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Guests wore pastels for this Florence wedding at Villa le Fontanelle

wedding dress with detachable puff sleeves

In the heart of Tuscany, just a few minutes from the center of Florence, Riley and Ben hosted their timeless destination wedding. Set against the backdrop of the historic Villa le Fontanelle, their intimate, family-focused celebration unfolded like a dream, weaving together an elegant palette of lilac, pink, peach, white, light green, light blue, and orange. Even their dress code for guests reflected this pastel palette that complemented the gardens and early summer flowers of the villa. Keep scrolling to see how this perfect pastel wedding came together with the help of Original Tuscan Wedding.

hand drawn wedding invitations

Illustrations by the mother of the bride

Photographed by L&V Photography - Letizia Maccarini, the stationery from Little House Art by Kim Arrington was composed of calligraphed invitations adorned with illustrated drawings of Florence and the villa painted by the mother of the bride, who is an artist! Each envelope was adorned with one of a variety of purposefully chosen stamps that alluded to elements of the wedding.

small white and green boutonniere cream and light blue groom look

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Elegant bridal style - with puff sleeves!

Bride Riley opted for a glamorous and elegant dress with puff sleeves and embroidered fabric. The look was complemented with an updo framing her face, light makeup by the bridal team by Pamela Leti, and pearl earrings and a necklace.

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pastel wedding ceremony arrangements in large vases

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As the day of the celebration began, guests gathered in the villa's gardens in a small chapel nestled amidst verdant foliage. Flanking the altar, two grand vases by Viola Malva overflowed with roses, ranunculus, and delicate wildflowers—a vibrant tapestry of color and fragrance that filled the air.

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rattan outdoor furniture vibrant pastel floral arrangements

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A canopied imperial table

After a sparkling aperitivo near the fountain the newlyweds and their loved ones convened under a gazebo in front of the villa, where an imperial table awaited with an abundance of flowers, candles, and fairy lights.

canopy of string lights

Lean into the Italian-inspired food and drinks!

As the evening unfolded, laughter and music filled the air, mingling with the aroma of Italian delicacies and fine wines thanks to Roland's Florence.

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An Italian folk band for the reception

As for the party, the couple made a nontraditional choice for their music. Instead of a DJ, they opted for a live Italian folk band that played fun Italian classics and pop music. This special entertainment kept every guest singing and dancing all night!

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