Romantic Tuscany Wedding: Michelle + Brian

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Michelle + Brian both have Italian roots and love everything about the romantic culture. So when they were choosing a location for their big day, they decided there could really be no better place than an authentic Italian agriturismo, overlooking the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany. From the florals, to the decor, to the food and drink served, they kept the details simple + authentic to the region. The most important aspect for them was to let the beauty of their surroundings + their love for each other shine, and for all of their guests to really enjoy the celebration. And it seems like they definitely pulled that off! Here’s a bit more about the day from Michelle:

Having a destination wedding defines making a wedding about the two of us. My dad’s side of the family are all from Italy, most of which still reside there. Brian also has family from there and since before our engagement we’ve always talked about how wonderful it would be to wed there; bringing it back to our heritage. We spent more than two hours after the ceremony with our photographers because we wanted to capture more moments of just us to remember it by.

Big congrats to the happy couple + thanks so much to Jason + Anna Photography for sharing Michelle + Brian’s beautiful day with us!

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Doesn’t Michelle look stunning?! We love, love her Reem Acra dress (similar dress here) which was perfectly complemented with a casual braid + flower crown!

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tuscany bridesmaids

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tuscany first look

tuscany first look

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tuscany weddding

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tuscany groom

tuscany bride

pink tuscany flower girls

I walked down to "Turning Page" Sleeping at Last.. and I remember it all so vividly. The song played with these beginning lyrics .."I've waited a hundred years. But I'd wait a million more for you. Nothing prepared me for What the privilege of being yours would do." I remember looking at my dad + we both sighed and stepped out together, he was more shaky than me + it was such an unforgettable moment. I remember the exact smell. Walking down the pebbled steep steps, the faces of all my favorite friends + family smiling their big, beaming smiles. It was all happening so fast.. Then my eyes met Brian's and (don't mind my cheesiness) I swear time stopped. I felt safe, I knew I could do this and this + he was the very best thing. Instantly my eyes welled, and internally I lost it and felt so privileged to be marrying this wonderful man of mine.

tuscany ceremony

tuscany ceremony

tuscany ceremony

tuscany ceremony

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tuscany bride and groom

tuscany bride and groom


The amount of time Michelle + Brian allowed for portraits resulted in some absolutely stunning images!

tuscany bride and groom

tuscany bride and groom

tuscany bride and groom


And the long, exposed wood dining table looked so gorgeous on Sasseta Alta‘s terrace. Love that breezy, tulle runner + the handmade limoncello favors!

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tuscany favors

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greenery chair decor

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Processional: Bridal Party: I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons; Bride: Turning Page – Sleeping At Last

Recessional: Sea of Love – Cat Power

First Dance: Can't Help Falling in Love – Ingrid Michaelson

first dance


And of course be sure to check out their lovely wedding film from Bubble Rock

The biggest advice I can give is to remember that this is your special day, you're celebrating you and him. Enjoy each and every moment of it, it passes so quickly!

Also, less is more. We wanted something extremely simple. No crazy decorations, nothing too extravagant & extreme. We wanted the beauty of ours to outshine all the complicated decor, and it really was such a simple yet elegant event. People tend to lose themselves in all the crazy decor and this + thats. Remember to do what is true for the both of you and that will outshine all.

Lastly, go with trusted vendors. They are worth every penny. My day was a dream mainly because of the people we choose to help make it one. We had complications with flowers being shipped from another country, lost decoration bags, etc etc. But they all came together and on my day they persevered and it was prettier than anything I had even imagined. We choose to fly out our photographers, because they are such incredible people and we would not + could not imagine anyone else shooting our day. It was the best thing we could have done. We're forever thankful to the memories these two brought out. We flew out our florist because she's just as wonderful. Not only is she super sweet, but she is a miracle worker! They vendors you choose go a long way on your special day, so be picky + go with your gut on who will make your day as special as it deserves to be.

photography: jason + anna photography // venue: Sasseta Alta Scansano, Italy // event design: Engaged & InspiredFloral Theory // event planner: Engaged & Inspired // florals + hairpieces: Floral Theory // wedding dress: Reem Acra // shoes: Enzo Angiolini // bridesmaid dresses: LulusVictoria’s Secret // hair + makeup: Louise Faulkner // groom suit: Dapper & DashH&M // videography: Bubble Rock // menus: Brightroom Studio // place cards: Little Miss Press // catering, cake + music: Sasseta Alta

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Beautiful Timeless Dresses from Teri Jon + a Dress Giveaway!

Teri Jon Dress Giveaway

Elegant + timeless dresses that are also affordable can be surprisingly hard to find! That’s why we’re excited to share the refined dress collection from Teri Jon with you lovelies today! Teri Jon’s quality dresses are made to fit real women and make them feel + look beautiful. And with some truly lovely options for the mother of the bride, or a chic frock to wear to your rehearsal dinner or bridal shower, Teri Jon is a great option for brides looking to do a little one-stop wedding shopping! Here are some of our current faves for some of your upcoming wedding events…

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And ladies, we have some fun news for you! You can enter to win a FREE Teri Jon cocktail dress of choice! If you’ve already spotted a dress you’d like to scoop up today, Teri Jon is also generously offering GWS readers a promo for FREE shipping when the code GREENSHOES is used at checkout. Happy dress shopping!

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Italian Osteria Wedding Inspiration

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For those of you who got engaged over the holidays and are beginning to plan your big day, today’s gorgeous wedding inspiration is bound to get your creative wheels turning! Styled by two very talented Italian artists, ila malù + Trendinozze, and photographed by giuli & giordi, the design of the shoot gives off the perfect unconventional-industrial vibe. It follows the real-life couple, Stefano and Riccardo of Gnam Box, with a staged celebration conceived from the idea of ditching clichés and tired traditions. I’m majorly in love with the urban-inspired reception tables, complete with greenery covered industrial light fixtures hanging from above. And you won’t want to miss the charmingly styled polaroid + temporary tattoo booths! Since they’re always a hit at weddings, be sure to take note on how the team arranged everything! So super fun. Here’s more about the shoot from Giulie & Giordi:

We chose a warm and hip atmosphere, with a relaxed vibe with the aim of making people feel welcome and at ease. The guests would be served a buffet brunch with both Italian and international specialties, then attend the ceremony (symbolic of course, as equality is still a long way ahead of us here) in the Bocce field, and then later in the night asked to take seat at a candle lit table, decorated with a simple array of bottles – both vintage and new – leaves and white ranunculus, with leaf arrangements also coming from the lamps overhead. A small but charming dessert buffet featuring also a cute chocolate naked cake was marked the end of the day.

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italian inspiration

italian inspiration

italian inspiration

italian inspiration


The team focused on choosing attire that was classic + timeless, but with an updated twist…

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anemone hair piece

anemones

chalkboard and escort cards

escort cards on vintage fan

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Tell us, how much do you love this gorgeous tablescape!? It gives off such an inviting feeling, don’t you think?

italian osteria inspiration

farm table

chalkboard place mat

printed napkin

table names

hanging greenery lights

coffee beans

brunch buffet

bagel sandwiches

coffee and drinks

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The use of the old bocce lockers to house the tattoo bar is totally genius!

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temporary tattoos

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And love the mixology corner, which was staged against a pair of old, beat-up shutters and featured custom drink stirrers by CUTandPASTE – lab.

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dessert bar

naked cake

vintage bottles

hanging greenery with lights


Thanks so much to the artistic team of creatives below for sharing their talents with us today!

photographer: giuli & giordi // planning, styling + diy: ila malùTrendinozze // stationery + lasercut: CUTandPASTE – lab // writer: Miriam Lepore // brunch + sweets: Offelleria Sorelle Fosser // florals: I Giardini di GiavaIl Profumo dei Fiori // attire: G&B // bride’s dress: Balenciaga // black dress: Maison Martin Margiela // shoes + clutch: Fendi // green blazer: Tonello // grey + black pant, bordeaux cardigan: Mauro Tonello // black blazer, white shirt + shoes: Dolce e Gabbana // jewelry: Giulia has a beautiful shop // make up: Irene Foschetti // location: Ubarba, Italy // special guest: Gnam Box

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