Tuscany and Rome: Destination Wedding
Not long since arriving back to the motherland and before I’d had time to breathe, I was packed and jetting off to magical Rome. I think my nerve had somehow got lost in the trip back from Australia because all of a sudden I found myself in Rome, trying to mime my way through the airport to find my driver, who took me on a near death experience several times until I arrived at my hotel. Oh how he roared with laughter as he scooted past speeding cars, slamming on the breaks every two seconds as I let out little screams of “please don’t kill me in this car”. That’s a tad dramatic but it’s not too far off the reality. Rome was everything it promised to be, busy, grand, dramatic and full of history. I spent 2 days with my jaw on the floor as I hit the main sights then masqaraded as a Roma local; shopping at the supermarket and having coffee and croissants with the locals. It was just what I needed before boarding the train to Siena, where my metal was really tested. Staying out in the sticks, via Air bnb naturally, I somehow got myself from Rome to Siena to my accommodation with delayed trains, little English speaking and arms full of luggage. In retrospect, the bus would have been easier, and cheaper but you live and learn. 3 glasses of delicious Italian wine later and I’m in deep need of a good rest before the real fun began. Chauffeur driven to my first wedding venue, I found myself thinking I was actually making this up! How was I here, at this stunning boutique hotel, taking a tour of the grounds and having the best meal I’d had in Italy yet? It still feels like a dream but in between dips in the gorgeous pool and working away in the courtyard, I had found one of our wedding venue picks. It’s at the very top of our price scale, but with only a select few weddings held there a year, it’s no surprise. Email us to find out how we can help to plan your wedding at this spectacular venue. The main reason for my trip was this: I had planned and designed a photo shoot with some of the most amazing wedding vendors in Italy. Fate played her hand with pulling together the dream team with the shoot held at a wonderfully historic private Italian home. With a dress arriving from Israel and models travelling from Florence, I felt seriously spoilt. I won’t harp on too much because the images speak for themselves. You can read all about it on the Magnolia Rouge blog here: http://magnoliarouge.com/romantic-italian-inspiration-by-lelia-scarfiotti/
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The Rome images are from our lovely friend Greg Finck. http://www.gregfinck.com