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.