Jeannie and Thomas wanted to get married in Florence but with a civil, legally binding ceremony, recognized in Italy and abroad.
I've helped them not only with the wedding organization but also with all their paperwork. There are a number of steps that need to be completed before the wedding.
Usually civil ceremonies can take place in locations that have been approved by the Italian authorities. These include many villas, castles, town halls, public gardens etc. They are generally performed in Italian by the city mayor or a civil officer.
The wedding venue chosen by Jeannie and Thomas was the Antico Spedale del Bigallo, a striking medieval structure not far from Florence.
Just one of those perfect spring day!
Photo courtesy by Paola Colleoni Wedding Photographer