This afternoon we're bringing you a little destination decor inspiration from one of our recommended suppliers, Wedding In Wonderland. The lovely Rosy splits her time between the UK and Italy so has the contacts, talents and style to help make your Italian destination wedding a reality... Here's a little look in the decor elements of one of her real weddings, for York based couple Zoe & Chris. A combination of bright blooms, rustic and vintage details, and with a large dose of Italian hospitality make it one of the most beautifully styled weddings we've ever seen. If you're looking for a wedding planner in Italy, then do get in touch with Rosy.
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Tuscany Wedding // Vibrant Decor With A Classic Italian Twist

Vibrant Decor With A Classic Italian Twist

Patricia The Bride: Zoe and Chris from York had always had the dream of getting married in Italy, the country they loved the most for its amazing history and traditions. They wanted to celebrate their big day surrounded by the beauty of the Tuscan hills but also breathing the past, and found the perfect mixing of history and landscape in the Castello del Trebbio, a stunning wine estate near Florence. The Bride and the Groom had very clear ideas about the style and the setting of their wedding. They wanted an informal but vibrant decoration which could celebrate the lively Italian lifestyle and enhance the powerful beauty of the Italian summer. We decided to take inspiration from the old popular Italian 'feste di paese' (countryside feasts). The idea was to create a typical Italian celebration combining vivid colours and traditional designs from the Italian culture. For these reasons we put aside the traditional pink and ivory and went for a bright combination of reds and greens, with lots of olive leaves, the symbol of the Tuscany, with accents of dark pinks, orange, yellow and blue.


To celebrate the Tuscan countryside bounty we also incorporated in the decoration scheme fruits as lemons, cherries and berries, and lots of local herbs like rosemary and sage. All this was combined with few Italian vintage accents through the use of tin boxes from ancient Italian biscuits factories and doilies as place mats, which used to be very popular in the old Italian houses. From the invitations featuring the colours of the Italian flag to the confetti cones made out of old maps of Italy, every detail has been carefully designed and crafted to match the scheme and enhance the style, the culture, the nature and the history of the country. The ceremony was set in the stunning Renaissance courtyard and we used the traditional wood and straw chairs, inevitable in all the old Italian kitchens. The reception was held instead on the terrace of the Castle overlooking the hills covered with olive trees, with long tables all around the sides of the terrace and barrel tables in the middle, to celebrate the amazing Chianti wine produced in the Estate.

The Details

Zoe and Chris gave each guest a tiny tin box of 'Pastiglie Leone', old fashion Italian sweets. These were combined with a craft tag featuring the name of the guests and left on the tables as placeholders. As from the old Italian wedding tradition 'confetti' (sugared almonds) and almond biscotti were served in vintage tin boxes after dinner, together with a selection of vintage cigars, arranged on a barrel table. The wish tree was made out of long olive branches and the guests hung on these simple craft tags where they wrote their thoughts for the couple. This wedding was a fantastic project full of style and creativity and the final result featured an amazing combination of vibrant colours, elegance and tradition. The unusual mixing celebrated in each detail the joy of the dolce Vita and the love for the the beauty typical of the Italian culture, perfectly reflecting the cheerful and chilling feeling of the day.
Fern Godfrey

Written by Fern Godfrey

Wedding Planner: Wedding In Wonderland | Venue: Castello Del Trebbio | Floral Design: Stiatti Fiori | Favours: Pastiglie Leone | Stationery: Italian Invitations | Menus, Table Plan & Confetti Cones: Atelier Kreativo
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