Destination I Do
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Destination Wedding In Italy

Words by Lindsey McIntosh
Photos courtesy of Alex Paul Photography

Alexandra and Igor wanted to be wed in a destination surrounded by their Italian culture. They were quick to choose Villa Il Granduca in Carmignano, just a few kilometers from Florence for their special day. “We’re big fans of Italy and everything that goes with it,” says the bride.

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Having been to Florence a handful of times, the couple knew they wanted to exchange their “I do’s” somewhere in the amazing city. “Our wedding planner took into account all our wishes and found the perfect location.” The bride added, “It is the ideal location for those who want their dream wedding in a unique and intimate environment.” The Granduca is a classic Tuscan villa surrounded by a wide park overlooking the city, thus creating the perfect atmosphere for their dreamy wedding. As a bonus the bride explained it would have been significantly more expensive to have their wedding in their hometown of Moscow.

The couple said that getting their guests on board for their destination wedding was easy. “We did not have to persuade anyone,” the bride says. Having family from Italy, the couple allowed their guests to choose how they were going to travel and where exactly they would stay for the wedding trip. After the ceremony and reception were over, the guests were free to do any activities they desired while at the beautiful location. “This option was the most convenient and saved us from the technical issues [that could have arose],” says the couple.

Couples may be intimidated by the large workload that comes with planning a destination wedding and honeymoon. But, Alexandra said, “It is a very rewarding experience.” Her advice to future newlyweds is to, “Make your wedding the way you see it, it’s your day!”

Vendors: Photographer: Alex Paul, Wedding Location: Villa Il Granduca, Wedding Planner: Mydolcefariente, Florist: Floral Events,Stationery: Floral Events, Cake: Nuovo Mondo, Grooms Clothing: Hugo Boss, DJ: Francesco R Deejay

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