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an italian wedding weekend at il borro toscana

Kate Parrish4 Comments

as i mentioned in this post, our main reason for visiting italy was for my BFF's wedding in tuscany. this was something we had been looking forward to for months and it exceeded my already very high expectations for an epic and beautiful experience. the whole weekend felt like a dream. after a relaxing week in the dolomites & florence, we were ready to party with friends and family at the insanely gorgeous il borro toscana. this place's beauty and coziness honestly cannot be put into words. set on a 1,000 year old castle estate, this 1800 acre farmstay has been owned by the ferragamo family since 1993, and consists of elegant villas, farmhouses and a small medieval village [which is where we stayed]. they have horseback riding, wine tasting, spa treatments, cooking classes, delicious food and and all around  good vibes. a true step back in time and we immediately dreaded leaving when we arrived, which is always a good sign.

the wedding crew consisted of about 65 people, all of which were staying on the property and were bus'ed in from florence & rome, where we sipped champagne and started the celebration early. 

once we arrived we quickly found ourselves surrounding the bride & groom over more champagne and much needed catching up. the rest of our first couple days here were spent: getting acquainted at the welcome dinner right outside the village in one of the most beautiful settings i've ever seen. we ate pizza, drank spritz's, sang along to classical italian tunes, ate gelato and laughed until i cried [literally]. we watched the dudes play tennis, shot cool pre-wedding stuff with the oh-so-talented magnus, picnicked by the pool, rehearsal dinner'ed, danced [a lot], cried [some more], laughed and... well, so much more. 

i cannot believe this weekend already came and went, but i am so grateful to have been included to celebrate one of my favorite families. a few favorite photos from pre-wedding-day ...