I shot my first destination wedding in Florence, Italy in September 2013 – Friday 13th!! But that date didn’t worry Hannah & Dale, nor did it have any negative effect on their magical wedding day.
I travelled out with all of their friends and family, and I stayed in beautiful little family run hotel up in the hills of Fiesole, with THE most amazing views over Florence.
The reception took place in the grounds of a magnificent villa called Fattoria di Maiano which has THE MOST INCREDIBLE panoramic vistas of the city below. But before I got to see any of that, we walked together up to the church and experienced a very traditional Italian ceremony performed by an American priest! And accompanied by the beautiful voice of Trystan Llyr Griffiths (who I assumed at first was a local!)
After a shot of confetti, we walked back down the lane to the villa, I almost fell over when I saw the view, and to hear a saxophonist playing in the background just made it even more sexy.
The wedding day was truly beautiful from start to finish, the sun shone, and the breeze was warm, and the food – well that was something else! Even the table linen was beautiful! We (the staff) ate our wedding breakfast under a chandelier in the grandest of rooms, while the wedding party relaxed in the late evening glow of the sun going down over the hills in the distance. Everything was perfect.
DESTINATION WEDDINGS | FIESOLE | FLORENCE | ITALY