Vintage glamour in Tuscany
Raphaela and Charles’s Tuscan wedding was on the 18th August at the traditional church Abbadia a Isola.
The style chosen for the wedding was vintage glamour. It can be seen in the bride's pin-curled hair, bright red lipstick and the bridesmaid’s outfits which were very pretty. They wore white tops in various shapes and cuts, olive green circle skirts and their own choice of shoes. For their hair they wore pretty crowns of gypsophila and eucalyptus leaves.
Raphaela went with her father to the Abbadia a Isola in a vintage blue Citroen carrying a wild bouquet of wonderfully textured blooms in softly faded hues, including protea, hydrangea flowers and palm leaves.
Fluttering paper butterflies filled the air as Raphaela and Charles left the church, and everyone made their way over to the farmhouse in the Chianti Region, for a fun and relaxed outdoor reception and brunch. Cushions and throws were arranged beneath a shady canopy of white cotton. Some guests sat around a rustic round table decorated with lovely dried flowers and ate an assortment of lovely Italian hors d’oeuvres. During the picnic, Raphaela changed into her second dress, a pretty 1950s inspired circle dress, with a lovely full skirt, nipped in at the waist with a sash.
For the dinner in a stunning villa near Siena, Raphaela wore her long wedding dress once more, swapping her veil for a spectacular and stylish wide-brimmed hat trimmed with pheasant feathers.
Charles changed from his traditional morning suit into a classic tuxedo. Tables were set for dinner in the villa’s sheltered courtyard, shaded by trees, and with the old walls covered in deep green creeping ivy. From above threaded lights hung and below, long rustic tables were decorated with candles and lemons. A wonderful Italian feast was served, followed by a delicious millefoglie decorated with lots of icing fresh berries and a unicorn topper.