A Winter Elopement in One of the Prettiest Spots on the Planet
January 27, 2017
You, my friends, are about to get bit by the travel bug and the gorgeous images of Lilly Red Photography are to blame. Together with design by Ema Giangreco Weddings and florals by Fioreria San Rocco Eventi, inspiration for a winter elopement in Venice was born. Pore through the vault for even more of this beautiful city that is about to shoot to the top of your must see list.
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From the Event Designer... Venice is a timeless city in Italy, surrounded by the intricate canals and small passages, where the way of life has managed to keep its charm throughout the ages. Being in the city during the winter allowed us to embrace the peacefulness around us. The understated beauty of Venice in winter was the spirit of our inspirational, captured by Lilly Red Creative.

Our bride started her journey in the award winning boutique hotel, Ca Maria Adele. The intimate Sala Noire room served as the backdrop with its rich textures and luxurious details. The light gently entered the room through the silk window coverings. Winter attire was accomplished with a soft laced, wool pullover coupled with a playful tulle gown, provided by. A handmade Venetian fur shawl, provided by Sartoria dei Dogi, added additional depth to the dress. Blue and burgundy provided deep, rich colors from which we could base our palette. The bouquet and floral crown, by Fioreria San Rocco Eventi, gave us the contrast and pop against the warmth of the attire. The groom was dressed in deep colors of blue and burgundy, the suit by Salvatore Ferragamo.

The couple’s first look took place on a small landing, only accessible by wooden bridge. They indulged in a warm hug, enjoying the joy of a sunny winter day. We took a stroll through the little streets around undiscovered corners and we found ourselves at a water taxi station (“ vaporetto”), where the sun shone and illuminated our beautiful bride while she was covering herself with her winter shawl. The table was set on an intimate little dock, overlooking the Grand Canal. A deep blue, velvet cloth complimented the ocean waters and our color selection. The blue was enriched by tone of the dark, red flowers and fruits. The patterns on the dishware and glasses provided a layer of detail and complexity to our setting. The blue velvet cake was the perfect way to end our session, surrounded by velvet tablecloth and roses, creating a frame for our sweet ending.