Of all the weddings that come our way, those that take place in Italy are some of the most breathtaking and romantic. There’s something timeless about the sun-kissed vineyards, the quaint old towns, cobbled streets and the “live for the moment” cultural mantra that adds a special touch to a couple’s big day. So, it’s no wonder that Americans Ashley and Ryan flew thousands of miles just to celebration their union in beautiful Italia. The bride and groom’s day, shared with us by Julian Kanz Photography, took place at the picturesque Villa LeMura. This bed and breakfast is located in the Umbria region, an area called “Italy’s green heart” due to its seemingly endless views of the countryside. Ashley wore a feminine Claire Pettibone dress detailed with lace and a loose side braid covered with a flowing veil by Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge. In a wooded area outside the venue, she and Ryan said their emotional, tear-filled vows during an intimate ceremony shared with their friends and family. The ceremony featured an aisle lined with colorful paper hearts and a delicate arbor draped with sheer white curtains tied back with elegant florals. To seat their small gathering of guests, the couple brought in chic white Louis XVI round back chairs — a choice that brought a sophisticated feel to the look. After the vow exchange, the newlyweds and their guests sipped on refreshing aperitifs (light, appetite-stimulating cocktails served before dinner in Italy) while sharing laughs and conversation in the villa’s garden. Then, when the sun began to set behind the hills, the couple hosted a alfresco reception illuminated by hundreds of hanging lights. The reception, styled to perfection by Super Tuscan Wedding Planners, featured a stylish mix of Tuscan and Provencal inspired details, including centerpieces crafted out of sage, peonies and roses and vintage tableware. In true Italian style, the evening was filled with late night dining, plenty of wine and a spirit of welcoming and celebration that was felt by all!
Congratulazioni, Ashley and Ryan! And, thank you Julian Kanz Photography for sharing this amazing day.
Photographer: Julian Kanz Photography//Officiant: Blessings from Italy//Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Cole Haan//Ring Designer: Kristin Coffin Jewelry, Inc.//Other: Preludio Noleggio//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Ralph Lauren//Shoes: Stuart Weitzman//Dress Store: The Dress Theory//Veils and Headpieces: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge//Venue:Villa LeMura//Event Planner: Super Tuscan Wedding Planners//