A romantic elopement in perfect Tuscan style

Nothing says “I promise I will love you forever” more than a romantic elopement – especially if it’s set in a unique destination like Val d’Orcia in Tuscany. Sometimes the simplest things are also the most meaningful ones, and Robin and Yves’s wedding is proof of it. Get inspired!

Robin and Yves’s civil wedding in Italy

This smiling and positive couple from Canada decided to get married in Italy with a civil wedding at the Town Hall of Pienza, a picturesque village tucked in the Tuscan hills. They didn’t wish for a big ceremony: in fact, it was just the two of them and two Italian friends as witnesses. A truly intimate and romantic elopement, without a doubt! 

After the ritual, we took some portraits of the newlyweds around the charming streets of Pienza. Yves, an airline pilot, had the desire to drive something special… so they rented a convertible Fiat 500: ideal for a wedding, with its vintage touch and Tiffany color! It was fun and sweet to photograph them in the main square of the town, with residents and tourists cheering them as they drove by.  

A romantic elopement for two

After a pit stop for some food, we got to the second part of the romantic elopement – and of its photo shooting – that took place on the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia, at the little Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta. This is an iconic tiny church and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the province of Siena, surrounded by fields and nature: a stunning background for an emotional moment.

Here, in fact, the bride and groom exchanged their vows again, then opened a bottle of wine, sat on the grass and read the letters and messages of congratulations that their friends and families wrote for the occasion. The golden hour light and the sun setting behind the hills were the icing on this romantic elopement cake: Robin and Yves will surely remember this day forever.

If you are also wishing to get married with a romantic elopement in Italy, maybe even with a civil wedding, and you’re looking for someone who can capture such a precious event, get in touch with me. I’ll be more than happy to be by your side and tell the story of your love.

Italian creative and modern wedding photographer in TUscany based Florence Gabriele Fani

I’m a specialised Tuscany Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in Florence but operating in Italy and worldwide.

I focus for capturing real, authentic and genuine emotion. I love to capture happy people, their stories, their adventures and I can’t thank them enough when they hires me for this honour and privilege.

When someone books me and order my services, they are inviting me to live and share some of their most intimate and important memories. It is an incredible honor and privilege to be trusted like this, not only to share in the memories but also to have the great opportunity to document them as well.

I really enjoy getting to know my clients and their needs and desires so that I can tell their story through my eyes. I am a storyteller with a mix of portrait, candid and reportage photography style and I love to capture life in all its beauty.



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