Robyn and Patrick: Villa Wedding in Tuscany
Can you find your soulmate in New York? Yes, you can. They met at a party in the Big Apple and it was love at first sight. They’ve been together ever since and decided it was time to bring family and friends together for a special celebration – a wedding in Tuscany.
Robyn and Patrick were looking for an intimate location where they could stay a week with their friends and loved ones. Upon seeing Villa Cetinale they knew it was the perfect location. The villa was built in 1680 by Cardinal Flavio Chigi for Pope Alexander VII and is renowned for its lush gardens and landscape.
The tables were laid out with yellow and white checkered runners, blue, yellow and red flowers, pots of aromatic herbs, fruit such as peppers, tomatoes bringing together the feel of the Tuscan countryside.
The bride was dressed in a red satin fold gown with up-swept hair to show off the elegant strapless neckline.
The Buffet consisted of salads, charcuterie, and a pasta corner where a local chef prepared pasta dishes made to order. The cheese corner came replete with artisanal cheeses such as fresh burrate and mozzarella. As a special treat, Sicilian cannoli which were expressly requested by the couple for dessert.
The guests and couple were entertained through the evening by The Folk Trio playing traditional Italian music!
The wedding was held at the Pieve di Ponte allo Spino just a short distance from Sienna. Built by the Vallombrossian monks of Torri, the church dates back to 1050 linking the Via Cassia and the Aurelia making it accessible to the pilgrims walking along the Via Francigena .
The door of the church was decorated with a festoon of beautiful greenery and flowers while the altar was set in a simple but refined array of candles, flowers and flowing greenery.
Reception at Villa Cetinale
The guests were greeted by an aperitif in the Lecci garden of the villa, where delicious finger foods, artisanal sliced meats, charcuterie, and fresh cheeses were served.
The photo booth corner was set with a sofa adorned with flowers and candles to create a cozy romantic atmosphere.
The reception dinner was set along an avenue in front of the villa with a long table that highlighted the Romanesque atmosphere of the architecture, while colorful flowers, green canopy, and hanging candelabra brought the natural elements to the fore.
Dinner consisted of artisan fresh ravioli with asparagus, fillet with chianti sauce and champagne poached sea bass!
A traditional Italian wedding cake; mille feuille added the perfect touch to this special Italian Villa Wedding experience.
An open bar with selected and prestigious spirits were the perfect digestive to finish the elegant meal.
Palette: pale blue, marsala, pink, olive green, sage green finished with gold-toned details.
- Photographer: http://landvphotography.it/
- Location: https://www.villacetinale.com/