Villa Cora is as good as it gets because it is 15 minutes from Florence, so it is a stone’s throw from one of the most beautiful cities in the world and enveloped in the typical Tuscan landscape, dotted with olive and cypress trees that characterize it as a splendid villa of delights, as it would once have been called in ancient Rome. Villa Cora, known to Florentines as Villa Oppenheim, the name of its original owner, is not, however, an ancient building.
Princes, writers, artists, even Japan’s Emperor Hirohito, to whom the imperial suite is dedicated, have passed through its rooms. To match the fame and authority of its illustrious guests, Villa Cora over the years has increased its pomp, magnificence, and impeccable elegance, until in more recent years, in 2011, it became an exclusive international 5-star Luxury hotel that has, between the main body of the villa and the two adjoining structures, 44 rooms.
In the nineteenth-century building, the walls are decorated with fine frescoes especially on the main floor, but the extra touch, the real seductive feature that Villa Cora offers its guests and the wedding couples who choose it for their ceremony, is the succession of styles and settings that characterize each floor. In addition to the suite dedicated to the Empress, there is a Moorish suite, with an arabesque dome, the White Hall of Pottery, the Hall of Mirrors, of Playing Cards, and even on the top floor a suite that is a declared homage to 1950s America.
Lisha and Eric had at their disposal, in addition to the most exclusive of locations, a 900sqm Italian-style garden, known as Bobolino, embellished with a splendid rose garden, Eugenia’s true passion, a beautiful heated swimming pool, a spa, and a small annex in the park. But above all there was Florence, just minutes away from Villa Cora, to provide its amazing views and its artistic and architectural beauty. Lisha and Eric were spoiled for choice, and their wedding at Villa Cora lived up to expectations.
They very elegant, she with the grace of an oriental princess, he sober and thoughtful, few guests, but willing to get involved in the merriment of the party. The fairy-tale luncheon and the table set with unparalleled taste and elegance (the photos testify to this more than any verbal account) contributed to the success of the event, which was painstakingly and carefully attended to, in every detail. And the fireworks at the end and of this day so intensely lived, signed in the sky the best wishes to the bride and groom.
Venue: Villa Cora – Wp: Bianca Bc Evento – Video: Vallone FIlms – Flowers: Giardino delle Fate – Make Up: Vas Moo – Stationery: Knock Knock Lifestyle – Music: Divinamente Mangamente – Dj: Matthew The Dj – Entertainment: Sogni in Danza
If you like this wedding at Villa Cora and you love Tuscany, take a look at the wedding of Michela e Assia at La Foce