Brittany Harrer and Derek Dolin are both young executives in LA; Brittany is the Founder and CEO of The Pocketbook Agency: a rapidly growing modern, high-end staffing agency for A-list celebrities and tech moguls. Derek is a leading music manager on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, having worked with artists such as Calvin Harris, Swedish House Mafia, and Frank Ocean.
The two met around 2005 while still in high school in Westlake Village, CA - and Derek spent the first 7 years of their budding friendship chasing after Brittany with hopes of becoming something more. In fact, years later, Derek would pass Brittany every morning on his way to work where she worked at a front desk facing Santa Monica Blvd just so he could wave at Brittany before they started officially dating in 2012.
Years later, Brittany and Derek chose to wed in Tuscany as a reflection of their love for travel, culture, culinary adventures and togetherness; Castello di Vincigliata - dating back to the year 1031 - represented all that and more. Regal and charming, with its stunning grounds and architectural touches at every turn. Their outdoor ceremony felt intimate and personal, as Brittany and Derek nestled underneath a hanging floral arch to whisper their vows. Inside a draped tent, guests dined together over candlelight before dancing began to the sounds of a live six-piece band.
Something unique? During the reception, the couple had their cake cutting become an interactive experience by commissioning the pastry chef to make a divine Italian wedding cake in front of all of the guests. A spectacular fireworks display kept guests entertained through the night, majestically lighting up the sky.
Photography: Facibeni Fotografia