Romantic Florence Italy Wedding in a Castle: Jen + Andy

florence italy bride and groom

Jen + Andy have been travelling to Italy for about 6 years – it was one of their first trips away together. The first time they both went to Florence, they fell in love with the city and everything Italian. Having been together for 14 years and dreaming of a smaller, more intimate wedding, they decided that getting married in Florence would be the perfect place for these two lovebirds. Their wedding day is a perfect mix of Florence and the Italian countryside – such a dream! Thanks so much to Ed Peers Photography for sending this one my way and congrats to Jen + Andy!

florence italy wedding

florence italy wedding


The wedding we wanted was to actually get legally married in Italy. So we had a civil service for just our parents and sisters/brothers in the town hall in the morning. We got ready together, in just simple white dress and black suit. Then we wanted to capture the element of Florence that we have fallen in love with over the years. So we wanted more reportage photography, urban Florence, and it turned out perfect.

florence italy bride and groom

florence italy bride and groom

florence italy bride and groom

florence italy bride and groom

florence italy

florence italy bride and groom

florence italy bride and groom

florence italy bride and groom

bride getting ready


Then we split from each other to get ready into my dress and the groom with his best man. The afternoon was then a romantic blessing in the gardens of the castle, where we exchanged rings and our own written vows..amazing. This was then photographed in a more hazy tuscan sun setting….dreamy. It just captured everything we wanted to achieve. The morning a bit more styled, the afternoon more romantic with our friends and family. It was the best day of our lives!

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italy bridesmaids

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florence italy wedding

bridesmaids

florence italy wedding

Andy: Seeing Jen walk down the aisle

Jen: During the dessert. That moment the two of us looked in each others eyes with a knowing look of just how perfect it was.

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florence italy ceremony

florence italy ceremony

florence italy ceremony

florence italy ceremony

florence italy ceremony

florence italy ceremony

florence bride and groom

florence bride and groom

florence bride and groom

florence bride and groom

florence bride and groom

florence italy wedding

hanging frames

hanging frames

florence italy reception


Food was the theme of our wedding! It was sensational. For canapes there were tuscan meats, cheeses, bread corners, stuffed courgette flowers etc. The main meal was caprese salad, crab, a choice of amazzzing ravioli, then either steak or sword fish. The cake was a millefoglie, which was eaten as dessert. The chef made it in front of us all in real time, layer by layer, we were all dying to eat it by the time he finished prepping it!

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italy wedding

italy wedding

Don't make any rash decisions – especially about adding extra details as they can go on and on and before you know it it's no longer your wedding! Keep taking yourself back to your original vision, stick with what you want. Also don't scrimp on a photographer. Those shots, in the style you want, are worth every single penny. After all your going to be looking at them for the rest of your life! I still look at mine every day!

photography: Ed Peers Photography, second shooter Nordica Photography // venue: morning in Florence Town Hall, then afternoon at Castello de Vincigliata // event planner and flowers: Ben at Italy Weddings // wedding dress: Lusan Mondongus from The White Closet in Manchester // hair piece: Flower from The White Closet // shoes: Rainbow Club ‘Simone’ from John Lewis // bridesmaid dresses: 2 maternity dresses were from Tiffany Rose and the non pregnant dress was from Gorgeous Couture // groom suit: Jaegar, and we managed to get some extra material from them so we could make him a waistcoat to go with which he loved. His shoes were tan Barkers. I gave him a vintage Omega watch on the day too, which he just loved // paper goods: We designed our own and had them letter pressed by Blush Publishing, then the week before we left we sent everyone a ‘passport’ we had printed with all details of the wedding, and an emergency checklist to take with etc. // music: A classical guitarist for the procession, a tuscan trio of guitar, acordian and violin for the canapes which was excellent as this gave a real Italian feel to the canapes and kept the guests entertained whilst we had photos taken. In the evening we had a live jazz bad. Fab!

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Comments

  1. everything about this is so romantic. gorgeous photography too.

  2. What a dream wedding! Italy is such a beautiful place to get married.

  3. This looks like such a fairy tale wedding. The backdrop is just amazing in the rustic italian village!! Beautiful pictures too!

  4. Good times had by all and thanks GWS for the awesome feature! ;-)

  5. What a gorgeous location – how could you not fall in love there, and/or commit to each other by getting married. Congratulations

  6. Such a beautiful wedding!

  7. ahhhh, florence. I spent my honeymoon there (at least part of it) three years ago exactly and my husband and I still talk about moving there someday. what a dream wedding! so so gorgeous.

  8. I love florence so romantic ! gorgeous wedding!

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  9. Wow, A truly stunning wedding! Congratulation! My fiancée and I are planning our wedding in Tuscany and your photographs have made me even more excited!

  10. WOW! What an amazing location! These photos are stunning and I’m sure the couple will cherish them for years to come!

  11. This wedding was gorgeous! The details were wonderful and the bride looked so pretty.

  12. This captures a very happy couple in a wonderful city to get married in! Stunning!

  13. Simply sublime, so relaxed and intimate looking !

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