To say I was obsessed with this stunning Florence fête at Villa Montefiano Garden would be the understatement of the year. It’s literally dripping in pretty, making each and every image captured by Studio A+Q like a dream. So do yourself a favor today and set aside to get lost in all the lovely here.
From the Bride…From the moment we started planning our wedding, we knew we wanted to have it in Italy. I am in American who met her future Italian husband in a pub in Florence. We fell in love over quick trips for gelato, cheesy American films dubbed in Italian, and walks around our favorite Florentine neighborhoods. When we got engaged, it seemed only natural that we would celebrate our marriage in the place where we met, fell in love, and now call home together.
When we started looking at venues, our main objective was to find something where we could hold both our ceremony and reception, with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the beautiful, late-summer climate of Tuscany. Villa Montefiano, a 16th century residence nestled on a hillside overlooking Florence, was the perfect fit. Not only was the villa itself gorgeous, but it offered a number of lush gardens and terraces that we could utilize for our celebration.
While neither of us had a particular theme for the wedding, I wanted it to be soft and romantic with just a touch of Great Gatsby elegance. My husband just wanted good food and an American-style wedding cake. Our brilliant wedding planner, Rossana took all of our ideas and created an evening that flawlessly melded together the best of our American and Italian traditions. Every detail from the floral arrangements and candles to the confetti table and intimate seating groups perfectly reflected our vision for the wedding.
Our ceremony took place just before sunset; the golden light, gentle breeze, and Tuscan backdrop created an almost ethereal effect. My husband said his vows in Italian and I said mine in English. It not only made the ceremony understandable for both Italian and English-speaking guests, but also gave us the opportunity to express something so meaningful to one another in our first languages. I remember feeling so happy to have married such a wonderful man, surrounded by our loved ones above the city where it all began.
Photography: Alessio Quartaroli | Wedding Planner: The Knot In Italy | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | ceremony: Villa Montefiano Balcony | Reception Venue: Villa Montefiano Balcony | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Make up: Azzura | Caterer & Cake: GALATEO RICEVIMENTI FIRENZE - MILANO | Confetti & Candies: Club 500 | Flowers decor: Tania La Rosa Canina | Groom\'s Attire: Bemporad | Hairs: Mej Staff | Music & Lighting: Alma Project