Every time I see pictures of Italy (anytime, but especially right now since I have a flight booked in May) all I can think is: TAKE ME THERE. Like, right now. Those of you who have been reading SBB for a while (and anyone who’s ever been around me during the soccer world cup LOL) will know that I’m proudly half Italian, and so the minute this dreamy romantic shoot at a villa looking over the city of Florence crossed my desk I was in LOVE. Can you imagine? The Villa Le Fontanelle includes the villa, a fortress and a beautiful garden in the grounds, and it made an incredible backdrop for this shoot. The talented team, led by planners The Tuscan Wedding, wanted to create a rustic, warm mood using neutral colors such as yellows, greens, browns, and reds. And it is warm, it’s inviting, it’s summery, and it’s oh-so-elegant. So let’s take ourselves there by diving into Storyett‘s dreamy pictures!
Here’s some background from the talented team:
We wanted to create a rustic, warm mood using many neutral colors such as yellows, greens, browns, and reds, with the reddish shade popping and standing out. The table, the flowers, the table setting and even the venue stayed consistent with this color theme, and the bridal car and cake matched the theme of this day. The table setting was breathtaking and was located on the edge of the property with a view of the gardens and the city of Florence. The table was wooden and rustic, and was surrounded by simple brown wired chairs. The table was of course decorated, a long pale yellow cloth was draped along the middle of the table, and on top of this cloth was a green runner with many green leaves coming from it. In front of each chair you could find a simple white plate placed on top of a large green leaf. In the middle of each plate was a colorful napkin with a green leaf. On the side of each plate we placed two gold forks along with a silver knife all tied together with a ribbon. Three glasses with gold rims for each guest were also provided with small cherries lying on top. The table also contained thin white candles as well, and small green apples. Bright red strawberry desserts were also present in this shoot, just as mentioned before this was the red color that ‘popped’.
The bride and groom looked stunning and fit in perfectly with this shoot. The bride was dressed in a white lace dress while the groom looked very sharp in a navy suit with a matching tie. The venue was filled with greenery, and the side of the building shown in the shoot was bright red orange. This was perfect for the shoot; the wall popped and grabbed everyone’s attention just as the red accents throughout the shoot did. The side of the building contained arches as well covered in green veins that added to the rustic mood. The white bridal car was placed outside of this building, and carried a cute wooden basket filled with green leaves, champagne bottles and light green apples.
Photography: Storyett | Ceremony Venue: Villa Le Fontanelle | Reception Venue: Villa Le Fontanelle | Event Planning: The Tuscan Wedding | Floral: Flowers Living | Stationery: The Tuscan Wedding | Videography: Milaneschi Films | Wedding Cake: Tuscan Wedding Cakes | Hair: Cherie Spisso | Makeup: Cherie Spisso | Wedding Dress: Rue De Seine Bridal | Submitted via: Matchology