Together with the planners + designers at Le Jour du Oui, Studio Mimosa we teamed up to design an editorial that captures that feeling – of Tuscany in the spring. 

We were inspired by a wonderful Italian garden on the grounds of their venue (Villa Agape in Florence) with its cypress and olive trees that seemed to create the perfect backdrop for their bride and groom. 

We chose romantic dresses, soft and ethereal the fabrics and timeless, classic hair + makeup. The goal was to craft a scene that was chic, but not too formal, using a color palette that was soft, romantic + oh-so-elegant.

In the amazing setting of Piazzale Michelangelo, a short walk from the scenic area of the Arcetri Observatory in Florence, stands the Art Hotel Villa Agape, former Villa Arrighetti owned by the Duchess of Aosta. 

The Villa, thanks to this fortunate position, offers to its guests beautiful rooms furnished in Florentine style, decorated with unique panorama views. 
The flagship is certainly the Italian-style garden, one of a kind in Florence. 

In fact, along with prestigious guest rooms and spacious environments, the green areas that adorn the property are the pride of Hotel Villa Agape, unique corners filled with flowers and fountains in which spend unforgettable moments, or organize parties and events or to celebrate your wedding. 

Villa Arrighetti, however, owes its entire and present magnificence to the Duchess Anne D'Orléans, widow of Amedeo Duke of Aosta, which bought in 1948 from Mrs. Royle Cladyf, daughter of George Macleam, and she adorned it with gardens, statues and fountains. 

In a large area located between this Villa and Via Torre del Gallo, whic runs along the property, there is an abundance of green. Here there are two amazing magnolia trees that, together with the jasmin, covers the whole boundary wall, making the air sweet and scented. This landscape offers the visitors a delightful and attractive view. 

In 1968 the Duchess Anne D'Orléans, was determined to leave Florence. As she wanted her Villa to be returned a religious community, she turned to the Right Reverend Father Vittorino Aldinucci to ask an advise. He was, at that rime, Abbot of San Miniato al Monte, the church where she used to attend the Holy Mass, every Sunday. The Abbot suggested her directy the Stabilite nella Carità Sisters. 

So in that year Villa Arrighetti became the new house of the Stabilite nella Carità Sisters, and place for spiritual exercises, conferences, meeting, studying days, short or long periods to rest in solitude for physical and spiritual relaxing. 

The nuns renamed the Villa in Villa Agape, from the Greek word meaning "banquet". 

The sisters remained there until 2014, and 2015 Villa Agape, with a new management, has become a wonderful hotel in the hills of Florence, thanks to a big renewal its halls and rooms. 

photography: Warmphoto // planning + design: Le Jour du Oui // venue: Villa Agape Florence, Italy // florals + decor: Studio Mimosa // graphic design: Betty Soldi – And Company Shop // cake: Tuscan Wedding Cakes // wedding dress: Atelier Yooj // groom’s suit: Camo // hair + makeup: Lara Navarrini // silk ribbon + table runners: Silky Rivers

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