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Mr and Mrs Wiltshire introduce their luxurious destination wedding at the historic, Tuscan wedding venue,Villa Tolomei. Their day was captured by Natasha of Honeydew Moments and the couple have shared it with us in their own words.
The people – the family and friends that had made the trip out to Italy. It meant so much to have everyone closest to us sharing our special day in our favourite place and seeing everyone enjoying themselves.
Choose the wedding that you really want. Plan the wedding you’re dreaming about and don’t be swayed well meaning friends and family. We spent nearly a year of our engagement planning a wedding day that wasn’t really us. And don’t worry about endless planning and the little details, it will all come together on the day and nothing else will matter.
It was the best venue in Florence for what we wanted. Villa Tolomei is surrounded by breathtaking views of the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. The sunset is what stood out on the day for us. We quickly ran off to get some couples photos, and returned to find our guests on their feet admiring the sunset. It was beautiful!
Our decor followed a rustic Italian theme with blush pink peonies and roses combined with green olive branches across the bouquets, table flowers and on the cake too.
We made all the decorations ourselves. We wanted it to be all DIY (as much as we could without taking 50 suitcases on the plane full of decorations..). The rest we left down to the venue and their gorgeous floral gardens and views as it was already so pretty!
The 5* restaurant at our Tuscan wedding venue, Villa Tolomei provided all food for the wedding breakfast, and our lemon cake was made my a local Italian bakery in Florence.
For the wedding breakfast they served Lasagne to start, venison steak for the main and berry cheesecake for dessert.
Natasha from Honeydew Moments was our photographer and she was the best decision we made! We did a lot of research and considered several other photographers but as soon as we met Natasha we just knew!
If I could go back and do it all over again 50 times I’d have Natasha there every time.
Our 3 favourite photos were taken with the sunset in the background as the colours are just magical. The first was at our beautiful Tuscan wedding venue, Villa Tolomei amongst the olive trees.
One of our most memorable parts of the day was driving out in the campervan to the viewpoint overlooking Florence as it was so romantic. The photos really captured this memory for us.
We love all the photos but I’d probably say our third favourite are our couple photos by the swimming pool.
Venue and catering: Villa Tolomei
Photographer: Honeydew Moments
Wedding dress: Cherished Bridal
Suits: MS and Burton
Bridesmaids: Litte Mistress
Flowers: With Love From Floristry
Cake: Caramello Fondente
Music: DJ Gaetano
Hair and Make-up: Beauty on Fleek
Shoes: The Perfect Bridal Company
Rings: Forum Jewellers
Van: Vintage Van Firenze
Stationary: RLS Illustrations (Bride’s own company)
Officient: Grazia Paolini