Love in Florence on the Bridge of Gold


Not the Bridge of Gold but the view FROM the bridge. <3

So what happens when you put two wedding photographers part of two couples (that are bloggers!) on the Bridge of Gold at 2am after a long night of wining and dining?

A photoshoot of course!

Bethany of Beers & Beans and I rocked it that night.

The Bridge of Gold, or Ponte Vecchio, in Florence, Italy is no stranger to couples romantically meandering at all hours of the night. This is one of the many popular places around the world to show your everlasting love… at the price of 1 padlock and courage to avoid a 50 euro fine if they catch you locking one of these babies up to the ancient bridge.

We scoped out the scene. In between a couple madly making out in a corner and 2 security guards chatting away out of view, we made our move.

Click. Click.

A sharpie and 2 locks later the boys threw the keys into the river.


Iā€™m apparently a sucker for romance (and it has gotten worse the older I get).

There is definitely no shortage of love in Florence.












THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU BETH! Photogs rarely have good pics of themselves!


25 Responses to “Love in Florence on the Bridge of Gold”

  1. Giulia December 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    Love all the photos! It’s curious how the name of that bridge is so much nicer in English than it is in Italian. We just call it “ponte vecchio” = “old bridge”. Not that romantic hehe:)
    Anyway… I have to add just one more comment: AWWW!

    • Erica December 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

      I’ve heard the direct translation but I think people just want to remember it from the jewelers rather than the age. šŸ˜› <3

  2. Caroline Eubanks December 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    Lurve this!

  3. Katherine - Kapcha The World December 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    Love it – so cute. The photos are awesome and you guys all look fab. Yay for love.

    • Erica December 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

      YAY! I need my own personal wedding photographer to follow me around.

  4. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures December 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Love love loooooove!!!!

  5. Heather December 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm #


  6. Leigh December 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Beautiful photos! Yeah, I love this too.

    • Erica December 21, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

      <3 I love it dearly! I feel like a normal person - having pictures of BOTH of us. Strange!

  7. Leah Travels December 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    These are fabulous and you totally made me miss Florence.

    • Erica December 21, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

      Thanks Leah. I miss it too. šŸ™

  8. Kirsten Alana December 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Too cute!!! And GORGEOUS photos. I’d hate ya for making me feel more lonely if I didn’t love all 4 of you so much šŸ˜‰

  9. TammyOnTheMove December 17, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    Awww, how romantic. That is true love if you take the chance of a ā‚¬50 fine. šŸ™‚

    • Erica December 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

      Seriously! When it comes to the little money we have, it means a lot!

  10. Maria December 17, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    Ahhhh. I remember the ponte vecchio so well. Florence is a gem not to be missed. Glad you made it there.

    • Erica December 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

      It was SO GOOOOOOOOD. So goooooood.

  11. A Montrealer Abroad (@amontrealer) December 17, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    Mushy but very, very cute šŸ™‚ Beautiful photos!

  12. Christy December 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    This is adorable. And I’m jealous you got to hang with Beth and Randy in Florence!

  13. Tiana Kai December 18, 2012 at 4:13 am #

    Breathtaking shots!! I have still yet to do this, but it is on my list!!! Great post, everyone loves to read about love. šŸ˜‰

    • Erica December 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      It is a guilty pleasure of many… I’m a wedding photographer at home so it is nice to finally have nice pictures of US.

  14. Hogga December 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    You’ve melted my cold, black heart

    • Erica December 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm #


  15. Ali December 26, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    I love these pictures of you guys! So sweet! I love that you did your own love locks too šŸ™‚

    • Erica January 2, 2013 at 10:05 am #

      Shaun even volunteered to do it without me bugging Jim to do it!

  16. Abi January 5, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Awww! How cute!

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