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