This is a very special wedding to my heart, one that I have been dreaming about for long, one that allowed me the freedom to style the event basically with no limit and with such a joy and excitement that it still feels unreal. Federica is a young woman working as a designer in the fashion and theatre industry and had been the first one to contact me to get a help to produce and translate into reality her wishes with an accurate attention to details and to create the most romantic but joyful mood possible for her wedding with a special lady called Claudia.
Apart from being two of the most beautiful women I have ever had the pleasure and blessing to work with, their relaxed and kind manners and their clear views of the project, have been fuel to my creativity and to the fantasy of a blissed Tuscan wedding in a traditional Villa near Florence.
Despite the wedding being really intimate with only a few closest friends to participate to their happiness sharing their special day, the brides asked me to take care of the scouting of the venue first of all and all the other suppliers in the same manner of a big wedding would have required and in fact the Villa is usually perfect up to hundreds of guests, but was exactly what they were looking for, a traditional Tuscan Villa, with a immense Italian garden, not too far from the city and with a fabulous Lemon House to host the grandiose imperial table they had always dreamed to have.
The chosen date was a late May sunny day, with a ceremony held late afternoon at 6.00 pm to get the most of the “golden light” for the photos. The preparation of the brides had been really one of a kind moment being done inside the Lemon House itself. Federica & Claudia did not want to be separated for the preparation and decided that doing it directly in the ceremony and reception venue would have been a terrific solution also for their photos and oh boy if they were right. The getting ready photos are among the most beautiful I have ever seen in all my career.
The style chosen for the ceremony and the overall style for the outfits for the Federica and the bridesmaids and the “relaxing corner” with the Indian tent and the wedding cake showcase was a boho-chic combination, instead for the wedding dinner table we have agreed to get a wow factor for guests setting up a wonderful and ultra-rich imperial table with golden and marsala colors , with candelabras and full of romantic and dark greenery. A quite “dark” table indeed but a very elegant, mature and classy wedding table for sure.
After the ceremony held in the Italian garden, the couple spent few moments together to relax while guests were enjoying some good Prosecco and canapés, the dinner was served afterwards and after the really amazing food, the cake had been cut back in the Italian garden where some liqueurs and pastries were served along with a little gift from the brides: a Native American “dream catcher” to wish all to reach their dreams.