There is something about the Tuscan sun. The warm rays kiss your cheeks softly, wrap you in warmth and leave you with a halo of light.
The wedding of Mari and Tõnu's was no exception to this. They were married under the summer sun in June.
Mari and Tõnu had their Tuscan villa wedding in the beautiful Villa Boscarello surrounded by their nearest and dearest. There could not have been a more perfect setting for this lovely couple; the Villa sits in the rolling Tuscan hills skirted with rows of lavender bushes.
This beautiful Villa boasts a rustic charm with exposed brick walls that coexist in harmony with its setting. The elegant outdoor spaces look out over the manicured grounds and cypress trees onto the traditional Tuscan landscape.
Villa Boscarello is the ideal location as it is multi-faceted. It has dynamic spaces that can cater for any occasion. The large pool is ideal for relaxing with a glass of wine or taking a dip to cool off.
The front courtyard lent itself perfectly for the reception dinner. The Villa wrapped around the party and scattered beautiful lights over the table.
With the couple and their guests arriving in Florence and making their way to the Villa, you could feel the excitement in the air. The rehearsal dinner was a perfect welcome to their Tuscan wedding celebrations.
The warm Tuscan air was tangled with the aromas of fresh pizza. A professional pizzaiolo prepared the oven with dry wood and baked traditional pizza in front of the guests.
Mari and Tõnu sat with their family and friends around the beautifully mise en place, showcasing the fresh produce of Tuscany.
The feast of mixed Tuscan antipasti, fresh pizzas, chocolate sofflé and gelato paired perfectly with Toscana vino set the tone for the celebrations to come.
Mari and Tõnu's big day started easy; typically, the atmosphere is filled with nerves and excitement. The best thing to do is to spend the morning being pampered and eating good food.
Mari spent the morning with her girlfriends having their hair and makeup done, imagining her new chapter and the amazing adventures their family will have.
Behind the scenes, everything came together beautifully. The VB- team and the vendors worked like clockwork to get everything magically set up ready for the ceremony to start.
The ceremony was outdoors and the weather could not have been more perfect, with warm blue skies.
The fabulous Puscina flowers transformed the end of the aisle with a bespoke arch unique to the couple's colours and flowers.
The procession opened with the voices of the lovely guests singing 'Et Sa Teaks' as the bridal party made their way down the aisle. The surrounding scenery of lavender rows and rolling hills sang in harmony with this intimate Tuscan villa wedding.
There was a moment of breathlessness when Mari appeared, escorted by her farther down the aisle to meet Tõnu, absolutely beautiful.
Once the "I do's" were shared, the petals were tossed, and the lovely voices accompanied them down the aisle as man and wife.
The atmosphere was filled with joy and excitement and cocktails were shared by the poolside. The couple spent a brief period with their guests before taking a step aside for some pictures.
It's an important moment to capture; it is often one of the most cherished times as this will be the moment of realisation that you are now a married couple.
It is a time to reflect on the vowels and promises you have exchanged.
There is also no need to worry about your guests as they will be enjoying the buffet and cocktails.
Before the guests noticed, the couple returned and the party was moved to the dining area. The tables are set up beautifully in the Villa's front courtyard with the array of lights strung gracefully over the seating.
It would not be a Tuscan wedding if there was not a constant serving of fabulous food. Between the courses, heartfelt speeches were shared, filled with good wishes and love for the couple.
Mari and Tõnu's first dance was to "Sel ööl on tunne", made all the more special as it was sung by their friend. Including your guests in your celebrations makes it more memorable and special as it is unique to you and your guests.
This is a moment that can not be captured on any Pinterest board.
It is a tradition in Italy to have a wedding cake prepared in front of you, made up of layers with fruit and cream, then to cut it together.
So, it only seemed fitting that Mari and Tõnu did it for their Tuscan wedding. This added an authentic element to their Italian wedding and is something that will be remembered by their guests.
It was important for the couple to say a few words to their guest, a heartfelt moment of thanks as they released balloons into the night sky.
As the balloons drifted away, the music got louder and the heels came off. Mari, Tõnu and their guests danced the night away, the perfect way to celebrate their Tuscan villa wedding and the best way to start their next chapter as man and wife.
When planning a Tuscan villa wedding like Mari and Tõnu's it is important to think of the little details as this will in turn make the biggest difference and add an element of charm to your day.
Think about your guests and how you can make them comfortable. In this case, the ceremony was held in the Tuscan summer sun, Mari and Tõnu catered for this.
They provided each guest with an elegant, wicker fan to keep cool so they did not feel like they needed to escape the ceremony if they overheated. Prior to the wedding, each guest was offered a pre-ceremony cocktail before being seated.
The mise en place for both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding night gave a nod to its location and tied in perfectly with the couple's style.
The Colour palette ran seamlessly through all elements of the wedding day although there were many different facets to the wedding. This was done through the beautiful design of flower arrangements, stationery, mise en place to what the bridal party were wearing.
When planning your Tuscan villa wedding it is important to stay true to yourself and incorporate elements that are special to you.
It was so heartwarming to see Mari and Tõnu's daughters dress next to Mari's and have her up at the end of the aisle with them. To have a friend of theirs sign for them during the ceremony and for their first dance, a special moment that will last forever.
It was an honour to have been a part of their wedding and make their dreams come true. Let VB- Events plan your uniquely special day and help write the next chapter, contact us for a free consultation.