The bride and groom wrapped themselves up in a loving embrace as they shared their first kiss as husband and wife underneath the warm glow of the Tuscan sunshine.
Johanna and Peter knew that their simmering passion for one another was contagious, but they weren't expecting to usher in a heat wave for their outdoor elopement in the Tuscan countryside. Still, despite the soaring temperatures, the couple created magic underneath the blazing sun during their personal and intimate ceremony. The ceremony and reception took place at a Tuscan farmhouse known as Podere Bellaria. The storied past of this location — which once served as a post station and also was a home for a noble family in Italy — added a sense of history to the day, blending the beauty of days gone by with the promise of a new tomorrow.
The rolling hills of this sprawling Tuscan estate created the perfect backdrop for Johanna and Peter's outdoor wedding ceremony.
Feeling serene and at ease, Johanna has her makeup applied in her apartment in the moments leading up to the ceremony. It may be one of the most significant days of her life, but Johanna is relaxed and ready to soak up the moments that are about to unfold.
With a confidence of a man who knows he's facing the first day of his most exciting adventure, Peter struts down the stairs of his apartment with his friends beside him. He is ready to take on his new role as husband.
The room is filled with light, airy giggles as the bridesmaids fuss over Johanna. They want to make sure she looks absolutely perfect when she sees her groom for the first time.
With endless blue skies above them and the rolling valley in the distance, Johanna and Peter begin their wedding ceremony.
The newlywed couple steals away for a few moments of privacy, posing for simple yet romantic portraits in front of their dining tables. In just a few moments, their guests would be enjoying an al fresco meal together, celebrating their new union.
Podere Bellaria Asciano Tuscany wedding reception venue with a dinner meal party under strings of lights at dusk
With string lights adding a touch of whimsy to the reception, the couple, along with their guests, enjoyed a traditional, rustic Tuscan meal in the farm's courtyard.
The bride and groom watch in admiration as an experienced chef as well as his young apprentice put the finishing touches on the wedding cake.