Late Summer Wedding in an Authentic Tuscan Village
Laura and Philippe from Luxembourg are great fans of all things Italian; they are particularly drawn to the idyllic central Italian destination of Tuscany. Like for many other people, quaint wineries and romantic trattorias embody the spirit of “la dolce vita”. With its rolling hills and spidery cypresses, not to mention the historic sites of San Gimigano and Siena, Tuscany has been captivating couples from all over the world for decades; especially those looking to choose a wedding abroad in Utopia.
From the outset, our bride and groom had a very clear idea of their dream wedding, it would be in an authentic Tuscan village or ‘Borgo’.
We were able to find a location to match Laura and Philippe’s dream in the heart of Chianti country. On the weekend of the wedding, 60 guests arrived from Luxembourg.
A wedding – weekend with friends and relatives
Combining the balmy late summer weather with the start of the grape harvest created a very special atmosphere in this enchanting Tuscan borgo.
On Friday evening, the guests were welcomed with an authentic rustic pizza in Piazza des Borgo. Serving up fresh showcase Italian ingredients including buffalo mozzarella and spicy tomato & basil sauce, the setting of a traditional long wooden table was adjacent to the piazza’s special pizza oven. Choice local wines were the perfect accompaniment to this successful Tuscan reception.
On the Saturday, guests had a light lunch at the resort pool where the deejay played chilled lounge music to set the ambience for a laid-back afternoon. After the meal, the bridal party went ahead for make up and hairdressing.
Around 4 PM Philippe met his blushing bride for pictures. Along with the photographer, the happy couple visited nearby vineyards, with the vibrant yellows and oranges of late summer framing a romantic setting for wedding photos.
At 5 PM, the wedding guests attended a charming ceremony on the Piazza des Borgo. The couple had decided on a very personal exchange of vows and they were married by the bride’s brother himself. Musical accompaniment was provided by live guitar music and singing.
After the first kiss, the celebrations continued with traditional Italian aperitifs such as Campari, Prosecco and Aperol along with canapés and live music, followed by a delicious four – course dinner.
Dancing the night away
At 10 pm the Open Bar opened and our bridal couple – Laura and Philippe – opened the wedding party with a first dance. The wedding guests danced outdoors until the early hours under the Tuscan starry sky.
Many happy years to an outstanding couple.