Jina & Jae | Destination Fine Art Wedding Photography at Villa la Vedetta, Florence

The start of a romance in Tuscany

While planning a trip to Tuscany, Jae ran into a new girl at work and on a whim, invited her on his upcoming trip to Florence and Tuscany. Little did Jina know that when she accepted his invitation that they’d return to the place where they first fell in love in a few years for their wedding. On this trip, Jina found in Jae a supremely thoughtful man who cared for others without concern for himself. And Jae found a sweet spirited woman ready for any adventure.

Tuscan inspired fine art wedding design

Jina and Jae enlisted a skilled team to help them create an intimate and chic destination wedding for 75 of their closest loved ones in Florence. Inspired by some of their favorite memories strolling the city during the last blueish light of twilight, Jina and Jae selected a watercolor inspired palette of soft gold, blues, and lavender.

She worked closely with her planner, Italia Celebrations to create a fine art wedding that reflected both their romantic and delicate aesthetic and their intentional desire to welcome loved ones into their lives.

Creating a Tuscan destination wedding experience

They consciously wore Italian shoes brands, left a bag of Italian snacks and drinks in each room and at cocktail hours and used olive tree leaves as wedding confetti to commemorate the culture where they first fell in love.

After an emotional outdoor ceremony overlooking the tiled roofs of Florence, guests sipped Aperol Spritzes and enjoy Italian snacks as they wandered and snapped countless photos of the sunset over the city skyline.

And just as they were announced to be seated, the light caught the clouds in a spectacular wash of color, just as Jina and Jae hoped for! Twilight gave way to cafe lights and a spectacular moonrise as guests leaned in and talked over candlelight. As they ended their evening, their loved ones lit sparklers and gathered around them for an incredibly romantic first dance.

Jina and Jae, thank you for having me. Your day proved that you love others with great care and that your loved ones mean the world to you. I couldn’t have been more honored to have witnessed so many beautiful, loving moments and wish you all the best in your new life together!

Many thanks to the following talents:

Fine art Wedding Planning and Design: Italia Celebrations | Fine Art Wedding Photography: Booth Photographics | Venue and Catering:  Villa la Vedetta | Florist: Jardin Divers | Paper Suite: Bright Room Studio | Gown: Zuhair Murad | Bridal hairpiece: Twigs and Honey  | Groomswear: Practical Tailor Hong Kong | Bridal Veil: Sara Gabriel | Bride’s Ceremony shoes: Sergio Rossi  | Bride's reception shoes: Prada  | Hair and Makeup: Kim Chyung Hair Face | Event Design: Italia Celebrations | Place settings: Richard Ginori