Tuscany. Tuscany. Tuscany. So overexposed but never underestimated, so predictable and always full of surprises. A sure thing for a memorable wedding in Tuscany and that is why over and over again, couples getting married in Italy come to The Enchanted Hamlet in Val d’Orcia - Tuscany’s beating heartland - for an Italian wedding weekend.
Rising above the rolling countryside of Siena, the stone farmhouses of the 15th century Tuscan retreat embrace the central Hamlet square with sincere Tuscan warmth; this is exactly what Deborah and Rafael were looking for to welcome their family and friends who traveled so far to celebrate with them.
Every corner of the Enchanted Hamlet speaks sophistication: parasol pines, ivy-clad chapel, an enormous ancient oak tree reaching out across the piazza, shading the endless wedding breakfast table beneath that is dressed for a fancy dinner party!
In-season flowers and hurricane-glass candelabras line the center table surrounded by mercury vases and florals in Deborah’s palette of white, rose, blush, and olive green, all well-spaced, without crowding the chic place settings marked with a single olive branch and a twig of rosemary. Savory Italian food catered to a tee and Chianti wine in each glass ... an Italian wedding menu to die for.
But the real ‘wow’ moment took everyone by surprise as Italian Tenor David sang some classic opera favorites during dinner, bringing tears and goosebumps to music loving guests.
Mason jars and chandeliers hung over the dance floor making the after dinner setting just perfect for drinking and dancing and carrying on after two days of celebrating.
The real Tuscan experience Deborah and Rafael dreamed of for their wedding day was complete in every detail: accommodations for all their guests, special activities to have fun together, a wedding day celebration that unfolded absolutely flawlessly. What more could you want for your wedding in Italy?
Words from Deborah and Rafael:
Catering: The service and quality were absolutely superb!
Music: I had to pinch myself to make sure this was actually happening at my wedding!
Flowers: I remember sitting at dinner and looking around me and not believing it was real life and that it was my life - it was absolutely magical!
Location: One of my favorite memories was having breakfast with all of our guests the morning after our wedding - the breakfast was delicious and the setting couldn't have been better.
Hair and makeup: The makeup lasted all day, despite the heat!
Wedding Planning: We are so happy that we chose to go with Distinctive Italy Weddings!
We were very impressed with your responsiveness and professionalism. Planning with Raffaela was a pleasure - she was patient, organized, and simpatica! It is obvious that she truly cares about her couples and will do anything to make sure they are happy! I am a very detail oriented person and had many personal touches that I wanted to incorporate in our wedding. Raffaela was able to execute every last detail to perfection! Every guest was blown away with the beauty and overwhelming feeling of love and warmth at our Welcome Dinner and Wedding Day. We have had so many friends and family tell us that it was the wedding of the century, and that they have never and will never again attend such an amazing wedding celebration. Thank you so much for making our dream wedding a reality! We will never forget it!
PART 1 - THE WELCOME DINNER
PART II - THE WEDDING DAY!!