Under The Tuscan Sun

Inspired by Shakespeare's romantic literature, this wedding design was classic and intimate.
Written by
Chelsea Gibson


California Wedding Day Spring/Summer 2022

Brimming with Old World charm and modern touches, Carol Banh Keiner of The Blushing Details and Vanessa Mestas of XO and Fetti gathered inspiration from Italian bistros, the cobblestone streets of Verona and Shakespeare’s romance literature. The dreamy scene is perched among sweeping mountain and ocean views at Malibu Solstice Vineyards and is reminiscent of a vineyard wedding on the Amalfi Coast. From the Tuscan sunset palette to the organic floral design and bistro chairs, every detail makes you want to grab your passport and head for Europe. A prominent feature of the design is the bountiful grazing station, replete with a variety of foods and desserts that lend different textures and pops of color to the table. In keeping with the classic yet intimate feel of the design, cascading arrangements and mismatched silverware have been placed on the reception table to create the vibe of an Old World dinner party. The gorgeous invitation suite is a combination of handworked details, graceful calligraphy and a scrolling floral design, a motif that is echoed on the all-white cake. Every component of this elegant scheme inspires couples with a love of travel to infuse the things they love—both old and new—into their wedding day.

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