Today we head to the sunny Chianti region of Tuscany. Famous for wine, this region features beautiful villas amongst vineyards. The lovely wedding of Nina and Julian was perfectly captured by Jules Bower on a summers day in 2016.
From Jules Bower, “The couple used both Villa di Geggiano and Villa Catignano for the same wedding! These are definitely two of my favourite villas in Tuscany. Villa di Geggiano is a 5-minute walk from Villa Catignano. An amazing old driveway that is lined with ancient cypress trees connects the two villas.
Villa di Geggiano is a villa with such an important history. The villa dates from the 14th century and its interiors are simply stunning. It was restored in the 18th century and has beautiful gardens and an open air theatre. The surrounding countryside is a mix of woodland and vineyards that produce the famous Chianti Classico wine.
The wedding takes place in the herb garden at Villa di Geggiano. The groom’s sister sings during the ceremony and it is a wonderful moment. After the ceremony, there are drinks, food and lots of photos.
The reception follows in the garden in front of Geggiano’s open air theatre. I love these venues so much because they both offer huge potential for photography and the surrounding countryside and locations for shoots are great. These villas are surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, cypress trees, old stone walls, rolling hills, white roads and just about everything that you need to shoot a quintessentially Tuscan wedding.”
Beauty: Daniela Delia Studio / Bridal Clutch: The Daily Edited / Caterer: Galateo Ricevimento / DJ: Dandy O / Dress Designer: Papilio / Dress Store: AMV Brautmode / Event Planner: Blanc Ricevimenti / Favours and Gifts: Bronnley / Favours and Gifts: Salvatore Ferragamo / Floral Designer: Giardino delle Fate / Heirlooms and extras: Bulgari / Heirlooms and extras: Christian Dior / Invitation Design: D\F Design Studio / Jewellery: Cartier / Lighting: Alma Project / Musicians: Lavinia Dames Sopran / Musicians: Æon Quartet / Photography: Jules Bower / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Shoes: Crockett & Jones / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Boggi Milano / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: J. Crew / Veils and headpieces: Lerina / Venue: Villa Catignano / Venue: Villa di Geggiano