Jack & Sophie’s Wedding at Castello il Palagio in Tuscany

Jack & Sophie’s Wedding at Castello il Palagio in Tuscany, Italy was a dream wedding to be part of. I arrived in my little Fiat 500 (when in Rome… not quite Rome…) at Castello il Palagio to photograph Sophie, her family and Bridesmaids getting ready. It was 36c outside and the castle was a little cooler inside (good news!) There were lots of lovely moments to capture between Sophie, her Parents and Sister Lily (I had the pleasure of photographing her wedding last year). Jack and the chaps were getting ready in a villa near the town of Sambuca. The guests made their way by funicular railway up to the top of Certaldo to get to Certaldo Town Hall for the ceremony. The ceremony had the most beautiful light I’ve known. In Italian ceremonies the Bride and Groom get to kiss twice and the lovely Francesca (who helped plan the wedding for Jack and Sophie) was on hand to translate everything for them too. After the ceremony everyone had drinks outside the town hall (including a local man who definitely didn’t want to move from his regular spot!) before we went back to the Castle for the evening reception. The food was incredible- we all had 5 courses- the pasta, fish, meat and cake were delicious! Bearing in mind that it was 36c for most of the day we were all pretty hot. Also factor into the equation that there hadn’t been rain in Tuscany for 6 months. When the dancing started in the centre of the castle (with no cover overhead) very light rain started. It was amazing to be dancing in the rain after such a hot day. Jack was paraded on his Best Man’s shoulders and also had a go at DJing(!) I’ll never forget this wedding because of the stunning place and the great people!

All of the moments, none of the fuss