Shades of Periwinkle Blue for a Refined Wedding in the Val d'Orcia

22 april 2018

Sometimes the entire look of a wedding starts from one small detail. For Giulia and Giacomo’s wedding, everything started from a plate. Not just any plate, but a very fine Richard Ginori Oriental plate in periwinkle blue: a unique set from one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian artisans, which the bride fell in love with at first sight. And since blue is her favorite color, the entire palette chosen for the wedding revolved around it, along with white and green.

Giulia and Giacomo are a beautiful young couple with big plans for the future who live an intense professional life in Milan: she is a lawyer and he works in finance. After a long engagement, the two decided to get married in the charming church of San Biagio in Montepulciano, their hometown. For the ceremony, the church was decorated by Flowers Living with elegant trimmings of hydrangea and white roses along the aisle as well as on the white marble balustrade on the altar. The same look for the boutonnieres, corsages, and Giulia’s bouquet - hydrangea, David Austin roses, gillyflowers, and nigella - which matched perfectly with the sophisticated and essential look of her Jesús Peiró gown, featuring straps and a bow on the back.
Giulia got ready in the house where she was born and raised, a noble palace in the center of Montepulciano, with her sisters and closest friends, while Giacomo relaxed poolside with his friends at Castelvecchio, the chosen location for the reception, a timeless hamlet in the heart of the Val d’Orcia. He also chose to wear blue with a made-to-measure suit made by a well-known tailor shop in Milan - just like his shoes that were crafted by an artisan - complete with a gray Hermès tie.

After the Mass, celebrated by a priest who has known them since they were children, the couple jumped into their vintage Alfa Romeo Duetto and headed towards Castelvecchio where their family and friends were waiting for them. There, they mingled around the swimming pool for the aperitif and enjoyed Franciacorta spumante and typical Tuscan appetizers while the sun gloriously set to the notes of a jazz band.

The dinner, prepared by Galateo Ricevimenti, was set in the little courtyard: the spectacular lights that cascaded down from the tree in the center of the courtyard created a magical and intense atmosphere. The wooden tables, that featured the Ginori place settings, were left bare on purpose so the plates could really stand out and were decorated with runners of eucalyptus, rose, and hydrangea as well as silver candelabra and vintage cut glass cups. The menu and place cards, in addition to the invitations were accented with watercolors of Castelvecchio and were designed by Shhh My Darling. After the cutting of the cake, the long party started around the pool with an American bar, music, and dancing until the early hours of the morning to end off an emotion-filled day.