Weddings in Tuscany bring to mind gentle hills and unmistakable views, casali and villas surrounded by olive groves and never ending vineyards, or medieval castles.
Massimiliano and Alessandra wanted to combine the intimacy of a romantic pieve with a Parisian atmosphere, the city where Massimiliano proposed to his beautiful Alessandra.
The sea could not miss out either. As they live by the sea.
The lovely Pieve of Valdicastello was finally chosen, in Pietrasanta, a cozy church, surrounded by olive groves.
The light colours, white and pink, were the leitmotiv of the decorations in the church; wonderful, elegant flowers and white fabrics were used to decorate the benches and the floor.
The groom, very elegant, wore a dark blue suit by Pignatelli; the bride wore a wonderful Blumarine gown with a yoke made of embroidered tulle; it was precious and delicate at the same time.
The reception was held in a venue by the sea: the Beach Resort Franco Mare, elegant place with amazing food situated along the border between Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi.
A touch of gold was added here. To get a total Parisian style based on the theme Ladurèe, the famous maison well known all over the world for its macarons: lovely little sweets in light colours.
After an aperitivo facing the sunset on the beach, the placè dinner was held in the beautiful room with a view over the pool.
All guests were left speechless when they saw the flower arrangements, the crystal chandeliers, the refined mise en place, the menus, the place cards inspired by the French maison.
To end such a gorgeous day in a perfect way, a 5-story cake with an original Ladurèe cake topper was served. In the meantime, fireworks also took place. Sugared almonds were not missing. As party favors, the guests received Ladurèe jewelry with an extra little Eiffel tower that was added by the couple, the place where Massimiliano proposed in Paris.
The atmosphere was really magic. Pictures were taken by Cristiano Brizzi from Facibeni Fotografia.
Alessandra and Massimiliano’s wedding at the Pieve in Valdicastello, Pietrasanta
- Where: Valdicastello, Pietrasanta e Marina di Pietrasanta
- Venue: Pieve di Valdicastello
- Reception: Beach Resort Franco Mare
- Groom: dark blue suit by Pignatelli
- Bride: dress with a yoke made of embroidered tulle, by Blumarine
- Style: classic
- Colours: white, pink, gold
- Type of Ceremony: religious
- Cake: 5-story cake
- Notes: inspired by the French maison Ladurée (the macarons one)