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Old World Tuscan Charm

Rolling green hills, delicious food, amazing wine and Mona Lisa.

This gorgeous Renaissance villa is believed to be the birth of Mona Lisa – the actual woman that is pictured in Da Vinci’s painting. But whether that’s true or not, the villa with its manicured Italian gardens, delivers on its own.

Sat on top of a hill, in the heart of the Chianti region, the villa radiates romance, countryside luxury and old world charm. With its own organic vineyards, olive groves and vegetable gardens, and a world class restaurant, this venue is the full package for foodie couples who dream of a timeless look and a stylish, yet relaxed, outdoors celebration.

Does it sound like I’m writing an ad for the villa? That’s because I fell in love so hard with this place. I adored organising this wedding in such a gorgeous setting and it’s definitely one of my top 5 venues.

This was a 3-day destination wedding. The couple and their guests spent their extra time at the villa, horse riding, tasting wines, eating gorgeous food and relaxing at the spa.

All wedding festivities were held outdoors in the Italian Garden, with a midday ceremony set against a lavish floral arch. The vows were followed by drinks, countless cones of gelato and a traditional Tuscan buffet, in the lounge corner.

Later in the afternoon the reception continued with a family style dinner overlooking the Tuscan hills at sunset. Ripe fruit and delicious florals were spread across a naked table, elevated with vintage silverware and crystal glasses. The evening ended with dancing amid the sparkle of hundreds of fairy-lights and a chandelier hung from the trees.

Details of candles and glasses on table at destination wedding in Tuscany
Coral peonies and peach garden roses bridal bouquet
Renaissance statue in the garden of wedding Villa Vignamaggio in Tuscany
Bride and groom dancing during their destination wedding at villa Vignamaggio in Tuscany
Blue destination wedding invitations on a table
Wedding Villa Vignamaggio in Tuscany, Italy
View of Tuscany hills from Villa Vignamaggio
Hanging candle lights at outdoors wedding reception in Italy
Bridal table overlooking Tuscan hills at sunset
Stone stairway covered in vegetation in the garden of Villa Vignamaggio, Tuscany
Detail of flowers on stone stairs, in the garden of wedding villa in Tuscany
Lemon tree in Italian garden of Villa Vignamaggio, Italy
Navy and cream bridal dress and groom's suit for destination wedding in Tuscany
Wedding floral arch for ceremony at Villa Vignamaggio, in Tuscany, Italy
Classic place-setting with vintage silver cutlery and crystal glasses for an Italy destination wedding
Detail of blueberries in silver bowl on wedding table
Mini Italian deserts for wedding cake table in Tuscany
Peony and rose floral arch for destination wedding at Villa Vignamaggio in Tuscany
Vanilla wedding cake topped with red berries
Custom-made bridal dress in cream silk organza and navy velvet for wedding in Italy
Bridal perfume and floral earrings
Groom in navy coat holding a glass of wine
Coral peonies, cream roses and navy candles on bridal table
Bride and groom kissing
Vintage typewriter and books arranged for outdoors wedding lounge corner
Italian style buffet for outdoors wedding
Italian cheeses for wedding buffet
Italian gardens at wedding villa Vignamaggio in Tuscany
Navy Ferragamo pumps as bridal shoes for Tuscany wedding
Fountain in the garden of villa Vignamaggio
Organic, romantic summer bridal bouquet
Detail of crystal glasses on wedding table
Cream and navy wedding place-setting
Couple holding hands in the courtyard of Tuscany villa
Bridal chair decoration with garden roses and ivy
Gelato cart at destination wedding near Florence
Wedding villa Vignamaggio near Florence