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“OPEN MY HEART AND YOU WILL SEE ETCHED INTO IT, ITALY” – R.BROWNING

There is something about travelling that is just so romantic – experiencing new places and meeting new people for the first time is somewhat magical and I often get caught in the day dream of it all. I’ve been lucky enough in the past couple of years to photograph 2 destination weddings, one in the UK and the other in South Africa (the ultimate excuse to travel for a wedding photographer). While abroad, Nick & I always take the opportunity to explore a little more of the world and have been lucky enough to spend a week in the Italian countryside…

Those magical 7 days were full of gorgeous architecture, good food, plenty of wine and the occasional gelato (that wasn’t so occasional). BUT sadly, all experiences must come to an end and as I returned home, I felt a little piece of my heart belonged to Italy – and still does. So, when I was asked by The Brides Market to create an editorial with a European flair, I couldn’t resist – and our Tuscan Romance Editorial was born.

Here is a glimpse into the magic we made that afternoon:

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Published by White Magazine & The Wedding Playbook

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Fort Lytton is actually a historical military precinct, housing colonial buildings & tunnels that were used to defend Brisbane until after WW2… luckily for us, they are also very gracious in letting the community use the area – without it, we couldn’t have made this inspiration happen!

A huge thank you to the rangers at Fort Lytton!

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Emma from Coco & Confetti shares “We transported ourselves to Italy – metaphorically! – to bring this look to life. We dyed our own napkins and table runner, played with some of our favourite props, created some epic floral arrangements, and brought it all together through the rich detailing”

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I could have photographed the details on this table for hours… from the infused oil favours to the delicate floral arrangements – I was in heaven with so many pretty things!

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Also, how stunning is this plum colour palette, romantic florals and candlelit feasting table… it’s so pretty it beckons you to take your seat (and who could resist!) 

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I’d love to hear what you think – leave me a comment below (it honestly will make my day!)

p.s The talented girls at Fable House Films (who is also a JFL recommended vendor!) also created a short highlight clip to show the magic of the day in film. Click play below to see a little bit more!

INSPIRATION SHOOT SHORT FILM

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