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Ethereal Celebration in Italy

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Spilling with blooms and romantic, whimsical details styled by The LANE, celebrated inside time-worn facades in Italy...

Elysian Romance in Italy

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A celebration imbued in romance, whimsy, and feminine allure set in the heart of Italy's wine region.

Rural Romance in Italy

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Rural Romance in Italy Photography by Stefano Santucci for Louise & Andrea  

Rustic Opulence in Italy

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Rustic Opulence in Italy Photography by Cinzia Bruschini for Maria & Riccardo

Whimsical Garden Celebration in Italy

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Whimsical Garden Celebration in Italy Michelle & Dan by Lelia Scarfiotti

A Clifftop Wedding in Praiano

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A last minute decision to abandon plans for a large Byron Bay wedding, for an intimate destination wedding in Italy's Amalfi Coast.

Classic Minimalism in Tuscany

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An intimate celebration at a 17th century Baroque villa steeped in rich textures, cinematic charm & renowned for having the most beautiful, enchanting gardens in Italy.

An Italian Seaside Celebration

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An intimate celebration along the rugged shoreline of Italy's Amalfi Coast. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Praiano's olive groves, flower-filled gardens & ocean views.

A Clifftop Elopement in Puglia

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and as soon as we finished we put on 'Ceremony', by New Order.   Honeymoon We honeymooned to Italy starting in Rome then Puglia where we exchanged vows. Then we went to the Amalfi Coast to Positano and Capri and finished it off with a day in Paris where we got matching tattoos by

A Refined Rustic Wedding in Puglia

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Enamoured with southern Italy’s sun-kissed landscape and fondness for languid living, Tash and Max were drawn to the cream stone walls, deep sapphire seas and bucolic charm of Puglia for their wedding abroad. Surrounded by a landscape painted in a palette of intoxicating hues, vows were exchanged between two olive trees, the bride adorned in

Poetic Romance on a Tuscan Estate

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Details   Wedding Location We won a trip to Italy through a local charitable organization benefitting CHOC – a Children’s Hospital in Orange County. I did some design work for their annual Gala and while attending we bid on a dream stay at Villa Cristina which was graciously donated as part of the Live Auction portion. We

Timeless Elegance in Umbria

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How We Met We met in June 2013. A mutual friend put us in contact, and I spontaneously took a trip to Ecuador to work at Lucas’ architecture firm, odD+. He was my boss for the first little while, and it was only meant to be a temporary stay. How things change…   Our Engagement

Rustic Simplicity in Puglia

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and romantic countries in the world, with faultless food and wine and a laid-back nature. Finding where in Italy started off difficult as the choices were endless, but none ticked all the boxes and they were all missing something. I then turned to Instagram, where searching a few key hashtags I came across one

Poetic Elegance in Umbria

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had been living in the UK for a couple of years but was set to move back to Italy within the month. After a three-week whirlwind romance, we declared ourselves a couple and decided to give long distance a go. He moved back to London six months later and proposed the following year.  

A Dreamlike Destination Wedding

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heritage and love holidaying there, so it is special to us. After inspecting 10 or so properties across Italy in September 2017, we chose Puglia because in our opinion it is authentic and represents the real Italy - stunning landscapes, loving and generous people, and of course incredible food and wine. Masseria san Domenico

A Chic Cliffside Wedding in Positano

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Nestled amongst the jeweled hills of Italy’s Amalfi Coast sits Villa San Giacomo, a sumptuous residence overlooking the everchanging shades of the Mediterranean Sea. For Tiarne and Daniel, the villa’s pink façade and tiled courtyards proved enticing enough to cross hemispheres for, an epitome of Positano charm that played host to their wedding abroad. Hosting

Elevated Simplicity in Puglia

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am from Kazakhstan, Bruno is from Brazil and we live in Switzerland. Everybody kept asking us why Apulia, Italy then? Even our parents were very puzzled. It started from my passion for discovering niche design places and I found Masseria Moroseta on Welcome Beyond by selecting the keyword “Wedding & Event venues”. After our

European Chic in Byron Bay

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The Details   Wedding Location I wanted to get married in Italy and Will wanted to get married in Australia close to all our friends and family. So we compromised and got married at Deux Belettes – with an Italian style wedding held at a French chateau in the Byron Bay hinterlands (our home).

A Poetic Castle Wedding in Florence

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Wedding Planner The company we used was Weddings Italy, the wedding planner was named Claudia. As we live in Canada and the wedding was in Italy, we leaned heavily on Claudia to bring our vision to light. I provided mood boards, pictures and we had many skype calls to ensure she understood our vision and

Enchanted Romance in an Italian Abbey

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Nestled in the picturesque countryside of central Italy, Giulia and Andrea’s wedding was an enchanting celebration of love, faith and family. A sacred ancient abbey imbued with powerful and sentimental meaning for the couple set the scene for the magic that was to ensue. Clouds of ethereal blooms and billowing white canopies were suspended from

An Elegant Italian Celebration

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Fashion Notes Bride’s Dress I tried dozens and dozens of dresses in many showrooms and designer stores in New York, I really wasn’t into bridal dresses at all. After weeks I went back to one of the first dresses I had tried, inside myself I knew I wanted to wear the Made in Italy. My

A Romantic Garden Wedding in South Africa

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all of your closest friends live in the most amazing cities around the world!). We then fly to Italy where we will be driving the beautiful southern coast of Italy the Puglia region. After Puglia a group of our friends have rented the most beautiful Villa in Tuscany this is where we will end

Perpetual Summer in Lake Como

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Fashion Notes   Bride's Dress My dress is by Pallas Couture. The patient folks at Mark Ingram Atelier in NYC helped me find it and customize it. It has a timeless silhouette but contemporary details. I wanted a dress that would make any demographic happy – young or old…conservative or bold. It needed to reflect the refined chicness

A Luxe Bohemian Love Story

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family in England and mine in Australia, we could have chosen anywhere in between! We had been to Italy twice together and loved the country’s culture, food, wine, scenery and romance. It was a pretty quick decision as it was a good midway point for our family and friends, and one we thought people

A Dreamlike Italian Celebration

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Style Notes   Stationery The wonderful thing about having creatively talented friends is that they normally have creatively talented friends too! We worked with Emily Schwegman - very close friend of a friend who bought my blabbering words/brief to life. We didn’t do save the dates, as we had guests all over the world we

Sophisticated Celebration in the Tuscan Hills

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The Details     Wedding Location Our wedding took place over four days at the breathtaking Castello di Meleto located in Gaiole in Chianti, in Tuscany. Although we are Americans, we are devoted Italophiles. While we love all parts of Italy, we have especially loved Florence and Tuscany for many years and dreamed of a

A Quaint Celebration in Country Victoria

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first trip together was to Italy. If we were able to transport all of our loved ones to Italy that would have been a dream wedding location. I researched Italian weddings, alfresco dining and sourced inspiration for raw materials from Instagram, Pinterest, construction sites and shop fronts.   A Memorable Moment The first look

If I Could Give Other Brides-to-Be One Piece of Advice…

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was the most organized, spreadsheet-oriented person in the world!” - Michelle & Dan, A Whimsical Garden Celebration in Italy

Masseria Pettolecchia, Puglia

The Magic The Adriatic coastline of Puglia is a collision of magic - sun-drenched beaches lapped by emerald waters, vast acres of ancient olive groves, Baroque churches, historic trulli homes, air perfumed with sea salt, olives and myrtle - countryside surroundings that make up the enchanted kingdom that is Pettolecchia.  Renowned for their luxuriously restored private

30 European Wedding Photographers & Videographers

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Italy Giuseppe Marano Lelia Scarfiotti Anna Visintin Stefano Santucci Elisabetta Marzetti Monica Leggio Fotomagoria   France Chloé Lapeyssonnie Pinewood Weddings Thierry Joubert   Spain Dos Más En La Mesa La Dichosa Raquel Benito

A Scottish Castle Wedding

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Fashion Notes Bride’s Dress I had a clear vision of what I wanted but found it difficult to find. What I ended up choosing was something that surprised me.  I wanted something quite traditional with a little edge. I envisioned all lace, full length with a small train and long sleeves. The dress I chose

A Folk Wedding in the Tuscan Hills

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the title an evening of Toscanerie – a marriage between China and Tuscany – taking elements from both Italy and China to influence the design of the evening. This theme influenced everything from the invitation, to the custom plate design, floral designs which mixed in country rustic, daisies with mandarin trees, to bamboo bird

White Washed Spaces

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White Washed Spaces Church of Paraportiani, Mykonos, Greece Churches of Santorini, Greece Ostuni (the white city), Puglia, Italy Alberobello, Italy. Gruntvig's Church, Copenhagen, Denmark Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Mexico

An Afternoon of Artisanal Jewels in the Mia Chicco Studio

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Oh wow! That’s amazing, why Florence? Well I’m half Italian, my Dad is from Italy. I just love the culture and I’d travelled to Florence a couple of times previously and just fell in love. It’s also the centre for gold-smithing. So I lived there for six months and did a gold-smithing course and then

A Tuscan Countryside Wedding

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The Details   Location We wanted to get married in Italy as we love the country and it is very special to us, having spent a lot of time as a couple there. We initially looked at Venice as we love the area, but after a while looking, Tuscany had some incredible venues that

A Gilded Garden Celebration

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The Details   Location I once lived in Italy and my father’s family is Italian, so I knew I wanted to give our wedding guests an excuse to experience what an inimitable destination it is. Duncan and I traveled through the countryside in search of venues and found Borgo Stomennano in Monteriggioni, Tuscany. When

Twilight Summer Celebration

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Special Details   Honeymoon Maldives, skiing in Italy and Austria, Milan, New York, St Barths…it was amazing.   Celebrant Reverend Ross Jones.   A memorable moment... Dancing to the Rolling Stones under a glittering fireworks display.   If I could give Brides-To-Be one piece of advice... Stay true to your style.

Understated Romance in Adelaide

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Honeymoon We planned a European summer holiday traveling through Greece, Italy, France and Spain but sadly due to COVID, our plans have been canceled. However, we were lucky enough to spend the night of our wedding at the luxurious Sequoia Lodge at Mt Lofty House Estate and we then had a minimoon at the incredible

An Italian Inspired Tablescape

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Inspired by the romance and poetic history of Italy's rich and ancient landscape, comes our latest wedding shoot by The Lane's wedding stylist The Romance and photographer Megan Kelly. Steeped in crumbling, timeworn facades, a palette of golden, ageing hues and eclectic antique decor, Deux Belettes is recreated into an enchanting setting for an intimate

Harriette Gordon Sonnet XVII Collection

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a double-sided silk satin lining. The Lantern Lace Gown features laces from various places in the world - Italy for the main bodice and sleeve, India for the tiers and train of the gown. A premium weight silk organza is used in the 2.2 Mini and some of the beautiful gathered and tiered pieces.

The Lane’s Favorite Real Wedding Details

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Elopement A Clifftop Elopement in Puglia A truly intimate sunset elopement amongst the undulating clifftops of Puglia, Italy. We couldn't think of a more romantic setting to exchange vows, or a better team than Monica Leggio and Giuseppe Marano to capture it all, on 35mm film no less. Everything about this elopement is raw and deeply emotive,

A Modern Fairytale in Victoria

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summer we planned a trip to Malta, which was followed by a tour along the Amalfi coast in Italy then ended with a week spent sailing the Dalmatian coast of Croatia with some friends from back home. Whilst in Malta, we booked a day trip to The Blue Lagoon. Located on the Island of

Modern Romance Under the Apulian Sky

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work during our vacations but were adamant our honeymoon would be a proper laptop-free break. We traveled around Italy and Greece for four magical weeks right after the wedding. Our first stop was Capri where our friends crashed our honeymoon. We rented a boat and spent the days relaxing on the water and unwinding

Rustic Elegance in The South of France

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Entertainment Gala Swing Quartet played during cocktail hour.   Food & Beverages We had a stand-up cocktail hour around the pool followed by a sit-down dinner inside the chapel. Amandine from Citron Pavot created the most delightful menu for us. We had small bites like petit croque monsieurs and prosciutto-wrapped scallops to start. For the

A Poetic Celebration in the English Countryside

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How We Met Toby and I met in a nightclub in London in 2013. I'm not sure if I believe in love at first sight, but I knew instantly that there was something special about Toby. He was a true gentleman, didn't take himself too seriously, loved to dance - and was devastatingly handsome to

A Modern City Celebration in Perth

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Entertainment We were so blessed to have Michael’s Cousin Anthony Llyod play during our ceremony. We have wanted him to sing at our wedding since we first got together. He is an amazing singer/songwriter with a beautiful raw voice. DJ ASLAN – Ash Keogh was KILLER. An absolute professional. Kept the dance floor pumping.  

A Luxe Warehouse Wedding in Sicily

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The Details   Wedding Location We had our hearts set on a destination wedding from the beginning but we had a hard time finding a suitable location and venue. We explored many options but we kept going back to Italy, and just before we gave up we fell in love with a venue in Sicily.

Styling an Oceanic Tablescape

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Unique wedding styling inspiration and ideas developed for an ethereal ocean side or beach wedding. From the shores of the byron bay to the coast lines of Italy, follow our guide to styling an oceanic tablescape.

Wabi Sabi – Broken Is Beautiful

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Photography / Elisabetta Marzetti Styling & Creative Direction / Cristina Firotto Videography / Lenny Pellico Venue / Indro Montanelli birthplace (courtesy of Francesco Santini, Fucecchio, Tuscany Italy) Floristry & Props / Fluida Design Ceramics / Madlen Ceramics Calligraphy /  WildFlowers Calligraphy Handmade Paper & Ribbon / Extraction Project  Linens & Fabrics /  Stay Store Fashion / Atelier Anna Fucà  Hair Accessories / 

Lee Mathews Resort ’19 Ready to Wear Behind The Scenes

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swimwear capsule is made in Sydney out of a fabric called Econyl, which is a nylon made in Italy from processed waste found in the oceans, industrial plastic from landfills and carpet flooring. Econyl can also be recycled infinitely.

A Clifftop Wedding in Rhodes

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Wedding Planner / Myself Paulina Melides, I’m a wedding coordinator Wedding Venue / Ktima Lindos Honeymoon Destination / Greece & Italy Entertainment / DJ Despo Mania

Interview with Angus Stone

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for sure. And its history made it all the more special - it was sailed to Australia from Italy on a six year journey at sea, then sold to me a good fifty dishevelled years later. It was a nice feeling seeing it restored to its former glory.   Advice for anyone when pursuing

A Countryside Wedding in Tuscany

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Wedding Location I studied abroad in Florence during college and knew that I wanted to marry Dani in Italy after witnessing a romantic Italian wedding there. After we got engaged, a close friend of ours recommended the divine Castello Vicchiomaggio in Greve in Chianti. Fortunately, the Castello also had a Catholic church on the premises, which was

Refined Opulence in Western Australia

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stayed down south for a couple of days after the wedding to unwind and plan to travel to Italy and New York in September for our honeymoon.   Gift Registry We had a gift registry with David Jones, there was also a wishing well set up at the reception.   Celebrant Donna McClellend from Confetti Days. Donna

An Ethereal Garden Soiree in the Hunter Valley

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Jewelry/Accessories - Aside from simple diamond studs, I wore my paternal great-great-grandmother’s gold and diamond brooch on my bouquet, which has been worn by all females on my father’s side on their wedding days. Groom's Attire - Matt’s navy suit was custom-made during a trip to Hong Kong, and he wore shoes by Allan Edmonds. He wore his

An Oceanside Ceremony in Thailand

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white tailored pants and shirt, and a stunning blue jacket made from loosely woven lightweight cotton from italy. He also wore a white & blue tropical- patterned pocket square, white Louis Vuitton loafers and a

The Travel Diary of a Fashion Buyer

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Highlight Piece Gucci’s floral sundress from the 2017 Resort Collection (LOOK 39). As one of Italy’s most iconic exports, the perfect look for high summer days either on honeymoon or the recovery breakfast.   Must visit We always start our workday frolicking the streets of Milan. The Sforza Castle – one of our favorite sites

A Chic Celebration by the Sea

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The Details   Location We chose Noosa as our wedding location, as this is our go-to spot every year with our family. We have been going for years. And so does our extended family and friends. We really wanted our wedding location to be somewhere our guests could come and relax for the weekend and

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