5 July 2016
Sarah & Matthew introduced me to a venue that I fell madly in love with and that I always suggest to couples who want to organise an elegant and refined wedding in a truly incomparable setting such as Villa Cora. A luxury but warm and welcoming 5 star hotel, with truly friendly staff, always available and very flexible with regards to the requests of the couples. Im sure you’re saying, yes but for what kind of price? Instead no… it’s not what you would think!!!
Villa Cora is located a stone’s throw from Piazzale Michelangelo, along the “avenues” of the centre of Florence; it is surrounded by greenery, with a swimming pool around which it is possible to use as part of the reception. The gardens facing the villa are the ideal area for the welcome cocktail and canapes while the internal lounges are perfect in case of bad weather. The Wedding lunch or Dinner will instead be organised in the Hall of Mirrors, a riot of magnificence… can it be said? I don’t know if its correct, but entering this room fills our eyes with simple beauty! Claudia Sessa helped me to create the set up for all the arrangements: a green runner with English roses and candles went to decorate the entire imperial table.
The team that followed me that day was truly impeccable: Ana Matanovic took care of the makeup while Orietta Occhizzi took care of the hair style. A big thank you also goes to Facibene photography for the photo shoot that makes us relive this unrepeatable day through its photographs.
With Sarah and Matthew, we organised the wedding in the splendid setting of the Certosa Of Florence; the wedding was reserved only for close family and friends. I still remember that day there was a protest right along the avenues of Florence, and getting taxis to the reception was a feat, which fortunately we managed to overcome… In addition to this the bride, during the photo shoot through the streets of the centre broke her shoe heel. The driver found a shoemaker in the various alleys with the request that they needed to be fixed immediately. As soon as Sarah arrived at Villa Cora she sent my husband who comes with me to help very often during my weddings, to recover the shoe from the lost shoemaker, it was not known exactly where…in the end everything went well: the bride had her shoe returned to her possession and the reception went as smooth as oil.