From the photographers, Ashlee & Scott:
Ronald and Erika live in the states, but opted for an intimate destination wedding in Tuscany with their closest friends and family. It was a beautiful, week-long celebration where they took their vows in the bride’s family church located in the heart of Bologna. Afterwards, they held a stunning reception celebration in the rolling hills of Tuscany at the historic Vignamaggio. They are truly the sweetest couple.
Ronald first met Erika just a few months after moving back to Jacksonville from Orlando. At the time, she was working as a part-time barista at the coffee shop he frequented during work. Small talk grew into lengthier conversations, until one day Ronald finally asked Erika for her number. Over the years, their personal goals merged into one beautiful dream: to live a fulfilling life with an appreciative and open mind. On August 21, 2015, Ronald proposed to Erika on top of Machu Picchu mountain in Peru.
Memories mean more to them than anything – the reason why they opted for an intimate destination wedding. Through the years, they’ve adopted a lifestyle where they prioritize experiences over possessions. They make it an effort to travel often, hoping to discover and immerse themselves in the people, places, and cultures of the world. They’ve covered numerous corners of the world from Austria, to Hawaii, to Nicaragua, and plan to continue this lifestyle for many years to come!