Ciao! Today we have a lovely affair featuring a gorgeous Brazilian couple. Gabriela and Marcelo chose to whisk away their family and friends to Florence last spring to celebrate their beautiful love story. Though weather wasn’t exactly on their side, the rain created a magical atmosphere and their romance truly illuminated the day.
The touching ceremony took place in an ancient Roman chapel in the hills of Fiesole, above Florence, decorated classically with pastel flowers in stone garden urns. The brides’ vaporous tulle gown and lace veil were the showstoppers, draped along the stairs and framed perfectly by soft flowers. Upon exiting the church, a white lace umbrella protected the couple from raindrops as well as rice!
Afterwards, everyone was invited to the stunning Castello di Vincigliata, where a rich cocktail hour with delicious drinks and various finger foods, including Tuscan meats and cheeses, awaited them. Dinner on the veranda, decorated beautifully with silver candelabras and pastel flowers, was punctuated by tenors singing classic Italian songs like “Funiculì funiculà” between courses – everyone had a ball singing along and it filled the entire room with joy! The ambience remained soft with candlelight, and as the live-assembled millefoglie cake was cut, the band accompanied everyone into the ballroom for the bride and grooms first dance.
Instead of the usual bouquet toss, Gabriela decided to throw small posies of chili peppers, which is good luck to keep the couple “hot”! An Italian “confetti” buffet with different flavors of dragees and candied almonds was displayed on vintage stands with rusted urns and candelabras, where guests could taste and take in small organza sachets. The dancing continued until 3:00 am, and even the little ones kept going, attracting attention with their adorable moves.
What would you do if it rained on your wedding day? Go with the flow or freak out? Let us know below!
Wedding Planner: Blanc Ricevimenti / Location: Castello di Vincigliata / Banqueting: Galateo Ricevimenti / Flowers: Il Giardino delle Fate / Photographer: Ricardo Nascimento / Music entertainment and Light decor: Alma Project