Castello Di Meleto, Tuscany, Italy wedding weekend of Mayling & Matthew | August 26, 2017

Castello Di Meleto, Tuscany, Italy wedding weekend of Mayling & Matthew | August 26, 2017

Castello Di Meleto, Tuscany, Italy wedding of Mayling & Matthew. A detailed preview of a three-day adventure in one of the most beautiufl medieval castles I've even been to. Not to mention the delicious wine! <3

Destination Wedding: Castello Di Leonina, Tuscany Italy Wedding Weekend

Destination Wedding: Castello Di Leonina, Tuscany Italy Wedding Weekend

Even if I was born in Rome and raised Italian, I still become awestruck when I see the beauty of the Italian countryside. Mirco and Xiao flew me to Tuscany last May, for their STUNNING destination wedding weekend, and I am in love. Not only was the scenery perfect, the food and people and wine were so, too. It is an experience I will never forget and one I am happy to show off over and over again, so anyone who will ask for it… Better yet! If anyone you know is considering planning a destination wedding in Italy, put them in touch with me! I have great contacts now that I am happy to pass along, especially so if I get to fly out there again, too ;) Let’s get back to the blog post at hand! Here is Mirco & Xiao’s perfect wedding weekend celebration in Tuscany, Italy <3

Their picture perfect, iconic hilltop Tuscan castle made for a stunning backdrop to their love story, while their closest friends and family made it truly theirs.

This beautiful MoscaStudio Tuscany Italy wedding was featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine and we could not be more honored for the recognition!

Portland church ceremony & Mt Hood Bed & Breakfast destination reception

Portland church ceremony & Mt Hood Bed & Breakfast destination reception

GOODNESS! This was a long expected wedding day (Krista and Alfredo reserved our services much earlier than the usual on year ahead). When the day finally came (after we had a fantastic adventure on waterfalls fork their engagement session) we knew it would be a full day. We were prepared for it though! Because we knew they’d treat us like family and we’d get to witness so much fun and party and love! We started the day at 10am in Portland, at their church for a long and beautiful ceremony. We then travelled to the Eastbank Esplanade for some awesome bridal and bridal party portraits with Portland in the background. Then we drove to Mt Hood Bed & Breakfast for the reception dinner and party! It was a lot of driving, but it was also a LOT of photographic opportunities, which we love! The day was a very hot one, with temperatures in the high nineties. Everyone rocked it though! There was plenty of musical entertaining, of perfectly positioned LED lighting, the stunning Mt Hood as a backdrop and a bonus Hawaiian hula dance routine to cheer us all up and introduce Krista and Alfredo to their Hawaiian honeymoon. What a fun day! Special thanks to Good Times Productions for being absolutely perfect to work with. They offer video and do it with great respect towards us photographers. Can’t recommend them enough. Enjoy this detailed sneak peek of their 12 hour day!

A green/purple/white Gorge Crest Vineyard wedding

A green/purple/white Gorge Crest Vineyard wedding

Another beautiful wedding day at Gorge Crest Vineyards has come and gone. This is the place where we feel right at home, with the usual set of vendors we love to work with and always a stunning view. Jenn and Matt are two funny, fun, in love people whom we got to know the previous year at their quick downtown Portland engagement session and then throughout the months on Facebook too! I’ve actually LOLed at some of the things they post. My kind of humor! No wonder when their day came, we felt like old friends reuniting. The day was a hot one, with plenty of sunshine to go around. We stayed in the shade as much as possible, knowing full well we’d have a gorgeous evening a few hours later. Thanks to Donna and Heather of Pearl and Roses Wedding Planning, the day went by smoothly, with help from Floral Designs by Alicia, the fabulous Jamie with the Lamb’s Table catering, Patricia with Gorge Brides and our good friend Dan Moe with DJ and MC duties. It was a glorious day, filled with emotion and tears of joy. Here is a very quick sneak peek of their day. Stay tuned while the rest of the images are worked on! Thanks for looking, friends. #jatt2015

Destination Wedding: Smith Rock State Park Wedding Ceremony

Destination Wedding: Smith Rock State Park Wedding Ceremony

We are so excited to show you this gorgeous destination wedding in Smith Rock State Park, by Bend Oregon. Central Oregon is absolutely beautiful for photography and we’ve had the pleasure of traveling there for 2 stunning weddings so far this 2015 summer season. We can’t wait for the rest of them! Exploring a brand new place to capture someone’s wedding day, is what keeps us inspired and excited about our art. Crystal and Kevin, pictured here, are not only stunningly good looking, they are in love and fun and funny and definitely adventurous! It was Crystal’s idea to hike in wedding garbs all the way to the bottom of Smith Rock State Park, for us to take our iconic environmental wedding photographs. It was music to our ears when she told us that we’d hike down there (which the 4 of us with pleasure and with fun!). We began the day in two separate AirBnB homes for their getting ready photography, then met at Bend’s downtown park for their first look (there was a beer festival at the time, so their “private” first look was witnessed by hundreds of people!), then we drove 30 minutes to the beautiful Smith Rock State Park for their portrait and ceremony. Their reception was back in downtown Bend at a trendy loft, surrounded by Bend’s annual culinary street fair… needless to say, June 20th 2015 was one busy day! We had a blast and loved seeing them marry. We can’t wait to see them again, soon!

Destination Wedding: Brasada Ranch, Bend Oregon

Destination Wedding: Brasada Ranch, Bend Oregon

We can’t thank Megan and Felix enough for trusting MoscaStudio with their beautiful wedding day’s photography. We have several people in common from other fabulous past wedding shoots, so it was a sort of mini reunion for us, too! Past client and their parents were guests at M&F’s wedding and we had a blast reuniting with them. Now we have another beautiful addition to that group of people: the brand spankin’ new Megan & Felix! After 8 years of love, they finally tied the knot. Not only did they tie the knot, they did it in one of the most beautiful and picturesque places we’ve been to, as of late. Just outside of Bend Oregon, lays Brasada Ranch. It’s historic, it’s vast and it’s beautiful. Immersed in the high desert, enveloped by beautiful sunsets and filled with places to have fun with photographers. We had a blast and we’re excited to go back soon! Here is Megan and Felix’s sneak peek of their beautiful wedding day. The sun was behind the clouds for most of the day (which made it for beautiful dramatic skies!), but it did emerge at sunset, which was a perfect time for their main romantic photoshoot. AAAHHHH we’re so happy  to have this line of work! <3

    Destination Wedding: Lulu Palms Estate, Oahu, Hawaii

    Destination Wedding: Lulu Palms Estate, Oahu, Hawaii

    Krista & James’ destination wedding in Hawaii was a beautifully organized, intimate day, in paradise. We are honored to be flown to wedding destinations to witness and immortalize a couple’s day and we’re grateful to them for the opportunity. Take a look at their colorful, bright, romantic, Hawaii wedding day here. Doesn’t it just make you want to fly to an island for some r&r?? Thank you K&J for having us there with you and yours, and mahalo to the fabulous vendors for being so accommodating and wonderful to work with!