Tuscany is one of those places that I have never had the opportunity to visit, but just know I would love. Maybe it’s because every wedding we receive from this Italian paradise is literally dripping with romance and every image captured looks straight from a fairytale. All I know is that I would rush off tomorrow to spend all eternity soaking in the fabulous countryside and old-world magic… and would say “I do” in an instant in one of Tuscany’s amazing villas. So, this breathtaking affair captured by Heather Waraksa? It’s literally a dream come true with a stunning Villa di Nozzole setting, an intimate joy-filled reception and an entire gallery of lovely just waiting to be adored. Join me there for sooo much more.
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From Heather Waraksa… I wanted to share Marisa and Brad’s destination wedding with you that took place in Tuscany. It was an extremely intimate event with nine in attendance (including myself and my second photographer) at a private villa on a vineyard. To say it was my dream wedding would be an understatement. Setting, experience, family, food and wine were the focus.
From the Bride… Despite spending more than a decade in the same city and having several mutual friends, we never crossed paths until friends of ours decided to move. We met at a going away party in Anchorage, Alaska and it was truly love at first sight. It was a whirlwind romance from there; engaged in Hawaii, moved to Baku, Azerbaijan, and married in the hills of Tuscany, Italy all within a year. Crazy. When we thought about places to get married, we both agreed it couldn’t get any more romantic than the wine country of Tuscany, Italy. Rolling hills, vineyards and villas seemed like the perfect setting. A destination wedding was also ideal given our new home overseas. Once we saw the pictures of Villa di Nozzole and the surrounding landscape, we knew we found our wedding location. We both wanted a small intimate wedding where we could actually enjoy ourselves as well as our special guests. We decided that in order to do this, we would only have our parents and one witness each present. We also wanted our parents to enjoy the Villa as well as the beautiful surroundings of Tuscany.
Wedding Photography: Heather Waraksa | Wedding Venue: Villa di Nozzole in Tuscany, Italy | Event Planning: Weddings Italy by Regency 1987 | Floral Design: Andrea Floral Atelier | Wedding Dress: Mikaella Bridal | Bride’s Lingerie: La Perla | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Mens’ Attire: Hugo Boss | Makeup: Mauro Vitali
This is the perfect example of why I love wedding cinematography. The reason I stress to every single person I know that it’s one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Because this film? This beautiful behind-the-scenes look at the day captured by Les Amis Photo? It’s mesmerizing. And it’s moment after moment of a pure joy and love that will warm every last inch of your heart. Oh, and the Father of the Bride’s speech? Seriously amazing. Grab those tissues, press play and enjoy.
From Les Amis Photo… What happens when an Irish couple gets married in Italy? They have a lot of fun.
They love Oneglia, a city in Liguria Coast, and they decided to get married there. The atmosphere was relaxed and very funny. The style was a mix of elegance and shabby chic details with blue as the primary colour. The venue was a particular villa because it was the house of a clown.
The tables were named like Italian sites, and the decoration was rustic but romantic, with candles and low lights. The was a first dance under the rain, and the dancing party was improvised under the arches. The bride dress was very chic and the groom dress was of a deep blue.
Wedding Cinematography: Marco Alessio from Les Amis Photo | Wedding Venue: Villa Grock in Imperia, Italy | Event Planning: La Maison de Provence
When you combine Tuscany and a wedding planned by two people who just so happen to plan weddings, Il Cerimoniere Italian Weddings, you can basically guarantee you are about to see some serious magic happen. And one look at the images from Sarah Falugo and you’ll know, that’s precisely the case. Le Campacce set the most gorgeous of scenes for the most gorgeous of days, and it all unfolds in a gorgeous fashion right here.
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From Sarah Falugo… It was a really fun event in Sant’ Ellero, Tuscany in June 2012. The bride and groom, Eleonora and Samuele, are wedding planners themselves, Il Cerimoniere. They hired a private villa and after a beautiful church ceremony they returned for sunset drinks, a photo shoot and a five course outdoor meal with fun antics and a great party!
Photography: Sarah Falugo | Ceremony Venue: Chiesa di San Salvatore a Soffena, Castelfranco di Sopra, Tuscany | Reception Venue: Le Campacce Tuscany | Catering: Dori Ricevimenti, Florence | Planning: Il Cerimoniere Italian Weddings | Ceremony Music: Elisabetta Materazzi – Soprano lirico | Wedding Flowers: Stiatti Fiori | Chandeliers, Birdcages, & Decor: Il Cerimoniere Italian Weddings | Wedding Dress: Stella Sposa, Florence | Groom’s Suit: Firenze su Misura, Florence | Rings: Unoaerre | Hair & Make-up: Chiara Guiderdoni | Vintage Car: Sauro & Moreno Magrini | Programs & Menus – OneHeart Weddings
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