Updated: Apr 20, 2019
Tuscany Destination Wedding Photographer - Montelucci Country Resort
With a rather dramatic start their Tuscan wedding at Montelucci Country Resort (to match the breathtakingly dramatic landscape of Tuscany), Abbie and Elliot’s Italian wedding began with a flight cancellation, leading to a Friday flight (originally Thursday – uh oh!) and a whizzy hire car drive through the rolling Tuscan hillside to discover the stunning town hall, where the first ceremony would be taking place. Luckily, 20 minutes before the ‘I do’s’, I arrived! This Tuscany wedding photographer, although a little frazzled, then had the pleasure of shooting such an intimate wedding ceremony with just bride and groom, along with their two witnesses, Hannah the Maid of Honour and Jack, the Best Man.
Montelucci Country Resort - Wedding Photographer
We then made our way to the beautiful Montelucci Country Resort wedding venue, for a pizza and pasta party that evening with the wedding party, who were raring to go for tomorrow’s ceremony – Pergine Valdarno wedding photography part two!
After a restful early night, it was an 8am start for Abbie as Milo the local hairdresser had arrived. Milo’s flamboyance and Italian flair for his work was a joy to watch and resulted in some wonderful photographs as the bride and her bridal party prepared for the day. This all culminated in a last-minute, nerve-wracking steam of the wedding dress…thankfully all went to plan and the bridal party were escorted by Rob, Father of the Bride, to the ceremony.
The walk down the aisle took everyone’s breath away, before an emotional reading by Abbie’s brother and a second euphoric reading by Elliot’s dad, bringing most of the guests to tears (I was close too!) The Italian wedding ceremony was sealed with the exchange of rings and a kiss, before the couple proceeded on a short walk to be revisited by a flourish of homemade rose petal confetti, made by Abbie and her mum on the aga.
Aperitivo was next, the Italian version of our aperitif, where the Montelucci Country Resort wedding photographer was able to get into full swing with some greeting the guest shots, alongside garden games before a relaxing siesta to prepare for the evening.
The evening reception then began, with a beautiful dinner alongside the happy couple (one of the highlights of being an Italian destination wedding photographer!) then the first dance and party…by this time it was 11pm! After 17 hours of shooting, when I vacated at 1am, the party was still going strong where I know the guests enjoyed making the most of this wonderful Italian wedding.