This Pastel Villa Valentini Bonaparte Wedding is the Epitome of Romantic

April 6, 2024 | justine

Choosing the right venue for your special day is crucial as it sets the mood for the entire celebration. It influences everything from the color palette and decor to the overall atmosphere, and this was the case for Savannah and Bennett’s Villa Valentini Bonaparte wedding. They envisioned their day as a charming garden dinner party, with only their nearest and dearest in attendance. With the help of Junebug vendor and planner The Tuscan Wedding, they absolutely nailed it!

At their garden ceremony, a gorgeous pathway lined with pastel flowers led to a gazebo overflowing with blooms, creating a lovely setting for their heartfelt vows. But the floral influences didn’t stop there.  The party afterward featured tables adorned with lush arrangements and the soft glow of candles. Adding to the enchantment, sparkling fairy lights wrapped around, making the whole celebration feel like a magical storybook scene.

The special touches, paired with the beautiful setting, made this event truly remarkable, filled with love and individuality. For a closer look at all the beautiful moments and unique details from this romantic celebration, continue scrolling through these stunning photos captured by Elle Reaux.

The Couple:

Savannah and Bennett

The Wedding:

Villa Valentini Bonaparte, Italy

Bringing their Dream Villa Valentini Bonaparte Wedding to Life With the Help of Trusted Vendors

Our design evolved over the almost two-year planning process. The villa was such a huge focal point that we wanted to keep our color palette within the same family and add complimentary pops of color. Overall, we wanted our day to feel like a romantic garden dinner party with an intimate guest list of only our closest friends and family. From the lush garden-style ceremony to the al fresco dinner overlooking the Tuscan hills, our team of vendors helped us bring our vision to life!

Personalizing The Ceremony Through Collaboration With Their Officiant and Custom Vows

We personalized our ceremony by working closely with our celebrant, Diana, to write vows reflecting our love for each other. Diana also met with us multiple times to better understand our love story and put it beautifully into words in our ceremony. We worked on these vows separately and heard each other for the first time at the altar. They were also beautifully transcribed by our talented calligrapher, Asha. After the ceremony, we were driven away in a white Maggiolone convertible, a personal touch that added some fun to our day.

Crafting a Personalized Wedding Fragrance

We worked with our wedding planner and florist to create a personalized wedding fragrance, which we provided to each of our guests to create a scent memory and allow them to bring the experience home.

Defining Priorities and Collaborating With a Trusted Vendor Team

Set your priorities early and decide what is and isn’t part of your dream wedding. For example, we compromised by having a small guest list (less than 40 people total) and getting married earlier in the year, before peak season. Having the right team makes all the difference. Our wedding planner connected us to some of the top vendors and explored our ideas with complete transparency and her knowledge of the wedding industry. Our photographer had an uncanny sense of our wedding vision. 

Villa Valentini Bonaparte: A Venue Steeped in History and Romance

Villa Valentini Bonaparte is both a beautiful venue and a love story. One of Napoleon’s nieces constructed it to be closer to her husband, who was in exile in Florence. Savannah and I connected to this history because we spent years apart due to our careers, as we each knew we would build a villa for the other.

Setting the Scene with a Romantic Welcome Party Dinner

We would be remiss not to mention our welcome party dinner. Set in the evening, as our guests arrived, the atmosphere was relaxed but lively. The vibe was more earthy and organic, with a nod to the Tuscan scenery. All guests were seated around one long table, making the night feel like a long-awaited return home of loved ones. We wrapped up the night, joining in on a long-standing Italian tradition, the making of the Millefoglie.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Elle Reaux
Event Planning – The Tuscan Wedding
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Villa Valentini Bonaparte
Floral Design – Flowers Living
Catering – Preludio Catering
Cake – Tuscan Wedding Cakes
Officiant – Blessings from Italy
DJ – DJ Matthew
Live Music – Musica evento
Videography – Aberrazioni Cromatiche
Invitation Design – Babooche Calligraphy
Makeup Artist – Cherie Lee Spisso
Wedding Dress – Pronovias Austin
Bridal Accessories – Verstolo
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Liza Lieberman
Groom’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rings – Calvin’s Fine Jewelry
Transportation – Salijevic Saban
Favors – Flowers Living


Congratulations to Savannah and Bennett for their beautifully romantic Villa Valentini Bonaparte wedding. A huge thanks to Elle Reaux for capturing all the dreamy moments couples can use as inspiration. And a special shout-out to The Tuscan Wedding for planning the whole thing perfectly. To see more amazing events they organize, check out their profile in our directory of the world’s best wedding planners.

This wedding shows how important the venue is in creating a memorable celebration. As you plan your big day, remember that where you choose to have it matters. Check out our complete guide for helpful tips and advice on picking the perfect spot. Your path to a dream celebration starts with finding the right backdrop!

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