Jewish Wedding in Tuscany
105 guests from New Orleans │ Chuppah under the pergola │ A glam garden in a Tuscan hamlet │ Central square dancing floor in bleached wood │ Sage, peach and pink palette │ Fireworks in the vineyards │ Unplugged band │ Typical Italian cake │ Dj and saxophonist
I met the wedding couple and the mother of the bride on a winter morning in Florence to evaluate the various venues in Tuscany. They wanted my opinion on the one that would meet their idea of romantic, informal style, but would still offer impeccable quality and service.
I had no hesitation in suggesting this Tuscan hamlet that in 1992 was turned into a luxury resort.
I still cherish the memory of the whole planning of the dinner and the event.
The welcome dinner under the pergola, with aromatic herbs and tomatoes as centerpieces, and the pizza and pasta corners, was exactly how they wanted to greet their guests.
The hamlet features a lovely square, but due to the smaller number of guests and its uneven shape, that would not allow the layout we had in mind, we designed a dance floor in bleached wood. The eight rectangular tables were set so that each guests had a clear view of the first dance and the band. This gave the setting a sense of fullness, also thanks to the lounge area, the dessert corner, and the open bar.
Oh, I almost forgot, one of the reasons I suggested this hamlet is that there are not time restrictions for the music, definitely a plus for a Jewish wedding.