Amy & Ashley
Conti di San Bonifacio, Gavorrano, Italy
LUXURY BOUTIQUE VILLA & WINE RESORT
A QUINTESSENTIALLY WEDDING STYLED TO PERFECTION
with Romantic, whimsical designs with a cream & green colour scheme, a wedding arbor of linen & florals, whilst sprigs of olive branches tied with raw silk ribbons adorned the aisle chairs. Stunning watercolour illustration of the venue 'order of service' fans and confetti cones with olive leaves & dried petals.
Amy and Ashley found their perfect destination wedding venue – Conti di San Bonifacio, Gavirrano. I was absolutely delighted that they chose me to be their wedding photographer in Italy. Amy’s dress and veil were from Suzanne Neville, her something blue were her shoes 'Bluebell' from Emmy London and her bouquet was by Serena of Infinito Amore.
San Bonifacio stole my heart! Neighbour to Gavorrano, in the stunning region of the Maremma, this luxury Villa Hotel Wine Resort, owned, created and styled by the Count & Countess Conti di San Bonifacio is perched on a hill at the end of an impressive Cypress Tree lined gravel driveway. This small luxury Villa hotel is intimate, tastefully furnished, with an incredible saltwater swimming pool terrace overlooking a captivating vista.
The light and setting of Conti is a photographer's dream, for it makes for stunning captures whatever the occasion, coupled with the second-to-none hospitality of Maria and her team. Conti is also a Wine Resort producing the most delicious of wines and work with the local farmers for local sourced Boar meat, for example, to create the most exceptional of feasts. I love too, how they create 'set-up' stations, that are charmingly dowsed with Olive cuttings, or Peaches from the grounds in readiness for being added to the wedding breakfast tables, as seen in my captures of the 'place setting' cards.
On the front terrace Amy & Ashley shared their wedding vows as they stood next to a beautiful wedding arch of linen and florals. Aisle chairs were adorned with silk ribbons and sprigs of olive branches, accompanied by hand-painted signage with a watercolour illustration of the venue on 'order of service' fans.
I love what I do, it is a privilege to capture weddings such as Amy & Ashley's.
.... more images coming soon.
Photographer: Gina Dover-Jaques Photography | Film Lab: Exposure Film Lab | Filmmaker: Lumos Produzioni | Stylist / Planner: Quintessentially London | Floral Designer: Infinito Amore | Dress Designer: Suzanne Neville London | Venue: Conti di San Bonifacio | Cake: Conti di San Bonifacio Chef | Hair & Makeup Artist: Gabriella Viani and Gioia Lacoponi of I Parrucchieri di Viani Gabriella | Calligraphy: Shhh My Darling | Bride's shoes: Emmy London | Musicians/Entertainment: RPJ Rick Parfitt Jnr , Archer Street, Alma Project : Pete Gardiner , Liv Austin | Games and child entertainment by Anima Bimbo