Soooo….guess where I am!? Grand Cayman! Yup, I am speaking at this absolutely incredible event called Engage ’09…literally with some of the very best in the business. I am hugely honored, a little nervous but mostly just completely excited.
With that said, I’ve enlisted a few of my very favorite vendors to help us with the week’s posts. Aaron Delesie is kicking off the week with the most amazing weddings you’ve ever seen in your life. No need to blab on and on because Aaron has done such an incredible job introducing the affairs!
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First off let me start by saying how excited and flattered I am that Abby asked me to guest blog today on SMP today and to share these two weddings inspired by the beauty of Tuscany! Everyone that knows me has heard me go on about how I am going to retire in Italy. I love everything about the country… the history, the art, the architecture, the people, the food and of course the wine!
I have two unique weddings to show you. One that took place in Tuscany in an 11th century castle and another wedding that took place at a Villa in Southern California. While the So Cal location was nestled in the hills outside Los Angeles, once on the property you would swear you were at a Villa in Tuscany! In fact the Villa is a replica, at 1/4 scale, of the Villa Collazzi outside of Florence. It widely believed, though never proven, that the Villa Collazzi was the only Villa ever designed by Michelangelo. So we’ll start with Leila and Jiwon and their Southern California, Villa Collazzi, Tuscan- inspired wedding…
There were so many things about this wedding to love. I loved that Leila brought in herbs and topiaries and hedging instead of flowers for the decor. It really suited this venue and kept it very Tuscan. The event had a real organic, natural feel.
While everything was well done, it didn’t feel overdone. Kim Bradford and Nice from Enchanted Florist helped accomplish this feat. The other touches I enjoyed were the antique typewriter and old mail drop box the couple found online. They told me they went through multiple typewriters until they found one that worked! This allowed guests to type messages for the couple on “Telegram” cards designed by the bride.
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So much more to come from Aaron Delesie!