Tuesday 23 July 2024

Elisa & Cristiano: a contemporary classic Italian wedding

A wedding proposal according to tradition:an intimate dinner at the restaurant, Cristiano bows and presents the ring to Elisa “Would you marry me?”. So begins the marriage adventure of this half-Florentine, half-Milanese couple.

Choosing the venue: the best frames Florence has to offer

Italian and traditional, Elisa and Cristiano have chosen to celebrate their union on a Saturday morning in mid-September at Santa Trinita’s Church in Florence. The perfect place for non-Tuscan guests who came to embrace Elisa and Cristiano on their most beautiful day to enjoy the beauty of the city of Florence.
A stroll along the Lungarni to admire Ponte Vecchio and a kiss in the rain, because on that very Saturday in mid-September an extraordinary storm decided to make Elisa the luckiest bride, as they say in Italy.

Surrounded by the joy of attendees and umbrellas, Elisa and Cristiano then welcomed their guests to Villa i Collazzi, a structure that stands at the end of a long avenue of cypress trees perched softly on Giogoli hill. The venue is one of the most exclusive and unique in Florence and beyond, a great architectural achievement by Santi di Tito, a Michelangelo Buonarroti pupil.

Corsini.Events’ battalion

That Saturday, September 17, was for Corsini.Events a challenge played out on the field of logistics. The views offered by Villa i Collazzi normally suggest a 360-degree distribution of the event around the structure, but the unexpected storm tested the team of professionals carefully selected to cope with the many logistical difficulties that Villa i Collazzi already normally has.
The traditionally styled halls of the venue, jealously guarded by Marchesa Frescobaldi, offered the opportunity to make a warm and relaxed aperitif for guests unaware of the revolution that was meanwhile taking place upstairs.
Thanks to the improving weather conditions and the first rays of sunshine that were anything but shy, the logistics team of Corsini.Events along with all the workers at that time lent themselves to all kinds of tasks with the sole purpose of the realization of the event.

In a very quick time, they were able to masterfully rearrange the wedding breakfast room in the wonderful loggia that just moments before was literally flooded by the storm. Patio heaters and blankets were magically delivered for each guest to enjoy the party and forget the unexpectedly wet morning.
Almost as in a fairy tale, in the early afternoon the shy rays finally turned into the long-awaited September sunshine, thus allowing the logistics teams to set up the party area in the outdoor setting of Villa i Collazzi, overlooking the Italian garden: a surprise for the guests, who left the blankets behind, toasted Elisa and Cristiano finally dancing and enjoying a great homemade ice cream.

À la table: tradition and innovation

The chilly arrival along the cypress-lined avenue was immediately warmed and brightened by the excitement of the view of Florence and an extraordinarily apt menu. A rich aperitif illuminated by the return of the first rays of sunshine, only introduced guests to a wedding breakfast menu designed to taste the most sought-after Tuscan flavors with a Milanese twist: acqua maremmana with porcini mushrooms and laudemio oil, champagne risotto with ginger-scented shrimp quenelles and a tender veal with wine reduction, mashed potatoes and a special selection of seasonal mushrooms.

A décor inspired by the colors of wine season

The beauty and history of Santa Trinita’s Church and Villa i Collazzi needed a unique mastery to decorate and enrich them respecting the style and history of both these majestic places, always with an eye on contemporary trends.
Compositions and centerpieces were designed based on the burgundy, in perfect color harmony with the steel blue table linens and the selection of traditional Ginori Serie Oro Doccia Magenta plates.
The choice of mise en place also guided the design of the event’s stationery, handled by the professionals of Corsini.Events, from the invitations to the menus, blush was the main theme