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Tuscan Renaissance Wedding Inspiration at Villa di Geggiano

What’s more romantic than a wedding under the Tuscan sun? I mean, it’s pretty hard to beat if you ask us! This gorgeous shoot with planning and design by Fête Event Planning and photos by Molly Carr Photography is all the inspiration you’ll ever need for the romantic renaissance wedding of your dreams. Don’t miss all the enchanting details at the full gallery, from bold and bright fleurs by Isibeal Studio to a Tuscan castle fit for a royal.

From Fête Event PlanningWhen we stumbled upon the Villa di Geggiano it was like stepping back in time to 18th century Italy. Set atop a hill in Chianti, the estate has breathtaking views of vineyards and olive groves in every direction. The villa’s remarkable interior decoration – done in the most avant-garde style of the 1700s – has been lovingly preserved by the Bianchi Bandinelli family and was an incredible source of inspiration for our collaboration.

As we often like to do, we took our cues from the spaces. With the fabulous creative partnering of Isibeal Studio and Fête Event Planning, we set out to imbue our stylings with a sense of modern Renaissance romanticism underpinned with a touch of mysticism, all artistically captured by Molly Carr Photography.

As you turn every corner there are beautifully aged treasures. Were they placed there by the gods? The images create a narrative evoking a sense of magic and romance through painterly images, the patina of the villa and the creative backdrops of florals and tablescapes we created using some beautiful pieces from Duchess & Butler. Our model is a true Italian redhead in the mood of Boticelli.

Sanni Sorma created her looks that ranged from soft & demure, to Renaissance glam to delicate & ethereal. The bridal gowns were furnished by Pandore in Paris and feature creations by Sadoni and by Inmaculada Garcia. The paper designed by Studio French Blue tied in the romantic and mystical elements, with a wedding announcement laid out in the traditional Italian format, and a custom star chart for the date. The paper suite was styled using paper pressed with a relief of fresco from the famous Fabriano Paper Mill.

Photography: Molly Carr Photography | Hair & Makeup: Sanni Sorma Makeup & Hair | Wedding Venue: Villa di Geggiano | Florals & Design: Autumn Keller | Gowns: Showroom Pandore Love | Model: Benedetta Milani | Paper: Fabriano | Paper goods: Studio French Blue calligraphy + design | Planning & Design: Fete in France | Tableware: Duchess & Butler

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Intimate Tuscany Castle Wedding at Castello di Casole

This dress. The view. A castle!… oh my. I’m really not sure where to begin with this beautiful celebration of love. It’s elegant, yet casual and intimate, yet collected. For this Bride & Groom (who happened to meet in an airport!), that combination feels just about right. They decided on a gathering in Italy, where they could truly join their families and loved ones and with the help of Brenda Babcock Celebrations, the result was just that and so much more. Emm and Clau were in attendance to document every moment, which I have no doubt will spark inspiration for your own Big Day.

From the bride We met when Saumil was visiting Vancouver for business, and on his way home he was waiting for his flight at a bar in the Vancouver airport. I happened to be seated next to him and we struck up a conversation. Even though we exchanged phone numbers before going our separate ways, I didn’t think anything would come of it knowing that we lived in different countries. We kept in touch, and months later I happened to be visiting Palm Springs, California on a holiday. Knowing that Saumil lived only a couple hours’ drive from there, I told Saumil I was going to be visiting, and Saumil drove to Palm Springs to take me on our first date. We hit it off right away, and Saumil ended up taking me on our second date the very next day!

We wanted our wedding celebration to be an intimate gathering of our families and closest friends. Our guests would be traveling from Canada (my home), the U.S. (Saumil’s current home), and India (where Saumil grew up). Italy, being centrally located between all those places was a big plus. I also happen to be half-Italian. My mother’s parents were both born in Italy and Italian traditions have played a big part in my life. Saumil also felt that Italy’s family-oriented traditions were very similar to those he grew up with in India. Knowing Italy’s reputation for hospitality and gastronomy, we thought it we would be the perfect place for our wedding celebration.

Since Saumil and I had grown up and lived in different countries for most of our lives, our families and friends did not know each other very well and so the idea of an intimate gathering was most important to us. We felt that a traditional one day celebration would not allow our our guests enough time to get to know each other, and so we decided to have our wedding celebration over three days with everyone staying on location together. Finally, we wanted Italian traditions and activities to be a big part of our celebration.

Once we picked our location, we communicated our broad ideas and desires to Brenda Babcock, our wedding planner, and gave her a lot of freedom to work on all the details. Both Saumil and I felt that we would enjoy our wedding more if we knew less about every single detail. We wanted our celebration to be as much of a surprise to us as it would be to our guests. We were extremely lucky to find someone like Brenda and her team who really embraced this idea and executed it flawlessly. Brenda really took all the stress away from us, and she made sure she understood our likes and dislikes during the planning process. Brenda was able to transform our broad ideas and desires into a celebration planned to the smallest detail, which included three very different yet very Italian dinners; a day full of Italian activities, such as a bocce tournament, pasta making class, and wine tasting; and finally a romantic yet modern wedding. At the end, Saumil and I really felt like guests at our own wedding, totally relaxed and excited by all the surprises Brenda had planned for us.

Photography: Emm And Clau | Event Design: Italia Celebrations | Wedding Planner: Italia Celebrations | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Castello di Casole | hair and make up: Italia Celebrations | Lighting: Italia Celebrations | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren | Bride's Veil: Mira Zwillinger | Custom made ceramic print tablecloths: Italia Celebrations | Groom's Shoes: Ralph Lauren | Limoncello: Profumi della Costiera | Vintage chandeliers: Italia Celebrations | Weddng dress: Mira Zwillinger | bocce sets: Amazon

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Italian Renaissance Wedding Inspo a la the Master – Leonardo da Vinci

Renaissance … it is not just a person, place or period in time. It IS a feeling from deep down inside that inspires passion and timeless emotion. And this styled shoot IS a true testament to that period in time, to Italy and to the Master of artistic expression, Leonardo da Vinci. The Italian wedding dream team who came together to inspire (chiara, anna, the ladies of jardin divers, giulia, carol and esther) built on the artistic essence of the Renaissance aesthetic… romance, art, symmetry, perspective and space to inspire in a classic, yet innovative manner. All who are in search of the rebirth of romance ~ read on!

An elegant Renaissance Italian villa, Villa di Striano, set in the heart of Tuscany is a breathtaking location for a wedding. It is a perfect venue for our Leonardo da Vinci-themed wedding photo shoot. Its majestic ochre walls stand out against the beautiful woods and hills of Mugello area. Throughout centuries many famous artists, doctors and writers have visited Striano to embrace and enjoy it’s quietness and peace among the lush Tuscan hills. Its gorgeous fresco ceilings, balconies, and elegant landscaping and gardens around the property brings a true authentic Tuscan wedding experience. This ancient villa is full of charm and mystery, which inspired us to design the photo shoot with a challenging main theme of Leonardo da Vinci.

The wedding inspiration was beautifully put together by a Fine Art stylist, Chiara, of Weddings in Tuscany, and her team. Being born and raised in the gorgeous Tuscan region, which is also native to Leonardo da Vinci, Chiara drew the inspiration from the culture so dear to her. Chiara chose to incorporate beautiful Florentine decor to portray the real authentic Italian Renaissance experience. Stunning wooden Florentine trays with golden details adorned the reception table set up. Chiara paid attention to the smallest details while planning the design of the photo shoot. Her creative and elegant work is done with excellency and professionalism at the highest level.

The incredible wedding gown in a soft purple tone evokes a dramatic and deepest emotion. Its light texture and cascading design with loose ribbons tied at the shoulders is magnificent.

Giulia Cecchrini gave our bride Sara a slightly darker color on her lips and cheeks to complement Sara’s beautiful Italian dark hair and skin complexion. Sara’s loose up-do has romantic curls coming down to suggest the Renaissance style and to showcase the iridescent silk chiffon flowing Myrina wedding gown by Carol Hannah.

Romantic, loose and fragrant flowers by Jardin Divers harmoniously complement the Renaissance theme. Jardin incorporated a variety of combinations of shapes and colors in her florals. White and blush wild flowers, gorgeous roses, raspberries, all adorned with a the simplicity of a jasmine vine is a wonderful representation of an Italian elegance. The contrast between the artful gold Florentine setting and simple and romantic florals creates the perfect balance for an elegant look.

A unique paper suite by Esther Clark at Esther Clark Illustration & Calligraphy was inspired by the old-world Renaissance period. Esther uses delicate handmade paper with deckled-edges. Love letter rolled up in a scroll is sealed with a gold jasmine flower detail. Lovely cursive font was incorporated into this elegant Leonardo da Vinci inspired invitation suite. Esther’s hand drawn sketch inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings is a stunning addition to the theme. Esther’s Fine Art approach and talent is easily noticed.

Fine Art wedding photographer, Anna, with Anna Grinets Photography, captured the elegant looks in a light and romantic style. Anna achieves this look by using a medium format film camera, which makes her work stand out and gives photos a beautiful softness. Her photography focuses on documenting emotions and creating stylish imagery in the highest quality. Anna’s work has been featured in publications and magazines in the United States and in Europe.

Each and every one of these artists would love to assist you in making your wedding dreams come true…. Look ’em up (and tell them we sent you)!

Photography: Anna Grinets Photography | Florals: Jardin Divers | Gown: Carol Hannah | Make Up and Hair: Giulia Ceccherini | Calligraphy: Esther Clark | Wedding Venue: Villa di Striano | Bride Model: Sara Fioretto | Groom Model: Andrea Cecchi | Photo Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Planning, Styling and Rentals: Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi

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Intimate Tuscan Wedding at Villa Montanare with Foraged Florals

If you’re getting married in Italy, it’s a universally known fact that you have to experience authentic Italian pizza in some way, shape, or form… but integrating the pizza experience with your wedding weekend? E perfetto! Brilliant wedding planner and stylist Weddings by Silke designed Erin and Michael’s fresh and romantic Tuscan wedding to perfection, including the most chic “pizza party” you’ll ever see and loads of organic, foraged florals and details everywhere. Villa Montanare provided a flawless Italian backdrop for their weekend-long celebration and just wait until you see their sun-drenched couple’s portraits by Kate Ignatowski

From Event Stylist Weddings by SilkeCome and join us to the intimate elopement of Erin and Michael which said “yes” in June at the magical Villa Montanare in Tuscany. This sweet couple decided to make their dream come true just with a small number of guests in a laid back and beautiful atmosphere without any conventions.

They started with a Pizza Party as rehearsal dinner and they loved the idea that each guest create a pizza by themselves and all guests share their own pizza creation. This was the best icebreaker and they had a really funny evening with the most delicious pizza and Italian salads.

On their wedding day they started in the afternoon with the getting ready in the amazing lower floor of the Villa Montanare with the original floors of 1640. We loved to see how much fun Erin had with her beautiful styling and we felt in love with her amazing robe of Catherine D’Lish.

The intimate ceremony take place on the highest point of the olive gardens with an breathtaking view over the valley. For the dinner they decided for the spot under the pergola with a stunning sunset. They liked to have everything in a very simple and organic style and we are overwhelmed about the prettiness of this dreamy tablesetting.

Photography: Kate Ignatowski Photography | Floral Design: Fineartflowers Tuscany | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture | Wedding Stationery: Ink & Press Co. | Reception Venue: Villa Montanare | Bridal Accessoires: Mignonne Handmade | Hairstylist: Frank Giacone | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Villa Montanare | Robe: Catherine D'lish | Silk Ribbons + Table Runner : Silk & Willow | Styling backdrop: Locust Collection | Stylist: Weddings by Silke

Intimate Destination Wedding in Tuscany

Do you ever find yourself swooning over complete strangers’ wedding films? Confession: we do this all the time. The thing about wedding films is that they bring a unique life to a set of wedding images and they are oh-so-romantic, just like today’s lovely cinematic treat by videographers Happy Together Films! In an intimate setting, planned to perfection by Italian wedding planner Weddings in Tuscany, Natalie and Shane exchanged vows with the rolling hills and vineyards of Chianti as their witness….

From Happy Together FilmsNatalie and Shane had this dilemma. They opted for a really small destination wedding in Tuscany with their nearest and dearest loved ones. With a small guest list of only twelve, they were able to celebrate in style. The place they found for the cerebration was in fact a very alternative venue, a countryside house in the middle of the hills and vineyards in Tuscany.

Since Natalie and Shane’s group was a small number of family and friends, they booked a local restaurant with an amazing Italian menu. Ohh, we remember it so well, the food was so so delicious. And the wine… no words. The perfect menu for small destination wedding in Tuscany. Natalie and Shane were very sure about going small and intimate. To help them achieve that, they hired a local wedding planner team to deal with all the logistics of the day. As they are from Australia, it was crucial to be able to trust a local wedding planner to help them plan from afar!

Skip what is not important for you, don’t waste your energy in traditional wedding steps if you don’t want them at your wedding. If you only have 10 or 20 guests, you probably don’t need formal invitations, it might be lovely to personally call each one to invite your guest. If you won’t have a big band playing, big set of party lights and a big cake, you may extend your wedding for one more day with your small group and experience more quality time with them. Wisely spend your budget to enhance what’s more important to you and creating an unforgettable experience for you and your guest is what every couples wishes. We are so thankful to Natalie and Shane for inviting us to be part of such a small and intimate group of people and be their destination wedding cinematographer. It was a pleasure being there and witnessing your super sweet wedding vows.

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Cinematography: Happy Together Films | Event Planning: Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi | Celebrant: Elena Petrucci | Villa: Casa al Bosco

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Tuscany Elopement Inspiration at Villa Barberino

From Chiara with Weddings in Tuscany… We decided to organize the shoot at Villa Barberino for its beautiful Italian style gardens, which provided an absolutely perfect outdoor courtyard setting. Set halfway up the hill separating the Valdarno and Chianti Valleys, Villa Barberino dates back to the 14th-century. It was an amazing day working with some of the finest wedding vendors.

We used predominantly soft pastels – adding to the overall theme of romance. Our bride’s lush organic bouquet was created with fresh seasonal flowers from the garden.

The bride wore a tulle and lace gown designed by Adi Shlomo with lovely embroidered shoes from Bella Belle. The groom’s attire is by Menguin.





Usually, a Tuscan color palette is predominantly warm. We balanced the colors from the villa walls and its surroundings with the colors in our floral design. With a blush pink color palette, the stationery designed by Nicole of Every Little Letter was the perfect addition to a beautifully styled table setting. A soft pink velvet tablecloth and inlaid white plates completely enhanced the romantic feeling.

Audrey Norman, is a talented and passionate photographer. As you can see, she has the great ability to not only capture details but incredible moments.

There’s so much for from this beautiful wedding inspiration shoot in the full gallery!


Photographer: Audrey Norman | Event Design + Styling: Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi | Floral Design: Chiara Sperti | gown: adishlomo.bridal | stationery: Every Little Letter | shoes: Bella Belle | jewelry: Lindsay Marie Design | rings: Susie Saltzman | hair and make up: Silvia Gerzeli | Groom's Attire: Menguin | Venue: Villa Barberino | Veil: Ariel Taub | bridal salon: La Belle Salon | furnitures: Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi | ribbons + napkins: allegoria textile delights

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Florence, Italy – Your Wedding Guests Will Love You Forever

From Vanessa, the Bride… Our wedding was in a town in Florence called Barberino Val D’elsa, the perfect setting for our intimate Tuscan wedding. We married on September 5th 2017, and celebrated our reception at Borgo Petrognano. What made our wedding special was not only the setting and the love we received from our friends and family; but also that our vision was brought to life. From the catering, music, flowers and lighting; everything was perfect and exactly how we pictured it when we began our planning 2 years prior. Our thanks to our wedding planner, Germana at Super Tuscan Wedding Planners for all their help!

More from the couple… We wanted a small romantic wedding with amazing food, wine, scenery and we got exactly that! As it was a September wedding we chose to be more on the neutral side of colorways using a lot of blush pinks, ivory and also complementing it with navy, marsala for a hint of bold color. My engagement ring is on a rose gold band, so we wanted small hints of rose gold throughout the decor as well. We wanted the style to express minimalist meets romantic.

Our photographer, Ann-Kathrin Koch, was a dream! She was the very first photographer we contacted (of the many we reached out to) and I knew she would be the one we hire after reading her views on wedding photography. On her website she mentions “You are planning a destination wedding…… You are out in the countryside with the sun setting over the green rolling hills and all you can think of is how amazing it would be to have all your friends there with you to celebrate.” This was something we remained true to during the entire wedding process and it was greatly appreciated that our photographer understood how important enjoying our wedding with our loved ones is. Her photos were flawless, we wouldn’t have chosen anyone else!

Inspiration behind the day: We searched for other Tuscan weddings or al fresco weddings to come up with our inspiration. We found that a lot of weddings made special use of lighting so we wanted to make sure our dinner setting was picturesque.

Floral Design: Our floral designer, Flowers Living, was recommended to us. She was able to guide us on the types of flowers to use. Marta completely understood our vision!

The Venue: We wanted a place where most of our family and friends would be able to stay that had a pool and breath-taking views of the town. We had a guest list of 50.

My Wedding Dress: I aimed to find a dress that fit in with the location of the wedding. Something romantic, with delicate detailing and that wasn’t overwhelming in size. Accessories were chosen on what complimented the dress.

The Wedding Party Fashion:  Our bridesmaids wore a blush pink due to the color scheme, the dresses aimed to be more airy and lightweight. Since Florence is still warm in early September, it was important that the dresses weren’t too heavy.

DIY projects for the day: The welcome bags given to each guest who stayed at Borgo Petrognano included essential toiletries, slippers, mints and even water bottles!

Favorite memories of the day: Two memories that stand out are leaving the chapel as newlyweds and driving through the town and soaking in the hills, all of the grape vines along the route and feeling the tuscan breeze. The other memory is our first look of the set-up for dinner as a moment we will never forget, it completely blew us away!

Music choices: During dinner we played slower r&b songs from the 90’s and early 2000’s (artists like Monica, Alicia Keys, Maxwell) as well as some trendy hits from 2017 (artists like Ed Sherran, SZA, and Rihanna). We also played some Spanish ballads from artists like Chayanne and Luis Miguel. After dinner it was more upbeat salsa, and reggaeton as well as some party music from 2017.

Videographer: The team at EmotionalMovie were a joy to work with. The team was very professional throughout the entire day of the wedding but also made us feel very relaxed and even entertained us! Daniele was very accommodating and helped us customize a package that worked within our budget and must have features.

Advice for brides planning now: Be patient, organized and understand you can’t control the uncontrollable. If I learned anything during this wedding planning is to enjoy the process but also start planning with more than enough time that you are not consumed by it. It is important to remember what your main goal is: to marry the love of your life. All of the decor, lighting, music, food and stationery come second to this point. Try not to stress about the small stuff (easier said than done) and remember once the day comes it ends in a blink of an eye so take moments during the wedding to soak it all in!

Photography: Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography | Videography: Emotionalmovie | Wedding Planner: Super Tuscan Wedding Planners | Flowers: Flowers Living | Ceremony Venue: Church of Sant'Appiano | Reception Venue: Borgo Petrognano | Bride's Shoes: Steve Madden | Groom's Attire: SRG Fashion | Bride's Dress: Christos | Hair + Make-Up: Adrienne Aereboe

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The Tiniest Wedding with the Grandest Heart in Tuscany, Italy

Whenever I speak to photographers about the kind of photos we like to see, I talk about the white space. The quiet, simple images that give us a chance to breathe through the wedding so that we can really appreciate every moment. Every detail. This wedding is the quiet that every one of us needs. Photographed by utter perfection by TheCabLook Fotobook and designed Bianco Bouquet in beautiful Tuscany, it is the tiniest wedding with the grandest heart we’ve ever seen. Full gallery here.

From THECABLOOK FOTOLAB… The San Galgano Abbey was the suggestive backdrop of this intimate and romantic wedding. Allen and Vivian, a young couple from Los Angeles, flew to Tuscany together with 10 closest friends and relatives to realize their dreamy Tuscan wedding. Immediately, they got in touch with our planning team at Bianco Bouquet, Florence, sharing their love story and their wishes…and we were super happy to work with such a special couple, so in love since forever.

They were looking for a ceremony location with an authentic Tuscan vibe, and when we proposed the San Galgano Abbey, they immediately fell in love with this place! This is an ancient in-ruins church, with no ceiling, in the middle of the Tuscan countryside – a perfect place for civil and symbolic ceremonies.

Here you can breath the history and you can live the incredible feeling of being in a church, surrounded by centuries of history – looking at the sky at the same time. And on that September day, the sky was incredibly pure and light!

The bride always dreamed about her wedding and was attentive to every single detail. The chosen color palette was green, blush and white, and the style was a perfect mix of Tuscan country romance and pure elegance. The flower designer – Il Giardino delle Fate – designed a romantic bouquet that fit perfectly with the bridal gown by Tara Lauren, and all the wedding decorations were made with english roses, peonies and greenery.

The civil ceremony was cozy and intimate and immediately after, the newlyweds had a couple photo session with Darya as it was important to eternalize every single moment and every emotion. The reception took place in the close by Borgo Santo Pietro, a stunning resort surrounded by the quiet of the Tuscan hills. Here, everything is a perfect balance of relaxation, luxury, charm and authentic country architecture. And in one of the gardens, under the pergola, a spectacular reception table was set up for impress the guests: a small table for 10 people, under a ceiling of chandeliers and hanging candle boules, decorated with a greenery garland with roses, peonies, candles and vintage tuscan candleholders.


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Photography: Thecablookfotolab | Event Planning + Design: Bianco Bouquet Weddings | Floral Design: Il Giardino Delle Fate | Wedding Gown: Tara Lauren | Reception Venue: Borgo Santo Pietro | Hair + Make Up: Lidija Malinovskaja | Wedding Venue: San Galgano Abbey

An Intimate Italian Wedding Straight Out Of A Fairytale

Close your eyes and imagine a medieval Italian village, tucked in among the Tuscan hills. Imagine this is where you say your “I do’s” and start your very own happily ever after. Surreal, right? Now open your eyes and take a look at this gorgeous gallery from Gianluca and Mary Adovasio and see all those wedding dreams in real life. Exclusive Italy Weddings planned this magical masterpiece and if you need us, we’ll be soaking up every last stylish drop of it all day long; it’s simply that good. Join us right this way!

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From Gianluca and Mary Adovasio… This intimate and romantic marriage has all the details of a perfect ending of a deep love. Mary and Alex have imagined their wedding in Tuscany, their dream to get married outdoors in a garden of an Italian private villa, with their families and their closest friends. Elegance is the key word for them.

The venue decision went to one of the most beautiful private venues in Tuscany, Il Borro, a medieval village that today belongs to the Ferragamo family, a true jewel of Tuscany, a villa that combines elegance and ancient history. The wedding was attended by relatives and friends from different countries of the world, the ceremony was held in one of the many gardens of Il Borro, in the shade of two centuries-old cypresses.

Exclusive Weddings designed a floral arrangement in warm autumn colors, and the staff of La Rosa Canina created a breathtaking setting for this couple.

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Photography: Gianluca And Mary Adovasio | Event Planning: Exclusive Italy Weddings | Floral Design: La Rosa Canina | Reception Venue: Il Borro | Bride's Shoes: Faber Novella | Catering: Galateo Ricevimenti | Beauty: Lara Navarrini | Earrings: Carolina Bucci | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

Tuscany Is What Destination Wedding Dreams Are Made Of

This Italian shoot is a pairing of romance, breathtaking gowns and old world charm set aglow with candlelight. A.k.a. Tuscan Heaven. Masterminded by Honey and Cinnamon, with florals by Myrtle et Olive and the scenic grounds of Castello di Vicarello, this shoot is all the reason you need to hightail it to Italy. But lest you need more convincing, pore through every last gorgeous image captured by KT Merry.

Castello di Vicarello is a magnificent medieval fortress located in the heart of the Maremma region of Tuscany, Italy. Its grandeur and charm are rivaled by few in Italy, with its ancient walls dominating the breathtaking landscapes of rolling hills and Tuscan vineyards. The castle is the perfect secluded venue for a private destination wedding in Italy which is precisely why Federica of Honey and Cinnamon chose the venue as the backdrop for her most elegant inspiration shoot yet.

When conceiving this editorial, Federica specifically wanted to create something unique which also represents the perfect inspiration for a couple seeking old world Italian charm in a fairytale setting. To bring her ideas to life she chose to collaborate with KT Merry whose refined, elegant and unique shooting style is representative of the look and feel Federica was aiming to achieve.

For most elegant brides one of the most important choices they face is that of the wedding gown. As such, Federica aimed to partner with a bridal designer who is known for fashion forward designs and found Dana Harel to be a perfect match for her vision. Dana is famous for producing gowns for elegant and refined bride who want to feel uniquely beautiful. The subtle backdrops of the castle’s expansive property played a key role in maintaining the feel of old world charm that Federica sought. Inspiration was easy to find via solemn walks along the ancient walls, lavender hedges, and olive groves.

Federica explains how the mood board took life: “Mixing textures was a must for this shoot. In all of my projects I like to layer textures to create depth and intriguing visuals. These touches can be found throughout the shoot in fabrics used for tablescapes, the tone on tone decoration of the wedding cake (created by Tuscan Wedding Cakes), the natural touch of the stone by which the buildings are made, or the worn surface of a long, natural wooden table placed on the main lawn. I found inspiration in all of these textures and sought to base my simplistic design around the natural elements around me.

Balanced contrasts are the second imperative for me. It may sound contradictory but actually it’s meaning is deeper than it may seem. The contrast may occur in using precious items (dresses fabrics combined with the luxury jewelry from Sofia Kaman, the earrings from Jennifer Behr and the elegant veils from Melinda Rose Design) and props on one side (the ancient looking chairs from Design Solutions) and keeping the native materials of the site like woods, stones, creating a marvelous combination.

The table setting was conceived by thinking of smooth but refined shapes for the dinnerware and adding a touch of color with organic centerpieces made of neutral shades of sage and golden yellow (beautifully set by Heather from Myrtle and Olive). Everything was set on a crinkle silk runner from Frou Frou Chic and countless taper candles which in the light of sunset made this set feel romantic. Daniel Tran (from Geraldine Magazine) created the most amazing and unique invitation suite for us. It was inspiring in its own right with marbled and contemporary textures creating a beautiful suite to accompany our old world elegance.

Simply put, this shoot was magical. One look at the couple gently and romantically walking down the path to the main lawn and you are immediately transported to Tuscany. The venue is truly a magical locale and we are thrilled to have brought this shoot to life. We can only hope that the inspiration we felt is transmitted through the imagery and that these photos will serve to inspire many couples who wish to be married amongst the charming backdrops of rural Tuscany, a beautiful and magical place.

Photography: KT Merry Photography | Videographer: Matteo Castelluccia Videomaker | Floral Design: Myrtle et Olive | Cake : TUSCAN WEDDING CAKES | Ring: Sofia Kaman | Hair & Makeup: Lara Navarrini | Bridal Gowns: Dana Harel | Bridal Veils: Melinda Rose Design | Chairs: LUCA FERRETT | Chairs: LUCA FERRETT | Earrings : jennifer behr | Female Model: Women Direct | Hair + Makeup Assistant: Antonella Macaluso | Location: Castello di Vicarello | Male Attire: Agnetti Boutique | Male Model: 4 Upper Models | Paper Suite: Daniel Tran | Planning + Design : Federica Beni | Robes & Lingerie: Lauren Leshansky | Silk Ribbons & Runners: Frou Frou Chic

From the Red Dress to the Tuscan Views, This E-Shoot Is Everything

Tutto e bello! Everything is oh so very beautiful in Tuscany and this engagement shoot is no different. Peter and Veronika followed these two cuties around the village of Monticchiello and into the countryside before they said “I do” – which is just as fabulous and can be seen on our Front Page right now! But before we get to the big hurrah, let’s take a slower pace and enjoy every step of this relaxed ,yet super chic, shoot before us right here.

From Bride-to-be… We didn’t initially plan on having an engagement shoot, but it turned out that some of our favorite photos and memories of our magical wedding week were from that afternoon! We strolled around the fairytale village of Monticchiello as Peter and Veronika put us at ease and really helped us to enjoy ourselves and get excited for our wedding day. They made us feel totally comfortable in front of the camera and the scenery was so breathtaking that it was impossible not to be overcome with awe and joy! At one point, as we walked through a quiet picturesque square, a woman leaning out over her balcony threw her arms out and said, “tutto e bello!” – “everything is beautiful”. And it really was!

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Photography: Peter & Veronika | Dress: Reformation | Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab

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This Could Happen If You Book Your Venue Sight Unseen

How would you feel if you showed up to your wedding weekend having never before visited the venue? Well for this daring couple, the risk certainly paid off! They booked Terre di Nano sight unseen under the guidance of Laura Bravi Events, and the wedding itself could not have turned out more dreamy. Friends, we’re talking full on romance at this Tuscan countryside affair, but you can see it for yourself in the gorgeous images by Peter and Veronika and film by 2become1. Plus, we’ve got their equally pretty engagement coming up next for you over on the Little Black Book Blog!

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From the bride… As we set out to begin planning our wedding, we both knew that we wanted a countryside setting overlooking a sweeping landscape, to feel as though we were perched on the edge of the earth as we read our vows. I dreamt of getting married in Tuscany since I was a little girl, and the place had captivated me ever since a trip I took when I was 15. Only after looking for several months Stateside did we decide to take the leap and have our wedding in Italy, sight unseen!

Every single detail came together beautifully for our 45 guests, from the string duo that played the song both of our parents were married to as we walked down the aisle to the gelato cart that served special treats during the cocktail hour to the reception in an olive grove under the stars with a full moon above us. Blush and dusty blue tones accented the greenery and gold of the natural landscape while little details and personal touches made our day feel truly magical including the hand-calligraphed ribbon that bore a tribute to my grandmother, the handkerchief with a message for my father, and the hand-painted drawing of my wedding shoes by Happy Menocal.

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Photography: Peter & Veronika | Cinematography: 2Become1 | Event Planning: Laura Bravi Events | Floral Design: Ilprofumodeifiori | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Stationery: Jolly Edition | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Engagement Ring: Family Heirloom | Wedding Bands: Tiffany & Co. | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Needle + Thread | Hair: Patrizia Tavella | Favors: Daniblu | Groom's Attire: DKNY | Venue: Terre Di Nano | Amethyst Cocktail Ring: Tiffany & Co. | Bouquet Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Earrings: Tiffany & Co. | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Flower Girl's Dress: Mon Cherie | Groomsmen's Accessories: Tiffany & Co. | Photography Assistance: Floretally | Rentals: Preludio Noleggio | Ribbon Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Shoe Painting: Happy Menocal

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This is What Tuscan Dreams Are Made Of…Gelato Included

This Tuscan wedding captured by Katie Grant is guaranteed to live up to all of your Italian wedding dreams…complete with gelato. Set among the cypress tress and sweeping vineyard views of Tuscany, it fully takes advantage of the gorgeous countryside with an alfresco celebration designed by Che Chic, along with florals by Janna Brown Design.

Melissa and Jordan found it no difficult task on deciding where to hold their intimate destination wedding. The rolling hills of Tuscany with it’s Cypress lined roads, lush vineyards and sunny disposition were the perfect surrounds for their day. While they didn’t get the last part (sunshine), the day was pure magic. Styled by Che Chic weddings with florals by Janna Brown Design, their day was ripe with lush centrepieces and local foliage, glowing taper candles and inspiring decor. A fun and vintage gelato cart and local cocktails served guests while waiting out the rainstorm. Later, the guests dined on traditional Italian fare at long tables under a romantic canopy.

Photography: Katie Grant Photography | Floral Design: Janna Brown Design Co. | Gown: Watters | Both: Borghetto Poggio Bianco | Candles: Creative Candles | MUAH: Lee Max Team | Paper: Indigo Eleven | Scans: Atkins Pro Lab | Silk: Silk & Willow | Styling and Planning: CheChic!Weddings

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A Wedding Editorial Crafted With Love by Italy’s Finest Artisans

Growing up as the daughter of a small business owner, it was quickly instilled in me the importance of shopping small and shopping local, so I’m totally in love with the concept behind this gorgeous Tuscan editorial designed and coordinated by Laura Bravi Events! From the couple’s attire to the stationery, many of the components of this wedding inspiration feature the work of an Italian craftsman or brand, and they’re all so exquisitely done. Take a peek at all the glorious details in this gallery by Kristine Herman Photography.

From Kristine Herman PhotographyThis shoot was inspired by a very soft and romantic atmosphere which called for organic decor. Fall was tinting the Tuscan hills with golden strokes, and nature was the muse that inspired the color palette of creams and golden hues we used. The venue, Tenuta di Papena, inspired us with its simple, rustic-yet-refined aesthetic and its amazing view of the countryside. The venue is also located just minutes away from the magnificent, 13th century, roofless San Galgano Abbey – the perfect place for a special ceremony and for Kristine Herman Photography to capture the newlyweds in a timeless and romantic way.

The other elements we incorporated were tied to Italian craftsmanship. Italy has a tradition of great artisanal production, and despite being a young couple, we imagined our bride and groom being old souls, appreciating a lovingly handmade detail and choosing small brands and artisans for their wedding attire and decor. The bride’s dress is an artisanal piece created by Silvia Moretta. Light as a feather, romantic and fresh, it fit our bride perfectly. She was a vision of grace. The groom’s suit is another artisanal piece, created by Linneo Archivable Clothing. A non-conventional cut and a warm light gray fabric complemented the color palette perfectly and made for a very comfortable groom. The rings were designed especially with the warm light of Tuscany in mind – the engagement ring features a pink sapphire, and the design of the mount is inspired by designs of the past with a contemporary spin. All rings were made with red gold by Luca of My Golden Age lab, chosen to complement the warm color palette. 

The stationery pieces by Grigiocielo studio were a work of true love. The designers hand embroidered vellum paper and calligraphed each piece, creating something so delicate and never seen before. The flower design by Sofia of Il Profumo dei Fiori brought together the inspiration and added that botanical and romantic touch. For the ceremony setting, she created an installation that emulates nature, a frame for bride and groom that appeared as if it was already there, just waiting for them. A sweet favor was placed at each table setting – a tin of the historical sugar candies, “Pastiglie Loene,” to send guests home with a touch of Italy’s heritage, tradition, and style.

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Photography: Kristine Herman Photography | Floral Design: Il Profumo Dei Fiori | Wedding Dress: Silvia Moretta Wed Lab | Ceremony Venue: Tenuta di Papena | Reception Venue: San Galgano Abbey | Shoes: Bella Belle | Rings: My Golden Age | Hair + Makeup: Giulia Cresci | Favors: Pstiglie Leone | Groom's Attire: Linnèo – Archivable Clothing | Event Design + Coordination: Laura Bravi Events | Film Processing: The Find Lab | Graphic Design: Grigiocielo Studio | Models: Esprit Model Management | Rentals: Preludio Noleggi | Ring Box: Social Vintage Mystery Tour

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A Tuscan Destination Wedding So Pretty, We Might Cry

This couple will tell you, your vendor team absolutely makes your wedding day, and when you assemble an all-star group that understands your vision, you’re guaranteed a celebration that brings to life your unique love story and style. Enter Honey and Cinnamon Italian Wedding Planner, Gianluca and Mary Adovasio, La Rosa Canina, and more, who brought Clarissa and David’s dream of an intimate destination wedding in Tuscany to life in a day so gorgeous, we could weep.

From Honey and Cinnamon Italian Wedding PlannerWhen Clarissa and David got in touch with me, and the only thing they knew is that they wanted to get married in a Catholic church in Italy, no matter if that meant they only had the closest family members in attendance or not. Beauty and elegance were the key words for their wedding day. The process of researching the perfect venue and best vendors for their event was one of the most pleasant and smooth I have ever had in my career. They were the perfect couple, in love with beautiful, quality things no matter how much they cost. They resonated with my business philosophy: “high level vendors for a top quality result”. The relationship with them was so amazing, we were able to organize everything in a few months without encountering moments of indecisions or complaint.

Clarissa was always so enthusiastic about everything I sugeested to her since we have the same taste. She loves every hue of pink so this, together with touches of grey, was the cornerstone of the palette I picked for the wedding, which was present in all the little details from the bridesmaids dresses and flowers to the ribbons and shoes.

I found the perfect place for their celebration – Monteverdi Tuscany – a real gem in the heart of Tuscany which combines natural materials with an elegant setting and impeccable service, suitable for intimate weddings. There was a little Roman Church in the hamlet. Clarissa and Davice were enthusiastic because it was exactly the place they were imagining.

The wedding day was filled with so many emotions, with the enthusiasm of a bride and a groom that were completely relaxed and trusted me so much, it put me in the best mood ever and allowed me to create something unique and special for them. After their wedding celebration, Clarissa, David, and their guests enjoyed cocktails on the terrace of the library bar followed by an elegant and marvelous dinner in the garden of their private villa.

From the bride… David and I were open-minded and flexible when planning our wedding. We knew we wanted an intimate event where our family and friends could relax and enjoy the weekend. Once we chose our dream destination (Italy!), we found the perfect wedding planner who was able to connect with us and seamlessly execute our vision of a classy and beautiful celebration!

Working with Federica and her five-star team was the best planning decision we made. She was invaluable to our planning process as she could really articulate our vibe, down to the most minor details! She enabled us to choose our venue and vendors from abroad with confidence and ease! Despite never meeting in person before the wedding, we were thrilled with our photographers, Gianluca Adovasio and his wife, Mary.

We are so grateful for the amazing work of each and every one of our vendors. and we couldn’t be happier with how our unforgettable destination wedding came together.

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Photography: Gianluca And Mary Adovasio | Floral Design: La Rosa Canina | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Makeup: Daniela Delia | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Venue: Monteverdi Tuscany | Event Planning + Styling: Federica Beni | Silk + Ribbon : Tono & Co | Watercolor: Shhh My Darling

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A Romantic, Week-Long Celebration in the Italian Countryside

From breathtaking rehearsal dinner to the most stunning grand finale, this wedding week is one for the books. But that’s to be expected of a destination affair in the wilds of Italy. Filled with panoramic views and feting under the stars at the hands of Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi, live vicariously through and Ether & Smith’s gorgeous photographs.

From the Bride… I met Nico 8 years ago, in our last year of university in London. For some reason we had never crossed paths, but in one chance encounter everything changed, and we’ve been inseparable ever since.

Nico and I grew up in 6 different countries between us, so when it came to deciding on the venue location, with people travelling in from over the globe, we wanted to pick somewhere that was a destination for all of us. Tuscany, Italy had a special place in our hearts. We had travelled here together before, and loved everything from its rolling hills, cypress-lined country roads, medieval hilltop villages, comfort cuisine and of course the vino!

After two trips around the region with Chiara and her amazing team, we chose Castello la Leccia as our main wedding venue. This was definitely the best decision we made. Francesco, the owner, was lovely, accommodating and very professional.

Some of our family members had never met so we made sure to plan many outings and dinners during the week of the wedding. By the time of our rehearsal dinner, friendships had formed and everybody was ready to party. This was not say that the week was stress free. With the threat of rain on our wedding day we had to consider a change of location for the reception. Nevertheless we pushed ahead with the original plan. Stay tune to find out how things unfolded…

Our rehearsal dinner was held at Villa Cerna, a Chianti winery belonging to the Cecchi family where we organized a wine tasting accompanied by traditional Tuscan meal. We had a smaller group of around 40 guests (mainly family and a few close friends), which made it a more relaxed and intimate setting, ahead of our big day.

 

More from the Bride… I woke up on our wedding day and ran to the window, and to my great delight the sky was blue and the sun was shining – I chuckled confidently, as I told Nico it will not rain today… After a lovely breakfast in bed, it was time to say goodbye to my soon-to-be husband, as I was whisked off for hair and make-up.

I resurfaced a few hours later, for our ‘first look’ photos, where Nico and I were able to make the most of the hour which preceded the ceremony for some couply pictures in and around the wedding venue. Our photographers Emma and Allen, had found some amazing backdrops, and helped make us feel really comfortable by talking us through her vision for the shots, the photo shoot turned out to be so much fun!

Now onto the ceremony! This was held on a hill, overlooking a scenic Tuscan panoramic view. The ceremony was followed by a cocktail reception in the garden, where we had similar views, and followed by an al fresco dinner under the stars. The night seemed to be going perfectly until shortly after our mains were served, and we could see a thunderstorm in the distance, which we felt was coming our way. An executive decision ensued, as Nico decided to skip desserts, as he delivered his speech, and asked our guests to head on over to the cake station. As we cut the cake, fireworks went off, and with strong winds this made the fireworks look even closer! As soon as the fireworks finished, the storm broke, and all our guests raced inside!

Our wedding planners, and staff at the venue and our chefs all helped rearrange things live. Dessert plates were passed along, as our guest filled the lobby, dining area and corridors! When the rain stopped for a few minutes, we jumped at the chance to get our first dance on, and our guests were quick to join us. The rain started pouring again, but at this point everyone wanted to keep dancing, so we partied in the rain, and just kept going!

All good things come to an end, and so the next day we had to say our farewells. On Sunday we hosted a farewell brunch, with all our guests dressed in white, which made the photos looks really fantastic!

Even though a lot of time went into planning (with help from many wonderful people!), the week was more than what we had imagined. It was truly an extraordinary experience, the best weekend ever as Nico put it. We are so thankful for all our guests who travelled from so far, and really came to party. We wish we could do it all over again, but instead we’ll keep reliving in our minds every memory, some of which are captured forever in the most amazing photographs.

Photography: Ether & Smith | Videographer: Emotionalmovie | Planner: Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi | Florist: Jardin Divers | Wedding Dress: Yolan Cris | Invitations: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Hair and Makeup: Silvia Gerzeli | Band: Walter From Un Ballo In Maschera | Tuxedos: Artefact, London | After-party Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg | Castle: Castello La Leccia | Fireworks: Pirotenica Soldi | Hair Accessory: Maggie Wu Studio | Rehearsal Dinner Dress: Alberta Ferretti | Rentals: Corydon | Rentals: Preludio Noleggi

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Ethereal Bridal Style Inspiration by Italy’s Natural Baths

Inspired by one of her favorite spots from childhood – the Natural Baths of Bagni San FilippoCamilla Cascino set out to create a bridal shoot celebrating the natural beauty of the enchanting location. She recruited Ceciliab to make a bespoke stationery suite and Maura Brandino to design two gowns, all inspired by the waters and imagined specifically for the day, and the resulting shoot is ethereal and oh-so-romantic. Thecablookphotolab and Gattotigre were both there to capture the magic, and it’s all waiting for you in the Vault.

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From Camilla CascinoThe Natural Baths of Bagni San Filippo are a timeless magical place. I knew of this place since childhood, and I have always loved it. I told Darya of Thecablookfotolab about my idea of ​​a bridal inspiration session where the bride was a nymph of the thermal spring.

Guided by this vision, I began to choose the most suitable vendors. The choice of the wedding dresses was of paramount importance. Maura Brandino of “Il sogno atelier” imagined and created an ethereal and refined dress for this project that works in harmony with the color of the thermal water as well as a lace dress with an ancient style but reinterpreted in a modern way.

I then chose Gattotigre, destination wedding videographers that are also sisters. Their videos are fresh and authentic, tailored to each project.

Puscina Flowers are three sisters who have created a farm dedicated to floral design, that’s respectful of nature. They cultivate new varieties of flowers every year that they then use to create beautiful floral arrangements. For this project, they used many wild flowers, combining them with tulips, daisies, and daffodils grown in their greenhouses for bouquets that are an explosion of refinement and originality.

Fantastic Lara Navarrini for makeup and Antonella Macaluso for hair styling created an ethereal and bright look.

My Golden Age created a beautiful bracelet and earrings with gorgeous gray pearls and hand-crafted gold leaves.

For the second dress, I chose a Guinevere Vines crown; Primrose is a tiara that is deliberately reminiscent of the 1920s. Composed of a soft, copper-coated antique gold-plated structure, the magic of its movement is given by the finest quality materials such as crystals, freshwater pearls, ceramic flowers, and leaves made with the jeweler’s gold enamel.

A precious shell contained a botanical, solid perfume, made with passion and patience by La Mia Casa Nel Vento. It’s a fresh fragrance with citrus notes, exotic and Mediterranean flowers, vanilla, and hints of cedar wood.

The table was set up on the shore of the stream, respecting the organic mood. I chose items that respected the neutral color palette – tablecloths, plates, and glasses from Tinekhome, cutlery from Sambonet. From Seidenband I chose the precious silk ribbons for the bouquets, the runner, and the vintage candleholder for the table.

Precious and refined the stationery was made from handcrafted paper and calligraphy by Cecilia Boschi.

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Photography: Thecablookfotolab | Cinematography: Gattotigre - Destination Wedding Videography | Floral Design: Puscina Flowers | Wedding Dresses: Maura Brandino | Makeup: Lara Navarrini | Hair: Antonella Macaluso | Stationery + Calligraphy: Cecilia B Calligraphy | Accessories: Guinevere vines | Cutlery: Sambonet | Event Planning + Styling: Rosenvoile Wedding | Party | Style | Jewelery: My Golden Age | Location: Bagni San Filippo | Model: Daphne Morelli | Perfume: La mia casa nel vento | Ribbons + Runner : Seidenband | Tablecloth, Dishes, Glassware: Tine K home

This Is Why a Tuscan Wedding Is Always a Good Idea

What is not to love about a destination wedding in Italy’s beloved countryside? The sun’s golden glow – ideal for an al fresco feast – the rolling hills, the stunning architecture… the list goes on and on. Chiara Sernesi of Weddings in Tuscany highlighted these trademark features of a Tuscan wedding in her romantic editorial at Castel Porrona, and Coco Tran made the most of that famous, warm sunshine in her absolutely perfect photographs, which are all waiting for you right here.

Among the rolling hills and the beautiful, cypress tree lined countryside of Italy – the most magical locations for the discerning Bride who values good food and company – the Tuscany region in Italy is a wonderful location for an intimate destination wedding. Castel Porrona has enough room to host all guests and has beautiful grounds for an al fresco dinner under the Tuscan sun and stars. We created this editorial to help Brides visualize their wedding day here. We used locally sourced flowers and chose blush colored tones with a neutral gray. The Bride’s dress is from BHLDN and is the perfect blend between classic and elegance.

Photography: Coco Tran | Event Planning + Design: Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi | Floral Design: Chiara Sperti | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Shoes: Bella Belle | Hair + Makeup: Consuelo Cardella | Calligraphy: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Venue: Castel Porrona

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A Dream Tuscany Wedding Among the Olive Groves of Florence

The romance of Tuscany can only be surpassed by, let’s say, a dream wedding among the olive groves of Villa Mangiacane. Infused with elegant details like white peonies and sparkling chandeliers, whimsical moments like a Pimp Your Prosecco Bar and breathtaking views that I’m sure guests are still dreaming about, this celebration planned by Victoria Donkina Carpe Diem Events lands firmly in that “Best Day Ever” category. Grab a front row seat to the festivities captured by Darya Kamalova of Thecablookfotolab plus a film by Emotinalmovie that brings it all to life.

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On a spring weekend in Tuscany, basking in the Mediterranean sun amongst breathtaking vineyards and the elegant grounds of Michelangelo-designed Villa Mangiacane, guests at this fairytale boho-chic wedding had to sneak in a pinch or two to make sure they weren’t dreaming. While all eyes were on the groom and bride, dressed in Lurelly, guests couldn’t avoid a few love stories of their own, falling for the breathtaking views of the Italian countryside and the enchanting green and white hues of the linens dotted with white peonies and olive branches sourced from the villa’s olive groves. As they lit up the night in the setting dusk with sparklers and laughter, a lifelong affair with Chianti Classico, local Tuscan delicacies, and everlasting amore began. Head on over to the gallery, artfully curated by Daria Kamalova, to see how this couple brought their dream to life.

Florist: Simone Bertini | Wedding Cake: Caramello Fondente | Ceremony Venue: Villa Mangiacane | Reception Venue: Villa Mangiacane | Bride's Shoes: Vince Camuto | Ring: Tiffany & Co. | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Lurelly | Hair and Makeup: Silvia Gerzeli | Entertainment: Slava Savitski | DJ: Matthew | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Groom`s shoes: Brooks Brothers | Lighting Design: GB Audio | Musician: Musica Evento | Presentator: Slava Savitski | Wedding Cinematography: Emotionalmovie | Wedding Photographer: Thecablookfotolab | Wedding Planners: Victoria A. Donkina - Carpe Diem Events

Embracing Old World Beauty With a Romantic Villa Affair

Tuscany and villas and the most romantic wedding celebrations all go hand in hand. It has something to do with that beautiful Old World charm that Italy has in abundance. But if you need any more convincing, take a peek at inspiration for an intimate destination affair at Villa Montanare in the hills of Tuscany. With florals and design by Weddings by Silke and imagery by Lance Nicoll, this shoot is straight out of a European dream.

This inspiration shoot took place at the beautiful Villa Montanare in the hills of Tuscany. The soft palette of white and blush blended with the old world aesthetic of the italian villa. The beautiful blush invitation suite and decadent jewelry from Del Brenna married perfectly with the open air table-scape create by Silke of Weddings by Silke. The artistic photographic approach of Lance Nicoll and destination film photographer, highlighted even further the consummate timeless of Tuscany.

Photography: Lance Nicoll Wedding Photography | Floral Design: Weddings by Silke | Wedding Dress: Daalarna Couture | Invitations: Victoria Krav | Jewelry: Delbrenna | Venue: Villa Montanare | Bridal Boutique: Feinstens | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Hair & Makeup Artist: Lara Navarrini | Headpiece: Nea Bridal | Models: Sara From Esprit Management | Planning & Design: Weddings by Silke | Ringbox: Gossamer | Robe: Mes Petites Dentelles | Silk Ribbons: Silk & Willow | Under Garments: Intimissimi