Tenuta Monacelle Wedding Shoot

Tenuta Monacelle Wedding Shoot

Last November I had the pleasure of visiting Tenuta Monacelle wedding venue as I was the judge for the photography category of the Italian Wedding Stars Gran Gala’ that held its second edition at this venue in Puglia.

Together with the organizer of the event, Daniela Corti of Madreperla Events and the director of Tenuta Monacelle we thought about doing a styled shoot at this unique location.

The estate is located a few kilometers from very popular destinations such as:

  • Alberobello, the capital of the world renowned Trulli.
  • Locorotondo, one of the most beautiful towns in Italy.
  • The baroque city of Martina Franca.
  • Ostuni, also known as the white city.
  • Also, the Adriatic coastal strip comprising the famous towns of Polignano a Mare and Monopoli.
Trulli in Puglia
Tenuta Monacelle wedding venue
Typical local architecture in Puglia

Tenuta Monacelle wedding venue features in its resort the famous Trulli houses These houses are round with conical roofs, they were constructed by peasants in the 15th century and used to accommodate not only the family but the animals as well. Families would have a number of Trulli dwellings built close together. Trulli are made from limestone, without the use of mortar, the walls are thick and strange symbols can be found painted on the roofs. There are several theories about how and why these unique houses were built.

Puglia in the last few years has become one of the most popular wedding destinations with its abundance of ancient towns, extravagant churches, beautiful architecture, the endless secular olive groves, the exceptionally good food and wines and all its breathtaking seaside locations.

vintage gold and pearl jewelry Tenuta Monacelle wedding
yellow and pink floral accents
handmade wedding bands

Yellow tones and local accents

To complement the Trulli houses, the blue Apulian skies and the very hot July month, the inspiration was a very contemporary colour palette of yellow with a touch of pink, combined with an excellent attention to details and glamorous vintage touches, this was a truly cinematic production.

The bride with her bridesmaids wore bespoke jewellery with gold and pearls and gold and black stones in a very southern rich and vintage style.

Wonderful sunset and amazing light

sunset photography at  Tenuta Monacelle wedding
romantic lighting on country road
 Tenuta Monacelle wedding

As I love my photography at sunset I knew that I wanted to embrace some typical Apulian countryside surroundings for some idyllic portrait opportunities and I just love the results.

glamorous portrait

I had the pleasure of working in this gorgeous location with an amazing atmosphere, great food and an incredible group of people and brands.

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Jules Bower
Photographer, Retoucher, Visual Storyteller, Artist.

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.