Jenny and Iain - Tuscany, Italy
Early September saw me hot-footing it across to Tuscany for a beautiful few days in the Italian mountains. I first met Jenny a couple of years back when, completely coincidentally, I received an enquiry from her regarding her overseas wedding a few days before I was due to be working only a few miles away from her home town in Hertfordshire! We met at a local pub and I was delighted when the booking was all confirmed. Tuscany has always been on my 'to do' list and when I found out about Jenny and Iain's plans I was even more excited at the prospect of going there.
I flew into Pisa, a few hours' drive from the gorgeous Casa Della Quercia where Jenny and Iain were both staying and having their ceremony. To date, this is one of the smallest weddings I've photographed, with just over 20 close friends and family guests; the majority of whom were also staying at the wedding villa.
I've been to a lot of places in the world - not just for weddings - but Italy truly has some of the most spectacular landscape I've ever witnessed. The notorious winding Tuscan roads convince you you're heading in completely the wrong direction and when you're right on the verge of turning round and crying at the side of the road, you suddenly happen upon the most quaint, beautiful village that seems to appear out of nowhere. This trip was no different, and despite a rather hairy drive around winding mountain roads (avoiding many a fox, cat and Fiat Punto), I eventually arrived at the gorgeous Fivizzano village a few miles away from the final destination.
On the day of the wedding, the weather was glorious - comfortable mid-twenties temperatures and bright blue skies made for the perfect conditions. Jenny and Iain had a late afternoon ceremony in the courtyard of the villa before going for a walk around the village for some photographs against the backdrop of rustic cottage houses and winding roads. The reception was held a short walk down the road in Spino Fiorito restaurant, where guests dined on seemingly endless food and celebrated until the early hours.
Take a look at some of the images below, and if you've not yet had the chance to go to Tuscany, definitely get there soon!