A destination wedding in Tuscany, Italy
This weekender destination wedding in Tuscany was set in the quiet town of Barga, up a mountain in the Tuscany region of Italy. I travelled out to join the couple and their close family and friends, whose wedding venue was a private home called I Cedri that backed onto an orchard and swimming pool! For the first few days friends and family were welcomed with a carbtastic dinner of pasta and pizza (this becomes a running theme fyi) and as both the bride and groom are medieval historians, they organised a tour for everyone to visit a local medieval town and cathedral.
The Italian wedding day!
The couple got ready in different areas of I Cedri, including a stunning red brick villa that overlooked the Tuscan mountains. Before the ceremony they opted to do a first look so they could share the moment of first seeing each other in private. Amazingly a thunderstorm was raging throughout the prep time, which added some exciting drama to getting ready! The bride had handmade flower crowns for her sisters/bridesmaids, decorated with oranges and matching her own incredible giant bouquet.
Italian wedding ceremony
It was only the third time ever that the venue had to hold the ceremony indoors due to the rain, but the couple graciously rolled with the weather limitations and had their Italian civil ceremony conducted in a beautiful glasshouse. They also received a gift of silver plates with their names and dates engraved, which apparently is custom in the region!
After the ceremony the guests had anti pasti and nibbles during the drinks reception, whilst myself and the couple went to take advantage of the outdoor space we didn't get to use during the ceremony due to the weather
A Tuscany wedding reception
The couple got their family to help them DIY their wedding decor- they had home made pom pom strings tied to the back of every chair
After the dinner, speeches and traditional Swedish toast, the couple cut a huge fruit cream cake outside on the warm lawn, before turning their speakers out so everyone could enjoy the party and dancing outdoors!