When I decided to plan this wedding styled shoot in Florence, I was inspired by the colours of the autumn, especially those of Tuscany. The first decision was putting together a team of professionals that really cared about the details, just like me.
All vendors involved in the shoot share this philosophy. Working with the leading suppliers in Italy makes every event successful and special.
Every couple deserves their own unique wedding and our mission is to create a tailored day to brides and grooms working on those details that matter and make all the difference.
The venue is an historic Medici estate in the southern Florence hills with a perfectly restored Villa filled with character and charm. It is the perfect place to organise a wedding in every season.
We teamed up with Desinare Banqueting to create unique settings for the outdoor ceremony, an al fresco dinner in the Medici garden and a cake corner in the inner courtyard. Every piece of furniture and object used is one-of-a-kind and belongs to the Desinare’s collection of vintage and antique pieces paired with a modern fabric for a made to order.
A contemporary flower arrangement was created by the floral designers Varietè. An arch was crafted on site to match the backdrop using autumnal toned flowers and leaves together with palms and woods giving a modern twist to the stunning 17th century fountain.
An Italian menu was created specifically for the occasion by the chef of Desinare Banqueting and handwritten by the Texan calligrapher Grace Singstad, who designed the full set of wedding stationery, every piece was customised and handmade.
The bridal dress by Oui Cheri in a soft blush pink colour was tailored on the model by their expert and talented hands with layers of precious Italian lace and hand made embroidery in a cloudy tulle.
For the groom, a sophisticated total look by Montezemolo from their Red Carpet line compliments the elegant bride.
An American layered cake by Sugar and Spice in light blushes of gold and soft pink, like a fireworks show: a final splash at sunset paired with a sparkling rose’ to celebrate a stylish wedding shoot on Florence hills.
For catching all these details and putting them together on camera was the talented fiorentine photographer Francesco Spighi. Autumn colours and lights come out in every image he took. Powerful fall colours polished by the natural light of the sunset.
Photo: Francesco Spighi
Concept+Planning: Olivia Sodi
Venue: Villa Medicea di Lilliano
Dress+hair jewel: Oui Cheri
Hair+MakeUp: Pistolesi Group
Stationery: Grace Art Market
Cake: Wedding Cake in Tuscany
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