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Colorful Tuscan Countryside Wedding Inspiration

When you’ve got loads of beautiful wisteria climbing rustic walls, tables filled with delectable bites and vino, and scenes like this, you can only be in Tuscany. A destination where rustic marries elegance so beautifully, like this shoot designed to perfection by Weddings In Tuscany. Soak up every ounce of color (how lovely are those blooms by Jardin Divers?!) here in the gallery from Janna Warm.

From Weddings In Tuscany By Chiara SernesiWhen Janna contacted me for a shoot in Tuscany, she was looking for a romantic, beautiful place with a lots of wisteria. So, I thought of the beautiful Medieval Borgo of Montestigliano, where you can find blossoms of wisteria everywhere and Medieval charm and character. That is the real taste of Tuscany.

This time of year the wisteria is a phenomenon here in Tuscany. It is a breathtaking spectacle
if you dream of getting married in the Tuscan countryside. Remember that all the plants and the flowers come to life in April, so it is a perfect theme for weddings.

The color palette was inspired by old pale red walls, wisteria blossoms and the Tuscan countryside: natural tones with colorful flower accents that looked elegant and beautiful. The make-up and hair looked natural and delicate. The open back wedding dress was very elegant. The food had intense fresh flavors from a few choice ingredients which were freshly picked or pulled from the earth. Elegance and simplicity; that is Tuscany.

Together with a team of talented providers I tried to create the perfect atmosphere for a romantic Tuscan wedding.

Photography: Janna Warm | Event Planning: Weddings In Tuscany By Chiara Sernesi | Floral Design: Jardin Divers | Stationery: Giulia Colombo | Food: Graziella Malgeri | Groom's Attire: Montezemolo | Bridal Boutique: Il Barone Rosso Sposa | Hair And Make-Up: Silvia Gerzeli | Location: Montestigliano | Model Bride: Federica Cimino | Model Groom: Francesco Giardina

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Romantic Laduree-Inspired Tuscany Beach Wedding

If you think that an Eiffel Tower proposal in Paris on Valentine’s Day is unparalleled, just wait until you feast your eyes on the wedding captured by Facibeni Fotografia. Set at Bagno Francomare on the coast of Italy, this gorgeous Bride and Groom wed in serious style, with a Ladurée theme and Il Bianco E Il Rosa at their side to plan it all. There’s just too much pretty to recount—the gallery speaks for itself.

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From Facibeni FotografiaTuscany is widely recognized for its hills, for historical cities and great food. A few know the Versilia coast, in northern Tuscany, and its beautiful towns. Protected by the Alps on one side and the sea on the other, Versilia is a favorite destination for summer vacations in Tuscany since the ’60s. A long 30 km road separates the bathing resorts from cities full of boutiques, art, and good food. The wedding of this beautiful couple was organized in Pietrasanta, a small but lively town rich in art and craft shops, art galleries and taverns with local products. The center of Pietrasanta is the Piazza del Duomo, where is the great cathedral, completely covered with marble outside and painted with frescoes inside.

Alessandra and Massimiliano, like many other Italian couples, chose a religious ceremony in a small church and the reception at the nearby beach, inside a beach resort. After the ceremony, guests moved to the seashore for a cocktail made with sparkling wine and fresh seafood. After that, an excellent dinner prepared right at the beginning of the beach, under the stars with the sound of the sea in the background. The bride was looking for an elegant wedding. She wore a simple and dress and a long veil. The weather, as often in this area, was sunny and breezy; guests have enjoyed a romantic sunset on the sea. Enjoy!

From Il Bianco E Il RosaAlessandra and Massimiliano got in touch with me four months prior to their wedding day. They had already booked the church and the venue for the receptions. They were looking for the most suitable vendors for their French-style wedding on the beach in Tuscany. Alessandra and Massimiliano have good taste and, thank to this, were not easy to please. They were looking for a classic but chic ceremony in the church. Given the short time available and the many things to do before the wedding, I got started on it right away.

The theme they chose was “Ladurèe” – the proposal took place in Paris, on February 14th, at the 58 Restaurant on the Eiffel tower. I immediately got in touch with Facibeni Fotografia for wedding photography, as I knew they would have been perfect on this occasion. One of the photographers, Cristiano, is a master in collecting the finest details from a wedding.

The ceremony took place into the stunning Pieve di Valdicastello in Pietrasanta, and was followed by the reception in a luxurious beach resort in Forte dei Marmi. The guests enjoyed canapes on the beach before sit for dinner on the side of the beautiful swimming pool. Fireworks over the see lighted up the night. The music, played by a band that came from South of Italy for the occasion, highlighted the cake cutting, in front of many elegant and thrilled guests.

Photography: Facibeni Fotografia | Event Planning: Il Bianco E Il Rosa | Floral Design: Le Petit Jardin | Wedding Dress: Blumarine | Cake: Gelateria Mani | Invitations: Pineider | Reception Venue: Bagno Francomare | Makeup: Silvia Gerzeli | Groom's Attire: Pignatelli | Church Decor: Amanda Casassa | Music: Domenico Pasquino

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Classic + Elegant Tuscan Il Borro Wedding

We’ve seen some remarkably stunning brides as of late, and today’s beauty captured so gracefully by Rebecca Arthurs, has me blushing ten shades of pink with her lace-edged veil and sleek Charlie Brear dress. She steals the show at this Il Borro weekend affair planned by Italia Celebrations. Complete with a wine tour and chandelier-adorned branches, we’re marveling at every inch.

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From Brenda of Italia CelebrationsMichal and Anthony were looking for the perfect location in Tuscany where they could host 150 of their family and friends for a three day wedding weekend. I suggested a few villas which we toured on their scouting trip to Tuscany but I knew that Il Borro was truly ideal and it turned out to be everything they wanted and more. The first day began with a welcome pizza party in the Medieval borgo where there is an outdoor wood burning oven. The mood was to be casual and inviting and to evoke Italy in an earlier, undefined era.

For the second day afternoon the guests were given the choice of having a wine tour with the bride in the antique wine cellar of Il Borro followed by a tasting of the four wines that the villa produces. Or to follow the groom for an afternoon of petanque and pastis. Since the groom is from Marseille, France and petanque and pastis are practically a national passtime this seemed to be a natural way to pass a warm and sunny afternoon. In popularity the wine tour and tasting jumped out to an early lead in the head count in the months before the wedding but the petanque and pastis closed in fast. In the end the totals for each activity were about even. The wine tour and tasting was a decidedly relaxing way to spend the afternoon while the petanque and pastis was delightful but the competition was fierce. They are serious about their petanque in Marseille.

In the evening the couple hosted a rehearsal barbecue for all the guests in the pool garden which featured a vintage Supper Club band. “The Talented Mr. Ripley” is a favorite movie of the couple and so we used that as inspiration to recreate the décor, music and mood of that movie which was set in the late 1950’s Italy.

The third day was dedicated to the wedding day. The bride wanted to make a welcoming party room of her large master suite where she was being prepared and getting dressed. She wanted her friends and family to feel that they could drop in throughout the day and feel welcome. The room had loud music and so the wedding day fun and festivities began early. The mood for the wedding day was Tuscan rustic, natural wood, linen, whites and green and twine.

They had a Jewish ceremony at the villa which was presided over by Rabbi Guy Hall who came from England to marry them. The ceremony was very heartfelt and the bride and groom were overcome with emotion. The cocktail hour took place in the Italian garden of their private villa. The dinner was to be on the top terrace and would begin with a Jewish hora, one of two different versions to be played that evening. I have never seen such an enthusiastic, joyous hora that went on for 20 minutes. I was concerned that the groom would be injured as his many friends were well versed in the hora dance and very energetic. The dinner was served in the upper terrace of the villa where ten vintage chandeliers and eight strands of fairy lights were hung in the surrounding trees to define the dinner area and to make it sparkle. It had such a spectacular yet intimate feel.

After the dinner and dancing and speeches were finished the party was moved to another part of the villa that was set up for the after dinner party. Each event was more fun than the last and the whole weekend was a dream come true all the way down to the perfect weather.

Photography: Rebecca Arthurs | Event Planning: Italia Celebrations | Floral Design: Noosheen | Stationery: Kraft & White | Bride's Shoes: Castaner | Hair And Makeup: Italia Celebrations | Groom's Shoes: Santoni | Groom's Suit: Versace Collection | Wedding Venue: Il Borro | Bride's Dress: Charlie Brear | Bride's Veil: Brown’s Bride | Groom's Tie: Charvet

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Intimate and Charming Wedding in Tuscany

You know those weddings that are so romantic you’ll remember them for years to come? Well, this Tuscany fete from Greg Finck Photography is certainly one of them. Opting to wed amongst grapevines, this Irish duo paired up with Italy Weddings and Inspired By Love to plan one irresistibly elegant affair. Sweet and intimate, guests dined al fresco toasting to love and it’s all right here!

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From Greg Finck Ciara and Mark are an Irish couple from Belfast, Ireland, and had chosen sunny Tuscany for their wedding. When you’re used to grey sky and pouring rain, it’s hard not to totally fall for Tuscany, that fabulous part of Italy calling for bathing sun, easy lifestyle and awesome food and wine.

At the very first contact, Ciara and Mark explained me that they wanted a very intimate wedding, with just forty guests, to focus on the essential, and enjoy their loved ones. They had chosen a magnificent historical Villa – Villa Piaggia – in the heart of Tuscany, to tie the knot. This venue is ideally located, surrounded by square miles of Chianti vineyards and breath-taking landscapes. All of their forty guests had met there for 4 days of celebration, and spend time together.

The d-day has been perfectly planned and designed by Ben Singleton, from Italy Weddings, an American who has been based in Tuscany for years, organizing weddings there. A simple table enhanced by a giant flower garland and fairy lights created a very charming and warm atmosphere. Floral design made of pastel peonies was everywhere, from the Bride’s bouquet to the church decoration.

To keep on that pastel theme, we decided to do the couple session in the middle of olive trees, surrounded by tall grass and a magnificent sun. The couple and their guests then enjoyed a typical Italian meal made of handmade pasta with figs, beef with brunello sauce and rosemary roast potatoes. This beautiful summer day ended with the cutting of a giant millefoglie wedding cake.

Photography: Greg Finck | Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. | Event Planning And Design: Italy Weddings | Photography - Assistance: Inspired By Love | Villa: Villa Piaggia

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Amalfi Coast Wedding Editorial

Just imagine escaping to coastal Italy with some of the industry’s brightest talent. Imagine a shoot styled to utter perfection by Joy Proctor Design, and the KT Merry as a photography mentor by your side. It’s exactly the idea behind Moda e Art and the proof is in the pudding. We’ve got the snaps from the latest workshop right at your fingertips. Pssst: Exciting news for 2015 Moda e Art hopefuls below!

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From Joy Proctor of Joy Proctor Design… Inspiration abounds throughout Italy and is beautiful landscapes. The incredible gem that is the Amalfi Coast serves as one of the best examples of the marriage between natural beauty and the incredible history so often found in Italy. The participants of this Falls Moda e Arte Workshop had the distinct pleasure of photographing and experiencing what is arguably, one of the treasures of the Amalfi Coast, the Villa Cimberone. The 11th century estate sits atop the cliffs of Ravello, overlooking the grand expense of the Amalfi Coast. Famous for its Terrazzo del’lnfinito, or Terrace of Infinity, and expansive gardens, the Villa is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

The inspiration for the shoot came from the location, set high above the seas below. With a color palate, and textures that evoked the feeling of air and light, we aimed to create something that was ethereal, an homage to the Italian history of the Palace of the Gods set amongst the clouds. The motif of a golden lyre was used throughout the paper suite created by Written Word Calligraphy. We chose to use a combination of paper and vellum for the invitation and paper goods – further adding to the light and ethereal feel of the look. An airy palate of cream, white and gold were played against the weathered stone and marble of the Villa.

The brides gown, a stunning creation by Samuelle Couture was another ethereal piece that played up the light nature of the look. The gowns soft tulle draped around the brides feet, with the slightest ruching at the top of the gown – another homage to the Roman history of the location. The mother of pearl cameo ring from Classic Vintage Rentals hinted to the location set above the sea. A simple green garland and gold leaves adorned the brides hair.

An intimate ceremony was set in front of a dome covered statue, with an aisle of chiffon covered chairs, wrapped in raw silk ribbon. As if a cloud of its own, the table set on the Terrace on Infinity was draped in La Tavola Linens Organdy in white, with an underlay of Topaz Fog. The exquisite gold chargers and intricate mother of pearl flatware from Classic Vintage Rentals played up the elegance of the ethereal linen. Vellum menus with gold calligraphy sat scrolled on each charger, with the name of each guest ribbed between the mother of pearl forks. Glass candlesticks and cut glass votives sat between the wild and organic florals arrangements.

Photography: KT Merry Photography | Gown: Samuelle | Cake: Farfalla Di Zucchero | Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy | Ring: Classic Vintage Rentals | Hair And Makeup: Mia Jeppson | Hotel: Hotel Caruso | Design & Florals: Joy Proctor Design (formerly Joy De Vivre) | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Headpiece: Jannie Baltzer | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Location: Villa Cimbrone | Ribbon: Silk + Willow | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Tabletop: Classic Vintage Rentals | Tuxedo: Jcrew | Video: MG Image | Workshop: Moda E Arte

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