Timeless Italian Inspired Wedding
October 30, 2014
Classic WeddingsAcademic Venue SettingsReligious Institution
You know those weddings that are so romantic, so personal, and so memorable that you'll recall them for years to come? Well, this Italian inspired nuptial, shot by Jasmine Star, is definitely one of those. Every elegant detail from the historic barn wood tables to the custom pergola draped with lush greens by  Jodi Leigh Designs brought a touch of Tuscany to Canada that you just have to see to believe.
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From The Bride...I am a wedding photographer based out of Guelph ON and got married this past summer on July 19, 2014.

Our vision was to have a timeless wedding. No matter how many years later we looked back on it, we wanted it to still feel classic. I’m Italian and come from a strong Italian family and my husband is Canadian, however he has embraced our family traditions like they’re his own. We originally wanted to get married in Tuscany but we knew most of our family and friends would not be able to join. So we opted to have a “Tuscan elegance” wedding by bringing Tuscany to us. We wanted our family and friends to feel like they were joining us at a family dinner.

We asked our decorator and florist to incorporate as much greenery as they could. We thought plush greens and succulents, plants in their most natural state, felt like the open fields and lands of Italy. Our head table played a very special part in our day. We had the table custom made out of my husbands, late grandfather’s old barn wood. And since we wanted the wedding to feel like a “Sunday Dinner” we chose family style seating so the bridal party and my husband and I could enjoy each other’s company over the delicious meal. To complete the Tuscan feel, a custom pergola was built over the head table with greens, flowers, and chandeliers hanging from it as if we were sitting out on a Tuscan terrace.

I prepared for the day at a bed and breakfast in Guelph and my husband got ready at our home. We married in our beautiful church, Church of Our Lady and had our reception at Creelman Hall, on the University of Guelph grounds.