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An Elegant Italian Celebration

Photography by Giuseppe Marano for Ersilia and Lucio.

Immersed in artisanal beauty, Ersilia and Lucio’s Tuscan celebration played homage to their love for design and the Italian aesthetic. Exchanging vows inside a cathedral famed for its architectural finesse, Ersilia and Lucio’s ceremony began beneath hallowed arches, evoking a mood both emotional and atmospheric.

The reception unfolded under sun-drenched skies before a backdrop of infinite fields. Friends and family mingled in true Italian style, indulging in cheese and wine to a soundtrack of Dixieland jazz. Tables classically dressed in crisp white linens paired perfectly with seasonal fruits and flowers styled in summertime hues. As dusk fell over the elegant soiree, a four-course feast ensued, with several guests taking to the sky, floating above the festivities in a billowing hot air balloon…


Beautifully captured by LANE handpicked photographer, Giuseppe Marano.

Our Story

Names / Ersilia & Lucio

Wedding Date / July 21, 2018

Guest Numbers / 122

How We Met

We met the at the University in Rome, we both studied Architecture. We had talked for the first time in Barcelona, on Passeig de Gràcia during an architectural trip with the University. It was in July 2009, but we started officially dating in 2010, when still in Rome. After two years we moved in together, to Tuscany first and then to New York where we currently live.


Our Engagement Story

On Ersilia’s birthday we went to the opera at the Metropolitan in New York and right outside the theater Lucio got on one knee and proposed in the middle of Lincoln Center Plaza. It was a very cold night in January, but we decided to walk around for a few minutes afterwards because we were both too excited. When we felt the cold penetrating our bones, we got a taxi and the kindest driver appeared to us. She was a Rastafari woman who started talking about love – without knowing us or what just happened – while Perfect by Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli was playing in the background. As we got out of the taxi, it started snowing. It all felt like a movie, just incredible and perfect.


Marriage To Us Means

Sharing our happiness and our preoccupations, sharing every moment of our lives but at the same time, saving each other’s personal space to allow that individual growth that is gold for the couple.