Aug 15, 2016

Intimate Wedding in Tuscany. Vanessa & Paolo

Remember these lovely people? Oh I love them so much. Ever since we hugged for the first time seven months ago. Their photoshoot in Cape Town was one of my favorite experiences in life, ever. And I’m not being dramatic here. That wind, high up over that beautiful city, their love … ah it was fantastic.

And the wedding matched. You can’t really go wrong with any Tuscan villa, but Villa Gamberaia is a particularly  stunning place. The grounds are phenomenal, the outside cathedral where the ceremony took place made my heart skip a beat when I saw it. And the view over Florence is ridiculous. Basically, it feels like you are in a movie the whole time – and I will never stop being thankful for the places I get to go to for work.

V and Paolo are so sweet and loving and the whole day was super emotional and a lot of FUN. You might know from my Youtube videos that the speeches are my favorite part of every wedding (yes!) and this one…boy. I cried behind my camera and I wanted to hug everyone. You could say I was in a bit of a love rush.

The light in their eyes, the view over Florence, their laughter carried by the wind, the sound of italian music in the air – some nights are just magical.

One of the best things about this wedding was working with Ian and his team (hey Wayne!) – it was amazing! We’ve always dreamed of working together after filming this video together two years ago in Cape Town. And I’m happy to report everything went according to the theory, haha :)

If you care to see some behind the scenes of our time in Italy you can watch this little vlog I made. I’m going to stop rambling now because this post is already long without me adding the content of my brain, but as always, I have to.


Thank you for everything you gave us, V and Paolo, your heartfelt hugs, your warmth, your care, your love for black and white photos – we are excited to see you again in South Africa in January!

Love x





Venue: Villa Gamberaia / Styling & Planning: Infinity Weddings / Hair & MakeUp: Lara Navarrini / Videography: Vision on Fire 

Comment :


  1. Marina

    August 15th, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    Oh… my… This is SO beautiful. What a venue, what a dress, all the gorgeous people. And of course your photos. Sigh.

  2. maria & linda

    August 15th, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    Wunderschöne Bilder. Wir sind hin und weg. <3

  3. Christina Gaubatz

    August 15th, 2016 at 10:43 AM

    Gorgeous! Speechless… Each photo is a work of art.

  4. Nadia Meli

    August 15th, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Wow, thanks Christina!!! x

  5. Christian Oster Photography

    August 15th, 2016 at 10:51 AM

    Liebe Nadia, wir lieben Deine Bilder!!! Dein Stil ist total einzigartig, einfach traumhaft schön. Das luftige pastellige in deinen zauberhaften Bildern ist unvergleichbar schön. Besonders ist auch das Bokeh in deinem Bilderstil, einfach der Wahnsinn. Liebe Grüße Peggy & Christian

  6. Nadia Meli

    August 15th, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Vielen lieben Dank für eure Liebe! xx

  7. Dominique

    August 15th, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Oh Nadia, these are just incredible. What an amazing job you did!

  8. Nadia Meli

    August 15th, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Thank you so much for your words Dominique! See you soon in London maybe? x

  9. Dominique

    August 15th, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Yes for sure! Let me know if you are free to meet up when you are here! x

  10. Therese

    August 15th, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Wunder- wunderschön! Insbesondere die “unscharfen” – hab gerade einer Instagram Story gelauscht und musste mich ein bisschen beömmeln, über die Kommentare, die du da anscheinend immer wieder bekommst… Finde deine Bilder ein Zauberwerk und freue mich jedes Mal wenn du wieder einen Post mit uns teilst! Danke dafür.

  11. Nadia Meli

    August 15th, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Hehe, nicht der Rede wert, aber da ich noch nie was dazu gesagt hatte, musste das mal raus ;) Danke dir Therese! x

  12. Nathan Walker

    August 15th, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    your work is just unbelievable Nadia! I love how your photographs tell a story.. you capture so much emotion and feeling. Well done friend, well done :)

  13. Nadia Meli

    August 15th, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Thanks so much Nathan, you are so kind! x

  14. Alina

    August 15th, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    OOOOOh! I’m so in love with all your post! You are amazing!

  15. Nadia Meli

    August 15th, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Thank you so so much Alina! xx

  16. Siobhan H

    August 15th, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Once again, beautiful beyond words. Not only does it tell the whole story but each image can stand alone as a work of art. Love your work! P.S. I especially love the blurry ones : ))

  17. Nadia Meli

    August 16th, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    Thanks so much!!! puuuuhhh you are making me emotional! :D

  18. Kitty

    August 16th, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Going through these pics was like reading a very beloved book <3 <3

  19. Nathália

    August 16th, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Hii Nadia, I wonder if you always had a second photographer with you at weddings.
    Love yours pictures ♥♥♥

  20. Jennifer

    August 19th, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    Your pictures are the ones. The ones everyone should own.
    I can really feel the atmosphere of this wedding. Beauty all over.

  21. Juliane

    August 19th, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Einfach perfekt!! Ich glaube das ist mit die schönste Hochzeit, die ich je gesehen habe!! Wunderschön.

  22. Karen

    August 19th, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    I could scroll through your work all day!

  23. Bianca

    August 22nd, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    einfach traumhaft. Ich könnte mir Deine Bilder Stundenlang anschauen und in sie hineintauchen. Sie sind perfekt!
    Und Du hat eine wahnsinns Ausstrahlung. Man möchte Dich in den Arm nehmen und mit Dir lachen.
    Schade, dass ich bei unserer Hochzeit noch nicht wusste das es Dich gibt…ist aber auch schon 7 Jahre her ;-)
    Tausend Küsse

  24. Cristiana Pecheanu

    August 24th, 2016 at 11:57 PM

    Nadia, you are so unbelievably talented!!! I absolutely love your creativity and artistic ability!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with the world!! Your images give me lots of inspiration and hope for my future as a photographer!!

    Many blessings!!

  25. Vanessa Esau

    November 24th, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Diese Hochzeit sieht so traumhaft aus! Jeder Moment wurde so einzigartig von dir festgehalten!
    So schön Nadia! :)

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