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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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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Destination Wedding Inspiration Shoot in Northern Italy

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Today’s beautiful photo shoot comes to us from Northern Italy, at Villa Bria in Gassino Torinese, Italy to be exact! Destination wedding photographers Ludovica Lanzafami and Valerio Elia, shared this wedding inspiration (complete with a fabulous pup) with us.

The goal of this shooting was to recreate the special feeling of an Italian style luxury wedding blended with newer wedding concepts: the result is a wild and romantic wedding, somewhere between tradition and modernity. This is why we chose as location Villa Bria, an ancient Neoclassical villa located in Piedmont, and we gathered some of the best and most experienced wedding suppliers of Northern Italy.

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Simmi provided the flowers and the decorations: Camilla Marchetti, the mind behind Simmi, chose roses, a traditional flower which represents love, ivy – standing for marital loyalty, statice – which means union, rice flowers and berries – which represent plentiness and good luck. The colours of the shooting were ivy green, gold, peach and a light cyclamen white. Camilla arranged the bouquet in a natural and profuse way: she bounded it with an ancient brooch which once belonged to her grandmother, a lovely and precious detail, full of memories of the beloved relative. The head-table was chosen for the great impact that it could have in a long 18th century gallery. We wanted to recreate an exclusive romantic scene crossing the past of the Villa and the present wedding style and trends. Daturi e Motta, an Italian excellence in catering service since 1923, arranged the table with stunning hand made glasses decorated one by one with pure gold, and simple plates decorated with pure gold leaf. The menu, designed by Simmi, was bounded with a green lace and a lacquer seal, a very appreciated detail in Italy. Menus and typography (invitations) was designed in the same way, and the invitation was wrapped ina beautiful silk envelope, closed with a green lace and a personalized laquer seal.

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The decorations of the table were mainly glass and silver: the candlesticks were made of Boemia’s crystal, the vases in Murano’s blown vase glass, the candelabra were authentic antique pieces. The flowers in the mise en place were positioned one by one in order to magnify its beauty; more than 200 candles illuminated the gallery to recreate a breathtaking atmosphere, captured by the photographers at sunset first, then in complete darkness.

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Daturi e Motta realized a wonderful white cake which was insert in a stunning cake buffet realized by Simmi: a lot of silver plates, glass vases, candies, sweets and candles make the cake buffet absolutely gorgeous.

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To see more of the day, check out the video by Pier Angelo Carchedi here:

Destination Wedding Photographers: Ludovica Lanzafami and Valerio Elia

Photo Shoot Vendors: Location: Villa Bria, Floral Design: Simmi Event and Floral Design, Dresses: Il Sogno Atelier, Models: Sabrina Siciliano and Diego Converso, Jewels: Giverso Gioielli, Make up and Hairstyle: Erika PXA Make up Artist, Dog Trainer: Itaca Addestramento, Catering: Daturi e Motta, Video: Pier Angelo Carchedi

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Vintage Styled Destination Wedding in Tuscany

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Stef and Roog live in Eindhoven, the Netherlands but traveled to Tuscany for their destination wedding away from home. The couple gave us a peek into their oh-so pretty big day in the countryside of Italy. But the planning wasn’t always as easy as pie…

We actually had another location we preferred; we’ve been in Tuscany before during a trip to Italy a couple of years ago and we stayed at a wonderful romantic place. But unfortunately the contact wasn’t going very smooth and they weren’t very cooperative, so we decided to look for another venue. After a long search on the internet I found 3 possible venues and decided to write them all 3. Within an hour I got a very enthusiastic and detailed response (in good English, also very helpful!) from Ginevra from Tenuta di Papena. We had a skype-session a couple of days later and we immediately felt a personal connection with her. So we came over last September to visit the location and there it happened; we where in love with the venue! We eventually choose this one, not only because of the good contact with the owner, but also because it’s such a beautiful place, they have experience with weddings and it was affordable. 

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At first I was really looking for a bohemian-styled dress. But once I had a ‘princess-dress’ on, I thought “you can only do this once Stef”. So I went for a beautiful dress with lots of lace, so it would still have a little bit of a vintage look. The florist helped me making it a bit more vintage by designing a beautiful wrist-corage, filled with lovely flowers. Along with the flowers in my hair, it gave perfection to my outfit.

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We often ask couples about their favorite moments from the day.

My god, what a difficult question! We had so many!

When we had the moment of seeing each other for the first time in the Abbey of San Galgano, there was a drone flying over the church. A friend of ours ran outside and asked to the guy if he could make some footage of us. So now we have a video of us with all our guests, outside the abbey, from the sky! How cool is that!

The ceremony was just beautiful. We where in an open grain field, with the sun low and my biggest love on my side. The moment you say ‘yes’ to each other will always be very special. 

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How darling is their little nice, Patou?! She certainly stole the show for a moment or two!

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We really wanted a country chic wedding with a bohemian touch. We got our inspiration through Ginevra itself (pictures from weddings she done before) and pinterest. 

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During dinner (which was amazingly tasteful, my mom gave a (15 min!) speech. The wedding planner was afraid that it would be too long, but each and everyone was ‘hanging on her lips’. 

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Our friends made a video at home, where they took ‘a trip down memory lane’ and visited places where we lived, went to school etc. It ended with a hilarious sketch of our 2 best friends (pretending to be us) while camping. Tears of laughter!

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The party was awesome! We brought a DJ with a sax-player with us from the Netherlands, and they made it a party to never forget! We had the party outside, next to the swimming pool. We had a full moon and we had the best party-people in the world (where from the Netherlands ;). Everybody was going out of their minds and it ended up with us jumping into the pool (with suit and dress), followed by our friends. Luckily we have a lot of film-footage from the party :)

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Everything on this day was just perfect. For us it was the most beautiful day of our life. But it’s very special to hear from family and friends that it was also one of the most beautiful days of their lives! Francesco Spighi just captured every (little) thing perfectly and in such an artistic way. We experience the day over and over again, just by looking at all those beautiful pictures.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Francesco Spighi 

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Venue and Planning: Tenuta di Papena, Floral Design: Mag Florist, Catering: Terre di SienaWedding Dress: White One – Barcelona, Groom Attire: Magee – 1866 Suit Supply, Wedding Rings: Wim Meeussen, Celebrant: Renske Riemslag from Mooitoscane

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