Chantal and Mark love travelling and knew they wanted to have a destination wedding in Tuscany. The couple chose to get married in Italy because it is one of the most romantic places on earth and has delicious food and wine. They booked Villa Mangiacane for their wedding. Located in the Chianti wine region on acres of vineyards and olive groves, Villa Mangiacane was a beautiful place to celebrate their love. With the help of The Tuscan Wedding, Chantal and Mark were able to make their dream Italian destination wedding a reality.
The night before the wedding, The Tuscan Wedding arranged a Welcome dinner at Obicà restaurant in Florence, and Chantal and Mark were able to greet their guests that had travel from Australia, Canada, and Asia to celebrate their marriage.
On the morning of the wedding, Chantal got dressed her gorgeous chiffon mermaid dressed covered in lace and exquisite appliques. The talented Eleonora Gentile completed her stunning looking with soft makeup and a low bun with small flowers added in and loose curls to frame the front of her face. The groom looked handsome in his light grey suit and bowtie.
The symbolic ceremony was held in front of the olive trees. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father while a string quartet played the Pachelbel Canon D. Mark had a huge smile on his face as he waited for his bride to reach him. Chantal and Mark stood in front of a beautiful floral round arch that symbolized their endless love for one another realized by Flowers Living, which took care of all the floral arrangements for the romantic day. One of the most emotional parts of the wedding ceremony was the couple’s fathers were the ones to officiate the ceremony. The guests had the perfect view as they were able to overlook the entire enchanting Tuscan countryside from their lovely seat. Guests showered the newlyweds in delicate olive leaves as they happily exited the ceremony while Stevie Wonder, Signed, Sealed, Delivered played.
After the ceremony, The Tuscan Wedding directed guests to Machiavelli pool for an aperitif catered by Villa Mangiacane. The string quartet played music as guests enjoyed cocktails and delicious snacks. Dinner was served in the Villa’s courtyard and the décor was inspired by the olive groves. The tables were beautiful decorated with olive branches and white candles. Wedding Music and Lights strung dazzling lights above the courtyard to create a romantic atmosphere. While guests enjoyed a family-style dinner, they listened to heartwarming speeches from the family and the bridal party. Following dinner guests enjoyed a dessert table with the Italian tiramisù, chocolate souffle, and the typical Sicilian cannoli. The party went all night long in the barriccaia thanks to DJ Leo, who kept guests dancing the night away with his amazing music selection. Stefano Santucci captured this fairytale of an evening the most magical way – so beautifully done.
The celebration continued the next day with a delicious Pizza Party at the pool. The newlyweds and their guests spent time together enjoying a variety of pizzas and salads. A pool party was the perfect way for the couple to relax after their wedding day while still being able to celebrate with everyone. From the welcome dinner to the pizza party and everything in between our Italian wedding planners made sure every moment of the couple’s destination wedding in Tuscany was nothing short of perfect.