20 Nov A romantic Jewish wedding in Florence
Real couples: Natalie and Jordain and their romantic Jewish wedding
Jordan and Natalie met in New York introduced by mutual friends. After the engagement, they wanted a destination wedding in the central part of Italy, where Natalie’s roots are from. They both had a vision of an elegant and romantic affair. while searching for the perfect venue, Natalie fall in love with a charming villa in Florence. It was the perfect place for their romantic Jewish wedding.
The Dress & Attire
“I knew what I wanted” said Natalie. The bridal gown was so cool! A perfect mix of timeless elegance and dreamy romance. The skirt was made of voluminous layers of tulle and it had a light effect. To balance the size of the skirt, the bodice was simple with a strapless sweetheart neckline. Definitively a modern interpretation of a princess dress. A handmade Swarovski head piece completed the look.
All the bridesmaids wore a different style but with the same pattern all their dresses were crystal embroidered in a dust pale shade. They were perfectly balanced with the wedding dress.
The Flowers and décor
With the help of a local florist, Simone Bertini, the dream of this bride was brought to life. An important part of the day were the gorgeous florals. The couple wanted something able to reflect their romantic Jewish wedding but at the same time out of the schemes. The hues were on the pink side with touches of white and a large use of greeneries.
Natalie chose for herself a huge bouquet made with English roses, peonies and silver eucalyptus. Consequently, a smaller version was carried by the bridesmaid.
A chuppah was used for the ceremony, to honour the roots of the groom. To have a fresh look wooden poles with fabric were used and a cascade of florals was adorning the sides. This was perfectly in line with this romantic Jewish wedding. Tuscan Barocco was the main theme of the table.
A great mixture of iron chandeliers, candles of different size, deep cups of flowers and mixed greenery along all table to complete the look. Each guest had a personalised calligraphy leaf as place card.
The wedding day
Natalie and Jordain, couldn’t’ wish for a better weather. A perfect summer day. On the morning of the wedding, Natalie prepped with her bridal party in one of the amazing suits of the villa enjoying some Champaign. They spend some time taking family pictures and chatting about the day.
Once Natalie was ready, she met Jordain in the intimate Italian garden for a totally private reveal. Emotions and sentiments were all over during this intimate moment.
One of the many reasons for choosing Italy, was the possibility to have the ceremony outside. The superb Chuppah set in the back garden of the villa, with a backdrop of an old tower restored, was the perfect backdrop to tie knot. A family friend officiated the ceremony in Hebrew and English both. As in all the ceremony programs, this couple decided to use both languages to help all the guests to follow the celebration.
The cocktail hour was served in the panoramic garden of the villa facing the view of the Cathedral of Florence. during the aperitif, the mother of the bride surprises all the guests with the typical Italian wedding favours: almond confetti.
Italian style canapés and some kosher delicacies were just the starting point of an amazing reception. Thorough all day, the couple wanted their romantic Jewish wedding to be a union of two families. Once the guests found their place at the table, several speeches took place, to honour both families and to thank all the guest for coming for so far away. After dinner, the party moved inside al all the guests danced up to late night.
All the guests couldn’t enjoy more the superb food and wine, the beautiful architecture of the villa and of course the truly amazing Italian weather.
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Ph: serena cevenini