The fabulous wedding weekend in Tuscany of Enrica and Danny at Il Borro estate was full of memories that we will always hold dear. Perched upon a hill and surrounded by the verdant woods of the Valdarno Superiore (upper Arno Valley), during the Middle Ages this ancient Tuscan fortress was bitterly fought over by the noblest families of Tuscany for its strategic position. In the 16th century, the Marquises of the Borro family expanded the stronghold and built a spectacular manor where to enjoy the Tuscan countryside. The Ferragamo family chose Il Borro as the place most dear to their hearts and acquired the estate in 1993. It has been beautifully restored and transformed into a luxury “albergo diffuso” with accommodation spread around the medieval village in exclusive suites and charming farmhouses.
Enrica and Danny contacted us a year and a half before the wedding. Both living in Malta, Danny is Maltese while Enrica has Italian origins and knows very well the beautiful Umbria region, where her family owns a house. They spent their Christmas holidays in Tuscany, and when they saw Il Borro they knew immediately that this was the perfect place they were looking for. Their wedding was going to be a big event with over 200 guests, and this venue is ideal to accommodate a large party that wants to enjoy a family-style celebration together.
The celebrations started the day before the wedding when the guests gathered in the cozy Piazzetta of the village for an Italian rustic party. What is better than a pizza party to start a true Italian celebration? 4 different flavors of pizza were baked on spot in a stone oven. A lively combination of flowers, fruit, and herbs adorned the reception with its bright hues of lilac, orange, red, yellow, green and blue. Hundreds of fairy lights suspended over the Piazzetta created the atmosphere of a traditional Italian village festival.
On the first day, an intimate Catholic ceremony was held in the village church for the couple and the closest members of the family. On the second day, a spiritual ceremony was organized in the magnificent gardens with all the guests.
The bride chose a romantic bouquet with light pink roses and white orchids, wrapped with a silk ribbon, that complemented perfectly the ballgown silhouette of her tulle and lace dress by Oscar de la Renta. The wedding stationery was created by Shhh My Darling with a custom watercolor design.
The stunning flower decorations are the masterpiece by Tuscany Flowers, in a romantic and organic style, inspired by a flower market. Wicker baskets full of roses, dahlias, scabiosa, delphinium, limonium, veronica mixed with greenery were arranged all around the ceremony area. The pastel color palette included hues of ivory, blush, light pink, mauve and lavender mixed with greenery and little touches of marsala. The delicate patterns of Toile de Jouy harmonised perfectly with the soft hues of the flowers.
Cocktail was served in the Italian Garden and terrace of the Villa. Thereafter the couple and guests moved to the wedding banquet organized in a greenhouse-style marquee. Here a magical forest was created with lime trees in decorated pots and with a fantastic pergola of flowers in dusty pink, mauve and lilac. The same flowers were also on the reception tables, arranged in an organic style and complemented by antique gold vases and candleholders. Lanterns and crystal chandeliers completed the fairy-tale atmosphere.
After the wedding banquet, a fabulous cake by Sugar & Spice, an American bakery based in Florence, made its sumptuous entrance for the cake cutting. The celebration went on until late at night with plenty of dancing, joy and laughter.
We have added plenty of images to this photo gallery because every detail is stunning! Thanks to Gianluca & Mary Adovasio for capturing all the beauty and enchantment of this wedding. Do not miss the wedding video by Matteo Castelluccia and please contact us if you are thinking to get married in Tuscany.
Image Credits: Gianluca & Mary Adovasio ©.