Tuscany is known for bright yellow fields in July, when sunflowers are in full bloom. Depending on weather conditions each year, the flowers bloom early, on time, or late, and sometimes if it’s particularly rainy or cold, they only stick around for a short ten days.
Racheal and Chris had their fingers crossed for a sunflower wedding in Tuscany and their wish came true. Racheal’s mom took care of her stationary needs and decorated every detail with a paper sunflower, while Racheal’s bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, and boutonnieres were all freshly picked flowers.
A civil ceremony in Siena competes with sunflowers for beauty, the ceremony venue is Siena’s historic museum where each room is frescoed and furniture is from the past.
Siena’s Piazza Campo is where tourists mingle with locals, everyone takes a sit-upon to be seated in the huge amphitheatre and watch people go by …. and an occasional bride and groom, hand in hand.
Family and friends who travelled so far to be there for Racheal and Chris were swept away at the scenic dinner table and limoncello favors were a keepsake to take home as a memory of Tuscany.
Special attention is due for the wedding menu, a Michelin starred restaurant with a keen eye for creativity:
Starter: Pecorino soufflè pears and honey
First course: Leek consummè with croutons and aged ricotta cheese
Pici with duck ragù sauce
Main course: Slow-roasted pork cooked in a wood-burning oven
Wedding cake: Light lemon sponge cake with a soft glaze
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