Charlie and Bobby’s Chianti wedding weekend in Tuscany, with Elegante by Michelle J

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Imagine an Italian village, preserved from centuries past and reimagined as a luxury hotel with events spaces and guest accommodation. This is where today’s gorgeous pair Charlie and Bobby said their I dos, surrounded by loved ones for a full weekend celebration of love!

Their weekend wedding in Italy was planned and brought to life by lovely Elegante by Michelle J. Michelle specialises in Italian weddings for UK couples, and is one of the UK’s top destination wedding planners. Together with the happy couple, she designed a wedding with a Chianti theme, delicious florals styled around a soft peach colour palette, and oodles of green foliage.

A Borgo is a magical concept unique to Italy – a medieval village comprised of buildings and farmhouses, many of which have now been reimagined into hotels. Borgo di Pietrafitta is a wonderful example of a Borgo which operates as a hotel and self catering accommodation and can be booked in its entirety on an exclusive use basis. “It was the perfect venue to allow all their loved ones to stay together and become fully enveloped in the experience of their wedding weekend, and we designed a celebration over the course of 3 nights using each of the different spaces available.”

The beauty of a wedding weekend is how relaxing it feels for you and for your guests. There’s time – nothing is rushed. You get to have proper catchups with everyone you love. They have the chance to settle in and really enjoy the surroundings – so important for destination weddings where your guests have travelled! And Charlie and Bobby got to do all of this together, which meant the world to them, especially as their wedding would reunite family and friends after the pandemic.

“We placed great importance on bringing everyone together for an ongoing celebration, immersing their guests fully in the Italian lifestyle experience.” – Elegante by Michelle J

Charlie and Bobby had a welcome party for guests on the Friday evening – a pizza party at the rear of Borgo di Pietrafitta’s main villa. Their symbolic ceremony was held in the villa’s Italian garden the following day and officiated by a family friend.

The outdoor ceremony overlooking the Tuscany hills is just magical. The views are spectacular, the archway draped with florals and foliage is incredible.

Day three is genius… the recovery BBQ! I can’t think of a single better way to celebrate the day after a wedding!

Bobby and Charlie booked some amazing wedding suppliers, alongside Elegante by Michelle J, to make their dream wedding happen. The images are all by Charm Wedding Florence, and we’ve included a full list of supplier credits below for you to check out!

Destination wedding planner: Elegante by Michelle J
Venue: Borgo di Pietrafitta
Photography: Charm Wedding Florence
Videography: Vertigo Wedding Films
Florals: Il Giardino delle Fate
Catering: Delizia Ricevimenti
Ceremony written by Katie Keen of True Blue Ceremonies
Roaming band: Mamas Tomatoes
APE vehicle: Noleggio Chianti 500
HMUA: Ayelet Garson

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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