Charles & Emily Wedding at Villa di Maiano, Fiesole
(Photo by Facibeni) When Charles and Emily traveled from New York to Tuscany to find a location for their wedding, we accompanied them visiting some beautiful villas around Florence. It was a pleasant September tour around the hills surrounding the city; a tour that led them to chose Villa di Maiano, one of the most impressive wedding venues of the Florentine area. The prestigious Renaissance villa, with its panoramic terrace over the city, was the perfect backdrop for their elegant and fun wedding. The bride got ready at Villa Il Salviatino together with her bridesmaids, with whom she shared both, emotional and amusing moments. She wore a sweetheart trumpet wedding dress, with an utterly elegant tail, that enhanced her body figure. She looked extremely beautiful, especially when her father walked her down the stairs that lead to the Italian garden, where the symbolic ceremony took place. Aperitif was on the panoramic terrace, whereas dinner was set up in front of the imposing facade of the villa. For the long tables floral decorations, we chose eye-cathing tall glass vase centerpieces, with overflowing arrangements of white larkspur flowers and roses. As a contrast to the height, we added small glass vases with roses, hydrangeas and peonies, and to draw much attention to the centerpieces we kept the place setting simple with white gold rim glasses and plates. There was a dance floor just in the middle of the dinner area and a live band played while dinner was served. Guests loved that, and had a lot of fun dancing in between courses. Before the dance party started, and right after the cake cutting, a fireworks display was featured as a surprise for the bride. We can literally tell that the groom had a brilliant idea!