Alice and Tom discovered La Selva Giardino del Belvedere through Instagram and booked it sight-unseen. When the couple travelled to Italy the year prior to the wedding and saw the villa venue, it was even more beautiful than they imagined. The day incorporated an elegant farmhouse vibe that perfectly compliments the Tuscan landscape including florals and a spectacular ceremony arch by Statti Fiori. We love the authentic, relaxed style of the day and beautiful images of a stunning couple celebrating their love through the lens of photographer Nastja Kovacec.
From the bride and groom:
As Alice’s father’s family is Italian, once we were engaged in December 2016 we started the hunt for wedding venues. We knew we wanted a venue which could accommodate the bridal party and with a boho/farmhouse vibe. Tom happened to find La Selva Giardino del Belvedere on Instagram and we loved it straight away. Living in Hong Kong, we could not go to see the venue before we booked it! We went to Italy a year before our wedding and saw the venue which was even more beautiful than we thought.
From following La Selva on Instagram we also found our photographer Nastja Kovacec who had taken photos at previous weddings held at La Selva. This was the same for the florist, Statti Fiori. Francesco, whose family own La Selva, doubled up as our wedding planner. He helped us to organize a wedding website for our family and friends to book accommodations nearby and also provided us with a list of his usual suppliers. We ended up using all of Francesco’s usual suppliers (aside from hair and makeup) and he coordinated everything on the lead up to the wedding and the wedding day itself. He arranged welcome drinks at a nearby bar the evening before our wedding, and a pizza/pool party the day after. We were nervous initially planning a wedding in Italy from Hong Kong but everything went as smoothly as it could. The most stressful part of the wedding planning was getting the guests to RSVP and book their accommodation!
Photography: Nastja Kovacec // Florist: Statti Fiori // Invitations: Annie Clark through Minted // Venue: La Selva Giardino del Belvedere // Wedding dress: Pronovias // Hair and makeup: Tahlia Jayde // Wedding shoes: Aldo // Bridesmaids: Jumpsuits from Two Birds // Groom’s attire: Kilt from Janet Eagleton and Son, Perth Scotland. Kilt jacket and waistcoat: Yuen’s Tailor Hong Kong. Shirt and tartan trousers: Il Sarto, Hong Kong // Groom’s shoes: Marks & Spencer // Engagement and Wedding Rings: Hilary Schwartz Collection // Diamond eternity bracelet: Hilary Schwartz Collection // Sapphire and diamond earrings borrowed from bride’s mother (something borrowed and blue!), Ruby ring: family heirloom gifted by bride’s grandmother (something old!) // Catering: Organized by Wedding Venue // Music: String Quartet And DJ