Villa Mocale wedding in Tuscany

romance in the olives after Villa Mocale wedding

Villa Mocale is situated quite close to Florence and was the setting for the days events. The bride and groom were getting ready in separate apartments nearby and so it was easy for me to wander from one to the other to photograph their preparations. The day started with great weather but in the final hours before the wedding ceremony the clouds thickened and rain threatened. Just as we were about to start the wedding under the loggia in the garden a few rain drops fell but we pressed on and tried to ignore it. The ceremony was beautifully officiated by the one of the brides brothers and many people had to fight back their tears.

Straight after the ceremony I grabbed a couple of photos with the newlyweds and then went to get some candid shots of guests at the aperitivi as we were worried that the large storm only a few kilometers away was heading for us and would send us inside. It spotted with rain again but we went on oblivious even though you could see the downpour that was taking place in the distance. I don’t know how it happened but the storm never arrived and eventually things even improved slightly and the sun almost made a comeback!

As soon as I saw the weather had improved a bit I took the bride and groom for a walk. Jacquie & Andrea are really relaxed fun people who took the weather dramas in their stride and we had a good laugh as we went for photos in the Tuscan countryside.

Here are just a few photos from this wedding in Tuscany at Villa Mocale.

Images from - Villa Mocale wedding in Tuscany

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.

6 Responses to “Villa Mocale wedding in Tuscany”

  1. Jacquie & Andrea (Bride & Groom)
    June 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Jules,
    Wow, these photos are terrific!! They capture the intimacy and joy of the day so marvelously (and as you say, thank goodness those rain clouds rolled right out of there when they did). Thank you for everything – not only did you make us feel completely at ease from the second you arrived to take pictures of us getting ready, but you had some great ideas for pictures, were fun to hang out with, and even gave us some wedding advice at the most opportune moments (e.g. we only need to cut the cake once and not start slicing it up into pieces as we were about to do)!
    Anyway, we both agree that we will recommend you to any of our friends looking to get married in Italy or anywhere else for that matter.
    Thanks again for some lovely photos, and all the best,
    Jacquie and Andrea

  2. Kathy weida
    June 5, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Wow! These pictures are fabulous. They definitely capture the beauty of the couple inside and out, and the absolute beauty of the location and warmth of the whole event.

    Thank you!

  3. Winnie
    June 7, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Awesome! These photos show the happiest, most tender and loving moments of one’s life through their ” window of the soul”. To me they appear as impressionist paintings – full of sunshine.

    You did an excellent job Jules. Thank you.

    From mother of the bride.

  4. joan Garber
    June 8, 2012 at 5:40 am

    What a magnificent wedding and you captured it all: the love and tenderness of the bride and groom which radiated throughout your beautiful photography. Seeing the pictures, we relived this wonderful event.

    Friends of Winnie and Alfred

  5. Patrizia e Renato
    June 13, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    rivedendovi in foto abbiamo ricordato con commozione e gioia questa meravigliosa festa che abbiamo avuto la fortuna di dividere con voi
    Patrizia e Renato.

  6. Emma
    June 16, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Jules, these are amazing!!!! I can’t wait for you photograph our day in September.

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