Real Wedding: Saying “I do” under Italy’s Sun-Kissed Skies

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!

Claire Pettibone wedding gown hanging in Italian Villa by Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
bride putting on her makeup by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
portrait of bridal party's reflection in mirror by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
bride getting ready at Italian villa by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
mother putting veil on bride daughter by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
portrait of bride under veil by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
groom putting on socks by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
little girl braiding sister's hair by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
bride walking down stairs at Italian villa by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
white rose floral arrangement on wedding arbor by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
groom tearing up during wedding ceremony by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
wedding ceremony at Italian villa by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
bride and groom kissing under draped arbor by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
wedding party walking through garden at Villa Le Mura by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
portrait of bride at groom in forest at Villa Le Mura in Italy by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography

portrait of bride and groom in garden at Villa Le Mura in Italy by  Julian Kanz Photography

bride and groom riding vespa through sunflower field by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
portrait of bride and groom beside sunflower field by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
portrait of bride and groom beside Italian sunflower field by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
bride and groom in Italian sunflower field by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
alfresco wedding reception at Villa Le Mura in Italy by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
vintage reception table with peony centerpieces by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
reception place setting with vintage china by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
wedding reception at Italian villa with hanging lights and vintage decor by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
wedding reception at Villa Le Mura in Italy by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
guests taking selfie at Italian destination wedding by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
wine toast at destination wedding in Italy by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
bride dancing with father at destination wedding in Italy by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
groom dancing with little girl at Villa Le Mura by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
bride and groom dancing at Villa Le Mura by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
bride and groom cutting white wedding cake by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
bride dancing with flower girl by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
couple dancing at Italian destination wedding by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
bride and groom kissing at destination wedding in Italy by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography
bride and groom kissing at sunset in Umbria, Italy by  Julian Kanz Photography
Photography by: Julian Kanz Photography

Congratulazioni, Ashley and Ryan! And, thank you Julian Kanz Photography for sharing this amazing day.

~Audra

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//

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2 Comments

  1. Everything about this couple is special… they cared deeply about their ceremony, which was very emotional. I love these stunning images by the talented Julian Kantz. Thank you to all involved and to Ashley and Ryan for being such a lovely team:)

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