An Ethereal Wedding in a Medieval Italian Convent

Using remnants of nature’s timeless opulence, an ethereal vision came to life at Convento Dell’Annunciata, a medieval Italian convent.

Nestled within an enchanting forest of Italy’s Lombardy’s region, lies the distinguished Convento dell’Annunciata. An esteemed testament to history, this medieval convent stands as a poignant embodiment of rituals and sanctity. Based between London and Milan, wedding designers and planners, Danila Stella and Steven Fadda seamlessly styled a wedding where the treasures of nature took center stage in a tapestry of timeless opulence.

Rooted in the essence of minimal luxury, materials that often slip into obscurity, discarded as inconsequential, were reborn. Branches cast aside and remnants of marble were resurrected with purpose. Fabrics enveloped the reception space, cocooning it in an embrace, while a reverie of cone-shaped candles and amaranth cascades, delicately draped surfaces and objects in an exquisite display. 

Capturing the wedding in a medieval Italian convent was Paola Colleoni.

Wedding in a Medieval Italian Convent

Wedding in a Medieval Italian Convent

“A medieval convent in the midst of an enchanted forest where one can breathe peace and history – it feels as if time and emotions have come to a standstill.”

Nature's Opulence at Convento Dell’Annunciata

Nature's Opulence at Convento Dell’Annunciata

“Everything was a delicate balance between strength and softness, between permanence and ethereality. Flowers, almost at the twilight of their bloom, made way for sprouts, while eggs were a symbol of rebirth.”

Vanessa & Mirko Wedding

Vanessa & Mirko Wedding

“It’s a decisive halt to consumerism. We have returned to the origins, to stone, dried flowers and artificial fruits that were once centerpiece decorations in people’s homes. “

Wedding in a Medieval Italian Convent

Wedding in a Medieval Italian Convent

Danila Stella & Steven Fadda’s Styling Tips

  • Focus on carefully designed materials and low-impact elements that are considered inexpensive but can be harmoniously combined to create an unexpected effect.
  • Luxury is not solely defined by the material itself, but rather the craftsmanship and the value humans add to an object over time with skill and artistry. Keep this in mind when sourcing the elements that will transform your tablescape.
  • Use talented designers and floral artists to attribute the appropriate significance to each decoration.
  • Opt for high-quality fabrics to ensure a delightful interplay with the wind, showcasing vibrant colors that exude authenticity.

Wedding in a Medieval Italian Convent

Wedding in a Medieval Italian Convent

Photography / Paola Colleoni

Styling / Danila Stella Events & Steven Fadda

Location / Convento dell’Annunciata

Lighting / Croval Service 

Flowers / Fluida Design

Table / Table Set Rentals

Tablecloth / Tessuti Raponi

Stationery / Wedding Mark

Candles / Ester & Erik

Catering / DaPetti

Fashion / Le Baobab, Giulia Solli

Makeup / Serena Sampietro

Hair / Wild Flowers Dublin

Groom’s Attire / Sanvenero

Jewelry / Maison Sebben, YurikoAgnese Trezzi

Eyewear / Punto Ottico & Jacques Durand



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