Escape to a destination wedding in Florence, Italy that exudes romance through its endless beauty and renaissance backdrop with photographer Rochelle Cheever capturing the details of the day. Florence provides an unforgettable atmosphere for a destination wedding and it is a delight to showcase the endless selection of amazing architecture and artful masterpieces that created picture-perfect portraits for the newlyweds. For Isabel and Paul, this day was pure magic filled with personal tributes to loved ones and bountiful elegance designed by the Four Seasons Florence team and florist Vincenzo Dascanio.

Love is in the Air

As seasoned travelers, Isabel and Paul's romance took flight on a plane - specifically the last row of the airplane where they first met. Love was truly in the air. It was only serendipitous for the proposal to be on another excursion, this time a quick 24-hour trip to London, where Paul proposed to Isabel at the St. Pancreas Station which holds special meaning for the couple.

Destination Wedding in Florence

As they planned for the wedding, they chose yellow to be a focal point of the color palette and d├ęcor through hundreds of roses, to honor Paul's mother who died of ovarian cancer. The balanced the sunshine color with a striking blue reflecting on of their favorites which created a marvelous contrasting blend. Isabel and Paul envisioned an elegant, yet warm atmosphere for their guests to enjoy the day. More than 2,000 candles glowed throughout their main reception room. The Four Seasons in Florence was selected as their venue from pictures they had seen online. Identifying immediately that the property was something special they flew in one weekend for a sight visit and were immediately enchanted with this choice. The property boasts the largest private garden in Florence and a building that is over 500-years-old with a 16th century convent on the grounds too, we can't think of anything more magical.

Special Touches

Isabel and Paul incorporated endless special and personalized touches into their day making it a reflection of their love for one another and those they cherish most. Isabel shared her top three memories of the day that stood a part from others which included Duomo bells that chimed as they exchanged their vows, the releasing of doves in honor of Paul's parents who both have passed, and - yes, fireworks! Isabel submitted a sketch of the wedding cake she desired to the staff at the Four Seasons. As they cut the cake, a firework show danced across the Florence skyline. At the end of the evening, everyone sent lanterns into the sky with personal wishes.

Photographer: Rochelle Cheever Venue: Four Seasons Florence Bridal Designer: Monique Lhullier Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Floral and Event Design: Vincenzo Dascanio Invitations & Stationery: Beacon Lane Caterer: Chef Vito Mollica Entertainment: Alma Project