Take a groom from South Africa, a bride from Canada, a first meeting in Singapore, and a proposal in Botswana� well surely it makes perfect sense to hold your wedding in Italy! With a large number of friends in Europe it was the �middle ground' option. Zoe & David chose the stunning Borgo di Stomennano, a 17th century villa on top of a hill near Siena, in Tuscany for their wedding last summer.

They kicked off the celebrations with a pre ceremony cocktail mid afternoon in the venue's beautiful gardens, followed by cocktails, lounging and music that lasted until sunset time. Dinner was served at a long table for all the guests with golden details, succulents, blush tones and glassware that planners and stylists Chic Weddings in Italy took care of. The weekend was documented by photographers Giulie & Giordi.

We knew the weekend would be a chance to reunite with friends we don't see very often, so it was very important to us to find a venue that could accommodate as many friends as possible. We ended up with about 30 friends staying at Stomennano with us, which made for an amazing weekend. For the styling and details, we mostly left it in the hands of our wonderful planners. We had a rough idea that we wanted it to be stylish but not stuffy, and the most important detail for me was to have one long table for dinner. We gave Chic Weddings some photo inspiration and then with minimal design input from our side, we let them get on with it. The end result is exactly what we were going for!

Photography & Cinematography | Giulie & Giordi, Cake | Galateo, Florist | La Rosa Canina, Stationery | Minted

Venue | Stomennano, Monteriggioni, Italy, Dress Designer | Alyne by Rivini, Shoes | Jimmy Choo

Hair & Make up | Giulia Cresci, Bridesmaids Dresses | Amsale, Groom's Attire | Ralph Lauren, Planner & Stylist | Chic Weddings

Caterer | Galateo, Band | The Italian Wedding Band, DJ | Alma Project