Fall Wedding in the Val d’Orcia

24 march 2017

A wedding with a fall atmosphere that unites sophistication and originality, celebrated in one of the oldest and richest places in the history of Tuscany.
Amy and Alessandro are a couple whose differences bring out the best in them.
Alessandro, from Tuscany, is a friendly and extroverted. Amy, from America with roots in Iran, is gorgeous and sweet. Both are lawyers and live in Holland. They wanted a party that not only united their families, but also numerous friends and relatives from all over the world: from the United States to Iran including Germany, France and England. They chose the Abbazia di Spineto, a place that boasts over a thousand years of history: after undergoing a lengthy restoration, it has become the setting for events, meetings, and international conventions.

The colour scheme chosen by Amy plays on warm tones of orange with a touch of white and cranberry. Starting with her bouquet, which included mini calla lilies, peach-coloured roses, and berries, perfect with her stunning dress with its fine details of pearls and sequins. The civil ceremony, celebrated by Alessandro’s best friend, took place in the field in front of the church and featured decorations with fall flowers - dahlias, roses, and red amaranth - in addition to gourds and lanterns. The music of a violin and cello played in the background.

The first toast was made in the Arometo, the garden where monks started cultivating herbs in the Middle Ages, where the escort-card table was set up. Afterwards, there was a long aperitif with typical Tuscan products in the old underground cellar.
For dinner, the guests were welcomed in the charming great rooms of the abbey, an area with a cozy and personal feel, furnished with antiques and contemporary art. On the tables, the underplates and silver cutlery contrasted the clear Kartell chairs, while the middle of the table was decorated with candles and a centrepiece of flowers and seasonal fruit (apples, grapes, pomegranates). The napkins were decorated with a cranberry ribbon while the stationery featured a light grey background with white ink.

For the cutting of the cake, a grand millefeuille topped with fruits of the forest, Amy and Alessandro were surrounded by the light of dozens of sparklers. After a rich buffet of sweets in the Tuscan tradition, the party continued until the early hours of the morning with a cocktail bar, music, and dancing.