We have just been sent this wonderful real wedding from one of our Italian wedding planners, Enjoy! Can a medieval castle become the setting for a Hollywood style wedding? In Tuscany anything is possible. The dream came true last June for a couple from Canada.
Tanya and Chris, are beautiful and charming and cool couple who wanted a romantic and memorable wedding in Montalcino, the famous Tuscan village where you can drink the famous Brunello wine. A memorable setting, Castello di Velona for ceremony and reception!
The day before they went to Venice for an exceptional engagement photo-shooting…..an unrivalled experience with a helicopter from Montalcino to Venice.
They travelled to Montalcino with a group of 40 people from Canada to enjoy a great experience with families and friends. For ceremony and reception, all pink-white and crystal-themed décor was rouge that together with the wedding planner and events designer Sara Mazzei they declined from pale pink to fuxia passing trough candy pink. The pink was quite the symbol of this wedding…to express the bridal style….young, sweet and romantic.
The castle’s terrace was the perfect setting for a romantic outdoor ceremony made unparalleled by the breeze that all the afternoons are at the castle.
The two gazebos were covered by a light, precious French floating organza…a romantic frame for this romantic ceremony with Tuscan vineyards and rolling hills as background.
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10 Silver tall vases with white and pink flower composition with English roses, hydrangeas, roses and peonies made the aisle so romantic that the wedding planner said “we knew that Chris would have seen Tanya walking down from the castle….but she could not see her tears, her face so happy…but during the last meters between them he would have been able to see her love…and her love is worth a beautiful frame…the frame of the last minutes before coming husband and wife”
This aisle covered with pink petals, the breeze and the romantic music of the string quartet was for Tanya the most romantic distance from Chris.
The scenery was incredible….the bridesmaids with their bright pink dresses…the groomsmen with their elegant tuxedo seem to protect the couple……
And after the ceremony a great photo shooting setting in Montalcino…a tribute to this famous part of Tuscany!
The cocktail reception with the string quartet performed contemporary songs by artists as Coldplay, Dire Straits, Elton John, the unrivalled moment of the day was the dinner with a U-shaped table with 200 votives and candles, and 150 vases with roses, peonies and gladiolus. The table setting was the tribute to elegance and it interpreted perfectly what they bride and groom wanted….romantic and modern. The charger was a squared mirror, a printed menu wrapped around with pink organza ribbon….and around candles and lanterns.
When the sun went down, the smiles and the happy period was embraced by the soft and warm candle-lights……it is difficult to describe the emotion of the families and friends after each speech…
Till now everything was romantic and the perfect interpretation of the elegance…but the night was close and the guests needed of the unexpected wow factor! Nothing better than a cut of the wedding cake with great fireworks show…a breathtaking show with music ….the songs were “Capriccio Italiano” by Tchaikowsky, “ Barbiere di Siviglia” and “Gazza Ladra” by Rossini.
The show was in the valley so the fireworks were so close to the guests…all the noses up …surprised for such spectacular moment!
The show was the right beginning of a special dancing party along the pool with lounge areas with sofas, lighting cubes changing colours during the nights, columns with RAMI of orchids and 20 spheres that framed the pool…the first dance, the dance with the father, and the dance of the groom with his mother…something that all the guests cannot forget!
This is Tuscany, a medieval scenery and country landscape who become the setting for a sophisticated wedding that maybe people is used to seeing at Hollywood!
Ceremony and reception venue: ehc.it
Photographer: Tammy Fiegehen – tammyfiegehen.com
Wedding planner and coordinator: Sara Mazzei – Infinity Weddings and Events® infinity-weddingsandevents.com