Destination wedding in Tuscany

Bride bouquet from Agriflor Fiori

Dear Brides, I don’t think there’s another wedding that can be called more destination wedding then this one! Andrea and Camilo arrived in Tuscany this last September after having experienced hurricane Irma visiting their homes…. To be honest , here in Europe we’re not that used to this kind of event and I can’t even imagine which problems this can cause to your ordinary life….Anyway, Camilo, Andrea and their families made it safely to Tuscany where they booked a wonderful Villa surrounded by nature and plenty of animals like horses and ducks After several Skype calls and a couple of email to explain which documents were required to get married in the church their papers were finally ready to  obtain the Nulla Osta of the Priest who met us the day before in a lovely church of the village. Religious wedding are more and more requested by couple wishing too get married in Italy and this is not always easy to accomplish as priest may be a bit reluctant to marry a foreign couple .

But looking at the tears of guests and empathy of the guests you really understands that this wedding in the church was really important for them.

Even of September can be a bit risky as for the weather, that day sun was shining bright to their happiness and they all came safely to the church and back to the Villa with the magic vintage school bus!!  I loves it and was sad not to be able to hop on as I had to be at the church before to check music and last details!!!!

Despite the hard times they’ve just had at home  it was a day full of joy and happiness spent together with family and friends and ending with good food and wine provided by the villa owners. If you wish to see more pics just have a look at the website of the talented photographer who captured the day: Beatrice Moricci. Thanks for the great pictures and hope to see you again in the next wedding!

Credits: Flower by Agriflor Fiori

Make up and Hair from Wedding allover, Mauro Vitali.

Claudine and Paco Religious wedding in Tuscany

The first time I met Claudine and Paco, I had the strong sensation of when you meet a couple of friends. They are a young successful couple. She comes from Switzerland, he is from Peru and so we had no problem in speaking both Italian and Spanish with them, something that made me feel at ease from the first moment.
We had a look at 3 Villas and the last one was the perfect place for their romantic wedding. Being close to one of the most beautiful Romanic churches in Tuscany, it was easy for them to decide to get
married there.
The weekend started with a buffet party the night before in the courtyard of the Villa. All the guests helped themselves to the generous food and we had a suckling pig prepared just for us that people from every part of the world would have enjoyed – our Porchetta is world famous!!
The next morning, we went to the beauty centre for a manicure with the bride, where I got a fine on my car as I didn’t pay attention that the streets were going to be cleaned the same morning… 🙁 We
had a rushed trip back to the Villa for hair and makeup, getting the bride dressed and everyone ready and then finally proceeded onto the church.

Lovely light with vintage bulbs for the night setting

The couple chose rustic, elegant decorations for the church to match the gorgeous setting and let the beauty of the venue shine through. It was a touching ceremony with violin and trumpet music from
“The Italian wedding band”. Once back at the Villa, guests enjoyed an aperitif with Class Ricevimenti,

Table dinner
Table dinner
Cutting the cake

took advantage of the fun photo booth with props and the reception dinner started. The table was one long setting, with stunning décor from Agriflor and the most amazing single hung lightbulbs provided from Wedding Music and Lights which looked incredible once it got darker. Several courses were served, which is typical of Tuscan food, and a delicious millefoglie cake to cut for dessert.
Before we knew it, it was time for the first dance and just after, an epic battle with a Star Wars theme entertained all the guests. Open bar was organized by the professional Nicola of Eventin Exclusive Bar   who created a wonderful piece of furniture just for these guys but it was really worth the effort! I love love love this style!

The night was truly full of fun as the couple danced until 3am with all their guests, enjoying the cool Tuscan night. Of course this could have never happened without my great assistants, Claudia and Letizia who helped me during the whole day and also thanks to the wonderful job of Claudia and Luca of Rossini Photography, two of the most professional people I always love to work with. A huge thanks to them all for a perfect days that this couple will always remember!

 

 

Summer country wedding in tuscany

Last summer I was honored to celebrate a family wedding, one of the funniest I’ve ever had with one of the photographers I love to work the most : Domenico Costabile. Megan and Dillon chose to get married in Tuscany, in a beautiful Villa in Valdambra that Megan’s family has rented since she was a young girl. Their family and closest friends decided to join them for this happy event and it was a celebration that lasted 3 days, full of food and happiness!

Megan’s mom visited Tuscany in early December to meet with the caterer and view the church where the couple would be married. The family was delighted with the quantity of food prepared for them, so much so that they couldn’t finish even half of the meat! The Villa they choose is close to one of the most beautiful romanic churches of the area: Don Pierluigi recommended us and english speaking priest who helped Megan and Dillan in preparing their order of service giving hints for the readings too.

Time flew and before they knew it they were in Italy to start preparing their documents. After a few days spent in and out of offices to take care of the legalities,Megan and Dillon were ready to be married and their special day arrived. The couple rented a house in Valdambra for all the guests to stay. The ceremony was held in August in a stunning church with beautiful floral arrangements of olive tree foliage and white roses.

Once they came back to the Villa all the guests were having an aperitif and some yummy appetizers with a typical Tuscan aperitif al fresco.

Their day was full of sunshine, good food, happiness, friends and family and to round off an incredible time in Italy their wedding day ended with a disco until late into the evening.I’m sure their families will never forget this nice day in Tuscany and sure you’ll enjoy seeing their pics down below : if you like the style and want to see more just click here !