A wedding in Florence is more than a wedding…it’s spending precious quality time with your beloved ones in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! A stop for an Italian coffee at the historical coffee house Rivoire, in Piazza della Signoria, just in front of Palazzo Vecchio and of famous Uffizi Gallery, and you’re ready to explore the city centre!
Via Tornabuoni, the street hosting the most prestigious designers of the fashion world, cosmopolitan centre of Florentine life, welcomes visitors with its amazing boutiques, among which Armani, Dolce&Gabbana, Cavalli, Fendi, Ferragamo, Gucci, Prada, Valentino, Versace. Walking in direction to the river here is stunning Ponte Vecchio, known as the Old Bridge, fantastic ground for unforgettable wedding photos, that hosts the most exclusive jewellery of Florence.
Among the historical Florentine jewellery shops on the bridge, holding the most important famous jewellery brands, you can find the prestigious Rolex boutique and the Cassetti shops, where wedding rings can be realized on a customized unique design, and the spouses can enjoy an exclusive toast with Italian Prosecco of the best quality.
For a special stop during your tour, like a wine tasting accompanied by selected Tuscan food, just walk to Enoteca Pinchiorri in Via Ghibellina, and enjoy a delicious artisanal ice cream at Gelateria Vivoli. Waiting for the Big Day, what’s better than offering a welcome cocktail to guests? For a wow effect at sunset time, the amazing Sesto on Arno, restaurant and bar on the roof of Westin Excelsior, offers a privileged view while enjoying a delicious Italian style Spritz.
A great wedding reception can be organized at one of the most ancient and elegant palaces of Florence, magnificent Palazzo Corsini, located in the heart of the city centre, on Lungarno or at gorgeous Palazzo Borghese, with its top elegant banquet hall. If you want to surprise guests with something precious and unusual, the choice could be an exclusive reception on the Arno shore, with an incomparable view! From famous actress Anita Ekberg, the star of Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” to unforgettable singer and performer David Bowie, many are the celebs who chose Florence for their wedding! Rohan Mehta, son of Indian magnate Yogesh Mehta, married his fiancé Roshni under a huge colourful Mandap realized in the city centre, overlooking the river Arno, with 500 guests. Worldwide known Kim Kardashian got married in Florence too, walking the isle at Fortezza da Basso, overlooking the most famous Florence panorama, on the sweet melody of Andrea Bocelli’s incomparable voice, in perfect Italian style.
Florence has always been the perfect stage for top glamorous events. The city is alive all the year long, hosting important performances of top international artists, musicians and dancers like Roberto Bolle at the new Opera Theatre. Being one of the capitals of the fashion world, thanks to Pitti Fashion Shows, the city is used to host international events and shows. The beautiful Stazione Leopolda, the first railway station built in Florence in XIX century, today renewed in a modern key, is a great space for entertainment and important events, as well as a perfect place for a glamorous wedding party night!
After enjoying the warm embrace of Florence for your unforgettable wedding, what else than spending your Honeymoon discovering the beauties and treasures of Tuscany… An itinerary visiting medieval town, tasting the most excellent Tuscan wines and food, sleeping at ancient castles, villas or historical hamlets, all completely refurbished with modern comforts and the highest technology, surprising guests with amazing SPA facilities and helicopter landing pads for easy transfers.
by S. Ranieri – D. Chioccini – S. Paoli
Photo by @gerardogaziaphotography – @lumenwed
@laurabarberaphotography – @aspectphotography – Elena Foresto @magik