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Tuscany Wedding Inspiration Shoot from Emm and Clau

I have such a soft spot in my heart for inspiration shoots. They fill our screens with picture after picture of pretty, and allow us all to dream a little bigger. So this beauty from Emm and Clau is right up my alley. It’s filled with gorgeous florals from Stiatti Fiori, designed by Varese Wedding and all takes place at the stunning Villa Dianella - making this gallery one inspiring place to be today. See it all here.

From Emm and ClauIn April we had the pleasure to shot an American destination wedding in Tuscany and because we wanted to do some traveling also and had some spare time for shootings, we decided we wanted to photograph an Italian styled shoot. So we got in touch with Varese Wedding and started planning everything.

We wanted this project to be something very chic yet simple, in pastel colors. We loved the venue, the stylish wedding table, the delicious candy bar and our lovely Italian bride for the day. But to finish it all with something unexpected, we incorporated a crazy sweet maid of honor to spice the story. We are so thankful for the whole team that did such an amazing job, and were so nice and supportive. We hope you enjoy the photos and get inspired!

Photography: Emm and Clau | Floral Design: Stiatti Fiori | Catering + Rental: Delizia Ricevimenti | Chandeliers: Stiatti Fiori | Design + Planning: Varese Wedding | Hair + Makeup: Accademia I Santini | Model: Diletta Cozzi | Venue: Villa Dianella | Wedding Gowns: Laura Ciobanu

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Country Chic Tuscan Wedding from Varese Wedding + Lisa Poggi Photography

Marrying amongst the Florentine hills has to be about the most romantic way to go. Because if you ask me, being surrounded by the olive  groves and Tuscan scenery easily makes for a mighty fine day. So who better to bring it all to life than Laura of Varese Wedding? She wove in sense of rustic chic style, with our favorite Lisa Poggi capturing behind the camera. Ready for even more? We’ve got it waiting to be perused, pinned and swooned right over here.

When Elise described me the style and the type of place, she want for her wedding, I knew that La Borriana would be the perfect setting. She would like to get married outdoor in a farmhouse or wine estate, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards and she want to have everything in one place. What better venue than a farmhouse in the Florentine hills, with a great rustic atmosphere and great landscape? The estate was able to accommodate all the guests and the romantic ceremony was set on the olive grove garden. To keep the country chic style I used different elements to decorate the ceremony and the reception. From the burlap runner on the reception tables to the flowers buckets on the ceremony aisle, from the mason jars with rustic flowers to the colorful buntings, that Elise created and that we hung under the reception marquee.

It was really exciting to work for Elise and Henrick. I had plenty ideas and when I suggested them to Elise, she was really enthusiastic and gave me more inspiration. — Laura, Varese Wedding

Photographer: Lisa Poggi | Wedding Dress: Cecilie Melli | Shoes: La Badia | Bracelet: Yves Saint Laurent | Band: Marco and Arianna | Wedding Planning and Event Design: Varese Wedding | Wedding Venue: La Borriana

Intimate Italian Destination Wedding from Lauren Michelle Photography

Jetting off with the one you love for “I dos” in the Italian Riviera sounds like a dream. But what makes this story even cuter (if you can handle) is that these sweeties met at the tender age of 15. Fast forward 11 years and you get what has to be one of the most romantic weddings EVER. Ocean views, Italian charm and all. Exclusive Italy Weddings made sure it went off without a hitch and Lauren Michelle captured it all behind the camera. Click here for sooo much more.


David and I met when we were 15 years old, and after 11 years together, we got engaged in Central Park in New York City. We knew that we wanted a small, intimate wedding with only our family and close friends. The most important thing for us was ensuring that we could offer our guests an amazing, unforgettable experience since so many people were traveling from all over the U.S. to spend the weekend celebrating with us. I knew I wanted the day to feel romantic and elegant. We both love to travel and we had visited Portofino Italy while we were in college. Even though David and I are both from Los Angeles, when David and I were looking at different venues we knew that Portofino was the perfection destination.

For the ceremony, we picked San Giorgio Church, a traditional church that is situated atop a cliff with beautiful views of the Portofino square, anchored yachts, and the Mediterranean Sea. My bridesmaids and I rode in a tiny Ape up the cobblestone road that led to the church where we were greeted by tourists visiting Portofino.

David and I chose the Imperiale Palace Hotel for the reception because of its stunning ocean views, large communal table, and beautifully painted ceilings. The day was truly magical and everything I could have ever dreamed of. I knew the moment our wedding planner showed us photos of the reception room that the setting would be luxurious, yet intimate — everything we wanted. We chose a color palette of navy, blush pink, ivory and gold and each of my bridesmaids wore a navy lace dress of their choosing. Peonies are my favorite flower — so there was no other choice for me. My bouquet was ivory peonies and the centerpieces were ivory peonies with hint of blush pink. It was a bit difficult to find peonies that were growing in season, so all our flowers were ordered from Holland.

We are incredibly grateful to Lauren Michelle who captured the entire event beautifully, our videographer Mat and to the Chiara at Exclusive Italy Weddings for making everything look impeccable and the day run seamlessly. David and I have the best memories from our wedding day and it is so amazing to be able to revisit them with all the beautiful photos and video taken that day.

Photographer: Lauren Michelle | Cinematography: Matteo Castelluccia Videomaker | Wedding Planner: Exclusive Italy Weddings | Floral Design: Il Giardino SNC Di Morelli | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Ceremony Venue: San Giorgio Church, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy | Reception Venue: Imperial Palace Hotel, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy | Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent | Bridesmaid Dresses: Joie | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaid Dresses: Diane von Furstenberg | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Music: Co-Max Production | Transportation: Autonoleggio Stelvio | Wedding Dress Style: Monique Lhuillier - Jessica

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