Charming French couple Samantha & Mickael celebrated their wedding weekend event at the fabulous Castello di Gabbiano, a 14th Century castle nestled in 100 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and verdant grounds, in the beautiful Tuscan countryside between Florence and Siena.
Sam & Mika’s celebrations began with a relaxed party the evening before the wedding, where guests laughed and socialised in the evocative atmosphere of the castle’s grounds, then, the day after the wedding, guests again gathered at Gabbiano for a fun post-wedding brunch.
On the wedding day itself, Sam, Mika and their attendants got ready in Gabbiano’s pretty Tuscan-style suites. The couple’s guests gathered for the wedding ceremony in the courtyard, in front of the main entrance to the castle overlooking the spectacular countryside views and below the venue’s impressive bell-tower which dates back to the 12th Century.
The ceremony setting was decorated in white with wooden chairs, a bridal carpet and delicate flowers accented with green foliage and a pretty blush pink which perfectly matched Sam’s bridesmaids’ dresses. The couple were married under a wrought iron gazebo decorated with white chiffon drapes and floral embellishments.
After the ceremony, as guests gathered for drinks and pre-dinner aperitifs on the main terrace, overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful countryside scattered with vineyards and olive groves, Sam Mika wandered through Gabbiano’s extensive gardens and grounds stopping for phtographs in just some of the venue’s many picturesque spots.
The main wedding banquet was served in the castle’s elegant garden where the banqueting tables were decorated in white with accents of green and blush pink and accented with suspended white paper lanterns and delicate glass candle holders .
After the delicious wedding banquet, featuring local delicacies and Gabbiano’s own prize-winning wines, Sam & Mika cut their enormous Tuscan-style mille-feuille wedding cake, as guests looked on, holding pretty sparklers and cheering.
As guests sampled the delicious, cream-filled cake decorated with fresh fruit, some improvised, and incredibly fun, dancing began.
Sam, Mika and their wedding guests then lit and released chinese lanterns which bobbed prettily as they floated away into the night sky, before the wedding party then moved indoors, to the one of Gabbiano’s elegant halls where the newlyweds opened the evening’s post-dinner entertainments with their first dance, before being joined by their guests on the dancefloor.