If I had to describe this wedding in one word, I’d call it enchanting. Completely and utterly enchanting. From the fact that these two got engaged while skydiving to the beautiful Bride’s Pnina Tornai dress (can you even?) to their Sicily fete filled with charm. I think you’ll find yourself lost in The Vault gallery captured by Rossini Photography just like I did.
From the Bride… Dustin and I are from complete opposite sides of the world! He hails from Sydney, Australia and I grew up in the United States. We met five years ago on the 4th of July in Southampton, New York, (a short drive from New York City, where we are both living). Fast forward three years and a skydiving engagement later, we decided Italy would be the perfect place between the US and Australia to have our wedding.
While on vacation in Italy, Dustin and I fell in love with Sicily and the small, scenic beach town of Taormina. Taormina has the most charming streets, delicious food, and a stunning backdrop of the still active volcano, Mt. Etna. After meeting Domenico and the staff at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, we knew this was our venue. There is an old world charm about the Hotel Timeo, which made for a very classic and traditional backdrop, which is what I always envisioned for my wedding day.
I chose a crisp white and blush tone color palate. The backdrop of Taormina and the Timeo gardens are so stunning that we didn’t need to add an intense color palate. All three bridesmaids wore different shades of blush colored gowns. The flowers were done all in white with green ivy and flowers ranging from roses, peonies, and hydrangeas.
My favorite part of the evening was watching the sunset over Mt. Etna with candles lit everywhere, and sharing a delicious five-course dinner with our closest friends and family.
Claudia and Luca of Rossini Photography were fantastic! They came to our venue site a day early to scout locations. They were very professional, kind, and easy to work with. And the pictures are stunning… I want to frame them all! I highly recommend this lovely couple. We had an amazing four-day weekend filled with love and laughter. It was the perfect way to the start the beginning of the rest our lives together!
Photography: Rossini Photography | Event Planning: Distinctive Italy Weddings | Floral Design: Floridea di Antonello Cacciola | Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai | Stationery: Dal Prato | Bride's Shoes: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Rings: Kwait | Hair and Makeup: Luxury Style | DJ: Fabien Koufach | Tuxedo: Jason Ascher | Celebrant: Mario Musumeci | Ceremony Music: Musica e Sposi | Wedding Venue: Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina | Groom's Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Jazz Trio during reception: Apa Giovanni | Jewerly: Kwait | Soprano: Ilenia Leonardi