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The Perfect Venue for Your Tuscany Wedding: Ristonchi Castle

Tuscany is a beautiful and romantic destination for getting married. With its rolling hills, picturesque vineyards, and charming villages, it provides a stunning backdrop for your special day. One of the most fantastic places to get married in Tuscany is the Castle of Ristonchi.

This medieval castle, located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, offers a unique and unforgettable setting for your wedding video. With its beautiful architecture, lush gardens, and panoramic views, the Castle of Ristonchi is the perfect place to exchange vows and start your new life together.

film "Toscana" on netflix filmed in castle of Ristonchi

Recently, the Castle of Ristonchi gained even more attention when it was used as a netflix film set for the popular movie, “Toscana“. The movie, which was shot on location in Tuscany, showcases the beautiful landscape and architecture of the region, with the Castle of Ristonchi playing a prominent role.

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A fairytale wedding at the Castle of Ristonchi

The Castle of Ristonchi, located in Tuscany, Italy, is a breathtakingly beautiful location for a wedding. Built in the 14th century, the castle has been beautifully restored and maintained, making it the perfect setting for a romantic and unforgettable event.

One of the most striking features of the castle is its picturesque location. Surrounded by lush green hills and olive groves, the castle offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. It is situated in the heart of Tuscany, making it the perfect location for those looking to experience the beauty and culture of this region.

The castle is also a great location for those looking to engage in a variety of activities. The castle offers a variety of outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and cycling. Additionally, the castle is surrounded by a number of medieval towns and villages, many of which are steeped in history and culture. Visitors can take day trips to explore these towns and villages, and enjoy the local cuisine and wine.

The castle is also a great location for those looking to relax and unwind. The castle has a swimming pool and a spa, where guests can indulge in a variety of treatments and massages. Additionally, the castle has a number of beautiful gardens and terraces, where guests can sit and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside.

Forbes has cited the Castle of Ristonchi as one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany. With its picturesque location, variety of activities, and luxurious amenities, it’s no wonder that the castle is a popular destination for weddings and other special events.

Vydavky: a very particular Ukrainian rite

The day before Svet and Tyler’s wedding was a special one, full of traditional Ukrainian customs and rituals. One of the most notable of these traditions was the “buying of the bride,” a rite that is an important part of Ukrainian culture.

The buying of the bride, also known as “vydavky,” is a playful negotiation between the groom’s family and the bride’s family. The groom’s family must “purchase” the bride from her family by offering gifts, usually in the form of money or other valuable items. This is seen as a symbol of the groom’s commitment and willingness to provide for his future wife and her family.

On the day before the wedding, Svet and Tyler’s families gathered at the bride’s home to participate in the vydavky. The groom’s family brought a variety of gifts, including money, jewelry, and traditional Ukrainian items such as embroidered linens and pottery. The bride’s family, in turn, presented a list of their own demands, which the groom’s family had to fulfill before the bride could be “purchased.”

The negotiations were lighthearted and full of laughter, with both families joking and teasing each other. In the end, a “price” was agreed upon and the groom’s family paid the bride’s family the agreed upon amount. With the vydavky complete, the bride was officially “purchased” and the wedding preparations could proceed.

After the vydavky, the families continued to celebrate with traditional Ukrainian food and music. But the real surprise of the day came when the families decided to make homemade pizzas and dine with good wine. Everyone participated in this activity, making pizzas with their favorite ingredients. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun, and it was a great way for everyone to bond and enjoy each other’s company.

The welcome dinner took place under a network of light bulbs in the garden adjacent to the tower of the Castle of Ristonchi. The garden was beautifully illuminated, creating a warm and inviting ambiance for the guests. The network of lights created a canopy of light that illuminated the entire garden, making it the perfect setting for the event.

The use of a drone helped me capture a beautiful aerial image of the dinner, showcasing the stunning setting and the guests enjoying themselves. The image was a true representation of the magical evening that took place at the castle of Ristonchi.

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The wedding day: she said yes (and he too)

Svet and Tyler’s wedding day was a beautiful and unforgettable occasion, despite the cloudy weather. Despite the gloomy forecast, the day turned out to be perfect and everything went smoothly.

The ceremony was held at Ristonchi Castle, a beautiful and historic venue that provided the perfect backdrop for the couple’s special day. The ceremony was conducted in both Ukrainian and English, in a nod to both of the couple’s cultural heritage. It was a unique and meaningful cultural exchange between the two families, and a powerful symbol of the love and commitment between Svet and Tyler.

The ceremony was a blend of traditional Ukrainian and modern American wedding traditions. The couple exchanged vows in both Ukrainian and English, and traditional Ukrainian music was played throughout the ceremony. This was a nice touch that made the ceremony feel special and unique.

The reception was also held at Ristonchi Castle, where guests were treated to delicious food, music and drinks. The Castle’s ballroom was beautifully decorated, with lights and candles creating a romantic ambiance. The couple had chosen a great band to entertain the guests and keep the party going all night.

The couple’s family and friends were all in attendance, and everyone had a great time celebrating Svet and Tyler’s love and union. The wedding was a beautiful blend of cultures and traditions, and it was a great experience for all who were there. The Castle was a special place to celebrate this couple’s wedding and it was a great venue to host the event.

A first dance to remember: couple’s unique experience in the castle dungeons

The first dance is a special moment for any couple, and for one couple, their first dance was truly unforgettable. They had the opportunity to dance in the castle dungeons of Ristonchi Castle, a unique and intimate setting that added an extra layer of romance to their special day.

The castle dungeons, located deep beneath the castle’s grand halls and chambers, are a mysterious and historic place. The couple had always been fascinated by the history of the castle and were thrilled to have the opportunity to experience it firsthand. The dimly lit corridors and stone walls added a sense of intimacy and mystery to the occasion.

The couple’s first dance was a traditional waltz, with the bride and groom twirling gracefully around the room. The soft light from the candles and torches cast a warm glow on their faces, creating a romantic and intimate atmosphere. The sound of the music and the clapping of the guests’ hands echoed through the dungeon, adding to the magic of the moment.

The couple’s guests were also able to experience the dungeons, as they were invited to join in on the dance and explore the historic setting. The guests were amazed by the intricate stone carvings and the ancient artifacts on display. They were also able to learn about the history of the castle and the role the dungeons played in it.

The couple’s first dance in the castle dungeons was truly a unique and unforgettable experience. The setting added an extra layer of romance and history to the occasion, making it a moment that the couple and their guests will never forget. The couple’s love for each other and for the castle was evident in every step of their dance, making it a truly special moment.

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Ready to answer to all of your questions and needs

Sure! You can request the price quotation by calling me or filling out the form. If you prefer, you can also send an email to this address: info@thirtyfivestudios.com

Weddings and elopements are confirmed only by contract and first deposit. Usually couples book their event 6-9 months in advance: for this reason, please contact me in time so that i can check our availability immediately.

Generally work is divided into two types: weddings and elopements.

For the wedding what is delivered is:

  • Trailer 4K (from 2 to 4 minutes).
  • Film 4K (from 10 to 15 minutes).
  • Extra videos 4K (these are video clips in addition containing full speeches, dances and other things).

For the elopement what is delivered is:

  • Trailer 4K (from 1 to 3 minutes).
  • Film 4K (from 5 to 7 minutes).

However, nothing prevents you from extending your requests while signing the contract (adding video of welcome diner, instagram reels, raw footage, etc).
The payment is divided in three parts:

  • 40% to block the date with signing of the contract.
  • 40% the day of the event.
  • 20% after checking the videos.

As soon as I receive the last payment, you can download the videos from my personal Google Drive.

Generally, not more than 90 working days, as written in the contract. However, in special cases, after agreements at the contractual stage, delivery times may be shortened.

The videos are delivered in digital format via my Google Drive. However, upon extra payment, you can request a usb pen box set on which you can keep a copy of the videos.

Weddings and elopements have always been made by me and my team of professional videographers. However, during our acquaintance you will know immediately if I will be free for your event or if my team will be present.

For years so far, I have chosen not to charge for the drone as for a service apart, so it is already included in my basic package and there is no increase in price. This instrument will be used at my discretion, where there is needed. 

In some places drone use is unfortunately not permitted. In that case I will use 4K stock aerial footage of the location.

In a wedding we generally stay from 10 to 12 hours. For an elopement the service time ranges from 4 to 6 hours.

Obviously it is possible to create a tailor-made contract for you in order to cover the entire event (welcome dinner, night party, post and pre wedding experiences).

Yes, you can make some small changes to the video such as scene changes. It is not possible to change the music because the music is always chosen by the couple before starting the assembly phase. 

I always give the couple the choice of two important things:
the music and the parts of the speeches.

The music can be chosen by the couple before or after the wedding day.

For the speeches, however, I send the couple all the videos of the speeches and the couple can tell me the most important minutes they want to have in the video.

In this way I try to create a product that is as close to what the couple would like to receive.

Obviously this is not a requirement. If the couple doesn’t want to do this, they can totally rely on my personal taste.

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