Weddings are all about family, friends and food. Here is a wedding that became so much more than the simplicity of that. The weather was magic, only the day after did it turn to pot. The flowers & events team who I doubted could add any more to what was already perfection managed to take it up another notch and then on that and what the pictures will never capture was the music. All of it imported from the UK to pull everything together. It might help that Marcelle (aka bride) is an expert in interiors, so not incredibly surprising that the day felt like a brochure for best case scenario.
Venue Borgo Santo Pietro http://www.borgosantopietro.com/en/
Gown Tom Ford
Wrist Corsage Joanna Johnson
Veil Jenny Packham
Groom Yves Saint Laurent
Band The Baker Brother http://www.thebakerbrothers.com
Florist Tuscany Flowers http://www.tuscanyflowers.com
Bridesmaids Alexander Wang
For a glimps of the shots to their first dance song go here:
Words from the bride about her wedding:
“Captured effortlessly. That’s the way that it was”
Styling of event and design -The perfect romantic garden dinner party. Rustic ,Tuscan chic, twinkling lights and delectable food.
A mix of old and new.
First dance took place under the moonlight Chaka Khan cover Ain’t Nobody by J Thompson that mixed in to the originalChaka version at ‘I make my wish upon a star and hope this night will last forever.’
Dress – simple elegance. Something that I knew Joseph would like me in and that suited the occasion. I remember seeing Carolyn Bessette’s ( John F Kennedy’s Jr’s wife)’ dress when I was younger, her understated beauty spoke to me.
Location – we always wanted to get married in Europe or New York. London wasn’t an option. A weekend away allows for the wedding party to create friendships and more meaningful memories.
Tuscany as we both spent time living in Italy and because we got engaged in Florence.
Borgo Santo Pietro -I fell in love with the venue the first time online and fell deeper when we visited. It is an outstanding boutique property, that captures all that is good about the Italian way of life – the perfect bohemian boutique escape that was all ours for 3 days. It allowed us to have a garden party on the Saturday, and every aspect of the wedding was held outdoors: the ceremony, reception, dinner, dancing, and after party!
Music was an important part of the wedding – Joseph has been collecting 1000’s of records for the past 20 years. Sophie plays all over the place so could blend his passion for music while appealing to the broader audience. We didn’t want a wedding band, and the Baker Boys have released their own albums, tour internationally,are being remixed by YamWhoand Ashley Beedle, so were the perfect choice for the live experience. 2 hours of funk and disco!
Bride purchased wooden platters, oil bottles, table numbers,large sparklers for the dance floor, and made her own confetti bags, created order of ceremony programme
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