VENUE TYPE: Historic Building

This Couple Just Hosted Everyone’s Dream Tuscan Villa Wedding
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26999
VENUE:
Villa Catureglio
LOCATION:
Tuscany, Italy
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Destination Wedding Week
Rustic, Modern Elegance
Ancient Italian Villa
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown


Tuscan villa weddings never cease to inspire. There’s something so magical about that fragrant Italian air, the rich history, and the gorgeous architecture. And Italians seem to host weddings with such an air of simplicity, like it’s no big deal to host a dinner party for fifty or sixty people outdoors, under the clear Tuscan sky. Sara and Patrick’s wedding at Villa Catureglio has us all in total fantasy land over here, what with the Chestnut hunt in the mountains, vineyard tours, and the gorgeous meals they celebrated with.

Sara and Patrick recently filled us in on all the details of their wedding planning from afar. They worked with the creative and brilliant duo, Elyse and Katie, at BW Theory in Austin to make all their great ideas into a reality.

Words by bride, Sara + Katie Moore of BW Theory | Photography by Matthew Moore Photography 


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The Ultimate Wes Anderson Inspired Grand Budapest Hotel Wedding
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 27007
VENUE:
Takk House
LOCATION:
Troy, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Movie Inspired Wedding
Vintage Hotel
Historic Building
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

Newlyweds Heidi and Frank are both owners and wedding savants of the Takk House. This grand victorian building is retrofitted for any occasion—seriously, the couple is known for making the wildest of requests into reality, and loving every minute of it. When it came time to plan their own wedding, they knew they had to go all out, and that they did.

The aged, vintage feel of the building in combination with repurposed items like an old television turned welcome sign, check in, and concierge desk, made Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" inspired interior to truly come alive. Details of elegant gilded mirrors, historic chandeliers and indoor greenery transport guests back to the 1930s where sipping cocktails, fine dining and jazzing it up on the dance floor was the norm. Heidi and Frank’s innate authenticity and desire to recreate a European hotel escape allowed for their dream wedding to become reality.

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What Happens When We Produce A Photo Shoot in Italy
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27011
VENUE:
Villa Cora
LOCATION:
Firenze, Toscana
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
TVR Styled Shoot
Modern Elegance
Italian Villa
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Ever wonder what happens when creatives collaborate with some of their favorite people on the planet? Well, if they’re lucky, they end up with photos that make the experience look just as epic as it sounds. Overlooking the bustling city of Florence, Villa Cora has that dreamy Tuscan romance vibe down to a T. Once we discovered this incredible venue, we had a collective, “andiamo!” moment, and gathered a team of some of our favorite creatives to collaborate with us. Together we created a series of photos that celebrate this gorgeous Italian setting. 

Meanwhile, the vibrant interiors provided a stark contrast of bright colors and pure opulence. With a property that features so many eye-catching design elements, it can be a bit of a trick to capture photos that aren’t too busy, so our team decided to embrace a minimalist design strategy that shows off the architecture, grounds, and combination of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces captured by KT Merry Photography. We brought in a few pops of flora for color and drama, and relied on the property to tell its own story as the setting of a fine romance.


Words + Photos by KT Merry Photography


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This Maine Wedding Was Like A Giant Weekend-Long Slumber Party
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27003
VENUE:
French's Point
LOCATION:
Stockton Springs, Maine
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Party Peninsula
Haute Historic Estate
Outdoor Destination Wedding
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

This wedding was more than just a dinner party, it was a whole weekend of revelry, wine-ing and dining with friends and family from near and far. The awesome celebration took place at French’s Point in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, an old historic estate with incredible views of the coast and plenty of sleeping spots for a big crowd of loved ones.

With lots of manicured gardens and coastline vantage points, there’s no shortage of indoor and outdoor venue options on the grounds at this gorgeous Maine wedding venue. It's just the right size to do a buyout and sleep all of your wedding guests on property in cozy, private digs. Plus, it comes with a sailcloth tent on-site, which is a major win.


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These Photos Prove You Can Plan A Gorgeous Wedding in Less Than A Month
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26986
VENUE:
Rockcraft Lodge
LOCATION:
East Sebago
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Lakefront Lodge
East Coast Estate
Rustic Luxury
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

A beautiful summer wedding next to a lake in Maine, complete with a sailcloth tent, dinner under the stars, freeflowing wine, and an abundant organic feast is the kind of wedding that usually takes months to plan and prepare. Yet, this couple defied the odds and pulled this gorgeous fête together in only a month’s time with the help of mStarr Design.

Set right alongside Sebago Lake, about an hour outside Portland, is Rockcraft Lodge. The estate is almost a century in age, with a stone country home built by Italian masons. To call this spot cozy is an understatement. There’s something about this place that makes you feel like you could’ve grown up spending summers here. And yet, there’s an air of romance in the crisp air that makes this venue shine in a way all its own.

Words by: Emily Starr Alfano of mStarr Event Design, Images by Corinne Krogh Photography

 

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