Dark and Moody Inspiration Shoot in Italian Garden

Last year we were thinking about doing a new photoshoot, but we didn’t wanted it to be like the other shoots we had already done. This time, we wanted it to be a bit darker, moody and blend it with deeper colours, like dark red. We all thought it was a great idea, so we started to make a plan. We began by finding a location were we could really bring this photoshoot to life. It ended up by us choosing Villa Agape, a beautiful villa in Florence with a gorgeous Italian garden. From that moment, we started to look for the right flowers, decoration, dress, model and food. The flowers consisted out of this beautiful mix up of tulips, peonies, anemone, sea holly, fritillaria and many more. The bouquet was filled with the most gorgeous dark colours and stood out against the white dress our model was wearing. For the table, we picked a long floral garland that would drop all the way down to the floor. This garland was filled with Sea holly, red roses, red and white peonies and fritillaria. We wanted the decoration to compliment the flowers and not take all the spotlight. The small grey candles added a softer touch to the dark colours on the table and the black candles in bronze holders were beautiful next to the flowers and gave a more rustic look to the photos. We added some blue plates and the end results were stunning. We also had a gorgeous layered cake in different shades of pink. Once we placed it on the table, filled with all the dark colours, it looked amazing. The cake looked like a rose, due to all the layers and had golden edges, which made it even more beautiful. Our model was wearing an A-line dress from Pronovias, with beadings on her waist and long sleeves. Her make-up was light and not to heavy and most beautiful half flower crown was placed in her hair. The food needed to have the same dark effect and that ended up looking perfect. The photoshoot took place in the garden and lemon house. We were in luck, due to the lemon house having this old, mysterious look. This really brought something extra in to the pictures and we are really happy how they turned out. All by all, it was an amazing day and the people who were involved were all so creative and it was a pleasure to work with them. We are happy and pleased to show you the end result.

Wedding Photographer in TuscanyFunkyBird Photography | Wedding Florist in Tuscany: FunkyBird Wedding Design | Wedding Planning in TuscanyTrouwen in Toscane Planning: Valentina Galli | Wedding Venue in FlorenceVilla Agape | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Wedding Dress Boutique: Sogno di Sposa Firenze | Wedding Hair Style and Make up: Lara Navarrini | Model AgencyEsprit Management | Model: Beatrice Falcucci | Catering: Novelle Cousine | Cake: DOLCI Passioni di Simona Sgrilli | Desserts Creations: Romina

Wedding in Tuscany | Castello di Santa Maria Novella | Bryllup i Toscana

As a wedding photographer in Tuscany it was such a joy working on this lovely wedding. Caroline and Anders celebrated their wedding in Tuscany in the Castello di Santa Maria Novella, a stunning mediaval castle on top of a Tuscan hill with a 360° view over the hills which can be seen from the two towers at either end of the castle. There is something about Nordic people that is fundamentally different from mediterranean folk. They always seem calm, polite and have a more minimalist taste when it comes to design. But the main word that comes to mind when thinking about a Nordic wedding is elegance, such nicely understated elegance. This wedding dress must be one of my all time favourites!! It was hand sewn by the seamstress of the royal opera of Copenhagen non the less, and hundreds of delicate small flowers were hand stitched onto the gown and top. Not very often do we see a long sleeved dress in Tuscany which is a real pity, I mean you just need to look at the photos to understand how beautiful it can look. The men were all dressed ‘black tie’ and the women matched with elegant floor length dresses. 

Carolina asked for her wedding ceremony decoration to be mostly white and natural and a bit of colour for the dinner tables. So Sonja the florist from our sister company FunkyBird Wedding Design decided for a small wildflower bouquet of chamomile, lysianthus and saponaria flowers and babies breath flower crowns for the girls. On the altar it was all white clouds of babies breath and white phalaenopsis orchids to add a touch of luxury, dozens of candles gave a magical finish to it all. The tables had a touch or colour to them although we stayed in a neutral nude rose palette and natural shaped arrangements. 

Romantic Borgo Wedding in Tuscany

Such a pretty wedding in Tuscany at this beautiful Borgo with a lovely couple Nerina and Matteo. As a wedding photographer it is always nice seeing your couple so much in love that they can’t wait to get married. I have to say that Sonja from our sister company FunkyBird Wedding Design  who do wedding flowers and decoration did incredible job with all the flowers, from the beautiful bridal and bridesmaids bouquets as well with super romantic wedding dinner table which was on the terrace with the stunning view on Tuscan landscapes.

 

Wedding Florist in Tuscany: FunkyBird Wedding Design | Wedding Catering Tuscany: Galateo Ricevimenti | Wedding Location in Tuscany: Borgo Petrognano |Wedding Photographer in Tuscany : FunkyBird Photography

Wedding on the hills of Tuscany

Beautiful small wedding on the hill of Tuscany. Judith and Erik are such great couple to be around. Beautiful hot summer day perfect for wedding celebration. Flowers looked so stunning on this wedding. From the bridal bouquet, ceremony till incredible table decoration which look so beautiful with Tuscan sunset like a backdrop. I had so much fun working on this wedding.

 Wedding Planner in Tuscany : Trouwen in ToscaneWedding Florist in Tuscany: FunkyBird Wedding Design

 Wedding Photographer in Tuscany: FunkyBird Photography

Romantic Castle Wedding in Tuscany

Laura and Sean are the most adorable couple. They flew all the way from New York to Tuscany to celebrate their wedding in Castello di Montegufoni. I love this castle with its extravagant rooms and whimsical decorations. It is definitely a unique location with a lot of different spaces to host all the various events of the day. The flowers were as fun as the bride and groom themselves, big bold proteas featured in the bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets, whereas smaller ‘blushing bride’ proteas were use in the crown for the flower girl. The ceremony was kept in the small courtyard and adorned with olive green arrangements after which they had a generous cocktail in the Italian garden. Because the property is quite big we had a lot of fun walking around finding nice backdrops for the couple photos and when the sun set, Tuscany really showed her magic light. The dinner was set up in the big court entrance of the castle with one long table and string lights overhead. Wonderful Tuscan food was served throughout the evening accompanied by great music. All in all this was a day to remember and I for one am very happy to have taken part in this.

Wedding Photographer in Tuscany: FunkyBird Photography , Wedding Florist in Tuscany: FunkyBird Wedding Desing , Wedding Venue in Tuscany: Castello di Montegufoni , Hair and Make up: Ziziai