Indian Fusion Wedding in Tuscany
A luxury three day extravaganza held at Villa La Selva in Tuscany. Our Canadian couple wanted to host three events: a welcome cocktail reception, traditional white wedding and traditional Indian wedding.
It kicked off with a welcome cocktail reception at the Pool. Standing cocktail reception vibes with pizza, nibbles and drinks.
Day two was the white wedding – it started with a private civil ceremony in Bucine – the local town. The couple rocked up in style with a white Ferrari.
They then returned to the Villa for the main event – a symbolic ceremony with all their friends and family, followed by dinner reception.
The Groom was running a little behind scheudle but having an absolute blast with his Groomsmen!
The Bride & Groom wanted guests to be comfortable during the August heat, so we suggested they have a hat and fan stand at the entrance – it was practical whilst also looking fabulous.
The ceremony took place in the Italian Gardens in front of the Cypress trees, which are typical of the region. A floral alter created by Mainardi Fiori at the base set the scene.
Guests were greeted with a drink via the Brindapino van serving Aperol Spritz and Prosecco.
Meanwhile the couple enjoyed some time alone for bridal portraits.
Dinner was alfresco under a sky of fairy lights between the tree lined path.
For styling, the couple opted for green and white florals, which we paired suggested they pair with rattan chargers, olive green napkins and stationery decorated with olive leaves. The finished product was perfect.
For another interactive moment with guests, the couple decided to go with the live wedding cake making of the traditional Italian mille-feuille dessert.
The first dance took place in front of the “le volte” which had been set up with lighting for the following day’s events, making for the perfect backdrop to their dance.
The following day was in complete contrast to the white wedding with it’s colourful tones and Indian traditions. The Bride wore a full sari and stunning jewellery to match.
Meanwhile the Groom was preparing for the Baarat.
The processed along the paths to the ceremony setting where they waited for the Bride to arrive.
The ceremony took place in a Mandap, decorated with burnt orange, peach and white tones to compliment the bride’s sari. The pundit performed a traditional ceremony with fire pit, teas and scents.
The couple enjoyed some portraits during cocktail hour.
For some fun and colourful pictures, we included some smoke bombs.
Guests were invited to dinner where we had set up an seating chart in the forms of flower vases with cards.
A buffet of Indian food took place in the Volte, set up with a zig-zag of round tables. Each table had a centrepiece of florals with some conic green and orange candles. The tables were finished with a limoncello favour, gold cutlery, white gold rim plate, beige napkin and eucalyptus leaf.
In contrast to the white wedding, the couple opted for a tiered cake which we cut in the Barraccia – the wine celler area of the villa. Some fontane fredde (sparkler fireworks) went off in the background.