Catholic Mexican wedding in Florence

How do you imagine a fairytale wedding? Cristina and Rens’s Mexican wedding in Florence is the closest anyone would dream. I met Cristina fifteen months before the date, she was in Florence with her mother to find “the place”. She had been an American-Mexican student in Florence. He was a Dutch cruise ship’s pilot. Therefore, being citizens of the world’s, the wedding weekend was the occasion to meet and spend time with nearest and dearest coming from Mexico, California and from the Netherlands.

On a warm and sunny day of September, their Mexican wedding in Florence took place in a Baroque church in the centre. A gospel choir accompanied the bride along the aisle. The ceremony was typically Catholic with rituals of the Mexican tradition. El lazo placed on their shoulders by the “padrino and madrina” to bless their union, las harras representing the joy and pledge to care each other.

After the ceremony we organized shuttles to bring the entire group to a beautiful castle not far from Florence. Guests were welcomed with a glass of prosecco and bossa nova live band. Finger food, delicacy corners, cocktails, they waited for bride and groom to arrive and for the sunset before moving to dinner. A magnificent courtyard with a U shape table astounded everybody. The dinner runs quietly till Mariachi burst into the courtyard. Guests have asked Cristina to have the typical Mexican music, but she told them that it wasn’t possible to find Mariachi in Italy. The surprise succeeded perfectly. A roar and a wave were the spontaneous reaction of the Mexican wing of the table. Also Dutch guests didn’t disdain the fun moment!

A delicious chocolate sponge cake foreran the first dance and funny moments where a live pop band and a DJ took turns all night long.



A romantic peachy fairytale

The concept we started from to design Cristina and Rens’s wedding was centred around the idea of a warm elegance. Both the church and the castle were majestic and rich. We had to deal with this grandeur creating a kind of decor that doesn’t disappear and at the same time isn’t too formal.

Peach hues, dusty green and gold. The palette  was warm, delicate, and sophisticated. The selection of flowers included carnations, garden spray roses, ranunculus, and dusty miller. The most flowers had a round shape to create a tidy soft effect.

The church was decorated with big arrangements at the entrance and at the sides of the altar, while the aisle was dotted with pillars in glass cylinders and petals. The U shape imperial table had a continuity of golden pots, vases, candleholders with flower arrangements in different size, every two metres a tall gold candelabra.


We wish we could do this day all over again!

We can describe our experience in one word: magical! Sara made the entire process seamless, for each service she gave us many options to choose from, and we met several times before the wedding. She was present at every meeting, prompt in replying and attentive to every detail. The day itself ran smoothly, everything was literally beyond perfect!We achieved exactly the wedding we dreamed of, including the Mariachi! We cannot thank Sara enough for her support and friendship, we wish we could do this day all over again!
~ Cristina & Rens

Ph: Thomas Harris


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