From the very beginning of my correspondence with Rees and Joe, I got the feeling that their wedding was going to be a truly magical event. Rees looks like an actress from 30s, very elegant, gentle manners and refined… and her wonderful taste is clearly shown in every little single detail of this gorgeous Florentine wedding, a wedding full of love and joy shared with their closest family members and friends.
They rented Villa La Vedetta exclusively for 3 nights, to make the whole experience truly private and intimate. I planned for them a private catholic ceremony at the church of S. Martino a Mensola in Fiesole (only 20 minutes drive from the venue) followed by a photo session for bride and groom in the heart of Florence and a glamorous wedding banquet in a panoramic terrace of Villa La Vedetta overlooking the city of Florence. A magical, luxury and unforgettable summer wedding in Italy.
You may enjoy the schedule of their wedding day:
11:00 – Hairstylist started bridal hairstyle followed by make-up.
13:00 – Photographer and videographer arrived at their hotel
14:30 – Florist delivers flowers for the wedding party
15:10 – Groom and guests leave to the church with minivans. The ride from the Villa to the church lasts only 20 minutes.
15:35 – Bride leave to the church
16:00 – Wedding ceremony at the church of S. Martino a Mensola, performed by Don Paolo. Music: Pianist and Violinist
16:01 – Entrance of 3 bridesmaid, flower girl and bride.
16:45 – End of ceremony. Group portraits at the church.
17:15 – Guests are taken back to Villa La Vedetta while newlyweds go with photographer and videographer in the heart of Florence.
18:30 – Bride and groom go back to Villa La Vedetta. Welcome cocktail starts with the sound of a String Quartet playing in the background.
19:30 – Wedding dinner outdoor in the panoramic terrace. Pianist playing as music entertainment
21:30 – Cake cutting and open bar. Music: DJ
23:30 – Move inside the villa for after hour party
03:00 – End of event
A gorgeous bouquet with vibrant summer colors in the shades of orange, yellow, green, purple and fuchsia, beautifully designed by our floral designer Gianni.
After ceremony a romantic photo session in the heart of Florence.
The amazing floral decorations of their wedding table designed by Gianni – colorful fresh summer colors to contrast with the classical elegance of the Dome in the background.
An amazing group shot! What a wonderful view!
The couple chose a typical Tuscan menu for their wedding meal:
Prosecco, Fruit Juices, Bellini cocktail, Red and white wine, Mineral water, Campari
Canapes selection warm and cold
Mosaic of Tuscan cold cuts
Trilogy of precorino cheeses with bio honey and blueberry jam
Selection of breads (with sesame, poppy seeds, cereals, etc.etc.
Soup of tomatoes (Pappa al Pomodoro) with olive oil and basil
Mugellana Ravioli pasta with beef and mushrooms ragout
Grilled Fiorentina Steak
Delicious Potatoes with Sautéed Spinach
(3 layered wedding cake with sponge cake with vanilla cream and white frosting covering)
Mineral water, Villa La Vedetta wines selected by the sommelier
Coffee with and without caffeine
Their delicious wedding cake was cut on the panoramic terrace overlooking the city of Florence.
Isn’t this a great shot? WOW! Bravo David, this picture really capture the magical atmosphere of that evening.
A very special thanks to our photographer and friend David Bastianoni, these images are fabulous!
We invite you to look at the complete photo gallery of this enchanting event.
Image Credits: David Bastianoni ©.