If you’ve ever dreamed of marrying in the stunning Tuscan countryside, surrounded by the exposed brick walls of old Italian buildings and twinkling fairy lights, but travelling abroad for your nuptials just isn’t an option, then this is the blog post for you! At our most recent Open Day at The Riding School, Calke Abbey, we were lucky enough to have a super talented team of suppliers completely transform the venue into an Italian countryside dream.

Tuscany is a beautiful region in Italy, and if you’ve been using Pinterest and other wedding blogs to get inspiration, then chances are you’ll have come across some gorgeous images from Tuscan weddings. Thankfully, that dream can become a reality without even getting on a plane – right here in Derbyshire! We’re so delighted to share these gorgeous images from our recent open day, where the theme was focussed on a Tuscan wedding; think rustic romance; a neutral palette with lashings of greenery, olive branches and lemons for colour.

The Riding School at Calke Abbey with its exposed brick really lent itself to this theme and was the perfect backdrop for the decor, with the brickwork reminiscent of old Italian estates. Festoon lights and soft white drapes in the ceiling were a romantic touch, with lots of fruits including figs, lemons and grapes, scattered on the table and cake to give some colour.

If you’re thinking of a Tuscan theme for your wedding, don’t hold back with other Italian touches too – Italian food, Limoncello cocktails and even Tuscan themed wines! Let us know what you think in the comments…

Venue: The Riding School at Calke Abbey, by Honeysuckle & Castle
Photography: Indigo+Violet Photography
Styling: The Two Hummingbirds
Flowers: Maria’s Flowers
Cake: The Cake Spa
Stationery & Signage: Mee and E’s Designs
Ceiling decor: Distinct Events