My hubby and I have been creating a list of places we must visit and at the tippy top? Florence. I was there briefly in college and it was way too short – and without my special person. Florence is a city made for lovers and these two would agree. Gert Huygaerts captured their too-sweet-for-words engagement session and their Vault gallery is our wanderlust motivation destination for the time being.
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From Gert Huygaerts… When Lynzie and Josh from Chicago contacted me a few months ago to see if I wanted to shoot their wedding next year, I didn’t really doubt for more than a second… as Lynzie knew exactly what she wanted being a wedding photographer herself.
Having a wedding in Tuscany and with Lynzie and Josh looking for a wedding venue for their big day, we decided to have their engagement shoot in the wonderful city of Florence… it was full spring and the temperature was nice, so the moods were good!
In the amazing old architecture of this Italian masterpiece, we had the most beautiful views and moments full of love… an Italian dream come true!
I’m already looking forward to next summer when they will be coming back to Europe to have their big day. It will sure be a day full of love in an amazing place… I can already feel that!
Photography: Gert Huygaerts Photography | Dress: Alice & Olivia | Bride's Shoes: Louboutin | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Suit: Hugo Boss Red Label | Film Processing: Carmencita Film Lab | Floral Dress: Zara | Groom's Shoes: Bruno Magli
You know how they say Paris is always a good idea? I feel that way about Florence. It’s a fairytale city rich in history, making the ultimate Italian wedding backdrop. Throw in pops of cheery colors, a must-see cake from Tuscan Wedding Cakes and photography by Sophie Epton, and we’re in businesses. More in The Vault!
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From Sophie Epton…Words cannot even begin to describe the magic of this incredible wedding day! Jennifer and Jesse’s fairy tale wedding took place on top of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence, Italy and the day was full of so much love and light (and all the champagne!) This celebration was such a joy to photograph, and a true feast for the eyes. The ceremony and reception both took place on the hotel landing that literally overlooked the entire city and created a breathtakingly beautiful focal point for the entire day.
Gorgeous colorful blooms and lanterns punctuated every landscape, and sweet details such as mini olive oil bottle favors and the most amazing Firenze inspired invite made a big impact on guests. After the sun started to set, the party was set ablaze with a sparkling champagne tower while everyone danced against the Italian starry night.
The next day, Jennifer and Jesse got dressed up once more for a “day after” session as we chased light all over Firenze..from the Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace to the quiet streets of the Oltrarno side of the city. Jennifer was the most radiant bride, and we laughed all day amongst the hustle and bustle of historic Florence. This truly was one for the books, and I hope it inspires many other couples to chase your wanderlust dreams and always get married where your heart desires!
Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Cinematography: Emotionalmovie | Event Planning: Prestige Weddings Italy | Floral Design: Jardin Divers | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: L'Arte Della Torta di Melanie Secciani | Invitations: C'est La Vie | Bride's Shoes: BHLDN | Engagement Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Catering: Villa La Vedetta | Hair + Makeup: Lapo Via Dei Fossi | DJ: DJ Mauro Vecchi | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Venue: Villa La Vedetta | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal | Bride's Ring: Leigh Jay Nacht | Engagement Ring Box: Cartier | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Groom's Ring: Charming Jewelers | Groom's Shoes: Ted Baker | Guest Book: BHLDN | Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Robes: Modern Celebrations | Veil: David's Bridal | Velvet Jewelry Box: The Mrs Box
For those of us that are totally in love with all things Tuscany, this collection is for you. A compilation of all things chic, we’re sharing a few must-haves details that you might consider incorporating if you’re planning an Italy inspired affair. From the fab favors you should send guests home with, to what you (and your handsome beau) should wear, we’ve got it all waiting for you below!
Tuscan Inspired Wedding DetailsView Slideshow