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Elegant Garden Wedding in Forte dei Marmi

There are very few things we love more in life than a Enzo Miccio wedding. Just look at this gallery and you’ll understand exactly why. Because when you combine the rural setting of a lush garden with the lens of Morlotti Studio, you’re in for pure wedding magic. See it unfold in THE VAULT!


From Enzo MiccioTuscany countryside is known for its hills, smell of herbs and wildflowers, and long stretches of vineyards surrounded by rows of cypress trees. It is a region of different panoramic views. In the summer, the Versilia area is especially busy in Forte dei Marmi, well known holiday resort. It is very popular in Tuscany for its gorgeous beach and summer entertainment. Classy pubs are spread along the seaside with an ancient jetty that allows romantic walks by the water.

Therefore, it is not surprising that Giangiacomo and Benedetta decided to follow their wedding planner Enzo Miccio’s advice to celebrate their special day in the enchanting Forte dei Marmi.

Their wedding celebration was breathtaking! For the ceremony, Enzo Miccio has set up an outdoor church with variety of plants and wildflowers (white gypsophila and hydrangeas). He used white wooden chairs in shabby chic style and natural decoration made by creative composition of autumn fruit – wood barrel full of chestnut and ribes plants.

The bride’s elegant wedding dress was from Enzo Miccio Bridal Collection. She was accompanied by wonderful bridesmaids, her two young daughters.

Right after the ceremony, our couple climbed into a vintage Mercedes that has taken them to the reception at Lido Bambaissa., particular for its three colors– white, red and blue – . The Catering service has improvised a nice flash mob in order to have friends, relatives and the couple dance together under the romantic Tuscany moonlight.

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Photography: Morlotti Studio | Event Planning: Enzo Miccio | Wedding Dress: Enzo Miccio Bridal Collection | Venue: Forte Dei Marmi

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Elegant Italian Wedding Inspiration

The more blue, the better in my book. My favorite color by far, Amorology and Nomad Republic took the stylish shade and used it throughout this elegant shoot. From the Groom’s suit, to the beautiful tablescape and even sprinkled onto Tuscan Wedding Cake’s creation, blue shines in all its brilliance in these pics by Mademoiselle Fiona. Our VAULT is looking extra pretty these days – see it all here!


From Amorology… Our vision behind this Italian photo shoot was “Beauty and The Beholder,” reminding us that often chaos and beauty is intertwined. Inspired by the artistic culture of Florence, we teamed up with Nomad Republic for international consulting and vendor collaboration and dreamt up a design of hand-painted features and loose scribbles, with shades of inky-blue and indigo brushed onto plates and paper. Balancing vibrant colors with soft hues, dusty pink linens dressed the table while mix-matched indigo napkins brought in a playful pop of pattern.

With the rolling hills of the Tuscan hillside at La Bandita as a backdrop, Oak and The Owl created lush and flowing florals filled with texture. Using local foliage, natural greenery was woven into white blooms and infused with accents of pink and orange.

Playing with the phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” we incorporated monocles into escort cards and bridal jewelry, which paired naturally with the antique brass and metallic table details and hand held mirrors. From the calligraphy to twisting white chairs, loose and romantic touches blended beautifully with effortless hair and makeup.

Place cards were finished with gold leafing and fortunes to greet guests at the table, with sayings such as “You are enveloped in grace” and “You create magic” again reminding us that beauty is where you find it.

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Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona Wedding Photography | Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory | Cake: Tuscan Wedding Cakes | Makeup + Hair: Ilaria Borgioli | Calligraphy: Nancy Hopkins Lettering | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Venue: La Bandita | Dishes: Red Raven Studios | Event Design + Styling: Amorology | Floral Design + Styling: Oak And The Owl | Graphic Design: Peanut Press Creative | Hair Accessories: Twigs & Honey | International Consulting: Nomad Republic | Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon | Second Dress: Madewell | Table Top: The Hostess Haven

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Getaway Guide to Tuscany from The Honeymoonist

We love everything about Italy, from the stellar food and wine to the storied landscapes and art-filled churches. The country spans multiple regions, from the tiny towns along Lake Como to the wilds of rural Sicily. But for honeymoons and destination weddings, Tuscany wins our hearts. With easy access, rolling slopes, tidy rows of cypress trees, gorgeous stone villas and medieval-era castles looking down from the hilltops, this is the Italy of your dreams.

Where To Stay

Why settle with a villa when you can have a whole town? Monteverdi Tuscany is a boutique hotel set in a hilltop village in the scenic Val D’Orcia. The 15 apartments and villas are tucked on narrow cobblestone streets that date to medieval times, and updated with perks including a swimming pool and adorable enoteca that serves up wine and cheese with epic valley views. If you want to wed here, a partnership with NYC-based David Beahm Experiences makes gorgeous weddings a breeze.

Il Salviatino is a stunning 15th-century villa perched a hillside in Fiesole, just outside Florence. Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance at your leisure (a free shuttle takes you into town at will), then return to relax by the hillside pool and enjoy an aperitif as you watch the sun set over the red-roofed city. The terraced garden has the same view, and is ideal for wedding ceremonies.

A 12th-century castle-turned-country estate, Castello de Nero sits midway between Florence and Siena, in the heart of the Chianti region. The 50 rooms feature original furnishings and frescoed walls, and the 12-century wine cellar is the perfect place for private tastings or dinner. Wander the hiking trails through the 750-acre estate, then retreat to the ESPA spa for a wine-centric couples treatment…bliss. The beautifully resorted San Michele chapel is ideal for destination vows.

What To Do

Spend a day touring the streets and churches in charming Siena, or walk through the walled town of Lucca, birthplace of Puccini; both towns date to medieval times and are well worth a day trip (at least). Wine tasting is a must is Tuscany, with loads of options. Donatello himself is rumored to have bought wine from Castello di Nipozzano, just outside Florence, while Castiglian del Bosco (owned by the Ferragamo family) produces amazing brunellos in the Val D’Orcia. This gorgeous landscape begs to be explored, by foot, bicycle, horseback–whatever makes you happy. Some roads here date back to the Roman Empire, so you are literally traveling in the footsteps of history.

Where To Eat

Tuscany has its own regional specialties, so in addition to pasta and antipasti, look for bistecca alla Florentine (grilled steak), ribolita (a thick soup with beans and cabbage), and chinghiale (salami made from wild boar). Dopolavora Le Foce in Chianchiana Terme has been a popular meeting spot in the Val D’Orcia since 1939, and serves up hearty pastas and plates accompanied by their own to-die-for olive oils.

Buca di Sant’Antonio in Lucca has been serving tortelli lucchesi (meat-stuffed pasta) since 1782, and the atmosphere (think whitewashed walls and wood-beamed ceiling hung with copper pots) is as traditional as the food. In Florence, Enoteca Pinchiorre is the only regional restaurant to have garnered three Michelin stars, due to the passion of chef-owner Annie Feolde.

What To Pack

Tuscan weather is typically mild and sunny, ideal growing conditions for grapevines and olive trees. That said, the climate is diverse and the weather changeable depending on where you are. Summer brings heat and humidity, especially in August, which is why so many Italians head out of town at that time of year. (Also, note that air conditioning is not a given in Italy as it is in the U.S., so if you’re traveling in summer, check with your hotel or venue.) Winds blow frequently and it can be downright chilly in early spring and late fall, especially in the hilltop towns that overlook the grape fields. So come prepared, with layers to take on and off.

What To Buy

It’s impossible to travel through Tuscany and not buy wine. Per U.S. customs, you can bring back one liter of wine duty-free, or more if you declare it and pay duty, which is well worth it for special bottles you can’t find at home. Much like wine, the flavor of extra-virgin olive oil changes depending on the terroir as well as how it’s produced, so if you find one you love, pick it up. Handmade leather goods are a signature of the region; we love the chic selection at Maledetti Toscani, the Montepulciano-based purveyor of leather goods since 1848. The town of Montelupo Fiorentino was one of the most important ceramics centers during the Renaissance era, and its narrow streets are lined with shops selling colorful dishes and pottery.

Honeymoon Guide: The Honeymoonist | Images 1-3: Feather + Stone | Image 4: Simply Bloom Photography | Image 5: Marisa Holmes

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Susan M, The Honeymoonist, Travel Expert