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I'm Ruth and I'm so happy you're here. This journal is about weddings, engagement sessions, planning tips, and travels. Stay a while and say hello!

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bride and groom hold hands walking in front f Lake Como

Luxury Destination Wedding at Villa Balbiano on Lake Como



On a recent trip to Italy, I participated in a shoot styled to perfection by Janna Brown Design Co at Villa Balbiano in Lake Como, Italy. This stunning villa is one of the crown jewels of Italy that used to belong to Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio. Built in the 16th century, it’s now one of the […]

bride and groom stand on steps by wooden doors in Florence Italy

Florence Italy Wedding Day with Old-World Charm



This stunning Florence Italy Styled wedding day was brought to life by Janna Brown Design Co. during her Italian workshop. It perfectly captured the charm of old-world Florence, Italy through its iconic locations, incredible details and textures, and beautiful attire. I honestly loved every moment exploring Florence with our models, vendor team, and other photographers. […]

Florence Italy wedding photographer shares how to make the most out of your destination wedding in Italy

The Best Wedding Venues in Italy



Italy is one of the most romantic places in the world to get married. From historic villas to beautiful towns, there’s so many incredible options to plan your destination elopement in Italy. Whether you’re looking for a quiet and quaint celebration or a classy elegant affair, there’s a venue for you! I’m sharing the best […]

bride and groom hold hands walking in Florence Italy

Italy Wedding Photographer | Tips to Plan Your Destination Wedding in Italy



Photographing a destination wedding is one of the most exciting parts of my job. I love watching my couples fall in love with each other, while enjoying the atmosphere of somewhere special and beautiful. Destination weddings in Italy definitely hit all of the marks for me! I LOVE this country. Quick fun fact: I actually […]

bride and groom sit on the front of boat during Amalfi Coast elopement

Romantic Beach Elopement on the Amalfi Coast in Italy



The Amalfi Coast in Italy is one of the most beautiful and romantic spots in the world. With the incredible cliff sides, teal water, and a town that looks like it’s from a fairy tale, it was the perfect location for a styled elopement! This beautiful featured friends of mine and real life couple, Michelle […]

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