What Made Our Day Unique
We drove over in a van two days before our wedding in Umbria. Taking tings like a copper barrel (made by my dad for beer to be put in during day) and copper corks for the table name settings. We hired authentic Italian musicians which made a huge difference (still had songs we all knew but mixed in with traditional Italian music). Rustic areas of decoration (wooden crates, wheelbarrow, Chalk Boards etc) to set scene and keep within style of the villa.
Wedding in UmbriaAlthough Alice and Gavin were getting married abroad and enlisted the help of a wedding planner, they still wanted to put their stamp on their wedding in Umbria and incorporate some DIY elements. Copper quickly became a running theme, using a copper stand for the seating plan and photo booth, and also using copper to hang the menu cards on the reception tables. They also spray painted and an old beer barrel cooper and Alice's dad made a chalkboard sign. All of these personal projects made the day unique to them and looked divine at the Italian wedding venue.
Inspiration & Styling
Wanted the decor to link to the setting. Being outdoor in the middle of Umbria we needed vibrant colours, rustic styling. I chose, raspberry red and copper. Copper cutlery, copper table name stands. Copper writing on stationery. Then raspberry table runners, red, pink raspberry flowers intertwined with white and plenty of greenery to keep the rural style. Crates dotted everywhere for decoration. I scoured Etsy and Pinterest. Worked out what I needed, then searched online for everything. Certain aspects I relied on our planner Marco as he had many Italian connections.