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Wedding update

Nearly a year has gone by since I last updated this blog and with only a couple of months left until we get married, I guess now is a good time to do an update you on our wedding plans. Todays post will be a summary of the wedding and everything we have planned to date.

The wedding week – We fly out to Pisa on the Saturday with our close family (just 10 of us in total). We are staying in a beautiful villa with its own swimming pool in the heart of Northern Tuscany. The villa is within a short drive of Pisa, Florence and Siena, as well as lesser known towns like San Gimignano and Certaldo (where we are getting married) .


Photo from the owner's website - http://www.villa-tuscany.it

Click here for a post I wrote last year with more photos.

We are getting married in the hill top town of Certaldo Alto on the Thursday at 5pm (so that it’s not too hot). Assuming the weather is good, we will be getting married outside in this courtyard. You can see more photos of our wedding location by clicking here.

We have booked the very talented Domenico Costabile as our photographer. You can see some examples of his work here.

After the wedding we will be having some photos taken in Certaldo Alto before heading back to the villa for our wedding meal. We are using the villa’s private cook to serve us a traditional, Italian wedding meal. The menu is packed with 6 courses of delicious sounding Tuscan food.

With only a matter of weeks until the wedding most things are picked and booked. Myself and my bridesmaids are getting close to having the fittings of our dresses done. We had a shopping trip to Manchester for our shoes a few weeks back and I got my dream purple shoes! The flowers are picked too, a mixture of white and purple. The grooms suit and the ties for the men are all bought and ready to go.

After the wedding

Our families will be returning to the UK on the Saturday after the wedding. We however have booked to stay on in Tuscany for a further week. We’re heading down to the Maremma region of Tuscany (further south) for 5 days relaxing and exploring the nearby towns and beaches.


The guest house we are staying at for 5 nights. http://www.i-escape.com/quercia-rossa/overview


Click here for more information and photos of this stunning area of Tuscany.


For our last 2 nights we are travelling back up to Northern Tuscany, ready for our flight back from Pisa. We are staying in the walled, medieval town of Lucca.

Walking the walls around Lucca. http://www.tuscanypictures.com/

http://www.tuscanypictures.com/ You can see some more photos of Lucca here.


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Hard to believe it is only 3 weeks since we got engaged and already so much of the wedding is falling into place. We have found a fabuluos wedding planner, the lovely Chiara, of Weddings in Tuscany who is busy booking the town hall for us and a photographer (more details to follow when they are confirmed). It was through Chiara that we found this stunning villa in the Tuscan countryside. We are going to be staying there a week June 2011 with our immediate families. The plan is to have a 5pm wedding on the Thursday at a local town hall (details to follow) followed by an evening meal by the pool for all of us.

Credit for above photos – Flickr

Here is a link to wedding my planner has previously done at this property.

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