One thing is for sure—Italy was made for lovers. It’s a place where streets are made of pale aqua canals, the vehicles are Venetian gondolas and romance-filled air surrounds every pretty corner. So it’s only fitting for the scene of gorgeous wedding details galore from Weddings In Italy and Jo Lewis. Get lost in all the dreaminess this gallery has to offer!
From Weddings In Italy… It was a dark and stormy February night in northern Italy when I received an email from Jo Lewis of Light and Lace Photography to tell me that within a couple of months she would be in Venice on vacation and that she would love to organize a styled shoot during this time and would I be interested in collaborating. I immediately replied with enthusiasm; this was a chance not to be missed, even more so considering that Jo is an extremely talented and passionate photographer who I have followed for some time and that I’ve been dreaming of such a shoot for ages but never found the right moment for it. I jumped on the idea with gusto and quickly gave bones to the project.
Although Venice is packed with a myriad of fantastic venues, I instantly knew that the Ca’ Sagredo, an 18th century palace and 5 star luxury hotel, was the ultimate place for the shoot, both for its majestic interiors and for the ideal location, on the Canal Grande very close to the Rialto bridge. The colour palette was quickly decided; the grand frescoes by Tiepolo that enrich the hotel, not to mention its opulent furniture, could only be gently accompanied, so we chose ivory, blush, accents of deep green and a hint of gold.
We were blessed with two fabulous gowns from the Zahavit Tshuba’s new collection and perfectly matching René Caovilla’s sandals, which our lovely Venetian student and model Flora Dalle Vacche wore with grace and attitude. She and her actual fiancé Carlo Pitter were the best possible candidates for our shoot, for they instilled their mutual love to it. Everything else, from the hand painted stationery to the glamorous and delicate dessert table to the elegant floral decorations and the glass artworks, topped off by a romantic gondola ride from the hotels very own gondola station were the perfect touches that helped make this timeless Venetian dream of Jo and I come to life.
Photography: Jo Lewis | Videography: Jo Lewis | Design: Irene Recupero | Event Planning: Weddings In Italy | Wedding Planner: Irene Recupero | Floral Design: Fantin Fiori | Wedding Gown: Zahavit Tshuba | Stationery: Gaia Milani | Calligraphy: Ketty Agnesani | Bijoux: A Little Bling Atelier | Bridal Shoes: René Caovilla | Glass Artswork: Zora Da Venezia | Hairs & Make Up: Michele Doardo | Hotel: Ca' Sagredo | Model: Flora Dalle Vacche | Wedding Cake, Cupcakes And Macarons: Camilla Rossi
Even though I’ve never been, I’m fully convinced that Italy is one of the most romantic places on the planet. It’s a fact that is all too evident when you lay your eyes on pretty little days like this one captured by Cinzia Bruschini, a stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of affair filled with bright red roses and breathtaking scenery at every turn. In other words, it’s everything. See so much more right here.
From the Bride… James and I were married in Italy on August the 2nd 2013 in a Venetian Palace followed by wedding reception at the Bauers Il Palazzo.
We had been planning for months and although I’d never been to Venice, I trusted James’ intuition to marry there as we both have family ties to Italy. I knew we had made the right decision as soon as we stepped out of the train station, the city is so overwhelmingly beautiful I broke into tears of joy and happiness.
Our nearest and dearest family and friends joined us for our union in which can only be describe as a once in a lifetime moment in this magical city complete with the true professionals that helped us and made everything possible. Cinzia and Alessio did such an amazing job of capturing all of the beauty and emotion of our special day and we will cherish our photos for a lifetime to come.
Photographer: Cinzia Bruschini | Coordinator: Italy2Wed | Wedding Dress: Lover The Label | Ceremony Location: Scuola Grande Dei Carmini | Reception Location: The Bauers Il Palazzo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lover The Label | Bride’s Shoes: Charlotte Olympia | Groomsmen’s Suits: Hugo Boss | Groom’s Suit And Shoes: Hugo Boss | Second Photographer: Alessio Quartaroli
Looking for a reason to jet off to the wonderful little paradise known as Venice? Well, here you go my friends: a drop-dead gorgeous + seriously elegant Italian wedding that is all about the pretty and all about the romance. Think a blush-hued masterpiece planned by My Italian Wedding with ruffles and gold as far as the eye can see. Check out every beautiful moment captured by Aljosa Videtic in the full gallery.
From the Bride… I had no idea Scott was going to propose when he did. I was supposed to be going out for girls’ night, or so I thought, but Scott had my friend in on his plan. I was completely surprised and couldnt have been happier. We talked about different options for the wedding and as soon as we talked about a Venice wedding, we both got super excited. This is because travelling has always been a big part of our relationship. Our first trip together was to Paris a couple months after we started dating so a wedding in Venice felt perfect. We were very lucky to have 24 of our family and friends fly from Los Angeles to Venice for the wedding festivities. The wedding was absolutely perfect and we wouldn’t have changed anything.
The color theme was all around gold, white, blush and pink tones… this was reflected in my dress choice, too.
Of all the dresses I tried on this dress was the most unique and when I tried it on I fell in love with it. It even fit me perfect. I only had to have it shortened a couple inches. I loved the color of the dress, the detail in the top portion and the design of the skirt. The most special part of the dress is the color. At first glance it looks champagne, but it pulls color from lighting around it. Sometimes it looks blush even.
From My Italian Wedding… Danielle and Scott contacted us last year because they wanted to get married in Venice. They are travellers from LA and they visited this city a few years ago. They completely felt in love with its beauty and so they decided to have an intimate destination wedding here. They wanted something “really Venetian” but at the same time not commercial (they did not wanted a hotel or a structured accomodation) which give them and their guests a true experience. So we found this decadent villa in Canareggio, one of the quietest and traditional districts in Venice, which was full of character and dusted furniture and mirrors… literally there was a room full of sofas and chairs that we took out from the dark and arranged in the main hall and in the terrace. The gold wallpapered room was completely empty, so was the terrace where the symbolic ceremony took place. We used a lot of pom poms in different size and shapes (ordered on UK and all hand carried around Venice in our little luggages!), cushions to decorate the old sofas and vintage table cloths for the reception tables. And lots of white, pink and blush flowers which gave a romantic touch to the decadent look of the villa.
Photographer: Aljosa Videtic Photography | Wedding Planner: My Italian Wedding | Flowers: Munaretto | Dress: Allure Bridals (Style 8955) Via Unique Vintage In Burbank, CA | Shoes: Valentino Via Nordstrom | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Hairdresser: Marie Rose | Location: Ca' Zanardi