I have an absolutely stunning Italian vineyard wedding held at Solive in Franciacorta in Northern Italy to share with you today!
Italy has always fascinated me and until this year I’ve never had the opportunity to visit but somehow I have managed to go twice in 6 months, funny how life goes! When Jenni & David got in touch last year and told me about the wedding they wanted I think I nearly jumped out of my chair with excitement, well maybe just a fist pump but you get the point.
It’s very easy to get carried away with the beautiful picturesque surroundings when you’re shooting a wedding, I was quite determined that I would not change the style of my images and focus on the most important part of the day, the people. Luckily for me, the love between Jenni, David and everyone they invited was palpable.
The ceremony was held on the grounds of Solive, I love Jenni’s entrance as she is driven in a vintage Alfa Romeo to the back garden of the venue, David and their guests waiting patiently with only the tree foliage protecting them from the midday strong Italian Sun and fans keeping them cool, I like outdoor ceremonies as I get the chance to move around and focus on the best angles and reactions!
After the ceremony and a small drinks reception the couple had an awesome surprise for all their friends and family, they managed to arrange 2 boats to take them on a mini trip around Lake Iseo, such a nice way to see the beautiful views!
Photographing weddings is hard work and if anyone tells you differently they have not shot a wedding for the entire day, but photographing in the intense Italian summer heat is next level, factor 50 for my balding head seemed to help! but like most things in life food always helps, I got treated to a 5-course extravaganza, my taste buds are still tingling!
The couple decided to do the speeches outside in the gardens of the venue, I love these images, so much emotion from everyone! after the Speeches I took Jenni & David for some evening portraits as the sun was setting over the vineyard at Solive, the light at that time in Italy is something altogether different! a very happy photographer.
As the sun finally faded over the surrounding vista the party started but not before an obligatory cake cutting and another glass of Franciacorta for the couple! The guests partied on the courtyard of the venue before moving to another hotel by Lake Iseo and a drunken mass jump in the lake to finish my very first but hopefully not last wedding in Italy!
A massive thank you to David & Jenni for letting me join them, it was incredible in every sense of the word.
La Dolce Vita!
Venue, vineyard food and wine: Agriturismo Solive
The dress: Sanyukta Shrestha
Hair: Veronica Fiorella
Dressing gowns: Modern Kimono Robes
Makeup: The best woman
Waistcoats: The groom’s mother
Rings: The bride’s aunt
Boat trip: Barcaio Limonteisola
Music: GL.EM Acoustic Duo
Wedding car: Slow Drive