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.

10 Responses to “Castello di Modanella – Vineyard”

  1. Steve Earner
    June 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Jules,

    The photos look fantastic!!!! We couldn’t be happier 🙂

    And thanks again for taking charge and making sure that our wedding day was perfect. We are so grateful that you took over when others seemed to go AWOL during the festivities. We should have booked YOU as our wedding planner the way you orchestrated the evening! You really made it all happen.

    We cannot thank you enough for perfectly capturing our special day. It was surely a fun experience running through the vineyards and Tuscan hillside to set up the perfect shot!

    It was truly a pleasure working with you and we would sincerely recommend you to anyone.

    Can’t wait for the wedding album!!!

    Mary & Steve

    • Andres
      June 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Stunning photos. My favorite are the ones with you two in the doorway and Dylan & Logan looking through the glass.

  2. Honey Earner
    June 7, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Mary and Steve, words cannot express the love I have for you two, I have gained a wonderful grand daughter in my life, thank you Steve. Your wedding was just so fabulous, and I hope your life together will forever be as happy as you are today. Love you Nana

  3. Mary
    June 7, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Hi Stephen and Mary, these photos are amazing! You both look absolutely stunning. The photographer managed to capture the radiant glow on both of your faces, and the magic in your eyes. I am so happy for you. I wish you the best of luck and happiness for many, many years to come. Congratulations, I love you, Auntie Mary 🙂

  4. Nick & Elinore
    June 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    What beautiful shots of beautiful people in a beautiful place that is just indescribable. We were so happy to be there with you and enjoy all the festivities. It was truly magical and you both deserve so much credit for all the planning and following. Magnificent. We love you both very much and hope and pray that you future will be filled with love, more smiles than tears , good health and happiness. Mimi & Papa

  5. Nick & Elinore
    June 7, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Steve and Mary; We were so happy to share your very special day; beautiful people, beautiful day, beautiful setting. You both looked stunning and happy. Everything two could imagine and execute. It was truly magical. We wish you love, joy, dreams, friendship, more smiles than tears and a lifetime of happiness together. We love and pray for the four of you.

    We applaud all the hard work and frustrations that this event required of you both and at a distance of four thousand miles. Bravi.

    Mimi and Papa

  6. Dorene
    June 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    These photographs are absolutely magnificent! It’s difficult to choose a favorite. The shots in the vineyard are breathtaking. The photographer captured the picturesque Tuscan landscape perfectly with a beautiful couple! Your radiant smiles remind us all of the power of love. For those of us who shared in this special occasion, it truly was magical … enchanting under the Tuscan sun…a time we will reflect upon often, filling our hearts with such joy. We are proud parents and love you both very much. Looking forward to sharing many more incredible moments together!! xxoo

  7. Lovella Bridal
    June 8, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    The Tuscan hillside photos are amazing. To be able to photograph in such a beautiful part of the country… priceless. Beautiful bride and groom, too – congrats to them!

  8. LAURA & DARIO
    June 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Mary & Steve,
    siamo molto felici di aver condiviso con voi questi giorni fantastici.
    Queste foto stupende sono la testimonianza di un bellissimo matrimonio, in un posto meraviglioso e con due bellissimi sposi !
    Complimenti per essere riusciti ad organizzare da lontano un matrimonio così perfetto !
    Vi auguriamo una vita felice e … tanti fratellini per Dylan e Logan !!!
    Grazie di tutto, con grande affetto,
    Laura e Dario.

  9. LUCIA & PINO
    June 15, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Il vostro fantastico matrimonio sarà un ricordo indelebile nei nostri cuori.
    E’ stato tutto bellissimo, dagli sposi al magnifico castello e alla perfetta organizzazione.
    Tanti, tanti auguri di una continua felicità e grazie per averci dato l’opportunità di conoscere tutti voi !
    Con sincero affetto,
    Lucia e Pino.

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