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Deborah and Ray…., from Birmingham, wanted to really raise the roof for their wedding celebrations in Italy!
As the English lecturer and motor technician said their vows they could look up and see the blue Tuscan sky through the beautiful roofless chapel at San Galgano in Tuscany – just one of the reasons they chose to marry in Italy.
The beautiful setting is said to be the scene of the Italian legendary sword in the stone and was just a stone’s throw from where the happy couple held their Italian themed reception.
Surrounded by organic local lemons and white orange blossom the couple could see the chapel from their villa where they stayed and held their reception.
The couple were determined to have a small wedding without fuss and invited only 21 close family and friends. The biggest extravagance for the day was the string trio who played at both the ceremony and the wedding breakfast.
The wedding was arranged by Erica Bellini, Tuscan wedding planner with Tuscan Dreams, a company renowned for its beautiful celebrations for 2 to 200 guests and with years of experience and more than 150 weddings.
Deborah says: “We would not change anything about our wedding, it really was perfect. If I was giving advice to anyone planning a wedding I would say remember it is all about you and your partner so plan what you want rather than what is expected. The very last thing we wanted was a huge ‘do’ where my husband and I would hardly see each other for the whole day!”
Deborah wore a dress from Phase Eight and her accessories were also from the high street. Her family made the favours and her Aunt made the invitations. She made the cake herself but the Italian florist completed the look with the beautiful lemons and white flowers.
Erica says: “Deborah and Ray really enjoyed their wedding day and their time with the family in Tuscany. It was lovely to work with a couple who really did want the wedding to be about their special day and people who really mattered to them. It was a beautiful wedding and shows that simple really can be stunning in Italy!.”