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La Dolce Vita: Tuscan-inspired Wedding Inspiration with Luxurious Details

Let the flowers do the talking for a Tuscan-inspired wedding that’s lush, luxurious and entirely lovely
By: 
MEGAN MCCARTY

(Above) Prepare to be charmed by Villa Bellezza, a winery in western Wisconsin, which sits pretty as the backdrop for this floral-forward wedding inspiration. It’s rustic, but with a modern twist. It’s elegant, but effortless. It's Italy, but in Pepin.

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This bridal bouquet, arranged by Jennifer Joyce Design, is a subtle stunner. Though simple in palette—green and ivory, to complement Villa Bellezza’s verdant acreage—the overflowing foliage and textural variety equate to an utterly enchanting bouquet. Raw-silk ribbon ties it all together.

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How to incorporate an oversized floral wreath into your décor? Let us count the ways. For starters: Hang it at the entrance to your ceremony or reception site, on the back of your honeymoon car or include it in photo ops. This one, a mix of silver dollar eucalyptus, salal and bay leaves, is tinted gold for unexpected shimmer.

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Gold versus gray, tall versus short: the key to visual interest in a tablescape is mixing and matching. Think petite vases next to sleek candlesticks; flower sprigs tucked into clear bud vases balance the two. Keep the elements low enough to ensure conversation (and wine) flows across the table, guest to guest.

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Best day ever, indeed. Add a fanciful touch of glitter and gold to the top of your dessert—perfect for this understated cake—with a topper from local artist Emily Steffen. Other options include “just married,” “love” and "Mr. & Mrs."

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Calligraphed by Madison-based design studio Saffron Avenue and tucked into pieces of moss, these plexiglass place cards will have guests clamoring to see where they’re sitting.

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Sit in style in these Mr. and Mrs. chairs made for a king and queen—or bride and groom, of course. The charming chair signs by Emily Steffen and the cascading greenery ensure everyone knows these are the seats of honor.

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For a light-as-air table runner, consider cheesecloth. How very appropriate for a Wisconsin bride.

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Come dinnertime, guests will delight at the sight of these plexiglass menus—another touch of design genius by Saffron Avenue—on a bed of moss. Bon appétit!