Laura & Matt - Wedding Ceremony in Certaldo with a Wine Estate Wedding Reception

Matt & Laura met in 2006 on the May bank holiday weekend outside Big Chill Bar, just off Brick Lane. They got engaged on Halloween in 2014. Matt had planned to propose by the fountains at the Barbican, as it’s one of the couples favourite places in London. But Laura managed to scupper those plans, get sick and cancel their dinner date! Laura was therefore at home on the sofa when Matt came in, with a bunch of red roses and got down on one knee and said “Laura, will you marry me” and she said ‘Yes’! After 8 years together Matt could obviously wait no longer to pop “The question”!!! 940 days later their wedding dreams came true in Tuscany!

Given their love of Wes Anderson movies Matt & Laura chose a Mr & Mrs Fox theme as the most fitting for their special occasion.

When asked why they chose to get married in Tuscany they said; “We were looking for UK wedding venues online and saw a picture of a wedding in Tuscany – a couple in the foreground with beautiful rolling hills and Cyprus trees in the background. We both looked at each other and said ‘how about it?!’ We both love Italy anyway and had visited Florence and Venice, but never ventured into the Tuscan countryside. Our first visit to Tuscany was when we met Gillian for the first time to go and have a look at venues and we were blown away by how beautiful it was”

When asked what the highlights of their day were they said; “We both loved sitting down with our friends and family for dinner on the wine estates amazing terrace overlooking the beautiful estate and the rolling hills beyond, watching the sun going down, eating the most delicious food and drinking amazing wine. Words can’t do it justice”

Matt & Laura visited Tuscany 3 times before their wedding. Once to choose their venue, again for a much loved food and wine tasting and then again Laura visited with her mum for a hair and make-up trial.

Like many couples getting married in Tuscany helped them create a wedding weekend with an informal pizza party welcome the day before their wedding and a poolside BBQ the day after.

Laura sourced her gown and accessories through and keeping that vintage look her wedding shoes were from Matt’s groomswear was by, Tommy Hilfiger & Russell & Bromley. Their unique stationery was designed and illustrated by Tom Fincham and Takayo Akiyama

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