Today we have for you- without a doubt- one of the most fun looking weddings we’ve come across. Clare and Daniel are from Ireland but met for the first time in Berlin. They always loved the Tuscan scenery and wanted the wedding to be a fantastic holiday for everyone so decided on Italy as their destination. Let me tell you, there was one Fly Away Bride writer up very late last night trying to edit this feature down- there were so many photos I wanted to include! More details from Clare after these epic images.

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How they Met 

We met while travelling in Berlin, kept in touch and ran into each other again in Munich two weeks later. It was on a trip to Portugal to celebrate my birthday that we went to Sintra Palace and overlooking the beautiful mountains, Daniel asked me to marry him.

Deciding to go Destination 

We always loved Italy as it is so romantic and the Tuscan scenery is amazing. Plus we wanted the wedding to be a big holiday for everyone. It wasn’t hard to decide on a location in Italy- once we saw Villa Catignano we immediatley fell in love with it! We used Varese Weddings to plan the wedding and Laura was amazing, she helped the day go without any hitches.


Invitations were sent a year in advance, we wanted to make sure everyone could book flights and time off and were so surprised that 75 people ended up joining in our week long Italian party. Most of the guests that flew over made a holiday of it and travelled on to other parts of Italy afterwards. Regarding a theme, as I’m an interior designer I wanted the style to be consistant throughout and to also be fun… an art deco combined with superhero theme was born! Local flavor: We hired three Fiat 500 cars and had them in the Italian flag colours which caused quite a commotion in the town!

Best Decision & Advice 

The best decision was to get family involved in creating favours and decorations. It meant finishing touches had a story behind them and also saved us money. The whole day was like a dream but walking out into Siena Piazza surrounded by our friends and family and a whole load of tourist onlookers was exciting and surreal and probably the most memorable moment. We have no regrets, if we had practical advice to share it would be: have flat shoes for dancing in the evening and go with a lipstick that stays on for most of the day to save re-application. 

Wedding Vendors

Photographers: Andrea Corsi and Danielle Vertelli | Wedding Planner: Varese Wedding | Ceremony Venue: Palazzo Vecchio Siena | Reception Venue: Villa Catignano | Florist: Stiatti | Cake: Preludio | Stationery: Bride DIY | Wedding Dress & Jewelry: Zoe Lem | Bridesmaid Gowns: Phase Eight | Groom & Groomsmen Suits: House of Fraser | Shoes: Rainbow London |  Hair Stylist: Alessandro Fratini | Makeup: Francesca from Fratini Salon

14 Responses

  1. Ashton Hill

    Wow! We are getting married at Villa Catignano and having looked at your photos I can’t wait! Can you share the company name where you hired the fiat 500’s and what evening music did you have? Xx


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