Morgan And James Destination Wedding In Tuscany

Written by    Last updated: November 10, 2014

We love this week’s Real Wedding from our friends at Infinity Weddings and Events, who helped Morgan and James plan their dream day in Tuscany. Every aspect of their destination wedding is breathtaking, from Morgan’s dress, the stunning rustic venue to the jaw-droppingly beautiful forest location. So, sit back and enjoy!

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Bride and Groom… Morgan and James

Wedding date… 6th September 2014

We met… At a work networking event, through a mutual contact. I told James I was far too focussed on my career to have a boyfriend, and he saw that as a challenge.

The proposal… Was on the  two year anniversary of our first date and James took me to Prague for the weekend. James popped the question on the Charles Bridge! We celebrated with delicious Czech beer.  He had bought a ring from Accessorize with him, which he proposed with and then we went shopping together to Grays Antiques in London when we got back and bought a stunning vintage 1950s ring.

James knew I was ‘the one’… When he was on holiday in Brazil when we first started dating, sitting on Sugarloaf  mountain and the only person he wanted to share  it with was me.

Length of engagement... 18 months

Pronovias, strapless lace wedding dress | White and silver bridal shoes| Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk

My dress was… A Pronovias gown. I went shopping with my bridesmaid Chrissy to Mirror Mirror in Crouch End and it was the first dress I tried on. I chose a lace strapless dress with a glamorous Italian ‘La Dolce Vita’ vibe. The dress was figure hugging with a stunning train and plenty of va-va-voom!

Bridesmaids helping the bride get ready for her big day | White and silver bridal shoes| Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Long bridal veil | Bridesmaids helping bride with her veil | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Long bridal veil | Bridesmaids helping bride with her veil | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk

Our bridesmaids and groomsmen were… My 3 oldest friends were my bridesmaids and James had his two best friends from school to be his best men.

Bridesmaid spraying perfume on the bride | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Groom with his best men | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Bride on her way to the ceremony| Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Groom waiting for his bride at the altar | Bride with her father and bridesmaids on her way to the ceremony| Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Bridesmaids in coral sleeveless dresses walking down the aisle | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding ceremony was… At a villa outside San Miniato in rural Tuscany. We had 65 guests and the whole weekend was magical. On the Friday night we had an informal dinner in the evening with fresh oven baked pizzas, which were the best pizza we’ve ever had! On Saturday, most of our guests either explored the local San Miniato, or chilled out by the pool. The wedding ceremony was in the evening on the terrace, with Prosecco and canapés afterwards, followed by a delicious 4 course dinner. After that, there was a party in the courtyard, with lights in the trees, a cocktail bar, and a tequila station! The party went on to about 5am. We chose the villa as it offered us everything in one place, we wanted to have a relaxed, informal and fun wedding in stunning surroundings, with our friends and family, and have good food and wine in the sunshine. We could also accommodate the majority of our guests in the villa’s apartments.

Bride in her staples lace Pronovias dress, walking down the aisle with her father | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Bride in white strapless Pronovias dress with her groom, in a grey suit with coral tie | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Bride in white strapless Pronovias dress with her groom, in a grey suit with coral tie, saying their vows | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Groom taking the wedding rings from his best man | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Groom placing the ring on the brides finger | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk The first kiss as husband and wife | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Guests talking pictures of the newlyweds | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk

Our favourite part of the wedding was… Exchanging our vows in front of all of our friends and family in the most stunning location. I also enjoyed the speeches, my dad ‘outsourced’ some of his speech, and got the bridesmaids, my mum and gran to all say a few words, which was very special.

Our wedding was unique and special because… We were so chuffed that so many of our friends and family flew out to spend the weekend with us. The whole weekend was so relaxed and fun, an hour before the wedding everyone was still by the pool in the sunshine! To do it over three days meant that we were able to spend a lot of quality time with friends and family and not rush to get around speaking to everyone.

Group shot of the bride and groom with their wedding guests | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding photographer was… Domenico Costabile , he was brilliant!

Official wedding shot in the forest | Bride and groom holding hands in the forest | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Official wedding shot in the forest | Bride and groom holding hands in the forest | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Official wedding shot in the forest | Bride and groom holding hands in the forest | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Official wedding shot in the forest | Bride and groom kissing | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Wedding reception at Villa Bucciano , Tuscany | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding colours were… Light colours in keeping with the surroundings. James and his best men wore powder blue suits; we based the colours of the flowers and bridesmaids around this with all ivory and blush flowers. The bridesmaids were in different shades of purples and pinks, they chose their own dresses.

White wedding table decor | Wedding reception at Villa Bucciano , Tuscany |Ivory and pick rose bridal bouquet | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Wedding reception at Villa Bucciano , Tuscany | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk  Bride and groom entering their wedding reception at Villa Bucciano , Tuscany | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Bridesmaid making her speech during the wedding reception at Villa Bucciano , Tuscany | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk  Guests celebrating the wedding with party poppers | Wedding reception at Villa Bucciano , Tuscany | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk

Bride and groom with their wedding guest outside the Villa Bucciano , Tuscany | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Bride and groom cutting their wedding cake | Wedding reception at Villa Bucciano , Tuscany | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Bride and groom celebrating with champagne| Wedding reception at Villa Bucciano , Tuscany | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk

Our first dance was… You Are The Best Thing, by Ray LaMontagne.

First dance to You Are The Best Thing, by Ray LaMontagne| Wedding reception at Villa Bucciano , Tuscany | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Guest dancing at the wedding reception at Villa Bucciano , Tuscany | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk  Wedding guests lifting the bride and groom | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk Wedding guests lifting the bride and groom | Morgan and James Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings | Confetti.co.uk

What is your advice for other brides? Relax and enjoy it. All our guests commented on how much fun our wedding was, and I’m sure it was because we were so relaxed and having fun too. We also had a wedding planner Barbara Calo (from Infinity Weddings and Events). We couldn’t have done it without her! I would recommend to anyone getting married abroad to get a planner.

Our honeymoon was… To Sardinia after the wedding for 6 days, and are planning a 2 to 3 weeks trip to Vietnam in a few months.

Suppliers

Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Wedding Shoes: Debenhams | Wedding Suits: Next | Wedding Planners: Infinity Weddings and Events | Wedding Photographer: Domenico Costabile

This article was written by

Sahdia Qayyum
Sahdia Qayyum has over six years experience in the wedding industry as a planner and designer; she has a clear vision of what brides are looking for.

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