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Villa Gamberaia always excites me and yet I find it a little daunting too. The villa is so picture perfect that how can you ever do it justice with photos. So when I was presented with the task of photographing a 2 day event I knew that it was going to be a challenge especially after my last experience shooting a wedding at Villa Gamberaia, the place has so much to photograph that I could spend a week there just photographing the gardens, statues, fountains and general beauty.

The first day there was a welcome dinner in the grotto which started a little late due to some delayed flights arriving into Florence. The dinner was a lovely relaxed affair which concluded with a dramatic performance by a tenor who sang from up above the grotto looking down onto the guests.

The next day was a non stop marathon with the photographing of some details, the preparations of both the bride and groom, the departure from the villa, and then the wedding at the stunning church that overlooks all of Florence, the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte. After the emotional ceremony ended we did a whole group photo and a couple of pictures before returning to Fiesole for the aperitivi, drinks, dinner, cake cutting and the first dance.

Images from - Villa Gamberaia

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.

9 Responses to “Villa Gamberaia”

  • Patrick
    September 10, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Jules, these are really absolutely beautiful. The locations, the light and of course us have been perfectly captured. The pictures at the church are particularly stunning. Thank you so much for an amazing gift. I promise I will pass you on to other friends of ours who will surely get married in Tuscany over the coming years.

    Grazie mille,


    • Jules Bower
      September 10, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      It was my pleasure and I am happy to travel anywhere in the world not just Italy!

  • Sabrina
    September 10, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    You are without a doubt a great couple and I love love love Francesca in that dress!!!! Stunning!

  • daniela
    September 10, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    “the best” there is only one of them!!
    He that ..
     …..does not know it, his name is Jules.

  • Betty
    September 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    pure perfection…through your photos you can feel the magic of every moment, che coppia splendida! e grazie per aver colto il mio lavoro di grafica!

  • Laura
    September 15, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Uno scorcio magico, ricco di serenità, favola,amicizia, arte e soprattutto AMORE ……..tutto ciò che vi auguro per la vostra nuova vita insieme !!!
    Mi rimarra’ nel cuore per sempre !!!!

    Tanti tanti baci da Giulia e Elena

    Peccato solo che Bruno non abbia cantato ….

  • valentina wedding planner
    September 16, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    “Francesca and Patrick, the nicest couple ever!!!, was a fun and amazing working for you. I wish you the best in life as you deserve it.
    Jules’s pictures….. i had chills and tears… thank you!!!!!

    Valentina Boyer
    Villa Gamberaia event Planner

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