Elopement Photographer Florence
A rainy and romantic spring adventure at Torre di Bellosguardo
If is there something that I really love to do, this is to photograph elopements. The idea of leaving your country to enjoy your wedding adventure, alone with your loved one, could look weird at a first glance. But I guess there is nothing more romantic than this. Although – of course – it will make a lot of people angry! But, mostly from my (the photographer!) point of view, it leaves a lot of opportunities to find a connection and to go deeper into the couple’s feelings. I have time to create that relaxed and laid-back atmosphere that makes my photographs look the way they look: natural, candid and not posed. Also if I’m always there to help them to reach that natural mood (which is hard to get into, the very first time it happens you to face a camera). The final result looks natural throughout the whole day, and when you come back to celebrate your wedding with your loved ones, what you can show is something with an authentic and unposed look. All of that just to say that when Christina and Charles asked me to be their Elopement Photographer in Florence, I couldn’t be happier.
The event took place at Hotel Torre Di Bellosguardo. This is an outstanding venue that dominates Florence from the top of one of the hills that surround the city. Until a few years ago it was possible to celebrate weddings on their awesome terrace. Unfortunately, with the new management, they now accept just elopements or really intimate weddings. They have a small number of accommodations, that’s a great opportunity if you want to visit Florence (it’s just 10 minutes far – driving – from downtown) and at the same time enjoy the intimacy that the ancient walls ( 800 years old!) can guarantee you. Also if it took place at the end of May, the sky was totally covered by dark clouds, with a light drizzle that came and went all day long. Side note: if you think that the rain can destroy your wedding photos, have a look here below. This is a rainy wedding and these are freaking unique!
We spent together the whole afternoon. I know what you’re gonna think: it’s a looooong time for just an elopement photography service. It might be. But it permits the couple to fully live their day, without being in rush to shoot here and there, worried that time may run out. In this specific case, we had time to break the ice during their getting ready. We could wait for the rain to stop, without being concerned about the time or of the guests. And we had plenty of time to enjoy the most famous Florence spots: San Miniato al Monte church, Piazzale Michelangelo, and – later – a downtown walk through the most important monuments. Without mentioning a superb Gelato (just learned that’s different from icecream) in my favorite gelato-place on earth: Gelateria Della Passera (take note, if you’re gonna visit Florence: this can make the difference from a local photographer and one that comes from a different country! :D). Before leaving back to Torre di Bellosguardo, as the air got colder, we found the time for a bear in Piazza Santo Spirito.
There was just the time for a First Dance before to sit down in the winter garden, waiting for the dinner to be served. And that’s the precise moment we decided it was better to finish the service! 🙂
The best part of the day had yet to come.
It’s time to let the photos talk, folks: have fun, going through Christina and Charlie’s wedding day in Florence, through this bunch of my favs!
Venue: Hotel Torre Di Bellosguardo – Photographer:Me! – Officiant: Giuseppe Rossi of Blessings from Italy – Hair and makeup: Lara Navarrini – Dress: Theia Couture – Earrings: Chanel – Ring designer/Jeweler: Livia Diamonds – Brides Shoes: Stuart Weitzman – Suit: Ermengildo Zegna: Grooms shoes: To Boot New York – Florals: Floralia
All the photos of the post “Elopement Photographer Florence – Torre di Bellosguardo” have been shot by Wedding Photographer Francesco Spighi