Beautiful Italian Wedding Inspiration Il Borro Tuscany

I did a back flip when this beautiful Italian inspired shoot arrived in my inbox from incredible film-makers and Nu Bride Ambassadors; Urban Cinematography.

As Filmakers, we are always inspired and captivated by unique settings and it was very easy to be inspired by the tranquility and beauty of Il Borro

I LOVE it when suppliers find stunning wedding inspiration in the allure of Europe. Especially beautiful Italy.

This refreshing wedding editorial, exudes the most incredible views of the breathtaking village of Il Borro Tuscany. Tuscany is often described as the heart of Italy and this shoot beautifully features everything an Italian countryside has to offer, including olive groves, iridescent pastel houses, authentic vineyards and so much more.


Il Borro is a sumptuous hotel and grand villa described as a medieval cultural experience, boasting over 1700 acres of land with history that dates back to 1000 years. It is owned, nurtured and restored by the family of elite shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo, creating the most incredible backdrop for an exclusive, beautiful wedding.

The shoot also features a video captured by Urban Cinematography with an exclusive interview with Salvatore Ferragamo, Grandson of  the famous and stylish Italian shoe designer and courtier to Hollywood stars. Salvatore Ferragamo gives a stunning behind the scenes insight into the history and the beauty that is Il Borro.

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Salvatore Ferragamo // Il Borro Tuscany from Urban Cinematography on Vimeo.

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This elegant Italian inspired shoot was put together by film makers Urban Cinematography, Seyi Olusanya of Once Upon a Destination, award-winning photographer Nikos Gogas, with delicate and luxury sweet treats provided by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, elegant chic dresses from Nu Bride favourite Kosibah, and delectable groomswear by Indivisual Fashion. 

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Everything about this shoot is absolutely exquisite – a romantic Italian wedding dream.

Urban Cinematography go on to say:

We fell in love with the landscape and the village. Salvatore Ferragamo told us in 1993, he bought not just the semi-derelict medieval hamlet, also the neighbouring grand villa that had been half-destroyed during the Second World War, along with 1,730 acres of estate. In the past decade he has spent much of his life restoring it, and last year he opened the entire property as a Relais & Chateaux hotel Group.

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Il Borro is unlike any other hotel, for ultimate peace and tranquility, its rooms are spread throughout the estate.


The other 25 suites are housed in the medieval village on top of a hill, which is linked to the estate by a stone bridge. Walls have been rebuilt in stone and fine brick; floors laid in oak and terracotta; ceilings created using enormous beams; windows shaded by wooden shutters.

There are even eight shops housing artisans; from a shoemaker to a jeweller and a church, presided over by the same priest since 1941, who is now busier than ever, conducting weddings.

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While the village’s exteriors look authentically medieval, Ferragamo has gutted the interiors to provide the sort of 21st-century luxuries that visitors expect of a high-end property. As well as handsome Italian antique furnishings, rooms have air-conditioning, mini-kitchens with espresso-makers and fridges, and mosaic-walled bathrooms with standalone baths and Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries.

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We really enjoyed working on this shoot, working alongside the super talented Greek Photographer Nikos Gogas whose images reflect Il Borro’s wonderful Tuscan spirit. Nikos is an award-winning Photographer who immerses himself into his surroundings, to create beautiful images.

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The shoot was a last-minute decision, which made it even more exciting to produce. It was organised by Seyi Olusanya of Once upon a Destination who worked so hard to make sure all the important details were taken care of. The beautiful cakes were transported all the way from London by the Cake Queen; Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium.

Normally a shoot like this would take a team a few weeks to organise and put together, but it just goes to show with hard work and a bit of magic, anything is possible.


Absolutely stunning!

The Talent

Venue: Il Borro, Tuscany, Italy

Filming & Editing: Urban Cinematography 

Photography:   Nikos Gogas                     

Event Planning:  Once Upon A Destination 

Cakes & Cupcakes: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium                               

Wedding Gowns: Kosibah             

Men’s Suits:                          

Stationery & Boxes: Lovicci  

Make Up: Bolanle Make UpPro 

Shoes & Accessories: Model’s own

Models: Tyla Brown, Devante Huntley & Amy Amy   

For more information on Urban Cinematography please visit their Ambassador page 

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7 Responses to “Beautiful Italian Wedding Inspiration Il Borro Tuscany”

  1. Yemi Osunkya
    February 25, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    Thank you so much for featuring our shoot Nova. It was such a privilege to have my dresses included in it.

  2. Elizabeth's Cake Emporium
    February 25, 2015 at 8:58 am #

    Grazie millie for featuring our shoot on your amazing blog Nova. It was such a delight to work with Seyi from Once Upon a Destination and the other wonderful vendors. Gratitude of course to Salvatore Ferragamo for granting us access to his dreamy Il Borro Estate.

  3. Seyi Olusanya
    February 25, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    Oh wow! Thank you Nova, brings back beautiful memories of a fantastic collaborative effort at an amazing destination.

  4. Urban Cinematography
    February 25, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

    Nova you are a Star. Thank you soon much, what an amazing team, what an amazing location!! We definitely won’t forget the drive back from Tuscany to Rome rushing to catch the flight back to London. You wouldn’t believe the conversations that took place between Seyi, Elizabeth and the rest of the team on that trip back 🙂

  5. Adeola
    February 25, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

    Simply beautiful & stunning!! All elegantly captured by UC. Love it! Well done to all the vendors.

  6. Betta | Linen and Silk Weddings
    February 26, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

    Wow! What an exquisite shoot, and amazing team! Il Borro is such an amazing backdrop for a wedding! Congrats to the whole team on delivering such a classy inspiration for destination B&Gs! xx

    • Nu Bride
      February 27, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

      Thanks you so much for your kind comment as the Queen of Italian wedding planning it’s great to have your view on this beautiful shoot! Nova x

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