Classic and Intimate Tuscany Destination Wedding

I am very fond of this intimate Tuscany destination wedding, especially when it is from Aubrey Joy Photography – a photographer who never disappoints!

I got engagement on a tower in the center of Florence, Italy.  So, it should come as no surprise that I am a huge fan of intimate destination weddings and engagements.  I like that the bride and groom get to decide for themselves where they envision getting married.  After that big decision is made, they are able to distribute the date and time to their guests who decide to either attend or don’t attend!  No fussing around.  The newlyweds have the added bonus of being able to slip right into honeymoon mode once the wedding is finished.

I love the classic setting for this wedding: Old stone church for an intimate wedding ceremony along with a vineyard for a reception. This screams traditional Tuscany destination wedding – simply amazing!

Tuscany Destination Wedding

Bride’s Comments: “Jeff and I had been together for over ten years when we decided to get married and we had a two- year engagement. We like to take our time!

“We had planned this wonderful wedding in Seattle, WA, with 140 guests, but our plans kept diverging when our original venue closed down and then our church double booked on our date with an Easter Event. Having changed our wedding date twice, we decided that this was clearly a sign that perhaps we needed to make our own route.

“A destination wedding was an idea we had toiled in our minds during our initial planning. Last fall, when we were experiencing grey matter over when/where we should have the wedding, Jeff met a person on his bus commute to work who swooned for his recent trip to Italy with his wife. This was Jeff’s epiphany and I was instantly intrigued. Our hearts were set.

“It took us only four months to plan our destination wedding, mostly because the wedding coordinator Daniela at Livernano was simply amazing. We didn’t even have to set a third wedding date, as we were able to plan and wed on our original 4.4.14 date. We scooped up eleven family and friends to embark on this intimate and whimsical adventure with us to Italy!”

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What were your favorite songs at your wedding?

‘All of Me’ By John Legend. It was a song that represented the growth of our partnership over the years that we’ve been together.  Mr. Gabriele played the violin and guitar throughout our ceremony, aperitif, and dinner. He did a beautiful rendition of All of Me and so many other jams on his guitar that we danced to.  My new sister-in-law, Michelle, did an impromptu rendition of Adele’s ‘Make you feel my love.’

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The cake was designed by Andre who is the main chef at Livernano. He also created the menus of our welcome and wedding dinners.

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DIYs: We stamped our own dinner name cards and wrote in the names. The stamp and paper were from BHLDN. The stamp is from a company called Yellow Owl Workshop. I felted a mini bride and groom figurines of ourselves for table décor.

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4 comments

  1. Krisstin | On the Go Bride

    This venue is amazing! Love the bride’s gold leaf headpiece.

  2. This is such a lovely wedding. The bride is so beautiful!

  3. Christina amazing pictures for a beautiful lady. What an amazing Venue to have such great memories made for you two and your family. Congratulations!

  4. Thanks for the lovely wishes folks! It was an amazing adventure!

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