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Villa Petrolo wedding in Tuscany


Villa Petrolo wedding near Mercatale. The villa was a bit tricky to find and my satellite navigation decided to take me on the off road route when there is a perfectly decent road leading up to the villa! Anyway on arrival I soon met the mother of the bride and then the bride. We had exchanged a few emails but that was about the extent of it so it was really a pleasure to finally meet the bride and groom. I switched between following the brides preparations on the first floor and the grooms on the lower ground floor. Once everyone was ready we enjoyed a lovely ceremony on the main steps of the villa.

Villa Petrolo wedding venue is a fun place to take photos as it is immersed in olives and vineyards which I like to use in my photos. Here are some photos from this Villa Petrolo 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.

31 Responses to “Villa Petrolo wedding in Tuscany”

  • Wesley Lynne
    September 26, 2013 at 9:34 am

    These are amazing! I wanted to cry looking at them… beautiful work & beautiful couple, you really captured the feeling.

  • Lynne Lawson
    September 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    WOW!!! These are gorgeous! What beautiful memories for a beautiful couple!

  • Lauren Carnighan Short
    September 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Jules, These photos are stunning! You were the right man for the mission, and completely captured the special beauty of the day. We will cherish these photos and all of the memories behind them for years to come. Thank you so much!

  • Anne
    September 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm


  • Leah Bianco Van Horn
    September 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    So beautiful.

  • Tessa Carlson
    September 27, 2013 at 5:20 pm


  • mollie
    October 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Blown away by some of the shots, well all of them really. A movie stage set with actors could not have been more phenomenal!

  • Lorraine
    October 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    These are absolutely stunning photos!!!

  • E Watson
    October 2, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Very staged and contrived- plus the “bride” (already married!) is anorexic!

    • a friend
      October 2, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      you must live a very sad little life to feel the need to leave such a senseless comment about a beautiful couple, wedding and photography. i’m embarrassed for you!

      • another friend
        October 2, 2013 at 7:27 pm

        My sentiments exactly! What a deliberate hurtful comment about this wonderful young couple and these incredible photos. Apparently your mother never taught you the Golden Rule…Treat others as you would like to be treated. Shame on you.

        • Nicole R
          October 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm

          Agree-very poor taste for E Watson to leave a comment that is not only incredibly rude, but so far from the truth. What a miserable person.
          Lauren- you were a stunning bride. Congrats!!

    • Friend
      October 2, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      E Watson you should be ashamed of yourself for posting such a horrid comment! I am sorry that you have such a hateful outlook on life and I hope you change and find the love and joy that this beautiful couple has together. Lauren your pictures are absolutely magical and I couldn’t be happier for you!

    • Claudine
      October 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      What a miserable person you must be E. Watson! You must not know Lauren at all to say such ridiculous, hurtful things.

      These pictures are amazing and Lauren you are the most beautiful bride! It all looked so joyous! Congratulations! xo

    • Heather
      October 2, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Dear “E Watson”:

      We all would love to know who you are but we can pretty much guarantee that you are a malicious coward! How dare you write such hurtful things about such a beautiful couple! One of the most beautiful things about this couple is that they are more gorgeous on the inside than on the outside and they both come from loving amazing families. Not only are you jealous, you are a complete moron because anyone who has a destination wedding usually makes it official in the US right before they head overseas. Why don’t you come clean as to who you are, so we can all see who the a@s is that would make such rude comments!
      I love you Lauren & Mike and I wish you all the happiness in the world!

      Heather Donahue

  • Katelyn
    October 2, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    There are no words! I’m not sure any couple could ask for anything more, what a wonderful capturing of what I’m sure was a remarkable day! Beautiful!

  • Nicole R
    October 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    These are AMAAAAZING! Each shot it more beautiful than the next. Beautiful location, photography and most of all Beautiful Bride & Groom!

  • Lauren Carnighan Short
    October 2, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Wow! Thank you for all of the comments and kind words….even the anorexic comment, since I will gladly take that after the full week of eating endless amounts of pasta, cheese, and meat 🙂 The intimate week of family and friends was more than I could have hoped for, and we are so thankful the talented Jules was able to capture it all xo

  • Jena Yaeger
    October 4, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Most amazing wedding ever, you were gorgeous!!

  • Megan Audas Morell
    October 4, 2013 at 9:49 am

    These are STUNNING!!! You define “under the Tuscan Sun” so happy for you and Mike!! Xoxoxo picture perfect!

  • Susanna Lewis
    October 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Most beautiful wedding I may have ever seen!

  • Megan Wood Duggins
    October 4, 2013 at 9:51 am

    These are breathtaking! Are they going in a magazine? You look like a model Lauren!

  • Stephania Mitsides Middleton
    October 4, 2013 at 9:51 am


  • Carmin Black
    October 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

    So amazing!!!

  • Michelle Dorfman Rishel
    October 4, 2013 at 9:53 am

    So beautiful!

  • Kotrina Ozbek
    October 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

    The pictures are amazing! Congratulations!

  • Nicki Kahner
    October 4, 2013 at 9:56 am


  • Tonia Miller Aldridge
    October 4, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I have to agree with everyone- the pictures are stunning! You were glowing and absolutely beautiful!

  • Kyle Breece Jones
    October 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Congrats Lauren! Your wedding looked like a dream! So incredibly gorgeous!

  • Lauren Johnson
    October 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm


  • Mira Greenland
    May 29, 2014 at 3:59 am

    To the GORGEOUS couple – your wedding is one of dreams! Did you work with a wedding coordinator? And if so, would you be willing to share his/her name?

    My sister is hoping to be married in Italy in April and I am helping her make plans. Your wedding is so dreamy!

    Thanks in advance!


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