries, there’s everything you could want for a romantic getaway: good food, art, sweet life, culture and relax.… read more...
You surely have already heard about this before! If you are familiar with wedding photographers or photography enthusiasts, you already know in depth what I’m talking about.
Imported a few years ago from the US, the engagement session is nothing more than a photo shoot that takes place sometime before the wedding. The goal is taking lovely couple portraits to celebrate that special moment before the wedding, when the couple is deeply in love and excited!
There are many benefits of taking engagement pictures. They can be done almost anywhere and anytime. On the other hand, it is the first and most important way to establish a relationship between the couple and the wedding photographer, which can understand the expectations, the desires, and the feelings of the couple.
It’s always nice to meet new couples in love, know where they met and fell in love with each other, what are their dreams and how they feel in front of the camera.… read more...
The dress is chosen. Earrings, veil and the latest accessories too. What’s a bride missing to truly be the undisputed muse of her wedding? A pair of shoes. Yes, the bridal shoes, to be precise. Those with personality and character. Those which once worn , will have your friends say: Wow. How beautiful!
Yes, because you will be under the eyes of everybody. And although the ladies will love to converse about your wedding dress, even men, in their simplicity, will have to notice you in the midst of all the other women present at your wedding. Shoes are the royal accessory, one upon which, both girls and boys, will lay their eyes immediately.
… a lot of bridal shoes!
I’m looking for a pair of comfortable shoes for my wedding …
Oh, no, my dear! The main feature of the wedding shoes must be beauty, not comfort.
Sure, if you can find them comfortable as well, hats off but, you know, comfort is inversely proportional to beauty and, often, even to the price.… read more...
Why a post about Wedding Hotel Florence? Although I find it rather strange, many people do not like summer. Some complain that it is too hot, others suffer from allergies, and others like the snow. Also in the field of weddings, there are those who prefer to get married in winter or autumn.
I noticed that the grooms especially make this request. A lot of them do not like the idea of wearing shirt, vest and jacket to go out in July, and want to feel absolutely comfortable and be stylish. For the brides it is exactly the opposite but, while she can wear a shawl, he cannot possibly take off the jacket. Chapeau!
The extremes of the season of weddings, which in Tuscany is from May to October, are ideal for a weddings al fresco . The colors of the countryside range from the spring green to the coppery red of the winter fields.… read more...
One of the great satisfactions of being a wedding photographer is to be requested also by colleagues and suppliers. In addition to having photographers as clients, we also had wedding planners among our most beautiful brides. That’s how I met Sabrina from White Wedding & Events. Her wedding with Andrea, celebrated at the Antica Fattoria di Paterno two years ago, is something I still remember with affection and pleasure, to the genuine emotions and the nice atmosphere we felt.
To become a wedding planner you must have been brides. Why? Because otherwise it is impossible to fully understand what is behind the organization of a wedding. Sabrina did. Her wedding was only the beginning of a career full of satisfaction. If I think of a wedding planner in Pistoia, Sabrina is the first I would entrust my wedding to.
Top Wedding Planner Pistoia
Sabrina’s passion for weddings is immense. You can see it in the care that she dedicated to her website and the beautiful Pinterest profile, up to date with the latest fashions and the latest trends.… read more...
Queen Elizabeth, if for once could not be subject to the strict rules of the British royal protocol, would not doubt. Could she come back, instead of the veil, she would wear a wedding fascinator with veil. After all, it is thanks to her that the world has rediscovered the beauty of the headgear with personality and style!
The fascinator is the must-have accessory of the moment. It makes the brides of the 5 continents crazy for its impish character halfway between sporty style and 30s’ fashion. Two styles light years away from each other but it is nice to find them in this eclectic and versatile headgear. If you are hunting for inspiration for the accessories of your wedding, this little hat with veil is exactly what you need.
Why a wedding fascinator with veil?
Perfect for all the ceremonies… and for wedding photos!
It is often considered by those looking for a retro look and a good reason to give up the veil.… read more...
In Italy, it is called lovers’ getaway. There could not be a more romantic name to define what in the Italian language does not have a precise definition. Two words: Italy elopement.
The one famous in the 60s and 70s, when lovers from South-Italy, who did not accept the marriage arranged by their families, flee to the north, trying to build a life after a rapid rite celebrated in haste.
In 2015, many things have changed. The elopement has become a recurring thought in all those couples who are looking for a different way to celebrate a wedding; something that is more intimate, something to live almost privately, something that might be also the occasion for a great honeymoon.
Why eloping abroad?
The elopement is nothing more than a wedding where there is no one else but the couple and the celebrant. And, of course, the photographer.
But what are the real benefits of an Italy elopement?… read more...
There are moments in the professional career that should be celebrated, because they represent significant achievements after years of work and sweat.
Facibeni Photography is now in the Little Black Book, the list of highly-recommended vendors by Style Me Pretty. In essence, the best professionals in the field of marriage. Here’s the page.
Style Me Pretty is the reference point of inspiration for millions of couples worldwide. 18 million visits monthly say a lot about the importance of this famous blog. Each supplier of the Little Black Book has been selected through a process lasted for months. Motivations, skills, professionalism and enthusiasm were evaluated, through long questionnaires and telephone interviews with their American recruiters.
A heartfelt thank goes to all couples who until now have supported and sustained us. Thank you for your smiles, your emotions, for your unshakable confidence in us.
We want to dedicate this award to you and all the beautiful couples who will accompany us in the coming years.… read more...
It is not the first time that we treat the topic bridal shoes: we have already said that this accessory is definitely an important part of the look of the bride, necessary to make her feel comfortable and cool at the same time.
The perfect wedding shoes will make you feel safe and beautiful, and this is important to be a real star on your wedding day. We have already mentioned the most famous brands regarding the field of weddings, and of the bride in particular, talking about those brands like Jimmy Choo and Louboutin, that have become a must for any girl who likes fashion and all its facets.
Not just one designer Wedding Shoes… but 5!
Today we want to talk of five designer wedding shoes that are not very well known, but of high quality and really fit to be considered for their bridal collections.
Attention, this list is not a list of the cheapest brands of wedding shoes, in fact, we simply list the names of designers less known in the wedding industry, or even that you did not know to have a collection dedicated to “fashion Cinderellas“.
… read more...
Have you ever watched a secular tree? The similarities between this extraordinary creature and a deep love relationship are really varied. It is no coincidence that in all religions of the world, the figure of the tree is often used as a metaphor within the scriptures.
One of the wonderful fortunes of getting married in Tuscany is that almost every villa chosen for the reception has a beautiful garden. Inside, you will find some of the most beautiful secular trees of all Italy.
I can think of, for example, the beautiful yellow fiels of San Gimignano. Or the secret garden of the Antica Fattoria Paterno in Chianti.
So, why not using them to create beautiful wedding portraits?
The problem of wedding portraits
Often we wedding photographers, driven by the enthusiasm and high expectations that the couple and their families are placing on our work, try to create the best pictures ever.… read more...
You can see it in their eyes.
When you talk to them, just married, while walking along the stone streets of the city center. Tens of loving couples remain fascinated by Florence during a trip or a vacation. Some of them come back to celebrate their wedding in the beautiful Tuscan city. And every time it is always the same story: eyes light up, of beauty and charm.
The Florence Wedding Photos
You see it in the eyes of tourists, who see spouses parading as on a fashion catwalk, such is the magnificence around them. You see it in the eyes of their families, when once back at home, watch the pictures of their wedding for the first time.
Florence is undoubtedly the most beautiful city in Tuscany where to get married.
And it is one of the most beautiful cities where to take pictures in Tuscany.
Here are five places not to miss for the best Florence Wedding Photos!… read more...
Why a post about the bouquet ideas for wedding? Because from the bridal bouquet depend the fortunes of many weddings.
Any Mrs. who celebrated her wedding recently, will confirm that the choice of color and type of flowers for the bouquet has claimed countless victims within their own wish lists.
The perfect day, you also want the perfect bouquet. This is the starting point of the selection of all the floral arrangements of the wedding , whether you are talking about a centerpiece or decorations for the ceremony.
The bouquet should be taken into consideration during the selection of the wedding dress. Surely for the choice of details, such as veil, jewelry to wear, etc .. If you are thinking about the bridesmaids, here is that the bouquet should be coordinated with their bouquets, which shall never, ever be more beautiful than the bride’s one.
The best Bouquet Ideas for Weddings
Choosing the right match between the type of flower and colors is one of the most exciting parts in organizing a wedding.… read more...
Tuscany offers to whom decide to get married here stunning venues to celebrate the wedding. As wedding photographers, we cannot help but recall, among these, Florence, Siena, Lucca, but also the area of Chianti and Versilia.
Off the beaten touristic and more noble sites, there are little-known villas and historic venues in celebrating the wedding will be a unique experience for you and your guests!
All these locations have:
a place to celebrate the symbolic or civil ceremony
accommodations within the property or very close
many areas for the receptions
gorgeous backgrounds for the photo shoots
rain cover in case of bad weather
The rain cover is an essential factor in choosing a villa or a castle for the wedding. A lot of times, even in beautiful villas, bride and groom have to rent tensile structures that ruin the aesthetics of the venue. In fact, all these places have indoor areas.… read more...
In the imaginary, Tuscany is the land of vineyards and cypresses, wheat fields that stretch into the horizon and in the heat of a sunset. Millions of tourists choose the land of Michelangelo and Giotto for their holidays, among art, history, good food and wonderful tours.
Why get married in Tuscany?
Tuscany has beautiful and artistic cities, medieval villages and a stunning countryside. Couples from all over the world choose Tuscany to celebrate elopements and anniversaries, and many also choose Tuscany as their honeymoon destination.
Many couples fall in love, between white dirt roads and forest paths, others come for a wedding proposal in Florence, many others decided to organize and celebrate their wedding in Tuscany.
I am firmly convinced that Tuscany is the most beautiful location in the world where you can arrange marriages. Below you’ll find many very good reasons!
Exclusive venues for ceremonies
Tuscany offers many places where you can arrange a wedding.… read more...