Nashville Wedding Vendor Guest Post: Kristen Steele Photography

Kristen of Kristen Steele Photography sent me this beautiful Italian wedding and I just could not wait to share it! I love the rustic feel of Italy and Kristen really captured the essence of the wedding with these photos.


“Lily & Hanier had always wanted to elope in Italy, and they chose the amazingly beautiful location of Volterra to get married. Volterra is a city on a hill. As Rick Steves says, “It’s encircled by impressive walls and topped with a grand fortress, it sits high above the rich farmland.” It’s that and so much more. There are cobblestone streets, gorgeous churches, amazing doors, window boxes full of fresh flowers, bell towers and everything is just so beautiful.

Lily and Javier contacted Bonnie of My Weddings and More to be her Destination Wedding Planner. Bonnie helped coordinate their Italian wedding by handling all the paperwork (did you know there’s a LOT of paperwork to deal with if you want to get married in Italy??) and coordinating the day of details.


The joy, the excitement and the sheer happiness between Lily and Hanier was palpable as we walked up to the scenic overlook where they got married. The ceremony was sweet and meaningful and the best part?? When Lucca the officiant said, “Hanier, you may kiss your bride.” The BELLS STARTED RINGING. All of them. There are probably 4 or 5 bell towers that we were overlooking and all of them started ringing at the same time. I seriously got goosebumps!


I think that part of my job as a destination wedding photographer is to capture the feel of the town I’m in, so along with Lily + Havier’s wedding photos I’ve included some of the scenes around Volterra. I love the shot of them walking up the cobblestone street (that was VERY steep) with the beautiful Tuscan sun streaming in and all the tourists walking by staring. That is the “behind the scenes” shot to the other photo.


Best Wishes Lily + Hanier and thank you so much for letting me be a part of your very special day!”

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