I was lucky enough to be invited to the wedding of the year - that of my fabulous friends Becca and Rob. One of the most mental, fun loving yet family-orientated couples I know...so of course they celebrated their wedding with an unreal three day party surrounded by beautiful 360 degree views with a never ending flow of prosecco, pasta and laughter!
I decided to make the most of being in Italy and tag on a flying visit to Florence in the run up to the wedding. It was two days full to the brim of incredible views, scorching sun, delectable meals, winding streets (which we were continually lost in) and lots of fun.
Our base for the first few days was a chic B&B called Florooms which overlooks a small square bursting full of atmosphere and peppered with a few really great restaurants and bars; awesome food and drink literally on your doorstep -amazing (one of which is 4 Leoni where we had a seriously delicious dinner - an absolute must try!)
The hotel's decor was slick, modern and compact but everything you need for a short city break if you want to be right in the thick of it...
Our days were spent wandering around the winding streets, checking out the draw-droppingly beautiful architecture, panoramic views and of course sampling the never ending food and prosecco on offer!!!
City break done, and it was off to the hills of Cortona, with views you could never tire of. We rented a villa as our base - very rustic in decor with a BBQ and pool and once again, jaw dropping views from every angle. Peaceful yet not too far from the action, and at only 110 euros each for 4 nights we couldn't have asked for much more.
Next up were four jam-packed days with banquets fit for a king, never ending prosecco and sangria, wedding celebrations well into the early hours, BBQs, a pool party and of course a few hangovers!
It's safe to say we had an absolutely amazing weekend all thanks to the wonderful bride and of course her ever accommodating wedding planner Elia (check out his website here) - our Tuscan superman who solved everyone's problems in a flash with nothing ever being too much trouble!
Sadly it flew by far too quickly, but I managed to get a few pictures just so I never forget the most beautiful wedding in a place I imagine is pretty close to heaven...
All that's left to say is a HUGE congratulations to the beautiful Hill-Stones!