I am so excited to be able to share this beautiful Tuscan wedding, photographed by Gianluca Adovasio, on the blog today.
Chelsea and Jake fell in love with Italy when Jake’s professional baseball career took them there in 2009, and they lived in Reggio Emilia, Italy during the season. Says the bride: “We were so sad to leave, but promised ourselves and each other that we would definitely be back.” And back they came – to celebrate their romantic wedding in a 14th century villa.
I am not sure what I love most about this wedding, whether it’s the bride’s elegant side bun, the beautiful blush pink hydrangeas, or the reception under the the Tuscan moon. I’ll let my lovely readers be the judge…
Chelsea and her bridesmaids bought all the flowers at the flower market in Florence the morning of the wedding and arranged them themselves!
Chelsea and Jake didn’t consider a destination wedding from the start: “When it came time to pick a venue for our wedding, we toured many wonderful locations in our home town of San Diego, but none of them seemed to click. We let ourselves dream big and hoped for the best. In the end, we were able to spend two magical weeks with 30 of our closest friends and family traveling throughout Italy. It was a dream come true.”
About the venue: “A dear friend who Jake played baseball with in Italy knew the owner of the villa. When we told him we were coming back to Italy and asked him to join us on our special day, he suggested having the wedding at Il Pintello. We saw the pictures online and knew it would be beautiful, but we really knew it was going to be special when our caravan pulled up to the property and saw the tremendous 360 degree view of the Tuscan hills and the old 14th century villa.”
Make sure to see the second part of this Italian wedding, including some advice about destination weddings from the bride!
Photography: Gianluca Adovasio // Wedding Coordination: the bride Chelsea // Venue: Il Pintello // Catering: Delizia Ricevimenti // DJ+Lighting: DJ Betty in Tuscany // Bride’s dress: Augusta Jones // Bride’s veil: the bride’s “something borrowed” // Bride’s necklace: Lalle Bridal Jewellery at Etsy