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Spring in Full Bloom at Villa Di Geggiano in Siena

Today’s editorial planned by Caterina Weddings is your perfect blueprint for an ethereal Spring wedding – complete with one of our favorite bouquets of all time! In a feminine palette of ivory, blush and pale peach, Chiara Sperti  infused the natural beauty of the season to her lush arrangements. Allow the full gallery to fully transport you to Springtime in Siena, captured to perfection by Linda Nari Photography!

From Linda Nari PhotographyRebirth, purity and flourishing beauty inspired this romantic editorial set at the 14th Century Villa di Geggiano wedding venue in Tuscany. Blush tulle, delicate flowers and several beautiful bridal looks create a timeless universe enlightened by love and fine art vibes.

The stunning visuals are created by fine art wedding photographer Linda Nari with planner Caterina Weddings and a team of creatives inspired by rebirth and the flourishing blooms of spring: “We wanted to create a tribute to life. A message of hope and a hymn to beauty, which will always be our salvation in hard times.”

The gorgeous floral design from Chiara Sperti Floral Events follows a soft feminine colour palette of ivory, blush and pale peach with tiny touches of blue and purple. The spring medley of flowers features garden roses, ranunculus, spirea, sweetpeas, narcissi and fritillary in a beautifully natural freeform style.

For the ceremony, Chiara created a floral structure echoing the design of the ornate stone arch at the head of the aisle, plus freeform clusters around the chairs for a lovely organic feel. The natural styling continues to the tablescape, featuring foliage decorated beech branches and informal floral compotes.

Every detail echoes a lightless touch, from the delicate lingerie and blush tulle gown to the intricate gold jewellery and understated stationery.

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Photography: Linda Nari Photography | Event Planning: Caterina Weddings | Floral Design: Chiara Sperti | Cake: Sweetiepie | Stationery: la precisina | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Catering: Roland's | Groom's Attire: Laura La Sposa Chic | Accessories: Nea Milano | Bridal Dress: Iris Noble | Location: Villa di Geggiano | MUAH: Silvia Gerzeli | Patterned gown: Daalarna Couture | Style & Content Consultant: Tuscan Witch | film lab: Carmencita Film Lab | lingerie: Julia Stefanello Atelier | wedding film: Lumos Produzioni

A Romantic Summer Wedding at the Pinterest-Viral Abbey of Saint Galgano

You’ve probably seen this venue many times before during your late night, endless Pinterest scrolling sessions – but may have never known exactly where it was! The Abbey of Saint Galgano is a breathtaking Gothic style church from the 13th-century, situated in the beautiful province of Siena region in Tuscany. Flowersliving brought the couple’s dreams to reality… dressed in a pastel palette, overflowing with heavenly blooms, and blanketed by rows of twinkle lights. Trust us, you’re going to want to spend some extra time on today’s full gallery captured by Facibeni Fotografia.

From Flowersliving… A romantic yet modern destination wedding in Tuscany in the most beautiful church nearby Siena.
San Galgano Abbey is a breathtaking venue and the colors of the flowers really complement the beauty and the uniqueness of the church. 

Sara & Marcello from Emilia Romagna Region decided to tie the knot in the beautiful Tuscany looking for the perfect rural countryside but choosing a romantic and elegant colors palette of light pinks and dusty blues.

After the civil ceremony at the abbey they decided to celebrate in the beautiful maremma area surrounded by cypress and olive trees.

The aperitive at the sunset overlooking the tuscan hills was a magic moment for all the guests who enjoyed the tuscan breeze and the dreamy view. A tripude of candles to lighten up the dinner area as a frame to celebrate the newlyweds.

Photography: Facibeni Fotografia | Floral Design: Flowers Living | Cake: Sweetiepie | Stationery: Tuscan lab | Reception Venue: Conti Di San Bonifacio | Bridal dress: Pronovias

Limoncello Inspired Italian Wedding Editorial

When life gives you lemons, use them in your wedding decor! This limoncello inspired editorial, at the historical Villa Cetinale in Siena, Italy, has everything from a limoncello table to fresh lemons decorating romantic reception tables. AMV Weddings planned, designed, and styled this spectacular day filled with free flowing organic blooms by Flowers Living. It was all elegantly captured in the incredible imagery by Jenny Wagner Photography. Take a trip to Italy in the full gallery.

From Jenny Wagner PhotographyThis wedding editorial, set in the autumn in the countryside of Tuscany, features a vibrant couple and fittingly bright and crisp details to suit their style. Lemon trees and a limoncello table, a cake design inspired by porcelain, and a gorgeous vintage getaway car round out a vibrant and romantic wedding design.

The couple enjoyed their ceremony at the back of the historic Villa Cetinale in Siena, Italy, with a ceremony space covered in beautiful florals and greenery.

The bride took a quiet moment to admire her gorgeous reception table, also adorned with intricate greenery and lemon and porcelain details. The couple then shared a few sweet smiles and kisses during a more private moment between just the two of them, in their vintage Italian getaway car.

Photography: Jenny Wagner | Floral Design: Flowers Living | Dress: Amsale | Cakes: Sweetiepie | Stationary: Inquisited | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Shoes: Something Bleu | Jewelry: Victor Barbone Jewelry | Men's Attire: Bucco Couture | Accessories: Megan Therese Couture | Classic Car: Classy Car Rentals | Flatlay Styling: Sophie Kaye Photography | Hair/Makeup: Madeline Eleanor | Linens: Nuage Designs | Location: Villa Cetinale | Model: Fabio Martina | Models: Arianna Bettio | Planning, Styling + Design: AMV Weddings | Rentals: Preludio Noleggi | Ring Boxes: Lovely Ring Boxes | Styling Accessories: Curated Trove | Styling Mats: Lindale Studios | Workshop Host: AMV Weddings | Workshop Speaker: Koman Photography | Workshop Speaker: Andreas K. Georgiou | Workshop Speaker: Sophie Kaye Photography | Workshop Speaker: Rossini Photography

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A Fairytale Wedding Under Tuscan Sun

Imagine falling in love with a dress that you saw in a magazine, finding out it wasn’t even on the market yet, and then becoming the first ever real bride to wear it on her wedding day! Oh, and then it subsequently becoming majorly instagram-famous. Well, that’s the story of our beautiful SMP bride, Maria! To see all the swoon-worthy details from their fairytale wedding under the tuscan sun planned by Happy Moments Collector – complete with blooms by Haute Couture Flower, sparkling string lights and a peacock – head on over to the full gallery of inspo, all taken by Andrew Bayda and Artur Nechaev!

From Anastasia of Happy Moments CollectorWhen we met the very first time Maria and Stas – we just fell in love. Pure beauty of Maria just simply took our breath away. First we started thinking of Lake Como as a place of the event but after we found the unique villa in Tuscany and the couple visited it – the decision was made immediately. Bride and Groom wanted to gather all the closest family and friends in one villa and to enjoy couple of memorable days all together to celebrate their love! Maria chose as the main colour palette blush, peach and greenery that perfectly matched the villa itself and the surroundings. 

The flower arrangements were meant to be natural looking and fresh, inspired by the venue and the Tuscan hills. We can’t help mentioning the peacocks that live on the territory of the villa! And we were lucky enough to have them posing together with the bride for some pictures and making the event in time they have their beautiful tails. I guess, you may not know that the tail of the peacock is beautiful only during some certain period of time during the year. By August/September they lose it in order to grow it once again by Spring time. 

Ceremony was followed by Italian style rich aperitif hour and the dinner accompanied by an Italian band singing famous songs. After we proceeded with dancing near the pool – and OMG, you haven’t seen that amazing dance performed by the couple. It was just something out of words! By the way, it was really hard for Maria to find the dress of her dreams. 

Her heart was stolen by the dress of Galia Lahav and it was not yet on the market, only in catalogues and it seemed impossible to be found by the date of the wedding. But Maria managed and found the dress and she was the first ever real bride wearing this masterpiece by Galia Lahav. This dress looked like it was made for Maria.

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Photography: Andrew Bayda | Cinematography: Paramonova Movies | Event Planning: Happy Moments Collector | Floral Design: Haute Couture Flower | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Reception Venue: Villa La Commenda Concordia | Catering: Delizia Ricevimenti | Second Photographer: Artur Nechaev

Get Lost In All Of The Elegant, Old World Charm At Castello di Celsa, A Castle in Tuscany!

Oh to get married at a castle in Tuscany…well, Tuscan Tours and Weddings is here to show you exactly how at Castello de Celsa with all of the Old World charm, romance and views one could ask for! Alexandra Vonk captured one epic photo after the next from images of the brides ethereal Daalarna wedding gown to florals by Corcortez and of course a vintage getaway car from Slow Hills. Take a peek below and be sure to check out the video by Katia Casprini!

From Alexandra VonkThis editorial shoot at Castello di Celsa in Tuscany is elegant, romantic and breathtaking with this ancient castle in the background.

Castello di Celsa, an extraordinary castle, built in the 13th century, with amazing views over Tuscany and Siena and a stunning garden. A castle that immediately brings you back to the ‘old world’. This castle is the perfect mix for your luxury Italian wedding day with an old world vibe.

The walls of the castle formed the inspiration for the color palette. Soft and romantic tones with a touch of dusty blue. Which you can find back in the beautiful door of the 16th century chapel and in some of the walls.

Industry talent from all over Europe came together to make the perfect intimate celebration.

Pen to Paper created a stationery suite with the most beautiful envelop liner and menu cards. She was inspired by the wedding gown’s exquisite lace, the florals and the stunning venue. She felt that delicate handmade paper was a must, combined with inky calligraphy, charcoal vignettes and wax seals, to celebrate the beauty of Tuscany and its history.

The bride wore an exquisite Daalarna couture gown. The delicate details on this dress are just beyond and gives you that romantic feeling. These romantic lace Bella Belle shoes suited the dress perfectly. The bride also had two hair styles. A more romantic feminine look with some waves during the ceremony and a classic updo as a party look, both created by Frank Giacone.

We chose to place the intimate ceremony setting at one of the gardens with a magnificent view of the castle. Lush flowers decorated the old doors and with the beautiful Louis XVI chairs we created a luxurious organic old world feeling for the ceremony setting.

Since it was a very hot day in August, we decided to go for a champagne tower instead of a wedding cake. The champagne tower was decorated with amazing flowers from Corcortez floral design and stood in front of the beautiful dusty blue door of the chapel.

The elegant Italian garden of the castle was the perfect setting for this timeless intimate outdoor ‘fete’. The table wanted to evoke old world romance with a modern and elevated twist, using layered linen and pretty textures, gorgeous blooms focused primarily on soft romantic pinks and mauves and a touch of blue, plus a few statement décor elements. All to announce the delicate transition from Summer to Fall. And to make you want to get lost in this modern romantic wedding prettiness.

The couple drove away in a stunning vintage get-away-car that was decorated with flowers, because who doesn’t love a good vintage car?!

This feature is the perfect fit for a couple seeking elegant, luxe inspiration with a hint of old world vibes for their wedding day.

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Photography: Alexandra Vonk Photography | Styling: Tuscany Wine Food Adventures | Floral Design: Corcortez flower | Wedding Dress: Daalarna | Stationery: Pen to Paper | Shoes: Bella Belle | Tuxedo: Sartoria Teatrale Fiorentina | Vintage car: Christian for Slowhills | Hairstylist: Frank Giacone | Headpiece: SIBO Designs | Location: Castello Di Celsa | Make up artist: Ilaria Calabrese | Project Planning & Stylist: Tuscan Tours and Weddings | Rentals: Preludio Noleggi | Ring box: Voeu Du Coeur | Silk ribbons and napkins: Corcortez flower | Styling Mats: Marry and Lilo | Video: Katia Casprini Videography

A Disney Princess Inspired Wedding at Castello Di Celsa in Siena, Italy

Judging by the title, you know this is going to be good. All you romantic brides, prepare to fall head over heels in love with today’s storybook princess wedding in Siena. Wedding Italy brought the couple’s modern day fairytale vision to life, complete with old world elements around a palette of blush tones, hints of grey and neutrals, with gold accents and lots of greenery. To see all the magic this day has to offer, including Tuscany Flowers’ enchanting floral arrangements, head on over to the full gallery – all taken by Lace and Luce!

From Lace and Luce… Sometimes fate truly brings two couples together, as is the case with Monica and Warren who met almost ten years ago and then didn’t re-connect for 6 years. From the bride “I’m Canadian and Warren is based in Southern California, but we met serendipitously in London, England in 2012. There was an immediate and undeniable spark between the two of us, but the timing wasn’t right. After almost 6 years, we reconnected as if by fate. Warren flew to Canada to finally take me on our first date, and the rest was history. After Warren proposed, he took us on a trip to Greece & Italy to celebrate, which he lovingly referred to as our “engagement-moon”. After falling in love with Italy’s history, culture, food and wine on our “engagement-moon”, we knew it would be the perfect place to start our happily ever after! Our love story has truly been a fairytale, so I wanted to capture that in the wedding design. I found Castello di Celsa (which is a picturesque castle outside of Siena) online and knew immediately that it would be the perfect venue! With the help of our wedding planner, Sonia Gallina with WeddingsItaly, we were able to curate the wedding of our dreams. We wanted to create an ethereal, storybook-princess style for the wedding. 

The overall vision was modern day fairytale, with old world elements. My favorite movie growing up was ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and our venue and garden rose-dominant florals really paid homage to that. To compliment our stunning venue, the wedding was designed around a palette of blush tones, hints of grey and neutrals, with gold accents and lots of greenery. These colors were reflected in all the wedding decor including the flower arrangements, day of stationary, and tablescapes. We wanted the florals to have an organic feel, as if they could have been growing naturally on the castle grounds. Our florist, Tuscany Flowers, blew us away with the floral design. The end result was a romantic and elegant fairytale vibe, with a true Tuscan flair. We wanted to curate a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our guests, so we decided on hosting three days of wedding festivities. In addition, wedding days fly by in the blink of an eye, so we intentionally extended the celebration in order to build more memories with our loved ones. 

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The wedding weekend began with a Welcome Dinner at Pizzeria La Miniera on Friday, the Wedding Day at Castello di Celsa on Saturday and finished with a private winery tour, wine tasting and lunch at Castello di Fonterutoli on Sunday. Our wedding date, October 5, holds special significance to us because it is my beloved grandmother’s birthday and also the day that she married my grandfather. My grandparents were my biggest inspiration in life, and since I was a little girl, it has been my dream to get married on this date. We paid homage to my grandparents in multiple ways throughout the day. My mother walked me down the aisle to ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ a song that my grandfather still sings to me to this day. Our guestbook table featured a photo of them from their wedding day. I also incorporated them in my ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’. For my something old I wore my grandmother’s wedding ring on my right hand, and used her hand-beaded purse, which was given to her by my grandfather.

For my something borrowed I had my grandfather’s wedding band tucked in to the purse, and my mother tied a blue ribbon around it as my something blue. It was so special to have both of their wedding rings with us as we got married on the same date, 68 years later. I’m a huge fan of the wedding dress designer, Hayley Paige and I always knew that I would wear one of her stunning designs down the aisle. I booked an appointment for a trunk show at her flagship store, JLM Couture in West Hollywood, with my lovely sister-in-law, Trudi. Prior to the appointment, I saw a new design on Hayley Paige’s instagram page that I absolutely fell in love with. I decided to send her a DM to inquire about the style number of the dress, and if it would be available at my upcoming appointment. To my suprise, Hayley herself responded and informed me that the dress was called ‘Warren’ – the exact same name as my fiance! I knew right then and there (prior to even trying it on) that this was my dress, I feel like it chose me! Much to my surprise, when I went for my appointment I got to meet Hayley Paige in person! It was a dream come true to meet her and have her there for my ‘say yes to the dress’ moment. She ended up drawing me a sketch of me in my gown, and it is something I will cherish forever.”

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Photography: Lace & Luce | Videographer: Waterfall Visuals | Planner: WeddingItaly | Dress: Hayley Paige | Reception Venue: Castello Di Celsa | Entertainment: Kaleydo | Officiant: Blessings from Italy | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal earrings: David Yurman | Florals/Decor: Tuscany Flowers | Hair/Make-up: Beauty Livery | Invitation Suite: The Vintage Inkwell | Tiara: Maria Elena Headpieces

Intimate Destination Tuscany Wedding Bursting With Romance

This Tuscany wedding is our idea of destination wedding perfection! The outdoor affair filled with pops of green, white, and gold simply radiates beneath the Tuscan sun. The decor aesthetic of the day beautifully compliments the landscape of one of the world’s most beautiful locales. Les Anagnou exquisitely captured all the elegant details and touching romance of the day. See how it all came stunningly together in the full gallery.

From Les AnagnouTuscany is the ultimate destination for a romantic and refined wedding if you ask us! Priscila and Marcello’s wedding was a true Tuscan dream, with delicate florals and a wedding dress fit for a modern-day princess! The couple wanted a true fine art wedding. All the details were handpicked by the bride to fit the refined aesthetics!

The ceremony was held in a serene chapel in Tuscany. It was a heartfelt and romantic ceremony with close friends and family to congratulate the young couple and throw hundreds of rose petals and rice to celebrate their union!

After the ceremony an al fresco wedding dinner followed in the gardens of Villa Montanare amongst the olive groves. Merging the Tuscan landscape to the décor, the wedding table was set with elegant tableware and the most beautiful garland of vine leaves! Priscilla and Marcello’s wedding was a chic affair filled with love, laughter, and lots of dancing!

Photography: Les Anagnou photographers | Flowers: Flowers Living | Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Catering: Lincei Catering | Venue: Villa Montanare | Cordinator: Benedetta Gori

A Masterpiece Wedding Cake Inspired by the Cake Served at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding

I’m pretty sure we can all agree that when it comes to destination weddings, no place does it quite like Tuscany – and today’s wedding is proof! After getting engaged in Italy, the beautiful bride and groom decided it was the perfect place to come back for their organic-chic themed wedding. The Tuscan Wedding planned every thoughtful detail of their weekend, from the pizza party welcome dinner to the jaw-dropping fireworks show to end the wedding night. Our favorite moment? It had to be the ceremony, featuring breathtaking views of the medieval village of Il Borro – I mean, does it get any better than that?? Don’t miss the full gallery captured by PureWhite Photography for a glimpse into this heavenly day.

From The Tuscan WeddingFor this lovely couple from US, Italy was their dream destination for their wedding. They had gotten engaged after three years in the beautiful city of Venice, and decided that coming back to one of their favorite countries to tie the knot was a must. They love to explore new places trying new and native foods and immersing themselves in the culture. It was also important to incorporate nature, history, and art into their location while also being mindful of their organic, romantic, chic theme. What better place than Tuscany to accomplish all of those things? Yolanda and Ronald called on The Tuscan Wedding to help turn their dream into a reality. The couple chose Il Borro as their ideal location, a wonderful property in the Tuscan countryside, a place where you are transported back to medieval times. 

They wanted a beautiful romantic ceremony to share with fifty of their closest friends and families. Before the wedding day, they welcomed their guests with an Italian style Pizza party arranged at the Bistrot at Il Borro. It was the perfect way to begin integrating Italian culture into their big day, with good friends, great food, and fine wine. The pizza party was an exciting way to get the festivities of the weekend started. They enjoyed the customary Italian treat while listening to live music and swapping fun stories about the bride and groom to be, surrounded by the lemons’ scent of the flowers decorations arranged by Flowers Living. On the day of the wedding, the guests shared a drink and eagerly awaited the groom’s arrival for the start of the ceremony on the terrace overlooking the Italian garden, already set up for the symbolic ceremony. The view on the medieval village of Il Borro was absolutely breathtaking. 

The bride got dressed in her elegant satin gown and took her beautiful bouquet created by Flowers Living made of ivory peonies and light pink astilbe, the perfect mix to create the romantic and organic theme. The groom put on his handsome white jacket, hopped in a Mercedes Benz 190 sl, and drove down to meet his future wife under a beautiful round flowers arch, that symbolized their endless love. The ceremony space had this kind of timeless elegance. The groom stood at the altar as the bridal party came flowing down the grand staircase. As the bride revealed herself, you could see the pure happiness in Ronald’s eyes. The couple stood in front of a beautiful fountain, under an arch of endless flowers. They exchanged heartwarming vows and sealed their love with a kiss in front of their friends and families. After the ceremony came to an end, The Tuscan Wedding guided all guests to join the newlyweds on the terrace for a cocktails and aperitif arranged by Galateo Ricevimenti

For the wedding reception, they sat under the trees with magical lighting by Wedding Music and Lights. It was a fairytale. They shared a menu packed full of Italian cuisine. After a sunset photoshoot perfectly captured by Purewhite Photography, where Yolanda & Ronald shared some of their first moments as Mr. And Mrs. Walking across the Italian countryside, for the newlyweds it was time for the cake cutting. We cannot forget about the masterpiece wedding cake created by Tuscan Wedding Cakes and inspired by the cake served at the Royal wedding of Megan Markle and Prince Harry. 

As the reception came to an end, Yolanda & Ronald wanted to leave their guests with one last bit of entertainment… And what better way to do this than a dazzling fireworks show? What an electric way to end the perfect evening. The photographer, Purewhite, and videographer, Vertigo Wedding, had an amazing landscape to capture the most precious moments of this beautiful reception orchestrated by the Tuscan Wedding. Yolanda & Ronald, together with their guests, danced into the late hours of the night not wanting their day to end. The day had been nothing short of a dream that ended under the Tuscan stars. Yolanda & Ronald are truly soulmates and made for each other, this day really represented the intimate bond they share. Our team was so appreciative to have met this lovely couple and we wish them a life full of happiness and love together.

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Photography: Purewhite Photography | Videographer: Vertigo Wedding | Event Planning: The Tuscan Wedding | Floral Design: Flowers Living | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: TUSCAN WEDDING CAKES | Invitations: Emily Mayne Studio | Ceremony Venue: Il Borro | Reception Venue: Il Borro | Shoes: Bella Belle | Catering: Galateo Ricevimenti | Hair and Makeup: Angelo Nenna Pintor | DJ: Leonardo Martera | Car: Drive In Style | Fireworks: Pirotenica Soldi | Ice cream: Divinamente Eventi | Lights designer: Wedding Music And Lights | Tableau: The wedding letters

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Consider This Storybook Castle in the Rolling Hills of Tuscany for Your Italian Elopement!

Planning to elope somewhere fabulous and romantic in Europe? We may have just found your dream venue! This stunning castle set in the rolling hills of Tuscany is every bride’s dream – it’s like something out of a fairytale. The talented team at NKT Events designed a styled shoot fit for a princess, perfectly complimenting the picturesque property of Castello di Celsa. Run don’t walk to the full gallery to see two gorgeous dresses, the most effortlessly beautiful stationery suite ever and reception inspiration that’s just as breathtaking as the views – all captured by Jenny Quicksall Photography!

From Jenny Quicksall Photography... It has been a dream of Jenny’s to shoot in the rolling hills of Tuscany, so when an opportunity came to shoot our real couple’s Elopement and Wedding Inspiration shoot, we knew we had to head to one of the most special chapels, the cappella della madonna di vitaleta. 

Cappella della madonna di vitaleta sits at the top of a hill with a breathtaking view of the Tuscan countryside, making it stand out and becoming the focal point on this private property. With such picturesque setting, it wasn’t hard to capture the love shared between them as they wandered the property. 

After the engagement session we headed to the Castello di Celsa, a family owned property for the past 400 years that is situated in the picturesque countryside of the “Montagnola Senese”. To highlight the venue itself, Nyachia from NKT Events structured the creative direction and design around this 16th century castle and dreamed up an inspiration fit for a queen with a modern & sexy flare. 

When thinking of the perfect ceremony dress, Romanian designers Ersa Atelier came to mind with their cap sleeve gown with layers upon layers of tulle. With accessories from Lindsay Marie Design perfectly accenting our design, hair & make up artist Trine Juel created the perfect updo. The ceremony setup created by master florist Dario Benvenuti Florals, was strategically placed in the garden to mirror the stone wall structure that elongated the view over the Tuscan Valley spread before the castle. Explore the beautiful Tuscan countryside with Kendall & Mattia and start dreaming of your next destination event.

Photography: Jenny Quicksall Photography | Florist: Dario Benvenuti & Viviana Mioranza | Stationery: Aerialist Press | Shoes: Bella Belle | Ring: Edward Avedis- Fine Jewelry | Hair and Makeup: Trine Juel | Calligraphy: Letters by D | Tux: Jean-Jacques Cérémonie | Accessories: Lindsay Marie Design | Bridal Look #1: Ersa Atelier | Bridal Look #2: Inbal Dror | Bridal store: Metal Flaque Paris | Castle: Castello Di Celsa | Design and Planning: NKT Events | Female Model: Kendall Tobin | Male Model: Mattia Rego | Rentals: Preludio Noleggi | Ribbons: Seidenband | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box

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

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 and 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.



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!

Al Fresco

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.



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!



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

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