About This Garden Wedding in Florence, Italy


When your wedding is in Florence, you don't really have to try to make it look beautiful -- it just is.

However - with that being said, every vendor who played a part in the reception absolutely outdid themselves. The florals from Il Giardino Delle Fate were beautifully crafted.

Additionally, I could talk about the risotto and lamb I ate from Delizia Ricevimenti Firenze all day.

There was no shortage of incredible lighting thanks to everyone at Alma Project 24/7, and the lovely Musica Evento provided the perfect soundtrack to the night.

Florence is the perfect place for a destination wedding. You can fly into Rome ahead of time and visit the usual tourist-y areas and then hop on a quick 2 hours train to Firenze -- that's what I did. The beautiful city of Florence has a little bit of something for everyone. For example, if you're an art person, there's plenty of museums and galleries. If you love architecture, there is no shortage of that. And most importantly, the amazing restaurants and venues for all of your wedding needs.

The ceremony and reception were held at the picturesque Villa Medicea di Lilliano Wine Estate. The team of vendors involved was really amazing. Everyone was instrumental in making this beautiful wedding possible. Caterina was a planning machine and made everyone feel so comfortable in their duties.

Working with another photographer I admire is something I'll never forget; Francesco Bognin, you're an absolute joy.

Melissa photographed our (intimate, family-only) City Hall paperwork day, and we loved her work so much we booked her for our garden wedding party! I felt a little apprehensive about wedding photographers in general because I've seen a lot of cheesy work out there and didn't want to be told to do hammy, old-school poses. But Melissa has a way of putting people totally at ease and capturing you in your element. She let me and my husband just do our thing, and the photos came out looking so natural and sweet and real. The few times she "posed" us were to take advantage of natural lighting or architectural elements around us -- you can tell this team went to art school! She captured some beautiful candid shots of our guests throughout the ceremony and party; she clearly has an eye for documenting little details.

Another thing that made us so glad we went with Sava: Melissa left such a nice impression on my family and guests, and was especially great with (sometimes impatient/tantrumy) kids. What a pro, from start to finish. I strongly recommend Sava!

-Shumita & Michael