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valdicastello church in pietrasanta
the church of Vicenza during a catholic mass
a moment from the church ceremony in san't agostino
valdicastello church in pietrasanta

Church Wedding Tuscany

The church wedding has always been part of the Italian tradition. From Italians’ point of view, nothing is more significant than exchanging eternal promises in front of God in a majestic church. It’s always been and always will be. From the most impressive basilicas to the small chapels lost in medieval villages, every church has a unique charm.

As a wedding photographer, but also as a Catholic, I know every single stone, every arcade or marble tale on the ground of these sacred altars. Getting married with the Catholic rite means following a project for life. And I know how important is the ritual: that’s why I always work with respect and discretion, to let the couple enjoy thoroughly every moment of the religious ceremony.

Here are some readings (plus beautiful pics) you might enjoy:

Modern Destination Wedding at Villa La Vedetta

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Modern Destination Wedding at Villa La Vedetta

When it comes to destination weddings in Italy, Florence is one of the top choices for couples and wedding planners. It is not a surprise! The beauty of the old town, the excellent location, fabulous panoramic views, good food, great wine and the relaxed lifestyle make Florence one of the favourite locations of brides and grooms around the globe. It is not surprising, then, that today’s couple chose a villa in Florence to celebrate their marriage […]

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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 […]

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Chic Forte dei Marmi Beach Wedding

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Chic Forte dei Marmi Beach Wedding

What about this Forte Dei Marmi Beach Wedding? If this was not the perfect marriage, I need to revise the definition of wedding. Thanks to beautiful lovebirds, a fairytale venue on the beach and an excellent team of vendors. But first things first. The couple of the day decided to get married on a warm Saturday of mid-September in Versilia, where they’ve been living and working for years. Like many other Italian couples, they wish a church wedding and beach reception, to enjoy […]

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Pietrasanta Beach Wedding in Versilia

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Pietrasanta Beach Wedding in Versilia

To better describe this Pietrasanta Beach wedding, it’s necessary to take a step back and tell the story of these two Tuscan guys. Carolina and Alessandro were born and raised in Tuscany, in the province of Pistoia. Here they attended the same high school, but their eyes have never met. The fate, mocking, expected that the time was ripe for them to meet. Indeed Carolina and Alessandro met in Milan, in a law firm, where […]

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Classic Monte San Savino Wedding

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Classic Monte San Savino Wedding

Every year, hundreds of families from Europe and America get to Italy. Most for tourism, but also to spend a few days off with their closest family members in one of the most beautiful countries of the world. Many of them, after the first year, come back. A few years later, they’re so deeply rooted in the villages of Tuscany that you might mistake them for locals. This could be the story of today’s bride, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Intimate Church Venice Wedding

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Intimate Church Venice Wedding

In my opinion, George and Amal Clooney didn’t really enjoy their Venice Wedding. Celebrating the ceremony indoors, under an arch of flowers leaning against a wall, when you’re in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is not the top of the world. Thinking about a wedding in Venice, there are many ideas that come to my mind! A civil ceremony at Palazzo Cavalli, for example, which is right outside the Hotel Amman. […]

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Fairytale Castle Wedding in Florence

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Fairytale Castle Wedding in Florence

Planning a wedding in Italy is a dream for every lover. Many of them have spent a period or a holiday in Tuscany or Liguria, and therefore they’ll forever keep Italy in their hearts. Others might have made their marriage proposal in Florence or Venice, and so Italy has an extraordinary meaning for them. The beauty and the relaxed lifestyle have merely enchanted others so that they want to enjoy at most all the pleasures […]

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Elegant Valle di Badia Wedding

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Elegant Valle di Badia Wedding

Valle la Badia is an ancient Tuscan villa located near Buti, not far from Pisa and its tower. The venue has all the features needed to accommodate destination weddings. In addition to beautiful apartments and charming villas, the property also offers a swimming pool to cool down on hot summer days, a total-white dining room for the bridal reception, gorgeous Italian gardens and lots of space in the greenery, within the uncontaminated nature of Tuscany. […]

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Stylish Intimate Wedding in Venice

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Stylish Intimate Wedding in Venice

Venezia is one of the places you must see at least once in a lifetime. And where to be portrayed as lovers. What could be more pleasing than taking a walk with the love of your life in such a romantic city? Venezia is, in fact, not only one of the most requested locations for marriage proposals, but it’s also the best destination for pre-weddings and engagement sessions. Every spot is the perfect backdrop for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Great Villa Valmarana Wedding in Vicenza

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Great Villa Valmarana Wedding in Vicenza

Villa Valmarana ai Nani is a beautiful house overlooking Vicenza, in Veneto, just a short distance from Venice and its beauties. Vicenza is the city of Palladio, a great Italian architect who has left his mark in most of the lovely historic centre. Even if little known abroad, Vincenza is a beautiful city, rich in art and history, and it’s worth a visit. FYI, I had never seen the venue and the town before. Now I couldn’t’ […]

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Fancy Cortina d’Ampezzo Wedding in Winter

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Fancy Cortina d’Ampezzo Wedding in Winter

Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the best known and sought after locations in Italy. Most Italian celebrities gather here during Christmas holidays, to enjoy the first snow in the shadow of the Alps. Many of them choose the Hotel Cristallo, a famous five-star resort, to spend some days in this enchanting mountain location. This is where, together with a fabulous staff, I realised this styled wedding shoot. But let’s take a step back. Cortina d’Ampezzo […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Stylish Italian Wedding in the Tuscan countryside

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Stylish Italian Wedding in the Tuscan countryside

In addition to being the most beautiful place for photo shoots and honeymoons, Italy is also the home of fashion and elegance. The most renowned designers and stylists are Italian; the dresses worn on the catwalks of the fashion shows are also Italian. Every great artist has spent some time here because fashion and elegance are so deeply rooted in Italian society that you have to study it in person to understand the principles and […]

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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 this gives the abbey an endless charm. Millions of tourists visit it every year.  Some of them decide to get married right here. […]

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