Castello di Modanella – Vineyard

This wedding was in a week when the weather had been really bad but on the wedding day itself the sun was shining… there was however a wind that would take you off your feet and it was very chilly so we all had to think warm thoughts! Thankfully inside the castle courtyard we were protected from the wind so it was possible to eat outdoors.

The castle has a lot of accommodation that is spread out over a considerable area. The bride and bridesmaids were getting ready in one apartment and the boys were about 1km drive away in another farmhouse. I passed the preparations going back and forth between the two locations in my car and then we all jumped in our transport and went to the castle in order to get ready for the wedding in the small church that lies just outside the main castle doors. Castello di Modanella has its own little church so it is a popular place for weddings.

After the ceremony and the traditional rice throwing at the church exit we went to the aperitivi which were supposed to be in the gardens at the back of the castle but seeing as that area was too windy and cold we were actually in the restaurant. Once everyone had had time to relax and eat and drink we took care of the family photos and then we went into the castle courtyard for the first dance and then dinner.

I love the vineyards around the castle grounds so we used them for a few photos and thankfully they were relatively dry as the fields were still wet underfoot after all the rain. All in all it was a really fun day and even if it was colder than we all expect it to be at this time of year it didn’t stop anyone thoroughly enjoying the event.

Jules Bower

Italian and destination wedding photographer Jules Bower photographs weddings in Italy, Europe and worldwide. His unique approach and expertise arrive from not only an obsession with photography but also because he owned one of the first and most successful wedding planning agencies in Italy.