Even if you're not getting married in the beautiful Italian countryside, you can easily achieve a similar look with some key decor elements that will set the tone. Inspired by one of our recent real weddings that took place on the outskirts of Florence, we started thinking about ways to recreate this dreamy, ethereal, quirky, old-world vibe. To capture said vibe, keep the color palette fairly simple—think lots of neutrals, with natural textures like stone and wood and, of course, an abundance of greenery.
For your ceremony, have your florist arrange large antique stone urns with olive branches for a simple altar, and then have them move one of the arrangements to the bar for cocktail hour. Choose long, wooden tables and set them with linen runners, garlands with greenery, and lots of tall vintage candlesticks. Because your palette is so simple, consider wearing something with a little more pop so you really stand out. Or, if you want to stick to classic white or ivory, make sure you wear something fun for the rehearsal dinner—maybe a pretty shade of (not too bright) yellow! Add to the ethereal, dreamy feel of your reception by draping gauzy fabric around your tables like our real couple did! It will make your reception feel dreamlike and magical.
To help you on your wedding planning journey, here are 10 items that will instantly give you a romantic, Italian countryside inspired wedding!