Giuseppe and Mariangela’s Wonderful Woodland Wedding in Italy by Franceco Caroli

Happy Monday everyone and welcome along to another exciting week on the blog! How was your weekend? Here in the UK it was our first weekend in our next stage of lockdown easing and I have to say we really did make the most of it! We did playcentres, soft play, the cinema, swimming and lunch out. It really does feel amazing to be out and about again and actually being allowed to be inside, which is just as well as the weather is more like November than May at the moment! How are your wedding plans coming along? I would love to hear your plans in our Facebook group, with over 3K members it is a great place to meet and chat with other brides and grooms. On with today’s wedding and it’s a stunning day. A woodland wedding in Italy with THE most stunning curving table that runs through the whole of the woodland venue. A swinging sofa makes the perfect area for photos and the fairy lights are just gorgeous as the day turns to dusk. Giuseppe and Mariangela held the most beautiful wedding, all captured by Franceco Caroli.

Fantastic, wonderful and above all with the theme we wanted. We wanted something rustic and out of the classic canons.

Giuseppe and Mariangela were married on 31st June 2020 at Tenuta Tresca (Botrugno) Lecce in Italy. ‘We decided to get married because we wanted to crown our dream of love. We had been engaged for many years and it was time We had 50 guests and thanks to my wedding planner it took about 4 months to plan.’

How they met
We met by chance. We were in a group of friends and the spark immediately struck. We have been together for about 10 years.

The proposal
The proposal was beautiful and my great love made it to me when we were on vacation. I did not expect it and it was a real surprise that I have been waiting for for a long time.

How did you allocate your budget?
Together with my wedding planner we decided to spare no expense, the important thing that I was able to organize the wedding according to my tastes. My dream was to get married in the woods.

Where did you splurge and where did you save?
I spent on the location, a very important photographer and clothes.

How did you choose your photographer?
I chose it by doing a thorough online search. I was looking for something natural with the reportage style. We are really satisfied with the choice made and the photos are magical.

The dress
The dress was pronovias and I didn’t use any accessories.

The suit and bridesmaids
Also of Errico Maria

Theme or colour scheme
Yes. the theme was rustic. I love the shabby style and the whole wedding was organized like this

Very simple I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on flowers

I had a shabby-style decoration

We ate very well as usual in the beautiful Tenuta Tresca. We had two first and two second courses of which one of meat and one of fish.

Wedding cake
It was a very simple English style cake with olive leaves on top.

A band that played live and I was also the singer because I play within this band

Who supplied the stationery?
the wedding planner did everything

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
On our honeymoon we went to Positano and Sorrento. We love the Amalfi coast

Special moments 
The most important moments was the celebration, we were very excited and above all being able to enjoy the day together with all my guests.

Advice for other couples?
The advice we give is to enjoy the day in a carefree and engaging way. Marriage is a big party

Biggest surprise 
The little stick in the middle of the woods. It conveyed a unique emotion with a beautiful atmosphere.



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 I am Francesco Caroli, a wedding photographer. I have been working in this field for many years and I have my operational headquarters in Ostuni, my home town. I love indiscriminately the land where I was born and my work as a photographer, and I am able to combine my passions perfectly by creating photo shoots for the weddings of couples planning to get married in Puglia. In my long experience as a wedding photographer, I have built my own style, which allows me to capture in one shot all the happiness and emotion of a newly married couple. I create spontaneous and natural photo shoots, in photojournalistic and reportage style, so that I can capture all the emotions, feelings and moods of one of the most important days in the life of a couple in love. If you are looking for a photographer for weddings in Puglia, I am available to take photos with the utmost attention to detail. Puglia is my home. And more precisely Ostuni, the beautiful white city. Here every wedding takes shape in our studio, where we create with strong artistic inspiration every photo shoot and then pack it into a gift, the one you have always dreamed of. Our desire is to leave our mark and make the photo shoot a real container of memories, made of natural and spontaneous images. Being present on the most important day of a couple’s life is a great gratification for us. You are placing your dreams in our hands and this only reminds us that ours is “the most beautiful job in the world”.



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