A destination wedding in Italy is something couples typically dream of, but for Isa and Paul it was all they ever wanted. Infusing the story of how they met (on an airplane!) into their wedding details and pairing that with the romance of the surrounding city of Florence and a modern yellow and navy color palette, their destination wedding was everything they wanted. And lucky for us, Rochelle Cheever Photography was there to capture the stunning day so we could enjoy it too…
Having first met on an airplane, Isa and Paul knew their love story would be an adventure and they made their wedding just that. After falling madly in love with the Four Seasons Firenze Hotel in Florence, they enlisted professional planners and designers who brought helped them overcome the challenges of a destination wedding and brought their ideas to life.
In lieu of wanting to capture their personalities and love for each other, the couple personalized their wedding in each way possible. From the guest’s welcome bags with tiny hearts made with their thumbprints to their vows Isa and Paul’s attention to detail brought a piece of home to Italy. Isa was even able to design the wedding cake alongside the Four Seasons catering department.
The inspiration behind their big day was their own ultimate love story. Being that it was the fall season they chose a regal blue color palate, tying it Paul’s mother’s favorite flower, yellow roses. The elegance of the architecture fused brilliantly with the ceremony décor. While the garden venue was in the heart of Florence, there was a sense of peace and privacy created by the 16th century convent of the hotel. The aisle was lined by crystal draped bouquets that danced in the breeze and led to a breathtaking chandelier hung beneath a canopy adorned in yellow roses. By designing the reception décor as an intimate dinner under the stars the evening was utterly picturesque. Over 2,000 candles posed as the stars, illuminating the Italian night sky. The evening ended in a firework spectacular as guests danced the night away.
And to add to all this beauty, we have a film from Elysium Productions so you can see even more of Isa and Paul’s wedding day!
That candlelight is just heavenly, don’t you think? Now I’m dreaming of a wedding in Italy… sounds like a good place for a vow renewal, right? ;)
Are any of you planning destination weddings? Where will your wedding be taking place? Comment below- I’d love to hear!