Rino Cordella

Katie and Ritesh’s Indian wedding in Tuscany: countryside atmosphere, colours and tradition

Stunning Indian wedding in the heart of Chianti region, in Tuscany, colourful and traditional celebration

Katie and Ritesh, the bride and groom, have chosen a charming wedding venue in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, immersed in a majestic park and surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and woods. Villa Mangiacane was such a lovely ancient house embellished by a romantic view over the Chianti Hills.

Tuscany is a popular destination for weddings. The region offers beautiful scenery and a rich culture. Authentic Indian Wedding ceremony is a physical, spiritual, and emotional union of two people and their community.

The newlyweds started to celebrate with joyful and colourful ritual, the haldi ceremony. Where friends and relatives have fun spreading a yogurt and turmeric paste, that is therefore yellow, on to the couple’s body and face to wish them a happy life together.

The guests wore traditional Indian clothes, such as saris or lehenga for women and long-sleeved tunics and pants for men.

Stunning instants were captured during cheerful events like the mehndi ceremony and the groom’s arrival.

The mehndi ceremony, a big party traditionally only attended by the bride’s close female friends and family members. During the festivities, henna paste was applied intricate designs of temporary decorative art to the bride’s hands and feet. While the arrival of the groom and his party to the ceremony site, usually called the vara yatra or baraat. Ritesh was carried on the shoulder all the way.

Finally, the evenings were animated by exciting group dances and thrilling parties, accompanied by traditional Indian music.

Villa Mangiacane was incredible place in the heart of Tuscany. The venue was perfect to host this elegant and also vibrant celebration.


A huge thank you to Fabio Mirulla for the opportunity to photograph this unforgettable wedding in Tuscan countryside.

Rino Cordella
Katie e Ritesh
Provenienza degli sposi
Location della cerimonia di nozze
San Casciano in Val di pesa, Firenze
Villa Mangiacane
Villa Mangiacane