Since it’s Valentine’s Day, we decided to share a real wedding with romance-it’s no surprise that this wedding takes place in the dreamy Tuscan countryside.
We have already styled ourselves for the Villa Medicea di Lilliano through this shoot by one of our favorite photographers. But, given its ornate and incredibly beautiful nature, it is even more awesome to see a real wedding in this historic mansion.
Andrea & Patrick let the Tuscan villa and the surrounding hills shine-you don’t need much decor in such a beautiful place! Her florist and planner completed the environment and filled the room with olive branches and beautiful white flowers.
If you are dreaming of an Italian wedding – we have a lot more real weddings and inspiration to see-and even a local guide to your Tuscan honeymoon from our one-month stay last year!
To be honest, we didn’t have a vision at first. We didn’t want a pompous wedding. We wanted the people we love to come together and share with us what we love – good food, plonk and lots of laughter and all on a normal budget.
So it was clear to us that it would be a weekend from Friday to Sunday. The location should be easily accessible from Florence. We wanted a place where our close family and friends could spend the night. It was also important to us that the rooms are not too old-fashioned, but rather modern, while maintaining the Italian style. Colors should be neutral in green or olive tones. Some parts were more rustic and the others elegant.
The dress and the outfit
Patrick wanted a tailored suit. He wanted a suit that he could wear in the future. I had no idea about color or style, so his choice was a surprise for me.
I wanted a dress that didn’t have too much tulle – so no “princess dress”. After two shops, I found the dress, which was a trapezoidal silhouette, with lace and a”tattoo” effect
I didn’t have certain flowers that I wanted. Only it should be in olive and white tone. When I saw photos of Luca’s work, I realized that he somehow made the most beautiful arrangement.
Wow, there are too many favorite parts – it’s too hard to decide. However, some highlights were final: the ceremony that my sister created, the vows and all the love that we felt from everyone around us. We had a great party after our fantastic dinner.
Details and favors
Each guest had a small bottle of olive oil on the table. We also put a homemade lavender soap and a homemade barbecue salt in the hotel room of each guest. In addition, my sister created the invitations and place cards. I cut off all the plonk corks for the place cards. I also made the flower bracelet for the bridesmaid with my sister. She surprised me, so together with a florist we designed and made the bracelets for the wedding on the Sunday before our departure from Switzerland.
Oh…i would love to eat our cake again. At the test dinner I had a whole piece for myself. At the wedding itself, however, my hunger remained within limits and I only tried a few bites. It was the best millefoglie we’ve ever had.
Advice For other couples
I think I’m the wrong person to give advice. The wedding was very important to us, but we didn’t want to plan every little detail or make everything too perfect. Just like any other newlyweds, I say: enjoy this unforgettable day!
Oh and a little tip, Youtube has some awesome videos on how to practice your wedding dance!
Well, this is something special we went on a three-month honeymoon. It was always our dream to have a longer break after the wedding. So we traveled to Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Hawaii, Los Angeles and Vancouver.