Villa Il Garofalo Wedding Videographer
Some love stories are like beautiful songs. They can make you feel happy or romantic even just by reading the lyrics or humming the tune. This is what happens to us when we recall Kate and Joel’s Italian destination wedding.
The two Londoners opted for a Jewish traditional ceremony in the birthplace of the Italian language, Florence (Firenze), at Villa Il Garofalo.
This amazing venue is a little part of our country’s history, as Dante Alighieri’s family lived there with him. And on that hill of Fiesole, Florence, Joel and Kate were joined in marriage.
The bride wore a simple and elegant wedding gown. The sheath silhouette fitted her perfectly, and the lightweight fabric of the skirt gracefully fluttered as she walked down the aisle. The daintily embroidered half-sleeve bodice had a low cut back that perfectly complemented the soft updo, leaving her back naked. The groom – all dressed up in a fine black suit and bowtie – stared wide-eyed as she walked towards him with a smile on her face that said it all.
Their friends gave heartfelt speeches. They talked about how their big heart and sensibility brought them together, but a proper Jewish wedding ceremony cannot be considered complete without the Breaking of the Glass, one of the most beloved Jewish traditions, Forever and a Day on the Tuscan Hillsmbolising the sanctification of the marriage. This custom has been interpreted in a number of ways, but we like to think that, just as the broken glass cannot return to its former state, so the promise that the bride and groom make to each other changes their lives forever.
As the day was drifting away, the lovely couple enjoyed an evening full of love and surprises. Our Italian wedding videographers of Studio D’Essai let the scenery inspire them, as they captured its atmosphere, the love Joel and Kate radiated as they kissed and toasted to the future. This was a lovely, lovely day for everyone involved.
The two lovebirds enjoyed an amazing feast, with kosher food and Italian delicacies for a wonderful mix of cultures. The couple spent some time with their friends and families, then took a stroll to admire the cloister and well and the lush Italian garden.
Needless to say, the Hora could not be missing! Also known as “the chair dance”, it is typically performed to the music of the traditional Jewish song Hava Nagila. So Kate and Joel have been lifted into the air on chairs by their friends and family, who danced around them. Finally, the guests enjoyed a delicious, refreshing strawberry and cream Napoleon cake, masterfully assembled on the spot by the staff of Villa Il Garofalo. The sweetest ending for the sweetest day.
At the end of this unforgettable destination wedding, we wished enduring happiness to the newlyweds and we all went back home with wonderful memories.
To Joel and Kate: Mazel Tov!