Lola and Patrick’s vintage style wedding in Tuscany

Lola and Patrick are an adorable Irish couple we had the pleasure to meet about one year ago, who celebrated their wedding in Tuscany this year in early June.

They had very clear ideas from the beginning, especially Lola, who is a romantic and sweet girl but with a very determinate character.  They were looking for a Tuscan villa with a warm and cosy home feeling, where they could welcome their guests travelling from Ireland to share with them the important day.

They choose a Villa in Fiesole that perfectly matched their requirements and they had no hesitations when they saw it the first time. It is located on the hills overlooking a fantastic countryside and Florence from a prime point of view, literally immersed in lush greenery, which protects and embraces it.

The ideal place where recreating the vintage romantic atmosphere they were aiming for.

Everything started from a mood board and the bride’s desires she described us in one of her first e-mails:

“Here’s some images of the flowers, I think the idea I’m trying to get across is that I’d like something more eclectic or informal looking rather than formal arrangements… For example on each table I’d probably like just a few random flowers in at least 3 vases or jugs (I’ve been collecting vases and jars to bring with me) so I could supply these… I think the most important flower to incorporate is the Hydrangea (the big blue ones in the pics – but also in white) and also little white daisies and I also love cherry blossoms! I am pretty definite that the bridesmaids bouquets will simply be a large bunch of ‘baby’s breath’ and ‘miniature daisies’, as for mine perhaps a mixture of these two, with blue hydrangea’s and possibly white cabbage style, roses (like the round tightly packed pink roses in my pictures!) and then all the table decorations as I mentioned would be lot’s of the same flowers in vases, with lot’s of greenery added, like wild meadow bunches…I also think it would be nice to have some strong smelling herbal scents like mint or chamomile in the bouquets and table vases too… “

Nothing was left to chance. The old style wedding dress with tulle and lace, the golden wrist watch Lola was given by her father and which belonged to her grandmother, the lace sun umbrellas for the flowergirl, just to mention few.

Lola and Patrick asked for a legally recognized Protestant ceremony celebrated in the secret garden of the villa with the sweet music accompaniment of harp, flute and violin. It was a magical and touching moment they will remember forever.

Cocktails were served on the terrace under an imposing tree, which provided a pleasant shade. Guests could enjoy from here a fantastic sunset before being invited to dinner.

Dinner was served in the Lemon House of the Villa with large glass windows creating a natural union with the garden, one of the main elements of this Tuscan wedding. This effect was certainly enhanced by  the paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling and the wrought iron chairs around the square and round tables with alternate tall and low flower decorations.

The Italian wedding cake, a millefeuille with Chantilly cream and wild berries, was made by the chef in front of the guests. A surprise for kids and adults!

Bride and groom cut the cake under the big tree before moving inside again for the first dance, where the hall was turned into a disco with lounge suites for more fun until very late.

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