Antica Fattoria di Paterno wedding

Antica Fattoria di Paterno wedding venue is in Chianti and is about 45 minutes drive from Florence. It’s not easy to find but well worth it when you eventually do!

This Persian-Australian-English wedding was a wonderful blend of cultures meeting in a lovely location in the heart of Tuscany. As I drove up to the farmhouse I was confronted by a doe (female deer) staring at me, I couldn’t believe it when I still had time to sneak out the car, grab the camera, and snap two photos before it pranced off into the wood.

The bride and groom got ready at another villa called I Massini just at the bottom of the hill about 2 mins drive from Antica Fattoria di Paterno. Once we had concluded the preparations we all moved to the main villa where the wedding ceremony was set to happen on the covered terrace.

Being a Persian wedding it was full of lots of lovely details to photograph as traditionally the are many elements including: the seven herbs, the seven pastries, the mirror of fate and two candelabras which are symbols of light and fire. The decorated eggs, almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts are all symbols of fertility; there were also the heavenly fruits: pomegranates, grapes, apples. A cup of honey is also used as after the couple is married, the bride and groom each dip their little finger in the cup of honey and feed it to one another.

Here are just a few photos from this Antica Fattoria di Paterno wedding.

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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.

18 Responses to “Antica Fattoria di Paterno wedding”

  1. Daniela Delia on Facebook
    June 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    10+ !!

  2. Sati Bibò on Facebook
    June 9, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Even when I think you cannot possibly do a better job you manage to surprise me! Superlative job!

  3. Jonny & Sara
    June 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Jules, thank you!

    These photos are amazing. They have far exceeded our expectations and you have really managed to capture every detail and emotion of our unforgettable day. You were a pleasure to work with, and your style of photography really helped us to relax throughout the day. We are very grateful to have a set of photos that we can look back on with such fond memories for many years to come.

    Best wishes

    Jonny & Sara

  4. Denise Payne Worley
    June 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Ahhhhhh GORGEOUS JULES!!!! Just beyond photographic perfection….. as always!!! You are one inspired man!

  5. Antonia Voss
    June 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    So, so beautiful. Cant wait to work together soon. xx

  6. Francis Flowers
    June 9, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Dreamful! Full of details, stunning couple and amazing photos!

  7. Kiss Eszter
    June 9, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    You’re the best!

  8. Paras
    June 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Amazing photos. Moments beautifully captured. Well done !

  9. Nat
    June 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Fantastic photos guys, really capture how perfect the day was – take me back there! Well done to Jules, amazing photographer.

  10. beatrix
    June 14, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    wow Jules!!!
    you make me feel like getting married again looking at these amaazing pictures!!!! you are always the best!

  11. Athena
    June 16, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Very well done. So beautifull

  12. Andy Bickers
    June 16, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Wow!!!! Absolutely amazing photographs of a beautiful couple, on their beautiful wedding day, in a stunningly beautiful location. The photographs took me straight back to Tuscany and that lovely day. You have captured Johnny and Sara’s wedding day in the most fantastic way. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful ….!!!!

  13. Nahid
    June 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    It was a Fantastic Wedding ceremony!!!

  14. Linda Foskett
    June 18, 2013 at 9:11 am

    The most beautiful wedding photos, it brought tears to my eyes looking at them.

  15. Christine Toomeh
    June 19, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    The emotions of the ceremony and the night have been captured perfectly.
    Such beautiful photos of a beautiful couple – I still can’t pick my favourite!

  16. Nasrin
    June 20, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Gorgeous couple! heaven-like venue! And a perfect day!
    Love was in the air! And the photos have so beautifully captured the essence of moment! Wonderful job! Well done!

  17. Kelley Hehir
    June 25, 2013 at 3:47 am

    WOW … what an unforgettable day! These photos are incredible. Congrats Mr and Mrs Bickers! xx

  18. Catherine
    June 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Congratulation to the happy couple and to the photographer able to frame such beautiful and unforgettable moments.
    Looking forward having Jules as photographer at my wedding!

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