April, in Italy, is the month of blossoming. Spring has just begun: trees and plants awaken after the long winter and begin to show the best of themselves. Colourful flowers peek out into the earlier frozen fields of Tuscany. Rain comes and, within a few hours, it gives way to blazing red sunsets. With a little luck, April is the perfect month to celebrate a wedding in Florence and surrounding countryside.
The bride and the groom are both Parisians. What better location than the French capital to organise an unforgettable wedding? Tuscany, maybe. Yes, because these lovebirds were looking for something different for their marriage. Tuscany and Villa Castelletti hit them straight in the heart.
So, having discovered one of the most beautiful venues in Florence, they began to look for a church that could hold a Catholic Mass in French for them, their families and the many guests. The choice fell on Santa Maria Delle Carceri in Prato, a 1400 building with an imposing Greek cross plan, located in the centre of Prato. The altar is in the centre of the cross; guests all around. Thus, families and friends have rallied round this lovely French couple, during a beautiful celebration.
The reception was held at Villa Castelletti in Signa, near Florence. The venue, accessible by a beautiful avenue of cypresses, is majestic. Its uniqueness, in addition to the Italian garden, is the large winter garden, which usually hosts the dinner of the wedding reception. After a long aperitif with sparkling wine and delicious canapés, guests sat down into the winter garden of Villa Castelletti to enjoy dinner by candlelight.
The couple photos were taken inside the property of villa. Rainfall made things difficult during the first part of the wedding. Fortunately, the rain stopped shortly before taking the couple’s portraits. Even if the sky is cloudy, the natural light is always a blessing for wedding photographers! She was wearing a very simple dress, lightweight, perfect for the style of the event. Classic and elegant, with a regal bearing, she posed uninhibited in her wedding dress. Transparencies and delicate fabrics, soft and impalpable veil, a tiara to finish the romantic look of the bride. He instead opted for a lead-gray morning suit. Only one little extravagant detail: the pastel green tie, in Tuscan style.
A warm thank to the bride and the groom, to their families and the many fabulous guests. Thanks for making me feel welcome, and I hope our paths will cross again soon.