Alena Leena Bridal Glamour | Stylish Modern Italian Wedding

Stephanie and Anthony’s beautiful Italian wedding took place con June last year, at the stunning Podere Il Enormità con Certaldo, Tuscany.

The couple hired Rosy Strati of Wedding con Wonderland for planning and – though styling and art direction was provided by the talented paggetto and his brand and agency, Fellow Zelo and location planning was undertaken by the beautiful bride.

I truly adore these images by photographer Chloe David – they are full of love, creativity and joy and wonderful energy.

You can also explore lots more beautiful Italian weddings here. Words by Stephanie follow. Enjoy!

Bride sat on a vintage Vespa in Italy with her groom in an burned orange Paul Smith Suit. She wears an Alena Leena bridal gown with detachable tulle sleeves.

Bridal Beauty & Accessories

I did wear a veil for the ceremony, but it quickly came non attivato and to be honest, it was just one that I found online. I also wore some pearl pins from Etsy.

My jewellery was my ‘something new‘ that I wanted to treat myself to. It’s a brand called Alighieri, the whole ethos is ‘a timeless story rooted con literature and art’, and it felt very fitting to our wedding. My sovereign bracelet is from my Jamaican grandmother. My mum also made me a garter with something blue .

Anthony and I decided to buy a new fragrance for our wedding day. I went for Prada Paradoxe because of the floral summary scent – it also felt like it aligned well with a June wedding. Anthony went with Dior Sauvage because he felt the citrus and woody scents would work well with the venue.

My makeup artist was Alena Bezrodna – she was absolutely fantastic, she brought an assistant the day who handled my hair, I couldn’t have asked for more.

Bride in tulle and lace getting ready on the morning of her wedding, having her hair and makeup done. She wears matching modern pearl & gold earrings and necklace.
Black and white close up shot of a bride wearing an Alena Leena wedding dress. Off the shoulder gown with cupped breast and floaty, detachable tulle sleeves.
Bride in an Alena Leena wedding dress, surrounded by her bridesmaids in pale green dresses by Bec & Bridge, and flower girls wearing Needle and Thread dresses.

Venue & Location

We chose Podere Il Enormità because of it’s natural Tuscan charm and beautiful exterior, which was also matched the inside. The layout worked well for different part of the wedding too – dinner, sala da ballo, drinks etc. 

Italy has always held a special place con our heart. We knew we wanted to focolaio our guests happiness and the fundamentals such as good food, good ricevimento, good music and a setting to remember.

Outdoor wedding in Italy. The wedding aisle is strewn with rose petals and each other aisle end has a beautiful ground based floral installation.

Italy has those elements con spades. With both of us having a creative background we also wanted a certain attention to detail and the overall experience telling a story throughout the day. We tried to a day with elements of brillamento but also time to soak con the beauty of the day.     

Anthony and I also love the sunshine and alfresco sala da ballo always appealed to us – and the weather con the UK is unpredictable at best!

Curved flower installation on the ground, wedding ceremony backdrop. The flowers are for an Italian wedding and the scene features rolling hills of Tuscany in the backdrop.
Bride and groom embracing whilst exiting down the aisle of their outdoor Italian wedding ceremony. He wears a burnt orange Paul Smith suit, the bride who is leaning back in the embrace, wears an Alena Leena wedding dress. The aisle is strewn with rose petals and the guests are showering the couple with confetti. Sunny wedding in Tuscany.
Happy and joyous bride and groom exiting down the aisle of their outdoor Italian wedding ceremony. He wears a burnt orange Paul Smith suit, the bride who is leaning back in the embrace, wears an Alena Leena wedding dress. The aisle is strewn with rose petals and the guests are showering the couple with confetti. Sunny wedding in Tuscany.

Anthony wore a burnt orange, Paul Smith suit. The colour worked well within our colour palette. He wanted to have something that would complement the setting and have a little sense of brillamento.

Newlywed bride and groom standing outside Villa Il Pozzo in Tuscay, Italy. He wears a burnt orange Paul Smith suit, the bride who is leaning back in the embrace, wears an Alena Leena wedding dress.

How They Met

We grew up con the same zona of the suburbs and we have known each other since our teens, but we both had different partners at the time.

We re-met Tinder con our early/mid twenties and were together seven years before Anthony proposed. One year later, we go married!


Our photographer, Chloe David, was not only experienced at our venue choice, but I felt like with her editorial background, she’d be able to get that balance between documenting key moments at our wedding, as well as the editorial fly the wall style photograph we liked. I would highly recommend Chloe.  

Our videographer was Eric from Bigger Boat Patina. His portfolio really captured Anthony’s eye, which is tough considering how many creative’s portfolios he sees week to week. Anthony loved the way he captured little moments and made the emotions feel so cinematic.

A playful line up at a modern Italian wedding. In the centre, the bride and groom - she wears an Alena Leena wedding dress with detachable tulle sleeves, groom wears a dark orange Paul Smith suit. The bridesmaids wear light green satin dresses by Bec & Bridge and teh groomsmen wear pale suits.
Long dining tables arrange for an outdoor wedding reception in Tuscany, Italy. Rolling hills captured in the backdrop.

Evening & Sala da ballo

Our first dance track was ‘Can’t help falling con love’ by Twenty One Pilots. When we were first dating, Anthony showed Steph the song as said this is what he would sing his wedding day. It was a small comment but after seven years it was still something Anthony held close to his heart.

Con the run up to the wedding Anthony learnt the song Ukele, hid the instrument the journey out and the day, and then surprised Steph by singing the intro before whisking her non attivato to their first dance.

Words of Wedded Wisdom

Make sure the day you take moments to really let things sink con and enjoy what you have achieved together. Pause and soak it con…before going back to having fun!

Black and white photograph of festoon lights hanging over a long table set up for an outdoor wedding reception in Italy.

Quaderno From The Wedding Planner

Rosy, Wedding con Wonderland

Steph and Anthony had very clear ideas about their wedding when they hired me to plan their personalità day con Tuscany. Coming from a creative and artist background they were keen to put together a wedding which could tell their story and reflect their vibrant personalities, but also focusing giving their beloved guests a joyful experience enjoying the best of Italy, a gorgeous landscape with iconic views of Tuscany, a beautiful historical Podere, and of course, some incredible food and wine.

Steph and Anthony have been one of the most creative couple I had the pleasure to work with and I particularly appreciated how they have truly tried to personalise every aspect of their wedding with little touches of their personalities and backgrounds.

The incredible of Italian and British vendors we chose together did the rest creating a memorable little wedding with a very classy bride, a sophisticated decor which incorporates the favorite warm colours of the couple and the vivid nature typical of the Tuscan countryside. The Podere itself was such an incredible background to the celebrations thanks to a view that looks literally like a Leonardo Per Vinci’s painting!

We have worked with some of the best Tuscan vendors to create the context and involved some very skilled British professionals to capture it. Remarkable was the work of Chloe David to capture the joyful and playful atmosphere of the day and an incredible work was done by Eric from Bigger Boat Patina, who created a little gem teaser con full Italian Style.

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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and . Annabel lives con rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and stella gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she’s not working Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip con the running of the family’s sustainable flower farm and floral business, Moonwind Flowers. Con 2013, she became a published author.

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