For Devon and Michael, deciding to elope in Tuscany was as easy a decision as falling in love; it was completely natural. The elegant, intimate nuptials took place at La Poggiolaia in the Tuscan countryside where the sky didn’t have a cloud in sight. Chiara Sernesi of Weddings in Tuscany went above and beyond in creating the couple’s dream wedding from start to finish, and every inch was captured flawlessly by photographer Francesco Spighi and cinematographer Matteo Castelluccia.
Devon and Michael
La Poggiolaia, Tuscany, Italy
We wanted to elope in a beautiful setting that has a special place in our hearts; Italy was an easy choice. Tuscany is one of the most magical places on Earth and our main inspiration. We wanted a simple, elegant, and low-key wedding with the focus being on our marriage and new life together. The wedding decor was all Chiara, our wedding planner. Everything was better than I could have imagined and exactly my taste without us ever speaking with Chiara in person. She nailed the chic, bohemian vibe I wanted and everything turned out perfectly. Mike wore his go-to tuxedo, by Isaia, and new Allen Edmonds shoes. We only had about 3 months to plan, so I had my dress made in San Francisco by Julie Ireland who made the process so fun and stress-free and made me the perfect dress in limited time!
After the ceremony and photoshoot, we returned to our villa to a beautifully set table for an unforgettable dinner outside on the porch, cooked by a private chef. The best tiramisu I’ve ever tasted stood in as a wedding cake. Just before dinner, we had our first dance outside on the hill with the musician playing “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran on guitar.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Francesco Spighi
Event Planning – Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi
Venue – La Poggiolaia
Floral Design – Nel Giardino di Giulia
Catering – Salvia & Ramerino
Videography – Matteo Castelluccia
Wedding Dress – Julie Ireland
Ending the night at a table for two with Italian guitars strumming in the background couldn’t possibly be more romantic. For more impeccable Tuscan wedding inspiration from Chiara Sernesi, be sure to check our Laura and Fran’s disco glamour wedding in Tuscany.