A simple wedding just outside Florence

A simple wedding just outside Florence

Patrick and Lindsay and their simple wedding.

Although not all the couple dream a lavish wedding to plan a stylish simple wedding is not that simple. Patrick and Lindsay, are two diplomats’ officers that met at Uni. After that moment they never left each other and kept trying to obtain assignments in the same country.

simple wedding - florence countryside

Being travellers and always surrounded by etiquette and diplomatic ceremonials, they wanted their wedding to be simple. An affair where everyone felt like home and be able to have fun. In their minds, the big wasn’t a big celebration but to celebrate love, family and friendship.

The place

Correspondingly, they were looking for a place with character and style but at the same time with a homey feeling. Guests, were of coming from all over the wedding so the ideal place was somewhere close to an airport and a city, to offer multiple activities to do during the day. Their choice ended up around an historical villa just outside Florence. The villa, surrounded but the countryside, was the perfect combination of glamour and simplicity that Patrick and Lindsay were looking for their simple wedding.

simple wedding - villa in florence

This picturesque place reflects charm but without being too posh. It was able to accommodate families and close friends on its grounds, but at the same time it has enough outside areas to host the full event. With extensive gardens, full of flowers and beautiful interior halls was a wow factor for all the guests.

The Florals for a simple wedding

Less is more. Lindsay, wanted to give the wedding flowers a fresh and clean look with a recall of the Tuscan countryside.  For her simple wedding she got inspired by the Mediterranean nature.

simple wedding - aromatic herbs tablescape

The leading point was made by the smell of rosemary, sage, mint and other aromatic herbs. Shades of green, brown, natural grey and white made the wedding color scheme.  Bride’s bouquet was something completely different from the rest of the florals. Despite Lindsay wanted a cohesive look, she dreamed a green and white piece for herself. This twist of greenery and tiny little flowers tied with Lindsay’s grandmother wedding dress lace, boosted the rustic glamour aesthetic.

simple wedding - bride at the aperitif

Natural herbs in rustic pot adorned the long table, placed in front of the villa, just at the end of the Italian garden. They added and incredible natural look to this simple wedding. Groups of different aromatic herbs were alternate with many candles of different sizes.  The couple also realised handmade name cards with monograms and personalised limoncello bottles of each guest.

simple wedding - monogrammed place card

The Dress & Attire

The stunning simplicity of the bridal gown was captivating. A backless corset of lace was paired to a soft skirt, made of multiple layers of lace and silk. The long trail was delicate and added a super chic romance to the overall look. To complete the look, Lindsay wore a pair or rustic brown sandals. She wanted to be comfy walking around and taking pictures to fully enjoy the big day.

simple wedding - brown bridal shoes

Patrick wanted to look elegant but not rigid in his suit. He wore a blue dress with a white shirt and an elegant tie. Simply perfect for the occasion.

simple wedding - bride and groom exchaning vows during the ceremony

No bridesmaids or maid of honour and no groomsmen or best men were involved in this simple wedding. The couple wanted to stay away from all traditions

simple wedding - bride and groom walking in the back of the villa

Wedding day

The bride decided to get ready with her mom in the bridal suite. A light make and a simple blow dry were the choice of the bride. Patrick and Lindsay decided to have the first look in the back of the villa and before to walk down the aisle.

simple wedding - bride getting ready in the bridal suite with her mother

The ceremony was intimate and with deep feelings involved. Tears of joy were everywhere.  After the ceremony the couple went away for a little while to take some couple’s shots.

simple wedding - entrance of the bride and groom at dinner

Speeches and fun stories about the couple took place during the aperitif and continued along the dinner. Everyone was so happy to be part of this simple wedding. They will keep these sweet memories of the feeling to belong a unique family.

simple wedding - bride and groom speech during dinner

Everything run smoothly on the day and it was exactly how Lindsay and Patrick envisioned. Guests fully enjoyed the day. We couldn’t expect more said the couple when the party was over.

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