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Intimate and Charming Wedding in Tuscany

You know those weddings that are so romantic you’ll remember them for years to come? Well, this Tuscany fete from Greg Finck Photography is certainly one of them. Opting to wed amongst grapevines, this Irish duo paired up with Italy Weddings and Inspired By Love to plan one irresistibly elegant affair. Sweet and intimate, guests dined al fresco toasting to love and it’s all right here!

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From Greg Finck Ciara and Mark are an Irish couple from Belfast, Ireland, and had chosen sunny Tuscany for their wedding. When you’re used to grey sky and pouring rain, it’s hard not to totally fall for Tuscany, that fabulous part of Italy calling for bathing sun, easy lifestyle and awesome food and wine.

At the very first contact, Ciara and Mark explained me that they wanted a very intimate wedding, with just forty guests, to focus on the essential, and enjoy their loved ones. They had chosen a magnificent historical Villa – Villa Piaggia – in the heart of Tuscany, to tie the knot. This venue is ideally located, surrounded by square miles of Chianti vineyards and breath-taking landscapes. All of their forty guests had met there for 4 days of celebration, and spend time together.

The d-day has been perfectly planned and designed by Ben Singleton, from Italy Weddings, an American who has been based in Tuscany for years, organizing weddings there. A simple table enhanced by a giant flower garland and fairy lights created a very charming and warm atmosphere. Floral design made of pastel peonies was everywhere, from the Bride’s bouquet to the church decoration.

To keep on that pastel theme, we decided to do the couple session in the middle of olive trees, surrounded by tall grass and a magnificent sun. The couple and their guests then enjoyed a typical Italian meal made of handmade pasta with figs, beef with brunello sauce and rosemary roast potatoes. This beautiful summer day ended with the cutting of a giant millefoglie wedding cake.

Photography: Greg Finck | Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. | Event Planning And Design: Italy Weddings | Photography - Assistance: Inspired By Love | Villa: Villa Piaggia

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Romantic Tuscany Wedding in Val d’Orcia

Can you even imagine hosting a wedding in Tuscany? It simply doesn’t get more romantic, and this beautiful soiree captured by Amy Turner and planned to perfection by Super Tuscan Wedding Planners paints that picture perfectly. Because when you pair those stunning sights with a madly in love couple, it simply doesn’t get better. See more here


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From Super Tuscan Wedding PlannersA nice smile on her face and the eyes that get lost over the Tuscan rolling hills. This is our bright bride Ashleigh staring at an amazing panorama outside a beautiful rustic villa before her dreamy weding day. Matthew, her handsome husband is instead already waiting for her at the altar in the midst of the most stunning valley of Tuscany, the world heritage Val d’Orcia. This is just the beginning of a wonderful wedding day for our bride and groom Ashleigh and Matthew!!

Photography: Amy Turner | Event Designer: Super Tuscan Wedding Planners | Wedding Planner: Super Tuscan Wedding Planners | Wedding Dress: Casey Jeanne | Bridesmaids Dresses: Zara | Catering: Preludio | Celebrant: Tuscan Pledges | Wedding Venue: Villa Rombolino | Bridal shoes: House of Harlow 1960 | Equipments and marquee rental: Preludio Noleggi | Groom Suit: Thom Sweeney | Hair Dresser: Fratini | Wedding Rings: Keith White Rings

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Elegant Tuscany Wedding at Castello Di Santa Maria Novella

Just uttering the words “wedding in Tuscany” makes my heart flutter. I mean, can you imagine a more romantic place to say I do? Well, the images below from Milos Dokmanovic FunkyBird Photography prove that Tuscany does indeed set the scene for a jaw-droppingly gorgeous soiree. With beautiful design by Trouwen In Toscane and stunning florals from FunkyBird Wedding Design, this gallery is pure destination wedding perfection.


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From the Bride and Groom…Several months have passed, but we are still thinking about it every day, seriously! It was such a beautiful day, we just can’t stop talking about it. Especially now we’ve received the photo’s and made the album, we get a lot of oohs and ahs. The photo’s are, beside the rings, the only tangible memory that remains after such a special day and boy are they beautiful. Such an eye for detail and the Tuscan sun really shines it’s magic light. We are so happy with the results!

We want to thank you so much for all you’ve done to make sure this was the best day of our lives. We had an instant positive feeling with Trouwen in Toscane right from the moment we visited the locations and were sure that this was going to be the best day ever, just like we dreamed. There were sò many emails with some impossible requests from our part, but you still managed to arrange it all!

Your creativity, professionalism and relaxed attitude were key to everything, we could never have accomplished this by ourselves. As far as we are concerned, you are the perfect team.

From Trouwen In ToscaneOn a sunny day Willeke and Rutger came to Tuscany to find a venue and church for their wedding. I remember taking them to one of my favourite wedding locations, a romantic chapel surrounded by vineyards. Exactly as one would expect when coming to Tuscany. Upon arrival Willeke and Rutger looked at each other and knew right there and then that it was the perfect place for them.

From where we were standing I pointed to the castle where we would go right after. Standing on a hilltop this castle is everything a couple might want, and after we visited it together they absolutely agreed! They wanted both the civil and religious ceremony and right next to the castle stands a romanesque church built in 1000 a.d. Perfect!

It didn’t take long for them to decide and very soon after their visit we received the Save the Date and started planning their Tuscan wedding weekend with lots of personalised details such as the Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 with their wedding date on the license plate. The wedding date was also sewn into the suit of the groom and of course we hàd to play around with sparklers at night to make sure none of the guests would forget 20-06-2014.

From FunkyBird Wedding DesignFor the church decoration we decided to go with lots of peach coloured avalanche roses and babies breath. The bouquet was a mix of peach, grey and white and looked beautiful together with the brides delicate but stunning lace wedding dress. Of course we did not forget the little flower girls and made wreaths of babies breath for them and little flower baskets to carry as they walked down the aisle.

On the dinner table we decided to add some DIY elements and sprayed tin cans and prosecco bottles in gold and copper tones. All of this filled with Sweet pea, peach coloured stock flowers, hypericum berries and white lisianthus. Instead of going with the usual white candles we preferred grey ones and peach paper lanterns were hanging down from the balcony.

We really enjoyed working with Willeke and Rutger and FunkyBird Photography captured the whole day perfectly. The delicate colours and beautiful surroundings shine through on all the images.

Photography: Milos Dokmanovic FunkyBird Photography | Event Planning: Trouwen In Toscane | Flowers: FunkyBird Wedding Design | Wedding Dress: Cymbeline Paris | Cake: Sugar And Spice Firenze | Hair And Make Up: Friend Of The Bride | Venue: Castello Di Santa Maria Novella | Chapel: Cappella Di San Michele Archangelo

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Intimate and Romantic Wedding in Tuscany

What happens when two smitten Aussies tie the knot in the Italian countryside? One word: magic. Especially since Elysium Productions was behind the lens, every moment captured below is what wedded dreams are made of. A sweetly ethereal soiree filled with darling details tucked around every corner, it’s no wonder we’re in love with every single second captured below!

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From Elysium Productions… We had an incredible time filming Nikola & Guy’s romantic destination wedding in Tuscany. They traveled all the way from Australia with a small group of close family & friends for this moment. The rain literally stopped moments before the couple left for their ceremony, and the guests enjoyed one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world – complete with a gorgeous Tuscan sunset.

From the beautiful Bride… It was our love of Italy that laid the foundation for us to consider a destination wedding, and it was our viewing of the magical Casale Celli in Tuscany that cemented our decision. Ultimately, we wanted a location that we could share with our closest family and friends for a week of wedding celebrations.

Based in Australia, we trusted in the expertise of Ben Singleton of Italy Weddings to help make our dreams a reality. We were clear on what we wanted to achieve – an intimate and elegant Tuscan ceremony followed by a romantic candle lit reception under the stars.

The medieval courtyard of the San Gimignano Town Hall was a magnificent backdrop for our civil ceremony. Returning to our villa in a vintage car, we basked in a glorious Tuscan sunset with our guests as we enjoyed drinks and canapés around the pool, before making our way to the terrace to enjoy a traditional Italian feast, serenaded by a local Jazz band. Adding our own personal touches to the reception made it extra special – monogrammed linen bonbonniere favors, a Polaroid camera with our guest book for our loved ones to capture and share their own special moments, wedding photos of our parents and a cigar lounge for the end of the evening.

Our wedding was perfect in every way… an unforgettable event in our lives captured beautifully by the amazing teams at JoAnne Dunn Photographers and Elysium Productions.

Photography: JoAnne Dunn Photographers | Cinematographer: Elysium Productions | Wedding Planner: Italy Weddings | Wedding Venue: Casale Celli | Vintage Wedding Car: Drive In Style | Bridal Gown: Pronovias Barcelona | Bridal Shoes: Sergio Ferragamo | Groom Tuxedo: Tom Ford

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Rustic Tuscan Wedding Film

From the groom’s sweet tears as his bride walked down the aisle to her bouquet of pink peonies, I got swept away with this film by Matteo Castelluccia pretty quickly. This Tuscan summer celebration fulfills all of our destination wedding needs (epic sights, removal from reality, breathtaking romance) and between the film and Jules Bower’s pics, I won’t be forgetting about this one anytime soon.

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From Matteo Castelluccia… Shanna and Daniel, a lovely couple from London, chose as the frame of their love, a small village on the Tuscan Hills called Monticchiello. It’s situated very close to the beautiful renaissance town of Pienza, in the heart of Val d’Orcia. On their wedding day, during the morning, the weather was not as it was expected to be and it seemed to be a gloomy one, but the fortune was around the corner and the sun showed himself up in the sky and turned the day into a miracle. The ceremony was held in the church of Santi Leonardo and Cristoforo, in the center of Monticchiello, after that, the couple traveled by their typical car – an Alfa Romeo Spider – and reached their wedding venue.

The weather was nice in the evening and the venue was a typical Tuscan Villa, Terre di Nano, a wine country house. The combination of a happy couple, friends, good food, good wine and good music created great harmony and a right atmosphere.

The chosen wedding theme was “rustic romance.” The main colours were blush pink, sage green and soft ivory. The young couple did not request anything perfect but only simplicity with a touch of rustic. They wanted the flowers to look natural and blooming, to go with their goal they chose peonies and roses.

They held a nice dinner under the olive trees, with wooden tables, lace runners, lots of candles and mismatched silver vases. The olive trees were embellished with twinkling lights and other cute details to create an intimate style.

They wanted the whole thing to feel like an intimate family meal under the stars and their wish came true.

Photography: Jules Bower | Videographer: Matteo Castelluccia | Wedding Planner: Olive in love | Florist: Jardin Divers | Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville | Catering: Preludio Catering | Venue: Terre Di Nano | Bridal Accessories: Jenny Packham | Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessorie: Ghost | Groom’s Apparel & Accessories: Suit Supply | Invitation Designer: Heather Strianese | Live Music: Alma Project

Rustic Summer Tuscan Wedding

I came upon this Tuscan wedding right in the midst of my fiance and I pondering honeymoon locations, and well, I think Italy just jumped up the list a few notches. With stunning views like these, how can you go wrong? This celebration, captured by Melissa Fuller, is what destination weddings are made of and I’ll be mentally escaping to this gallery for the rest of today, for research purposes of course.

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The Ceremony
I stood atop a rolling hill in the middle of the Tuscan countryside, the sounds of a crowd of people clapping and singing huddled around a long table complemented by the low hanging afternoon sun.  At the end of the table was Robin, the wild haired Italian groom, waiting for his bride and the mother of his son Lev, to round the corner of his father’s farmhouse, parse the crowd, and sit down on the opposite end to sign their Ketuba and make a commitment to one another in front of family and friends.  It was so stunning and perfectly intimate that I wanted to pinch myself.

The couple brought with them their Rabbi Noa Kushner from SF who they met with many times leading up to the wedding to make it personal and meaningful.  By the day of the wedding they knew her very well and she knew them.  The two never rehearsed the ceremony  because they didn’t want it to seem rehearsed.  The beauty in the organic nature in which it all just  sort of happened was well worth it. – Melissa Fuller, photographer

Immediately after the ceremony, Robin and I intentionally took 10 minutes together to contemplate what just happened. After we returned to the group, things got “messy” with traditional Jewish circle dancing, and Klezmer music. It was festive! It was fun and silly! Chairs!  We had a silly dance (which actually we never danced at the wedding, we recorded it afterwards because Robin couldn’t bear being in the spotlight for another second!- Keren Bigio, bride

The Chuppa
The  creative mind of the groom Robin, who works in San Francisco as a designer, was epitomized by the Chuppa that he designed and built from scratch.  He made eight paper models and one quarter scale model with real materials!  The result was a fantastic geometric roof that Robin spent the wedding morning setting up alongside his best friends. – Melissa

Our siblings held the poles of the Chuppa. The Chuppa actually symbolizes our future home (it’s open on all four sides to invite everyone in). Our siblings held the poles of the Chuppa to symbolize helping us “hold” our home. – Keren

An Artists Hand
Robin hand painted and designed all of the signs (parking, bathroom, etc) as well as all of the collateral (menu, invites, seating assignment cards, etc.).  My favorite detail was a little box that guests could use to deposit cards, notes and drawings, complete with an illustration of Keren and their son Lev painted on the top. – Melissa

Overall, a very “DIY” wedding – there was no “wedding planner”, We made it happen ourselves! Tony and Alicia, Robin’s father and stepmother, definitely worked super hard to execute the our vision (quite perfectly!) – Keren

Welcome Dinner
What better venue than the rooftop of an old Roman apartment overlooking the colosseum to bring in a warm welcome for your guests?!  A few days before the wedding, Robin’s mother hosted a fabulous rooftop party that went into the night allowing international guests to explore Rome before heading up the coast to the countryside for the big day.  It was a true coming together of their worlds! Friends from 11 (!) different countries! Mainly, Europe, Israel, the US and Canada were in attendance. – Melissa

I loved how everyone became friends after Friday night and hung out together the whole weekend! It made the wedding day that much more intimate. I also loved that people took daytrips together on Saturday before the wedding (and also after the wedding), and made dinner plans, etc.- Keren

What to Wear
Robin’s mom, Martina, found my dress when she was visiting SF! It was actually the first (and only) dress I tried on.  It was found in a tiny store on Valencia (2 blocks from my house!) called Laku. The owner of the store, an amazing Japanese seamstress, found the vintage dress and kept it in the store as a design piece on a mannequin. It wasn’t even for sale. Robin’s mom saw it and fell in love. We went back to the store together and convinced the owner of the store to let us buy it! She did A TON of work on it to fix it up – and custom fit it.  Robin’s Suit was custom tailored by by Taylor Stitch.  We wanted to tone of the wedding to be casual, intimate, and mostly just comfortable. We told people to dress “countryside chic” – which totally confused people ;) – Keren

Other Details
Keren’s good friend Amir played guitar for them at the ceremony.  Guests and even me, the photographer, were asked to refrain from taking images and just be in the moment after the two came down the aisle.  It made the ceremony one of the most special ones I have seen.

Dinner was served long into the night in a true Italian fashion.  Their baby Lev, woke up just in time to steal the show and make an appearance!  Long family style tables were set up with some of the most delicious plates of traditional pastas, salamis, and seafood passed around from guest to guest.  Also, let’s just say the wine was just as good :)  Yum!  The food was catered by a local restaurant (literally a block from the house in Tuscany) Le Mandorlaie. – Melissa

Photography: Melissa Fuller | Venue: Private Farm

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