Karl & Rachel - A Castle Wedding in Tuscany

Karl & Rachel from Stockport, UK first met at school and after going their separate ways became a couple in 2006. Karl bravely chose the engagement ring himself and surprised Rachel with a very romantic proposal in Reykjavik beneath the Aurora Borealis.
Twenty months of preparations then led to the day when they would exchange their wedding vows with their family and friends in a Private Castle in Tuscany.
Karl & Rachel’s preference was to keep all of their friends and family onsite at the castle for both the ceremony and the reception as the majority of their guests were also staying onsite in the castles rooms. With our detailed assistance and translation they completed the legalities of their wedding previously in Italy and chose to opt for a symbolic ceremony in the castles private Church on their wedding day.
Their event spanned over 3 days with an informal event on the night before the wedding and a relaxed meal with their wedding party on the evening after their wedding. All of their suppliers in Italy were sourced and coordinated through Weddings in Tuscany by Imperial from catering, photography, videography, flowers, the wedding celebrant, vintage transport etc. They also sourced many aspects in the UK in the months prior to their wedding like the wedding gown from Pronovias, bridal shoes from the amazing Christian Louboutin and bridesmaids dresses from Gorgeous Couture. Their wedding bands and stationery were all custom made by local suppliers in the UK. They gifted jewellery from Tiffany to one another as wedding presents and Rachel wore her grandmothers vintage hair slide as her “something old”.
Rachel was a great “Bride to Be” and both her and Karl had clear ideas on how they wanted their wedding arrangements to unfold in Tuscany. They say that there were many highlights throughout their wedding day but watching the sunset from the castles tower is a moment that they will cherish forever.
You can see a special, short “Just the Two of Us” wedding trailer by clicking here. Those final castle sunset shots really are something special!