This was a lush symbolic wedding in the rolling Tuscan hills and Style Me Pretty agreed. See their feature HERE.
Castello di Casole is a spectacular luxury villa and hotel deep in the Tuscan countryside. It sits on top of a hill and features 360 degree jaw dropping views of the the rolling hills. Kayla and Saumil came from Vancouver and Mumbai with 60 of their closest friends and family in tow.
The welcome bags were filled with Italian treats for their guests to enjoy. Limoncello, Peroni beer, freshly baked red wine biscotti, limoncello hard candies and for just a touch of something healthy, a trail mix.
There were no bridesmaids or groomsmen, just these four little flower girls who all walked in together. Because of the gorgeous views we wanted to keep all decoration low to the ground so as not obstruct the sweeping views. There was little that could be added to the wonder of nature.
The bride’s hands had been temporarily tattoed with henna as is the Indian custom for wedding celebrations. A little something eastern added to an otherwise western celebration. Scroll down to see photos from the Indian celebration the night before.
The pool area of the villa was just perfect for the cocktail hour and to watch the sun set. The sounds of the modern string quartet with drums wafted through the air as the guests sipped prosecco and nibbled traditional Tuscan canapés.
The dinner was nestled under the trees on the edge of the woods. Naturally we added 10 chandeliers for a refined rustic feel. For the table place settings the bride wanted very watery, pastel colors in blue and rose pink.
The day before the wedding was a day filled with activities. In the morning everyone was present for the bocce ball tournament. It got quite competitive at moments and there was a final prize of Tuscan delicacies at the end.
The rehearsal dinner had an Indian vibe to it to honor the groom’s family and traditions. While it may be in honor of the Indian guests, the western guests may enjoy it even more as it is such a treat to be transported out of your own culture and norms. And the Indian traditions are so joyous and fun.
Event Design: Brenda Babcock Celebrations
Photography: Emm and Clau