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Sophisticated Wedding in Borgo Santo Pietro, Tuscany

Gattotigre – Destination Wedding Videography, you’ve got every single one of us feeling all the wedding day feels thanks to your cinematographic magic. For Amy & Keith’s special day is what dreams are made of. Overflowing with Tuscany Flowers and endless love, this is one celebration you’ll want to preview pronto. Get ready for some happy tears and press play to see it all below!

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From the Bride… Keith and I met in East Hampton during the summer of 2012 through mutual friends. I am from Texas and we both work in finance in NYC: me, in the real estate private equity business development and investor relations, while Keith is an inter-dealer broker. After a few years together, Keith proposed during the Christmas holiday. I love the holidays – particularly Christmas. We made an event of decorating our apartment in Nolita (Manhattan) for the holidays – Christmas tree decorating, light hanging, etc – and the next morning, Keith proposed under the tree in our pajamas, over my favorite green juice breakfast.

My goal for the wedding was to create a wonderful memory for my then-fiance’, our family and friends. Every detail was meant to make the weekend feel special and intimate and create a lasting memory that will make the people we love smile every time they think of our wedding. The most exciting part of the wedding planning was the wedding dress shopping and menu planning! I loved wedding dress shopping with my mom, sister and brother – all who flew in from Texas. I equally adored choosing the menu. From the truffled ricotta with lavender honey antipasti, to the wine pairing, I loved every detail.

Invitations were embossed on rounded-edge ivory double-ply, brown gilded edge paper in a romantic brown script. The ceremony invitation, farm-to-table welcome dinner invitation and farewell brunch invitation each included a sketch – the Borgo Santo Pietro villa, a platter of Italian vegetables and a rose bush, respectively. The invitations were bundled neatly with a ribbon and sprig of lavender. Inner and outer envelopes were calligraphed in brown ink, with the outer envelope sealed with a wax stamp of the couple’s initials. Day of stationery included a welcome note, escort cards and menus.

I had lace scraps from my dress sewn into the inside pocket of Keith’s tux (which luckily he didn’t notice during the fitting) and was a surprise on the wedding day! We had a simple ceremony officiated by the mayor, with a Catholic blessing after the conclusion of the civil ceremony. The reception opened with a few welcome speeches; oysters and typical Tuscan appetizers were served while guests were enjoying the cocktails. The tablescape included long garland of peonies and olive branches. On each lady’s place setting, atop the menu, was an alternating peony or garden rose; atop the men’s place setting were olive branches. Tuscany Flowers also provided the antique candelabras on the tables.

We chose The Maldives for our honeymoon – Gili Lankanfushi and The One and Only. It was gorgeous – crystal blue (80 degree) water teeming with sea life, which we enjoyed while scuba diving and snorkeling. We also (of course) fully enjoyed the food, which was rich with Indian and Arabic influences.

From Gattotigre – Destination Wedding VideographyThe wedding took place in Borgo Santo Pietro Luxury Relais (Chiusdino, Siena, Tuscany – Italy) on Saturday May 23rd, 2015. This stunning Relais is located about 45 mins to the south-west of Siena. It is set in its own delightful gardens, and it is an oasis hidden away behind private gates and walls. Once inside you are greeted by perfectly manicured gardens, fountains, statues and endless authentic details. Inside the villa the level of decor continues providing a very inspiring backdrop for a wedding. The Bride’s suite was simply stunning, with a big marble fireplace in the middle. The Bride looked gorgeous in her Ines Di Santo sheath dress purchased from Bergdorf Goodman, while the Bridesmaids chose their own blush and mauve dresses.

It should have been a beautiful day of sunshine and an outdoor wedding followed by drinks and dinner under the stars… instead it rained from sun up to sun down and into the night and every single photo/video had to be done under cover. Even the outdoor shots were done with an umbrella. Amy and Keith were supposed to get married in the main part of the St. Galgano Abbey – instead we used a small side area which was covered but looked out onto the gardens and continual rain. It wasn’t an easy day by any means! Anyway, with tons of soft candlelights and ancient candelabras, elegant white details and the romantic feel of a secret garden, the wedding reception was still a dream come true!

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Photography: Jules Bower | Cinematography: Gattotigre - Destination Wedding Videography | Wedding Planner: Becky Mathews Weddings | Floral Design: Tuscany Flowers | Invitations: Lyndsay Wright Design | Ceremony Venue: St. Galgano Abbey | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dolce And Gabbana | Hair + Makeup: Daniela Delia | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren | Groomsmen's Attire: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen's Attire: Ermenegildo Zegna | Bride's Dress: Ines Di Santo | Cufflinks + Studs: Ralph Lauren | Getting Ready + Reception Venue: Borgo Santo Pietro | Groom's Jewelry: Audemars Piguet | Groom's Shoes: Ralph Lauren | Registry: Williams Sonoma Registry

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What began as a chance meeting through their careers in investment banking, turned into a love story with a perfect ending. An incredible destination wedding on Lake Como, to be specific. Planned in only three months, Italian Easy Wedding helped these two pull off a celebration their guests would never forget and Darya Kamalova photographed each and every bit. See it all inside The Vault!

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From The Bride… We met each other working together in investment banking and our relationship began developing rapidly after few meetings. I remember that my first thoughts was like “no no no, no relationships with colleagues.” But sometimes rules are meant to be broken.

After being together for 2 years we’ve planned our regular trip, but that time my husband suddenly invited my Mom to join us. Later I found that my Mom was the carrier of my engagement ring. I remember that evening when we came to beautiful restaurant when you are sitting inside a beautiful aquarium watching the fish swimming around and I asked him “why he doesn’t want to take off his jacket?” It was quite warm inside the restaurant. Then everything became very clear.

He had quite big engagement box with the ring inside, so he couldn’t keep it in his trousers. After the moment he proposed I was so impressed with the engagement box design that I forgot to check out the ring. The engagement ring was handmade with the picture of a chipmunk – this is a special symbol of our family from the first months we are together. At the beginning it was his joke calling me “chipmunk” but we’ve both got so used to this “nickname” that we now collect chipmunk or squirrel trinkets from every trip.

Both of us were sure that we’d have our wedding somewhere far away from home. We wanted all our guests feel special. It took us long time to find that perfect place and perfect wedding planner. We weren’t in hurry looking for the right place, but when we found Villa Regina Teodolinda we knew that we’d celebrate our wedding nowhere else!

Thank you to our wedding planner, because she helped us plan everything in 3 months total, and it turned out wonderful. The location was just perfect with a beautiful villa, amazing food, plus lake and mountain views. The one thing we regret is that it all passed too, too fast!

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Photography: Darya Kamalova Of Thecablookfotolab | Event Planning: Italian Easy Wedding | Floral Design: Ratti Flora | Wedding Dress: Svetlana Trebunskaya | Stationery: Letter B | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Rings: Tiffany&Co | Hair + Makeup: Lidija Malinovskaja | Groom's Attire: Sartorio Napoli by Kiton | Venue: Villa Regina Teodolinda | Groom's Shoes: FABI

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Classic + Romantic Destination Wedding in Tuscany

Raise your hand if you’re ready for a mid-winter getaway. Me too. This destination wedding in the hills of Tuscany is the next best thing. With the help of amazing vendors like The Tuscan WeddingTuscany FlowersMomental Designs, Tuscan Wedding Cakes, The Left Handed Calligrapher and Jenny Yoo, this American couple brought New York glamour to the rustic Italian countryside for a wedding that can only be described as perfect. See it all from Stefano Santucci, assisted by Guido Andreoni, and Angelo La Torre in THE VAULT!

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From Stefano SantucciHi, this is Regina and Ryan destination wedding in Tuscany.

They are both Americans who live a few miles away from New York. They decided to get married in Tuscany at a wonderful country chic wedding in Tuscany where everything was planned in detail.

Ryan is an important producer and Regina is a lovely girl with Italian origins. The ceremony took place in one of the most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen, “l’Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore”, immersed in the forests and fields of Tuscany, in Buonconvento. After the moving ceremony, the Bride and Groom celebrated with their relatives and friends at Casali di Bibbiano, with the best Italian food and wine.

It has been an incredible and full day full of emotions and very well planned, R+R wedding started their big day at the Abbazia di Monteuliveto and finished with stunning fireworks performed during the cutting cake.

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Photography: Stefano Santucci | Cinematography: Angelo La Torre | Event Planning: The Tuscan Wedding | Floral Design: Tuscany Flowers | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Cake: Tuscan Wedding Cakes | Stationery: Momental Designs  | Ceremony Venue: Abbazia Di Monteuliveto | Reception Venue: Casali Di Bibbiano | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Casali Di Bibbiano | Hair + Makeup: Lara Navarrini | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren Black Label | String Quartet: Alma Project | Photography - Assistance: Lucrezia Cosso | Photography - Assistance: Guido Andreoni | Rentals: Preludio Noleggi

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