Diane & Teddie are the loveliest couple who live in London. Diane is originally from America and Teddie is from Finland so they decided to get married in Rome. When they asked me to join them there to photograph their weekend of celebrations, I was so excited. Rome is one of my favourite cities and to be able to photograph such a beautiful event there is always a huge privilege.
The lucky couple chose the magnificent Villa Aurelia for their wedding day, which is such a special location. If it wasn’t magical enough, Diane & Teddie chose the wonderful Floriala Decor to create the most breathtakingly beautiful floristry. The ceremony was performed underneath the most splendid floral arch of Peonies, Roses and Delphiniums and pink Rose petals lined the aisle. Then later on, guests dined in the open air courtyard , with tables full of pink Sweet Peas, Hydrangeas, Roses & bowls of cherries, complete with hundreds of candles and lemon trees.
Diane wore the most incredible Marchesa dress and the whole thing was just magical.
Their amazing wedding was planned by the super talented Wed in Italy Event Planners, who specialise in destination weddings in Italy and did such a wonderful job. It really was such a beautiful wedding and when I look at the photos, I just wish I could go back…
This summer, Maya & Christian invited me to her home town of Salzburg, Austria, to photograph their amazing three day wedding celebrations. It was all masterfully planned by the super talented Prime Moments Events, who were a total joy to work alongside.
I felt so very lucky to be there… As the founder of the super cool online fashion retailer Avenue 32, Maya has absolutely impeccable taste. For the ceremony, Maya wore the most heavenly, romantic, full lace Elie Saab dress, with spiked Christian Louboutin heels. Her maids of honour wore white & blue floral Vilshenko dresses, which were definitely the prettiest dresses I have ever seen. Sharma, one the loveliest and most talented makeup artists in the business, travelled with us to Salzburg to work her magic, making everyone look breathtakingly beautiful.
St Peters Cathedral, Salzburg, was decorated simply with cream roses and Hydrangeas, letting the glorious interiors work their magic. After a beautiful ceremony, their guests wandered the few steps to The Salzburg Rotary Club, where they sipped champagne, ate delicious bowl food and danced in the open air courtyard to the wonderful travelling band.
If all that wasn’t enough, later on that evening, their Guests reconvened at The Sound of Music’s Glorious Leopoldskron Palace. Guests looked out over the lake on the most beautiful of summers’s evenings. Maya wore a stunning Maticevski dress and of course, looked divine. Guests dined across three of the most opulent rooms in The Palace while the wandering band got many of the guests dancing on the tables. After their wonderful meal, guests then headed downstairs and danced the night away. We had the honour of working alongside the brilliant Film maker, Jeff Wood Visuals who made the most stylish wedding film for Maya & Christian.
The whole weekend was just incredible. It was so glamorous and beautiful but so fun and and relaxed… It was everything I think the perfect wedding should be.
This summer, I was invited bySimon Liebel Designs to Switzerland to take the photographs of Kate & Charlie’s incredible St Moritz Wedding. The Kulmwas chosen, as Kate has spent many Christamases there so it has very a special place in her heart. Lulu from Maison de Fleursdesigned the most stunning flowers, in beautiful whites and creams, accented with my absolute favourite, pale and dark blue Delphiniums. Breathtaking stuff.
Kate wore one of my favourite dresses ever byVivianne Westwoodalong with gorgeous Westwood shoes, white for the daytime and silver ones for the dancing. Kate’s Maids of Honour, her Bridesmaids and her Mother all wore Vivian Westood and they all looked so gorgeous… Such lucky ladies.
After a beautiful ceremony at The Santa Maria in Pontresina, the sweetest little hill top church I’ve ever seen, the guests made their way back to The Kulm. They enjoyed drinks and canapes on the terrace overlooking the incredible, snow topped mountains, reflecting in the lake. Such a stunning view.
Then to The Wedding Breakfast in the most spectacular panelled room, crammed full of amazing flowers and lit by candles… I heard quite a few guests gasp as they walked in. It really was something special, indeed.
Then, after dinner the guests danced the night away to the completely amazing & completely bonkers London Afrobeat Collective I’ve never seen anything like it. Now here, I have to mention Kate’s dancing… My word, that girl can dance! She also had the best dress to dance in, ever! I dont think I’ve ever seen a crowd enjoy dancing so much and Charlie looked so extremely happy with his beautiful new wife.
It makes me smile now, just thinking about it. Seriously heartwarming stuff xx
‘THANK YOU LUCY!!! You were amazing to have around on the day and the photos are spectacular. We are so incredibly pleased and impressed with the final result. It was a pleasure working with you and we couldn’t recommend you more highly. You are a Marvel - Thank you so much… IT LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN I WISH I COULD DO IT ALL AGAIN! xxx’
I'm Lucy and I own the Lucy Tanner Photography Studio. Here I will share my latest shoots, my inspiration and all the things I love: Beautiful weddings, heavenly flowers and all things fancy!