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Romantic Venice Wedding at Ca’ Zanardi

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 | Dress: Allure Bridals (Style 8955) Via Unique Vintage In Burbank, CA | Flowers: Munaretto | Shoes: Valentino Via Nordstrom | Wedding Planner: My Italian Wedding | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Hairdresser: Marie Rose | Location: Ca' Zanardi

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Venice Proposal from Andrea Kuehnis

Venice, lovelies, is a magical city.  The kind of city that is brimming with good food, stunning architecture and fabulous culture every which way you turn.  It also happens to be a pretty amazing place to plan a surprise proposal.  The kind of proposal that takes place in a gondola with clear blue skies, the love of your life and the amazing Andrea Kuehnis in tow.  Click here for sooo much more.

From Andrea Kuehnis… You enter Venice and immediately, you get covered with the  blanket of Italian charm, food, Architecture, opera singers and history.

Shannon and Chris were attending a wedding of Chris’ high school friend in Italy, Lake Como, where I was also photographer. Chris contacted me before the event, and told me that he will go on a cruise with his girlfriend after the wedding. Before they went to the cruise ship, they would spend two days in Venice where he will propose to her. Wouldn’t it be great, to have this surprise on photo? Of course, a wedding proposal in one of the most romantic cities in the world, in a gondola? What a wonderful, wonderful surprise for her… and for me, a unique shooting.

We met in the morning and spent the whole day together in Venice for their “photo shoot” (so Shannon was told). Eating ice cream and the Promenade, walking over the tiny bridges and passing stores. Venice is wonderful for photography! You don’t want to stop exploring each and every little corner of it. Shannon got her proposal in a gondola – and she said yes! Going home to their hotel they celebrated with a glass of champagne to their new future together.

Venice, you might go there only once – but it will charm you forever!

From the Groom… When Shannon bought her childhood home from her parents, she discovered my title company and it’s real estate services came in handy. After my boss and her mother conspired, I asked Shannon out and we went to a Cleveland Indians baseball game, a golf tournament and several dinners later we began to date and knew that our sorted pasts had brought us together for some unknown reason.

Shannon loves cruises! She had been on 18 0r 19 cruises prior to us getting together. We took that particular cruise because it was a great way to see bits of Europe and the Mediterranean, without having to know the roads and travel in a bit of luxury. Shannon keeps me organized and on point.  I keep her relaxed and care free.

Photography: Andrea Kuehnis

A Bride on the Streets of Venice from Katy Lunsford Photography

Roaming the streets of Venice in a gorgeous Claire Pettibone dress, bedazzled with gems and furs most definitely falls into our category of ‘enchanting’. And with Katy Lunsford behind the lens, we can gaze at one of the most enchanting shoots we’ve seen lately, right here in the gallery, for as long as we please.


From Katy… Quite simply a beautiful bride in a beautiful dress on the streets of Venice… the aim of the shoot was to create some beautiful fine art bridal portraits in Venice, using the tones and textures found there as inspiration, with a bohemian twist. A Claire Pettibone dress was a must, and Constance, with her rich dark cream lace and unstructured silhouette was the perfect choice (and easy to transport in my hand-luggage!). To create a few different looks I chose two headpieces; the first an intricate beaded piece with a full-length, lace scalloped-edge veil attached, which provided both drama and elegance. The second, a delicate circlet made of tiny hand-crafted clay flowers, beads and jewels, with a pretty train of ribbons and organza in blush and peachy tones, which created a more boho feel. We added long cream gloves and a fur wrap for more theatrical glamour. Our model was perfect, her gorgeous red hair and tan brogues working perfectly with the dark cream lace of the dress and the pale terracotta and aqua tones of the city. We spent a lovely morning wandering the back streets, alleyways, canals and bridges of a rather flooded Venice, creating dreamy and romantic imagery to inspire, delight and enchant. For who could fail to be delighted by a beautiful bride in such an enchanting city?

Photography: Katy Lunsford | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone | Wedding Dress: Style - Constance | Bridal Boutique: The White Closet | Floral Circlet: Lila Lila | Headpiece + Veil: HF Couture