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Adrienne & Rick – Villa Pitiana Wedding, Donnini, Florence, Italy

Jul 9, 2012

Word of mouth. There is no greater form of advertising than word of mouth. It is amazing to me that from one small wedding in Columbia, MD I can go to Italy. All because someone saw the photos, thought they were fantastic and immediately called her sister. Next thing you know I am on the phone with that awesome someone and then a week later, I am contracted to go to Italy. Seriously, it just astounds me how amazing the power of word of mouth is. So, I went to Italy.

And I photographed an amazing wedding at Villa Pitiana. Adrienne was radiant and glowing and Rick calm, relaxed, and clearly very in love with his beautiful wife. I got to know their family and friends. Totally made me want to go to Miami (where the couple lives – yes, I flew all the way to Italy to meet them for the first time) and hang out and take tennis lessons. That was how a lot of the connections were made at this wedding. Rick is a world class beach tennis player. Never heard of it? You should look it up and then spread the word about its awesomeness. He also teaches tennis and Adrienne (and others at the wedding) had signed up for lessons….and then she signed up for private lessons….and then 9 years later (yes 9 years) they are wed at a villa in Florence.

I will be honest and say that I was nervous about this wedding. I wanted my photos to be just out of the water amazing like I want for every wedding but then I realized I need to stop freaking out. They hired me because they liked what I do so I did just that…but in Italy. And I had an amazing time. So, without further adieu – here is Adrienne and Rick’s Tuscan wedding.

Cocktail hour location.

This is Adrienne’s son, he is a total sweetheart.

Her mom is a total sweetheart too.

Ummm, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping for this.

I loved that their feet didn’t touch the ground.

Loved the coloring I created for these, reminded me of Tuscany.

This might be my absolute fav.

The light was soooo amazing there!

The whole gang!

I love when this happens.

This happened all night. It was hysterical.

The amazing chef!!!

Adrienne & Rick – I cannot thank you enough for choosing me to be your wedding photographer. I have had an incredible time getting to know you both and I was honored to be welcomed by all of your family and friends. Your day was beyond perfection and I cannot wait to see where the rest of your lives take you. Hugs and kisses!!

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  1. Tina Tabibi

    July 9th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Dani, this photos are amazing! p.s. your fav photo is definitely mine as well. GORGEOUS!

  2. Mikaela

    July 9th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    beautiful, dani!! what a stunning place to say i do…

  3. Jaime

    July 9th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    *Sigh* I just love you and your photos! You always know how to brighten up my gloomy days!

  4. Tina

    July 9th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Awesome pic’s Danielle!!! You really did do a fabulous job!!

  5. janice

    July 9th, 2012 at 3:11 pm


  6. Amanda

    July 9th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I adore these photos! I need to get married in Italy! lol

  7. Deby

    July 9th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Beautious!! 🙂

  8. Ali

    July 9th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Beautiful!! The light is amazing in some of these! I think your absolute fave is my fave too 🙂

  9. Victoria

    July 9th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Breathtaking! What a beautiful wedding!

  10. Sharon Winer

    July 10th, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Incredibly beautiful wedding, couple, and photos–I don’t even know these people and I was moved almost to tears! An amazing experience for you, and they certainly chose the right photographer!

  11. Nicole Wachter

    July 10th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    You’ve done it again! Beautiful, Dani!

  12. Rashida

    July 10th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Umm, I just fell in love with their wedding. Amazing.

  13. Adrienne and Rick

    July 10th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Wow Dani these pictures made me cry. They are more beautiful than we could have imagined. Thank You for capturing the magic of our wedding. You are not only talented but were even more of a pleasure to get to know. We cannot thank you enough for the memories you have captured. All our love.
    Adri and Rick

  14. Claude & Natalia

    July 10th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Breathtaking pictures! Beautiful couple, beautiful place, beautiful day.

  15. Ali

    July 12th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Dani, these photos of my sister’s wedding are amazing! It was a pleasure getting to know you and we are blessed to be able to cherish these memories through your photos. Thank you for making a perfect day even more fabulous! Ali

  16. Christine perales

    July 4th, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I want to thank you for saying YES without hesitation when I called you to ask if you would come with us to Tuscany. I loved Kelly’s wedding pics but what you did for Adri & Rick is more than Amazing!!!!!
    Thank you & your mom for joining us.

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