We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, you can never go wrong with a wedding in Tuscany! Today’s couple,  Maja and Dario, clearly agree with us, as they brought their closest family and friends together for a wonderful and memorable late August weekend in the romantic Tuscan countryside to celebrate their nuptials. Chiara Battistini and Sara Guarracino of Infraordinario Studio Fotografico were on hand to perfectly capture the couple, their vows, and their intimate celebration in one of the most beautiful settings we’ve ever seen!

Intimate Tuscany Wedding

Maja, 34 & Dario, 37

Tuscany, Italy

Wedding Date: August 27, 2014

Number of Guests: 60

Wedding Ceremony Location: San Miniato (Tuscany), Italy

Wedding Reception Location: Montaione (Tuscany, Italy)

Tuscan countryside

Tuscan Wedding invitation suite

bride portrait

Tuscan wedding portrait

bride and groom portrait in Tuscany

bride and groom first kiss

Tuscan night sky

Why did you have an intimate wedding?

We wanted to spend a whole weekend with our closest friends and family so we tried to keep it intimate and simple. We wanted to offer more to a few people who would really care, rather than giving only a little to a lot of people we hardly knew. An intimate wedding is true and you really feel that the people around you are there because of love.

wedding dress hanging up

bride's shoes on windowsill

bride getting ready in tuscan villa

portrait of bride getting ready

bride putting on mascara

bride getting dressed

bride getting dressed

bride putting on shoes

What are some of the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?

We didn’t have a wedding planner and we organized it all by ourselves. Since we don’t live in Tuscany and we don’t know anybody there, we had to search for the right people to work with who would understand the style we were looking for on our wedding day. Connecting the suppliers was also challenging, and because we are not easy to please, we wanted to be sure about every single detail.

groom's red and blue striped socks hanging over chair

groom tying his tie

groom getting ready with groomsman

Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?

Yes, there is always somebody who suddenly feels important and thinks that a wedding is open to everyone. We wanted to remember every face, and every moment with our guests in this special moment of our lives and we did!

bride and groom portrait in front of Tuscan building

bride and groom portrait in Tuscany

bride and groom portrait in Tuscany

bride and groom portrait in Tuscany

bride and groom portrait in Tuscany

Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?

Yes we did, and we tried to explain to people that we wanted to keep it simple and small. Some of them understood, others did not.

bride walking to Tuscan church

violinist at Tuscan church ceremony

groom and groomsman waiting at the church

bride entering the church

What were the highlights of the ceremony?

The speeches (from a friend, the groom’s father and ours) and the music (played by the bride’s sister), and the fact that the groom’s best friend married us!

bride and groom sitting in Tuscan Church

Tuscan wedding ceremony

Tuscan church wedding ceremony

bride during wedding ceremony

groom putting ring on bride's finger

bride and groom first kiss

bride and groom exitingthe church

bride and groom exiting the church

What were the highlights of the reception?

The sunset on the hill during the aperitivo and the delicious food (not to mention the terrific wine).

building in Tuscany

groom at outdoor wedding reception

bride at wedding reception

bride at at Tuscan wedding reception

outdoor Tuscan wedding reception

wedding appetizers

wedding drinks with striped straws

wedding appetizers

table set-up at Tuscan wedding reception

wedding centerpieces

place setting at Tuscan wedding

What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?

The best thing was having our closest family and friends around for a few day – people that had travelled thousands miles to spend some time with us in this beautiful place.

outdoor Tuscan wedding reception

string lights at wedding reception

outdoor Tuscan wedding reception

What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?

It’s worth doing a small wedding because you’ll remember all the details, before, during and after the wedding itself.

outdoor Tuscan wedding reception


Photography: Infraordinario Studio Fotografico

Catering: Excibus

Venue: Fattoria Barbialla Nuova

Groom’s attire: Lardini

Bridal gown: Alberta Ferretti,