May Villa Wedding in Florence – Simone and Garry
The couple write…
Now that our honeymoon’s almost over and we’re starting to get back to normality (well, kind of – we’re now planning a relocation to Hong Kong!) we wanted to send a short note to re-emphasise our gratitude for your guidance, assistance and patience over the past 18 months.
The wedding day was perfect – we really can’t see how it could have been improved!
With your help, we achieved our twin objectives of creating the best day of our lives but also a truly memorable day for our guests. From the venues to the catering and from the meaningful words of the ceremony to the gorgeous flowers, it really could not have been a better day, and for that we are truly grateful.
Thanks so much again for your help, advice and support.
With our warmest regards and very best wishes to you and Marisa for the future…”
Garry and Simone were married just outside of Florence, in a town hall that has heaps of space and amazing views over the city from the rear terrace, and allows weddings at more flexible times than the Sala Rossa in Florence. This allowed them to accommodate all of their guests in a couple of hotels in Florence as a base for the events, and hold the wedding in a stunning villa outside of town. This made the event manageable for the couple: considering varied the vacation and hotel needs of the different guests, their efforts could be concentrated on the perfect wedding day.
Guests were transported to the ceremony, and from there to the villa, and back to their hotels at the end of the night: the whole day for the guests was taken care of with ease and fluidity, making sure they were always taken care of. This allows the couple time and freedom to both enjoy the aspects of the wedding day, and have time to get the beautiful photography moments they desired.
The meal was served in the main hall of the villa, creating a soft and slightly formal aspect, ideal for the speeches, the refined Tuscan cuisine, and the stimulating conversation.
The later part of the night was made livelier, first with cake cutting on the outside terrace, overlooking the illuminated panorama of Florence by night, and the surprise for all (except the bride and groom) of fireworks set off at the moment of cutting the cake.
The rest of the night (villas generally allow an end time of 1,00 or 2,00 AM) was located in the coach-room: the couple gave us a specific playlist to work with, and a full open bar for to keep the guests going into the night…