Geraldine and Michael, a Roman Catholic wedding in the hills

Geraldine and Michael, a Roman Catholic wedding in the hills

Geraldine and Michael were married with a Roman Catholic wedding, held in a monastery overlooking the rolling hills to the North of Florence. Following the ceremony, they took guests to Villa Vorno for the reception: canape’s on the lawn, then seated meal in the enclosed courtyard.

An aspect often overlooked, but which repays the attention yuo give, is lighting. for this couple, variable LED spots were places around the courtyard, giving soft, vertical columns of light during the meal, whch were transformed to more vibrant colors during the after dinner dancing. This effect was done in such a way to keep the effect natural, and keep the emphasis on the candle lighting on the tables. Italyweddings also arranged fairy lighting around the fountain and for the cake setting.

The couple write:

Dear Ben
Having our wedding abroad always felt like a huge gamble but it worked out to be the best decision we could ever have made and such a special day will live long in the memory for us and our guests. So thank you for making that gamble pay off!
Venue ; well we were over the moon with this amazing back-drop for the day, and we are extremely grateful that you managed to arrange this at such short notice !!!. It made our lives a lot easier and created the Wow factor that we may not have got from our original choice.


The castle gardens were simply stunning the fountains and the details created such an atmosphere . All I could hear from people as the entered the garden was Wow !! and then to top it off when you walk in the courtyard it was simply magical!


Flowers: A big thank you to Marisa – the church looked amazing, and just how I had envisaged it. The candles and flowers created a warmth intimacy which is exactly the brief we gave. Marisa calmed me down in the build up to the wedding, and I completely trusted her taste and judgement on the venue, and ambience we wanted to create. It was above and beyond our expectations.


Many of the guest’s comments were “We felt like Millionaires for the day !!!!” which is quite amazing. We had so many comments about my bouquet which was stunning and worked so well with my vintage look dress – it completed the look. The display flowers and candles on the table and around the courtyard were simply beautiful, and created the vintage twinkly feel that we wanted throughout the wedding.


Please send our thanks to the band who were just amazing in the church and during the party. When you prepare, so much and have such an expectation, it was simply mind blowing to see them perform the music we had chosen. I absolutely loved the singers voice it was so perfect for the church and the venue.


Thanks again for making the ceremony perfect for us, and the entirel wedding event beyond our expectations.

Geraldine and Michael