Destination Wedding and Event Planner Sofia Maximova and Kir & Ira Photography share their vision of the ideal Italian wedding for two. Breathtaking landscapes of the Florence surroundings, refined beauty of the old Italian villa and great love between two people makes the pure magic together. This amazing team came together to show what a perfect Italian elopement might look like and Villa Le Fontanelle was the perfect venue.
Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful film photographs captured by Kir & Ira Photography. Sofia Maximova planned every detail, Jardin Divers created all of the amazing florals and Vertigo Wedding Films filmed this special day at Villa Le Fontanelle. You can see all the images in the full gallery. Read on to hear more details from this romantic Italian wedding inspiration from Kir & Ira.
When it comes to a little dreamy elopement, the first destination which has come to our minds in Italy. And what could be better than a soulful celebration for two dreaming of tying the knot in an intimate setting than a small magic love fest overlooking the magnificent Florence?
For this inspiration shooting, we chose a handsome, statuesque couple that fit together perfectly. Aristocratic musician Arseny and beautiful Katerina, as the embodiment of grace and nobility, it seems to us that if they were a real couple, they would definitely choose the Florence!
The bride was wearing a stunning designer dress from Nicole Milano. This is a very refined and weightless masterpiece, the highlight of which was the open back, delicate charming "wings" and a neat train. The dress suits perfect for Katerina, and in combination with charming retro - waves and a soft, natural look from the stylist Olga Golovko, our bride was irresistible. The bridal look was supplemented by the delightful white silver jewelry from Della Bella Gioielli. Delicate elongated earrings emphasized the graceful line of the brides' neck, and a charming hair comb added aristocratic perfection to the image.
For this project, we decided on a warm rich orange/blush color scheme with shades of pale pink, pastel cream, and maroon colors, complemented with tones of honey yellow to bring it all together. Our talented florists from Jardin Divers perfectly mixed all these tones and in combination with juicy greenery, the bride's bouquet harmoniously complemented her aristocratic image. Also, the colors of the bouquet echoed the main color of the Villa Le Fontanelle itself, which was also an interesting combination.
The floristry was in good combination with a rustic wooden table, wicker chairs and pale olive-colored dishes from Rolands Florence Catering. The place where the main table was set was surrounded by a wonderful arch with branchy greenery and a weightless silk canopy, which gave the dinner a very cozy and intimate mood.
LUXURY 15TH CENTURY VILLA IN FLORENCE
Amazingly beautiful Villa Le Fontanelle, which begins its history since medieval times, warmly accepted our offer and provided its space for the realization of our idea of a small dream wedding. The villa is full of picturesque corners where you can take stunning shots with true Italian flavor and charm. A wonderful Italian garden overlooking the whole of Florence is ideal for a first look, a small rose-trellised tower, and of course cozy and so special little church – all these remarkable places of the villa creates a special atmosphere of this love story.
And of course, the main moment of our shooting was a soul ceremony in a small private church located on the property. White walls with graceful columns and original blue mosaics on the ceiling together with original holy table - all this church details creates a special serene atmosphere where two persons in love can focus on their feelings and unite their hearts and souls forever. In this editorial, our team made our best to show all the charm of a small Italian wedding for two in their bright and original way. We wanted to show that along with a big destination wedding, you always have a good alternative – a little cozy elopement, like a magical and personal journey to celebrate your love, which will forever remain in the memory of two loving hearts and start the beautiful history of the newly created family.