Our editor Stephanie is currently on a fab European adventure, and following her on Instagram has me dreaming of packing up and setting sail – maybe to a gorgeous spot like Italy. Through the eyes of Squaresville Studios, the floral design of Crocus Fiori and styling by Umbria Bee Coming, this inspiration is proving that Umbria was made for destination nuptials. Click here for more.
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From Squaresville Studios…Last summer my husband and I spent several months in Europe, including 4 weeks in Italy. We planned the trip booking local apartments via Airbnb and by pure chance ended up with a cute loft in Terni, Umbria. This particular region of Italy is just beautiful but far less known and completely underrated. It is full of kind hearted people, ancient architecture and breathtaking nature. (great food too, of course!). We were lucky to meet a local named Marco whose passion and profession it is to make Umbria more known. He is involved in all kinds of amazing projects that are geared towards bringing more tourism to the region. Long story short, he suggested that we create a style shoot and try to publish the pictures hoping they would draw attention to Umbria as a wedding destination. Needless to say I was happy to oblige because I truly believe that Umbria makes one of the most stunning backdrops for a wedding and/or honeymoon. The shoot took place at Abbazia San Pietro in Valle. Once an Abbey built in the 8th century it is now a luxery hotel that also hosts weddings. A venue full of unbelievable history and beauty!
Photography: Squaresville Studios | Floral Design: Crocus Fiori | Stationary: Susan Asbill | Catering: Hora Media | Calligraphy: Lettering Art Studio | Location: Abbazia San Pietro In Valle | Planning: Marco Angeletti At Umbria Bee Coming | Stationary Styling: Bows And Arrows
If I were to sit and think of the most aesthetically romantic wedding ever it wouldn’t come close to these Tuscan nuptials. Maybe if there was a horse… but that’s it! Thanks to being completely in love and planners Getting Married In Italy, this couple had a truly swoon-worthy ceremony (there’s even more majesty the full gallery thanks to David Bastianoni‘s stunning photos). That’s amore!
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From Getting Married in Italy
….Danielle & Hayden were looking for a classy venue in the Tuscan countryside where to celebrate their union surrounded by their families. An outdoor setting was a must for this lovely British couple and luckily the chosen venue could offer an historical courtyard entrance which turned out perfect in their rainy day. The entrance of the bride was accompanied by her preferred classical piece of music: “Clair de Lune” by Debussy.
Ethereal was her walk to the aisle in a silk chiffon dress with the sparkling accents of the crystal brooches and accessories, thus creating a nostalgic, vintage yet modern feel. The color scheme chosen by the bride was silver and white. Her personal touches were supported by her fully devoted mother whose constant contact was a precious and invaluable help for the planning.
The bride personality was infused into several details from stationery to Italian favors for guests and elegant décor. The majestic castle room hosting the seated reception warmed up the atmosphere with its frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and hand carved fireplace. Tall decorations made with hydrangea, lysianthus and roses looked like clouds in a sunset sky.
Photography: David Bastianoni | Bridal Bouquet: Gettingmarriedinitaly | Bride's Gown: Jenny Packham | Bride's Jewellery: Jenny Packham | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Caterering, Wedding Cake: Castello Di Oliveto | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Castello Di Oliveto | Event & Wedding Planning: Gettingmarriedinitaly
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