Summer wedding at Villa la Vedetta
The post for today is a white summer wedding at Villa la Vedetta.
Natalie and Liam, a fun-loving couple from Scotland, were married on June 29th, 2019 at the Hotel Villa la Vedetta at Piazzale Michelangelo. If you don’t know, this is a very famous square on a hillside of Florence and is easily a few minutes’ drive from the city center. If you visit, I recommend taking the Tuscan paths up the hillside by motor scooter. You couldn’t have a more Italian experience!
The ceremony was an Italian summer theme with a lot of greenery and lush white peonies, which are in season in June. The reception was held in the garden, with expansive views of the city and the Duomo (the architectural wonder created by Brunelleschi in the 1400s). About sixty guests attended the reception, and they dined at long, white tables with a mix of classic crystal and modern dinnerware. I wanted to create a truly Tuscan dining experience, so I lined the tabletops with full olive branches and pillows of white peonies bedded on top.
June 29th was probably the hottest day of the summer this year. I remember that I had to do a lot of work to keep the flowers healthy and happy in the sweltering heat. However, we were lucky to have such gorgeous sunlight for the photos!
Please enjoy the amazing photographs by the talented and gorgeous Peggy Picot of Maison Pestea Photography, who captured the pure emotions of happiness and love in the bride and groom as they cut their cake!
Written/translated by Jordan Brewer.