FLORENCE - part 2 - GETTING MARRIED IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN CITY

Here I am with the second part of the post dedicated to Firenze.Many people dream about a wedding in one of the most significant city in the world…what about you?

CEREMONY

You may consider a civil wedding in the magnificent Sala Rossa (red hall) or in the majestic Salone dei Cinquecento(hall of 500) in Palazzo Vecchio, the historical town hall located in the unique Piazza della Signoria or – outdoor – at the Giardino delle Rose (roses’garden)

If you wish a religious wedding there are so many marvellous catholic churches to choose - i.e.: Chiesa San Lorenzo, San Miniato, Santa Trinità… -one Jewish Synagogue and an episcopal church for e protestant ceremony.

No limit to celebrate a Blessing ceremony.

 

RECEPTION

Unless you would choose one of the most suitable location in town:

top elegance with a beautiful garden - FOUR SEASONS HOTEL – www.fourseasons.com/it/florence/

an historic palace designed by Brunelleschi - ST.REGIS - www.stregisflorence.com

I suggest organizing the reception outside of the city centre- not far however not in the midst of the chaos- since Tuscany is well known also thanks to the fantastic countryside:

Medieval castle - CASTELLO DI VINCIGLIATA-  www.castellodivincigliata.it

Dated 1.400, the luxury simplicity of VILLA DI MAIANO www.villadimaiano.it

An opulent past, modern-day retelling  www.villacora.it

Simply chich VILLA VEDETTA www.villalavedettahotel.com

Medici countryside villa VILLA MEDICI www.medicivilla.com

FLOWER DESIGNER

FRANCIS FLOWER - www.francisflowers.it

TUSCANY FLOWERS - www.tuscanyflowers.com

 

PHOTOS

There’s no way to do a short list of the best wedding photographer in Florence however I listed the ones I follow, trying to explain the reason why – even an artist cannot be catalogued.

Realistic www.studiobonon.it/

Photo reportage www.riccardopieri.com/

“Panoramic” www.damianosalvadori.com

Dreamlike - www.francescospighi.com

 

In addition Firenze is full of historical craft workshops where to find or to order personalized favors, unique stationary, made-to-measure clothing (for the bride, the bridesmaids, the most important guests) and I’m going to listen some of  my favourite:

FAVORS and TABLE’S EMBELLISHMENT

Besides the already mentioned in the first part, RICHARD GINORI – fine porcelain – PAMPALONI – valuable silver cutlery and other objects – and OFFICINA DEL PROFUMO – fragrances and cosmetics -

Handmade enamelled silver objects (eggs, boxes, cuff links, etc.) – SALIMBENI - www.salimbenisnc.com

Personalized engravings and glassware production – LOCCHI -www.molerialocchi.eu

STATIONARY

Historic printing houses www.ippogrifostampedarte.com and www.parione.it

CLOTHING

Fine, handcrafted men shoes for the groom, his father and the groomsman at MANNINI www.manninafirenze.com and STEFANO BERMER www.stefanobemer.com

Personalized sophisticated brides’ dresses - ANNA FUCA’ www.annafuca.it

Made to measure, hand painted dresses and accessories - ATELIER AURE’ (on FB)

Menswear tailoring - LIVERANO www.liverano.com

Out of the ordinary jewels and extraordinary objects and clocks- ALESSANDRO DARI-www.alessandrodari.com 

AND MORE

How to make a memorable entrance (and exit) from the ceremony’s location and taxi to the reception? why don’t use an unusual mode of transport? – TUK TUK FLORENCE -  www.tuktukflorence.net

Food track for the next day brunch: typical “Chianina” meat- BBQ VALDICHIANINA - on FB – and the vegan option - GIGETTA CUCINANDO SU DUE RUOTE – on FB

 

Note - Besides my photo of the introduction, all the pictures have been downloaded from the websites of the subjects mentioned in the text 

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