A truly elegant sweetheart neckline wedding dress and a gorgeous dove blue Groom's suit compliments the pinky hues of this understated, fresh (and oh so beautiful!) venue in Tuscany. The couple celebrated all their favourite things by bringing different elements together to create the perfect destination wedding. The guests enjoyed floral arrangements in soft tones, seasonal produce and a relaxed vibe during the day but when the sun went down the venue lit up with glow sticks, fairy lights and sparklers!

What Made Our Day Unique

We wanted a wedding which celebrated our favourite things; travel, friendship, family, food, wine and fun! Whilst Vignamaggio gives off a timeless romantic and almost ceremonial feel, we liked the idea of fusing these elements of the old with the new. From the music to our personalised vows, to the food, to the outfits, to the rave cave (!), we enjoyed mixing things up against the backdrop of the beautiful renaissance villa. We knew from the moment we started planning, that we were after a relaxed vibe, where guests could let their hair down and feel like our wedding was also their holiday.

Jess & John

Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dress

As if the sweetheart neckline wedding dress, with a beautiful lace back and romantic tie bow, wasn’t enough, Jess changed into a Rime Arodaky bridal jumpsuit for the evening. Meaning there were no restrictions when it came to dancing the night away with her new husband to their chosen Brightlight Band that they had flown out, there was even a rave cave?! We wouldn't be able to pick between the sweetheart neckline wedding dress or the bridal jumpsuit either Jess, they're both utterly gorgeous!

Inspiration & Styling

We wanted a vintage-inspired wedding, which merged old romance with a few contemporary twists. The dress code was ‘summer chic’ and we were happy to see our guests rocking so many vibrant outfits, sunhats and bold lipsticks! Our colour scheme was designed to complement the dusty pink hues of the building, so we went for soft tones, including earl grey, dove blue, olive green and whites. To stay true to the Italian setting we incorporated seasonal produce in both the flower arrangements and the menus. We favoured wild meadowy arrangements over more traditional and elaborate styles. We wanted to keep things playful, injecting splashes of colour, bubbles, keyboards, glow sticks, sparklers and jumpsuits…

Jess & John
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Wedding Dress

Finding the dress was a challenge. Eventually, I decided I wanted something simple, with a clean silhouette, which I hoped would be fitting for a Tuscan wedding. I wanted to accessorize with jewellery, shoes (blue ones at that), a detailed veil and a wild bouquet. I finally laid eyes on my dream dress only a couple of months before our wedding, at Browns Bridal in Mayfair. They had just got Lihi Hod’s new Secret Garden collection in and I fell in love with the simplicity of her Brooklyn sweetheart neckline wedding dress

Jess & John
Picking the right dress can be hard and stressful! Lace, satin, tulle...there are so many options it can be totally overwhelming - especially when you try on what you think you have always wanted and it's just not what you imagined! But don’t fear, Becky and Charlotte have covered all things wedding dress hunting in an episode of the RMW podcast, you might even end up with two as well!
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Wedding Venue: Vignamaggio | Videographer : Origami Videography | Bride Dress: Lihi Hod | Bridal Boutique: Browns Bride | Bridesmaid Dress: ASOS | Groom's Suit: Canali | Shoes : Faber Novella | Cake: Francesca Dahlia | Flowers: Flowers Living | Hair & Makeup Artist: Gemma Sutton | Stationery: Wonderful Roses Co. | Entertainment: Brightlights Band | Planner/Stylist: Joelle Marie Events | Transport: Bus Explorer | Celebrant: Maurizo | Favours: Sophie Breitmeyer | Calligraphie & Signage: Skyler Illustrations | Jewellery: Sophie Breitmeyer | Bridal Jumpsuit: Rime Arodaky | Groomsmen Suits: Suit Supply | Flower Girl & Page Boy Outfits: Les Petits Inclassables | Second Shooter: Catherine Carter Weddings

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