When you’re in love, you want to show it off. Which is why, when Kristine + Zach fell in love with Italy (and each other, of course), they knew they had to share it with family and friends! A destination wedding began to take shape and beautiful Siena awaited. Here’s what Kristine told us about their inspiration:
After Zach proposed last year in Italy, we knew we wanted to return to the gorgeous Tuscany countryside. Our wedding day was inspired by the beautiful rolling landscape and gorgeous architecture of the villas nestled in between the vines. We knew we wanted both the views and the natural elements of Italy to be the main aesthetic element of the day and our wedding details to accent that.
Tumbleweed Floral Truck‘s sunny bouquet was the perfect accessory!
First Look + Private Vows
The most memorable moment had to be after our first look when we shared our personal vows with each other. We opted for sharing our vows privately to keep it intimate between the two of us; it was so special. Thanks to The Poffs' amazing video, our family and friends are able to hear our vows after the wedding day!
K + Z were married at Villa il Noceto, a traditional Tuscan farmhouse in Siena. How beautiful is this place?!
Processional: Canon in D
Recessional: The Tarnatella
First Dance: Terrafin Sea by Ed Sheeran
Aside from how cute these two are, we can’t get over that beautiful foliage!
The Rustic Reception
That sweet banner is by JBG Designs.
What a dreamy setup!!
Thinking of having a destination wedding? Here are some great tips from Kristine:
Wedding days can be stressful and choosing to have a destination wedding adds to the list. There are a lot of factors that come into to play that you wouldn’t think of. It’s important to keep in mind that you won’t be able to control everything that happens. When traveling, think of maybe buying a light dress for comfortable travel and easy day trips. Also, consider having family and friends bring over some of the decor (one of the toughest parts of getting married out of the country!). Last, it is so worth it! If you think a destination wedding is right for you, do it! It will forever be the best and most memorable week of our life!
Just add all the pasta + bread and it’s basically a perfect scenario.
If you’re planning a destination wedding, keep in mind what is important and plan from there. For us, our top priority was making sure our guests who flew halfway across the world had a good time. We set up activities during the week for once in a lifetime experiences with our favorite people including excursions and day trips to nearby cities. While the wedding day was about us, we wanted the week to be about them and celebrating that they traveled so far to be with us.
The Poffs captured this lovely video to the tune of K + Z’s sweet vows to each other! Take a look for more from the stunning day. All our congrats to the happy couple!
photography: The Poffs // venue name: Villa il Noceto, Chiusdino, Siena, Italy // event design: Brannan Events & Design // planning: Brannan Events & Design // florals: Tumbleweed Floral Truck // wedding dress: Alexandra Grecco 'Lewis' // wedding dress boutique: Lovely Bride San Francisco // hairpiece: Moon & Muse // bride's shoes: Chinese Laundry // bride's ring: Heidi Gibson Designs // hair stylist: Giulia Cresci // makeup artist: Giulia Cresci // videography: The Poffs // calligraphy: JBG Designs // catering: I Vecchi Amici // cake: I Vecchi Amici // tabletop rentals: I Vecchi Amici // music: Consonus