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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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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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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Elegant Destination Wedding in Tuscany, Italy

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Sam and Ange traveled from London to the Tuscan countryside for their intimate destination wedding among beautiful gardens at the spectacular Villa Mangiacane, in San Casciano val di Pesa, not far from Florence.

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The bride wanted seasonal flowers in her wedding décor and thus a look of blush, pinks, and blues were incorporated with peonies, white wax flowers, and freesias, by florist Franci’s Flowers Wedding Design.

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The ceremony took place outside along the staircase of the villa’s terrace, where the pair tied the knot among olive trees and a breathtaking vineyard.

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Laughter and celebration were in abundance at this picture-perfect reception that followed the ceremony at this destination wedding in Italy.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Stefanie Kapra

Wedding Vendors: Location: Villa Mangiacane, Flowers: Franci’s Flowers Wedding Design, Celebrant: Tuscan Pledges, Hair and Makeup: Silvia Gerzeli, Videographer: Gabriele Lupo

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Italy Destination Wedding Gala Inspiration: Engage!16 Italy

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We’ve got one more magical event to share from the Engage!16: Europe wedding business summit I recently returned from.  Set in beautiful Puglia, Italy at the famed Borgo Egnazia property, on the final night, the team at Engage hosted a gala in full masquerade style.  The black tie party was dripping with deep red tones atop a neutral palette, giving the tent plenty of drama before even the first guest stepped inside.  But this party was more about the entertainment than even the flowers.  Elan Artists brought in bands to rock the night away, Italian opera singers to fit the setting, and even ballerinas to dance between courses!

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If you’re in the destination wedding business, going around the globe to one of the Engage Summits is the best investment you could make for your business (and your clients!).  And this is something you feel and know by the time the week ends and you get to celebrate together at the gala.  The decor is so special, but the people, the friends you’ve made and the business you’ve built is that much more special.

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This tented fete was the perfect blend of a little bit of country chic (the rustic twine and small details reflected the area we were in) paired with the grand centerpieces, well-dressed bars, and beautiful tent to remind us of the black tie affair we were a part of.

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And just like at the previous Engage parties this week, each guest was invited to partake in the fun and the theme by dressing the part.  As we entered the party, we were each given a lace mask to wear at the ball.  This is a great idea for a themed party when you want your guests to immediately immerse themselves in the experience!  And it makes for great photos too!

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These are our fabulous hosts, Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce, the brains behind the Engage Summits. They have been teaching us in the wedding industry for years to better ourselves, our brands, and our events to serve clients at the highest level possible.  If you’re in the wedding industry, this is an event not to be missed.  Any day now they will be announcing the 2017 lineup of dates and locations, so stay tuned as they sell out FAST and rumor has it, they’re going global again.  I know I’ll be there!  This trip to Italy was once in a lifetime and this event I will never forget.  Thank you to Kath and Rebecca for including me in such a magical experience and thanks to the entire Engage team for wowing us like I never thought possible, even for you!  To see who produced this incredible event, check out the vendor credits below.

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Event: Engage Summits, Photography: Betsi Ewing Studio, Location: Borgo Egnazia, Florist: Giuseppe Armenise, Entertainment: Elan Artists, Audio Visual: Light Tracks Service, Branding, Gifts, Accessories: Gifts for the Good Life, Event Stationery: TPD Design House / Two Paper Dolls, Videography: Elysium Productions, Linens: Nuage Designs, Floral Support: G Fresh, Roses: Meijer Roses

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