Romantic Garden Wedding in Tuscany, Italy

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Collette and David said I do in a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony in Tuscany, Italy. The couple shared with us their sweet story and how their destination wedding came to be.

Imagine getting married in a beautiful and romantic villa in the heart of Italy. That’s how we shared one of the most important days in our life together.  On September 14, 2016, we said “I do,” at Palazzo Rosadi, a wedding location found by ourselves. We knew it was where we wanted to get married.  So, we spent a week at the location with our friends during the wedding week.

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The color scheme for the wedding was light and soft, but still very romantic.  The white, pastel purple, and light pink color added a natural, simple element to the beauty of the entire day.  Additionally, gold elements were scattered throughout the event to add a touch of elegance and sophistication.

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Memorable moments for the couple? The ceremony on the terrace with the view on the Tuscan Hills with our closed friends.

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We had much fun during the wedding party!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Studio Bonon

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Planner: The Tuscan Wedding, Venue: Palazzo Rosadi, Videographer: Ars Nova Video, Catering: Delizia Ricevimenti, Lights: Wedding Music and Lights

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Pretty Beachside Wedding in Mykonos, Greece

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This Greece destination wedding of Kahroba and Jose was certainly a global affair! The couple traveled from California to celebrate their Mexican and Persian heritages in Mykonos! And what a wedding it was! Wedding Planner, Exclusive Wedding Tales, shared their story with us.

When Kay and Jose first contacted me they knew exactly how they wanted their wedding to be: a big party!

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The wedding took place in July in St. John area in Mykonos, at Hippie Fish, Beach Bar and Restaurant! The venue was exactly the reflection of the couple’s personalities! Vibrant, happy, relaxed and perfect for a wedding party!

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The ceremony took place in the late afternoon at the deck of the restaurant, where guests were seated and enjoyed the emotional ceremony!

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Coming all the way from California, with heritage the bride from Iran and the groom from Mexico they wanted to keep all the Persian traditions of the ceremony and to include some elements of the Mexican culture. 

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The bride wanted the decoration to be minimal so we used babys’ breath and eucalyptus, and for the bride’s bouquet we used White garden roses, hydrangeas and babys breath, while on the guests’ tables we used succulents as table number holders. We had lots of candles on the tables which gave a lovely romantic touch to the look.

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The reception and dinner took place at the restaurant level of Hippie Fish, where guests enjoyed a variety of Greek courses, and danced till early morning hours.

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In addition to the big day, the group partied all weekend too!  The day before the wedding the guests were invited to an all white dinner at Blue Myth restaurant, where all guests had to be dressed in white. They enjoyed the Greek Mediterranean cuisine and they had the opportunity to see live Greek dancers and share with them their dancing skills!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Elias Kordelakos Photography

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Planner + Styling: Exclusive Wedding Tales, Wedding Venue: Hippie fish Mykonos, Florist: Studio 7 Mykonos

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Romantic Destination Wedding in Le Marche, Italy

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Giorgia and Marco said “I do” in Le Marche, Italy at the beautiful Abbey of Saint Firmano.  The couple fell in love with the venue, that set the tone for a flawless day.  The bride shared their story with us:

We love the hills and the landscape of Le Marche and we wanted to get married here.

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The Abbey and the Palace are ancient both and they represent the story of our land Inspiration for the décor.

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On the wedding day I felt a complicity so deep never felt before; I was very excited but we were also so excited to be able to live our dream. I was happy that everything went very well. Complicity and enthusiasm have accompanied us throughout the day, from start to the end of the wedding day.

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Advice for other couples: You must have a wedding planner that knows very well the zone you chose for your wedding and she can help you to discover the true taste of the city/village/location.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer + Videographer: Aberrazioni Cromatiche Studio

 Wedding Vendors: Church of the ceremony: Abbey of Saint Firmano – Montelupone, Banqueting: Hotel Ristorante Palazzo Carradori di Montefano, Wedding planner: Nadia Sparapani di Loving Marche, Bridal dress: Mattioli Sposi – Ancona, Bridal shoes: Massimo Bartolini hand making – Recanati, Jewelry: Gioielleria Cestarelli – Macerata, Groom: Barbieri Boutique di Civitanova Marche, Flowers: made by a friend of the bride, Cake: La fabbrica dei dolci

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Fall Destination Wedding Under a Waterfall in Iceland

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Kristi and Luke held their far away destination wedding in beautiful Iceland! They opted to wed in the fall season when the Northern Lights may be spotted. The pair wed at the ION Adventure Hotel but the actual ceremony took place with a waterfall backdrop! And the day was full of adventure, with hikes, exploration, a visit to a black sand beach and more. Kristi shared with us a bit about their adventuresome big day.

Luke was interested in a destination wedding and I did not want the normal beach wedding because often it is blue sky and blue water.  I wanted something more dynamic with a beautiful backdrop–so green hillside with a waterfall fit the bill.  It was also important to us that the location be simple to travel to and a place where English was widely spoken-a majority of our families hadn’t traveled internationally.  We spent time researching options in Northern England and Ireland and one night I found an awesome location in Iceland.  A few weeks later, Luke was looking at options and stumbled upon the same hotel without prompting, so we took it as a sign and opted to dig in a little bit and look at Iceland!  A few weeks later we decided Iceland would be our destination and it did not disappoint!  

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Our original location fell through shortly before the wedding and Miss Ann provided us with a couple alternatives that kept us in the Southern Iceland region.  This is the area we wanted our guests to experience during the day.  The ceremony backdrop of a waterfall was also non-negotiable so we opted for the location we thought, from video, would provide the best backdrop and was moderately private.  Our location ended up being a public space and a handful of people arrived during the ceremony, but not mass crowds like you would experience at Seljalandsfoss or Skogafoss.  Since we did have a change in venue, this also allowed us to keep the location of the ceremony a secret from our guests until the bus pulled up—which was fun!

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Pastor Egil was great and allowed us to customize a majority of the ceremony so we were able to include four of our dear friends in the rite, which was very special to us.  It was also a great gift to be able to share the entire day with family and friends.  We love to travel, be outdoors and explore so doing that for the entire day in our wedding garb with those dear to us was a great way to share a little of why we love adventure with them.

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At the hidden waterfall by Skogafoss we got drenched trying to climb behind the waterfall for pictures and the rocks were muddy from the rain shower earlier in the day.  No one fell, including guests, but it added a little more excitement to the afternoon.

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Some of the photos on Reynisfjara beach were taken after climbing up super sharp rocks—yes, we were still wearing dress shoes and heels!  We both had changes of shoes to put on, but it seemed more of a challenge to do things in our dress shoes!

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We asked the bride about the design of the day. I had a hard time with this one, I like most colors and didn’t really know which direction to head, so I asked Miss Ann for advice.  She recommended brown and green—her favorite, very natural colors.  Well, I think brown might be my least favorite color-primarily because Luke gets everything in brown and I think it needs some spice.  I did the regular research, outdoor wedding color palates, fall wedding colors, destination wedding themes and then asked opinions of some savvy friends.  All of which said, “you can do whatever you want”.  So, in the end, a few ideas from Pinterest struck me as “up our alley”, aka classic and timeless.  I then ranked mine from 1-4 and Luke did the same, we agreed on our #1 so gray and green-simple yet refined won out.  

We chose our hotel based on the simple lines and striking appeal, so the simple color palette and decor played very well in the reception space.  I also wanted a little pop of color for the ceremony, so the pink peonies in my bouquet were perfect.  

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Your Adventure Wedding

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Accommodations: ION Adventure Hotel, Wedding Planner: Your Adventure Wedding

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Villa Destination Wedding Outside of Florence, Italy

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Natalia and Luke held their destination wedding just outside of Florence in Tuscany, Italy at the beautiful Villa La Ferdinanda di Artimino. Their outdoor ceremony was simply stunning while a grand celebration followed with views for days of the Tuscan countryside. Natalia shared with us the details of their wedding day.

Luke and me are lawyers and we are from the UK. We decided to fulfill our wedding dreams with a destination wedding in Italy because we wanted to say our I do’s in a beautiful location, with good food, wine and a romantic culture and history and soon came to the conclusion that nowhere could be better than in Italy!

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For us the exchanged of the vows overlooking the olive trees and wild countryside surrounding the villa with our familie and friends was absolutely the most emotional moment of our wedding day.

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The inspiration for the wedding came from me. I’ve a playful personality, I loves colour and couldn’t decide on just one so opted for a rainbow of pastels to be worn by my lovely bridesmaids and displayed in the bouquets and details for the day.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Alessandro Chiarini

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Planner: The Tuscan Wedding, Venue + Catering: Villa La Ferdinanda di Artimino, Videographer: Momo Film Factory, Flowers: Stiatti Fiori, Lights: GB Audio, Dj: Matthew DJ

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