In 2009, longtime pals Kristin, a yoga teacher, and David, an information technology consultant, dropped everything to travel around Southeast Asia together. After months of backpacking, they flew to Italy to unwind at a friendâ€™s cabin in the Tuscan village of Barga. Love was in the air, and they fell hard for the town -- and each other. Eventually, the pair moved to Florence, Italy, but returned often to their favorite spot: for long weekends, to get engaged, and, finally, to tie the knot.
Says David, dapper in Hugo Boss, of Kristin, breathtaking in Rivini: â€śShe was stunning, but she always is; I did a double take the very first time I saw her, and she was wearing jeans and a casual top.â€ť
â€śAfter the ceremony, while our guests were playing Petanque and having French Champagne and hors d'oeuvres, we were taking photos with our families and wedding party,â€ť says Kristin. â€śThen, as everyone made their way by minibus to the reception, David and I went walking through the old city of Barga with our photographer snapping away.â€ť This shot was taken once theyâ€™d arrived at the celebration, held at the Villa Sognare.
The showstopping dessert is decked out in thin fondant and edible lace. Inside, a white-chocolate cake bathed in Limoncello is complemented by dark-chocolate ganache filling. â€śMy husband likes dark chocolate and I like white,â€ť says Kristin. â€śCompromise is good -- it was delicious!â€ť
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