March 22, 2020

Timeless three day wedding at Villa Cetinale

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The last wedding of 2019 was for me an epic occasion: I had the opportunity to plan and design three days worth of celebrations in one of the most stunning villas I ever saw: Villa Cetinale, near Siena. The property is immersed in the lush Tuscan nature, nestled in the sweet hills, at the foot of a secular woods and surrounded by olive tree fields. The main villa was the summer residence of the Chigi Family. The perfect setting for Clarissa and Daniel to host 60 of their closest family and friends and where to create an unforgettable experience. Clarissa and Daniel never came to the venue before their wedding and they put their trust in me and the wonderful team we put together to create a once in a lifetime experience for them and their guests.

Here is the wonderful team that was by our side!

Day 1: Photography Molly Carr Photography, Steet food Mozao, Music Fratelli Marelli, drinks Brindapino

Day 2 and 3: Photographer Molly Carr Photography, Wedding Gown Monique Lhullier, Venue Villa Cetinale, Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo, Groom’s Suit + JCrew & The Black Tux, Bridesmaid Gowns Fame & Partners, Hair Frank Giacone Bride Atelier, Makeup Make Up Florence, Paper Goods Every Little Letter, Florals Siloh Floral Artistry, Rings Peter Norman Jewelers, Catering Galateo Ricevimenti, Ribbon Frou Frou Chic

The three day weekend started with an afternoon aperitivo of street food, live music, and relaxed fun. The next day, after the ceremony rehearsal, a family-style dinner was held in the villa’s limonaia. The room was decorated with ikebana inspired arrangements and suspended cloud-like floral installations, and touches of rose-colored adorned the table with the graphic design details.

here is Day 2!

The weekend culminated with the wedding day. Despite being the end of October the weather was amazing, the air warm and sweet. The day began very early with the preparations of all the ladies and a custom grooming service for the gentlemen.

Clarissa wore a simple, clean and unique Monique Lhuillier creation, while Daniel sported Black Tux pants and Jcrew white jacket combo. A very elegant couple! their wedding party complimented them perfectly, with champagne bridesmaids dresses and all-black tuxes.

Their personal flowers and all the floral decor created a very elegant and classic foundation for the decor, as well as the paper goods that carried out the all-natural and neutral tones of the palette perfectly.

The catholic ceremony was emotional and fun at the same time, and it was held in a church built in the year 1000 Dc. Talk about history! The reception was held back at Villa Cetinale with passed finger food appetizers, custom drinks, and an epic dinner served in the cypress garden behind the villa. The night ended with a live band performance and a memorable dance party. I will for sure never forget any of it!