Italy has long been my “it” place, drawing me in and nurturing my soul. I recently spent 10 days in Tuscany and Abruzzo, and again, the experience left me changed. Slow down, witness the ancient elements coexisting with the modern, and bask in the unparalleled generosity and hospitality of the Italian people. If this sounds like something you would like to experience in your daily life, then imagine how this experience could change your wedding planning journey.
I am excited to share with you what I discovered. Come with me – imagine the possibilities of your Italian wedding.
I help couples plan one of the most meaningful days of their life. The wedding day is the destination, but the steps to get there are equally important. When you choose your wedding venue, you set a tone for your wedding day. Couples may overlook the impact that this decision could have on the months that lead up to the wedding day.
One of my favorite destinations in Italy is Artimino, a picturesque and sprawling estate situated just 15 miles outside of Florence. Someone might say that it has it all; this generalization really deserves a more detailed explanation. If you choose Artimino as your wedding destination, you get the pristine beauty and charm of the Tuscan countryside. The famous Medici Villa “La Ferdinanda“, a UNESCO heritage site, is located in Artimino, along with a museum and a medieval hilltop village. Your guests are situated in comfort and luxury, at a 57-room 4-star hotel or village apartments.
Jean Georges Tayar (GM) has an amazing team, including Marusca Innocenti and Elena Naldi who understand the true meaning of hospitality and create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for guests at Artimino. Their simple greeting was “Taste the beauty and history at Artimino” and they meant it! The estate houses vineyards and sprawling wine cellars, offering wine tasting and some of the best wines the region has to offer. Chefs create delicious gourmet experiences using the freshest ingredients, all grown at the Artimino farm. The property’s 18,000 olive plants produce a top quality extra-virgin olive oil, via the cold press, in the style developed in Etruscan times.
Not only do you enjoy the most delicious food, but you and your guests can learn how to make pasta in the traditional Italian style when you take a cooking class from the renowned Chef de cuisine.
Ah, but let’s not forget why you came here – it’s your wedding! Here is where the options become truly endless – whether you envision an outdoor wedding overlooking the gently rolling green hills,with the backdrop of the medieval castle or you prefer the old-world charm of the winery. There are endless possibilities, for parties of any size, with the natural backdrops so beautiful that they need very little adornment.
Did I mention that fireworks are available here?
Just say “I do!” and contact us… we can plan it all for you.