Hannah and Sam’s black tie Castello di Vincigliata wedding in Florence is the stuff of fairytales and with Paolo Manzi capturing every detail planned to perfection by The Knot in Italy, it really does belong in a beautiful storybook. Perched high on the hills overlooking Florence, Castello di Vincigliata is one of Italys finest wedding venues and a great location for couples planning a destination wedding given it’s proximity to the city. We love the style that Hannah and Sam chose for their wedding day, classic but elegant and with her girls in white and the most lush and lovely white peony bouquets, the details are simply timeless. 

  

  

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“After deciding we wanted to get married in Italy, I emailed 1001 wedding planners. As soon as I got a response from Rossana at The Knot In Italy, I knew we needed to use her. Her efficiency and attention to detail from the off stood out a mile.

Having lived in Rome for a few years, the big cities such as Florence and Rome were not appealing locations to Sam for the wedding. However, when we watched a preview video of a wedding Rossana had just organised (and I cried!), we knew we had to go and visit Castello di Vincigliata.

The venue led itself to a classic and somewhat traditional wedding. We opted for a black tie dress code and our colour scheme was ivory – including for the bridesmaids – I have a thing about too many colours! I had my dress made for me at Andrea Bambridge of York so I could have it exactly how I wanted.

Planning was virtually stress free thanks to Rossana’s brilliance. She came up with loads of unique ideas when we were stuck for inspiration. The whole process from booking the venue to the wedding day was just as it should be, a fun and exciting experience.

The excitement of the day was mounted by the fact we had not seen the castle as anything other than an empty shell (except in pictures), so it was a joy to turn up and see it in its full glory..

We had imagined an Italian man playing an accordion at the wedding, and in true Rossana style she found just what we were looking for. Lorenzo and his Italian folk band serenaded our guests whilst we had drinks on the terrace in the glorious June sunshine. They even surprised us when we sat down for dinner with amazing renditions of Volare and Nessun Dorma.

It was a fairy tale day that was over all too quickly, and that neither of us will forget.”

Photography; Paolo Manzi | Event Planning; The Knot In Italy | Videography; Emotions Films | Gown Designer; Andrea Bambridge of York | Shoes Designer; Sophia Webster | Groom’s Attire; Hugo Boss | Catering; Galateo Ricevimenti | Florals; Roberto Fiori | Lights and Music; Alma Project

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