La Foce wedding – 1813!!

La Foce wedding villa and gardens commands an impressive view over the world famous Val d’Orcia an area that is quite simply breathtakingly beautiful countryside.

The villa gardens are gorgeous and so the whole event was planned to take place outside using various areas of the property. Unfortunately the weather this spring has been unusually unstable and this wedding took place on a day that in terms of the weather was nothing short of a surprise for everyone.

The day started with torrential rain and then around lunchtime it cleared up slightly allowing me to get a few photos outdoors without getting too wet. Then whilst groom and bridal preparations took place the wind increased and the weather started to worsen as a storm was arriving.

During the wedding ceremony the storm arrived and just as well we were safe indoors. After the ceremony we took some family photos in the villa and then as the storm passed the sun made a quick appearance just giving us a few moments to take some photos outside. My respect goes to the bride and groom who managed to brave the freezing wind and drastically low temperatures… that day the temperature reached a record low of 4°C.

The last time it was that cold in this area was 1813…… 200 years ago!!

Here are a few photos from this La Foce wedding.

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.

17 Responses to “La Foce wedding – 1813!!”

  1. Stefanie & Joao
    June 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Jules, we can’t thank you enough. Not only are the photos absolutely beautiful — we knew we could expect that from you from the moment we met you and saw your work — but you really went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and relaxed on our wedding day. You were a pleasure to work with and exceeded all expectations, which were set very high, by the way! We will cherrish these photos and the memories they recall for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much, Jules.

    • Solange
      June 21, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Amazing pics and such a wonderful wedding!
      My favorite one “the kiss under the arch”. Stef your eyes are simple a jewellery piece! keep that smile all over your way!

      Once again i’d like to thank all kindness and care that i’ve received from Lourenço and Rubin’s families!

  2. Len and Marlene
    June 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Oh, wow! We will have wonderful memories and incredibly beautiful photos of Stefanie and Joao’s wedding, thanks to you. You were wonderful to work with each step of the way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  3. Luís
    June 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Hi everyone!!

  4. La Foce management
    June 20, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    You did an absolutely excellent job Jules! The weather situation was so miserable that I would have never expected such an incredibly amazing result.
    Many many compliments and our best wishes to Stefanie and Joao, whom we wish to host again at La Foce!

  5. Laura (sister of bride)
    June 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Stef & Joao- your wedding pictures are beautiful. You look so beautiful, Stef and Joao- very handsome. It made me tear up. I love you!

  6. Cathy (Catarina)
    June 20, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Stefie & João Pedro:

    I’m flabbergasted!!! Not with your beauty because you’re really are a awsome couple!!! but what is amaizing is your love because with that weather …and that temperature… you kept your precious smile and your tender look showing us all your love with your body language!!!! [nobody here will believe me…I told everyone that was a storm 🙂 ]

    Everybody else: I miss you all!!! that weekend was something really special!!!

    And…Jules: Congratulations! You did a remarkable work! Thank you!!!

  7. Jerry Rubin
    June 20, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Wonderful. Everyone looks fantastic (especially true since only a little of my head shows and in only one shot). The photos capture the essence and beauty of the couple and the location. Great job, everyone. It was a great trip surrounded a great wedding.

    Same time next year?

  8. Jennie
    June 20, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos, Jules! Regardless of the uncooperative weather, you were able to capture beautiful moments of sheer bliss across the wedding day. We truly appreciated your flexibility and creativity; it made for a seemingly seamless execution of “Plan A”. 🙂

    Cheers to Jules, Stef, João, the Lourenço & Rubin families! xo

  9. Cathie & Bill Shamper
    June 21, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Wow! Absolutely breathtaking! The weather didn’t put a damper on these stunning pictures.Great job.

  10. Uncle Allen
    June 21, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Well I can say that in spite of the weather the wedding was awesome. Also, really enjoyed meeting the new in laws, all of them! . Terrific people. Maya and I both have great memories to share as a result of this experience. Love always and regards also from aunt Cielo..

  11. Jessica & Isaac
    June 21, 2013 at 4:34 am

    These are such beautiful photos!! Some look like the could be paintings. Congratulations!!

  12. Christine
    June 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos!!! Jules, you’ve truly captured the essence of joy and romance shown at Stefanie and Joao’s wedding! We all had a blast! I absolutely loved both the far away shot kissing under the arch, and the romantic/up close shot of the couple to the left of the arch photo! All your hard work in the cold weather paid off. Thank you!!

  13. Nicki Rubin
    June 21, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Incredibly gorgeous! Just like a fairy tale. Prince and princess living happily ever after. Jules you grabbed the beauty of the day and magnified it ten fold!

  14. Oriana e João Lourenço
    June 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Congratulations for the excellent work, Jules. The photos are splendid, being possible to understand the state of mind of the wonderful newly formed couple, even the nervousness in the smile of João Pedro. I liked the idea of ​​shooting the dress, shoes and jewelery, and temporary relief from the storm. I love the pictures that captured the petals of the roses fall and the one which Stefanie has her left hand on the neck of João Pedro, the light is wonderful. Best, Oriana and João Lourenço

  15. Alex Trimble
    June 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    These photos are absolutely spectacular, Jules. You’ve captured timeless moments that Stefanie and João can easily go back to forever. Despite the weather, you really captured the fairy tale that took place here. Well done to you, and congratulations to Stef and João!

  16. Marilyn
    June 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Fabulous photos from a fabulous wedding. Whatever the plan (A, B, whatever), it didn’t matter. The day was magical and the photographs show the joy of the happy couple and everyone was who was there. I wish the best to you, Steffie & Joao, and I was so happy to be able to share in your perfect day.
    Love,
    Marilyn

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