Kirsty and Neil


Real Life Wedding by Tuscan Dreams

Name : Kirsty and Neil

AgeKirsty – 27, Neil – 31

Profession:Kirsty – Human Resources Advisor, Neil – works in the Automotive Industry

Where do you come from :Staffordshire, UK

1. How did you meet?

We met at a house party in 1996 but I don’t actually remember Neil being there but remember his friends.We met again a few years later and eventually he asked me to be his girlfriend in February 1998.

2. How did you get engaged?

We’d been together for 9 years by the time Neil proposed in August 2007.Neil told me he was talking me away as a surprise.He took me to Paris for 4 days and it rained the whole time we were there.On the last night we went for a meal and then sat on the grass beneath the Eiffel tower.Neil got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.I just couldn’t stop crying and of course, I said yes!

3. How did you choose where to conduct the ceremony and have the reception?

We’d been on holiday to Tuscany in June 2007 with my parents to a farmhouse in Montespertoli.This was before we were engaged but whilst there we did say how lovely it would be for a wedding.Tuscany was so fresh in our minds when we got engaged and then we found tuscan dreams on the internet and decided to contact them.We visited Villa Gambassi in March 2008 and then again in January 2009 to taste the food for the wedding and see the church, Santa Maria a Chianni.We loved everything about it and knew this was where we wanted to get married.

4. What research and planning did you do before the wedding?

Once we’d found

The theme of your wedding and why did you chose that theme
No particular theme – blue and silver
Colour scheme of wedding: Navy blue and silver
Music/entertainment: On the wedding day – organ at the Church and then violin and cello back at the reception venue.  We had a further reception party back in the UK to celebrate with family and friends who couldn’t join us in Italy.  We hired a band called Hipster – they were excellent and everyone boogied the night away!!