Inspired by the rolling hills and rustic beauty of Tuscany, Danielle and Scott chose to celebrate their wedding on the outskirts of Siena.  Weddings in Tuscany helped organize the affair and the couple chose the ideal hamlet of Borgo di Castelvecchio for its picturesque location and host of exceptional accommodations for their guests. “We wanted our guests to be able to come and go as they please without having to drive anywhere. We had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception all on the same property but in different places,” recounts Danielle.

The couple met while working and running together in their firm’s organized run club. Workout dates, late-night dinners and shared international travel brought them closer together. A “patriotic’ proposal over Fourth of July weekend was followed by a romantic celebration on the island of St Lucia. The couple had travelled to Italy to attend the wedding of friends, whose celebration inspired the location for their special day.

Danielle and Scott kicked off the festivities with an Aperitivo Welcome in Florence at Floret Artisan Kitchen & Bar followed by organized transportation to the venue. Nestled in the Tuscan countryside, guests had the opportunity to bask in the sun, connect and gather.

Channeling an Italian chic vibe, the couple opted to make the event a formal black tie affair. The groom was outfitted by Enzo Custom. His white tuxedo was all glamour offset by monogrammed loafers. The bride wore an airy and delicate mermaid lace gown by Melbourne-based Chosen by One Day. Her veil was an heirloom piece from her mother-in-law, which was embellished with extra lace by a close friend. Committed to a large bouquet of gorgeous spring florals from Fluida Design, Danielle wanted the dress to maintain simple lines and an understated elegance.

Al fresco dining under the stars was provided by Roland’s, who also created the stunning made-on-the-spot wedding cake. The guests danced the night away with music from B Katch. “For the first dance, we did a mix of 3 songs. The first song one was “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and then the DJ played “Holy “by Florida Georgia Line and finally “Marvin Gaye” by Charlie Puth. The band played the first one and then the DJ mixed the next two songs. At the end of the last song, all our guests came out to dance with us!” the couple notes.

The newlywed pair also has some sage advice to share with those prepping for their festivities, “If you have the budget to hire a wedding planner, do it. It’s the best money you could spend for peace of mind; especially if you’re having a destination wedding.”