Stunning Italian wedding in crumbling medieval abbey
When we close our eyes and dream of a rustic yet elegant wedding in Italy, this is just what we see. A characterful crumbling old stone abbey, beautifully laid tables to dine under the stars and so many exquisite details, we don't know where to start. Even the bread basket is chic!
Today's amazing real wedding is set just south of the famous region of Tuscany, in a beautiful region called Umbria. Within this magical area La Badia di Orvieto sits crumbling on a gorgeous hillside overlooking the ancient walls of Orvieto. It is here that Sarah and Tom held their incredible destination wedding, styled flawlessly by Che Chic Weddings and Janna Brown Design and captured by Katie Grant.
The origins of Badia as the original Benedictine Abbey of 1100 make it the oldest hotel in Italy. The magnificent property is surrounded by hills clothed in olive trees and rows of grapevines with the majestic cathedral rising up in the background.
The venue requires little in the way of decoration yet Janna Brown Design added a sense of romance and occasion with an impressive floral arch in the historic courtyard where the couple exchanged their vows. Elegantly laid long tables sat under a rustic medieval tower, where the couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious Italian feast.
Bride Sarah wore a stunning lace Hayley Paige gown with fine straps and a low back, and chic pink suede heels. She carried a gorgeous freeform bouquet full of blush and nude roses, hydrangea, berries and trailing foliage. The flowers felt rustic and undone, yet effortlessly elegant, much like the entire fabulously designed event. Get ready to pin your heart out!