A Wedding Under the Tuscan Sun by Anushe Low
We’re headed back to Italy today with the lovely Anushe Low, who captured the wedding of Joanne and Ronan at Villa Pitiana in the Tuscan countryside.
There are so, so many beautiful details in this wedding, from the gorgeous Vera Wang gown, the classic Tuscan scenery, and that uh-MAZE-ing dessert buffet. I think I gained 5 kilos just looking at it! The romantic, rustic style of the event was designed by the bride, who sourced and put together all of the decorations and favors herself. Joanne discovered such a love of styling the finer details that she has since launched her own business! If you adore vintage and shabby chic, be sure to head over to Pink Lemons for some unique favors and party decorations.
So pour yourself a glass of Prosecco, sit back and enjoy this ride through the Italian countryside. A big thank you to Anushe Low for these beautiful portraits.
From the Bride: I’ve always wanted to have a reception outdoors under the skies, my best memories have always been outdoors under the stars, this is the main reason why I choose Italy – so we would be able to have dinner outdoors.
I tailor made my menus, confetti bags and table settings to go with the rustic theme. My menus were wrapped in lace and string, and my confetti bags were made of burlap wrapped in ribbon. The guest names were clipped on wine glasses with flowery heart pegs. The flowers were chosen to blend in with the surroundings of the garden where the reception was held. Everything from the table name holders to the Sheppard sticks to the flower jars were picked to achieve the rustic look. We used a local florist. They provided me with a list of roses available in September. I picked the flowers and had them put into vases with water. We also had Mini Eden, Large Roses and Cala lilies. It was very simple. In my bouquet I had Sweet Avalanche.
The overall look of our wedding was perfect. The ceremony was meant to be held in the garden, but due to the 34 degrees heat, it was moved to the court yard, which turned out to be perfect. We were lucky that the venue’s beautiful surrounding required very little decoration. If you are having an outdoors wedding make sure that the venue has an indoor option, and do not look at the weather forecast more than 3 days before the wedding, as the info is never accurate!
Photography: Anushe Low
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Villa Pitiana – Donnini, Italy
Bride’s Gown: Vera Wang
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Decorations & Favors: Pink Lemons