Destination Wedding Meets Rustic Tuscan Romance
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It is a ritual passage full of meaning and charged with emotion and which should be a perfect event.
And, what could be possibly more perfect than a rustic bohemian wedding in Italy’s Tuscany?
This Spring Tuscan wedding has been one of my favorites!
It was almost 15 years ago when Erica and Nick first met while studying abroad in Italy.
“We always made an effort to sit next to one another in class, writing funny notes to each other and being told off at times for talking too much,” says Erica. “It was a beautiful friendship; and over the years, though we went our separate ways, we would find time for a catch-up when we could.”
Their friendship deepened after coinciding a couple of years later in London. And on Spring 2017, Nick whisked Erica impromptu away on a surprise holiday to Italy. The Italy where they had met years before as students and where he had to know at first that it could be love.
He decided to plan everything to perfection and proposed on an early morning hike over Tuscany’s rolling hills.
That magical engagement led then to an exciting “wedding planning” experience for they knew that Italy was the perfect setting for tying the knot.
And, they couldn’t have chosen better for Erica’s and Nick’s destination wedding in Italy was filled with bliss.
The beautiful American bride and her groom were joined by a party of 30 people. The guests had flown in from around the world and the bride and groom from Amsterdam, where they currently reside.
“We were surrounded by our friends and family, and we both recall experiencing joy in a way that was heavenly,” says the Erica.
“We never imagined our wedding would turn out to be such a fairy tale.”
“Spectacular Tuscan food, wine, and culture surrounded us. Above all, we had so much love around us that it was wonderful to just have our closests friends and family sharing our joy. It was a mini holiday get away with our loved ones and a once in a lifetime experience,” commented Nick.
The wedding day celebrations were held In a breathtaking rural resort just on the outskirts of Siena in the heart of the Chianti region.
The guests were welcomed with an ambrosial aperitivo and an authentic Tuscan barbecue to start the marital festivities “al fresco” whilst being serenaded by local musicians. Their day was blessed with beautiful skies, blazing sunshine and a stunning couple.
The newlyweds enjoyed a short but sweet honeymoon in Portofino, reminiscing and feeling grateful for everyone who made their wedding extra special.
“Months later, we still think of it fondly and are still overwhelmed with appreciation,” says Erica. “I married my best friend, surrounded by love… we are truly blessed.”
Photos by: Angie Peralta
Venue: Borgo Petrognano, Tuscany
Florals + Design: Oleander Curated
Hair + Makeup: Gina Kay Premium
Paper Goods: Shasta Bell Calligraphy
Groom’s suit: The Black Tux
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Silk ribbon: Honey Silk & Co
Ring Box: Mr. Ring Box
Styling Surface: Simply Rooted Surfaces
Photographed at Lauren Fair & Julie Paisley Photography Tuscany Workshop