Give us a bride wearing Saiid Kobeisy whose smile exudes the very essence of love, a couple who embraces their family’s rich traditions blending Russian and Arabic heritages and call us besotted. This luxury Tuscany Villa destination wedding is not only our latest fixation, but looks as if it was pulled from the pages of a travel guide. Major shout out to The Tuscan Wedding planning team for delivering this gem to us! It’s everything that comes to mind when you think of the region’s sprawling Renaissance architecture and art, diverse landscapes, vast olive and lemon groves and vineyards. We can’t wait to introduce you to Tania and Andrey whose exuberance and love for one another is captured in every frame David Bastianoni delivered. It’s easy to see why couples choose Tuscany for their destination wedding and with vendors like The Tuscan Wedding, Tuscany Flowers it makes planning for the day stress-free. Win-win, right!?
Luxury Tuscany Villa Destination Wedding
Set at the Villa di Maiano, high in the hills and overlooking the city of Florence, Tania and Andrey selected this venue to celebrate their marriage with some fabulous flare – unique to them. Tania and Andrey were engaged in the summer of 2015 and actually had their official marriage ceremony held in Switzerland, their current home. However, they opted to host a symbolic ceremony with friends and family amongst the villa’s rolling olive groves under an arch full of pink and white flowers accented by greenery. They arrived at their wedding in a convoy of multi-colored vintage fiats, perfect for this couple’s fun personalities and quirky tastes. Tania’s dress was a beautiful Saiid Kobeisy off-the-shoulder A-line silhouette with a long train and was adorned with colorful writing amidst the skirt’s layers. You would think right away that she was a Valentine’s Day bride with love in every stitch of this dramatic gown. She looked like a fairy princess with a halo of pink roses decorating the base of her extensive veil and wore colorful wedges embroidered with a rainbow of flowers to boot. Just before evening broke, the delightful group of guests helped the couple pay homage to their personal roots. For Andrey’s Russian ancestry, during the aperitif, the couple participated in the bread and salt ceremony where a woman wearing traditional dress presented a round loaf of bread with salt in the middle. A traditional way to symbolize the bride and groom’s commitment to one another. Then, to pay tribute to Tania’s Arabic ethnicity, the women wore traditional dresses adorned with bells and danced to live music. The wedding celebrations and dinner were hosted in the garden in front of the villa with tables lined in rows and covered in rustic flowers and lemon trees. For the dinner, Tania and Andrey wanted a casual buffet for their guests with themed stations. The dinner selection included a beautiful fruit display, a mozzarella table, live-cooking pasta and barbecue stations, cold cut and bread spread, and pizza station. The cake was a traditional Italian wedding cake, with layers of mille feuille and creme, and topped with fresh fruit and powdered sugar. This is a luxury Tuscany Villa destination wedding even we wish we had nabbed an invite to!