Hello dear readers and today, I’m whisking you away to glorious Tuscany, one of my favourite places in the whole wide world, for a romantic pre-wedding shoot that pretty much redefines the word ‘beautiful’. Now I know I have the very best job in the world but working as a wedding photographer in Tuscany really is one of the biggest treats I could ever wish for. So, without further ado, let’s join Mark and Lucy and fall (a bit more) in love with Italy.
The setting for this heavenly pre-wedding shoot was the Villa Medicea di Lilliano near Florence, Tuscany. As you can see, this is a truly idyllic spot – it has a natural, rustic elegance that’s perfect for romantic destination wedding photography in the warm Tuscan natural light. Let me tell you that this Tuscany wedding photographer was blissfully happy! :) :)
Lucy and Mark had arrived in Tuscany for their elopement and this shoot, the day before their intimate ceremony was overflowing with love. We wandered around the villa’s stunning grounds, an amazing backdrop for fine art portraits that are full of loving looks and tender touches.
Following the portraits, we adjourned to the terrace and here Mark and Lucy held their own vow exchange ceremony. I was honoured to witness this and share such an important moment with this fabulous couple. To celebrate the vow exchange, we held a private aperitivo and lunch on the terrace with views stretching on to Florence.
The rose quartz colour palette styled by Natalia Music Weddings looked exquisite against the backdrop of the villa. I adored the dark grey charge plates that sat against the antique white flatware. The crystal glasses, silver cutlery and hand-dyed pastel pink lace created the most elegant and striking settings that really enhanced with occasion and brought a soft beauty to the table as did the breathtaking calligraphy by Betty Soldi – perfect for destination weddings in Italy.
Delicate and ethereal florals by Chiara Sperti Floral Events completely complimented the day. The feathery pampas, the layered ranunculus and the blowsy peony roses looked spectacular and I’m thrilled that my style of natural light photography has captured their grace forever. Wedding photographers in Italy really do have a fantastic job!
A celebration wouldn’t be complete without a cake and this ruffled and muted single layer couples’ cake by Opera Waiting was finished with rose quartz icing and topped with yet another immaculate ranunculus and as I slipped away, leaving Mark and Lucy to look forward to their marriage the following day, I was celebrating too – I had another wonderful day as a wedding photographer in Tuscany to come and the beauty of this romantic pre-elopement shoot made me so excited to see the elopement itself.
Oh, and if you’re thinking that this shoot looks a little familiar, you could be right as I was thrilled to see it featured on Wedding Chicks. If you can’t wait to see the wedding itself then do keep an eye on the brilliant Magnolia Rouge where it will be featuring soon.
And, don’t forget that I love to photograph destination engagement shoots as well as weddings so do get in touch if you’d like to know more! I’ll be back in Tuscany later this year for a wedding so would love to work with you. If you’re getting married in Italy, you might like to join my Facebook group exclusively for brides planning a destination wedding in Italy.
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Wishing you a lovely week.
Photography: Roberta Facchini Photography
Florist: Chiara Sperti Floral Events
Stylist: Natalia Music Weddings
Make up Artist & Hair Stylist: Silvia Simoncini
Bridal Pre-Wedding Dress: Louise Made in Italy
Bridal Accessories: Sibo Design
Bridal Shoes: Mascia Mandolesi
Groom Shoes: Il Gergo
Venue: Villa Medicea di Lilliano
Calligraphy: Betty Soldi
Wedding cake: Opera Waiting 100% Nature