My husband proposed to me in the Tuscan countryside 2 years prior and I could see no place more beautiful and fitting to bring or rather force our close friends and family to come and celebrate!
The one word to describe our wedding was magical. From the venue, to the weather, our friends and family, the entire experience, down to the very last detail, everything was pure magic. We spent an entire week with 30 of our close friends and family at the farmhouse, Podere Finerri, where we would also be wed. We were wed among the property’s olive trees in an intimate ceremony, officiated by my husband’s sister. Typical of Tuscan summers, the days prior were blazing hot but as if by design, the clouds gently rolled in to provide our guests relief from unrelenting sun during the ceremony and just as gently, parted in time for the most beautiful sunset during our reception. We sat there amongst our close friends and family, enjoying speeches, amazing food, toasting with Tuscan wine, with the sun setting over the Tuscan hills as a backdrop. Our reception was followed by a night of dancing under the stars that lasted until 4 in the morning! And I’m told this was followed by a late night/early morning dip for those that lasted! It really was our kind of party, in every possible sense and there could not have been a more lovely welcome to our new lives.
Our wedding festivities were capped off with a post-wedding celebration of wine and pizza by the pool! Removed from all the stresses of our wedding day, we and all our guests could truly relax as we lounged poolside, sipped on bubbly and splashed around in the pool. I’ll never forget the feeling of total and complete contentment I felt as I hugged my husband at the ledge of the infinity pool as we watched the sun set and turned back to see all our closest friends and family laughing, relaxing, and soaking it all in. It was as though in that moment of clarity, nothing else mattered and everyone was exactly where they should be.
Wedding Coordination: Events by Jackie Santos | Photography: Tec Petaja | Videography: Lightbulb Studios | DJ: DJ Constant (Connie Kim) | Bride’s dress: Reem Acra | Groom’s suit: Giorgio Armani | Venue: Podere Finerri (The Lazy Olive) in Asciano, Tuscany, Italy | Calligraphy: Bride