Lucca is one of the most popular places in Tuscany. Even if little known, it’s so pretty that everyone, in the end, falls in love with it. It may be for that simple lifestyle that the locals are inspired by, or perhaps for that perfect balance between public greenery and art. Who knows! But those who visit it at least once always keep Lucca in great consideration when it comes to planning a destination wedding in Italy. As this charming American couple has done.
These lovebirds have organized a 3-days wedding in Lucca. Palazzo Pfanner is the place they chose for an informal dinner with their guests the day before the wedding. In the course of my life, I have passed this magnificent venue hundreds of times, it’s hidden among ordinary buildings and therefore even more difficult to find. Thank God I got to know it last September at this fantastic welcome party in Lucca.
Palazzo Pfanner is a Renaissance palace in a medieval town. This unexpected little gem is hinted at from the walls. It was built for a wealthy Lucchese family in the 17th century, and the garden was designed in the 18th century. The design of the garden is an example of the late Baroque style, with forest plants, monumental statues and beautiful lemon trees in terracotta pots. That’s the best place for contemplation. There are many benches to relax on and enjoy the view in a quiet, peaceful environment.
The laid-back event was designed by the talented Sandra and Sara, the wedding planners. The cocktail hour took place in the courtyard at the entrance, where the guests enjoyed champagne and cocktails and cooled off in the summer heat. The dinner took place on the lawn, followed by the family members’ speeches. A lovely evening in the moonlight, which the guests enjoyed for long chatting cheerfully before the big event the next day, the wedding at Villa Grabau. Here are some photos.