Hi folks, Christmas may be well on its way but we are heading back a few months to the beautiful warm sunshine for a summertime French wedding in a Tuscan villa.
This French wedding was held in Tuscany in Firenze for our sweet couple Virginie and Pierre. With their beautiful ceremony held in a historic Italian church it was then back to the Villa for a French/Italian cocktail in the magical garden. The evening commenced with emotional speeches, lots of dancing and a very talented saxophonist!
Photographer Sylvain Bouzat was there to capture all the emotions of the day “Personally, I loved this wedding because of the mix of the classic French touches and the Italian places. It makes sense to combine these two ways of life to have a really amazing wedding.”
“We met in Shanghai. Pierre made his proposal during a trip to Mauritius. He had organised everything, I thought to go on vacation and I was far from suspecting what was waiting for me. He asked me to become his wife for life during a drink in our villa for the week. I said yes right away! The days that followed were out of this world, magical, we felt alone in the world, at the other end of the world with our secret.”
“Surroundings was important for us, we wanted the preparations to be stress-free and everything was perfect on D-day. So we chose all our service providers at the heart of the place, as well as the photographer, the florist or the creator of the wedding dress.”
“We were immediately seduced by the venue, beautiful and in perfect condition, which corresponded exactly to what we wanted: a superb outside place for the cocktail, a large room open for dinner, a typical Tuscan building, a hotel on the place… We also immediately clicked with Gaia, who was our interlocutor during the months preceding the wedding but also the day until late at night. Always smiling, friendly, available, with her everything was possible, it was really nice and reassuring.”
“For the photographer, we had a crush on the work and personality of Sylvain Bouzat. Afterwards, we were delighted! The photos are beautiful, more beautiful than we expected and they reflect the spirit and atmosphere of our wedding. Sylvain was very discreet, he knew how to capture the smiles, the laughs, the moments by sneaking without even being seen. It’s perfect for people, like us, who do not like to be photographed or pose… He was also able to push us to go take photos at 2 during the cocktail, when the light was perfect. In short, he was at the top.”
“For the dress, after full fitting and a clearer idea of what was going well or not, I was lucky enough to be able to create my custom dress… What a pleasure! I chose Nicolas Fafiotte and I do not regret it for a second. Speaking of my dress, I’m still very emotional today and I want to put it back on! He is a true designer, a designer who loves his job, beautiful materials etc… It takes into account the place of marriage, style and morphology to make a dress that perfectly highlights each bride. Every step of my dress, from drawing to canvas, fitting and final delivery, was a unique, magical experience.”
“I wanted to do a lot of things “myself”, to have nothing to do on site and I surrounded myself for that precious help with my family! Together, we did a lot of evening “workshops” (Announcements, bracelets, bottles of water for the release of the Mass, favours, limoncello della nonna, menus etc…). These moments will remain engraved in my memory as much as the wedding, they are great memories all together.”