Hi everyone...my fiancé and I are trying to plan our wedding in Tuscany or Umbria...we are not in a rush, as we are thinking possibly fall 2008 or spring 2009, but we are going to be in the area in April so we'd like to get a list of possible contenders to check out while we are there.
We are figuring we will have between 40-60 people, and while I'd love for everyone to stay together, it might be a bit hard. Would prefer to stay somewhere a bit rustic, with breakfast served, if possible. For our reception, amazing food is tops - would love to go to a restaurant with great food and wine, or if our accommodations serve great food, that would be fine too. Casual and simple home style is what we are looking for, and the same for accommodations.
I have contacted a few wedding planners, but they all seem to have cookie cutter ideas...does anyone have recommendations for places to stay/eat? I've searched these boards and have gotten ideas, but anymore would be appreciated!
Oh, we will be having a Catholic service, so if anyone has experience with any of the churches in the area, any advice there would be great too!