You’ve been working on your wedding Pinterest board since you were 11. You’ve seen Under the Tuscan Sun only about a million times. It’s time to make your wedding dreams come true with a stunning Tuscan vineyard wedding!

Rustic-style weddings have made a huge comeback in recent years. However, getting married in a local barn is so last year. With VB Events, you can take your wedding to the next level. Experience all the beauty of the Tuscany countryside, while marrying the love of your life in an intimate, rustic ceremony.

Bride waking through Tuscan vineyard

Why You Should Have a Tuscan Vineyard Wedding

The Tuscan countryside is a romantic and adventurous wedding location. The lush vineyards make an amazing backdrop to the happiest day of your life. This location is perfect for couples who love wine, and who want to experience some of the best wine in the world while they tie the knot.

Whether you had to postpone the wedding due to COVID-19 or you are planning a ceremony for the very first time, you and your beloved should consider a wedding held in an authentic vineyard in Tuscany.

Not only will the venue embrace an authentic rustic-chic aesthetic, you will get to walk down the aisle in the fresh hair - against a backdrop of rolling country hills.

According to The Knot, the top wedding trends of 2021 include pops of color, outdoor ceremonies, more intimate weddings, and an increase in travel.

Since everyone has spent the last year cooped up at home, couples across the world are excited to travel, try new foods, and see the sights.

Why not plan a destination wedding and get married in the gorgeous Tuscan countryside?

It is like a wedding and a honeymoon all rolled into one. The best part is that you get to share the experience with all your closest friends and family members, giving them a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

What To Look For in a Tuscan Vineyard Venue

Wedding planning can be a lot - from outfit shopping to putting together the guest list, and all the work that goes into decorations. One benefit of having your wedding at a vineyard in Tuscany, is that you don’t have to spend nearly as much time on DIY, Etsyinspired decorations and signs.

However, it is important to make sure that the venue meets all your needs. When you plan your destination wedding with VB Events, you have several options for where to have your Tuscan vineyard wedding.

Here are 5 things to consider when you are picking out a vineyard venue:

1. Size of Wedding and Guest List

In general, destination weddings and rustic weddings are usually smaller and more intimate than traditional weddings. However, different couples have a different definition of what constitutes an intimate wedding.

Some small weddings have 10 or fewer guests, and some have as many as 50 guests. The most important thing to look for in a venue is that it can comfortably accommodate all your guests.

If you guests are staying on-location, then you will need to either pick a venue with enough rooms for everyone, or narrow down the guest list.

2. Mobility and Accessibility

This is you and your beloved’s reminder to think about the grandparents. If your elderly relatives are attending your destination wedding, then you should take into consideration their mobility.

While outdoor weddings are beautiful, it can be hard for people in wheelchairs or with canes to make it across great distances. Of course, no one wants to be left out because they have difficulty walking across a field of grape vines.

If you or your wedding guests have any mobility concerns, let your wedding planner know. There are many available locations in Tuscany that would be easily accessible to everyone on the guest list.

3. Luxury or Homey

There is a wide range of directions you can go in when you decide to have a rustic wedding. The term “rustic” itself can describe a wide range of wedding aesthetics. For some couples, their rustic wedding is a casual affair in the family barn, complete with a relative manning the grill, games of cornhole, and a few dogs running around.

On the other hand, a rustic wedding can also be a luxurious wedding, complete with a high-fashion designer gown, wooden signage and centerpieces, 5-star food, and a black-tie dress code.

Vineyard weddings can be easily tailored to meet you and your partner’s desires, whether you want to go earthy and casual or luxurious and high-fashion.

Rustic chic wedding round tables decorated with white robe and wooden chairs.

4. What Kind of Experience Do You Want?

One of the best parts about planning a destination wedding in Italy is that you and your partner can use it as an opportunity to save money on a honeymoon. Some couples like to stay in Tuscany after their guests return home in order to enjoy some alone time while exploring the culture.

If you and your beloved want to roll your wedding and honeymoon into one, it would be best to choose a centrally-located vineyard or all-inclusive resort for the wedding. That way, you have all your accomodations for the honeymoon already taken care of and you can easily tour Italy.

Tuscany is a very popular wedding destination for this exact reason. Located in central Italy, you can spend your honeymoon in Florence seeing the art, or you can journey south to Rome and spend your first days as newly weds in the most romantic city in the world.

5. Stay True To Yourself

It is easy to get carried away when putting together a wedding Pinterest board. Just because something looks beautiful online, doesn’t mean that it is the best thing for you and your partner. According to Brides.com, the biggest mistake that most wedding planning couples make is to go too trendy with the outfits and makeup, get wedding envy, forget to prioritize what they want, exhaust themselves with too many DIY projects, and forget to set boundaries with the parents.

Remember, this wedding is about you and your beloved. While it is important to consider your guests, it is even more important to not lose yourself in all the suggestions and requests. Just because so-and-so had an expensive wedding with a full candy bar, an explosion of flowers, and custom bridesmaids dresses, doesn’t mean that you have to play “keeping up with the Joneses.”

If you and your beloved really want to see the sights, drink Tuscan wine, and keep the ceremony small, then do it! Don’t let all the Pinterest DIY ideas distract you if you’re not into DIY. And you are under no obligation to wear a certain outfit on your wedding day just because it is in style.

Italian vineyard rustic chic wedding. The location is decorated with lights and the tables have with robe and chairs.

What Are the Best Venues For a Tuscan Vineyard Wedding?

When you plan a destination wedding with VB Events, it is about more than just your big day. It is also about having an authentic, immersive experience where you can experience the culture and enjoy the food and the architecture. Tuscany is renowned for wine tasting, as well as home to world-famous art and views. No matter what you and your beloved are looking for, one of these amazing venues will be the perfect backdrop as you say “I do.”

Where Nature Meets Luxury

Borgo Santo Pietro is located near Siena in the heart of Tuscany. It is a 5 star luxury resort that offers both closeness to nature as well as opulence and grandeur. The resort is built around an authentic 13th century villa, which is also home to a “farm to plate” restaurant and enough thoughtfully decorated hotel rooms for all your guests.

Art in the Garden

Palazzo Pfanner is located in Lucca, Italy is perfect for hosting weddings. The grand staircase and arched ceilings, with a lush garden filled with Roman-style statues, provides the perfect big entrance to wow your guests as you walk up the aisle to say “I do.”

The Palazzo has several historic and artfully decorated rooms to host your beloved and your wedding party in the lap of luxury.

History With a View

Villa San Michele is nestled in the Fiesole hills in Florence, Italy. This location was once a medieval monastery, so it is rich with history, Renaissance art, and classic luxury. The view over the bright lights of Florence and the Chianti hills is unparalleled! This location is ideal for couples and guests who want to learn about the craftsmanship of Florence through guided tours.

Private and Personal

Il Salviatino is a hand-restored 15th century villa that sits on 12 acres of lush, green land. Considered the gold standard for hosting bespoke events, this location is home to 40 available rooms - more than enough room for everyone invited to a small, intimate wedding.

Couples who want their privacy will love this location! Complete with a dreamy pool, a sparking spa, and beautiful green rolling hills, Il Salviatino is the perfect place to host and then unwind after your dream wedding.

Wedding chairs details. The newlyweds chairs are decorated with the sign “Mrs” and “Mr”.

Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner For Your Vineyard Wedding

Weddings are stereotyped as being stressful to plan, labour-intensive to make everything, and time consuming. You may know a bride or two who didn’t even get to enjoy her own wedding because she was too busy running around and making sure everything went according to plan.

However, weddings do not have to be stressful; not when you hire an experienced wedding planner.

It is especially important to have a wedding planner for a Tuscan vineyard wedding. Not only will a local wedding planner be an expert in the best venues, caterers, and florists, they will be able to help you book everyone from the photographer to the makeup artist.

Since all wedding planners at VB Events speak the local languages, you will never have to worry about a language barrier when you try to make plans.

For a rustic Tuscan vineyard wedding, it can really pay to hire a wedding planner.

If you are obsessed with Pinterest, then you will probably notice that rustic weddings can involve a lot of DIY projects. From the centrepieces to the signage and the venue decorations, many couples discover that, in their attempts to plan a down-to-earth wedding, they are in way over their head. This is where a wedding planner comes in; they can handle all the decorations, design, catering, and scheduling.

On the happiest day of your life, you should be spending it with your beloved. You should not be rushing around organizing the caterers or setting up an entire venue’s worth of decorations by yourself. Trust us, you will want to remember every second of your amazing vineyard wedding. Leave the planning to VB Events while you and your partner enjoy the experience.

Tuscan vineyard landscape how To Plan the Perfect Tuscan Vineyard Wedding

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Let’s Make Your Dream of a Tuscan Vineyard Wedding a Reality!

With the pandemic nearly over, now is the best time to travel, try new things, and to tie the knot in luxury. There is nothing like saying “I do” surrounded by beautiful gardens and historic architecture. Make your wedding truly memorable for everyone by planning a rustic destination wedding in Tuscany.

When you work with VB Events, we will take care of:

● Venue Scouting

● Design

● Photography

● Videography

● Catering

● Music

● Flower Arrangements

● Hair and Makeup

● Scheduling

● Lighting

All you need to do is say “I do” while enjoying yourself with your closest friends and family members. Contact VB Events today to begin planning the wedding of your dreams!

When planning a destination wedding, it is essential to know what your wedding package includes so that all your needs and requirements are met for your special day. The uncertainty of not being on the ground can be overwhelming so having a wedding who you trust is imperative. 

What should you look for when choosing your Italian wedding package?

Our wedding experts have compiled a list of the top things you need to look for when starting to plan your luxury Italian wedding. Below is a list of things you must consider when you get started:

● Find an experienced Italian wedding planner

● Emerge yourself in the Italian culture and start reserving you locations and vendors

● Consider the costs of an Italian wedding package

● Infuse your personal style and taste

● Consider the must have items: Venue, Photographer, Caterer & more

● Other Items to Consider: Legislation, Accommodations, Transport & More

● Extras in your Italian Wedding Package - the cherry on top (Fireworks, live band, &

Gifts)

Find an experienced Italian wedding planner

With VB-Events we are rather methodical and have perfected the steps of planning over years of experience. To start we always have a complimentary consultation where you and your partner get to meet our team. This allows both parties to understand the dynamic and get a feeling for each other. It is of great importance that you feel like you have been understood and your vision is seen. We want your wedding celebrations to be stress-free, allowing you and your partner to focus on each other and not all the nitty-gritty things. 

Emerge yourself in the Italian culture and start reserving you locations and vendors.

Once you have fallen in love with your planner and the excitement is bubbling, VB-Events makes a bespoke agenda. This well thought out plan includes everything from locations to vendors galore. When possible we encourage our couple to meet us in their Italian destination, where they can experience the sights, smells and tastes themselves. When it is not possible to be submerged in the environment we have multiple online meetings and video calls, where you take you through it all just as detailed.

Every aspect of the wedding is time-sensitive when it comes to booking. Reserving your ideal location and vendors early on is a must as this can dictate your dates. VB-Events only works with the highest level of vendors such as Waterfall Visuals and David Bastianoni.

bride and groom in perfect lighting

Photo by David Bastianoni

Consider the costs of an Italian wedding Package


One of the most common questions about wedding packages is how much it is all going to cost. VB-Events specialises in bespoke luxury events, that are uniquely tailored to each couple, it would be impossible to give a cooky cutter figure for all the different events. Rather, during our consultation, we ask what you are prepared to spend and what you really want. Then we will make it happen.


Each couple we work with has a well planned and managed excel sheet. We manage all the quotes and contracts to best suit your budget. The budget is strictly managed to avoid any unnecessary costs and ensure complete transparency. After being in the industry for so long we are lucky to have built up amazing relationships with the Italies best vendors. This has proven to be an asset to our couples in not only being able to book them but get them at a competitive price.

bride and groom with traditional Italian wedding cake


Infuse your personal style and taste


Each couple we work with is uniquely different and has their own personal style and taste that we infuse into their event. VB-Events takes special note of your aesthetics and needs, in our initial meeting. The VB team then carefully constructs a comprehensive mood board, that includes everything from colours and textures to lighting and layout.


VB-Events love to include hints of true Italian style into the styling of the venue to make it coherent within the location. This is often done with local produce and indigenous foliage and carried through into the menu and plating. After all, if you are wanting a wedding package, it is important to have a splash of Italian style to have la dolce vita.


Once aesthetics have been approved, the talented VB team will make sure that is consistently carried through every aspect of the wedding. For couples that possibly have not seen the venue in person or have intricate aspects such as lighting, the VB team renders scaled sketches of the space to better visualise what it will look like on the day.

Moodboard of a wedding composed by photos of the table set up, with pink roses, candles, silver dishes


Consider the must have items: Venue, Photographer, Caterer & more!


Venue:


One of the most important services needed in your destination wedding package is a variety of venue choices. Not being a local there yourself it may be difficult to know of every venue that is available to you. Having a local wedding planner can be vital to introduce you to less commercial options that may be better suited for your big day.


Selecting the dream venue is very time-sensitive and the availability of the location can affect your dates. We suggest reserving your venue 11-12 months before your dream wedding day.


It may be difficult to choose where to get married in Italy. As it is overflowing with beauty. You will not be disappointed no matter where you choose. Here are our top 5 places to get married in Tuscany.

Villa Gamberia and grounds at dusk


Photography and videography:


An absolute must. After building and your dream Italian wedding surrounded by your nearest and dearest, we guarantee that you will want to have these moments capture and reserved for years to come. This too is very time-specific, good photographers are generally booked year-round, so again start looking and ask the planner of your wedding package about this from the get-go.


Catering:


You can not get married in Italy and not think about the food. Italians pride themselves on their
bursting flavours and catering abilities. Every region has their own signature flavour profile. This
distinction may prove helpful when deciding what region to wed.


The spritz and spirits of the north, the warm Tuscan red wines to the sweet limoncello of the south.


Having a local wedding planner will help bring out the famous flavours of your location, resulting in an unforgettable wedding experience.


Flowers:

An Italian wedding would not be complete without breathtaking florals and foliage. Having a
reputable florist is essential, wedding arrangements are rather specific. We would hate to see
wilting flowers or pollen dusted all over your precious dress or lapel. VB-Events has a long
relationship with our florists who only deliver the highest quality.


Concierge:


Lastly and possibly most importantly, when looking for a wedding package make sure concierge is included. Being a destination wedding it is dier that your planner is reachable when you need them. VB-Events is available 24/7 so you can reach us from anywhere in the world.

We handle every meticulous detail to ensure that your wedding celebrations go off without a hitch.


Other Items to Consider: Legislation, Accommodations, Transport & More


Legalisation:


This is very important and something to double-check! Depending on where you are coming from it may be necessary to have all legal documents done in Italy to make sure the marriage is legal. VB-Events can manage all the legalisation processes of the day to make sure you have all the essential paperwork.


Accommodation:

Having accommodations will be necessary for you and your party, as well as all your guests. This
may be difficult to manage and organise the logistics for all members, so it may be a stress reliever if it is included in your wedding package.


Transport:


No matter the size of your party it is always a good idea to arrange transport to and from the venue. This takes the stress of you and your guest and avoids guests from being late or getting lost.


VB-Events also organises luxury and vintage vehicles for the couple to leave the ceremony and
celebrations in. The perfect cherry on top for a day of love and luxuries.


Lighting:


Depending on the venue and what you want, extra lighting can be added. As well as intricate or statement lighting that creates an awe-inspiring ambience.


Hair and Makeup:


VB-Events has worked with the best in the business when it comes to hair and makeup. This can often be stressful for the bride sourcing a reliable artist for her big day, so your planner must be someone you trust to refer you. After meeting with you and understanding your style the VB team will be able to select a professional artist that can deliver exactly what you want. We also suggest that you have a trial before the big day.


Extras in your Italian Wedding Package - the cherry on top


These are not often included in traditional Italian Wedding Packages but they can be the icing on the cake to your wedding celebrations.


Fireworks:


Typically done at the reception adding excitement and colour to the event. There is nothing more beautiful than the Italian night sky lit up celebrating your love.


Live band:

Feel like you are the main character of the night with the band serenading you and your partner. Playing all your favourite songs. This is the perfect way to make sure everyone is on their feet and dancing into the night. VB-Events manages one of the most talented bands with years of experience and the ability to pull off almost any genre.


Gifts and Favours:


Once the campaign has been drunk and the fireworks popped. It is a lovely sentiment to give your guests a little token of your thanks for celebrating your marriage. VB-Events and source and arrange that each guest gets a parting favour, unique to your event.

For a time-specific plan on booking and vendors see our other blog.


Trust The Professionals


There is an endless list of things VB-Events can offer you on your big day and having a tailored wedding package can ensure your dream day becomes a reality. Taking all the stress and panic away from you and making it appear like magic.

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