The bride and groom, Lital and Andrea, who own LA-based event production company, Padano Productions, knew they wanted to get married at the beautiful Villa Medicea di Lilliano right outside of Florence, Italy. “One of the first places we traveled to together as a couple was Florence, and we both fell in love with the city!” tells the bride.
The Tuscan wedding included 95 family members for a three-day celebration that included lots and lots of love and plenty of fun. The couple even had a pizza party in the garden, complete with a gelato mobile at their rehearsal dinner.
Here’s what the bride had to say about her wedding details…
Described as “very us,” the bride gushes about how the wedding was truly a blend of their Italian, Israeli and American culture.
The bride’s brother in law is a graphic design artist so he created a really special invitation for the couple. According to the bride, “he drew us as cartoon characters (bride and groom, of course)! He also designed our map, rehearsal dinner invitation, as well as our ceremony program.”
The bride got her Rivini by Rita Vinieris dress at Kinsley James Couture Bridal in Los Angeles. “I was looking for something boho chic and comfortable,” she tells us. “What I loved the most was that you could see the bottom layer of lace through the top layer – it was just the right amount of lace for me. Simple with beautiful and subtle details.”
The best part of the ceremony:
“The entire ceremony was special for us, especially since it was officiated by a very close family member who lives in Israel,” explains the bride. “We worked with him for months on making our ceremony very personal and meaningful.”
The couple wanted bold, colorful flowers and that is exactly what they got. “We basically had a floral runner made of chamomile, white veronicas, lavender, yellow spray roses, orange dahlias, white peonies and pink lisianthus. We also had beautiful glass candleholders of different heights spread out across the tables. The same flowers were used for my bouquet.”
Edoardo Agresti was the couple’s photographer for their wedding and, according to the bride, “we wanted someone who was going to capture the day as it happened without being told to much how to pose or where to look. He captured real, candid, natural photos in a beautiful artistic way. He uses the natural light and shadows and takes a lot of photos of reflections.”
We love a good theme and so does the couple. They gave their guests a customized tote bag that said “That’s Amore,” along with two bottles of wine, mini bottles of olive oil with traditional Italian confetti candy, and “A LOT” of Italian snacks and goodies.
This destination wedding was, indeed, a magical evening under the Tuscan sun(set).