Traditional meets modern in these textured wedding cakes trimmed with fruit, florals and a whiff of whimsy.
La Dolce Vita: Tuscan-inspired Wedding Inspiration with Luxurious Details
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
For a light-as-air table runner, consider cheesecloth. How very appropriate for a Wisconsin bride.
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!