Wedding in Lucca, nestled in the hills of Tuscany
I've been a bit slow putting up all the weddings from last year, but I'm now back and ready to show them all to you now! First up this year is a wedding I shot in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy last September. The couple were Emma and Richard, from the UK, and they invited their most special friends and close family to share their beautiful wedding day with them. They rented a stunning Tuscan villa called La Pianella, nestled high up in the hills surrounding the historic town of Lucca. They had all been there a week before the wedding day arrived, so they had all settled in very well by the time I got there the day before the wedding! The villa comprises of two houses - the main villa and the farmhouse - both with swimming pools which were absolutely necessary in the lovely late summer heat.
The wedding ceremony was held in the heart of Lucca, after which everyone walked through the town to a wine bar for champagne and nibbles. After that we all headed back to La Pianella for the reception and meal. The food was laid out as a typical Tuscan picnic in the grounds of the villa. It was a super relaxed wedding, where people chilled out in the garden, drank lots of wine, ate great Italian food and even had a round of singing performed by some of the guests. The venue was perfect for a small, intimate wedding like Richard and Emma's.