Every once in a while I get to see weddings that make my heart sing. The kind that made me fall in love with them in the first place. Today’s Tuscany destination wedding is such a celebration – unpretentious yet elegant, relaxed yet effortlessly beautiful.
Janice and Nathan are without a doubt a couple with impeccable taste. Relying mainly on a palette of pinks and neutrals to complement the natural beauty of their surroundings, they put together the details for this al fresco affair mainly by themselves. The bride even did the calligraphy on the place cards!
The gorgeous film imagery from Pia Clodi of peaches & mint is the other reason I am absolutely smitten with this wedding… she captured all the loveliness with perfection, don’t you agree?
Like many destination couples, Nathan and Janice made their wedding celebration a three-day event. Says the bride: “We wanted the experience to be relaxed, intimate and memorable for our guests since they had travelled long distances to be with us in Tuscany. We hadn’t originally planned on getting married in Italy, but the beauty of the Crete Senesi and our desire to share such a stunning place with our loved ones was the deciding factor. The day before the wedding, we took our guests down to Pienza, had an amazing lunch at a farm called Podere Il Casale and then did a bit of wine tasting in Montepulciano. For the wedding day celebration, we drew inspiration from our location, the charming Podere Finerri (aka The Lazy Olive), and tried to create a feel that was rustic, elegant, and comfortable. The following afternoon, we enjoyed a laid-back brunch by the pool overlooking the beautiful Tuscan hills.”
Janice’s advice for destination brides-to-be: “Try to work with highly-reviewed vendors as much as possible – it will make your life significantly easier. Do what feels right for you and your future partner, and try not to put too much weight on other people’s opinions of how your wedding should be.”
Wedding photography: Pia Clodi of peaches & mint // Wedding Planning and Coordination: Daniela di Cesare of The Lazy Olive and the Bride and Groom // Venue and Caterer: Podere Finerri, The Lazy Olive // Wedding Dress: Bespoke // Reception Dress: Carol Hannah // Veil: Sibo Designs // Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Engagement Ring: De Beers // Emerald Ring: Vintage // Wedding Bands: Cox & Power, Hirsh London // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BCBG “Edita” // Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren // Wedding Invitations: Designed by the Bride and Groom, printed at Ink Paper Art // Calligraphy Place Cards: By the bride