This wedding was so beautifully and thoughtfully captured by photographers Luke and Caludia of Rossini Photography in Italy. Stefano, is a wine seller in Rome and Paola an architect. When planning their wedding they had always dreamed of celebrating it in a vineyard. And, the Italian countryside offers so many options! They ended up at Orvieto, in Umbria-- the perfect solution where they had the opportunity to get married in the magnificent cathedral in the ancient and medieval town. Add to that they scored the perfect venue for the reception, Decugnano dei Barbi, a well known vineyard producing excellent white and red wines. Decugnano dei Barbi is a proper “agriturismo”, a farm reserving part of its space and activities to work as a hotel. The Agriturismi are becoming very popular because they are the most authentic way to experience the countryside: you live on a farm, you enjoy the place, you eat meals prepared with ingredients grown within the same farm. And when the place is in such a beautiful and uncontaminated area as the countryside surrounding Orvieto, then the experience is superb.
The bride looked stunning in her tailored made dress by Angelo, a family friend. The event design and tableu de marriage where carefully thought out by the wedding planner Laura Serventi with theme colors being lilac, green and white. The floral design was taken care by a local flower shop, L’Erbavoglio, who decorated the tables with natural herbs and spices.
The guests enjoyed a meal done expressively by the farm's restaurant, Decugnano dei Barbi. From cheese and ham tastings, to spaghetti all’amatriciana, all were served and accompanied by local red and white wines produced in the farm’s vineyard. And perfect ending to a perfect day….the groom was thrown in the swimming pool!