Enrica Di Lorenzo, orthodontist, and Andrea Flora, oral surgeon, were both completing a clinical internship program in November 2010 when they crossed paths. “Enrica was a shy and fascinating young woman, and for me, honestly, it was love at first sight,” Andrea recalls.
Eight years later, Andrea decided to pop the question while on vacation. “After a romantic dinner in a restaurant in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in the heart of our city of Milan, he took me to one of the oldest cinemas in the city under the pretext of seeing a film”, recalls Enrica. “But, to my surprise, he screened a film he created with the story of our most special memories together.” At the end of the film, there was a proposal, and Enrica accepted in pure happiness. “I remember that night as one of the most romantic nights of my life,” the bride recalled.
The two started planning their special day right away, but with the onset of the pandemic, they had to make multiple adjustments. “The hardest part of planning the wedding was changing the date often and maintaining the wedding plan as we always dreamed of despite all the difficulties of this uncertain time,” the couple reveal. By leaning on each other and their wedding planner, Stefania Guastini of Guastini Style, they were able to overcome the challenges of wedding planning during a pandemic. “It was an intense path, but with the precious help of Stefania Guastini, it became a beautiful journey”, they share.
On July 20, 2021, the duo finally said “yes” in front of 90 guests in the Tuscan countryside. “We had always dreamed of an intimate celebration with family and our closest friends,” the couple explained. “After the pandemic situation, our idea became stronger than ever.” Read on to see how their romantic nuptials turned out, as planned by Stefania Guastini of Guastini Style and photographed by David Bastianoni.
The couple established their wedding color palette early on by incorporating ivory and sage hues into their stationery suite. To give guests a glimpse of their dream wedding venue in Tuscany, they had an illustration of their venues printed on wafer paper.
Enrica and Andrea kicked off their wedding weekend with a quaint welcome party. While admiring the backdrop of rolling hills, guests dined at banquet tables covered in white linens and decorated with potted plants. On each chair was a personalized napkin, engraved with the Italian phrase “Insieme ci garbameaning “Together we love it”, so guests can have a keepsake to remember this special day.
The bride evoked elegance in a flowing ivory Jacquemus dress with a strappy back, which she topped with a gold-embellished headband. Andrea wore a beige linen suit to commemorate the occasion.
Everyone spent the evening eating, dancing and anticipating when Enrica and Andrea would say “yes”.
On the morning of the wedding day, Andrea changed into a sharp navy Dior tuxedo and accessorized with jewelry that had sentimental value. “I kept my dad’s wedding ring, so that day I had it in my pocket and in my heart,” the groom says.
Enrica wanted an effortless hairstyle for her big day, so she enlisted the best hairstylist to twist her locks into loose waves: her mom. For her makeup, the bride opted for a fresh look. “I kept the look natural with a fresh, shiny base that lasted all day and undetectable false lashes,” she notes. A spritz of Elixir d’Amour Parfums d’Elmar was the finishing touch.
Although Enrica doesn’t want an official wedding party, she has invited her best friends to get ready with her. They all wore white button-up shirts while taking photos and making memories.
Enrica donned a whimsical long-sleeved Luisa Beccaria dress with silk organza fabric and floral embellishments for the ceremony. She found the breathtaking dress at Mark Ingram Atelier while visiting New York with her family. “That day, I saw my second dress for the wedding, and I lived my American dream,” she raves. Although Enrica fell in love with the dress as soon as she saw it, “I decided it was the one my dad saw it on me,” the bride shares. Enrica completed her outfit with dusty pink satin pumps from Aquazzura.
“The morning of the wedding, Andrea gave me a family ring from her grandmother,” Enrica says of the delicate gold rings.
The bride’s all-white bouquet of daisies, roses, stephanotis and other wildflowers matched her organic bridal style perfectly. A silk ribbon bound the arrangement.
The duo transformed the charming IAbbadia Isola church into the most romantic place to exchange vows. Glowing votive candles and a hedge of greenery and white roses, hydrangeas and larkspur lined the stairway leading to the altar.
Enrica drove to church with her father in a vintage car, so she could enjoy a private moment with him before the ceremony.
The most emotional moment was when Enrica walked down the aisle.
“The most emotional moment was when Enrica walked down the aisle,” Andrea recalls. A string quartet played Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe” as Enrica and her father walked down the aisle.
Instead of personalizing their nuptials, the couple followed a traditional Catholic ceremony where they received a blessing from the priest.
Once the priest pronounced the couple husband and wife, they walked back down the aisle to Ennio Morricone’s “Vita Nostra.”
After the ceremony, the newlyweds jumped into the classic convertible and Andrea drove them to the next phase of the wedding festivities. Neither of them could contain their excitement at the idea that they were finally married!
But before, the duo wanted to take photos to remember this moment. For anyone else planning a wedding, Enrica advises, “Let your dream guide you and trust the journey. »
Enrica and Andrea have created a real fairy tale in Borgo Stomennano. A long, circular-shaped table wrapped around the entire garden and an eye-catching path of white candles, greenery and white flowers radiated romance. Ornate chandeliers hung from the trees and brought a certain opulence to the installation.
When the couple made their grand entrance into the reception, they were amazed at how their vision came to life. “When I was little, I was very fascinated by wedding magazines and blogs,” says Enrica. “I fell in love with Borgo Stomennano from the first time I saw it, with its particular lights and its tree-lined avenue. It’s amazing that when I dreamed of my wedding, I always thought of Borgo Stomennano.
We have tried to create an authentic atmosphere of love and friendship.
Lovers and their guests spent the evening enjoying a traditional Tuscan menu while sipping four kinds of spritz. “We tried to create an authentic atmosphere of love and friendship,” the duo say of their reception.
“I love live music,” exclaims Enrica. So it was natural for live bands to perform throughout the party. A swing band played during the aperitif, an Italian wedding tradition in which guests share an aperitif. For dinner, a French group set the mood.
“We decided to have a jaw-dropping handmade millefoglie,” says Enrica of their dessert choice. The lovebirds had the Italian custard and puff pastry cake topped with fresh berries and dusted with powdered sugar. Pastry cream, strawberry and dark chocolate were their favorite flavors.
At the end of the evening, Enrica changed into a fringed mini dress with sparkly Naeem Khan accents. DJ Pape, a duo of DJs and saxophonists, performed as guests danced the night away.
To wrap up their epic wedding weekend, the newlyweds had a pool party and farewell brunch. Enrica wore a white crochet Luisa Beccaria dress while Andrea donned a yellow polo shirt and khakis. Next on their agenda? Sail through the Aeolian Islands in Italy for an unforgettable honeymoon.