If you think of Tuscany, you cannot help but consider Florence, the hills and scenery. You cannot help but see in your mind rows of cypresses and olive trees, along unpaved country roads and farmhouses in the wild vegetation. Except for some industrial areas, the entire Tuscany is so. But few people know the countryside of Lucca, which has nothing to envy to the most famous areas of the Chianti.
Lucca is located exactly halfway between Florence and the ocean. It is a small town that has maintained its charm untouched. The streets of the historic centre leave millions of tourists jaw-dropping every year. You can walk and cycle through the imposing walls, and there is nothing better than a stroll in spring to breathe all its so Dolce Far Niente mood.
After the first visit, dozens of couples decide to come back here and organise their wedding downtown. The venues are certainly not lacking! The marvellous buildings in the city centre are available for fabulous civil ceremonies. All around, lost in the countryside, there are hundreds of Italian villas and lush gardens. Most of them are the perfect backdrop for any photo shoot.
It is precisely at one of these villas that, thanks to the girls of Il Bianco e Il Rosa, I got to make this photo shoot. It was pleasant to portray this attractive woman in the garden, on ageing floors and among lemon trees, while strolling around before the wedding. In the porch, the dinner table was set by Dario Benvenuti who has also made the bouquet and the floral decorations. Silvia Gerzeli enhanced the beauty of the bride with perfect makeup.
Although spring had not yet arrived, the weather was sunny, and it was nice to enjoy the warmth of the sun during the photos. Here is another point for Lucca: the climate is nearly always mild and rarely gets cold.
Here are the other vendors: Wedding Dress: Marianna Lanzilli | Shoes: Mascia Mandolesi | Cake: Le Bontà | Invitations: Eyder Wedding Design | Mise en place: Le Mas Histoire d’Intérieur | Event design production: D-Solution | Venue: Lucca Apartments and Villas