An Intimate Wedding at Castello Il Palagio with Paula & Andre.

Paula and André knew they wanted an intimate wedding in Tuscany surrounded by their closest family and friends. But while there are many wedding venues near Florence for a small wedding, it’s hard to find a Tuscany castle wedding venue this close to Florence that is as beautiful as Castello Il Palagio.

With the breathtaking views of the Chianti, you could see the guest’s jaws drop as they arrived for Paula & André’s intimate wedding in Tuscany. The castle is hidden from the road, so as guests arrive near a medieval door, you can hear swooning as they make their way to the outside ceremony space. The garden is large enough for larger ceremonies, but seems custom made for a small wedding in Tuscany.

Paula wore a stunning Rosa Clara wedding dress which made her look absolutely regal. The baby’s breath floral arrangements at the ceremony framed the aisle for them and their bridal party to walk down, as well as the arch and the seats.

Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the castle’s garden at this intimate wedding at castello il palagio, as they caught up on everyone’s adventures in Italy after arriving for the wedding. We roamed the grounds with the bride and groom as we captured their portraits, and then made our way together to aperitivo in the most incredible tuscan light.

For dinner, they focused on foliage and candles to let the medieval courtyard and the food play the larger role, without taking away attention from those details with flowers. The band absolutely captivated everyone as they guided guests from aperitivo in the garden area to dinner at the courtyard, then outside as Paula and André embraced Italian wedding tradition and made their own Millefoglie wedding cake.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Frankie & Marilia / VENUE: Castello Il Palagio / WEDDING PLANNER: Gabi Rapuano / VIDEO: Leo Baccin / DECOR & FLORALS: Nero Fiore (Barbara Becarelli) / DRESS: Rosa Clará / MUAH: Beauty on Fleek / BAND: The Gloves / OFFICIANT: Carla Goes / CATERING: La Golosa (Pamela Targi)
Bride and groom walking around the castle grounds at Castello Il Palagio in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Tuscany
Castello Il Palagio in San Casciano in Val di Pesa viewed from above
Detail of a Rosa Clara wedding dress with pockets
Frankie and Marilia are incredibly passionate about the work they do. That is evidenced by the amazing photos we have received of our wedding day! They made us feel very relaxed and captured the special moments. They are very personable, approachable and kind people, we are very glad we chose them to capture our special day.




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Bride and groom walking around the castle grounds at Castello Il Palagio in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Tuscany