Besides being a lovely place where to spend a romantic getaway in Italy, the Four Seasons in Florence is the perfect venue for exciting weddings and elopements. For the first time, I had the privilege of telling through my lens a beautiful love story that’s just begun: that of this gorgeous couple and their Christmas wedding proposal.
Christmas is, in fact, one of the most inspiring moments to be spent in Italy. The Four Seasons Hotel in Florence, for the holidays, puts on its best dress. The lobby is painted in white and gold. Snow-covered trees decorated with golden balls and stars surround the statue inspired by Michelangelo’s David. Christmas songs are playing. The atmosphere is enchanting as well. Florence is full of lights and activities; the museums are open and everywhere echoes the music of dozens of street musicians.
At the beautiful private chapel, he proposed her. A dreamy marriage proposal. The groom-to-be knelt down while, not far, a violin played. All around, centuries-old frescoes illuminated by candles. Rose petals and arrangements made with fresh flowers and antique crystal chandeliers made the moment memorable. Even I would have said YES!
Afterwards, they enjoyed a delicious dinner by candlelight inside the chapel. Besides them, the excellent food, the wine, and the singer delighted the first moments of their meal. Still excited about the happenings, they relived together the best moments of their love story.
Once again, Italy is still the favourite destination for people in love. In fact, the next day, I met these American guys again to take stunning engagement photographs in the Cinque Terre, in Liguria. The village chosen was almost deserted. They posed smiling and relaxed, as if they could hear nothing but their hearts beat.
Besides being one of the favourite destinations for weddings, Italy is the queen of all kinds of romantic and couple getaways, thanks to the hospitality of the people, good food, art and culture that pervade the atmosphere. If you are looking for the perfect place for a marriage proposal at Christmas, Florence and the Cinque Terre are waiting for you.