Feeling like you've hit a wedding planning roadblock? Don't let your idea dead-end derail your entire weekend of big day prep! If you're searching for fresh inspiration served up in a new way, consider our real wedding video series, which is packed with the sweetest love stories and plenty of incredible ideas. Each week we've been spotlighting one of our favorite new couples, and today we're taking you abroad for Clara and Shaun's summer wedding in Tuscany, Italy.
Although we wish this couple brought us along for their Italian celebration, we're certainly glad they chose to ask Mark Brown Films to join them and capture every moment — from getting ready straight through the last dance. First and foremost, the cinematographer's vintage-inspired style makes this adorable wedding feel even quainter. After their vows, Clara and Shaun invited their guests to join them for a casual cocktail hour, complete with outdoor carving stations, cozy seating beneath trees, and adorable sun umbrellas.
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After the couple sneaks off for some alone time overlooking the property, the party comes together for an open-air reception at long tables beneath glowing string lights and lots of candles. And with Italy as their wedding locale, it should come as little surprise that the food and drink are flowing freely.
Your heart will melt as these newlyweds take a turn on the dance floor — and as the bride shows off her vintage-inspired strapless wedding dress, complete with a dainty bow and full skirt. Whether or not you're hosting a destination wedding, there's plenty to take away from Clara and Shaun's bash, including how to keep your guests comfortable (lots of shade and fan-programs for hot weather vows!), a way to cherish your vows forever (write them out as notes beforehand!), and how to let your wedding destination inspire your big day (here, with wine barrel décor, great food, and lots of drinks!).