Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wedding in Florence
On May 24th Florence was anxiously waiting one of the most exclusive Italian weddings of 2014, the Kardashian-West wedding at the Forte del Belvedere on top of the hills overlooking the city.
The couple choose one of the most prestigious venues in town with a rental cost of just € 300.000,00 that made so happy the finances of the local council as the Forte del Belvedere is a public area.
Kim wore a Givenchy Haute Couture gown with a long silk veil for the ceremony and changed into a Balmain evening dress for the reception; Kanye in a Givenchy elegant tuxedo. The ceremony was crowned by a gorgeous wall of white flowers: a dreamy decoration.
Anything more remarkable could be a friend, such as John Legend, singing “At Last” by Etta James and “These arms of mine” and “Tenderness” by Otis Redding and “All of Me” for their first dance.
A very secret wedding in Florence with tens of stars attending the event. Just a very few pictures were allowed and most of them came off the social networks with Instagram and Tweeter on top.
Such a prestigious Italian wedding on this spring 2014 as always weddings in Italy have fascinated stars and VIPs from all over the world: David Bowie was among the first ever to choose Florence for his wedding, a few years ago Justin Timberlake’s wedding. We personally remember warmly Robert Zemeckis, Tammin Sursok, Isis Gee just to name some of the Hollywood stars who entrusted our Team for their Italian wedding.
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Some weddings are really very special. Alexia and Steven’s wedding is one of those we will always keep in our heart. We have arranged before a few Jewish weddings in Italy, but always very small or not following the ancient traditicion that made a Jewish wedding very unique and awash with pathos! We had the opportunity to know Alexia and Steven in summer of 2012 when they organized a trip to Italy to find the perfect venue.
Immediately we loved their spirit and ideas, the beginning was hard as we need to deal a lot with the venues to find the perfect one! Finally we did and we could begin to plan this extaordinary and exclusive wedding with 200 guests coming from all over the world, mostly from Belgium.
The three days in Tuscany were filled with a lovely gathering in a typical Tuscan fattoria on the hills around Barberino Val D’Elsa, tasting home-made dishes arranged in the most typical Tuscan cousine with the background music gently playing all around the venue. The night kept on party around the pool at the venue for the younger people who enjoy a DJ set until 3 in the morning (Steven was really caring about drinks and music for this happening!)
The wedding was magnificient. We had to deal with the weather that really stressed out until the last minute. We indeed wanted to set up everything outside as the views are unbeatable! After the sky went blue and the sun was shining high, we could breath happily and the Ketouba could begin with the Rabbi, Steven and the families. I believe the wonderful photos of Carlo Carletti well explain the emotions of the Houppa and the long party that lasted until 5 in the morning. What an incredible day!
A big hug to our new friends Alexia and Steven and we will always remember your wedding fondly in our hearts.
The Castello di Vincigliata on the hills around Fiesole was the perfect setting for Anastasia and Benoit with 150 and more guests coming from all over the world. Benoit is an important manager on the Formula 1 world and the wedding was an occasion to meet also some important VIP drivers and enterpreineurs including Alberto’s teenage idol Jean Alesi.
The extraodinary weekend was planned to host a welcome cocktail in the heart of Florence, a chill out athmosphere, full of modern gaze and vibes. The hosts, Benoir and Anastasia, welcomed all guests with glass of champagne and cocktails.
The wedding ceremony was in the beautiful church of St James where David Bowie, Tammin Sursok (we plan her wedding click here) and other well know artists and actors got married in the recent years. One of the most important Italian tenors, part of La Scala in Milan and Arena di Verona on Summer operas, really heat and emotioned all guests. He has been the most amazing Tenor we have ever heard live on a wedding, ever! We were so glad he accepted to sing on such an exclusive day!
What was so important for Anastasia and Benoit was the party. They wanted to start dancing immediately at their arrival at the castle and keep going until the morning after! And so it was! After a nice relaxing cocktail, with the summer breeze of the Florence hills, we moved in a real party athmosphere where dances, singing, speeches and food were all mixing one to the other. 160 guests all dancing, all the time, until 5 in the morning. Never seen on a western wedding!
The day after, the brunch was held also in a magnificient villa, Villa di Maiano, on a casual athmosphere, where also Sonia and Alberto could finally enjoy a good glass of wine in total relax after the long planning of such an extraordinary wedding in Italy! Thank you Anastasia and Benoit, we remember you with so much love!!!
Jean Alesi, formula 1 champion, with Sonia Gallina and Alberto Ciani
“It was the most magical, breathtaking, incredible and wonderful day of my life. People always told me that at your wedding, a lot of the time you don’t really get to speak to people and enjoy yourself. But I got to spend magical moments with every person there.” This is how Tammin Sursok described her wedding day in an interview for “Woman’s Day Magazine“.
The wedding of Sean and Tammin Sursok on August 2011 in Florence was a very special occasion for Tina and Alberto to meet a genuine true loving couple and a gentle and sweet Holliwood star. Tammin and Sean wedding ceremony was celebrated in the beautiful Cathedral of St James in the heart of Florence, a church loved by other VIP in the past, i.e. David Bowie wedding in the 90s.
The photo session in the historical centre of Florence was performed by one of the best worldwide weddings photographers, Carlo Carletti. While walking in Florence, Tammin was often recognized and very gently she posed with some fans for a memory picture!
While Alberto was coordinating the photo session with Sean, Tammin and the bridal party, Tina was welcoming all guests in one of the most exclusive venues in Florence, Villa La Vedetta. The terrace was ready for dinner: golden colors and white flowers where the perfect match to the incredible landscape. Tina designed the whole wedding athmosphere, following Tammin vision and her bridesmaid and best friend Sarah who helped with many details.
The wedding reception was very emotional as many guests had their speeches and between tears and laughs, the party started immediately after the cut of the amazing cake with a great DJ playing Tammin and Sean favorites music!
We are very proud we have been chosen as wedding planners for Tammin’s wedding. Keep in touch and let us know your comments! Visit our website to plan your wedding in Italy and contact us here with your own ideas! See more weddings surfing from “all featured weddings in Italy” summary page.
Tina and Alberto with Tammin and her mum