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Real Wedding | Natalia + Diego

Tell us about yourselves!

Natalia is from Mexico City and Diego is from Spain. However, they met while living in New York City. They had many friends in common and would often see each other at the same dinners, parties, and events. They eventually got introduced and after some more friendly encounters, they finally went on a date, the first of many. 

Why did you decide to get married where you did?

We chose to get married in Italy because, given we are each from different countries, we always liked the idea of a destination wedding. We liked Italy specifically due to its effortless beauty in every corner. The wedding day began with a beautiful church ceremony in the town of Siena, Italy. Siena is renowned for its medieval charm and rich history, providing a picturesque backdrop for this special occasion. The church, adorned with intricate architecture and centuries-old art, exudes an air of elegance and reverence.

As the ceremony concluded, the celebration moved to a breathtaking Tuscan castle, Castello di Celsa, nestled amidst the rolling hills. This majestic castle, perched on a hilltop, offers panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees, it presented an idyllic setting for the cocktail and reception. 

How many guests did you have?

200. Stefano Santucci captured our day.

Tell us about your outfits.

Natalia wore a Marquise Bridal dress with Gianvito Rossi shoes and a custom veil. Natalia's engagement ring is rectangular, with an emerald cut diamond bordered by smaller round diamonds. Her wedding band is a simple thin white gold band with diamonds, while Diego's is a traditional gold band. Natalia also wore white gold tear drop earrings from Bottega Veneta

The groom wore a traditional Spanish custom morning suit from the family tailor.

Were there any elements that were important for you to incorporate?

The ceremony décor was kept to a minimum since their ceremony was in a very grand beautiful church In Siena, it did not need much more. There were, however, beautiful gypsophila flower arrangements outside the entrance of the church and at the altar. 

The décor of the reception was a mix of the more classical elements of the castle venue, with more rustic touches like wooden tables, different coloured plates, and stained-glass bars. Everything was adorned with flowers and candles to give it light and colour. 

Federica Ruso was our wedding planner and coordinated the entire event from start to finish alongside her co-planner, Sabrina Caracappa.

Natalia's flower bouquet from Tearose was made from white flowers that had naturally curved stems to give the appearance of a 'messy' or 'funky' bouquet, yet very elegant. 

The couple designed their own stationery and invitations. They went for a more modern design for their invitations, welcome cards, seating cards, etc. Using a lot of photography and big texts. 

Since Natalia is from Mexico, they wanted to include something traditional to give their guests. Guests were given handwoven Mexican handbags.

The couple chose a traditional Italian cake from Banquetopolis, Millefoglie. The couple had a sit-down dinner but decided to have a very relaxed menu that everyone was sure to love: tomato carpaccio, eggplant parmigiana and ravioli. The couple was very firm on having a simple, yet delicious, dinner that was authentically Italian but also not heavy so that people had the energy to dance afterwards. A variety of cocktails such as spicy margaritas, pisco sours, and Moscow mules were served throughout the entire event.

Any tips for couples getting married?

Do not stress, everything works out in the end. There is only so much you can control so the best thing to do is relax and enjoy every single part of the planning process, and mainly enjoy every single second of the wedding day – it goes by incredibly fast.

Photographer: Stefano Santucci @photosantucci | Videographer: Richard Hall @richardhall93 |

Ceremony Location: San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi | Reception Location: Castello di Celsa | Planner: Federica Ruso @the_italian_in_london | Flora: Tearose @tearosevents | HMUA: Veronika from BLBS Milan | Catering, Beverages + Cake: Banquetopolis @fausto.palumbo | Stationery: by the couple | After Party DJs: Xander and Fede @xanderandfede | Wedding Dress: Marquise Bridal @marquisebridal | Shoes: Gianvito Rossi | Wedding Rings + Earrings: Bottega Veneta | Suit: Custom Scalpers 


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