A heavenly wedding in Tuscany

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Enrica Di Lorenzo, an orthodontist, and Andrea Flora, an oral surgeon, were both completing a clinical internship program in November 2010 when their paths crossed. “Enrica was a shy and fascinating young woman, and to be honest, it was love at first sight for me,” recalls Andrea.

Eight years later, Andrea decided to pop the question about the holidays. “After a romantic dinner in a restaurant in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, in the heart of our city of Milan, he took me to one of the oldest cinemas in the city with the excuse of seeing a movie,” Enrica recalls. “But to my surprise, he showed a film that he created with the story of our very special memories together.” At the end of the film, there was a proposal, and Enrica accepted in sheer bliss. “I remember that night as one of the most romantic nights of my life,” the bride recalled.

The two immediately set about planning their special day, but with the onset of the pandemic, they had to make several adjustments. “The hardest part of planning the wedding was changing the date often and keeping the wedding project the way we always dreamed it would be, despite all the difficulties during this uncertain time,” the couple reveals. By relying on each other and their wedding planner, Stefania Guastini Guastini stylethey were able to overcome the challenges of wedding planning during a pandemic. “It was an intense journey, but with the valuable help of Stefania Guastini, it became a beautiful journey,” they share.

Finally, on July 20, 2021, the two said “Yes, I do” in front of 90 guests in the Tuscan countryside. “We had always dreamed of an intimate party with family and our closest friends,” says the couple. “After the pandemic situation, our idea was stronger than ever.” Read on to see how their romantic wedding went as planned by Stefania Guastini of Guastini style and photographed by David Bastiononi.

Photo by David Bastianoni


The couple put their wedding color palette together on the spot, incorporating ivory and sage tones into their stationery suite. To give guests a glimpse of their dream wedding location in Tuscany, they had an illustration of their venue printed on handmade paper.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


Enrica and Andrea started their wedding weekend with an atmospheric welcome party. As guests admired the backdrop of rolling hills, they dined at banquet tables covered in white linen and adorned with potted plants. On top of each chair was an individual towel engraved with the Italian phrase: “Insieme ci garba‘, meaning ‘Together we like it’, so guests can have a memento of this special day.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


The bride evoked elegance in a flowing ivory Jacquemus Strappy back dress which she finished off with an embellished gold headband. Andrea wore a beige linen suit for the occasion.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


Everyone spent the evening eating, dancing and waiting for the moment when Enrica and Andrea would say “yes, I do”.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


On the morning of the wedding day, Andrea changed into a sharp navy blue diors Tuxedos and accessories with jewelry that had sentimental value. “I kept my dad’s wedding ring, so that day I had it in my pocket and in my heart,” reveals the groom.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Enrica wanted an effortless hairstyle for her big day, so she hired the best barber to twist her strands into loose waves: her mom. For her makeup, the bride opted for a fresh look. “I kept the look natural with a radiantly dewy base that lasted all day and invisible false lashes,” she notes. A dash of Elixir d’Amour Perfumes d’Elmar was the finishing touch.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Although Enrica didn’t want an official bridal shower, she invited her best friends to get ready with her. They all wore white button-down shirts while taking photos and making memories.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Enrica put on a whimsical long-sleeved shirt Luisa Beccaria Dress with silk organza fabric and floral embellishments for the ceremony. She found the stunning dress at Mark Ingram Studio on a visit to New York with her family. “That day I saw my second wedding dress and lived my American dream,” she enthuses. Although Enrica fell in love with the dress as soon as she saw it, “I decided it was the dress when my father saw it on me,” says the bride. Enrica rounded off her outfit with powder pink satin pumps Aquazzura.

Photo by David Bastianoni


“On the morning of the wedding, Andrea gave me his grandmother’s family ring,” says Enrica of the delicate gold bands.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


The bride’s all-white bouquet of daisies, roses, stephanotis, and other wildflowers matched her organic bridal style perfectly. A silk ribbon held the arrangement together.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


The duo transformed the enchanting IAbbadia Isola church into the most romantic place to exchange vows. Glowing votive candles and a hedge of greenery and white roses, hydrangeas and delphiniums lined the stairway leading to the altar.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


Enrica drove to the church with her father in a vintage car so she could enjoy a private moment with him before the ceremony.

Photo by David Bastianoni


The most touching moment was when Enrica stepped down the aisle.

Photo by David Bastianoni


“The most moving moment was when Enrica entered the aisle,” Andrea recalls. A string quartet played Ennio Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe while Enrica and her father walked down the aisle.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


Rather than personalize their wedding, the couple followed a traditional Catholic ceremony, receiving a blessing from the priest.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


After the priest proclaimed the couple husband and wife, they walked back down the aisle to Ennio Morricone’s Vita Nostra.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


After the ceremony, the newlyweds climbed into the classic convertible and Andrea drove them to the next phase of the wedding celebrations. No one could hide their excitement that they were finally married!

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


But first, the two wanted to take photos to remember this moment. For anyone else planning a wedding, Enrica advises, “Let your dream guide you and trust the journey.”

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


Enrica and Andrea have created a real fairy tale Borgo Stomenano. A long table in a circular shape that wrapped around the entire garden and a statement runner made of white taper candles, greenery and white flowers exuded romance. Ornate chandeliers suspended from trees brought a degree of opulence to the decor.

Photo by David Bastianoni


When the couple made their grand entrance at the reception, they were amazed at how their vision came to life. “When I was a little girl, I was very fascinated by wedding magazines and blogs,” explains Enrica. “I fell in love with Borgo Stomenano since I first saw it, with its special lights and tree-lined avenue. It’s amazing that I always did when I was dreaming up my wedding Borgo Stomenano in the head.”

Photo by David Bastianoni


We tried to create an authentic atmosphere of love and friendship.

Photo by David Bastianoni


The loving couple and their guests spent the evening enjoying a traditional Tuscan meal while sipping on four different types of spritzers. “We tried to create an authentic atmosphere of love and friendship,” the duo says of their reception.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


“I love live music,” says Enrica. So it was only natural that live bands would perform throughout the party. A swing band played during the aperitivo, an Italian wedding tradition where guests share an aperitif. A French band set the mood for dinner.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


“We went for a stunning handmade millefoglie,” says Enrica of her dessert choices. The lovebirds had the Italian custard and puff pastry cake, which was topped with fresh berries and dusted with powdered sugar. Pastry cream, strawberry and dark chocolate were her favorite flavors.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


At the end of the evening, Enrica donned a fringed mini dress with glittery accents Naem Khan. DJ Papea DJ and saxophonist duo played while guests danced the night away.

Photo by David Bastianoni


Photo by David Bastianoni


To wrap up their epic wedding weekend, the newlyweds hosted a pool party and farewell brunch. Enrica rocked a white crochet Luisa Beccaria dress while Andrea donned a yellow polo and khakis. Next on your agenda? Sail through the Aeolian Islands in Italy for an unforgettable honeymoon.

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