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Hillside Fairytale Italian Wedding

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How many times would you need to pinch yourself to believe you were actually about to get married in Italy's Tuscan countryside? This gorgeous corner of the world is the stunning backdrop to Bethany and Matt's hillside fairytale Italian wedding, and what a wedding it was!
Designed by Franci's Flowers Wedding Design and captured by Rosapaola Lucibelli, you will definitely need to take a second look in the full gallery just to wrap your mind around this fabulous day.

Villa Il Patriarca in the Tuscan countryside

Words From The Vendors

From Franci's Flowers Wedding Design:When the mother of the bride started describing Bethany and Matt to me, I honestly fell in love with the lovely couple and I started envisioning how beautiful their wedding could be! I was ecstatic with how it turned out and nearly jumped out of my chair when I saw the amazing images of the Massey wedding captured by the talented Rosapaola Lucibelli.

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From the Bride

Choosing to do a Destination Wedding is a big decision. My advice is to take the risk! Not only does the essence of picking a unique destination location add to the beauty of the ceremony, it is a great excuse for a vacation. Choosing to have a destination Wedding is a great way to bring families together and create unforgettable memories with the people closest to you.

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Italian Wedding

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My advice to all Brides is to expect the unexpected and if things go wrong, do not stress. Always remember the true meaning behind your glamorous wedding, the love that you get to share with the person closest to your heart. In addition to this recommendation, the staff at the Villa Il Patriarca could not have been more accommodating in fulfilling all of my wishes for our magical day. I highly recommend coordinating with the staff and managers before booking the venue of your interest.

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A Bit About the Cake

Looking to class up your dessert table? Take a cue from Bethany and Matt's gorgeous wedding cake! A classic white wedding cake topped with pink roses but tied with satin ribbons to give it that extra bit of wedding "wow factor". We love it!

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Want to see even more? Take another look into this gorgeous day below with video by Giuliano Bausano.


Read on to see how much this Hillside Fairytale Italian Wedding wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

Some great budget tips that Matt and I discovered when planning our destination wedding were to pick accommodations for our stay that also fits our desire for a Wedding venue. The Villa il Patriarca offered a beautiful scenic location nestled away in the rolling hills of Tuscany. The Villa had just enough room for our guests which allowed privacy for our Wedding and an unforgettable stay at the villa. Using the wedding party accommodations for the venue was a big money saver on our final budget.
Budget Included:
50 guests.
5 course sit down reception dinner open bar for 4 hours
5 piece ensemble, Firenze Classica , which included the harp , and Gabriel's Oboe DJ for the Dance party The cost of the wedding excluding air fare and accommodations, approximately 30,000 dollars

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