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Lisa Poggi

Spending a wedding weekend in another location is already sublime. Spending a wedding weekend in Tuscany is a whole different ball game altogether and it’s fact that no matter what you do on the itinerary, it will definitely be a memorable weekend because hello, it’s Tuscany. Lisa Poggi captured Neda and Sajj’s beautiful wedding complete with professionals like Super Tuscan Wedding Planners and Tuscany Flowers working their own wedding magic.

Tuscany weddings - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

From the wedding planners, Super Tuscan Wedding Planners: When we first met Neda and Sajj, a lovely couple originally from Iran but living in London, we immediately felt the sense of how wonderful their wedding would have been. The challenge they proposed was really simple but at the same time really cool: organize three days of classy, informal and memorable events in Florence, including their dream wedding in Tuscany, of course! So we first met and we all knew that we were on the same page.

wedding dresses - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

neutral wedding bouquets - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

groom and groomsmen - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

We visited together their ideal wedding venue, an amazing castle, Vincigliata Castle, a few minutes from the Florence city center and we selected the best suppliers. We planned together each small detail to get the result of an amazing summer weekend of joy in Florence and to succeed in the realization of Neda and Saj’s dream: a romantic, cool, crazy, and fun wedding in Tuscany! The preparation of the bride and groom took place at Hotel Portrait. This was just the perfect background to frame every moment and let each memory stay in their minds forever. As soon as guests arrived at the Castle, they were met with the warm sound of a great string quartet. The ceremony was magic, performed in the medieval cloister in the traditional way of Persian wedding ceremonies, accompanied by a Santoor, played to recreate the right Iranian atmosphere! The cocktail hour was a really refreshing moment, right after the touching one of the ceremony!

wedding dress bodice with appliques - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

wedding fashion - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

wedding ceremony in courtyards -photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

wedding ceremony traditions - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

Iranian weddings - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

wedding ceremony - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

wedding exit - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

Italian wedding photographers - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

There are things in life that you can’t know and control. Some of them are good, but when we talk of weather, nobody can predict what is going to happen. We couldn’t imagine such a storm coming! Just at the end of the aperitif, we came across the biggest pouring rain of the last few years. In an hour, the amount of rain we usually saw in Florence during two months fell from the sky. Power went out, panic spread, a tree fell on the street to reach the castle and, obviously, people freaked out a bit! It was up to us to restore order, and so we did, calming guests down and setting up the transports again, using an alternative street!

Tuscan cityscape - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

bride and groom portraits - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

tall wedding centerpieces - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

wedding details - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

groomsmen's attire - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

wedding florals - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

floral design with ivy - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

peach wedding flowers - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

When power finally came back, everyone headed to dinner with one more exciting experience to tell. The wedding dinner was absolutely classy… just a wow factor in decoration and flower compositions, with stunning architectural lighting. The Gipsy trio playing was just ideal to warm up the atmosphere before the after-dinner! All the guests were ready to dance and have fun in the perfect frame of the castle courtyard. All is well that ends well! In spite of the adverse weather, this was a real dream wedding. Not only we accepted the challenge, but we completed our mission: guests were pleased with everything and Neda and Saj were deeply happy! And after their yes, they will live happily ever after!

wedding desserts - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

Chic Destination Weekend Wedding in Tuscany - photo by Lisa Poggi http://ruffledblog.com/chic-destination-wedding-weekend-in-tuscany

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lisa Poggi

Event Planning

Super Tuscan Wedding Planners

Floral Design and Decor

Tuscany Flowers

Venue

Castello di Vincigliata

Catering

Galateo

Music and Lighting

Alma Project

Videography

Mateo Castelluccia

Getting Ready Hotel

Hotel Portrait, Lungarno Collection, Florence

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