Stacey and Chris arranged a civil wedding in the town hall of Volterra and a reception to follow at the Villa Francesca.
Lighting was essential to the feel: we arranged long table, with white Chiavari chairs, simple but effective florals in teacups and silver vases, and a mix of fairy lights on the big tree behind the table, and above the table and strings of Edison lights.
The couple write:
Both Chris and I are avid travelers so it was natural for us to get engaged in London and then, that same trip, while on a week-long cycling tour of Tuscany have the seed planted to actually get married in this beautiful part of Italy.
We live in Canada but have family & friends spread all over (me being a native Canadian and Chris finding his way here via New Zealand and Australia) coast-to-coast across Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, England so we decided to make a week of it and invite our closest people to a villa just outside of Volterra in the stunning Tuscan country-side.
Ben Singleton of Italyweddings was absolutely indispensable seeing as we planned & orchestrated the entire week from Vancouver, primarily via email and only had the luxury of meeting him in person for the first time once we arrived in Italy. We did not have crystal clear vision of our day, expect that we wanted to keep in natural, rustic but with a touch of whimsy and elegance so as not to take away from the unbelievable natural scenery – and it was all that and more!
From the luxurious and comfortable family style accommodations, catered dinners followed by 4am dance parties (more than 1!) , a wedding that went off without a hitch in the jaw-dropping town hall of Volterra and many, many bottles of wine. We could not have done it without Ben and his team.
Stacey and Chris
LOCATION: Villa Francesca
PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographer 1
FLOWERS: Le Petit Jardin