The brief

Jaclyn and Travis were looking for an intimate wedding – ranging from 10 to 15 guests – but they wanted to keep 100 percent of the celebration. For us, the question was how to have only their close family and friends to ensure that the wedding would feel like their wedding, while enabling them to have all the fixings of a traditional wedding on a much smaller scale.  We started by working with them to create a list of the elements that they thought should be prioritized. 

Among those, finding the right venue for the ceremony and the reception resulted to be particularly challenging for a very small group, as the traditional spaces for weddings are generally too large and more impersonal than what they were seeking.

We suggested a beautiful private home in the stunning countryside of Val D’Orcia, in Southern Tuscany. Renting the villa also served another important goal: it gave us the freedom to organize the dinner with a gourmet chef. “Food is particularly important for us” they said at the beginning of our planning. Indeed, the mother of the bride was a chef herself.  To fulfil their desire, we were able to call in a famous chef for the dinner who was available to work a menu in strict collaboration with her. Not a simple task, as the saying goes: “Two cooks spoil the kitchen”… Nonetheless, the result of this cooperation was truly exceptional. We curated the details of the décor and flowers with a very careful eye and the overall effect was exactly what we had envisioned: a “grand wedding and an intimate affair”. 

Moreover, the wedding ceremony took place in an absolutely unique and stunning location in Tuscany: San Galgano Abbey, a majestic roofless abbey that dates back to the XII century. 

Nothing could have excelled more, and we were overjoyed to provide Jaclyn and Travis with the experience they had always envisioned.


San Galgano Abbey


Delicate & Romantic



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