A Luxe Destination Wedding at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze in Firenze, Italy

We love this glamorous, garden-inspired destination wedding. Amanda Perna (28 and a fashion designer) and Solomon Strul (28 and a TV commercial produc

We love this glamorous, garden-inspired destination wedding. Amanda Perna (28 and a fashion designer) and Solomon Strul (28 and a TV commercial producer) had an intimate wedding abroad at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze in Firenze, Italy. They hired Vincenzo Dascanio to create the stunning floral arrangements, which were the focal point of their wedding decor. Amanda and Solomon were married in the garden under a crystal chandelier that hung from a wedding arch covered in fragrant olive branches and pink roses. Amanda's bouquet consisted of a similar arrangement of roses and olive leaves. The reception, which took place in a ballroom that was once a convent, featured ornate crystal chandeliers with white flowers hanging from them to create an ethereal garden look. Beneath the hanging flowers, the long dining table was lined with rows of mercury-glass candleholders that cast a romantic glow in the hall. The candleholders were also wrapped with flowers and olive leaves. Even the cake was rich with cascading cake flowers. Amanda modified a mermaid-style Lazaro gown for her wedding dress, and she created a colorful bow tie for Solomon to wear with his black tuxedo. See all the lush details, captured by Paula Andrea Photography, below.

Blue Valentino Wedding Heels With Bows
Amanda carried a bouquet with pink and blush roses, white chrysanthemums, viburnum and olive leaves.
"I wanted to make my own wedding dress, but knew I didn't have time," Amanda says. "I found the closest dress to what I wanted and made it perfect." She wore an intricate mermaid-style Lazaro gown and paired it with a fingertip veil.
Solomon wore a black tuxedo by Duchamp London and playful blue polka-dot socks. He also wore a colorful House of Perna bow tie that Amanda created.
The ceremony took place in the garden at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze in Firenze, Italy. The lawn overlooked the iconic Duomo. The wedding arch stood over the garden's fountain, and the ceremony aisle was marked by two large stone urns filled with white and pink flowers.
Italian Garden Ceremony Processional
The garden-inspired wedding arch, created by Vincenzo Dascanio, was covered in olive branches and pink roses. From the center of the arch, a crystal chandelier hung over the altar area.
First Kiss at Four Seasons Garden Ceremony
Rose-Petal Garden Recessional
The reception took place in the Conventino Ballroom at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze in Firenze, Italy. The hall was formerly a convent, and it retains many of its architectural and other original details. The space was illuminated by purple uplighting and crystal chandeliers. All of Amanda and Solomon's guests dined at a single long table.
The ornate crystal chandeliers in the Conventino Ballroom at the Four Seasons had white flowers hanging from them to add to the garden theme of Amanda and Solomon's wedding.
The long dining table at the reception was lined with two rows on mercury-glass candleholders. These centerpieces were wreathed by pink and white flowers.
"One of the reasons we were comfortable having a destination wedding overseas without ever seeing the location or trying the food first was that the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze has a Michelin Star chef," Amanda says. For dessert, the chef served a white fondant wedding cake decorated with detailed cascading cake flowers. The cake stand was circlecd with blush carnations and greens.
First Dance at Four Seasons Conventino Ballroom