Lauren + Iain
Venue: Villa Ivana, Cortona
Photographer: The Wedding Tale
Planning & Design: Ale Vanni
Bridesmaids Dresses: TH&TH Bridesmaids
Suits: Blooms Menswear
Flowers: Flowers Cortona
Catering: Italian Taste Lodovichi
Lights: Just Magic Lights And Music
Celebrant: Diane Rossi
Hair & Makeup: Alessandro Fratini
Music: Fix The Music, The Puppets, and Florence String Quartet
Stationery: LouPaper Wedding Stationery and Stacy Oakley Calligraphy
Tell us about your experience at Along Came Eve: It was the most body confident and special I have felt in my life! I felt so heard and understood by the beautiful soul Nikki who looked after us. She really took an interest in the wedding and made sure that she understood the vision. From that point, we were flying and she helped me to find the most beautiful dresses to flatter my shape and suit my day perfectly. As soon as I walked into the shop it was so unique, which was exactly what I wanted! The variety of dresses was different but beautiful. The atmosphere and environment gave you the unique, private, and luxurious experience that you deserve as a bride. It was just faultless! From the point of purchase onwards I just felt like one of the family and every appointment that followed felt just as special as the first. Right through to the alterations with Moira, who fitted the dresses perfectly. She even fitted me in for an extra appointment before the wedding just to put my mind at ease. The whole experience was personalized, flawless, and exquisite!
Tell us about your wedding!: There will be another ceremony and dress pictures to follow but we are still awaiting those, however, we have had a sneak peek of the pictures from one ceremony. So this was our non-legal ceremony that we had the day after our legal ceremony. It was held in a 17th-century villa in Cortona, Tuscany. The sun shone beautifully all day! The atmosphere was completely magical surrounded by lemon trees. The color scheme was smoked blush, bridesmaids and grooms all wore blush colors to compliment my ELLERY gown in a light toast. The flowers were roses and peonies also in blush colours. We had 40 guests, so it was intimate, and we had our ceremony outside. It was a personalized ceremony which was beautiful and then everyone drank Aperol spritz and ate proper Italian aperitifs. Dinner was at an empirical table outside surrounded by fairy lights. Then we had a live band to dance the night away under the stars. It was the best day of our lives!