Real Weddings: Carolyn + Robert

Confession time.  I love weddings, but there’s one thing I love more, and that’s travel.  So the moment I set eyes on Carolyn and Robert’s gorgeous destination wedding in Tuscany, I was smitten.  Clara Boatto of Chic Weddings in Italy worked with the couple to create an elegant wedding weekend for their guests coming to Italy from around the globe!  The ceremony took place in front of the 14th century Villa Vignamaggio, and the reception was held in the sunken garden beneath antique chandeliers hanging from the trees.  Guests dined on Italian delicacies including baked aubergine and parmesan with buffalo mozarella, basil and toasted pine nuts.  And in lieu of a guestbook, notes on sepia postcards of Vignamaggio were collected in a vintage suitcase decorated with memorabilia from Robert’s proposal to Carolyn onboard the British Pullman.  I vote we all close our eyes and dream a moment, pretending we have jumped inside these gorgeous images from Lisa Poggi!










The following destination wedding vendors contributed to Carolyn and Robert’s wedding:

Photography – Lisa Poggi \ Venue, rentals, and linens – Villa Vignamaggio \ Floral – Marie Lou Fiori \ Wedding planning and design – Clara Boatto of Chic Weddings in Italy \ Stationery – Cardlab \ Calligraphy – Urbis Scriptores \ Gown – Caroline Castigliano \ Bridesmaids – Ann Taylor \ Jewelry and Veil – Caroline Castigliano \ Headpiece – Emmy \ Shoes – Jimmy Choo \ Suit – Formally Yours \ Catering – Villa Vignamaggio, Ristoro di Lamole, Dario Cechetti \ Bakery – Little Venice Cake Company \ DJ – Francis Jay \ Lighting – Il Cerimoniere \ Jazz Trio, String Quartet and Harpist – Tuscany Music \ Gelato and Crochenbouche – Anticadelizia \ Paper Lanterns – The Hanging Lantern Company \ Groom’s Shoes – Patrick Cox \ Place cards – Place Cards UK \ Postcards – Zazzle