Venue: Relais Borgo Scopeto
Wedding planner: Grace Wedding
Photography: Laura Barbera
Amy & Joe got married at Relais Borgo Scopeto, in the beautiful countryside just outside Siena.
The weekend started off with a welcome BBQ.
Borgo Scopeto is a typical Tuscan estate with delightful views of the famous city of Siena which is only a few minutes away.
The Borgo has been beautifully restored and has all the elegance of yesteryear. From this corner of paradise you can see the Mangia Tower and Siena’s cathedral in the distance behind the gentle rolling hills.
On the wedding morning, a proper rain storm came, but it didn’t affect the spirit of Amy and Joe at all. They were determined to enjoy their wedding day with friends and family no matter what. Wedding ceremony had to be moved inside, but fortunately the sun came back out again, and the wedding reception carried on outside with the magical view of Tuscan countryside.
Venue: Borgo San Luigi
Wedding planner: Irish Weddings in Italy
Photographer: Brid O'Donovan
How would you or your friends describe yourselves as a couple?
Fun, relaxed, outgoing.
What are you excited for on the wedding day?
Bringing our closest friends and family together to experience the beauty of Italy and to just have one great
Why do you want to capture your wedding on video?
The beauty of Tuscany, our fun characters and just the relaxed vibe of our wedding! keeping it
The proposal? Tell me everything
April fools night, actually just touching midnight on April fools night, on the steps in front of the National
Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Louise used to live in London when she was working in fashion design and we
were returning for a weekend as James was supposed to be working there. We had been having afew
cocktails in Sketch Bar and were on ouor way home. It was quite funny as it was April foools day!
The Venue? … Why did you choose this place above anywhere else?
We love Italy and most especially Tuscany. Our wedding planner sent us on a preview trip last summer
and we just fell in love with Monteriggioni, its charm, authenticity, simplicity. Borgo San Luigi is a great fit
What experience do you want to give to your guests?
An Italian one!! Just great food, music, lots of fun and lots of dancing!!
Thank you so much!! We love the video! It's just perfect. It's a perfect memento of our day. You've summed it up beautifully! This is so special to mike and I and our families. Your work is one of the highlights of our whole wedding. The video is incredible. It's edited so beautifully and thoughtfully - truly unlike anything I've seen before. You captured the day perfectly
Faye & Mike got married in the beautiful Villa di Ulignano, in the Tuscan countryside.
They got to share their day with their gorgeous baby Oliver, family and friends. Their wedding was memorable, here is the story of their special day.
Vendors and special thanks:
Wedding planner: Martina from Italyweddings, special shout out for her professionalism and for organizing such a wonderful wedding. Thanks for looking after us throughout the entire day.
Photography: Rosie Hardy, Rosie and Georgia are not just professional people and really talented photographers, but also a joy to work with. Thanks for making my job on the day so easy.
Florist: Le petit Jardin
The Venue? … Why did you choose this place above anywhere else?: We've always loved Italy - we love everything about it and if we could master the language and find work out there, I'm pretty sure we would move there tomorrow! Instead we will have to be happy with having holidays in Italy and we can't wait to take Oliver as he gets older. We love the people, the weather, the fact that wherever you turn it looks like a picture postcard and we LOVE LOVE LOVE the food and wine. We will never get enough of Italy! It will always be a special place to us. We just need to crack the language!
What are you excited for on the wedding day?: Seeing all of our favourite people in one place. We don't throw many parties to celebrate events for example our birthdays we usually just spend together. So, it will be lovely to celebrate in style in beautiful Tuscany with all of our closest people.
Why do you want to capture your wedding on video?: So we can look back and see things in real time, not just through stills of a photograph. It will be lovely to show our child/children! Even though Oliver will be around, he obviously won't remember the event so it will be so special to show him that he was at our wedding and is the next piece to our puzzle! Also, at the risk of sounding morbid, it will be lovely to capture the speeches on film. When our parents are no longer with us, it will be sp special to have video footage of them at the day, speaking at such a memorable time in our lives.
What experience do you want to give to your guests?: I want people to have fun, more than anything. I want people to relax and enjoy some time away. I prey we get some good weather as us Brits do deserve it! We so appreciate people taking time off work to come spend time at our wedding - it's so important to us that people know how much we appreciate that. We don't want things to feel too formal but we just want people to make new friends and enjoy the unique experience of a destination wedding in a lovely villa.
You guys?.… What do you do?.. .. What’s important in life?: We love our home and invest a lot of energy and time into it. It's so important to us both to have a home where we feel completely relaxed in and happy in. I can't explain why really, but it just is! Mike has a stressful job and it's just important for us that he can come home to a space that he enjoys. I'm a home bird too. As much as I love holidays, my favourite place is my home and that's why we're always making plans with our house.