One year ago we had the chance to celebrate another fantastic Indian wedding in Tuscany.
When we started planning this wedding the bride and groom, Tina and Pardeep, had a very clear idea of what they wanted their wedding to feel like, but living in Singapore they needed someone local to help them put their ideas in to actions. We started looking for a venue and when they came to Tuscany to visit the shortlist of villas, it was Tina’s birthday and they decided to have an engagement shooting with the photographers they wanted to pick for their wedding, the lovely Lovefolio ladies.
This is their direct testimonials: “We began our journey with Tina and Pardeep on a sunny day in Florence, November 2018. That’s when we first met them to capture their engagement shoot and get to know these two incredible people. We embarked on a journey of exploration around a city so dear to us like Florence, that now held a special meaning for a couple living kilometres away.
When the wedding day finally came in September 2019, we were absolutely blown away by the beauty, love, and serenity that shone through the whole event, making it an Indian wedding in Tuscany like no other we had ever captured before. During the intimate but enthusiastic haldi ceremony surrounded by family and friends our attention was all on capturing spontaneous emotion, laughter, and dancing. Serenity and peacefulness inspired our visuals for the Indian wedding ritual and morning reception. The evening turned the story into a romantic styled shoot, with an elegant couple photoshoot in the Italian garden where we chose to envelope the lovebirds in a colorful cloud of pink smoke.
It truly made us experience the spirit of an Indian wedding in Tuscany: elegance and simplicity mixed with joyful color and emotions, memories that both us and the couple will cherish forever, in our journeys through life.”
Choosing the right venue for an Indian wedding in Tuscany was not an easy task though, this due to the many requirements we had to take in to account for the Indian ceremony.
Closeness to Florence city centre ended up being one of the top priorities for Tina and Pardeep and they ended up picking Villa Le Piazzole, that is right outside Florence city centre, but surrounded by a wonderful natural landscape.
The architecture of the Villa itself had the elegant twist that Tina envisioned, but olive groves and vineyards around it are able to give it the rustic feel of a typical Tuscan venue.
This aspect is something that the couple particularly appreciated, together with the chance of having the exclusive use of the Villa, allowing them to use different spots for each moment of the event.
Tina wanted to put some personal touches to customize the villa, even before the guests checked in, we made it through floral decorations and other custom bites spread around the property.
This Indian wedding in Tuscany was custom made to the smaller detail.
Every guest found a welcome bag in the bedroom, containing special goods and a customized wedding program with timing and useful informations.
The event was in fact a two days experience, where guests from all over the world could immerse in Indian culture.
The first day, in the morning, people gathered by the pool to celebrate an informal Haldi ceremony.
During this type of ceremony friends and relatives have fun spreading a yogurt and turmeric paste, that is therefore yellow, on to the couple’s body and face to wish them a happy life together.
The ceremony was very joyful and was also accompanied by traditional Indian music with people dancing and jumping in the pool afterwards.
A buffet lunch was served by the pool right after, so guests could enjoy the sunny day all together.
Later that same day, in another spot of the villa, a pasta party dinner was held. The set up was simple and charming, with organic colorful flowers and a country vibe.
All the details were on point and the food was delicious. Best men and bridal party had a great time making fun of the couple and letting them play games and riddles.
On the wedding day the getting ready started very early, as the Indian ceremony has to be done before noon.
Indian ceremonies are very spectacular and this Indian wedding in Tuscany makes no exception.
The bride wore a red embellished gown, precious jewels, henna tattoos on her hands and her red lips completed the look. Needless to say she was breathtaking.
All the phases of an Indian wedding follow a precise sequence. The entrance is choreographic both for the bride and the groom.
The Baraat is a dancing procession that leads the grooms, with his relatives and friends, to the ceremony area, traditionally accompanied by Dhol players.
The ceremony itself was held in a covered space, where people could stay fresh while sitting to witness the long Indian ritual.
The Mandap is the typical square structure that covers the celebrant and the couple, during the ceremony, as required by Indian tradition, and it was fully covered by colorful flowers and greenery. The bride expressly requested an additional touch of deep red in the Mandap color palette in order to match the color of her marvellous gown.
To honor the Indian tradition a typical Indian buffet lunch was served right after in the main villa.
After lunch guests were able to take a break from the heat, refresh and change their outfit before the actual reception started.
The party started again with a cocktail aperitif in the secret garden, where the amazing bartenders served colorful jelly bags and extra custom mixology drinks, that the couple personally chose during a tasting a few days earlier. A jazz trio played live during the whole evening.
The dinner for this Indian wedding in Tuscany was served right after sunset, in front of the villa, where a long imperial table full of delicate flower compositions waited the guests.
Moving and funny speeches were made during dinner until it was time for the guests to move back to the secret garden.
There they found a whole new set up, with fairy lights, and candles all over, as backdrop to the cake cut after which bride and groom made their first dance surrounded by friends holding sparklers.
The fun went on indoor until late where the dj played all of their favorite dancing songs.
Take a look at a selection of photos made by Lovefolio photography, where we hope you can feel the unique mood of this Indian wedding in Tuscany.
Haldi Ceremony and Welcome Dinner at Villa Le Piazzole
Sikh Ceremony and Wedding reception at Villa Le Piazzole
Indian Wedding in Tuscany, DREAM TEAM:
Venue – Villa Le Piazzole https://www.lepiazzole.com
Welcome dinner – Zenzero bio catering http://zenzerocooperativa.it/biocatering/
Make up & Hair – Lara Navarrini www.laramakeupartist.com
Flowers -I fiori di Nadia http://www.ifioridinadia.com
Indian Food – Tanduri http://www.tanduri.it/it_it/ristorante-indiano-pisa
Caterer – Delizia ricevimenti https://deliziaricevimenti.it
Bar – Caffè 21 mixology https://www.caffe21.it
Jazz band – Lorenzo Borneo http://www.lorenzoborneo.com
DJ – Dj Lorenzo
Photographer – Lovefolio lovefolio.biz
Videographer – Vertigo Wedding https://vertigowedding.com/
Here you can find other Indian weddings we have done in the last years: Indian Weddings by Italian Wedding Designer