Wedding at Castello di Castagneto
Gaia and Federico are an extremely romantic couple. Their everyday life was already a family life, in a house full of love, having two beautiful daughters, but they wanted to seal the deal and celebrate with all their loved ones.
What they envisioned at first was getting married in place that meant something for the two of them, rather than just a random nice place.
When looking for a venue we started looking for places around their hometown, near Florence, but with time they started to think more and more about a wedding by the sea, to which both of them feel extremely connected to, each of them since childhood, but also together as a couple.
We visited the Castello di Castagneto together, during a sunny spring day, and for them it was love at first sight.
Since that moment it was not possible for them to picture their wedding anywhere else.
The castle holds such history, being the residence of the noble Gherardesca family, and it is so close to the bride childhood seaside spot, that it wasn’t hard to take a decision after the site inspection. They immediately understood that they both wanted a wedding at Castello di Castagneto.
In the castle property there also happen to be a lovely church, that was perfect to celebrate the religious legal ceremony they knew they wanted since the beginning.
Another great aspect of having a wedding at Castello di Castagneto is that Castagneto Carducci is a very special and genuine village in Tuscany, where cars are not allowed, and there are not that many tourists.
When the wedding day came the bride and groom stayed in a convenient b&b a few meters away from Castello di Castagneto entrance and on the wedding day, when all the guests arrived, the groom was in front of the church to welcome them, as Italian traditional etiquette requires.
The bride got ready in the castle, with her older daughter. The bride wanted a rather natural look, as she wanted to feel like her everyday self on her wedding day, just wearing an amazing white dress and princess shoes, but she decided to add a bold red lip, a touch that she regularly loves to wear in special occasions and that she decided to keep for her wedding at Castello di Castagneto.
The bride entered the church with her beloved father, walking on one of the couples favorite songs, Chiaro di Luna by Lorenzo Jovanotti, that simply speaks about the perfect and deepest love.
The religious ceremony was touching, and the music background was a bride’s friend duo band, that played a selection of songs that the couple loves the most, also during the aperitif that took place in the Castello di Castagneto private gardens, overlooking the sea.
The bride and groom expressly wanted this wedding to be, not only their love and marriage celebration, but also a party for their two adorable daughters and all their little friends, therefore they decided to arrange a kids entertainment space in a dedicated room, with specialized staff, needless to say that this also allowed the parents to enjoy the aperitif and dinner without having to worry about running after their kids.
The seated dinner started after sunset, so that guests could enjoy the sun setting in the sea from the castle walkway.
For this wedding at Castello di Castagneto the dinner area was set up in the courtyard terrace, with round tables and wooden chairs, to match with the castle classic style, still keeping it typically tuscan.
The bride and groom decided to have classic but very customized details, so the flowers were white, but in a contemporary shape and with a subtle special touch: in fact napkins had a jeans hue.
As sea was the theme of this wedding, of course blue was their wedding palette main color, matching the invitations and all the stationery.
The guests were also surprised when finding a personal thank you letter from the newlyweds at the seat.
Table names were picked among significant items related to sea and to the couple as well, from love songs, admired people, favorite places, to their beloved sea animals and works of art. Each table had it’s own explaining card, with the description of the meaning, personally written by the couple.
The seating plan was hand written on a big mirror that reflected all the beauty of the set up, and was also the perfect spot for guests to take a mirror selfie.
After a tasty yummy dinner the cake was cut under a splendid tree in lower part of the same courtyard, where the bride and groom together with their daughters, and surrounded by all the other kids, could personally decorate, and then cut, a typical Italian millefoglie, filled with fresh cream and berries.
The party of this wedding at Castello di Castagneto started right after in the old cellar, that was set up to be a night club were a dj played vintage music from actual vinyl.
Take a look at some shots by Andrea Corsi to see the beauty of this wedding at Castello di Castagneto:
Wedding at Castello di Castagneto, dream team:
Venue: Castello di Castagneto
Wedding Planning and Design: Italian Wedding Designer
Flowers: Flowers Living
Photographer: Andrea Corsi
Videographer: Elena Mannocci
Catering: Delizia ricevimenti https://deliziaricevimenti.it
Lights: Ris audio https://www.risaudio.com
Kids entertainment Dottoressa Gomitolo