The work of a wedding planner is perhaps one of the most difficult and exciting at the same time. It’s not easy to coordinate elegantly significant events such weddings, especially if you have to deal with the famous Italian bureaucracy. A bold person, with good taste and originality, will guide you through all the process, from the choice of the colour palette to the pros and cons of every wedding venue you visit.
The wedding planner might help you to understand clearly your needs – better than you, trust me – and work most efficiently to solve issues so that you can focus on yourself with confidence that everything will be perfect. For years I’ve worked with best wedding planners of Tuscany & Florence. Because even wedding photography itself is more beautiful when everything is perfectly planned.
Here are some readings (plus beautiful pictures) you might enjoy:
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 […]
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 […]
If I say Montalcino, you can’t help but think about wine. It couldn’t be otherwise! In this area is produced one of the most famous wines in the world: the Brunello. Just a few people know that actually the area around Montalcino is one of the most impressive of Tuscany, surrounded by the legendary sceneries of the Val d’Orcia and fabulous towns such as Pienza and San Quirico. Every year, thousands of visitors come here […]
Among the millions of tourists who flock the Cinque Terre every year, a large part are couples in love who choose to celebrate their wedding here. The villages of the Riviera are among the most sought-after locations for weddings in the world, and a photographer could not be happier to work in such a lovely place. From distant Australia, these two lovers chose to elope to Cinque Terre to get married. A couple of friends […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
One of the reasons that makes couples getting married in Tuscany, besides the excellent climate, food and lifestyle, is its history. Tuscany is full of medieval villages that perfume of legend. Thanks to the exceptional demand for destination weddings, new beautiful venues were discovered every day and soon became a point of reference for international marriages. Perched on the hills around Volterra, the Villa di Ulignano provides all the best features to create memorable events. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Please see below some photos taken during a garden wedding at Villa Cora in Florence. The ceremony took place outdoor in the pretty garden. The reception in the Hall of Mirrors, beautifully painted with many frescos. The full post will follow soon; I hope in the meantime you might enjoy the pictures.
The Antica Fattoria di Paterno is my favourite wedding venue in Tuscany. Period. There is no other place in Italy with comparable features. The well-cared garden, the beautiful terrace with a view, the fabulous tower, the piazza paved with cobblestone and the pool with a view are just some of the great features of this fabulous villa. The owners always take into great considerations spouses’ needs, and renovate the villa yearly, adding peculiarities and details […]
Every year, I portray dozens of couples from all over the world around Europe. This is the first time I have the pleasure of photographing a couple from Costa Rica and their lovely wedding at Villa Le Piazzole in Florence. The bride, who’s been forever deeply in love with Italy, couldn’t help but choose Florence as the location for her wedding. So she left Costa Rica with a few family members to spend some relaxing […]
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 […]
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 […]
Please see some photos of a gorgeous wedding in Florence of September. From California, the bride and the groom got married outdoor at the Castello di Vincigliata, on a hilltop in the surrounding of Florence, Italy. The full post will follow soon, in the meanwhile please enjoy the photos! Wedding Planning Cindy Salgado // Florals Dario Benvenuti // Videography & Drone Luigi De Gregorio // Bridal Dress Galia Lahav // Caterer Galateo Ricevimenti // Makeup Giulia […]
Villa Oliva is one of the most impressive venues for weddings in Lucca. It’s the classic Italian villa, central to a vast park with secular plants. The lovebirds of today have decided to celebrate their union here. The bride and groom got ready by two apartments in the centre of the Tuscan town. The bride wore her fabulous Oscar De La Renta gown and her Manolo Blahnik shoes, on whom she walked the most exciting […]
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 […]
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 […]