You know that we all have a penchant for everything related to Tuscan weddings.
And while the Italian wedding industry (and the wedding industry around the world) is troubled by the uncertainty of cancelled marriages, travel disruptions and general health and safety during the 2020 wedding season, the best thing we believe we can do at home is to celebrate and support our many beloved and talented wedding vendors in hard-hit regions like Italy.
Whether it means sharing our favorite Italian wedding venues, browsing all the gorgeous and sophisticated Italian bridal editorials, or getting inspired by all the gorgeous real weddings in Italy, we often present bridal reflections-like this beautiful ethereal Tuscan wedding presented today.
Photographed by the wedding photographers and creatively designed by the Italian wedding planners Weddinglam, this Italian destination wedding represents everything we love about Italy: the gelato cart 😉
“When I met Annika and Johannes, I saw a brilliant couple with a young and sparkling spirit, so I thought for them a creative project that could emphasize the classic beauty of Tuscany, but would suit their sophisticated taste.
I wanted to add a contemporary element that does not suffocate or burden, but actually enhances the naturalness and classicism of an already important landscape in itself, so I thought of acrylic. So I wanted to create a contrast between old and modern, between softness and stiffness, between richness and transparency ‘”Tuscany framed by glass””
The place of the ceremony
It all started with a ” Ciao!”, these pretty bags welcomed the guests who attended a ceremony in German at the castle church of Buggiano. The celebrant with the historical robe from the 1500s and the original Baroque furniture have been preserved and they have given way to a precious nave with spontaneous nature and large chandeliers. Floating silk ribbons framed the excursion of the newlyweds, who organized a procession with violin music to the reception venue from a picturesque golf cart.”
It was a total coincidence: we were on a road trip through Italy to find the wedding venues (which, by the way, was so much fun!) and Villa Sermolli was the first place we visited. We found a photo book of our photographers Angelika & Artur in the hotel lobby. The two married in the same place a few years earlier. The photos were so beautiful that we were immediately fascinated. After visiting their website and blog, we had a call with them and it was clear to us that they were the perfect match for our wedding.
Angelika and Artur capture a wedding in a very natural and devoted way. They have a keen sense of detail and capture all the positive emotions of the day. In the end, we couldn’t have made a better choice. The value they brought went far beyond their work as photographers. We couldn’t be happier.
Favorite moments and details
Favorite moment: walk the 300 m from the church to Villa Sermolli in a festively decorated golf cart with a violinist right behind us and our guests who follow us and play the music down the hill. The music was touching and it gave us a few minutes to ourselves right after the ceremony.
Favorite Details: Details really make the difference! We loved every detail of greta’s decoration: an unpretentious but beautiful floral decoration in an already rich garden combined with golden elements, elegant and modern details of plexiglas and laser cutouts and romantic lights in the dark.
The place of reception
“The charming Villa Sermolli, a historic residence from the 15th century, represents the Italian past: the stone sculptures, the lemon garden and the panoramic terrace. It was the perfect setting that inspired my project. The terrace welcomed a delicious welcome drink, with a delicious ice cream corner, then arranged downstairs at the reception in the Italian garden, with imperial and round tables arranged around the central fountain. The palette played on neutral tones, such as light gray, sage green and white, and romantic golden notes.”
Flowers and decor
“For the flowers we chose olive green and eucalyptus with white and ivory flowers: peonies, English roses, dahlias, a timeless classic. Among them, meters and meters of light gray silk as table runners, large candelabra with sharp candles and pretty glass frames for table numbers.
But here the main details are completely handmade:
Plexiglass panels such as the wedding picture, “Our favorite people”, hang on a green wall to emphasize your white handwriting. The menus, also made of plexiglass, were based on light gray, handmade paper with gold leaf details. (I love creating these details freehand!) Laser-cut gilded wooden placeholders, which the guests jealously kept with them.”
Advice For other couples
It was very important for me to feel comfortable and in tune with the core team I was surrounded by on the wedding day, such as the wedding planner, the photographers, the stylist, etc. We were always eager to meet them, and I, as a bride, was happy to have these adorable people around me on the big day. It really helped me to let go and trust that everything will be fine.
Also: the music really makes the difference-our band made people dance all night.
it’s a honeymoon
Right after the wedding we were in Italy for a few more days for our “Minimoon” – in Tuscany, in Positano and Capri. Good weather, great food, the best plonk and friendly people – what more could you ask for?! We really enjoyed spending a few days on a private boat trip on the Amalfi coast, and if you ever go to Capri, you have to go to the Caesar Augustus Hotel to enjoy a drink on your terrace-its sunsets are magical.