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A Tuscan Love Story {The Wedding of Kerry & Andy}


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A Tuscan Love Story {The Wedding of Kerry & Andy}

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Kerry runs the amazing Tineke Flowers and has been a friend of us at Save the Date Magazine for many years so we are beyond excited to share her incredible wedding day with you … It was important to Kerry and Andy that their day would be relaxed and stress free and so they hopped on a plane and married in a villa surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Italy.

Over to Kerry to tell you all about it…

“I would describe our theme as rustic elegance. We wanted our wedding to be timeless, elegant and relaxed. I would say the wedding dress, suits, bridesmaids and flowers all created the elegant touch. To contrast with the elegance we were keen to use props such as exposed wood tables for the wedding breakfast to create an authentic rustic style.

One of the main reasons for marrying in Italy (apart from the obvious beauty of the place) was for the laid back and relaxed attitude of the Italians. We were keen to keep the food and wine typically Tuscan, and left most of the choices to our fabulous chef, Antonio. Having been together for over 14 years, we were keen to be as relaxed and stress free as possible on our big day.

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The venue was out of this world, it was the first place we visited and as soon as we walked down the tree lined drive, we knew it was for us. It was out in the sticks, around a 2 hour drive from Pisa, but every single guest absolutely loved it. The venue enabled everyone to stay close but still having their own lovely “holiday” space. We loved the fact that we and the main family could stay for an entire week with guests arriving for our 3 day celebration. The villa’s decor was typically Tuscan which is exactly what we wanted for our wedding.

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My beautiful friend Avie who once worked at my business Tineke Floral Designs, along with Bro-maids John and Shaun, created my wedding flowers for us. I think they may have underestimated the amount of flowers ordered, with poor Avie still running around right up until the ceremony, but it was all worth it. Conditioning the flowers a couple of days before the wedding, with my friends and family was really good fun and quite surreal – drinking the villa’s wine made it even more fun!

I chose Timeless Couture for my wedding dress, Astra, the designer for Timeless Couture was amazing from start to finish. From sketch to fitting on the wedding day, Astra sketched a dress based on my ideas, then created a toile and ideas evolved from there. She is so creative and talented and the experience was unforgettable.

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Matt Brown photographed the day. As well as being a very good friend, he was fantastic on the day in challenging and unexpected weather conditions! Matt has a very relaxed and laid back approach and created emotional images that we will cherish forever.

Lara Elliott was our videographer. Lara is very lovely, very unobtrusive and we are really looking forward to seeing the video she created, I hear that she captured the rumbling thunder!

Cristina Lazzarotto was our make-up artist and made us all feel stunning on the day and we had the fabulous James White do our hair. He was a whizz on the day, creating gorgeous hair for ten ladies and one bro-maid.

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Our wedding rings were by Rachel Helen Designs. Antonio Gambaro was our caterer for the wedding breakfast. The food was incredible! People are still talking about it, especially the steak! He supplied a pizza party for the day before, then a traditional Tuscan banquet for the wedding and finally a BBQ for the day after.

Bespoke Tailor created the suits for the husband and best man. We used Gracie Bleu Bridal Menswear for ushers, bro-maids and father’s suits. We got beautiful cards and door hangers that we used for our guests itinerary for the three days from Best Day Ever.

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We had a Queen Tribute band called Mercury for the entertainment at the pizza party with the lead singer Joseph dancing to Queen on a terrace in Tuscany – an incredible memory I will never forget!

Our wedding was just perfect. After 14 years together, it was so amazing to have such a gorgeous 3 days with our close friends and immediate family. The weather was typically our luck, as there was a cyclone in Australia when Andy proposed too but I wouldn’t have changed it for the world. Just perfect.

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Images by Matt Brown Photography
Make -up – Cristina Lazzarotto
Hair – James White
Videographer – Lara Elliott
Dress – Timeless Couture
Cards & Door Hangers – Best Day Ever
Rings – Rachel Helen Designs
Caterer – Antonio Gambaro
Suits – Bespoke TailorGracie Bleu Bridal Menswear
Flowers – Tineke Floral Designs

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