A Modern Classic Wedding at Villa il Palagio In Tuscany Full Of “Relaxed Opulence”

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

Italy was the first place that Megan + Varoujan ever traveled to together. The notoriously romantic country holds a special place in their love story, so when they were planning their wedding it just made sense to say “I do” in Italia

Villa il Palagio, nestled in the hills of Tuscany near the town of Figline Valdarno, is the breathtaking spot Megan + Varoujan chose to gather their friends and family for their destination celebration. (Fun fact: the stunning property belongs to legendary musician Sting and his wife Trudy!)

Megan + Varoujan enlisted the help of event designer and planner Clara from Design Anarchy to create an Italian wedding weekend that embraced the given gorgeousness of their venue and elevated the experience with tons of eclectic details and unique touches. “The setting is naturally stunning and we are fairly laid back people,” says the couple “so we wanted the aesthetic design and flow of events to not feel overwrought, stuffy, or pretentious. We wanted to focus on the joy of our marriage, the gorgeous venue and scenery, and ensuring our guests felt happy and comfortable all of the time!” 

One guest best described the vibe when they noted the “relaxed opulence” of the experience.

Photographer Zonzo captured the natural beauty and architectural charm of the villa as well as the rich romance of Megan + Varoujan’s day.

Andiamo!

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

Getting ready never looked so good! We LOVE these fringe-y, velvet floral robes that the bridal party found on Etsy. Take a look at similar ones from Haus of Denim and Lace or explore our list of the best getting ready robes.

Teamwork makes the wedding dress dream work!!

Megan found her dream dress in no time, falling in love with this strapless lace-bodice stunner with a full tulle skirt by Mira Zwillinger at the second bridal boutique she visited.

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

The day’s lush florals were the work of Luca Cozza. We love how full Megan’s bouquet is!

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

How cool is this: bridesmaid Elizabeth designed these gorgeous white square neck dresses!!

The First Look

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany
Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

Megan’s elegant high bun updo and soft glam makeup is by Ruslana Regi of Bridal Expert Team.

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

Happy, happy tears.

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

This billowy tulle veil is the perfect addition to Megan’s classic bridal look. We love embellished veils—don’t get us wrong—but sometimes keeping it simple is the move.

Look through our collection of veils for every bridal style if you’re on the fence between something sleek and elegant or something more adorned.

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

Varoujan looks beyond classy in his three-piece tuxedo by Hugo Boss. His groomsmen followed suit, decked out in tuxes by Vera Wang.

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany
Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

The Ceremony

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

Those bright orange pops of color from the birds of paradise in the aisle arrangements are hinting at eclectic, tropical-inspired details threaded throughout the day.

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

The ceremony was held on Villa il Palagio’s chess terrace which features a chess board pattern set into the tile.

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany
Our Musical Choices

Processional: "Spring - The Four Seasons" by Vivaldi, Recomposed by Max Richter

Recessional: "Hoppipolla" by Sigur Ros

First Dance: "Tidal Wave" by Sub-Focus ft. Alpines

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany
Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

As you can imagine, it's very hard to choose just one moment, among the vows, the dinner, and the party -- but if we had to choose one, we would pick the vows and ring exchange!

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany
Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany
Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

The Reception

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

La Dolce Vita, indeed!! Neon signs like this one add so much personalized party energy to a reception.

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

Look at this opulent banquet table set up!!

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

Unique details like this retro leopard candlestick added character and charm to Megan + Varoujan’s reception decor.

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

We love the way Megan + Varoujan embraced bold, colorful linens like the yellow tablecloth and tropical floral print napkins.

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

Lighting experts at Kaleydo are responsible for all this chandelier magic. Wait till you see them LIT UP.

Still not over the gorgeous floral lace details of Megan’s sheer bodice and the way they taper down through the waist of the gown.

Thinking of jetting off like Megan + Varoujan for a destination wedding? Take a look at our collection of epic destination wedding ideas and locations for some inspiration.

We love this show-stopping feathery pink one-shoulder wedding guest look!! Shop a similar look here! Or check out some of our favorite wedding guest style ideas for spring, summer, fall, or winter.

Modern Classic, A colorful wedding at Villa il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany

Paper goods like this vibrant orange menu were by Alispi. And how yummy does that Italian feast sound?! Galateo Ricevimenti catered Megan + Varoujan’s outdoor celebration.

See what we mean about the chandeliers all lit up?!

Waterfall Visuals cut some of the amazing footage they took into the wedding trailer below!

Congratulations, Megan + Varoujan! Your Tuscan villa destination wedding was bellissimo!! All the best from GWS!

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photography: ZONZO // venue name: Il Palagio, Figline Val D'Arno, Tuscany, Italy // event design: Design Anarchy // planning: Design Anarchy // florals: Luca Cozza // wedding dress: Mira Zwillinger // bridesmaid dresses: Designed by bridesmaid Elizabeth Clark // getting ready robes: Etsy // makeup artist: Bridal Expert Team // groom attire: Hugo Boss // groomsmen attire: Vera Wang // videography: Waterfall Visuals // paper goods: Studio Alispi // catering: Galateo Ricevimenti // lighting: Kaleydo

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