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Intimate Villa Catureglio Wedding

This Tuscan beauty is magical, to say the least. The film from Untitled Film Works invites us right in to experience the love of this day… to soak up the excitement, the anticipation and the happiness. While Inlighten Photography‘s beautiful imagery let time stand still to capture the sweetest moments (how adorable are those flower girls?!). View the full gallery for even more!

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From the Bride and Groom… As a British national, precious time with our friends and family is rare. A destination wedding seemed the perfect excuse for a group holiday. We chose Italy as a location and Villa Catureglio in the small Tuscan town of Borgo a Mozzano as our venue. A 13th century property with a central villa, chapel and five small cottages in the grounds, 41 of our 60 guests were accommodated for four nights. We were married in the garden on a beautifully sunny day in May, with the small chapel as our backdrop. The ceremony was a simple affair, our bridal party consisted of our best man and my twin sister as maid of honour. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed an ‘apperitivo’ on the lawn, with prosciutto, local cheeses and prosecco. The photo shoot was fun and relaxed and included a trip to the local medieval “devil’s bridge”. Later we enjoyed a traditional rustic four-course Italian feast and fantastic Italian wine in the open air, surrounded by fairy lights. The Long tables had been beautifully decorated with fresh peonies, herbs and candles thanks to our dear friends; Fiona Deans-Dundas from couture wedding planning and Sydney-based florist Maria Lush, who also created our bouquets. The day ran smoothly thanks to my brother’s MC skills (and his military training). We danced into the early hours under the stars.

Photography: Inlighten Photography | Cinematography: Untitled Film Works | Floral Design: Maria Lush | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhullier At Helen Rodriguez | Groom's Attire: Alex Goodman Suits | Planning: Couture Wedding Planning | Venue: Villa Catureglio

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Intimate Destination Wedding in Tuscany

When the Design Director for Polo Ralph Lauren ties the knot, there’s a pretty good chance it’s going to be a wedding worth swooning. And with Infinite Love Wedding Coordinating working behind the scenes, this Tuscany destination affair delivers, BIG time. The fiercely talented Marisa Holmes captured each moment behind the lens, and it’s all tucked away in the gallery right here.

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From the Bride… When Jesus and I began to plan what was to be the experience of a lifetime, we wanted our wedding to be an experience that everyone else would remember for years to come. We wanted to share in an intimate setting that would involve our closest friends and family. We wanted it to be a celebration of an all-encompassing love that was the beginning of our life together. The greatest adventure of our lives had to have the greatest stating point. We thought about our beloved California where we first met. We searched high and low from Northern wine country to Southern California’s stretch of sandy beaches, yet nothing felt like the old world charm we were hoping for.

As we thought about what our wedding day experience was going to be, the inspiration was simple; old world tradition meets ethereal romance. It was a true reflection of us, of our roots, and of what we wanted our future to consist of. We aspired to follow our traveling spirits, to reach further in order to find that old world charm in the rolling hillside of Italy’s Tuscany region. A rustic Castello nestled in the Chianti region of Tuscany was the place where our dream wedding came to be and Castello di Spaltenna was the perfect fit. We led our friends and family on a wondrous adventure, and a wedding getaway that would covert them into world traveler’s!

As a designer, my vocation has been in the translation of life’s beauty and art. For my own wedding, the greatest challenge was to mirror a celebration of love with the traditions of marital bliss. Our creative vision was only scattered thoughts when we first came to Infinite Love Wedding Coordinating & Consulting; Andrea Randolph completed our vision, brought it to life, and from it created a work of art. On the day of our wedding, our décor portrayed the pureness of whites, off whites, and creams. The Castello’s charming chapel was bathed in the warm glow of countless softly lit candles that filled the entire room. The ceremony began in the early evening with white petals down the aisle, and soft ribbons with white and off-white floral arrangements on the ends of each pew. We also personalized the ceremony with a musical memoir to my father, who passed away the previous year and we paid tribute to our Mexican heritage by including “las arras” (exchange of gold coins) and the “lasso” (the beaded rope) as part of the ceremony.

As the sun began to set, our wedding reception and cocktail hour was the picturesque scenery of an impressionistic painting. The colors blended to a surreal landscape and the wedding photographer of our dreams, Marisa Holmes, captured the fairytale. The cocktail hour was set on the rustic stone terrace overlooking the castle’s vineyard. While the reception was the romantic image of white table linens with soft tulle covered chairs accented with an olive branch on each chair setting, symbolizing peace and prosperity.

Soft white candlelit arrangements with white flowers personified our message of purity throughout the table setting. Each seat of our large feast table was personalized with a guest card. The dinner menu itself was a work of art and we collaborated with the Castello’s culinary chefs and our wedding planner to arrange a feast of rustic Italian traditional cuisine.

Our cake, our dance party with Italian DJ Pink Panther, and our Prosecco cheers with all of the Castello’s staff made the night unforgettable. We even had other guests of the Castello’s hotel join in the fun!

The wedding adventure consisted of so much more than just the wedding day though. It truly began with a rustic guest basket in every room that included Italian bread and wine, Italian maps, translation guidebooks, and a personalized welcoming itinerary for each guest. We also arranged several group excursions that we could share with our guests including Florence and Sienna day trips, personalized group tours, wine tasting, vineyard/cellar tours, and an exquisite culinary experience at Badia a Coltebuono, and Il Pievano restaurants.

The best reward has been the memories of our children, family, and friends that have long since retold the experience countless times from all different perspectives. They have relived the details of our wedding weekend over and over again. The countless, “thank you’s” we have received from our guests expressing their gratitude for allowing them to share in our lifetime experience has been priceless.

And with that, I think…goal achieved!

Photography: Marisa Holmes | Floral Design: Stiatti Fiori | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Melanie Secciani Bakery | Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew | Catering: Castello Di Spaltenna | DJ: Pink Panther DJ | Grooms Attire: Ralph Lauren - Black Label | Officiant: Blessings From Italy | Bridal Party Hair + Makeup : Meagen Miller | Brides Earrings: Ralph Lauren - Vintage Collection | Coordination: Infinite Love Wedding Coordinating & Consulting | Flower Girl Dresses: US Angels | Groomsmen Attire: Ralph Lauren - Black Label | Veil: The White Dress By Renee Pawele Bride | Wedding Shoes (featured): Badgley Mischka Bridal

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Romantic & Ethereal Tuscan Wedding

If I were to sit and think of the most aesthetically romantic wedding ever it wouldn’t come close to these Tuscan nuptials. Maybe if there was a horse… but that’s it!  Thanks to being completely in love and planners Getting Married In Italy, this couple had a truly swoon-worthy ceremony (there’s even more majesty the full gallery thanks to David Bastianoni‘s stunning photos). That’s amore!

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From Getting Married in Italy….Danielle & Hayden were looking for a classy venue in the Tuscan countryside where to celebrate their union surrounded by their families. An outdoor setting was a must for this lovely British couple and luckily the chosen venue could offer an historical courtyard entrance which turned out perfect in their rainy day. The entrance of the bride was accompanied by her preferred classical piece of music: “Clair de Lune” by Debussy.

Ethereal was her walk to the aisle in a silk chiffon dress with the sparkling accents of the crystal brooches and accessories, thus creating a nostalgic, vintage yet modern feel. The color scheme chosen by the bride was silver and white. Her personal touches were supported by her fully devoted mother whose constant contact was a precious and invaluable help for the planning.

The bride personality was infused into several details from stationery to Italian favors for guests and elegant décor. The majestic castle room hosting the seated reception warmed up the atmosphere with its frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and hand carved fireplace. Tall decorations made with hydrangea, lysianthus and roses looked like clouds in a sunset sky.

Photography: David Bastianoni | Bridal Bouquet: Gettingmarriedinitaly | Bride's Gown: Jenny Packham | Bride's Jewellery: Jenny Packham | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Caterering, Wedding Cake: Castello Di Oliveto | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Castello Di Oliveto | Event & Wedding Planning: Gettingmarriedinitaly

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