Sam and Nick travelled from London to celebrate their destination wedding in serious style in a castle on the outskirts of Florence. Castello di Vincigliata is an ancient mediaeval castle dating from the eleventh century perched atop the hills surrounding Florence with the most stunning view of the Florentine skyline. Myself and Lindsay were pretty excited to see this wedding come in, having travelled to this very venue in May to check it out for a potential wedding (needless to say, we were very impressed). Sam and Nick celebrated here with a hundred guests, and their day was captured by David Bastianoni.

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Aperitifs were held out in the caste gardens following the ceremony before the guests moved in to the castle’s custom built reception area in a covered courtyard. Sam and Francesca had designed a floral arrangement to suit the summer setting of coral peonies and delicate pink David Austen roses, as well as ivory freesias, Red Charm peonies and beautifully scented Juliet roses for Sam’s hand tied bouquet. Antique urns at the ceremony altar as well as crystal chandeliers and candelabras at the reception tables completed the medieval but glamorous look, and Sam wore a traditional cathedral length veil which suited her strapless lace gown to perfection.

Venue: Vincigliata Castle | Photographer: David Bastianoni | Florist: Franci’s Flowers Wedding Design | Music and Lighting: Alma Project | Bride’s Dress: Stewart Parvin | Bridesmaids Dresses’: Ghost

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