9 July 2018
Nina and Andreas, after months of organising via email, we met a few days before their wedding in the Municipality of Certaldo, to attend to the latest formalities related to documentation in order to celebrate the civil ceremony. In fact, for foreigners it is necessary to obtain the Nulla Osta issued by local authorities to be able to marry in Italy. Some municipalities then require that the couple go a day or two before the oath, others are more flexible.
Nina and Andreas had chosen to organise not a classic church wedding with all the usual trimmings, but something more intimate and exotic, reserved only for the family. Tuscany fully lived up to their expectations for the incomparable scenes. Superior food and wine, magnificent climate and all within easy reach of Denmark, their country. In addition, Italy, through treaties with other nations, makes the marriage celebrated on our territory valid throughout the world, obviously through the right documentation ( write to me at email@example.com to get the right information regarding what is necessary to prepare, present to the Italian authorities and to what time frame).
I often ask my couples how they imagine their wedding; this time the answer was: small, welcoming and romantic ( I must say that it is a common trend among my couples…), to be embraced by our family in a beautiful setting. The couple had found the beautiful villa online, Sole del Chianti and they rented it for the entire week. They all got ready in the villa where we then also set up the reception.
The ceremony was officiated in the Municipality of Certaldo, a medieval city within the incredible region of Chianti and as Nina said, the bride, in the classic Italian style instead of starting at 4pm we did not start before 5pm ( However, I feel compelled to defend the State Officer as he was held by an extraordinary meeting with the Mayor, which never seemed to end). But in the end the ceremony was celebrated, translated into English and Nina and Andreas, surrounded by their beautiful children, officially became husband and wife. They said YES surrounded by the ancient walls of the Municipality of Certaldo and it was really charming…bubbles instead of petals gave a touch of additional magic.
Once the usual photos with the guests were finished, the couple had some time to take photos alone and Simone Stanislai, the photographer, was able to capture the true soul of these two truly incredible people. Back in the Villa, the reception took place whilst the sun went to colour the sky and set behind the hills of Chianti. The giant dahlias in the shades of pale pink were chosen both for the bouquet and for the reception arrangements, together with roses and olive branches; Claudia Sessa also helped me again on this occasion! The lights and lanterns made everything even more welcoming. The cake, the toast and the dancing until late at night…never limiting the fun!!!