On my last trip I discovered the beautiful village of Castiglion Fiorentino
just one hour from Florence and easy to reach through the highway this town hall allows civil weddings in very surroundings. So while you are searching for a small, intimate farmhouse or a lovely “casale”surrounded
by vineyards and a garden to get married in, this is the right place to
look at. We saw so many venues that even the local Tv was interested in shooting our experience to show it on the local media : look here !!!
The village itself offers many spots for the celebration of your wedding:
the medieval fortress : standing on top of the village gives you the opportunity to have an incredible panorama over the valley.
As planning a destination wedding is normally a daunting task, this area
has so many services to offer that it makes everything much easier. You’ll
have the undivided attention of the very best professional in each service,
from caterers of the best quality to florists who offers the best variety of seasonal flowers to the most talented photographers . All you need to do is choose your favorite venue–and we do the rest! Suggesting, of course, along the way–the best local services and suppliers. And what about if you are planning an elopement? Just the two of you getting married in Tuscany
during a trip? Additionally, we created a package that includes a special
stay in a suite in the center of the village with private spa included, with a ceremony in the medieval fortress and a special dinner in a special village restaurant with a famous chef. Interested? Just drop us an email and we’ll be glad to let you know more on how to organize your unforgettable wedding in the very hearth of Tuscany!
Weddings: I know it has been a lot since my last post on a romantic wedding in tuscany;-) This is the reason why I want to share pictures from this romantic wedding in Tuscany with all my bride. It has been a great year, met lovely people and colleagues, had many weddings in different cities of Tuscany some hidden, some totally new. I just discovered this new farmhouse where Ben and Stephanie decided to host their wedding.I was really excited to help them in the planning and everything was easier than thought. Having lived close since years helped me to find suppliers for every need. Also, being Stephanie a smart bride, she already found the make up artist who came to Tuscany especially for her wedding and the florist by herself. Flowers and decoration played an important role in this wedding as they were really admired by all the guests . Colors chosen were burgundy, white and light pink.
Being at the beginning of September the weather is normally mild and nice and this day was really above and beyond any expectation. Stephanie since the beginning was asking for a religious ceremony and they got married in the beautiful church close to the farmhouse: after the ceremony to give us enough time to prepare the reception set, all the guests were invited to an ice cream directly from the cart in the garden opposite the church: Of course the sun was still shining so many people started driving to the farmhouse as another bride was coming in an hour in the same church (she even phoned me to make sure we did not throw any petals on the ground before her!) Well, despite the hard job I have to say that it was a pleasure to work with this venue as both, manager and the chef made our job really easy. The aperitif was served in the courtyard at the entrance and the dinner on the main gardens facing the pergola and the valley. Here you can enjoy some more pics of this day and if you like the style just drop me an email and I’ll be more than glad to help you in organizing a day like this !!
Credits: www.peterandveronika.com for the pictures http://fioristalagardenia.it for flowers and deco
Lights : http://www.weddingmusicandlights.it
MUA thanks to Lidia Malinovskaja: http://www.malinovskaja.com/
When you are a wedding planner it’s quite normal that during low season you take advantage of your free time to visit some new venues: new managers, new services ( spas, bigger restaurants, gym rooms ) and new rooms as sometimes the new property decide to change the style of the venue for something more stylish.
One of the last I’ve been visiting is Villa Gianluca, a lovely farmhouse converted in a perfect wedding location: the main building called Leopoldina has 5 double rooms all decorated in pure tuscan country style with wood ceilings and terra-cotta all over the rooms.
On the ground floor the big breakfast room is the place where guests can enjoy the homemade cakes of mamma Lucy, owner of the estate. These 2 rooms can be converted in a perfect space for a wedding dinner up to 70 people in case a plan B is needed.
Outside you have at your disposal 2 swimming pools, a very nice one with 2 gazebo (one for each apartment) to lay down under the sun and a bigger one close to the covered area that you can also use for an pre-wedding dinner with friends.
Outdoor you have 2 covered areas that are suitable for a romantic ceremony: one under a green arch on the top of the pool and one directly in front of the pool suitable for smaller groups.
The owner is one of the friendliest persons I have ever met and no request is too much for him: feel free to ask for an advice of where to go for a romantic dinner with your husband to be or a visit to a spa to pamper your self the day before the wedding. There’s one positive point of this venue that sometimes I have to hide to future husbands: it’s only 5 minutes away from the biggest tuscan mall, the Valdichiana Outlet so perhaps worth a visit during your day trips around!!
If you are looking for a civil ceremony the closest town hall is Lucignano that is also one of my favorites: their Sala Consiliare is one of the nicest I’ve ever seen and their prices are really worth a visit to the Valdichiana. What else? If you are thinking about getting married in Tuscany with a reasonable budget just drop me an email and I’ll be glad to send you more info about this exclusive property!!