Picture a destination wedding in Tuscany, the land of vineyard and cypress, and it really does feel like a dream come true. With its natural beauty and secluded rustic charm, it’s no wonder Tuscany is a picture-perfect haven for exchanging vows. It has become a popular setting for this unforgettable special occasion.
Jessica and Andrew planned a countryside wedding at Villa di Corsano, a beautiful site in Val D’arbia. This valley is located south of Siena, boasting one of the most dramatic and terrific panoramic views of the whole of Tuscany. Siena is also home to Via Francigena (an ancient road), inspiring museums and art galleries that permit viewers an insight into the locality’s rich history and culture.
As you step onto the Villa di Corsano property, one of the first things people notice is the peacefulness of this quiet oasis. Picture the site surrounded by rolling hills and, once standing at the top of Villa di Corsano, guests are wowed by the panoramic view of the vast valley. It’s one of the best you could hope for (and one of the best we, as photographers, could hope for as well)! The famous Tuscany skyline is dotted with well-known cypress, a recognisable plant of the area, and all of this is just a few steps away from the couple’s chosen venue, making it a magical place. From this spot, you can admire the most-photographed road of Tuscany, and it’s no wonder that this location is the home of many photography workshops. Capturing photographs surrounded by this magnificent scenery was just like looking at the front of a picture-perfect postcard.
Everything about Jessica and Andrew’s wedding was beautiful. The church garland was lovingly made by Jessica’s mother, using scraps of lace and other white fabrics she carefully selected. Some of the fabrics even belong to Jessica’s great grandmother!
With Jessica involved in the contemporary art industry in London, and with Andrew working in fashion, it was clear that they both have a wonderful eye for detail; their outfits were far from run of the mill. Andrew’s suit was a custom creation from Ermenegildo Zegna, while Jessica’s retro-glam style was portrayed through her unique, vintage 1950s bridal dress from London. This stunning dress was topped off with a pair of ancient rose Jimmy Choo shoes and a contemporary veil designed by artist Hermione de Paula.
Dinner was served al fresco, and the group of 80 guests enjoyed a traditional Italian meal. The stone facade patio came to life during the wedding party – we remember it well for the best rock music selection ever!
The wonderfully intimate wedding of Jessica and Andrew made us feel passion and real, heartfelt emotions. Every single moment spent with the couple was charming. If you are looking for the ideal place to get married in Tuscany, whether you plan on having a luxury wedding or a quiet, romantic escape, we hope our travelogue guide inspires you.