Occasionally a wedding detail totally stops us in our tracks—this epic ceremony arch was one of them. The Italian styled shoot was created by Olivia Sodi and took place at Villa Medicea di Lilliano featuring details that played off the autumnal tones of the Tuscan backdrop. The floral arch by Varietè is a show-stopping work of art created out of unruly, gathered blooms that work together to create a spectacular, sunset-hued vision—the volume, you guys! The rest of the details follow suite in a bold palette that highlights the destination location including stationery by Grace Art Market and a graphic cake by Sugar and Spice and the details and glowing light is all captured here by Francesco Spighi.
from the planner: Every couple deserves their own unique wedding. Our mission is to create a tailored day to brides and grooms working on those details that matter and make all the difference. The venue is an historic Medici estate in the southern Florence hills with a perfectly restored Villa filled with character and charm. It is the perfect place to organize a wedding in every season. A contemporary flower arrangement was created by the floral designers Varietè. An arch was crafted on site to match the backdrop using autumnal toned flowers and leaves together with palms and woods giving a modern twist to the stunning 17th century fountain.
We teamed up with Desinare Banqueting to create unique settings for the outdoor ceremony, an al fresco dinner in the Medici garden and a cake corner in the inner courtyard. Every piece of furniture and object used is one-of-a-kind and belongs to the Desinare’s collection of vintage and antique pieces paired with a modern fabric for a made to order. An Italian menu was created specifically for the occasion by the chef of Desinare and handwritten by the Texan calligrapher Grace Singstad, who also designed the wedding stationery that was also customized and handmade.
The bridal dress by Oui Cheri in a soft blush pink colour was tailored on the model by their expert and talented hands with layers of precious Italian lace and hand made embroidery in a cloudy tulle. For the groom, a sophisticated total look by Montezemolo from their Red Carpet line compliments the elegant bride.
An American layered cake by Sugar and Spice in light blushes of gold and soft pink, like a fireworks show: a final splash at sunset paired with a sparkling rosé to celebrate a stylish wedding shoot on Florence hills.
Photo: Francesco Spighi // Concept+Planning: Olivia Sodi // Florals: Varietè // Stationery: Grace Art Market // Décor + Setting + Banqueting: Desinare Banqueting // Venue: Villa Medicea di Lilliano // Dress + hair jewel: Oui Cheri // Hair + Makeup: Pistolesi Group // Suit: Montezemolo // Cake: Sugar and Spice // Models: Irene Falla + Nicola Miracoli