For over a thousand years, Castello di Meleto has dominated its lands and vineyards. It stands on a hill outside of Gaiole in Chianti, in the middle of one of the most unique landscapes in the world.
The charm of this Castle offers peace and serenity to its visitors, and is the perfect place to experience a relaxed Tuscany lifestyle amongst the roots of Chianti Classico - produced here in the vineyards that completely surround the castle.
All of this, has made Meleto Castle one of the most sought after venues for international destination weddings in Tuscany.
The Welcome Pizza Party
The wedding weekend started with a dinner al fresco on a terrace overlooking the Tuscan countryside where the bride and groom welcomed their guests, family and friends arriving from all around the World to this corner of paradise in Gaiole in Chianti. There was a buffet of Italian delicatessen as well as a pizza oven and an ice cream van!
The Wedding Day
The Bridal Suite at Castello di Meleto is exquisitely decorated with frescos and it's the perfect room to get ready with your bridal party
The Religious Ceremony
The bride and groom opted for a Catholic Marriage Ceremony that was held in the near Pieve di San Giusto in Salcio
The Reception at Meleto Castle
Back at Castello di Meleto, guests were welcomed with an aperitif in the terrace while the dinner was served in the main courtyard of the Castle, where round tables was set and decorated with white flowers and strings of fairy lights.
Sunset Couple Shoots
The golden light of sunset is always the best time to take some intimate couple shoots. Especially at Meleto, when the sun sets on the hills just behind the castle and creates a magic light at the top of the hill and on the cypress road. In the meantime, it's the perfect moment to have your wedding planner leads guests towards the dining tables - so you won't miss any moment of your celebration.
Wedding Dinner & Party
THE RECEPTION IN THE CASTLE COURTYARD
The Wedding Dinner is always the moment to relax, enjoy the superb Tuscany cousin and to get emotional listening to the speeches.
The groom went a step further, and serenaded his bride singing Elton John’s “Something about the way you look tonight”.
The cake cutting was followed by a perfect Sabrage (a technique for opening a champagne bottle with a sabre) and a tunnel sparklers exit towards the dance floor for the first wedding dance.