It’s official.  I am madly in love with all things Tuscany and I haven’t been able to think of anything else since the moment I laid my eyes upon this stunner of a wedding captured by Lelia Scarfiotti Photographer.  All set in the breathtaking Italian countryside and overflowing with one gorgeous detail after another by Chic Weddings In Italy, I’ve just now found the words to describe how incredibly amazing it all is.  With beautiful florals by Marie Lou, a vibrant orange color scheme, paper lanterns and a candlelit reception, it’s literally a destination wedding dream come true.  I’ll most definitely be spending the day in the gallery with my new love.  I suggest you join me there!

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From the Bride… When Danny asked me to marry him, we were in Italy. We both love all things Italian, and so it was a natural choice to plan our wedding to be in beautiful Tuscany. What we did not know was that soon after deciding this, we would also make the decision to move to Singapore.  So, planning our Tuscan wedding with 54 guests from England while living in South East Asia was to be the way!  Enter Clara, the best wedding planner in the world. Together, we sent pictures and ideas back and forth across continents through the power of email, and had a huge amount of fun planning our wedding, which turned out to be, we think, just perfect!

We chose Vignamaggio as our venue as it is truly stunning. All our guests could stay there together, and the art history of the place added a special connection as I am an art teacher. The most important thing to us was that our family and  friends had a good time, as it would be the first time we had seen most of them in a year. We therefore wanted to spread the celebrations over 3 days, so we could relax and spend time with everyone. So, Clara helped us plan a pizza party, with amazing views of the Tuscan hills, pots of herbs and tomatoes on the tables and a big barrel of wine for the night before.

On the wedding day we had a beautiful orange theme, with paper parasols, paint brushes in jars for the table setting, lights hanging from the trees, a yummy candy bar, and an amazing live band we had found on our previous visit to Tuscany. The tables were named after Italian artists, and the cake was made from wheels of cheese. A projector screen played a message from my very pregnant sister who was 2 days over her due date! We laughed, danced, ate, drank and loved. The photo booth pictures make me giggle every time I look at them! It was a wonderful day, even more beautiful than we had imagined. The next day we had a BBQ party with a big hammock, big orange and pink lanterns hanging from the trees, and photos of my Mum and Dad on their wedding day hanging from the trees as it was their 40th wedding anniversary.

The whole thing was so much fun to plan, and Clara was inspirational and romantic and made us feel like anything was possible.  Having friends and family involved made it personal.  Our good friend Gurjinder designed the logos on all the stationery, Mum hand tied all the brushes and labels for the table settings, two of our best friends Claire and Jane did readings during the ceremony, our good friend Young was the DJ and my Godmother managed to sneak the photos of Mum and Dad out of their house after some conspiring long distance phone calls! It was relaxed, fun, beautiful and my husband and I have not yet had a day without looking together at the photographs and smiling as we remember the most fantastic and fabulous three days.

Wedding Photography: Lelia Scarfiotti Photographer / Venue & Catering: Vignamaggio / Wedding Planning & Design: Chic Weddings In Italy / Florist: Marie Lou / Music: Baraba’s Band / Hair: Mej Staff

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