"In all things of nature there is something wonderful". Aristotle
Being in search of the location for your wedding is not easy. If you are looking for the perfect Villa immersed in the Mugello countryside Villa Le Mozzete is what you are looking for.
Just 20 minutes from Florence, the villa warms the heart thanks to the architecture of a large country house, typically composed according to the rules that, in addition to the villa itself, include the rooms that were once used as farms and which today are renovated with charm.
This location boasts 3 large halls on the main floor, 12 rooms in the main villa and 5 additional rooms in the adjacent farm, now much more like a guest house, an oasis of privacy. The whole complex is immersed in the nineteenth-century English park, where the Maître de cérémonie, so to speak, is the monumental Cedar of Lebanon: counted among the great monumental Italian trees, it was planted on the occasion of the unification of Italy (1861) .
BRIEF HISTORY OF VILLA LE MOZZETE
Is it possible to impress guests, customers, business partners even immersed in nature? The answer is yes: if it is not enough to celebrate your wedding in the park of the famous Cedar of Lebanon, it is the story of Villa Le Mozzete to continue the wonder. The land on which it was founded in the 6th century D.C. as an extension of a Lombard tower, it belonged to the Medici family under the Castle of Cafaggiolo. The villa became famous as the main hunting reserve of the Region and later as an ideal center for purebred race horse breeding.
THE VILLA TODAY
“Le Mozzete” is a unique villa of its kind: by style, positioning and logistic capacity. It is a large country house that can adapt to large events like the most private ones. For example it is ideal for hosting a family on holiday in Mugello too, so the relaxation offered by the surrounding nature, the private pool, the tennis court, privacy and the history of places are fundamental qualities.
Thanks to its ideal position, guests staying there have the choice between many activities: in the immediate vicinity are the Mugello racing circuit, the Poggio dei Medici golf club, the Barberino Designer Outlet, dozens of nature trails and 20 minutes, the beautiful city, capital of the Italian Renaissance, Florence.
HOW TO ACCESS THE VILLA
Villa Le Mozzete is managed by Corsini.Events Group, one of the leaders of location management in Tuscany. The Company is available to organize the stay or event of its clients, by respecting the ideas and needs of the individual as well as of the group. This is why Location Management is fundamental: finding a place that brightens the minds is so important, but the location, to be perfect, must be well managed: with Corsini.Events Group you have a certainty. Corsini.Events Group in fact stands out for its attention to customer requests and the excellence of the services offered.
Those who choose Tuscany as a destination for a particular occasion such as a wedding, an incentive, an anniversary, a holiday or a business presentation, need a company that can help them and manage their needs. Corsini.Events Group guarantees success for every event, thanks to the experience gained over years serving the most demanding international clientele.
"You're all I've ever needed. Baby you're the one". Elton John
A few hours from the most famous wedding this month, it is evident that the style choices of Meghan Markle will be of inspiration and reference for all the Princess look-a-like marriages in the coming months.
Let’s talk about the location chosen for the marriage between Prince Harry of Wales and the future Duchess of Sussex. It will be more intimate than that chosen by Kate and William: it will take place in the Saint George Chapel, in Windsor Castle.
Secondly, the capacity of the place. With a capacity of about 800 people compared to 2000 of Westminster Abbey, where Prince William of Wales and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton were married, Windsor is the place where the Queen and her husband spend the most of their time. It is not strange to think that Harry, very dear to the Queen, prefers not to force his grandmother to travel and travel.
By the way, Six hundred are invited to the wedding on May 19, but only 200 will have the privilege to share the evening wedding reception in the residence of Frogmore House.
Thirdly: what about the wedding dress? It will probably be by Ralph & Russo and will cost about 350 thousand euros – in 2011 it seemed exorbitant the cost of the dress signed Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen worn by Kate Middleton (and paid by her parents) 250 thousand euro-. The list of possible designers includes other big names like Oscar de la Renta, Elie Saab, Erdem and Roland Mouret, we also can not rule out that the Royal Family “suggests” the bride and groom to prefer a British designer.
While the classic English fruitcake, the traditional long-lasting fruit dessert, is banned. Why traditional? Tradition requests that the spouses celebrate with a fruit cake and keep in the freezer the highest floor for the baptism of the first child, eaten on the occasion of the firstborn baptism.
Meghan Markle has chosen the food stylist Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery, a small London pastry shop that will prepare a lemon and elder flower cake for £ 50,000.
Last but not least, the future Duchess of Sussex has chosen peonies and roses for her bouquet: the latter will come directly from the White Garden, the Kensington Palace garden dedicated to the late Princess Diana.
While for the wedding ring, the royal jewelers Wartski have prepared a ring made of Welsh gold, a tradition initiated by the Queen Mother in 1923 and will be the same shade of the engagement ring.
We will wait for which trends will be such and which will become new must-haves for future brides of the era Post Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
"The Tuscan countryside was built as a work of art by a refined people." Henri Desplanques
Corsini.Events Group is at the forefront of creating greater awareness of the importance of thewedding sector in Italy. In particular for the Tuscany Region: in this regard, we meet Carlotta Ferrari, Destination Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau’s President.
Q: Can you explain: you have existed since 1995 but what is the Convention Bureau? What is its role and who is it?
A: The Destination Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private company, official partner of the Municipality of Florence, which is responsible for promoting the destination to attract large events, congresses, international weddings and quality tourism.
It represents the tourist offer of the city thanks to the approximately 300 members that are part of it and through the memorandum of understanding signed with the associations of reference categories (Federalberghi, Confesercenti e Confindustria).
First of all, DFCVB has built a network of contacts that allows a synergistic link with the territory, with the operators and entrepreneurs working in it that now recognize it as the only point of reference in the tourism promotion sector. There are 3 main market areas:
– the destination wedding,
– MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions.
Q: If a company wants to be part of it, what are the requirements for membership?
A: It is very important for us to guarantee a quality of services that we offer to buyers and customers when we receive requests for events, congresses or weddings.
For this reason we have established access requirements for each category and sector to which they belong and the signing of an ethical code. The request for entry of each member is then decided by our board of directors and ratified by the shareholders’ meeting.
D: We therefore understand that companies that want to be part of it should not be intimidated but rather, be comforted by the seriousness with which you operate. So I take this opportunity to continue and asking what kind of work does the Convention Bureau in the Wedding Industry?
A: Our Tuscany for weddings division, a project developed in partnership with Toscana Promozione Turistica, deals with the territory promotion to host large international weddings. It also offers the best services provided by Members, operating as a strategic partner and a point of reference for organizers of weddings around the world.
Moreover, from the Tuscany for weddings division, a portal www.tuscanyforweddings.com has also been created, where the entire range of venues and services for every type of wedding is collected. Thanks to all this, in 2016 Florence hosted the 3rd Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress, attended by prestigious wedding planners from all over the world.
D: Being part of a Convention Bureau is therefore a guarantee of quality. What does it actually guarantee?
A: Being part of the Destination Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau network means having many advantages, for example it makes the destination competitive through agreements and actions with local institutions and with the entire tourism supply chain. It offers unique locations at discounted rates or free of charge, provides support and assistance for site inspection. Thanks to the DFCVB network, Members have the opportunity to access discounts and to tighten agreements with local, national and international transport as well as with major air carriers. A dedicated and specialized team is able to suggest strategic actions in the reference markets and makes available its know-how and tools to benefit the business of its members.
In fact, the DFCVB members have access to numerous marketing and communication activities, as well as a rich activity plan (fairs, workshops, fam trips, press tours, …), put in place to promote the destination and consequently of all the companies that are part of it.
Q: What is your opinion on the work of Corsini.Events?
A: We are very pleased that Corsini.Events Group is part of the Members network with a role as a Supporting Member, which makes us understand how much we believe in our project and in the mission of the DFCVB.
We have collaborated numerous times with Corsini.Events Group at events that have proved to be very successful. One of these is the Wedding Industry Meeting, an exclusive format that aims to analyze the “temperature” of the wedding industry in Tuscany with B2B appointments between local operators and national wedding planners but not only. There are also panel discussions among industry professionals. The event took place for the first time in 2018 and has already been confirmed for 3 more editions also in Florence.
To finish, we wish to thank Carlotta Ferrari and her staff for their kindness and availability for the interview. We strongly believe that this information is useful to underline the importance of a System that connects professionals in the field of Wedding, Leisure and MICE in Tuscany.
"The art of marriage is a common search for good and beautiful". Wilferd A. Peterson