Natasha and Michael, are a romantic american couple on their 30s that contacted me around March 2011 to help them plan their wedding in Tuscany. They were uncertain on where to plan their wedding ceremony and if having a civil or symbolic wedding. We exchanged different e-mails and I recommended to them which were the most enchanting marriage locations in Tuscany and at the end they decided to have a civil wedding in the beautiful town hall of Castellina in Chianti, in a wonderful Medieval Castle located in the historical center of town.
They arrived in Italy on the 18th of October and stayed in a lovely hotel located in the center of Florence. The next day we organize an appointment at the Law court in Florence to do a document called “Atto Notorio”. Our assistant Katrina accompany them at the law court, provided two witnesses and act as an interpreter.
The next day they met again Katrina who accompany them at the Us Consulate of Florence, where they made a sworn declaration called “Nulla Osta” which grants permission to marry in Italy. Everything run smoothly and was impeccably planned. All documents now to get married in Castellina were ready and the couple could drive to Castellina and enjoy a couple of days of relax prior their wedding ceremony.
They rented an apartment in Chianti at BORGO PIETRAFITTA for four nights. I recommended them to stay in Castellina in Chianti, since they were very close to the ceremony venue, and at the same time they could take advantage of the reduction applied on the marriage hall fee for staying in a hotel/villa located in the comune of Castellina.
The day started with the preparation of the bride at her apartment… my assistant Stella, helped her to put on her dress. A lovely Renaissance style gown which was absolutely perfect for this stunning medieval location…
10:30 our florist Sara delivered the bouquet of white roses and boutonniere to the hotel.
11:50 Stella came into the apartment of B & G and helped Natasha to get ready.
12:00 Natasha left to the town hall, the photographer was waiting for the spouses in the main square of town to make some special shots prior the ceremony
12:10 they arrived in the centre of town and had a few pictures.