Belinda and Karim are a beautiful couple living in Paris. She is half Lebanese and half French, while he is half Lebanese and half Italian. Both wanted to get married in Italy with a Destination wedding in Florence, which respected the traditions of Lebanese marriage but still offered family and friends the opportunity to live an Italian experience.
The evening before the wedding, the future bride and groom welcomed their guests with a welcome cocktail organized in the local Obicà in Florence, based on the Italian culinary tradition.
For the wedding reception, they chose Villa Corsini in Mezzomonte.
Wedding reception at Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte
The next day, Belinda and Karim exchanged their love promises with a romantic ceremony in the baroque church of Ognissanti (All Saints) in Florence. The bride crossed the aisle in a beautiful mermaid dress with nude effect, encircling a semi-cascading bouquet of white orchids, the symbol of purity of intent in love.
The bride and groom then left the church on board a Fiat 1200 vintage red blazing spider to reach Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte. The wedding venue to host their Lebanese reception. After the aperitif, always full of Italian food, dinner took place in the magnificent Garden of Southern Italy.
Romantic setting with lights and dance floor
The large green area chosen to set up the reception of Belinda and Karim was a magical place. The result was super, thanks to a memorable light design and the tables in the garden.
According to Lebanese wedding tradition, the reception hosts numerous moments dedicated to dance. For this reason, we also set up a panoramic area (with a view over the surrounding countryside) with a dancefloor, moving heads, and a light party. That was the perfect space where the couple and their guests danced with the live music of an overwhelming band from France.
The cutting of the cake in the frescoed Gallery
At the end of the dinner, Belinda and Karim invited their guests inside the villa for a surprise. The wonderful frescoed Gallery was the perfect background for the moment of cutting the cake. The couple had chosen an imposing cake that fits perfectly into the environment.
Newlyweds and guests took photos and enjoyed the cake. Later, the party continued throughout the night with music and Lebanese wedding dances.
Ph. Credit: Andrea Sampoli