Italian Weddings

Heather & Nick // Married in Italy // Part Two

Welcome to Italy, part two folks.  You've entered a place of happiness, bliss, a place of familiar faces and complex love.  This is a place where wedding dreams are made and live forever.

// A couple who found one another and didn't let go.  A couple who brought their closest people together to a magical universe with no one else in sight.  For three days, only they existed.   They celebrated not only their union as husband and wife, but the union they share with their loved ones.

Yes, this is a place of strangers, close friends, new friends and family.  A place where everyone forgets their troubles and focuses on what is really important.  A couple who surrendered to the day, did things their way and went with the flow.  I am so incredibly lucky to have been a professional observer right by their side. 

// The staff got to know us and we them and needless to say, we all fell in love.  They prepared our meals and taught us Italian and I've never laughed harder in my life.  Most of the wedding day was spent around a table while wine was poured, stories were told and songs were sung (Bryan Adams - [Everything I Do] I Do It For You in particular.  It's a thing).  Cigars were lit, dancing never stopped and sleep didn't arrive until 4am.   

Heather and Nick.  Thank you for bringing me along on this amazing adventure.  Every time I look at these photos I will remember every single moment I was able to share with you.  To the rest of the Italy gang, travels will never be the same without you :)

Heather & Nick // Married in Italy // Part One

My little Tuscan babies. Heather and Nick...and their whole gang of loved ones.

Sometimes, it's impossible to defy fate.  Heather, one of my first clients when I started my business four years ago, coincidentally started dating one of my best friend's brother a year later.  We were meant to be, they were meant to be, it was all meant to be.  A year after, she was engaged to him and asked if I would photograph their wedding.  I fell off my chair.

// I've been on this photography journey for four years now and I have to say, it's opened my eyes to so many things.  Not just with myself, but with the kind of weddings I want to consistently document and relish in the goodness.  The kind of weddings that require me showing up days before the big day to enjoy learning more about them over a glass of wine (or several) and laughing until I feel like I'm going to pee my pants.

The opportunity to not only spend time with my couple, but also their people.  Warm, hilarious, genuine people that so clearly love them so much that they would fly across the world for them.  All 18 of us traveling around together then apart and then back together again.  We formed a little bond that no one can take away.  It changed me for the better and changed the way I document my couples.

At the end of our travels we had the best part waiting for us.  A beautiful three days in Tuscany where a gorgeous villa greeted us in the majestic town of Trequanda. Fresh food, Prosecco for days and green fields as far as the eye could see. Dancing, staying up until 3am every night, long walks and so much laughter.  An experience none of us will ever forget.  The best part is, we have these photos to prove it. 

// Heather and Nick.  I give you part one of your love in Italy. \\