Destination Weddings/Real Weddings

An Effortlessly Romantic Tuscan Destination Wedding

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Romance & the Tuscan countryside go hand-in-hand, effortlessly.

It’s hard to imagine any wedding taking place in the rolling hills & vineyards of Italy’s Toscana not exuding bounds of amor, but that does not discount how in awe we are over the natural romance in this stunning destination wedding.

As a photographer myself I know much of our enchantment comes from the light & airy, masterfully captured photographs of Olga Makarova. It’s no secret that Olga’s photographs & films are favorites of ours here at Bridal Musings. Having featured much of her prior work & hired her to take our own Florence honeymoon photos, I know first hand she’s as beautiful of a person inside and out as her images. That is to say, were you to find yourself marrying or honeymooning in Tuscany, you’ll want to bring her along.

Yanti & Daniel’s Florence wedding featured all that we’ve come to love from Tuscan weddings. Romantic olive groves, rustic villas, an alfresco reception and that delicious Italian millefoglie wedding cake.

Days following the wedding, the newlywed couple scooted off to the Tuscan countryside for stunning honeymoon photos at one of Instagram & the wedding world’s most beloved venues: Castel Monastero.

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The wedding of Yanti and Daniel couldn’t be any more perfect. Their venue, Villa le Fontanelle, in Florence, was a romantic haven filled with greens and a breathtaking view of the countryside.

This wedding has a very soft and romantic aesthetic. This couple owns the gift of a chic soul with an ethereal heart.

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The Dress

Yanti’s wedding gown was made out of the most delicate and beautiful lace. It made her an ethereal beauty.

Hand in hand with her husband, she shined against the tall olive trees and ecru stone walls and steps of the villa.

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The Ceremony

I was totally in love with the blooming backdrop created for the ceremony. The couple wanted something unique and memorable. Nothing better than a crescent moon shaped arch: it symbolizes an endless love that continues to grow over time.

But it’s not all…it was mobile! So, after the ceremony, the couple and their guests were able to use it as a backdrop for their photos.

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The Reception

The couple was totally in love with wooden rectangular tables but at the same time, they wanted to have all their guests close to them. So, their wedding planner Caterina Weddings designed a table layout creating a sort of semi-circle – like a virtual embrace. This allowed all guests to see and enjoy the couple’s company throughout the dinner.

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