Since high school, Nicole knew precisely where she wanted to get married: her dad's 1700s Tuscan farmhouse, the place she's vacationed every summer for the last 11 years. So shortly after Jacob popped the question, they settled on a date nine months away, in early summer, in Italy.
Nicole, Jacob, and her family took a prewedding trip to meet with vendors and begin charting out the details. Back in L.A., the pair continued to plan a low-key, fuss-free event full of fun festivities: wine tastings, pool parties, and a barbecue featuring 200 meatballs handmade by the bride's grandma.
The couple's officiant (left) and another good friend (the flower girl's mom, right) both looked lovely in girl. by Band of Outsiders. On the morning of the wedding, the bride's girlfriends sat with her in a circle, burned sage, and talked over the importance of the day. "We were holding hands and crying," says Nicole. "It was very girly, but it grounded me."
Event Planning and Design: Annie J. Adair and Francesco Gronchi of Tuscan Tour
Catering and Cake: Galateo
Flowers: Tuscany Flowers
Photography: Lauren Ross
Bride's Gown: Valentino Resort
Stationery: Rifle Paper Co.
Calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap
String Quartet: Alma Project
DJ: Garrett Colton
Groom's Suit: Band of Outsiders
Hair: Tommaso Marroncini at Mario di Via Della Vigna Nuova
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