Eva and Pascal met in Rimini, Italy while on school holidays in 1999. At the time, they lived in different countries; Eva in Germany and Pascal in Switzerland. They maintained a long-distance relationship and after a few years, Eva moved to Switzerland to be with Pascal.
The couple had already had a civil wedding, but decided to marry in a traditional Catholic ceremony a year later to pay homage to their Italian heritage.
Eva and Pascal wanted their entire wedding to be inspired by the picturesque surrounds of their Tuscan vineyard venue. They liked the idea of a warm and cosy event with strong vintage influences, but didn’t want anything overly rustic – the balance of the elegant, modern architecture in their venue combined with the country styling in earthy tones inspired by the surrounding olive trees and grapes struck a perfect equilibrium.
Sticking with their country theme, and the earthy colours inspired by the landscape, the couple took advice from their wedding stylist on the blooms.
‘We used various potted herbs, reminiscent of Italian cooking, to decorate our ceremony. For my bouquet I had a combination of beautiful white peonies and succulents. Our tables were decorated with branches found in the surrounding gardens – small roses, purple grapes, purple figs, white peonies, white jasmine flowers and candelabras with butter-coloured candles,’ said Eva.
This wedding makes us want to run away to Tuscany with a beautiful Italian man…we can only dream. In the meantime, we’ll live vicariously through Eva and Pascal.
Photography Lisa Poggi | Event Planning + Styling Chic Weddings | Ceremony Venue Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta | Priest Father Franz Egli | Reception Venue Conti di San Bonifacio | Catering + Drinks Conti di San Bonifacio | Wedding Cake Conti di San Bonifacio | Stationery Hello Lucky | Florist Fleur Décor | DJ Sasha Barbot | Hair + Make-up Giulia Cresci | Bridal Gown Jenny Packham |Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo | Suits Wilvorst | Groom’s Shoes Maestrami | Engagement Ring Bijouterie Tissot |