Broadway stars marry in Tuscany

evening photo in crop field in Tuscany

When Denise first contacted me the brief was very simple, she wanted some photos around the town, some in the countryside and she wanted to make sure things weren’t a drag for the kids attending the wedding. After a few emails I knew that we were going to get along just fine as her ideas were clear, well defined and realistic. When I am invited to photograph a small event I feel especially privileged as when there are a few adults and children whom you know are their nearest and dearest it is an honor to be allowed to join such an intimate gathering.

The venue for this wedding in Tuscany was Certaldo Alto, a small medieval hill top town not far from San Gimignano but comparatively less known; it is quiet, rustic, secluded, picturesque and full of character. I arrived at the hotel and went and found Denise starting her preparations. We had only ever exchanged a few emails but a few moments after introducing myself we were chatting and having fun as she is one of the sweetest people I have ever met.

The civil wedding took place in a church next to the town hall as the courtyard where they normally perform the weddings was closed for some renovation work. Just before bride’s entrance I went to the church and met the groom Kevin who was eagerly awaiting his beloved with twinges of nervous anticipation and excitement! Denise and Kevin both work in theater and curently star in the Broadway musical sensation Jersey Boys, they both have great style and I can only hope that my photos in some small way manage to portray the immense love and connection between them.

Here are just a few photos from this Certaldo Alto wedding in Tuscany.

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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.

25 Responses to “Broadway stars marry in Tuscany”

  1. Denise and Kevin
    May 31, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    JULES!!! How can you type when you are completely speechless!?!?! You have taken the MOST BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS I have ever seen! We are in tears!!! I can never thank you enough for capturing this much beauty and love in each one of our photos. You were INCREDIBLE and to work with, and made our day even more relaxing and fun. THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU! Your talent is beyond words!!!!

  2. Tina
    May 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    These photos are amazing!

  3. Barb and Brian Worley
    May 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Jules, we are in awe of the photos you have taken of Kevin and Denise’s wedding. You certainly have captured so many wonderful memories for all of us. Thank you for being there for our son and his new bride. Thanks to these fantastic photos, we will NEVER forget that day!!

  4. Sandy Burnside
    May 31, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Fantastic pictures. I feel like I was there. How beautiful.

  5. Lesley Radens
    May 31, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Jules, WOWZA! Now, I know Denise and Kevin are two really good-looking, attractive and photogenic individuals but as a couple in these photos they are more beautiful than words can ever express! What an eye you have! The village shots and the field shots took my breath away. My heart is still pounding seeing the love that you captured between Dee and Kev as well as the idealistic scenery of Tuscany! I wish with all my heart I had known you when my husband and I married – we would have had the most memorable, remarkable photos. Dee and Kev are so blessed to have had you be part of the most important day of their lives. You are awesome!

    • Jules
      May 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks Lesley! I am willing to work anywhere so who knows… maybe we will catch up sometime and I will be able to photograph you too…. otherwise you’ll just have to come to Italy for an anniversary!

  6. Elizabeth & Ann
    May 31, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Congratulations again to Denise & Kevin! It was such an honor to assist you with the planning of your wedding here in Tuscany. Bravo Jules.. your photos are, as always, amazing! Cheers, Elizabeth & Ann / Original Tuscan Wedding

  7. Brianna Alcorn
    May 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    These photos are so amazing! You really captured the love they have for each other in the beautiful background of Italy! Fantastic work!

  8. Danette
    May 31, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Wow…I don’t even know what to say…these photos are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! I mean, Denise and Kevin may quite possibly be the most beautiful couple I know, but these photos seriously capture every bit of emotion. What amazing memories…like time standing still…awesome.

  9. Mary
    May 31, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    OMG, these are absolutely STUNNING! The love is jumping out and I am full of tears. Your photographer did a beautiful job, these are to treasure.
    You know you will need a much bigger apartment to hang ALL of them on your walls!
    We are beyond thrilled for you. Much much love to the happy couple.

  10. Kerry O'Malley
    May 31, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Two stunning people in a stunning location photographed by a wonderful artist! What’s not to love?? Just GORGEOUS!!!

  11. Kimberly
    May 31, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    AMAZING!!!! Thank you for sharing and capturing the beauty of two people, their love and the amazing country of ITALIA!!!! Love you guys!

  12. Darrell Wagner
    May 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing the incredible photos of a wonderful wedding. Denise and Kevin are lovely people and the photography is truly AMAZING. Congrats again!

  13. Maureen O'Brien
    May 31, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos! It helps to start with two such beautiful and very happy souls; nevertheless, I can definitely see the talent of the photographer! Best wedding photos I’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing. I smiled from start to finish!

  14. THERESA & TONY CASCIATO
    May 31, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Jules,

    Thank you sooo much for sharing these absolutely gorgeous wedding photos of our grandson, Kevin, and his beautiful Denise. Being unable to make the trip, the photos make us feel like we were actually there sharing in their very special day in Tuscany. We will definitely treasure these memorable photos. Thank you.

  15. Lisa
    June 1, 2012 at 12:42 am

    These may be the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen. What an artist this Jules is! Denise, you look so happy and it just makes me smile. All the best to both of you!

  16. Candi
    June 1, 2012 at 2:43 am

    These photos are amazing! You not only caught the beauty of Tuscany, but you brought out the light and personality inside of Kevin and Denise! You are a truly gifted artist and anyone would be lucky to have you photograph their wedding!

  17. Robert
    June 1, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Jules, your photos of my friend, Denise, and her new husband, Kevin, at their wedding are absolutely stunning. Thank you for capturing the day so magically for them.

    Robert A. Dunn

  18. Grace Lee Brown
    June 1, 2012 at 7:20 am

    What amazing work….absolutely beeeeautiful!

  19. Lou
    June 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    As one of Denise’s oldest friends, I have to congratulate you on your absolutely INCOMPARABLE work! I have never seen anything quite so lovely as these pictures! Fantastic work!!!

  20. Michele Benzin
    June 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    These pictures are amazing, Jules!!! You really captured the romance of this spectacular day. Much love and congrats to Denise and Kevin!!!

  21. kelly murray bova
    June 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Absolutely stunning! Congratulations Denise and Kevin! What amazing photographs that forever captured your beautiful day!

  22. ena
    June 1, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I just wanted to compliment the photographer on outstanding photos of a beautiful couple

  23. Dennis Trask
    June 4, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Nice pictures. Congrats to the bride and groom!

  24. Susie Fretz
    June 26, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Congratulations Denise & Kevin! What amazing photography! Denise, I’m so glad that your mother called me to give me the website for your wedding photos!

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