This wedding is a lesson on so many levels. You’ll read more below, but here is what I want you to take away from this:
1. A good wedding planner can save the day.
2. You should never let rain ruin your wedding.
Carolina of TuscanDream took on Chiara’s and Marco’s wedding a mere 5 months before the event and, against all climatic and logistic odds, managed to plan and organize the couple’s dream wedding.
Oh, and I think this is the first time we have a read bride wearing Inbal Dror on the blog… and I have to say Chiara looks simply stunning!
From the wedding planner: “When Marco and Chiara contacted me at the end of January 2014, they had already chosen their wedding venue, a vineyard estate of understated beauty, located not far from Marco’s hometown in Southern Tuscany. The estate was not only gorgeous, but it also was centrally located for their guests who were arriving from all over Italy.
They had fallen in love with the estate from looking at pictures on the website, and decided it was perfect without even visiting it. I told them that I was familiar with the venue and I thought their guests could be accommodated and invited them to come have a look and we could figure a way of making their dream wedding happen.”
“We didn’t have much time – their wedding date was already set for July, a scant five months away – and my agency’s wedding calendar was already pretty full for the season. The estate was located 15 minutes from my house, which, considering the time restraint, would work to our advantage. I love a challenge and tend to deliver best under pressure… and this was going to be quite a challenge – so I was excited to figure a way of making this work!”
“The weather was beautiful and everybody really enjoyed the panoramic drive to the church in Massa Marittima and the cocktail by the pool with a stunning view over the vineyards. “
“The bride Chiara is an artist. She graduated from the University of Bologna in Art and Literature and she loves to draw with charcoal (carbon) as well as paint. She already had a color palette and a style in mind for the wedding – informal but sophisticated using soft colors, different types of material and was willing to mix flowers and fruit to achieve the result. With that in mind I knew I had to introduce her to Tommaso, from La Rosa Canina. The hardest part would be then to convince him to agree to do the wedding… I knew he was overbooked, but he was just the perfect match for her. He initially declined in a phone conversation, but I convinced him to meet Chiara before formally declining. We got together and once he met Chiara and listened to our enthusiastic plans his interest was piqued and he decided to jump onboard!”
“The estate did not have a room big enough for a seated dinner for over 100 guests… and the weather had not been great with lots of thunderstorms appearing out of nowhere, which is why the other planners had advised that the estate was too small! But a small voice in my head reminded me that I had read somewhere that African Bedouin Tents were now available for export to Italy, and these would be perfect for any inclement weather! After a frantic search we were rewarded and were able to secure a beautiful white 300 square meter African Tent.”
“After an initially sunny day, around dinner time, a huge thunderstorm moved fast towards Conti di San Bonifacio… But even the rain could not ruin the beauty of the celebration!”
Planning: Tuscandream – Planner Carolina Casini // Photographer: Marco Miglianti Studio // Florist & Event Designer: Tommaso Torrini, La Rosa Canina // Make up artist: Giulia Cresci // Marquee: Tentickle Italia, Michele Camerota // Bride’s dress: Inbal Dror // Groom’s attire: Gucci // Wedding favours: handmade ceramics by Italian Pottery // Venue: Conti di San Bonifacio, Gavorrano, Tuscany