The wedding blessing and reception
Nina and Dave held their reception at La Villa Massa, a five star hotel along the river Arno, just outside Florence, with magnificent views over the surrounding area. The couple then exchanged traditional church vows at a blessing outside the venue, accompanied by music on a harp and violin.
We chose to have our blessing on the lawn outside the hotel facing the river, which was a beautiful setting, says Nina. La Villa Massa also has a reputation for its food Dave loves his cooking and so this was one of the deciding factors when looking at reception venues.
Guests were treated to champagne and canapés by the pool while musicians played 'Perfect Day' and 'Wonderwall'. A band called Guty e Simone delivered the evening entertainment, including the couples first dance to 'All the right reasons' by the Jayhawks. This has always been our song, says Nina. The band were brilliant and even though there was only 32 of us, everyone got up and boogied the night away.