This Duo Traded a 200 Person Wedding for an Intimate Italian Fete
August 4, 2017
Classic WeddingsVillaFall Weddings
One of the biggest challenges in the wedding planning process is the. guest. list. It can mean the difference between being able to buy your dream dress or say I do at your most coveted venue. Take a cue from this duo who traded a 200 person wedding for an intimate 60 person fete in Italy. With the help of Super Tuscan Wedding Planners and Flowers Living, their Big Day went off without a hitch. Facibeni Fotografia captured it all right here.
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From the Bride... My husband and I spent a lot of time looking at Boston wedding venues and worrying about our 200 person guest list and the cost. After many conversations we decided that instead of spending all this money on a day that was going to fly by, wouldn't it be so much better to have a destination wedding and spend a week with our closest family and friends. It didn't take us long to agree on Tuscany as the destination. We had been wanting to travel to Italy and we thought the Tuscan landscape would be a perfect backdrop for a wedding. I have to say, our families were extremely supportive and excited about the idea and that made us want to do it even more. So it was decided, we would get married in Tuscany and we would invite 60 guests.

Since we could not travel to Italy before the wedding week, we knew we needed to find an amazing wedding planner, and we did. Germana at Super Tuscan Wedding Planners helped us plan every detail from the venue to the boutonnieres. We planned everything via email, skype, and online images. We relied heavily on STWP for suggestions and opinions and they never steered us wrong. When we first arrived in Italy for our wedding week, Germana took us to a showroom to see all of the decor we had chosen so we could be sure we liked it. She also treated us to an amazing meal where we were able to choose the menu for our wedding day.

The venue we chose is a breathtaking villa situated on a hill close to the town of Volterra. Not only was the villa the venue for the wedding day, but it was also the home to us and our 40 guests for the week leading up to the wedding. We spent the week lounging around the grounds, visiting Volterra, touring a vineyard, eating the most delicious food we have ever tasted, and drinking a lot of wine!

Even with the threat of rain on our wedding day, we decided to have our ceremony on the villa lawn overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany. The weather was perfect and it only started to rain as we were finishing up with our photos. The aperitif and the dinner were held inside the villa.

While we enjoyed every aspect of our wedding, the cake was one of the highlights of the night. We had a traditional millefoglie cake prepared live in front of us and our guests after dinner. Then, for our first dance, our guests surrounded us with sparklers (surprise courtesy of my mom). It was a magical ending to a very special day/week.

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