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Italy Destination Wedding Photographer | Lia and Rob’s Tuscany Wedding

Please believe me when I say: I have no idea how to begin writing about this wedding; and this is why: the bride and groom are fantastic and became some really good friends of ours, the wedding was just too pretty, and I know that even if I come up with some Shakespearean sonnet to describe it all, it won’t be enough. But ok, I will attempt with mere words to express it.

Lia and Rob were married at the Vignamaggio Villa in Tuscany Italy, and if it wasn’t for the photos, I would think the whole thing had been a dream. As the cab took Christine and I from Florence to Chianti, we could not believe the painterly quality of the landscapes that reeled in front of our eyes. Green hills upon cypress trees upon perfect vineyards. We squealed with delight at the thought of being able to photograph a wedding in such glory. We counted our blessings in that cab that day.

Vignamaggio was a sensational venue. It is said to be where the Mona Lisa herself was born…

Lia crafted her wedding vow paperie with hahnemuhle paper torn at the edges, rose ribbon, gold leaf, and vintage lace

The grandparents were held close by all day, in a locket hung by the bride’s bouquet

Soft pink and champagne boutonnieres for the men added a simple touch of romance and fit in so well with the surroundings

When Lia and Rob met for the first time that day, it was a truly beautiful moment- so touching and joyous

I adore the next two photos because their relationship at whole seems to be captured: Lia trying to hold back and be strong, and Rob right there to be her rock.

The pinks here make me swoon

Rustic objects embellished Vignamaggio all around; like this beautiful peach-colored cart, just lying there, flawlessly…

We were doubly as lucky to be photographing a bride who can be FIERCE in front of the camera

The venue was surrounded by vineyads and taylored hedges, reminescent of The Secret Garden

Lia’s witness sported the most feathery and girly gown, which also contrasted so well with the softness of the entire wedding

It was truly a celebration, even statues were adorned

Lia, in all her bridal glory…

The reception was embellished with the most thick and lucious wreaths of lemon leaves and fruits

So the scent in the air, was just as perfect as the visual elements

The reception took place under olive trees

and yes, their wedding reception was garnished with timeless chandeliers softly swaying by tree branches…

Lia hand picked vintage plates to add a unique and elegant touch to the decor

major swoon!


The bride also crafted each menu, with soft green fabric and lace

Lia and Rob are a beautiful couple, but more so, have a distinctively genuine relationship. The love and honesty that they share is infectious, and there are no words to express how fabulous they really are together

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September 22, 2010 - 12:17 pm Michelle Henrick - Wow!

September 22, 2010 - 12:24 pm Andrea - This is truly the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen! You captured every detail to perfection! She did an amazing job dreaming up such a lovely wedding, but I loved the true emotion & love she had for her groom as well. Stunning work!

September 22, 2010 - 12:25 pm Alicia Swedenborg - what a beautiful wedding!!! amazing shoots!

September 22, 2010 - 12:29 pm Karen McNeil - This is wedding is so AMAZING! Beautiful images, just stunning!

September 22, 2010 - 12:29 pm Melissa - Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous---amazing job to the bride and you girls.

September 22, 2010 - 12:30 pm Briony - wow wow wow....what a gorgeous couple. gorgeous day. gorgeous location. you all did an amazing job capturing this special moment of their lives. beautiful work as always.

September 22, 2010 - 12:42 pm Rebecca - Ahhhhhh... One of my dreams is to shoot a wedding in Italy! Beautiful, beautiful work!

September 22, 2010 - 12:47 pm mirka - OMG!!!! here i am crying over my stupidness of hiring high school photog for our wedding images, and of course I have maybe 2 decent pictures from her from our wedding day... and here you are posting this dreamy wedding which you captured better then I bet they could have imagined! this is absolutely stunning, Im speachless! gorgeous work!

September 22, 2010 - 12:49 pm Chelsea - Just dripping with Italian beauty :) I was in Chianti last fall, and these capture Tuscany to the fullest! Makes me miss it dearly. Absolutely Stunning Bride and Gorgeous photos! I adore the tones and soft light to no end. I'm so excited to see where else your photography dreams take you both. LOVE your work.

September 22, 2010 - 12:53 pm Gina Meola - Bravissima!!!! LADIES!! You outdid yourselves. Absolutely stunning, and truly captured the essence of Tuscany and their love. AH!

September 22, 2010 - 12:53 pm Naomi - Oh my this took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes all at once. Unreal...

September 22, 2010 - 12:54 pm Kate - These are breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

September 22, 2010 - 12:54 pm Carter & Cook - Ladies!This is brilliant and oh so lovely. Great work!

September 22, 2010 - 12:59 pm Kirstin - Oh...my..goodness...At the sight of that picture I stopped going down the page and just stared at it, mouth open, for a couple minutes. This is SUCH a beautiful wedding! I am completely in love with everything about it! And your pictures to capture it..wow. I am amazed! You did a wonderful job!

September 22, 2010 - 1:01 pm Becky - Stunning!! So soft and beautiful! *standing ovation*!!!

September 22, 2010 - 1:09 pm David Beauchamp - ça parait toujours simple avec vous. C'est toujours sublime.

September 22, 2010 - 1:16 pm Michelle - You're both such an inspiration. Wonderful work, as usual! :o)

September 22, 2010 - 1:28 pm Serena - These are STUNNING! Wonderful job! =)

September 22, 2010 - 1:30 pm Heather Owens - Wow! There are no words . . . Simply amazing.

September 22, 2010 - 1:32 pm Kristof Pattyn - Simply perfect work! What a wedding! Bellissima!

September 22, 2010 - 1:34 pm Jason Gordon - This is one of your best shoots

September 22, 2010 - 1:44 pm jenny - wow...there are no words. just when i think you couldn't top it, i am sitting here again with my mouth open and drooling.

September 22, 2010 - 2:31 pm julianna - this wedding is an absolute dream and no-one could have captured it better!

September 22, 2010 - 2:44 pm Brandy Burridge - I just died and went to Italy. Seriously the most gorgeous wedding I have EVER seen. Really, it looked as if it was a complete stylized photo shoot, not a wedding. Lia, model much? Every shot of her was perfection, down to her crying at the ceremony. Gorgeousness times infinity!!

September 22, 2010 - 2:51 pm Lauren Clemons - Where is my breath?!

September 22, 2010 - 3:00 pm Nikki - I loved every photo, you captured the beauty of the couple as well as the land. I felt like i was there. Thank you for sharing.

September 22, 2010 - 3:38 pm courtney - AHH-MAZ-ING!

September 22, 2010 - 3:50 pm Natalia M - Swoon all the way!! Stunning couple, amazing wedding! Love all about it!

September 22, 2010 - 3:58 pm Corin Jones - I can not imagine the pure joy and thrill of being able to photograph a wedding like this! What a masterpiece! So elegantly captured.

September 22, 2010 - 4:19 pm Kate/MagnoliaRouge - I don't even know where to begin... I think this truly may be one of my favourite weddings ever... and I've NEVER said that. Not only the place beautiful, the decor stunning, but the emotion captured is just priceless. I would have redo of my day just to have you girls capture it! LOVE YOUR WORK!!!

September 22, 2010 - 4:20 pm Linda. - Holy cow! Fantastic job! Love all the details!

September 22, 2010 - 5:07 pm Rose Dykstra - S.W.O.O.N ~ This is a serious wedding! Every detail was so lovely! I especially love the movement of the confetti in the "just married" image....wonderful capture!

September 22, 2010 - 5:21 pm Serena & Malea - Unreal! We are green with envy because goodness, you girls are such a talented duo. Seriously, they couldn't have chosen better photographers to get the job done. You captured the beauty of the country, wedding, couple... must we go on? We are drooling! Next time you go to Italy for a fairy tale wedding, talk them into having 4 photographers and bring us along with you. :) xoxo S&M

September 22, 2010 - 5:40 pm tahni - this is ridiculous! so beautiful. you girls deserved to be the photographers for such a beautiful wedding.

September 22, 2010 - 5:41 pm Andrea McClain - Absolutely stunning!!!!

September 22, 2010 - 6:01 pm chris taylor - absolutely breath-taking! can't take your eyes off these beautiful images. beautiful.

September 22, 2010 - 6:22 pm Stephanie - I've been transported. Beautiful.

September 22, 2010 - 6:30 pm bec - I may have sworn to myself a couple of times whilst going through those images, they are freaking fantastic! I loved every.single.one of those images, and I have to say that first look is one of the best first looks I have ever seen. I love you guys, your inspiring work is just so girly, romantic and amazing. This has to be your best wedding so far (well, I know as photographers, it's hard to pinpoint a favourite, but c'mon!) well done guys ox

September 22, 2010 - 6:31 pm Amber Fox - Wow! The first look photos made me cry and the bike shot made me gasp out loud! These images are stunning, simply stunning!

September 22, 2010 - 6:59 pm carissa donarummo - i really enjoyed these photos! Wow! just breathtaking!

September 22, 2010 - 7:12 pm Jackie - Oh Em Geeeee......these are the most STUNNING pictures I have ever layed eyes on!! If I could ever be even half as good as you are at capturing a true love story...then I will die truly happy ;)) Simply breathtaking!

September 22, 2010 - 8:20 pm Michelle Stone - holy gorgeousness!!!

September 22, 2010 - 8:49 pm julie c butler - these are simply incredible .. i've never seen such beautiful wedding images .. WOW!!! Xo

September 22, 2010 - 9:32 pm Alana Richelle - Unbelievably inspiring! Each shot more beautiful than the last, I have too many favourites to count!

September 22, 2010 - 10:32 pm melody - there's only 3words that kept running through my mind as I look at these pictures. WOW WOW WOW !!!

September 22, 2010 - 10:47 pm Jen - SO fabulous.

September 22, 2010 - 11:04 pm Erin*SparkleandHay - WOW! This may just be the most beautiful thing I have ever seen... looks like a dream come true!

September 22, 2010 - 11:14 pm Alicia @CharityWedding - So about an hour ago I posted dresses that I thought would make for a dream bridesmaid experience. Then I land here on this dream wedding with one of the dresses I picked!! Amazing. This wedding is perfect in every detail, I am in love.

September 23, 2010 - 12:04 am Adalu - OMG!!! wow girls! since I started watching your pictures I thought you were creative, with so much talent and so professionals. Now, I don't think I have words to express how magnificent is your work, or should I say artwork? :D

September 23, 2010 - 7:05 am carrie - overwhelming! i can't decide my favorite. they really are all so beautiful. i do particularly love the "dancing" photo. but they seem like an amazing couple, up for doing any idea you come up with ! wonderful work!

September 23, 2010 - 11:10 am Krysta - Well, pretty much speeeeechless. Please insert Brady and I and call it a day! Love love love...you two amaze me. I marvel at you... xo

September 23, 2010 - 7:19 pm Penny Lawler - Fabulous! Gorgeous scenery and amazing photos!

September 24, 2010 - 9:13 am Samantha Nandez - What a stunning wedding!! You captured all the moments so perfectly.

September 24, 2010 - 5:31 pm gabriela - o my god!!!!!! :0 great job!!

September 24, 2010 - 9:06 pm Jenelle - there are no words.....these are unbelievable, so gorgeous.....I adore every photo.....you ladies did an absolutely AMAZING job! fabulous looking couple, such a stunning wedding!

September 24, 2010 - 9:38 pm Melissa - Everything about this wedding is so beautiful from the landscape to her dress to the florals and all the details. Great wedding!

September 25, 2010 - 1:13 am Rosaura Sandoval - wow oh wow! literally took my breathe away. you guys are amazing! loved everything!

September 25, 2010 - 11:09 am DanaOh - I'm speechless because I have no breath at this moment. ;)

September 25, 2010 - 3:36 pm Eugene - Stunning work! Beauty all around. I love the shot with the large bicycle!

September 26, 2010 - 5:20 pm Gary Miller - This is a wonderful set of images. I really like the romantic look and feel of them. Your color palette perfectly matches the mood and the landscape. These are very inspiring.

September 26, 2010 - 9:15 pm Nicole Blumberg - Your Images are stunning and inspirational. I love your style and editing

September 27, 2010 - 9:21 am Liz - This whole weddings is gorgeous!

September 28, 2010 - 12:38 am Caroline Ghetes - Vania & Christine. First of all, I am REALLY jealous that you were given the most beautiful location and people to work with but also SO VERY proud of the two of you and the images you were able to capture here. Amazing set of images -my favorite of yours. Bravo, ladies!

September 29, 2010 - 2:53 pm Jaime - I am in tears. You are SO gifted. This wedding is tremendous! :) Your photography is literally inspiring.

September 29, 2010 - 3:41 pm Christina Brosnan - Unbelievable. I think the word for this is breathtaking!

October 1, 2010 - 11:00 am Meghan Maxwell - I can't get over how absolutely breathtaking this entire wedding was! The pictures are so romantic! I love every image!

October 1, 2010 - 10:08 pm KrisD Mauga - Ladies you are amazing- luv every shot, every moment!

October 4, 2010 - 5:47 am Gedas - woooow. WOOOOOW! amazing.

October 13, 2010 - 12:12 am Nakesha - I just wanted to say that the Italian wedding got categorized under Boudoir in case you didn't notice :) Also, BEAUTIFUL photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (as always!!)

October 21, 2010 - 9:55 am Michèlle - Beautiful!! Stunning! You guys make amazing pictures!

October 30, 2010 - 11:16 pm aubrie - WOW. I'm in love. With your photography. :-)

November 1, 2010 - 6:59 am Joelle - Wow Wow Wow!!! Simply breathtakingly beautiful!!

November 3, 2010 - 10:27 pm Marissa - this pics are beautiful!! seems like you all had a great time!

November 21, 2010 - 9:26 pm Karie Mitchell - This brings back such wonderful memories of being at Vignamaggio, that wonder tucked onto the narrow twisty back road of Tuscany....where drivers would sound their horn as they approached the curve, warning oncoming drivers. Our little room was right over the garage...at 5:00 p.m. they all drove away and left us alone...with a key to the kitchen! You did a beautiful job and it brings back such wonderful memories. Isn't that surrounding countryside amazing?

December 5, 2010 - 12:37 pm stefania - Hi! I've just came across this stunning wedding and I was wondering if I can use a few pics in my blog www.myitalianwedding.co.uk with credits of course! I hope you like the idea. Thanks Stefania

December 6, 2010 - 12:15 pm admin - absolutely! thank you! :D

January 19, 2011 - 1:25 am Gena D - Wow! wow! wow! I have no other words .....

January 31, 2011 - 1:42 am amy - this is by far the most beautiful wedding photos i have ever seen, just amazing!!!

February 5, 2011 - 5:38 am thaoski - What a gorgeously beautiful wedding. One of the best I've seen and you guys did such a superb job capturing it!

March 21, 2011 - 7:36 am Olivier - INCREDIBLE!! ... everything is so beautiful and the photography really captures it. I've shared the link on our honeymoon site. Stunning!

March 26, 2011 - 9:59 am DanielaDukleska - Wow, wow, wowww! You do such great work. I love the simple, elegant and breathtaking colors, such perfection!

January 13, 2012 - 3:22 am Sam - I truly believe that a wedding like that...in all it's glory...will ALWAYS produce a harmonious marriage. How can it not? Absolutely breathtaking.

January 28, 2012 - 9:05 am Caitlin - Wow!! I just randomly came upon your work and am in awe! You guys have an amazing gift:)

June 9, 2013 - 9:16 pm Karie Mitchell - I knew immediately when I saw the first picture where this was...Vignamaggio. Stayed the night there. Beautiful place and beautiful pictures.

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