ANTICA FATTORIA PATERNO WEDDING VIDEO | FLORENCE, TUSCANY
After getting married ourselves in Tuscany in May 2019 and knowing that we would be returning a matter of months later as husband and wife to film another wedding there was something we were very excited about. We definitely felt an emotional attachment to the place, so we tried to prepare ourselves well in advance for this.
We first heard about Vikki & Nick’s wedding plans when Jessica from Jhay Creative got in touch. Being good friends with Nova Reid (Diversity Consultant, Inspiration Speaker, and an all-round incredible human being, not forgetting founder of NuBride), Jessica approached us after seeing our film directed by Nova, titled “OTHER”; a deep conversation about race and the unheard stories.
The bride and groom were planning to wed at the quintessentially Italian villa-style venue Antica Fattoria di Paterno, which sits on top of the rolling hills of Tuscany just outside the beautiful city of Florence. No photos could do the venue justice as we were completely in awe of the place upon arrival. Large open spaces and amazing views, it’s almost like a secret garden tucked away behind trees on a dirt track.
On the day Anna Fern Weddings was there to oversee and co-ordinate, bringing together Vikki, Nick, and Jessica’s vision.
Once bride Vikki arrived to the venue after bridal preparations, she was draped in a stunning blush gown by Essense of Australia, and walked down the aisle with her Mother to music by the talented Leo & the Blue Band. Vikki had recently found out that her Father couldn’t be at the wedding meaning he couldn’t walk her down the aisle, so after an emotional end to her preparations with a video call with her Dad she was ready to go.
The ceremony for this beautiful Antica Fattoria di Paterno wedding was conducted by the lovely Cinzia from Wedding Docs and More, who curated an incredibly emotive ceremony for the couple, their guests and us too! We were well aware of our connection to Tuscany so the love throughout the ceremony in particular made for some emotional viewing! After Vikki & Nick were announced husband and wife, they were led to different part of the venue for their aperitivo. Everybody celebrated amongst the finest champagne and the most delicious antipasti laid on by Delizie Deliziose, before the guests were treated to a true Italian wedding banquet! The tables were adorned with hues of pink and blush roses, and copious amounts of eucalyptus and olive branches in true Italian style thanks to the floral artistry of La Fioreria di Mario. Stunning! In terms of décor, although the venue speaks for itself because of all of the beautiful flowers and natural foliage, the floristry perfectly complemented this.
As the sun went down, the festoon lighting came on and the party started. Legendary musical stylings from Ellie Sax went down a treat as the bride, groom, and all of their guests partied into the early hours.
It was great to work alongside Liam and Stam from Liam Collard Photography, these guys are incredible talented so it was an absolute pleasure to capture this fantastic weddings with them!
We loved every minute of our trip to Tuscany, and had so much fun with a good bunch of people for Nick & Vikki’s Antica Fattoria di Paterno wedding. We wish them both every happiness in their future together. Thank you for having us on board!
-Adam & Rachel x