Posted on November 1st, 2010 by Stefania
Happy Monday girls!
I hope you had a great Halloween week-end, mine was excellent since I spent an entire day shopping in York!
To start the week with energy I thought to write about another great destination wedding in Tuscany (I’ve already written about destination wedding in Tuscany…do you remember Emily & Nick’s story?).
Well, this is the story of Janice and Chris, two American guys who decided to get married in Tuscany last summer. What I really love about this wedding is the fact that they completely experienced the Italian life style! They stayed in a great villa with the whole family and invited a chef to teach them how to make hand-made pasta!
They travelled around the little villages of Lucca province and experienced the beauty and freshness of local open markets…
I leave you with the story of this great wedding told by their photographer Alexandra Roberts – I love her style and when she told me she is from Boston, where I studied for a while during uni, I liked her even more!
I met Chris and Janice as they were looking for a photographer to bring on this crazy trip. We instantly connected on many levels. Janice likes to tell the story about how she hugged me when we met up at a little coffee shop in Winter Hill and how I might have thought that was weird since we had only just met, but I wanted to hug her too! I got the phone call that they were picking me 3 days after we had met and I was just floored.
Not only was I excited to go to Italy for a week, but I knew that we were going to be friends for a really long time. Since we were going to be spending a week in a house together, we made a point to hang out a few times just to get to know each other better.Janice hired a chef to come in and teach everyone how to make pasta from scratch, how fab is she? Marco, who was also the chef for the 6 course wedding dinner, is unbelievable. He studied English in Australia which means he has an Australian/Italian accent. Yeah, just try to imagine that one for a sec, knees melt?
Before the ceremony we went to Lucca town hall. Before you can legally be married in Italy and for it to look legit in the US, you must first be married in “the eyes of Italy”. We headed over to the beautiful town hall for the simple ceremony with Janice and Chris’ two witnesses, Sally and Steve.
After the ceremony, we went down the hill to a winery to see if we could take a couple shots by the vines. We knew we would have the day after shoot all dressed up, so we didn’t go crazy with shots of Janice + Chris the day of their wedding.
They had an insane 6 course dinner to get to!