A timeless and elegant elopement at Villa Le Fontanelle

In the heart of Florence, at the enchanting Villa Le Fontanelle, Rachael and John, a stunning couple from the sunny Florida shores, exchanged vows in an elegant elopement that embraced the essence of romance. I had the honor of capturing the intimate moments of this special day and now I’m happy to share them with you: get inspired.

Rachael and John’s elegant elopement in Florence

This beautiful couple opted for an intimate celebration, shared with the most important people in their lives. Their elegant elopement, characterized by its exclusivity and charm, took place at Villa Le Fontanelle, a historic residence with a terrace overlooking the whole city of Florence. And it’s on this terrace that the ceremony was set. The simplicity of the ritual was complemented by the breathtaking backdrop, creating an atmosphere that resonated with the couple’s desire for a heartfelt celebration.

The terrace of Villa Le Fontanelle, bathed in the warm glow of the Tuscan sun, became the stage for Rachael and John’s emotional and elegant elopement from the first to the last minute of it. With only a few selected guests in attendance, the ceremony was a private exchange of promises against the backdrop of rolling hills and the city’s Duomo: a scene that epitomized the uniqueness of the moment.

Unique photos of a special event at Villa Le Fontanelle

Following the ceremony, we explored the extensive park surrounding the villa, discovering hidden corners and picturesque spots that became the canvas for timeless portraits. From the manicured Italian gardens and the romantic paths to the architecture of the villa and the charming chapel: every step echoed with whispers of love, creating a visual narrative that reflected the couple’s strong connection.

After sunset, a beautifully set dinner table awaited the newlyweds and their chosen ones. Simple but carefully curated details, completed by a wonderful centerpiece of fresh flowers that matched the bride’s bouquet, made the scene picture-perfect. Moreover, the terrace provided a front-row seat to the city’s twinkling lights, creating a magical setting for an exclusive dinner: a feast for the senses!

The evening was more than a celebration: it was a symphony of emotions that culminated with toasts and the cake cutting. Every photograph captured the nuanced beauty of Rachael and John’s elegant elopement, preserving the essence of their love story in the timeless setting of Villa Le Fontanelle.

That’s the magic of elopements: they remind you that true elegance and feelings lie in the simplicity of heartfelt instants. And Villa Le Fontanelle, with its unparalleled allure, played the perfect host to this intimate celebration – a chapter in the love story of a couple that chose to say “I do” in the heart of Tuscany’s beauty.

If you wish to do the same, I warmly suggest you get in touch with me: there’s no better way to cherish your elegant elopement than with dreamy photos that you can treasure forever.

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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