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La Badia Orvieto, Italy Destination Wedding Photography


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Jillayne & Will’s destination wedding photography at the romantic 11th-century monastery at La Badia in Orvieto, Italy featured on Aroosjoon.

Jillayne and Will had a storybook wedding in Italy at an 11th-century monastery on the Umbrian/Tuscan border. After the guests trickled in throughout the day the celebration began with a Pizza Party Welcome Dinner in the courtyard of the monastery with pizza and typical Italian antipasti. The trees were draped with twinkly lights typical of an Italian town festival. Will is a fan of craft beer and on a trip to Chicago they met a supplier of Italian craft beer. He loved the idea of having it at his wedding and my assistant Valentina spent weeks tracking down where to find a supplier willing and able to provide the necessary equipment. The result was a big success and added a lot of flavor (pun intended) to the three days of wedding events. To top it all off, an antique gelato cart offering a choice of six gelato flavors. Throughout all this an Italian folkloric duo serenaded the guests and got them to sing along to some of Italy’s most classic songs.

On the second day we planned a trip to an organic farm in Tuscany with spectacular views over the pristine rolling hills…just what Tuscany is famous for. There was a tour of the farm with the highlight being an explanation of how their award winning Pecorino di Pienza cheese is made and how it is affected by the soil and the various seasons of the year. The tour was followed by a languid, lazy lunch where tray after tray of delicious seasonal fare and bottle after bottle of their own Tuscan wine were brought out one after another while a curious billy goat wandered by.
Later that evening a BBQ Rehearsal Dinner was served back at the monastery. More Umbrian specialties and wine abounded and more were still to come.

If you would like to see more, here is a link to Jillayne & Will’s full wedding










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