A Medieval Castle Draped in Handwritten Poetry

A medieval castle in Florence, Italy is really all the introduction this wedding needs to fulfill princess dreams. But then you add in the fact that every angle of the Bride’s lace dress is pure perfection or the fact that Castello di Vincigliata was draped in handwritten poetry and it becomes clear, this is a real life fairytale. With design by SposiamoVi, florals by La Rosa Canina and all captured by Taylor & Porter, pore through every last detail of this romantic Italian celebration.

Sweethearts Mike & Celine chose to marry in the sensational European city of Florence, Italy. Flying in from Jakarta, Indonesia they exchanged vows in the grounds of the stunning Castello di Vincigliata followed by a cocktail reception and dinner within the castle itself. There were so many thoughtful and stylish touches throughout their wedding weekend, like guide books to Florence, thoughtfully designed by the couple with their Stationer and presented to guests in beautiful leather purses, to welcome goodie bags containing some delicious Italian treats to eat and drink. The weekend’s celebrations started with dinner at B-Roof in Grand Hotel Baglioni in central Florence followed by a morning at The Westin Excelsior Florence before heading to the Castello for their ceremony. Oodles of beautiful florals and some extra special styling and design elements followed including a backdrop covered in handwritten poetry and a water colour artist on site to capture miniature pictures of guests. During dinner the surprises continued with a performance by an Italian Operatic Tenor in between courses. Truly a sensational moment as his incredible voice echoed around the ancient castle walls. A fun party followed with performances by another surprise guest, Indonesian Musician Sandy Sandhoro.

Photography: Taylor & Porter | Videography: Velare | Floral designer: La Rosa Canina | Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Venue: Castello Di Vincigliata | Accommodation: Westin Excelsior Florence | Accomodations: Westin Excelsior Florence | After Party Shoes: Mui Mui | Bridal hair and makeup: Phalapa Bakti | Catering company: Galateo Ricevimenti | Ceremony & Reception: Castello Di Vincigliata | Ceremony Dress: Biyan | Favours & Gifts: Made By The Bride | Goodie Bag: Amaru Indonesia | Grooms Formalwear: Canali | Lighting, music, sound and setups: Alma Project 24/7 | Party Dress: Sapto Djojokartiko | Stationery & Calligraphy: Veronica Halim Calligraphy | Watercolor Artist: Shhh My Darling | Wedding planning, design and styling: Sposiamovi Italian Wedding Planners