There is a reason people get married in Tuscany…….
Antico Borgo San Lorenzo wedding venue.
I’ve travelled around Tuscany many times, but this was my first time photographing a wedding in Italy, and all I can say is “I hope it is not my last”. Tuscany is a beautiful part of the world, and should be high on your list for a destination wedding location.
Julita and Louis first met me when we were both working at the same wedding a few years ago. They are wedding photographers / videographers, and they were filming a wedding I was photographing a few years ago. Although we talked quite a bit back then, I was quite humbled when they asked me to photograph their wedding. As they are both photographers, they knew exactly what they were looking for, and having already seen me at work, they knew what they were getting.
Their chosen wedding venue in Italy was Antico Borgo San Lorenzo and it has all you need for you and your guest. You have plenty of rooms for guests to stay, it’s an exclusive use location, a swimming pool with deck chairs and BBQ, and the views are just out of this world; think “rolling hills of tuscany” and you will know what I mean. It’s been restored to a high standard, so you can relax and enjoy the Tuscan sun for the whole time you are there. The food and wine served is also a delight to the senses and is a must for any gourmand or wine connoisseur.
As with all destination weddings that I photographer, I was there for a few days, so I could cover parties and events before and after. I always discuss with couples if they have anything planned before or after the big day, and can be there to photograph anything that is happening. That way, you get a good selection of photos from your whole week / weekend, and not just the one day. Julita was having a mini hen-do the night before, so I was there to capture the evening with all the ladies.
The day of the ceremony was such a relaxed, and wonderful day. I think this is one of the main reasons why people get married in countries such as Italy, Spain, France; you don’t have a time limit at the end of the day. You can have a relaxing morning, take in the surroundings, enjoy getting ready with all your friends and family, and just party. Most weddings abroad take place in the afternoon, with plenty of time for mingling, eating, drinking. Food is usually served later afternoon, early evening. The party and dancing starts around 10ish, and goes on into the small hours. Just the perfect way to enjoy your wedding.
If you invite friends and family over for the week, you can have a ‘wedding week’ and just make the most of it./ it’s a holiday for everyone that goes, and what a way to make your day memorable.
The whole weekend was one to remember, and I cannot thank Julita and Louis enough for inviting me to be part of their day. I know I will be back in Italy for more weddings soon.
Antico Borgo San Lorenzo Wedding Photo Gallery