Make-up guru Jamie Genevieve and video editor Jack McCann had a gorgeous Tuscan wedding surrounded by friends, family and greenery galore.
See what Jamie had to say about her perfect day, with photos from Roberto Panciatici Photography…
Jamie and Jack’s story began in the muddy fields of music festival T in the Park, where a 15-year-old Jamie fell head over heels.
“I was obsessed with him!” she laughs. “I fell in love with him a few years later. We’ve been together ever since.”
Seven-and-a-half years later, Jack proposed to Jamie in a Los Angeles hotel room during the couple’s travels.
“He asked me to pose for a photo on the balcony,” recalls Jamie.
“When I turned around, he was down on one knee with the ring in his hand.”
Hearts set on a destination ceremony in Tuscany, the first wedding task was to locate the perfect venue.
“We went with a farm in the Tuscan countryside, Borgo Corsignano, where all of our guests could stay with us,” says Jamie.
“Because we were legally allowed to get married there, we didn’t have to leave for the entire four-day stay.”
Trusting in expert wedding suppliers rather than heading down the DIY route, the couple had a strong vision for their day: a lush green, white and gold colour scheme mirroring their home décor and accompanied by leaf-embossed stationery designed by bridesmaid Charlotte.
“We wanted a wedding that was almost a home away from home,” explains Jamie. “It looked so elegant.”
Jamie and Jack’s agate slice place settings made for an exquisite touch – and doubled as a beautiful keepsake for guests.
With a celebration sprawling over three days, Jamie had three custom gowns to revel in, all made by bridal boutique Eleganza Sposa in Glasgow.
“My wedding day dress hugged my figure and kicked out above the knees into the most glorious train I have ever seen in my life,” beams Jamie.
“I couldn’t have imagined anything more perfect.”
Groom Jack, meanwhile, looked dapper in his three-piece outfit from MacGregor & MacDuff, with a classic black and grey kilt in the Silver Mist tartan.
Making the most of their luxe surroundings, Jamie, Jack and their wedding party arrived early to soak up the Tuscan sun.
“We relaxed at the venue before all the guests arrived,” says Jamie. “The night before the wedding we hosted a big pizza party.”
A make-up artist by trade, Jamie was steadfast in creating her own bridal look to feel comfortable and reduce stress on the big day.
“I wanted to take my time and feel like myself,” she explains.
“The girls and my hairdresser, Jack Baxter, came over and we had a chilled time getting ready after a gorgeous brunch.”
Jamie walked down the aisle with her dad to an acoustic cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah from well-known Florentine busker, Tadeusz Machalski.
Jack and Jamie were married in a civil ceremony, which the pair penned their own vows for. “Fair to say I choked my way through mine – as did Jack,” adds Jamie.
Once the ceremony and touching speeches wrapped up, it was on to dinner.
Food was an important part of Jamie and Jack’s wedding, and the flavours of Tuscany had been a deciding factor when deliberating over where they should marry.
They opted for a traditional Italian menu from Galateo Ricevimenti Firenze, comprising two pasta courses, a main course, and an Italian wedding cake, which the couple helped to make in front of all their guests.
With dinner finished, the group celebrated in Borgo Corsignano’s picturesque courtyard, decked out with a fairy light canopy, a full cocktail bar, and a VW ice cream truck which drove in and even let Jamie serve ice-cream to her guests.
“I have never felt so much love in a space in my whole life,” smiles Jamie.
“Seeing everything come together and watching my guests enjoy everything made me so happy.”
Videographer: PaperTwin Films
Bride’s dress + bridesmaid dresses: Eleganza Sposa