When dreaming of an outdoor wedding in Italy, don’t you imagine the hilltop views, beautiful architecture and family-style dinner under the stars? This is exactly what this Tuscan wedding at Villa Vignalunga brings us today! With the help of the venue owner, Gaia, Corinna (known as Coco) and Dominik (known as Dodo) spoiled their guests with a beautiful micro-wedding in the Italian countryside. They were inspired by a late summer amber + rust color palette, and the bride even made her own invitations and wedding signage! We let C tell us more:
It was especially important to us to celebrate this day with our closest friends and family. The focus shouldn’t be so much on us. It should rather be a common celebration where we show our guests how much they mean to us! For this reason, we have decided to give each of our guests an individual love letter with very personal words during the wedding ceremony. For the design, we opted for natural earth tones in combination with rust-red accents. We wanted a modern, boho-inspired look with lots of pampas grass, carpets and natural materials. Modern, relaxed atmosphere with a special touch.
Let’s take a look through the lens of Chris and Ruth Photography and see the magic! Come on!
DIY wedding invitations
Can you believe that C designed, printed and detailed these wedding invitations himself? Even when it came to tearing the edges by hand, she was dedicated to the details. We love the little tassel accents she added from Nature Beads.
A modern bride
This sleek and billowing dress by Alexandra Grecco was nothing C expected for herself, but after finding it at All the Feels boutique, she couldn’t dream of anything else! She combined the perfect dainty Purelei necklace stack with it and became a stunning modern boho bride!
At first I searched for a completely different style for a long time until I realized that it just wasn’t me. Now I am so happy that I have changed course again and found my simple but modern dress that fits me 100%.
D wore the perfect summer wedding attire with a light, neutral suit and Velasca shoes.
An outdoor wedding in Italy
Luca Cozza created some beautiful floral designs using pampas grass and other neutral, dried flowers. They went perfectly with the colorful vintage carpets that C + D had in the aisle.
The moment when all of our guests read their letters and absolutely everyone cried. It was a wonderful moment in which we were all connected and not a single eye remained dry. There was so much love in the air!
Reception in the wedding villa
Isn’t that the perfect selection of summer wedding guest dresses ?! If clothing is your thing, shop for some of our favorites below!
Golden Hour Newlywed Photos
Processional: Oh Wonder – Technicolor Beat
Recession: Seen – elephants
First dance: Counting Crows – Colorblind & Everything is Enlightened – Casper
Due to Corona, we obviously had more stress than we originally thought. Especially in the last few weeks before the wedding. Some guests canceled because they couldn’t leave Germany without having problems going back to work after the weekend. So we celebrated with only 33 instead of 50 guests. That didn’t make our wedding any less beautiful. On the other hand, it was such a nice, intimate group and the atmosphere was great. At that time there were no restrictions on private parties in Italy. We were allowed to celebrate “normally”, which made us very happy. The waiters had to wear a mask.
C made these beautiful wood + linen fabric signs with the help of her sister and made them out of honor. We love each other.
Outdoor wedding in Italy under the stars
Can we sit down at this table ?! If you don’t think of it when you think of “wedding in the Italian countryside” then we don’t know what you are thinking! Isn’t that breathtaking ?! A family-style table with tabletop rentals from Preludiogroup and rust-colored linens from Moss Hound Designs is the perfect place to enjoy Cuoco a Domicilio catering! Good Appetite!
We’re big fans of the dried flower trend. If you are too, here’s everything you need to know about dried flowers!
Don’t let the expectations of others distract you. Do not be too influenced by the ideas of relatives and friends. It’s your wedding and you can celebrate your way! Just do your own thing and it will be great. Stay true to you!
Planning a wedding in times of Covid19 is not easy. Be prepared for the possibility of cancellation days before your wedding. Don’t let this mess up your mood. Focus on the guests celebrating with you. And I can tell you – it’s going to be great!
I’m pretty sure magic is real! Congratulations Coco + Dodo! Your outdoor wedding in Italy makes us dream !!
Photography: Chris and Ruth Photography // Name of the venue: Villa Vignalunga, Castiglione D’orcia, Tuscany, Italy // Flowers: Luca Cozza // Wedding dress: Alexandra Grecco // Wedding dress boutique: All the Feels // Bridal shoes: Pretty Ballerinas // Groom clothing: Suitsupply // Groom shoes: Velasca // Catering: Cuoco a Domicilio // Table rental: Preludiogroup // Linen rental: Moss Hound Designs // Music: Mattia Mattei // officiating: Madeleine, Schöne Liebe wedding speaker / / ceremony singer : Anna Mayer // Tassels: Nature Beads // Bridal Necklaces: Purelei