It was a hot Saturday afternoon of July, the phone rang, the sister of a bride on the other end of the phone. “My sister is in Florence with her fiancé, they are searching a wedding venue and a wedding planner, are you able to meet her? She leaves tomorrow”. Strangely and fortunately, we didn’t have any wedding during that weekend, so I could jump to Florence and meet Dearbhail and Brian for a drink along the river. They told me that they were planning a Catholic wedding in Florence for the following year. Although they had been visited a few venues, they were a bit confused. Indeed, it was hard for them to consider all pros and cons, to get an idea of the flow, of the logistic and of the budgeting.
After a long conversation, comparison charts and budgeting, no sooner said than done, the venue was secured. A beautiful villa and working winery, would have hosted their Catholic wedding in Florence the following May. The ceremony would be held in a nice Romanesque Church in the heart of Florence with the uncle of the bride, who was priest, to celebrate the marriage.
Almost one year later the big day arrived. After the ceremony bride and groom spent some time around Florence for some photos. The centre has so many beautiful corners, that you can get amazed and spoilt for choice. Meanwhile, guests went to the venue and were welcomed with music and a fresh drink with some canapé while waiting for bride and groom to arrive. A frescoed corridor gave access to the main garden: a stunning view surprised all guests. The E shape table was settled up for dinner and the sunset was painting the sky. The day finished with wild dancing in the lemon storage.