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Jules Bower wedding photography workshop in Italy with special guest Kevin Lee.
International wedding photographer Jules Bower is a well recognized and respected photographer since 2003. Working in advertising in London at the beginning of his professional life, he then moved to Italy where he created and managed a well-renowned wedding planning agency. He lived and worked in Italy for many years before moving back to London to dedicate himself exclusively to photographing an international clientele worldwide.
His clients include celebrities such as footballer Silvan Widmer, actress and singer Karen Mok, Salvatore Ferragamo heiress Vittoria Ferragamo, Film director and producer, entrepreneur and editor Alexandra Fairweather, Broadway star Kevin Worley, movie director Eric Steven Stahl, BBC presenter Victoria Fritz , LA interior designer guru Mary Ta, British Gold medallist Tom James, Baxter Holmes NBA Reporter at ESPN to name a few.
Published in many international magazines and blogs such as Vogue Sposa, The NY Times, Cosmopolitan Bride Australia, Hello!, World, L’Officiel Latvia, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, You & Your Wedding, Wedding Flowers, Strictly Weddings, Love my Dress, Unveiled, Sposabella, Il Matrimonio Perfetto, Ditt Bryllup, Harper Bazaar, Signature Weddings Asia, Tartarus, Dauphine, Engaged!, Perfect Wedding, The Knot, Destination Wedding and more, he likes to create for his clients an elegant and refined image with cinematic tones incorporating aspects of his previous experiences in commercial, architectural and fashion photography to give an artistic interpretation of the wedding day.
His motto is:“Extraordinary exists all around us. Photography should not make it mundane.”
Kevin Lee is a grand trendsetter of today’s time. He is known for the most innovative designs and cutting-edge events. From grand awards shows such as the Oscar’s, Grammy’s and Emmy’s, to over the top weddings, private celebrity events and Hollywood premiers, Kevin Lee finesses each event to create a one of a kind experience. Kevin Lee has designed weddings and events for A-list celebrities such as Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Anniston, Drew Barrymore, Kate Hudson, Lisa Vanderpump, Nicolas Cage, along with many other Hollywood stars. Mr. Lee recently custom designed a wedding in Greece for Million Dollar Listings: New York star, Ryan Serhant.
In addition, Kevin Lee has been noted on many television stations such as NBC, CBS, CNN, ABC, E! Entertainment, Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and WE Network. He has also been noted in numerous publications including People Magazine, Architectural Digest and In-Style Magazine along with many more.
By nomination, Kevin is recognized as one of the three top wedding planners in this nation. In April, he was honored to appear as a keynote speaker before an audience of internationally acclaimed wedding planners at the Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2016 in Florence, Italy. In 2017, Kevin will again appear as a keynote speaker before another international gathering of his peers.
With his unbridled enthusiasm, years of experience, and creative genius, Kevin shows no signs of slowing down. His best is yet to come!
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The Location: Villa Valentini Bonaparte, Italy
Villa Valentini Bonaparte is located in a strategic and panoramic position between Cortona and Montepulciano, the perfect place for exclusive and refined events. The Villa has a marvelous hall on the ground floor capable of hosting 120 people, two connected sitting rooms on the first floor which have been artfully renovated, together hosting 120 people, and finally the largest space of all: an incredible winter garden in the park which can host 300 people indoors. There are also two unique gems: the little-consecrated chapel of Santa Margherita housed inside the Villa and the charming outdoor amphitheater for unforgettable ceremonies.
Villa Valentini Bonaparte is surrounded by a large and beautifully kept park, rich in enchanting green perspectives. The great variety of plants and flowers, narrated by the French poet Louise Colet, provides a stunning kaleidoscopic show of colour and fragrance. Architecture and nature blend to offer the perfect backdrop to unforgettable events.
The Villa was designed in the mid-19th century by the illustrious architect Giovanni Caproni for Princess Maria Alessandrina Bonaparte, the niece of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Princess purchased the estate of Laviano, lying in a strategic position between Umbria and Tuscany, so she could see her beloved husband, Count Valentini, who was exiled from the Papal States for political reasons. The Villa became a meeting place for some of the most brilliant minds of the Age, the Princess enjoyed organizing parties and surrounding herself with guests.
Today it is our privilege to relive this story of beauty and love which can be breathed in every corner of the estate, from the enchanting gardens to the grandeur of the staircase and the sublime view from the terraces.