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Elegant Countryside Wedding in Tuscany

Close your eyes and envision the most spectacular wedding in the Tuscany. Can you see it? Now, open your eyes and start scrolling, because this next pretty planned by the talented Chic Weddings In Italy is exactly what we’ve been dreaming of. Lindsay Madden snapped up every olive grove moment and you can see it all in this gorgeous gallery.

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From Lindsay Madden PhotographyI’m thrilled to share the beautiful wedding of Regina & Jack! They were married in September in Tuscany, Italy and it was absolutely breathtaking.

Not wanting to choose between England (Jack’s home country) and Switzerland (Regina’s) for their special day, Regina and Jack decided to host a destination wedding in Tuscany at Conti di San Bonifacio wine resort. On a sunshine-filled September day {exactly one year after they got engaged}, the two celebrated with 52 of their nearest and dearest. Regina and Jack teamed up with the talented ladies of Chic Weddings in Italy and Tommaso Torrini of La Rosa Canina in order to bring their vision to life. Countryside elegance would be the best way to describe their wedding and the color pallet made up of french grey, cream, butter and sage fit perfectly with the Tuscan landscape.

Regina and Jack made their marriage official under a hanging flower installation that mimicked a hanging arch and moved beautifully (& effortlessly} in the wind. After Regina’s father walked her down the aisle to Alphaville’s acoustic version of “Forever Young,” Regina joined Jack for the officiant’s welcome and the guitarist’s unplugged version of Natalie Cole’s “L.O.V.E.” Regina’s brother Florian read Bob Marley’s “He’s Not Perfect,” and Jack’s brother Will recited “Marriage Is Madness,” by an unknown author. After Regina and Jack exchanged rings and shared their first kiss as husband and wife, they walked back up the aisle to Michael Bublé’s “Everything” while guests tossed olive leaves on them. It was a magical and sweet moment!

After the ceremony, the newlyweds joined me in a nearby olive grove for portraits and their adorable French Bulldog, Muki, joined in on the fun as well. After pictures, Regina and Jack joined loved ones for fun and festivities. Guests were at the villa’s poolside for cocktails, lawn games, appetizers and live music from the band Lady Dillinger. After cocktail hour, guests were escorted to the front of the wine resort’s property for dinner. The newlyweds cozied up in a loveseat—a bench marked by a garland and “Forever Young” signage. Soft candlelight flickered from glass votives, both low and high, with some perched on stone candlesticks. Rustic wood table numbers were nestled between antique chests and small potted arrangements for an informal but intentional effect. As the sun went down guests dined underneath the stars and according to Regina, “it was truly special having dinner outside.”

I am so lucky to have been able to capture Regina and Jack’s wedding day. It was an exquisite affair that I’ll remember forever!

Photography: Lindsay Madden Photography | Floral Design: La Rosa Canina | Wedding Dress: Jesus Peiro | Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Lighting: Alma Project | Groom's Shoes: Hugo Boss | Groom's Suit: Alferano | Officiant: Blessings From Italy | Bride's Headpiece: Hermione Harbutt | Catering & Cake: Conti Di San Bonifacio | Ceremony & Reception: Conti Di San Bonifacio | Event Planning & Design: Chic Weddings In Italy | Hair & Make Up: Lara Navarrini | Music: Lady Dillinger | Reception Dress: Pronovias

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Romantic Tuscany Villa Elopement

We couldn’t imagine anything more picturesque than Tuscany, with its rolling hills, olive groves, cypress trees and rustic stone villas. The dreamiest of weddings happen right here, like this romantic elopement captured by the talented Facibeni Fotografia. It’s an intimate ceremony surrounded by natural beauty that’ll have you seeing blush! Sneak a peek at the full gallery right here.

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From Facibeni FotografiaIf we talk about weddings and elopements, Tuscany is one of the most beautiful destinations. Florence is the most popular location for weddings between art, history and secular Italian culture.

For those who are looking for something rustic, the beautiful colored hills and dirt roads surrounded by cypress trees are ideal for intimate elopements in the midst of pristine nature: moving celebrations, amid the noise of the cicadas and the rustling of the wind.



Borgo Santo Pietro is one of the most beautiful resorts in the entire region. It is two steps away from the secular Abbey of San Galgano, in a pristine natural area. The village consists of a central structure that houses the reception hall and the restaurant, around which stand many villas surrounded by flower gardens, olive groves and cypress trees.

The villas are fully built of stone, and refurbished by the European property respecting the old architectural standards of the old village. A timeless place to relax and spend the days in luxury and relaxation.

Jenny and Michael celebrated an intimate wedding under a weeping willow in front of a lake. It was a moving ceremony, interrupted only by bird songs.



After the ceremony, I took some relaxed pictures of them, as they walked smiling among the flower gardens with the sun behind them, just before sunset. Given the beauty of the place, it was not that difficult. Borgo Santo Pietro is a dreamy location for any wedding photographer. The photo shoot could not be more fascinating and complete.



Borgo Santo Pietro also contains within it a fabulous restaurant, famous throughout Tuscany. There could be no better time for a romantic dinner at dusk: dishes of meat and mushrooms of the territory and a great wine to toast to this fabulous elopement.



No, there’s no better place to get married in than Tuscany. Don’t you think so?

Photography: Facibeni Fotografia | Event Planning: Simona Coltellini | Floral Design: Bianchi Fiori | Ceremony Venue: Borgo Santo Pietro | Makeup: Silvia Gerzeli

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Lavish Sicilian Destination Wedding

French Grey Photography is serving up a gorgeous slice of pretty this morning by way of this destination wedding in Sicily, and trust me when I say you’ll want to stick around for every last image sitting in this gallery. With two beautiful ceremonies and too many beautiful details to count, this collection of images is just too pretty to miss.

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From French Grey PhotographyThis lavish and styled destination wedding featured two ceremonies in Sicily with 60 guests. The Bride was brought to the first ceremony in a vintage baby blue Rolls Royce that drove right up to the steps of the church featured in the Godfather movies. After the ceremony, the red carpet led guests to a celebratory walk around the ancient town with a traditional Sicilian band.

The second ceremony was a romantic and intimate Jewish blessing on the beach of Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea with a backdrop of boats lazily anchored in the Ionian Sea. Following the beach ceremony, guests enjoyed an outdoor cocktail reception in an English garden, followed by dinner at a long imperial table on the hotel’s terrace. After dinner, there was dancing and a huge surprise fireworks display over the water.

Bespoke stationery with a custom monogramming by Abigail Warner streamlined everything throughout the wedding from the invitations to the photo booth backdrop.

The Bride wore Jenny Packham for the beach ceremony and a custom gown by Fyodor Atelier for the church ceremony. The Bride also wore two bespoke headpieces from Jannie Baltzer, shoes from Emmy Shoes London and Manolo Blahnik. The flower girl also wore a separate dress for each ceremony with matching fresh flower headpieces.

The Bride and Groom commissioned an artist to create a hand-painted Art Nouveau-inspired Ketubah by Jacqueline Kahane Freedman that took over 10 months to create. Seven bridesmaids wore an off-the-shoulder Alvina Valenta dress in antique rose and groomsmen wore blue suits with navy bow ties. As a gift from the Bride, each bridesmaid wore a unique and authentic Art Nouveau cameo brooch on the waist-high bow of her bridesmaid dress.

Photography: French Grey Photography | Videography: Kissing Gate Films | Event Planning: Karen Cacopardo | Event Planning: Wedding In Sicily | Floral Design: Petali E Capricci | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Invitations: Abigail Warner | Ceremony Venue: La Chiesa Di S. Maria Annunziata E Assunta, Forza D'agrò Messina, Sicily Italy | Reception Venue: Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, Taormina | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Shoes: Emmy London | Calligraphy: Claire Gould For Calligraphy For Weddings | Accessories: Jannie Baltzer | Bridal Wear: Fyodor Bridal Atelier | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Villa Antonio

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Elegant Amalfi Coast Dream Wedding in Ravello, Italy

I don’t even know where to start with this ridiculously beautiful Ravello wedding planned by Italia Celebrations, because every single moment snapped up by Alicia Swedenborg was so pretty this gallery doesn’t even look real. The entire day played out like a dream, and for this lucky duo, that dream was their beautiful reality. See more of this gorgeous day here. 

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From Alicia SwedenborgI had the honor of photographing the wedding of Sarah & Jerome at Hotel Caruso in Ravello, Italy, planned and designed by Brenda at Italia Celebrations. These are all film images from this dream destination wedding location on the Amalfi Coast, one could not ask for a more beautiful backdrop for wedding photos!

From the beautiful Bride… We had our absolute dream wedding, it could not have been more perfect for us!

In terms of choosing a venue, I grew up by the sea in England and Jérôme is from the French Alps but is also half Sardinian. Just to confuse matters, when we got engaged, I was living in New York and Jérôme was living in London so we had a lot of options in terms of where to get married! After much deliberation, we decided to celebrate our wedding in beautiful Italy.

We knew that we wanted a stunning, classic and beautiful but modern and cool venue, somewhere that felt totally ‘us’. When we visited Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello for the first time, it was like the most beautiful dream and we instantly fell in love with it. It even had the combination of mountains and sea which was a nod to the marriage of our backgrounds and families too! We could not wait to share such a breathtaking venue with our closest friends and family.

We both love the Italian ‘dolce vita’ and relaxed vibe, but knew that we would need expert help to plan the wedding remotely and ensure that our local vendors understood and executed everything we envisaged perfectly. We also wanted our wonderful parents, bridesmaids and best men to be able to relax and enjoy the day as much as possible so having someone to help plan and coordinate the big day seemed a great idea. I was used to New York/ London levels of service and efficiency and am a very detail-oriented person and knew exactly what we wanted for our wedding. Brenda of Italia Celebrations has amazing knowledge of venues in Italy, a fantastic network of Italian contacts and vendors and of course, is fluent in Italian language and culture. This, combined with her previous time spent working for Vera Wang in New York mean that we got the New York ‘can-do’ attitude, impeccable attention to detail, a modern and beautiful approach to styling and design aspects of the wedding and an instinctive understanding of precisely what we wanted. We could not have had the amazing day that we had without her!

By way of example, we wanted a legal, religious and symbolic ceremony all in one and in English (not easy in Italy when you’re not an Italian or Catholic!) but Brenda worked it out for us perfectly with an Italian pastor and his English speaking son! I wanted Church of England vows and Brenda helped us incorporate those into the Italian order of service. Through Brenda, we engaged Alicia as our photographer and she was an absolute delight to work with and took the most stunning photographs of our wedding. We love reliving that day when we look at the photos. Katie did my hair and make up for me on the day and I loved it – I didn’t want anything stuffy or formal and she gave me exactly the looks I wanted and made me feel really beautiful on the day. She was so professional – discretely touching up my hair and make up as I was far too busy enjoying the day to think about it! Not only that but she was fantastic fun and we are now friends! Overall, we had an absolute dream team of vendors whose work we adored and whose company we genuinely enjoyed, which helps massively on the happiest day of your life!

Our colour scheme was inspired by the Amalfi coast and its beautiful lemon trees so the bridesmaids dresses were a crema di limoncello colour and our favours were miniature bottles of limoncello from the local Ravello ‘factory’ (the smallest, prettiest factory ever!) We didn’t want a twee or contrived colour scheme though so it was more subtely incorporating a lemon chiffon colour into the fresh, clean whites and creams used in the setting more generally. We were totally thrilled with our original and creative wedding stationery by Emily too which set the tone of the wedding in the invites perfectly: Using a map of the area as a envelope liner and the distinctive silhouette of the local cypress trees throughout. Unbeknown to Emily when designing the stationary, those were the exact trees under which our wedding ceremony took place! We also wanted to make sure that our Italian and French speaking guests were fully able to enjoy the day too so my mum’s friend prepared translations of the speeches and the amazing Dora band (who I’d seen play at another fab Italian wedding many years ago and had never forgotten!) played a fantastic mixture of music from those countries to get everyone dancing!

Everyone says something always goes wrong in relation to your wedding and sure enough, we had a couple of disasters including our flights to the wedding being cancelled which was not ideal! But the wedding itself was like a fairytale, just perfect and magical and beautiful beyond belief. We felt so blessed to have family and friends join us from all over the world including from California, New York, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Oman as well as England, Italy and France. The day for us (and hopefully for our guests too!) was absolutely magical.

I feel so lucky and grateful to have married my dream man in our dream wedding with our amazing families and friends. I only wish we could do it all over again!

Photography: Alicia Swedenborg | Videography: Evergreen | Floral Design: Malafronte Flowers | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Stationery: Emily McCarthy | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Makeup Artist: Katie Webster | Hair Stylist: Katie Webster | Band: Dora Live Band | Groom's Shoes: Crockett & Jones | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Belmond Hotel Caruso | Event Planning and Design: Italia Celebrations | Hair Products: Kevin Murphy | Makeup Products: Tom Ford | Photography - Assistance: Melissa Schollaert | Veil & Belt: Monique Lhuillier

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Rustic Chic Dream Wedding in Tuscany

From its’ rolling golden hills to the vintage villas, every detail about Tuscany beckons romance. So, when you add in beautiful violet dresses, one ribbon laced gown, and a literal cheese cake, well that m’dears is downright dreamy. From sunny Stiatti Fiori blooms to rustic charm, Super Tuscan Wedding Planners incorporated timeless touches while Lisa Poggi captured every darling detail here!

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From Super Tuscan Wedding Planners… I personally met with Rob and Becca for the first time in June 2013, and since the very beginning we discovered a strong feeling among me, my wife Arianna, Rebecca and Robert. They were enthusiastic about the town of Cortona — a real pearl of Tuscany — its sights and the villa for their wedding. And the wedding day absolutely reflected all their first excitement!!

The wedding started on a fresh morning, sunny as never before, and more than exciting for our Becca & Rob! The ladies started preparing in the early morning: the Bridesmaids with beautiful violet long dresses and the Bride with a stunning mermaid white lace wedding gown with a ribbon on the back. The colors chosen by the Bride and Groom for their wedding day were violet and yellow. The sunflowers for the Bridesmaids’ bouquets really seemed the best choice for a Tuscan wedding! The Groom had a blue suit and a violet color tie, in perfect style with the Bridesmaids’ dresses.

Ready for the ceremony, the guests and the Groom reached the town hall of Cortona for the most important moments of our Bride & Groom’s lives! The emotions were perceivable in the air and it couldn’t have been more magic with the string quartet and two beautiful souls happily in love and marrying once for a lifetime! The main square of Cortona then enjoyed their happiness along with their 180 guests.

It was amazing to see our lovely couple coming out into the sun at the top of the giant staircase of Cortona’s town hall, and see them enjoying their guests down until the last step. Moreover, it was a special day for the town as well, and as Becca & Rob reached the main square of the town, at the bottom of the staircase, a group of drums entered the square dressed with historic costumes. I admit, it was not planned, but a real wonderful soundtrack for such a moment!

Just one last detail I cannot forget about Becca & Rob’s wedding…their emotional speeches and those of their parents and guests. They included all those moments, emotions, troubles, efforts and deserved successes that this couple had in their last year and for me that year didn’t mean just wedding planning, but an important part of my life, made of lots of lessons.. and I’m proud of having been the wedding planners of Becca & Rob!

Photography: Lisa Poggi | Videography: Tiziana Billi Videographer | Event Planning: Super Tuscan Wedding Planners | Floral Design: Stiatti Fiori | Wedding Dress: Kenneth Winston | Cake: Chef Passeri Walter | Ceremony Venue: Cortona’s Town Hall | Reception Venue: Villa Petrischio | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy | Band: Cheap Alternative Band | Groom’s Attire: Mark And Spencer | String Quartet: Trasimeno String Ensemble | Architectural Lighting: WeddingMusicAndLights | Caterering: Chef Passeri Walter | Decor: Super Tuscan Wedding Planners | Flower Girls’ Dresses: John Lewis | Rentals: Preludio Noleggi | Vintage Car: Autonoleggi Baldetti

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Elegant Summer Wedding in Ischia

The fact that the Bride’s grandparents married on this Italian island years ago and now she too will say her vows here is amazing. But add in these sort of views, a ceremony site that radiates romance and this incredibly chic Delphine Manivet gown and I have to admit, I’m literally speechless. Taylor Barnes’s captured it all in this gorgeous gallery, also known as where I’ll be, mesmerized, for the rest of today.

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From Taylor Barnes Photography… Myself and Faye love this wedding not just because of its phenomenal beauty but because of the people and their connection with the destination in which they chose. Natalie and Mark contacted me after seeing my work on Once Wed and after many transatlantic Skype conversations picked us to photograph their nuptials on the breath-taking island of Ischia. I had the pleasure of watching Natalie’s ideas develop and it was amazing to see it all tied together so well on the wedding day. I’m sure it wasn’t easy to bring all the elements together especially planning from so far away but it sure paid off.

The castello where they held the wedding was very exclusive, only choosing to do two weddings a year, ran by siblings. This venue was kept impeccably and the views were ones you would never forget… a perfect setting to marry the love of your life! Made even more special as Natalie’s late grandparents were married on the island bringing a different type of connection to the place, carrying on the tradition of getting married on the island.

The day was kept simple and was filled with Italian elements from the stunningly foraged floral arrangements to appetising food, it made our job pleasurable and effortless. With beautiful natural light and a spectacular colour palette it was easy to photograph the wedding on film.

Photography: Taylor Barnes Photography | Floral Design: Saipua | Wedding Dress: Delphine Manivet | Ceremony Venue: Castello Aragonese Ischia | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Calligraphy : Stephanie Fishwick | Groom's Attire: Individualized Apparel Group | Bride's Engagement Ring: Jessica Fields | Bride's Jewellery : Tiffany & Co. | Groom's Ring: Doyle And Doyle | Letter Pree: Foxy And Winston

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