7th June 2014 L&O Wedding in Tuscany La Rosa Canina

Wedding Design: Chic Weddings in Italy Floral Decor: La Rosa Canina Venue: Castello di Meleto
Wanting to work abroad after completing her MBA, Lauren moved from Pennsylvania to London in the fall of 2009. Soon after, while spending a night out on the town with some gal pals, she met Ollie, a Brit who had been celebrating his friend’s birthday with a pub crawl. Despite their initial chemistry, it took Ollie a few months of shy pursuit before the two shared a first date. “He would always use American holidays as an excuse to stay in touch, which I found sweet,” Lauren says. “We chatted…

Wanting to work abroad after completing her MBA, Lauren moved from Pennsylvania to London in the fall of 2009. Soon after, while spending a night out on the town with some gal pals, she met Ollie, a Brit who had been celebrating his friend’s birthday with a pub crawl. Despite their initial chemistry, it took Ollie a few months of shy pursuit before the two shared a first date. “He would always use American holidays as an excuse to stay in touch, which I found sweet,” Lauren says. “We chatted…

The bride and groom chose to have a destination wedding in Tuscany without either of them ever having been. “One of our first trips together was to Rome, and we loved the country,” Lauren says. “We’d heard how beautiful Tuscany was so we just went with it!” Wedding planner Clara Boatto of Chic Weddings organized a long weekend of venue scouting for the couple in various parts of the city. Through a friend’s recommendation, they visited Castello di Meleto—a historic castle located in the…

The bride and groom chose to have a destination wedding in Tuscany without either of them ever having been. “One of our first trips together was to Rome, and we loved the country,” Lauren says. “We’d heard how beautiful Tuscany was so we just went with it!” Wedding planner Clara Boatto of Chic Weddings organized a long weekend of venue scouting for the couple in various parts of the city. Through a friend’s recommendation, they visited Castello di Meleto—a historic castle located in the…

The invitations were printed on tea towels from Wedding Tea Towels for a touch of English flair. Designed with a personalized image of the castle, they were tied with twine and Mad Libs-inspired RSVP cards and sent out in envelopes lined with olive green tissue paper.

The invitations were printed on tea towels from Wedding Tea Towels for a touch of English flair. Designed with a personalized image of the castle, they were tied with twine and Mad Libs-inspired RSVP cards and sent out in envelopes lined with olive green tissue paper.

Ollie donned a midnight blue tux by Ozwald Boateng with a Lanvin bow tie and Church’s shoes. Lauren chose a pleated Reem Acra “Olivia” gown, complete with beaded cap sleeves and a knitted bodice. She paired her dress with Jimmy Choo shoes and a Vera Wang veil that she borrowed from a friend.

Ollie donned a midnight blue tux by Ozwald Boateng with a Lanvin bow tie and Church’s shoes. Lauren chose a pleated Reem Acra “Olivia” gown, complete with beaded cap sleeves and a knitted bodice. She paired her dress with Jimmy Choo shoes and a Vera Wang veil that she borrowed from a friend.

The bride topped off her ensemble with a pair of antique-style earrings from J.Crew. She carried two embroidered handkerchiefs: one belonging to her grandmother and another from a longtime friend, which had a monogram of her initials and the wedding date in blue.

The bride topped off her ensemble with a pair of antique-style earrings from J.Crew. She carried two embroidered handkerchiefs: one belonging to her grandmother and another from a longtime friend, which had a monogram of her initials and the wedding date in blue.

La Rosa Canina created the bride’s bouquet of roses, peonies, ranunculus, and olive branches.

La Rosa Canina created the bride’s bouquet of roses, peonies, ranunculus, and olive branches.

Lauren’s bridesmaids were her sisters. Lindsey and Mary Helena, and her sister-in-law, Eleanor. They wore identical Twobirds dresses in slate gray.

Lauren’s bridesmaids were her sisters. Lindsey and Mary Helena, and her sister-in-law, Eleanor. They wore identical Twobirds dresses in slate gray.

Clad in black tuxes and bow ties, Ollie’s groomsmen were his three best college buddies.

Clad in black tuxes and bow ties, Ollie’s groomsmen were his three best college buddies.

The blushing bride and her father were all smiles as they shared a special moment together.

The blushing bride and her father were all smiles as they shared a special moment together.

The couple’s wedding bands were placed inside a moss-lined glass box and set beside a bouquet of olive branches. “We didn’t actually use the ring box during the ceremony,” Lauren says. “Our ring bearers—my two nephews and godson—were too young, so in reality it was more ornamental.”

The couple’s wedding bands were placed inside a moss-lined glass box and set beside a bouquet of olive branches. “We didn’t actually use the ring box during the ceremony,” Lauren says. “Our ring bearers—my two nephews and godson—were too young, so in reality it was more ornamental.”

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