Come scegliere il fotografo per il matrimonio? Love Folio risponde #confettispecialguest

Questa mattina siamo ospiti a colazione! Ma non si tratterà di un qualsiasi caffè e cornetto... Infatti abbiamo il grandissimo piacere di essere ospiti del blog di Confetti a Colazione che, ogni mese, tratterà di argomenti relativi all'organizzazione del matrimonio perfetto... partendo proprio dalla fotografia, per il mese di Gennaio. Quindi se volete qualche consiglio su temi spinosi come ad esempio riconoscere un fotografo improvvisato da un professionista serio, le ultime tendenze in fatto di album o qualche segretissimo su come ottenere le foto dei vostri sogni... correte a leggere il blog! E non dimenticate di commentare con le vostre storie, i vostri desideri, quello che vi aspettate dal fotografo di matrimonio perfetto o qualsiasi altra curiosità. Saremo felici di rispondervi :)

Agnese & Margherita ospiti sul blog di Confetti a Colazione!

Agnese & Margherita ospiti sul blog di Confetti a Colazione!

Fabiana & Leonardo, Viareggio 21/07/2015

Diciamocelo, chi non sogna un matrimonio sulla spiaggia? Sarà che noi siamo cresciute tra le colline, ma il mare ha sempre un certo fascino...

Let's be honest... who is not dreaming of a stunning beach wedding? We've grown up in the Tuscan hills, so maybe that's why we're so attracted to the sea..

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Il matrimonio di Fabiana e Leonardo è stato proprio questo: una festa dallo stile contemporaneo e beach chic, con tanti amici e una divertentissima sessione di ritratti sulla riva del mare, a Viareggio. Cosa chiedere di più?

This is what Fabiana and Leonardo's wedding has been all about: a contemporary beach chic party, with lots of friends and a lovely portrait session by the sea in Viareggio. 

Una Toscana sicuramente diversa da quella del Chianti e dei colli rotondi della campagna fiorentina, ma non meno autentica e memorabile. Assolutamente perfetta l'organizzazione de La Costa dei Barbari - location per la cerimonia civile e la festa della sera, ad un passo dal mare.

A different side of Tuscany, just a little drive away from the rolling hills of Chianti and the beauty of Florence but still authentic and memorable. La Costa dei Barbari with its terrace steps away from the shore, proved to be just the perfect location and organisation for such an event.

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Noi ci siamo divertite moltissimo, fotografare un matrimonio sulla spiaggia con la calda luce del tramonto d'estate è sempre un'esperienza speciale! Ecco la gallery completa :)

We had the best of fun: shooting beach weddings in the wonderful summer light is such a terrific experience! View the full gallery! :)

Love Folio on Wedding Lovely!

Oggi giornata di buone notizie! Love Folio è da oggi uno degli approved vendors di Wedding Lovely! Andate a vedere il nostro profilo e, se avete lavorato con noi, lasciateci una review!

Great news today! Love Folio is now an approved member of the Wedding Lovely Vendors directory! Click on the badge and check out profiles. If we worked for you, we'd love to have your review!

 
Love Folio Photography on the WeddingLovely Vendor Guide

Love Folio @ Wedding Lovely

Letizia & Wout: a wedding in Florence, September 12th 2015

Ecco uno dei nostri matrimoni più recenti, appena pubblicato sul nostro sito! Vi presentiamo Letizia & Wout ed il loro matrimonio romantico e pieno d'amore: una cerimonia intima, con familiari ed amici più stretti e poi una passeggiata in una soleggiata giornata di fine estate a Firenze. I nostri sposini vivono all'esterno, ma Letizia è una fiorentina DOC e l'amore per la sua città natale è stato uno dei temi ispiratori della giornata. Dopo la cerimonia civile nella Sala Rossa di Palazzo Vecchio, siamo partiti per un bel giro a piedi - che abbiamo studiato ed organizzato appositamente per loro, incappando anche in una fantastica Vespa viola che non ci siamo fatte sfuggire. Ci siamo fermati per un po' di riposo al Giardino delle Rose per poi ripartire subito verso la Tenuta San Vito, dove gli amici della coppia avevano allestito un tavolo in perfetto stile Toscano contemporaneo. Eccovi alcune foto ma non fatevi sfuggire la galleria completa! La nostra terra è davvero bellissima e perfetta per giurarsi eterno amore, non trovate? x

Today we are excited to share one of our most recent weddings with you! A romantic, intimate family wedding right in Florence, followed by a unique photowalk along some secret spots, typical Florentine alleyways and romantic landmarks. Meet Letizia and Wout: the couple lives and works abroad, but Letizia is a true Florentine and the love for her hometown inspired their special day. After the civil ceremony in Palazzo Vecchio's luxurious Sala Rossa (Red Room), we were off for a photoshoot-meets-walking tour of Firenze's most typical streets and alleyways - carefully tailored by Love Folio to Letizia and Wout's wishes, but the purple Vespa was a totally lucky encounter. We stopped for a little of rest and some pictures in the shade of the lovely Giardino delle Rose (Roses' Garden) by Piazzale Michelangelo just before heading back to Tenuta San Vito, where the wedding party awaited for us, where the couples' friends had arranged a beautiful rustic-chic table setting in perfect Tuscan style. Check out the full wedding gallery, we hope you enjoy the photographs as much as we enjoyed this day. Our beautiful Tuscany is just the perfect spot... wouldn't you like to get married in Florence too? x

Letizia & Wout, Ponte Santa Trinita overlooking Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Letizia & Wout, Ponte Santa Trinita overlooking Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Letizia & Wout: Just Married!

Letizia & Wout: Just Married!

Florence on a Vespa

Florence on a Vespa

Just out of Palazzo Vecchio: no rice, just bubbles!

Just out of Palazzo Vecchio: no rice, just bubbles!

Letizia's bouquet

Letizia's bouquet

Wout's boutonnière

Wout's boutonnière

the Bride & groom squad!

the Bride & groom squad!

Street-style wedding in Florence

Street-style wedding in Florence

at Giardino delle Rose (Piazzale Michelangelo)

at Giardino delle Rose (Piazzale Michelangelo)

The lovely table setting

The lovely table setting

Rosemary & flowers, Tuscan style

Rosemary & flowers, Tuscan style

New wedding gallery coming soon with Laura & Samuele

We have a fantastic winter wedding coming up next on our website! Get ready for a splash of pink and some truly Italian style for Samuele & Laura's wedding... gallery coming soon!

Un nuovo matrimonio d'inverno a breve sul nostro blog... preparatevi ad un tocco di rosa e ad uno stile tutto italiano con Laura & Samuele, tra poco online!

 
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LoveFolio featured on Style Me Pretty!

This is a wonderful wonderful day! Wedding heaven STYLE ME PRETTY (and I can't quite believe it myself as I'm writing) featured us and our country chic wedding party reportage for Eleonora and Alessandro on their Destination Wedding section. We couldn't be more delighted!! Yay!

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Did you think that Tuscany was all vineyards and gentle hills? See how we rock red apples, hay bales and an entire horse farm prettied up by the lovely ladies at Italian Wedding Designer for a real cowboy-style wedding. And we're still in the countryside around Prato, our hometown, a beautiful setting you wouldn't expect just a short car ride away from Florence. We put our hearts into this wedding, I've been friends with Eleonora since childhood, and it made things even more special. But stay tuned because we have a lot more up our sleeve coming up the next months. Enjoy!

VIDEO: Eleonora & Alessandro, a country love story

Just when you thought we'd just finished with updates, here comes another super sweet addition to the Love Folio family... engagement videos. I must say I totally <3 them, what's better than getting together in a field wit hay bales, cowboy hats, horses, yellow flowers and engagement rings and recording the whole sweet love affair on film? We filmed our scenes at Scuderie Palandri, some spectacular horse stables located in a wonderful corner of the Tuscan countryside, hidden between Pistoia, Prato and Florence - you might not be familiar with it as it is a tad bit afar from the tourist routes. Eleonora & Alessandro share a passion for horses and are both expert riders, we just couldn't think of a better theme for their engagement video & photoshoot.

The stills from the production are just as exciting and are coming to this very website on Monday. We just loved working with these guys, loved it, every bit. You'll see what I mean. Very soon. Enjoy the video in the meantime :) x

London engagement giveaway!

Alright so, it's now official we'll be in London this September. We'll do business (yay), shopping (double yay) and we've also thought we'd throw in something special for you as well. How about this?

Engagement photos giveaway! Italian Wedding Designer and Love Folio Wedding Photography are looking for a cute London couple to produce a pretty engagement photoshoot in the city on Sunday 29th September. Submit a sample pic of yourselves to info@italianweddingdesigner.com by Sunday 15th Sept and we'll be in touch with the winners to arrange everything!

Looking forward to finding our pretty couple out there x

Design days: a romantic table setting

Check out our brand new photogallery featuring the stunning, stunning table setting designed by Italian Wedding Designer with a bunch of my favourite things: hydrangeas, mason jars, twine and tea lights. Oh and do I mention that the hydrangeas come from one of our girls' very own garden? Grow your own prettiness and it'll attract butterflies!

Click on the image to be redirected & to see more x

Hydrangeas & twine: view from the top

Hydrangeas & twine: view from the top

Trash The Dress photoshoot with Agnese in Livorno, Tuscany

And here it is! We finally have a fantastic gallery of a very funny & sunny trash the dress session. To brave the waves in a wedding gown we took our bride Agnese straight to Rosignano a Mare's Spiagge Bianche. She looked amazing in her custom-made wedding gown and she even managed to do a funky cartwheel for the camera. If you don't believe me (and even if you do) just click on the image to see full story.

Where will we go next? x

Mrs. Annie Leibovitz, will you shoot my wedding?

There are names in the past & present of photography that just need no introduction.

The likes of Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Mario Testino and many others have become super-duper-world-famous because of their skills, their ideas and their unique visual taste & sensitivity in doing their amazing, mind blowing photography business.

But have they ever shot a wedding? You might be surprised to learn that the answer is YES.

Now, of course, if they ever did shoot A WEDDING, they surely weren't hired for my aunt Lara's big day back in 1989 nor your neighbour's garden ceremony. Of course they photographed celebs, aristocracy & the rich and famous in general, often on assignment for some exclusive fashion magazine. But hey! a wedding is still a wedding, right?

Kate Moss & Jamie Hince on their wedding day. Photo by Mario Testino.

Kate Moss & Jamie Hince on their wedding day. Photo by Mario Testino.

Taking the cue from the recent grand opening of Love Folio's headquarters on Pinterest, I decided to dedicate a specific board to collecting the supreme wedding shots made by the greatest photographer s that ever lived and worked on this planet. Pop by my Weddings by The Great board and see for yourself.

Oh, and if you're nice enough to follow me, I will spread the love and follow you back. 

Pinky promise x

Digital DIY: Black Frame + a Brazilian paper gift bag

If there's a thing we love at Love Folio that's playing around with different photography styles. So when last week we set out on a trash the dress trip with bride Agnese (pics coming soon x) I made sure I had plenty of different cameras with me. One of them was an old 600 type Polaroid camera loaded with a stack of Impossible Project's PX600 Black Frame
 
Black frame for a delicate wedding story? How Dare you!? And YES I am all about daring! Especially when the final print isn't my project's landing site. Being a lady I also happen to collect all the pretty wrapping paper I'm lucky enough to receive along with the presents: when you need a small, pretty and original backdrop I look no further! So here it is, my Black Frame print of our lovely bride shot against a flowery paper gift bag from Brazil (with a cameraphone, I may add). What's not to love? x

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UNSEEN TUSCANY

What does it feel like to live in Tuscany? What are the places that only the locals get to see and know? In the next weeks, with the lovely weather now with us (forever - yay!) we'll take you sightseeing with us. You might even discover that special place that will see you saying "I do!". Stay tuned as we tour our beautiful homeland sharing insider tips and stunning views with you.

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Meet Agnese & Nicola

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And here it i, the special, friendly, funny wedding we've been telling you about for a while now! Meet Agnese & Nicola and join us in the tale of their wedding, for sure one of the most original ceremonies & receptions we've ever attended. Just think that most of the decorations, props, food and favours have been carefully handmade for the occasion under the supervision of the extra talented Italian Wedding Designer team. 

Our gallery will tell you all about it. And for the matter, don't forget to have a look at the Pretty Things section, where you can learn how the IWD team built Agnese & Nicola's much admired special table of treats.

We've got more weddings and pretty things coming soon so keep checking for updates!

The Love Folio team xxx

First gallery is coming soon

We're just back from what was possibly the funniest wedding ever and we can't wait to tell you all about it. Hints? a romantic celebration in the woods, a quirky photobooth and lots of friends. Oh and did we mention that it took place in a lovely and well hidden secret spot in Tuscany, away from the big named places but close to the hearts? Be sure not to miss it.

Talk soon, x

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Facebook lovelies here we come

Yes, we've got a new home on the web's busiest place, (free lollipops!).
These are pretty intense weeks of work for us: the Sun has just made its royal (and definitive, or so we hope) entry in our golden land of Tuscany and we've got a few things down the road (country-style wedding, anyone? we've got it in our DNA and it's coming in two weeks) so make sure you come back checking as the website is due to pop with sweetness and style.

Talk soon xxx

The Love Foliettes 

(click on the magic logo box and see where it goes <3)