About This Project


Leonora and Anthony came to Florence for their blessing in May. That’s usually a lovely time of year: warm enough to eat outside, usually reliable… in their case, a summer storm came through during the middle part of the day, but nothing that could dampen their spirits, or altar the plans.


The couple opted to have first look and shooting in Florence first, then head on to the lovely Villa Corsini for the blessing, and the reception.


We worked together on a totally personalized ceremony, accompanied by violin, and followed by more photography and dinner in one of the most stunning setting in Florence.


More About Blessings:


The symbolic blessing is the simplest, most intimate and most flexible way to arrange your event in Italy.


Italyweddings will arrange the celebrant – a non religious, mother tongue English speaker, and in the weeks and months leading up to your wedding, we will work with you on all aspects of the celebration. You’ll be free to choose the text of the ceremony, and we will assist you with the details such as:


  • Music: classical musicians, such as harp, violin, viola, cello, Spanish guitar, and combinations of these.   Music: help with the repertoire, and timing during the blessing.


  • The bride being given away, and other entrances.


  • Readings, prayers and blessings.


  • Exchange of vows and personal pledges.


  • Ring exchange.


  • A signed certificate.

The symbolic blessing is entirely suitable for a number of situations. We are more than happy to work with you, regardless of gender, religious, secular or nondenominational background.The content and style of the blessing is really limitless, and depends on the requirements and personal situation of the couple. We have a few standard texts for the blessing and for readings that we feel are appropriate, but each couple is encouraged to give their personal input.


As for the location of the blessing: a symbolic blessing may be held anywhere that fits your needs – most often outdoor villa settings, overlooking the Tuscan countryside, on the terrace of a medieval castle, on beaches, or in unconsecrated chapels at private villas and hotels.



VENUE: Villa Corsini

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography 4

FLOWERS: Le Petit Jardin


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