Growing up as the daughter of a small business owner, it was quickly instilled in me the importance of shopping small and shopping local, so I'm totally in love with the concept behind this gorgeous Tuscan editorial designed and coordinated by Laura Bravi Events! From the couple's attire to the stationery, many of the components of this wedding inspiration feature the work of an Italian craftsman or brand, and they're all so exquisitely done. Take a peek at all the glorious details in this gallery by Kristine Herman Photography. From Kristine Herman Photography... This shoot was inspired by a very soft and romantic atmosphere which called for organic decor. Fall was tinting the Tuscan hills with golden strokes, and nature was the muse that inspired the color palette of creams and golden hues we used. The venue, Tenuta di Papena, inspired us with its simple, rustic-yet-refined aesthetic and its amazing view of the countryside. The venue is also located just minutes away from the magnificent, 13th century, roofless San Galgano Abbey – the perfect place for a special ceremony and for Kristine Herman Photography to capture the newlyweds in a timeless and romantic way. The other elements we incorporated were tied to Italian craftsmanship. Italy has a tradition of great artisanal production, and despite being a young couple, we imagined our bride and groom being old souls, appreciating a lovingly handmade detail and choosing small brands and artisans for their wedding attire and decor. The bride's dress is an artisanal piece created by Silvia Moretta. Light as a feather, romantic and fresh, it fit our bride perfectly. She was a vision of grace. The groom's suit is another artisanal piece, created by Linneo Archivable Clothing. A non-conventional cut and a warm light gray fabric complemented the color palette perfectly and made for a very comfortable groom. The rings were designed especially with the warm light of Tuscany in mind – the engagement ring features a pink sapphire, and the design of the mount is inspired by designs of the past with a contemporary spin. All rings were made with red gold by Luca of My Golden Age lab, chosen to complement the warm color palette. The stationery pieces by Grigiocielo studio were a work of true love. The designers hand embroidered vellum paper and calligraphed each piece, creating something so delicate and never seen before. The flower design by Sofia of Il Profumo dei Fiori brought together the inspiration and added that botanical and romantic touch. For the ceremony setting, she created an installation that emulates nature, a frame for bride and groom that appeared as if it was already there, just waiting for them. A sweet favor was placed at each table setting – a tin of the historical sugar candies, "Pastiglie Loene," to send guests home with a touch of Italy's heritage, tradition, and style.
Photography: Kristine Herman Photography | Floral Design: Il Profumo Dei Fiori | Wedding Dress: Silvia Moretta Wed Lab | Ceremony Venue: Tenuta di Papena | Reception Venue: San Galgano Abbey | Shoes: Bella Belle | Rings: My Golden Age | Hair + Makeup: Giulia Cresci | Favors: Pstiglie Leone | Groom's Attire: Linnèo – Archivable Clothing | Event Design + Coordination: Laura Bravi Events | Film Processing: The Find Lab | Graphic Design: Grigiocielo Studio | Models: Esprit Model Management | Rentals: Preludio Noleggi | Ring Box: Social Vintage Mystery Tour