Jo and Mark’s Amazing Tuscany Wedding Adventure!


Here we go then! My absolute favourite images from Jo & Mark’s spectacular wedding in Italy a few weeks back. By sheer coincidence, Emma and I had holidayed in Cortona two years ago so when Jo & Mark told me they were getting married in Cortona Town Hall I was so excited! I immediately produced an image of me sat on the Town Hall steps from our holiday much to their surprise!

Jo & Mark’s reception venue was something else all together – a spectacular castle near Perugia that is used solely as a wedding and events venue now and run by full time wedding planner, Julie.

On the morning of the wedding I met Jo there to shoot some of the bridal prep…

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Onwards to Cortona and I was there to shoot the guests arriving on the coach that Jo & Mark had laid on…

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The ceremony was amazing – conducted by the mayor of Cortona and translated beautifully by Julie…

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What a place!

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We arrived at the castle before the guests so took the opportunity to shoot some images to really show off the venue…

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One of my favourites shots of 2010 (and I know it’s one of Jo’s too!)

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When everyone sat down for the wedding breakfast I took the opportunity to shoot some images from the roof of the castle and from the vineyard below it….

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After the wedding breakfast, it was to the pool for the first dance – how gorgeous is it down there?!?!?

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What a wedding! It was an honour to be involved and always exciting to shoot destination weddings. I shoot a maximum of 2 destination weddings per year so as not to interrupt the flow of my UK weddings, Italy is our first of 2010 and we’re heading to New York in October for our second and final destination wedding of the year – how exciting!

Finally, Jo and Mark – congratulations! It really was an amazing wedding and one I know I’ll never forget so I’m certain all of your wonderful family and friends won’t forget it in a hurry either!


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