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Elevated Elegance At A Romantic Wedding in Provence

You’re in luck, this elegant and elevated Provence wedding is sure to put a smile on your face.  Claire Yossman Weddings planned a day done in pastel blue, green, and white to compliment the natural beauty of their surroundings, and L’Art qui Pousse filled the occasion with blooms worth dreaming about.  Every magical moment is artfully captured in time in imagery by Maya Marechal.  Enjoy endless inspiration inside the full gallery.

From Claire Yossman WeddingsNatalie and Jacob, a London couple, decided to gather all their relatives and say yes in the heart of Provence, at the Chateau De Sannes. The wedding day started with a Jewish religious ceremony at the bottom of the Chateau with a Houppa located in the middle of the Lebanese centennial cedars.

In order not to distort the natural aspect of the place, we opted for a floral Houppa in pastel blue, white and green tones, it was a beautiful rendering, the Houppa stood out while harmonizing with the space. The ceremony was filled with emotion, accompanied by traditional Jewish songs. The cocktail party took place at the pool, followed by dinner in front of the castle.

For the table we kept the same tones as the Houppa so as not to contrast with the magnificent stone bastide. During the dinner animated by the music group Mswing, the bride surprised her husband by singing a ballad, “Can’t help falling in love with you”, what a romantic and emotional moment. The night ended in the sheepfold to dance until the end of the night.

Photography: Maya Marechal Photography | Cinematography: Denee Motion Boutique Wedding Cinema | Design: Claire Yossman Weddings | Event Planning: Claire Yossman Weddings | Floral Design: L'Art qui Pousse | Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville | Invitations: Lettering by GRG | Ceremony Venue: Chateau de Sannes | Reception Venue: Chateau De Sannes | Catering: Roland Paix | DJ: Mswing Live | Beauty: weddings by alejandra | Beauty: Ylva Langenskiold | Rentals: Be Lounge | Rentals: Options

Shades Of Apricot For This Elegant And Authentic Provence Summer Night Celebration

It’s effortless elegance all the way at this sophisticated garden party in Provence.  For their destination “I Do” our couple turned to no other than Love & Provence to bring their vision to life.  The result is an artful mix of natural elements like terracotta and rattan with a warm and bright color palette that we can’t get enough of.  Airy and ethereal floral arrangements by Laetitia C. – fleurs d’atelier  bring the love story full circle, and it’s all elegantly captured in imagery by Hubner Dehe.  Take a trip to the South of France in the full gallery.

From Love & ProvenceJenn and Matt wanted their wedding to feel unique, intimate and authentic. But also very elegant. Even though they wanted to get a sense of the place (Provence), they didn’t want to fall into the South of France countryside clichés. We wanted guests to experience a typical family-style summer night dinner in Provence with all that implies: tasty nibbles by the swimming pool at sunset followed by a four-course dinner cooked with the vegetables from the garden and lots of wine! We set up long tables to make the dinner really convivial and fairy lights to make it magical. We used natural materials such as terracotta, linen and handmade paper for the stationery, and incorporated thematic elements including apricots on the tables, classic silverware and rattan charger plates to get this “Provence outdoor lunch” inspired vibe. We played with a warm and bright colour palette made of shades of orange, peach, apricot and cream. For the flowers? Airy and natural floral arrangements for an effortlessly sophisticated garden look.

From the bride and groom… Matt is from Connecticut, and Jenn is from California. We met in law school at Berkeley and moved to New York after graduating. We were married in Provence at Le Mas de la Rose, and had a fabulous time—everything was even more wonderful than we could have imagined. We are so thankful in particular to Aurélie (Love and Provence), Véronique (Le Mas de la Rose) Laetitia (Fleurs d’Atelier), Sébastien, and Thomas, and their teams for making our dreams come true! It was a long road to our wedding. We were engaged in December 2017, and thought we would be married on either the U. S. East or west coasts near our families. Then followed a string of bad luck in our wedding venue search—one venue lost an events license due to a change in local law, another was affected by the California fires, and so on. In the midst of our venue search, we went on a vacation to Provence, and absolutely loved Mas De La Rose, which we found to be a relaxed, elegant respite in the countryside. Mas De La Rose has beautiful grounds, gardens, tennis courts and a pool, and not to mention the Potager du Mas (the on-site restaurant) was incredible! They only served regional dishes using seasonal, local ingredients—all prepared to perfection. After our unsuccessful adventures with venues in the U. S., we decided that Provence might be the best place for our wedding, and contacted Véronique at Mas De La Rose. With Véronique, our wedding planning experience improved dramatically. She was so responsive and helpful—she simplified the process immensely.

We enthusiastically booked our first wedding date for a year later in Summer 2020. Then, the pandemic. During those difficult times, Véronique and her staff at Mas De La Rose were gracious and worked with us through multiple postponements due to travel restrictions and health concerns. Eventually, we chose August 27, 2022 as our wedding date! We are both corporate lawyers in New York, with busy schedules, so we wanted to find a great wedding planner. We were so fortunate to be introduced to Aurélie at Love & Provence—we could not be happier that we were able to work with her! Her responsiveness, organization and attention to detail are second to none (she would have been a formidable corporate lawyer)! Because of her, wedding planning was seamless. She worked closely with us to help us bring our vision for our wedding to life—she listened to what we wanted (even if we couldn’t quite articulate it ourselves), pulled everything together beautifully, and had thoughtful and creative recommendations each step of the way. She also has an extensive network of contacts with local vendors (and knew exactly who we would like working with and what we were looking for), and worked collaboratively with us and our vendors every step of the way. On the day of wedding, Aurélie was the consummate professional—calm and collected (and delightful to be around)—and made sure everything ran impeccably. We were free to focus on each other and enjoy the company of our closest friends and family. Our wedding was even better than we ever could have imagined.

Photography: Hubner Dehe | Event Planning & Design: Love & Provence | Floral Design: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Wedding Dress: Le Spose Di Gio | Stationery: Crème De Papier | Reception Venue: Mas De La Rose | Bride's shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Lighting: Be Lounge | DJ: Thomas Dusseune | Groom's Attire: Cesare Attolini | Beauty: Kassaundra Stephens | Rentals: Joli Bazaar | Trio: Botticellis

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Intimate Wedding Under the Tuscan Sun at Villa Montanare

Food, wine and family were at the core of today’s intimate wedding at Villa Montanare in Cortona (yup, the little town where Under The Tuscan Sun was filmed!) From the welcome pizza party to the romantic wedding day – every moment of their wedding weekend was planned to perfection by Lione Weddings and the bride herself in order to create a truly authentic experience. Guests dined among the cypress trees underneath three breathtaking arches by Flowers Living complete with chandeliers hanging from above. See all the steal-worthy details at the full gallery, captured by Stella Mia Photography!


Ardriana and Zach always loved traveling abroad, exploring new places and cuisines. During their first trip to Italy, they had dreamt and joked about getting married there one day. With their family roots originating there and their love for travel, it felt only fitting. As a a wedding planner and a bride, Ardriana knew she wanted their wedding to be an experience for their friends and families.

Like many couples in 2020, they decided to postpone their celebrations abroad. During the wait, Ardriana & Zach celebrated an intimate ceremony on New Years Day, 2021 in Rhode Island, surrounded by a select few family and friends.

Once June 2022 came, Ardriana & Zach, rented a villa to host their wedding party for their stay in Tuscany, while their additional guests stayed throughout beautiful hotels nearby – totaling 40 guests joining in their intimate celebration. There were several events leading up to the wedding day, including a spa day, pasta-making course and welcome pizza party with a vineyard tour to finish off the week. The welcome party featured live music, great pizza and dream-worthy gelato.

The wedding venue, Villa Montanare, was the easiest decision they made. With the venue just moments from the picture-perfect town of Cortona. Every decision from there was made with purpose. The bride, Ardriana chose to stay very true to herself on her wedding day, with her natural curls and family heirloom accessories.

For the groom, Zach, it was important he wore a comfortable yet tailored linen suit from a Rhode Island based company. He decided on cuff links from DelBrenna, a jewelry company within Cortona, along with a gifted signet ring, engraved from his mother.

The goal for their celebrations were focused on food, wine, and family. The decision to host their wedding abroad brought its challenges, but they are grateful for their vendors for sharing in their vision, their families for trusting in it and all of their friends for leaning into it.

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Ardriana and Zach always loved traveling abroad, exploring new places and cuisines. During their first trip to Italy, they had dreamt and joked about getting married there one day. With their family roots originating there and their love for travel, it felt only fitting. As a a wedding planner and a bride, Ardriana knew she wanted their wedding to be an experience for their friends and families. Like many couples in 2020, they decided to postpone their celebrations abroad. During the wait, Ardriana & Zach celebrated an intimate ceremony on New Years Day, 2021 in Rhode Island, surrounded by a select few family and friends. Once June 2022 came, Ardriana & Zach, rented a villa to host their wedding party for their stay in Tuscany, while their additional guests stayed throughout beautiful hotels nearby – totaling 40 guests joining in their intimate celebration. There were several events leading up to the wedding day, including a spa day, pasta-making course and welcome pizza party with a vineyard tour to finish off the week. The welcome party featured live music, great pizza and dream-worthy gelato. The wedding venue, Villa Montanare, was the easiest decision they made. With the venue just moments from the picture-perfect town of Cortona. Every decision from there was made with purpose. The bride, Ardriana chose to stay very true to herself on her wedding day, with her natural curls and family heirloom accessories. For the groom, Zach, it was important he wore a comfortable yet tailored linen suit from a Rhode Island based company. He decided on cuff links from DelBrenna, a jewelry company within Cortona, along with a gifted signet ring, engraved from his mother. The goal for their celebrations were focused on food, wine, and family. The decision to host their wedding abroad brought its challenges, but they are grateful for their vendors for sharing in their vision, their families for trusting in it and all of their friends for leaning into it.

Photography: Stella Mia Photography | Cinematography: Lumos Produzioni | Event Planning: Lione Weddings | Floral Design: Flowers Living | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Wedding Dress: Yris Bridal Design | Cake: Preludio Catering | Invitations: Babooche Calligraphy | Bride's Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Catering: Preludio Catering | Hair: Hair by Marisa Lee | Band: Wedding Music And Lights | Groom's Attire: Aldo’s House of Formals | Venue: Villa Montanare | Beauty: Ana Matanovic, Makeup Florence | Bride's Hair Piece: Nea Milano | Cocktail Bar: Brindapino | Groom's Details: Delbrenna | Italy Venue: Villa Montanare | Rental Car: Do It In Tuscany | Rentals: Preludio Noleggi | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Villa: Emma Villas

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This Bold Red French Château Wedding Will Capture Your Hearts With Feelings of Amour!

Mary & Virgile’s exquisite Château de Champlâtreux wedding has us feeling nothing but amour! The grande venue and its acres of lush greenland, located just an hour from Paris, created an enchanting backdrop, which was embellished by the aesthetic eye of Anne Laure Weddings. Uses of deep burgundy and jewel tone accents popped against muted blush and cream hues – a perfect balance of bold and beautiful, seen in everything from the stunning tablescape to Floraison Paris’ blooms. Every moment of their indoor reception looked like a scene straight out of a Regency-era romance. See why French château weddings never fail to capture our hearts in the full gallery, captured by Elias Kordelakos!

From the bride & Groom… Virgile and Mary met on the fencing team at the University of Notre Dame, where they were both students at the same time for only one year. Mary graduated but Virgile remained at school for the next two years. Upon Virgile’s graduation, the couple moved to NYC. However, Virgile did not receive his visa to remain in the states and thus had to move back to France (his home country). In the summer of 2018, he moved to Paris along with Mary. Although not knowing a single word of French, Mary left her life in the US behind and booked a one-way ticket to be with Virgile. Shortly after arriving in Paris, Mary and Virgile got engaged on a bateau mouche. The ring was Virgile’s late grandmother’s, a beautiful sapphire sourced directly from Ceylon. They decided to have a legal ceremony in May 2019 in Paris, at the 4th arrondissement town hall (where the couple lived at the time – in “le Marais” district of Paris). In France, the civil and religious ceremony are always separate. The couple decided to make the civil ceremony small and intimate, with only Virgile’s family (parents, brother and sister) and Mary’s parents in attendance. They decided that their friends and larger families would be invited to their religious celebration to be held sometime in the fall of 2020.

Mary and Virgile found Anne-Laure of Anne Laure Weddings to help them create their magical French fairytale wedding. Mary had always dreamed of getting married in a French chateau, which is why they travelled the country to find the perfect venue. The couple decided on Château de Champlâtreux both for its beauty and its proximity to Paris – only 45 minutes by car. Paris would be the host city for the 3-day celebration. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic the wedding that was originally scheduled for September 2020 was postponed to May 2021 and then shortly thereafter to December 2021. The couple had finalized every detail to have the Christmas fairytale wedding of their dreams, when less than 3 weeks before their wedding they had to postpone again due to the Omicron surge. Incredibly disappointed, the couple rescheduled and chose May 6, a date very close to their 3-year legal wedding anniversary (May 18th). Luckily, this 4th date ended up being the final! The details of the wedding changed drastically from September to December to May, as they were totally different seasons. However, the vendors and Anne-Laure did an amazing job making each design perfect, and ultimately May 6th ended up being the most perfect and magical day. The inspiration for the décor was largely driven from the venue itself – romantic, refined, and elegant. The church in town where the couple got married was filled with candles and flowers (done by the amazingly talented Floraison). The tablescape was straight out of a Bridgeton ball, with the candelabras, flowers, and place settings creating a beautiful and intimate environment. Mary and Virgile really loved the old car that they used to drive to and from the castle and church.

Making the 80 guests in attendance all feel included and incredibly special was the most important thing to Mary and Virgile, who were so appreciate of everyone who finally was able to attend their wedding after almost 4 years of planning it. This began by creating welcome bags filled with Mary and Virgile’s favorite things from Paris – like Puyricard chocolate, champagne, saucisson, etc. The welcome night celebration was held at one of Mary and Virgile’s favorite cocktail bars in Paris (the entire place was privatized for the whole evening). The wedding was truly a blend of French and American culture. As Mary’s family is American and does not speak French, the couple asked their close friend to translate Mary’s father and maid of honor’s (her sister) speeches. Virgile’s brother and father were able to do their speeches in both languages. We also made sure that translations were available throughout the wedding planning process – from the invitations to the wedding programs.

While the day itself was a complete dream (and one the couple will never forget!) their favorite moment of the weekend was the day after at the brunch. The couple had privatized a pétanque-bar (an official French pastime and game that is local to Virgile’s home in Provence). All the guests – both the French and American – were completely mixed, with some even making plans to meet up at later dates. The true blending of their families was what was most important to Virgile and Mary, and this would not have happened had the weekend not been as magical and perfectly planned as it was. Mary and Virgile are so appreciate of Anne-Laure and all their vendors who made this happen!

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Photography: Elias Kordelakos | Cinematography: Matthias Guerin | Coordination: Amoro Events | Event Design: Anne Laure Weddings | Event Planning: Anne Laure Weddings | Floral Design: Floraison | Reception Venue: Château de Champlâtreux | Catering: Grand chemin | Beauty: Sanni Sorma Makeup & Hair | Papery: Michaela McBride Calligraphy | Rentals: Joli Bazaar

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This Tuscany Destination Wedding Perfectly Mixes Modern Styling With Traditional Elements

Travel to Tuscany for a classic wedding that will have you dreaming of a destination celebration in Italy.  Wonderlust Events planned a day that combined modern details with traditional elements.  Soft, romantic flowers in rattan pottery, by Lettre à Elise Events, lined tables for a stylish touch, while the local favorite Millefoglie cake was served at dessert.  You’ll love every incredible image beautifully captured by Anna Gianfrate Photography, see them all inside the full gallery.

Kelly and Ben’s destination wedding took place in Cortona in Tuscany, Italy at Villa Montanare. A private Tuscan home on a hill, where our couple hosted 80 of their closest friends and family. The color scheme of this wedding was greens, whites, and soft yellows. The ceremony took place at the back of the villa overlooking the beautiful rolling countryside with amazing picturesque views of the Tuscan hills. The arch of the ceremony was mainly made out of olive branches, with touches of white.

It was important to Kelly and Ben that the Italian atmosphere was carried throughout the day, so following the ceremony an Italian string trio played nostalgic Italian music. The caterers served food stands of different Italian foods, presented in wicker baskets, and a traditional gelato cart served gelato during this time to keep guests cool in the 30-degree heat.

The guests dined along 2 long tables dressed with neutral linen tablecloths. Beautiful soft flowers were presented in terracotta pottery and each place setting had a rattan charger, with a linen napkin and minimalist nude and white-toned stationery. As the sky got darker the olive trees lit up with beautiful fairy lights to bring all the romance. Kelly & Ben had a cake moment where they made a traditional Italian Millefoglie cake in front of guests and this was followed by their first dance under a canopy of lights, where their DJ played the night away.

Photography: Anna Gianfrate Photography | Wedding planner: Wonderlust Events | Floral Design: Lettre à Elise Events | Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace | stationery: Vine in the Wild | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Preludio Catering | Hair: Romina Pashollari | Hair & Makeup: Yasmin Schwitzer | Venue: Villa Montanare | Entratainment: Alma Project | Gelato cart: Cassia Vetus | Italian Villa: Villa Montanare

This Pastel Pink French Riviera Wedding Is Overflowing With Glitz And Glam

The French Riviera is known for chic style and glamour, and Tessa and Jason’s wedding was the perfect celebration of love and the illusive location. Filled with luxurious details, like a champagne wall escort card display, Nomad Republic planned and designed a day that delights. Floral design by Wayne Riley Flowers filled every inch of the celebration with romance, and it was all beautifully captured in elegant imagery by Amelia Soegijono Photography. Be sure to fawn over every fabulous detail in the full gallery.

From Amelia Soegijono PhotographyTwo gentle souls from lands apart, united as one, with a shared journey to take on the world. An Australian doctor & cosmetic physician and Canadian helicopter engineer fall in love at first sight after meeting for the first time at a local wine bar in Perth. Accompanied by French champagne, and two utterly beautiful life stories, they gazed into one another’s futures only to discover that they may soon find themselves destined for a lifetime together as soulmates. Taking to the skies for a flight above the exquisite turquoise waters and sandy coastline of Western Australia, they later found themselves landing on the banks of the Swan River for a toast to their forever when she said ‘yes’! With a love of traveling and seeking adventures, having the French Riviera as the backdrop for their love story was an effortless choice. With Nomad Republic by their side, they were empowered to dream of a fairy tale wedding. Together with their team of trusted and talented vendors, Stephanie and Tom helped them bring their vision to life, providing a stress-free experience for this epic celebration of love for Tessa and Jason. Wishing to reflect her fashion-forward style, but yet embracing the classic and timeless look of a romantic bride, Tessa looked like a goddess in her OGLIA-LORO Couture wedding gown. She held an oversized cascading asymmetrical arrangement of white, ivory, and blush roses with different foliage as her bouquet. Little details such as petite helicopters as Jason’s cufflinks and cute recovery kits as guest favors gave subtle nods to their stories as a helicopter engineer and a doctor.

With her proud dad by her side, Tessa walked down the aisle with small delicate blush spray roses in cascading foliage garlands adorning the pews. It was a grand, yet sweet entrance that was heartfelt and moving. To add to the serenity and grandeur of Eglise du Sacre Coeur in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Wayne Riley Flowers added abundant roses sitting on each side of the balustrades to establish a soft and lush garden feel as a focal point of the church ceremony. An organist, a vocalist, and a violin player serenaded the guests during the most special parts of the ceremony. Tessa & Jason’s wedding on the French Riviera was an enchanting chic, elegant classic affair with abundant candlelight. To resonate with Villa Ephrussi De Rothschild’s fairy tale pastel tones, the couple chose a soft color palette of white, ivory, and blush, adorned with green and grey foliage with a touch of timeless gold. Guests were welcomed into the Florentine Gardens of the Villa to the sweet sounds of a harp and a violin. The live music continued during cocktail hour, evoking an ethereal and unforgettable ambiance. Wayne Riley Flowers mixed gold mercury timbales and crystal tea lights with soft and loose arrangements to create a decor that mirrors the fairy tale architecture of the venue. Tall gold candlesticks created variations in height upon the tables, amongst a dreamy medley of hydrangeas, peonies, roses, and foliage. The dinner reception area was lit with oversized glittering chandeliers that framed the central alley of the upper part of the Villa’s French Gardens. Another focal point was the champagne wall escort cards, assembled by DX Event Rentals and adorned by Wayne Riley Flowers  with sweet-smelling blooms. Felicitations Wedding & Event Stationary, the couple’s graphic designer, embellished round acrylic place cards that sat on the edge of gold-rimmed champagne flutes with a gold mirror finish. Helen Traiteur, their caterer, crafted an unforgettable culinary experience with a chocolate sphere as a finale that was utterly gorgeous to the eye, the palate, and the senses.

Their wedding cake, designed by Made In Cake, also incorporated a gold accent and touches of roses with delicate jasmine, ruscus, and olive leaves. With sparkling lights as a backdrop, Tessa and Jason cut the cake and welcomed their happily ever after. From the bar decorated with lush, bucolic florals and foliage arrangements to the fountain candle installation, no details were left out, every decor element created a gorgeous and magical atmosphere at dusk time. To document their beautiful story and epic wedding design, the couple had chosen Amelia Soegijono Photography, a luxury fine art and film wedding photographer. With a perfectly matched personality and heart to the couple, the documentation of the wedding was precious and beautiful. Together with Matteo Castelluccia Videomaker, their talented videographer, they gathered the precious memories of the day and created heirloom keepsakes for Tessa and Jason. Since the moment the two of them met, nothing was too hard or too far out of reach. With their generous, kind, and wanderlust hearts, it was effortless to have brought this dream to life and welcome their new chapter as husband and wife.

Photography: Amelia Soegijono Photography | Cinematography: Matteo Castelluccia Videomaker | Event Design: Nomad Republic | Event Planning: Nomad Republic | Floral Design: Wayne Riley Flowers | Wedding Dress: OGLIA-LORO Couture | Cake: Made In Cake | Invitations: Felicitations | Ceremony Venue: Eglise du Sacre Coeur | Reception Venue: Villa Ephrussi De Rothschild | Catering: Helen Traiteur | Calligraphy: Nice Plume | DJ: Ben Spencer | Transportation: Routes du Sud | Wedding Venue: Villa Ephrussi De Rothschild | Accommodations: Carambola Beach Resort and Spa | Beauty: One Day Hero | Getaway car: Top Car Monaco | Guest favours: fragonard | Musicians: D&X Events | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Paloma Beach | Rentals: Options | Sound & Lighting: D&X Events

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Ethereal and Modern Wedding Inspiration at Euridge Manor

This dreamy wedding inspiration at Euridge Manor is everything a bride could hope for.  Rebecca Marie Weddings designed the elegant editorial complete with private gardens, water features, and a floral-filled boat.  Lark Workshop planned the day to perfection, and floral design by Grace Smith Florals and Sweet Williams Flowers has us oohing and aahing over the mix of classic blooms with foraged foliage.  Photography and film were captured by Wonder & Magic creating artful imagery that perfectly captures the romance of the day, you can see it all in the full gallery.

From Wonder & MagicThis wedding inspiration is for modern couples who dream of an ethereal wedding. Set in one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the UK, Euridge Manor is a jewel nestled in the hills of the Cotswolds, with private gardens, Georgian-style architecture, water features, and a boathouse. The perfect location to make your wedding dreams come true! The bride Nicole is a registered nutritionist and the groom Jeremy is a strength and conditioning coach. They met via Instagram through a fitness competition and never looked back!

Created by Lark Workshop and designed by Rebecca Marie Weddings, this editorial is a mix of modern and clean lines, oriental touches, and stunning floral arrangements with pink and mustard roses and foraged foliage by Grace Smith Florals and Sweet Williams Flowers. The sustainable textile installations by Mia Sylvia add an ethereal and organic feel that flows into the wedding gowns and the cake by Marble Cake Company. Both wedding gowns by Julita London are timeless and super elegant.

The first dress Nicole wore, the Seraphin gown, has a poetic simplicity, delicately finished with pin hems and narrow french seams. It embodies femininity and fluid movement, draped by hand in harmony with the natural flow of the natural silken weave. The second dress, called Vega, is a shimmering two-tone gold and ecru sequin gown. Perfectly sculpting Nicole’s silhouette whilst sitting off the shoulder, draping gracefully into an elongated train.

Event Design: Rebecca Marie Weddings & Events | Event Planning: Lark Workshop | Floral Design: Grace Smith Florals | Floral Design: Sweet Williams Flowers | Stationary: Gray Starling Designs | Hair Stylist: Juta Zorubiene | Venue: Euridge Manor | Accessories: Botias Accessories | Cake Designer: Marble cake company | Dress Designer: Julita London | Fabric Installations: Mia Sylvia | Female Model: Nicole Lim | Make Up Artist: Amy Rose | Male Model: Jeremy Felix | Photography & Film: Wonder & Magic

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Luxurious White Wedding at Amanzoe Complete With Over 1,000 White Roses

When the rehearsal dinner looked as incredible as it did, it’s no surprise the wedding day was out-of-this-world! Complete with over 1,000 white roses from Studio 7, we can guarantee the ceremony and reception are unlike anything you’ve seen before. Curated and planned by The Event Company, the black and white color palette was complimented perfectly by the bride’s favorite hue – Tiffany blue! See all the spectacular details at the full gallery, captured by Lilli Kad Photography!

From Lilli Kad Photography… Tiffanie & Mark’s wedding weekend was nothing short on spectacular! They fell in love with Amanzoe at first sight and one can see how Amanoze has inspired some of the details and style of the event. The wedding day ended up being a very grand affair. Getting ready at the special Villa 20 at Amanzoe was truly the perfect backdrop for Tiffanie and Mark’s classic bridal party photos. They each had 8-9 groomsmen and bridesmaids so space really was an important factor.

Their equally classic black and white theme tied in with tiffanie’s favourite colour “Tiffany blue” effortlessly. The ceremony and reception set up featured 1000s of white roses. Tiffanie’s mum had lots of white roses at her wedding so she wanted to carry that tradition forward. From a “Tifftini” and a “Markhattan” cocktail, a signature scent of Tiffany and Co’s &Love collection created for Mark and for Tiffanie to Mark’s pocket Square being made out of Tiffanie’s gown, all the little details were thought through and had a special meaning to Tiffanie and Mark.

The veil even had hand stitched pearls in the design of the stars. Tiffanie: ” We started rehearsing for our first dance in October, before our wedding in May. We carved out time to practice in our wedding attire during cocktail hour, and that was a special moment together before dancing in front of everyone after the cutting of the cake.”

Music was the most important part for their wedding day and so it came to no surprise that the entire evening was laced with spectacular programs such as fire dancers on the beach, lots of talented singers and entertainers. Defingou events and Inspiration Live Music really pulled out all the stops and had the guests dancing throughout the night. The night finished with a spectacular showcase of fireworks and we can honestly say that we have never been more in awe of the immaculate planning and styling by The event co!

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Photographer: Lilli Kad Photography | Videographer: Marco Caputo Films | Event Design: The Event Company | Event Planning: The Event Company | wedding gown: Lihi Hod | Wedding Cake: Pavlov's Lab | Invitations: Atelier Invitations | Reception Venue: Amanpuri | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Ana B | Band: Inspiration Live Music | Wedding Venue: Amanpuri | AV: music essentials | Art de la Table: White Lilac | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Fireworks: Nanos Fireworks | Florrist: Studio 7 | Performers: Phantom Utopia Events | Rentals: Stylebox Rentals

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This Luxurious White Welcome Dinner In Greece Looks Like It’s Floating On Water!

This seaside celebration is sure to sweep you off your feet! Held on a plateau built on top of the water, The Event Company designed a rounded dinner table that was big enough to seat every guest at one table! The entire celebration looked as if it was floating on top of the water, and was artfully captured in imagery by Lilli Kad Photography.  White florals designed by Studio 7 are the perfect addition to the dreamlike day, prepare to fall in love inside the full gallery.

From Lilli Kad PhotographyTiffanie and Mark’s wedding weekend at Amanzoe in Porto Heli was nothing short of breathtaking. They fell in love with Amanzoe at first sight and one can see how Amanzoe has inspired the details and design of the events. With Amanzoe‘s main feature being the round plateau seemingly floating on blue waters above the clouds, the round table design at the welcome event really felt natural to Anna at The Event Company who styled and planned the wedding to perfection.

We haven’t seen a massive custom-made round table like this before! Tiffanie and Mark had been to many weddings before and always thought that they prefer a style of table where everyone can see each other. The veiled dancers, ethereal and dramatic music program, and the fire pit in the middle of the circle really added the right amount of drama to the night.

Tiffanie said that it really felt like it was a ceremony in its own way. For the table decorations, they referenced the gifts of the ocean. Lots of shells and coral tied in with the actual beach wedding the day after.

Photography: Lilli Kad Photography | videographer: Marco Caputo Films | Event Design: The Event Company | Event Planning: The Event Company | Floral Design: Studio 7 | Stationary: Atelier Invitations | Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Ana B | Band: Inspiration Live Music | Art de la Table: White Lilac | Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Brides Dress: Lihi Hod | Performers: Phantom Utopia Events | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Amanpuri

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An Elegant White Wedding Overlooking Florence’s City Centre

It doesn’t get more fabulous than this white-on-white Florence wedding. From personalized favors to a floral-adorned gelato truck, the team at The Tuscan Wedding carefully curated every detail.  Flowers Living filled the day with the most elegant blooms, and David Bastianoni elegantly captured every magical moment in his photography.  You’ll fall head over heels in love with all the lovely inside the full gallery.

From The Tuscan WeddingLilian & Thomas’ dream fairytale wedding at Belmond Villa San Michele was a picture-perfect day filled with white florals, luxurious cocktails, and romance. Planned and executed to perfection by The Tuscan Wedding, their wedding was unforgettable for them and their guests. This wedding planning team thought of everything from grand entrances to personalized favors. Lillian & Thomas wanted to celebrate their love in one of the most romantic countries, Italy. With its romantic architecture, cultural beauty, and rolling countryside, they decided Florence was the perfect place to say “I Do”. They chose Belmond Villa San Michele, a gorgeous 16th-century villa.

This exclusive venue allowed them to say their vows whilst overlooking Florence’s city center. Lillian wore a stunning white A-Line gown with embroidered applique flowers covering the bodice and skirt. It was the first glimpse into the luxury of the wedding. Thomas wore a classic black dinner suit, tailored to perfection. He was ready to greet his wife-to-be with personalized cufflinks and a perfectly tied bowtie. Their ceremony was touching and romantic, with friends and family there to celebrate their special day. The ceremony was held outside under an arch filled with exquisite white flowers. Flowers Living used an abundance of white roses, peonies, and ranunculus to create this show-stopping display. Furthermore, they lined the aisles with huge bouquets of white hydrangeas and roses.

The Tuscan Wedding is a truly extraordinary wedding planner, thinking of every possible detail to ensure you and your guests have the perfect day. From the moment the guests sat down to celebrate Lilian & Thomas’ wedding, organizers gave fans to every guest to keep them cool in the Italian sun. The flowers on the day perfectly complimented Lillian’s embroidered flowers on her dress. Finally, Lilian & Thomas gave each guest a personalized bottle of sparkling limoncello to take away for an extra touch of elegance. An opulent dinner & reception. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and gelato on the terrace while the bride and groom took their wedding photos. Gelato is a delicious way to start a reception as it offers a cool refreshment before the main meal, especially on a warm Italian summer’s day, all served from Miss 500′s Ice Cream Vintage Bike. Guests enjoyed an exquisite dinner following the cocktails. Starting with a ceviche paired with vanilla-scented cauliflower, apples, and roasted pistachios, followed by ravioli filled with Italian meats, black truffle, and Parmigiano Reggiano cream. The main course was either a decadent beef fillet with chianti jus and basil vegetables or a roasted salmon and asparagus – a perfect Italian menu to compliment their Italian dream wedding. Finally, they cut and served their wedding cake, designed by TUSCAN WEDDING CAKES, to finish the meal. Gold leaf covered each tier with hand-painted cherry branches and finished with sugar peonies. Fireworks surrounded Lillian & Thomas as they cut the cake, a real bang to start their party.

Photography: David Bastianoni | Cinematography: Matteo Castelluccia Videomaker | Event Planning: The Tuscan Wedding | Floral Design: Flowers Living | Cake: TUSCAN WEDDING CAKES | Invitations: la precisina | Ceremony Venue: Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond | Reception Venue: Belmond Villa San Michele | Lighting: Wedding Music And Lights | DJ: Matthew | Beauty: Cherie Spisso | Bridal shoes: Jimmy Choo | Fireworks: Pirotenica Soldi | Ice cream: Miss 500 | Photo Booth: Booth Revolution

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Sunkissed Mykonos Island Wedding That Celebrates All Things Wanderlust

Are you ready for the magic that is a Mykonos wedding? This island celebration is as stylish as it is fun, much like the iconic destination itself.  George Liopetas Fine Art Photographs beautifully captures the love of the day and floral design by Studio 7 is not to be missed.  We love the combination of pampas grass and lush white blooms! Leave it to NAIDO to bring a couple’s Big Day vision to life to a tee, you’ll swoon over every last detail in the full gallery.

From George Liopetas Fine Art PhotographsIf your wedding is all about enjoying every single minute with your closest and dearest, where bubbly bucket-fueled dancing at sun-dappled boltholes is a way of life, then Josh & Lizzie’s I do’s on the party island, will satisfy your dawn-till-dusker souls. The beautiful couple met 8 years ago in Newcastle when Lizzie was a freshman at university, and before they knew it they were as one. They moved to London and back to NC taking long and short breaks in between to travel the globe with family and friends. It was five years ago when they first set foot on Mykonos and kept coming back every summer, knowing the island of the winds just had to be their wedding destination.

“We love exploring cultures and foods, and Mykonos speaks to our soul- we feel at home here,” the bride confesses. Lizzie and Josh sided with NAIDO‘s Konstantinos Tsoukalas who curated their big day to absolute perfection: a sunkissed wedding with a dash of Mykonian glam. Hadn’t the term’ boho chic’ been so de trop, you’d definitely use it to summarize the entire languid summer scheme. Think flaxen grasses and Lunaria mixed with fresh orchids and ivory David Austins, and an arch divided in half, pampas on one side and greenery on the other.

The reception took place at Mykonos’ iconic Relais & Chateaux – Royal Myconian and was set in silver and gold, a touch of pewter, and mercury, topped with whites. The day began in delicious fashion details and Lizzie’s gifts to her bridesmaids; weaved baskets with pom-pons chockful of skin products and fashionable raffia pouches. After popping a bottle of bubbly and toasting by the pool, Lizzie slipped into her Berta Privee wedding gown and, escorted by her dad, headed down the aisle to marry her beloved. As for the party that followed Lizzie said, “Our priorities were definitely to enjoy every single minute with all of our friends & family that have traveled across the world to celebrate with us. We wanted everyone to have the best and biggest party possible! I wanted to make sure everyone would be dancing from the start, that the drinks would keep flowing and that our people would take in all Mykonos had to give.” Done and done, Lizzie!

Photography: George Liopetas Fine Art Photographs | Cinematography: Konstantinos Liopetas | Design: NAIDO | Event Planning: NAIDO | Floral Design: Studio 7 | Wedding Dress: Berta | Wedding Venue: Royal Myconian | Beauty: Make-up Mykonos | Preparations Venue: Mykonos | Rentals: Blue Furniture rental | Ring Boxes: Velweds | Signs, Stationary, Neon Lights: illuminography | Sound & Lights: Sound Mykonos | Weddings Heels: Sophia Webster

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Five Things to Consider When Planning a Destination Wedding with LBB Member Taryn Stark Wyant

If you’ve spent any amount of time on TikTok or youtube shorts (it’s me, hi, we’re there too) in the past 10 months you’ve seen destination weddings skyrocket and we are in LOVE with the intimate, cultural experience they create.

But once you open up the whole world to wedding destination potential, it’s easy to get over-analysis-paralysis. So we sat down with our editors and one of our LBB experts, Taryn Stark Wyant Wedding Planning & Design to break down the most important elements to consider when choosing a destination wedding location!

1. Consider Architecture

In addition to a destination’s natural terrain, the location’s architecture is what will *really* set the tone for your entire wedding vibe. Whether you’re surrounded by growing vines up a brick english countryside cottage, or standing on an iron balcony with an accenting saltillo tile roof, the location dominates the aesthetic of the photo. Once you determine what time of background you’re working with, the rest of the details have a specific scope to work through.

And take it from us, you can never go wrong with choosing a location with a balcony. It’s a win every time.

2. Consider Incorporating Unique Transportation

A shocking 2022 trend that has taken our aesthetic preferences by storm is the incorporation of boats in the wedding transportation space, and we can’t get enough of them. You could be in a Chris Craft boat on the east coast or (in this case) a sail-boat in the Mediterranean and we will swoon every time. If you’re picking a destination with water, make the most of it!

3. Consider How Your Attire Will Match the Environment

Knowing how much the destination’s terrain, architecture and weather play a role in the aesthetic of your wedding, aligning your attire accordingly helps you make intentional decisions that make your whole look cohesive from head to toe. We will always love a groom in linen on the beach, a bride with a light, flowing chiffon running through grassy hills or a vineyard and you better believe there’s no better place for a ballgown silhouette than a castle venue (that goes without saying, but we couldn’t leave it out.) And in reference to point #2, if you’re going to stand at the helm of a sailboat, might as well do it wearing a cape!

author’s note: Capes are applicable and relevant in almost all settings and they are one of the best wedding fashion trends to emerge in a long time so please, please keep them coming. We swoon. 

4. Consider Color Palette

In this elopement the groom is slaying his alignment in color pallet to the environment and his bride’s accessories. The color of his jacket is a dialed up saturation of the colors naturally occurring in the background, giving him a little pop to stand out while still coordinating in the setting. And speaking of the bridal look, her bouquet looks as though it’s taken an eye droplet of color influence from everything that surrounds her.

When you’re working with the best of the best vendors, they ensure your floral game lines up with not only what your’e envisioning, but also how your vision and expectations translate to what’s native to your environment. And speaking of vendors, that leads us to our next and arguably most important point.

5. Consider Your Key Vendor

Picking a destination wedding means venturing outside of your familiarity and comfort zone and while sometimes that can seem scary, it’s also half of the excitement! So the most important first step to take after selecting your location is to find the right planner to bridge the gap of local understanding, time zones and helps connect you to the rest of your vendor team. Taryn Stark Wyant Event Planning & Design was the mastermind brainpower behind this coastal Italian elopement, and you can see the quality of coordination from start to finish.

When we talked to their team, the main objective they take for each wedding is to “curate personal, intimate, luxurious celebrations for our clients’ wedding weeks, affording them the joy and excitement of the experience without the stress!” and that’s exactly why you bring in the pros. Their biggest priority is to develop an authentic and meaningful relationship with each of our clients” and since you’ll be spending so much time planning and coordinating with them, it’s an important pillar to build on! 

One of the most important parts of the wedding planning process is managing your decision fatigue to protect your mental space and make the whole process as enjoyable as possible, and the best way to do that is by putting the right framework around each decision. If you’re considering doing a destination wedding, use these five considerations to help narrow things down and then get fun and creative from there!

Cinematography: Anna Lord Studio | Design: Taryn Stark Wyant Event Planning and Design | Event Planning: Taryn Stark Wyant Event Planning and Design | Floral Design: Moss Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Emily Kaye Bridal | Ceremony Venue: Falisia, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa | Calligraphy: Pirouette Paper | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Lingerie: Flirt Boutique | Photogra: Sarah Heath Photography | Rentals: BBJ La Tavola | Travel Planning: Britta Heath Luxury Travel

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Endless Elegance At This Château Saint Georges In The French Riviera

Come to the Château Saint Georges in the French Riviera with us for the ultimate in luxury destination weddings.  Guests traveled from all over the world to celebrate, and experience the incredible incredible day planned by Angels Bespoke Event.  Beautiful blooms by Wayne Riley Flowers add to the elegance, and imagery from Thomas Audiffren makes us feel as if we are right there with the happy couple.  Visit the full gallery for a closer look.

From the couple… In October of 2016, Olya and Brandon both decided to make a life changing decision and move cross country, Olya from NY to LA and Brandon from LA to NY. As luck would have it, just after Olya said her goodbyes to family and the city she loved, they were randomly sat next to each other in Delta Comfort +. It took Brandon 5 hours and 21 minutes but he finally mustered up enough courage to strike up a conversation. The next day, Olya agreed to meet Brandon for a “happy hour” drink, which then turned into dinner and a fun game of billiards. Even though Brandon was on a 30 day cleanse and ordered flavored water and gluten/diary free appetizers, Olya only made fun of him a little bit and the two had a wonderful time getting to know each other. They’ve been together ever since.

In June of 2021, as the global pandemic eased restrictions, Olya and Brandon decided to go on a three-week African safari adventure where they hiked in the forest with mountain gorillas, watched lion cubs playing in the early sunrise, and saw cheetahs hunt for their next meal. At the end of the trip, Brandon got down on one knee and proposed to Olya on the Seychelles Islands, in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Olya thought they were just going out for one last dinner, but soon realized what was happening when she saw the romantic beach dinner set up and acoustic guitarist serenading them.

The newly engaged couple always dreamed of having a destination wedding where their family and friends from both sides could spend time getting know each other, and enjoy a beautiful location most had never been to. The Château Saint Geroges in the French Riviera was the perfect spot, providing luxury accommodations, and an elegant venue with historic charm and sweeping views of the mountains down to the Mediterranean. In total, 79 guests made the trip to the South of France from New York, Florida, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Italy, and Ukraine to be a part of Olya and Brandon’s special celebration.

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Photography: Thomas Audiffren | Cinematography: Arnaud Trapani | Event Planning: Life Events | Event Planning: Angels Bespoke Event | Florist: Wayne Riley Flowers | Ceremony Venue: Chateau Saint-Georges | Bride's shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bride's gown: Vera Wang | Catering and cake: Traiteur Ruth Williams | Champagne: Krug | Champagne: Veuve Clicquot | Furniture & Tableware Hire: Maison options | Ice Cream Cart: Neron Glacier | Lighting & Sound: Mix and Light | Musicians & DJ for whole event: The Chain Du | Musicians for the ceremony: Lady's Orchestra | Photobooth Selfie Mirror: Selfie Mirror

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A Destination Wedding In Greece That’s Overflowing With Elegance

Travel to Greece with us for a day carefully crafted by THE EVENT CO. that you won’t want to miss.  Floral design by Studio 7 is as romantic as it is inspirational, and every tender moment is artfully captured in imagery by George Liopetas Fine Art Photographs. Visit the full gallery to fall in love with every magical moment.

From George Liopetas Fine Art PhotographsHow about getting married in your mother country? How about getting married in Greece? This destination wedding will blow your eyes off. New York is such a city, but Greece and especially Achaia is an amazing place. Especially, if you combine some of the best pros in Greece. Anna Sourbati, owner and planner of THE EVENT CO., created some magic for A+K and their guests could not believe in their eyes. Be sure to check all the images and fell in love with A+K’s fairytale. This wedding is going to make you feel like Greece as Athena and Kostas, who are originally from Nafpaktos Greece, decided to tie the knot where their parents and grandparents did. Isn’t it so romantic? I think it is.

Being in the fashion industry and working for the most iconic fashion brands, our bride Athena was really such a beautiful bride! Where should we start from? From her amazing Vera Wang gown with this so chic external sleeve piece? From her Rene Caovilla tailor made heels? Ohhh yes, Rene especially made these heels for her and only for her!

From the bride, ‘We met for the first time briefly in New York City, back in the summer of 2013. We did not meet again until the summer of 2014, when we met in Nafpaktos. And that is where it all began! Nafpaktos is so special to the both of us’.

The beauty elements of the day were done by by Chrisanthos Smirneos, an amazing hair stylist, and Mary Rokkou, a well know make up artist. Both well known for their work in the fashion industry of Greece and not only, our magical bride left us speechless.

The wedding ceremony was held at ‘Saint Paraskevi’ church, in Nafpaktos downtown and the reception took place at the amazing Idilofon Venue. You should totally check the sunset behind the Rio-Antirio bridge… It was such a beauty.

 Last but not least, the fairytale would not be the same without the amazing team of Studio 7.  From the  amazing white peonies bouquet to he amazing white rose centerpieces to the this amazingly decorated table for two = THE BEST JULY WEDDING!

Photography: George Liopetas Fine Art Photographs | Cinematography: WEDCINEMATICS | Event Planning: The Event Company | Floral Design: Studio 7 | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Stationery: Papertree Studio | Reception Venue: Idilofon Venue | Catering: Dimitris Fakalos | Groom's Attire: Salvatore Ferragamo | Beauty: Chrisanthos Smirneos | Beauty: Mary Rokkou | Bridal Shoes: Rene Caovilla | Photobooth: Kibeli | Rentals: White Lilac | Rentals: Stylebox | Ring Boxes: Velweds

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Amore & The Amalfi Coast: Elegant Romance in Ravello

The beauty of Italy comes alive at this Amalfi Coast wedding. Filled with special accents like fresh lemons, hand-drawn illustrations, and lots of love, Blooming Eventi planned a day we can’t get enough of.  Endlessly romantic floral design by Malafronte Fiori is an absolute must-see, and it’s all artfully captured in time in the exquisite imagery by Lace & Luce.  Visit the full gallery to take a trip to Italy.

From the bride… One of the most special things about our wedding to my husband and myself was where we got married. Years before we got engaged, we traveled to Ravello and fell in love with its charm, beauty, its genuineness, and on that trip, we fell more deeply in love with one another– we even ended up naming our dog Ravella. So when my husband proposed in 2019, there was no question about where we wanted our wedding to be. When it came time to plan, what was most important to us was to be able to share our favorite place with our favorite people. We aspired to do so with a timeless, elegant design that let the beauty of our venue- a traditional Italian villa perched at the top of Ravello’s cliffs- shine through. It was only through the support of our incredible vendor team that we were able to achieve just that. To get our guests excited to join us in Ravello, we used a custom, hand-drawn illustration of our venue on all of our wedding materials. Our save the dates, change the dates, invitation suites, welcome bags, guest welcome letters, limoncello favor tags, drink koozies, wedding signage and more all adorned the illustration.

Fast forward to the days leading up to our wedding… There was no greater feeling than being in our favorite place, halfway across the world from “home”, in this small, coastal Italian town and bumping into a best friend from college or my godmother or my dad on a rustic Italian street. It was indescribable and brought us so much joy getting to share this place that means so much to us with the people that mean even more to us. We also wanted to honor and celebrate with this town we love so dearly on the day of our wedding. So after our ceremony, my husband and I took a walk through the town and visited many of our favorite places: we danced in the town square, stopped by the ceramic shops, and even took a shot of limoncello with a local store owner. Not only were we on cloud nine, just getting done with our I Do’s, but it felt like Ravello was just as elated as we were, cheering with us, clapping, dancing. And that was why we fell in love with Ravello so many years prior. It was such a beautiful place with kind people, and the perfect setting for us to spend this special time in our lives.

A few additional special details from our wedding:

  • As a wedding gift, I surprised my husband with a vintage Alfa Romeo for him and his groomsmen to drive around and take pictures in on the day of the wedding.
  • I did two ‘first looks’; one with my bridesmaids and one with my dad. I’ll never forget their sweet reactions to seeing me in my wedding dress. That was the moment that it really hit me that I was a bride.
  • Right before our ceremony, my husband and I did a ‘no look first look’ where we stood back-to-back, read letters to each other, and exchanged gifts. Because we’d waited so long for our wedding, we wanted the first time we saw each other to be when I walked down the aisle. Getting to hear David’s voice one last time as my fiancé, overlooking our favorite place, was the perfect way to close our chapter of being engaged. It was so special to get to speak with each other before the ceremony and it made seeing each other at the end of the aisle that much sweeter.
  • I designed most of the items for the wedding myself, including our save the dates, change the dates, invitation suite, welcome bag playing cards, koozies, limoncello tags, bar menus, wedding signage, dinner menus, reception shoes, and I print-pressed each welcome bag by hand.

    Photography: Lace & Luce | Cinematography: Mirco e Anisa | Event Planning: Blooming Eventi | Floral Design: Malafronte Fiori | Wedding Dress: Retrofete | Wedding Dress: Calla Blanche | Cake: Villa Eva | Invitations: Double Trip Press | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Revelry | Catering: Villa Eva | Calligraphy: ELM Calligraphy | Groom's Attire: SuitShop | Groomsmen's Attire: SuitShop | Wedding Venue: Villa Eva | Beauty: Beauty Livery | Weddings Rings: Brilliant Earth | Weddings Rings: Hitched

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Luxurious Lake Como Wedding With Lush White Blooms

On the fence about having a destination wedding? Let this luxurious Lake Como soiree help you make your mind up. Photographed by the ever-so-talented Duet Friday, every image looks like a piece of art.  The gorgeous day was expertly planned by Rachel Thering, and filled with lush white blooms by vertuani fiori.  Don’t miss a single moment inside the full gallery.

From Duet FridayDolce and Gabbana style for a wedding? Hot Italian summer. Full blossom of flowers and Italian style in fashion. Why not if you dream of the spices of Italy, the charm of lake Como with all its tones and shads, and that was the idea that Timothy and Rachel had in their heads and decided to put into life. For their wedding it was very important to have a whimsical garden look and feel. Villa Regina Teodolinda has a perfect view and position. Being close to the lake it boasts the best view and an ideal spot for a ceremony altogether with a wedding dinner to follow. The couple loved the fact that the villa was directly on the water and had such a cozy lived-through charm. Bright and with a grot of the centuries, that adds character and underlines the taste of any couple who put their feet in the location.

The lemons were a touch of Italy and the all-white flowers played into the traditional wedding touch. The arch created by vertuani fiori was symbolic in all senses – the entrance to a new life and the blessing. Flowers look like the foams on the waves of lake Como, which stopped their run just in front of the couple. The bride was so enthusiastic and overwhelmed by great ideas that she became a wedding planner herself for her magic wedding like the one from the Kingdom of far far away – styled and tailored with great taste and ideas. The atmosphere of the wedding can be easily felt through gorgeous photos by Duet Friday. These talented couple of photographers caught every single moment of the wedding day. Airy pics underline again and again the love and care that the bride wanted to show in all the elements of the complicated puzzle called wedding, when a little story turns into true emotions and real beauty. Like in a classical Hollywood fairy tale. No, even much better!

The bride walks down th aisle accompanied by her dad. Quick glance at her groom. Traditional “something blue” tunes in the bridesmaid’s dresses. “Something borrowed” – was Rachel mother’s blusher veil she wore to her wedding 45 years ago. Classy and timeless. Traditional Italian lace that has conquered epochs and brides. Rachel was not an exception. The couple wanted a very traditional wedding to be completely covered. Everything came from the bottom of their hearts. Simple and complicated. Overwhelmed with emotions and senses. The couple did not write their own vows as they kept it very religious. One of the best friends married them. Tears of joy and the kiss to sign the perfection in its simplicity. The most important element of the wedding was flowers and the floral team killed it. A wedding self-planned 100% proves that for anyone that can do a destination it’s absolutely worth it and totally takes the pressure off “one day” and turns it into a fun memorable weekend with your loved ones.

Photography: Duet Friday | Event Planning: Rachel Thering | Floral Design: vertuani fiori | Reception Venue: Villa Regina Teodolinda | Catering: Sunlake Catering | Beauty: Blbs management

Al Fresco Spring Wedding at Relais Villa Vittoria in Lake Como

They say good things come to those who wait, and for this darling couple – those words couldn’t be more true! After multiple years of postponements, Macy and Travis finally exchanged “I do’s” at the Lake Como wedding weekend of their dreams. Rebecca Rose Events left no detail unturned, while Figli Dei Fiori decorated their intimate celebration in timeless green and white blooms. The full gallery captured by Jillian Knight is all the destination wedding inspo you’ll need, just don’t forget to pin your fave moments! ;)

From Rebecca Rose Events… Macy and Travis originally planned their destination wedding in Italy for April 2020 and were forced to reschedule three times due to the pandemic, until the week finally arrived in May, 2022 when they could safely host their guests for two days of celebration at Relais Villa Vittoria on the beautiful shores of Lake Como. It was all worth the wait.

Guests arrived to a casual welcome reception at the villa and enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and conversation as the sun set behind the mountains. Each couple received a property welcome gift that included locally sourced bottled juices, hazelnuts, and Italian macarons, as well as a welcome packet of details and a custom watercolor illustration of the villa where they would enjoy two full days of luxury hospitality.

On the wedding day, we arranged a private wooden boat to take Macy and Travis out on the lake following their first look. The weather was so perfect it felt almost surreal to everyone, and there’s just nothing quite so exquisite as the vibrant blue of the water on a sunny day. Just before sunset, guests gathered for an intimate ceremony just in front of the pool on the villa’s lakefront terrace. With the decision to keep their guest list intimate, Macy and Travis opted against having a traditional wedding party of bridesmaids and groomsmen, so that their closest friends could enjoy the festivities simply as guests. The ceremony was heartfelt, emotional, and picture perfect.

After enjoying aperitivo on an upper terrace, everyone progressed down to the 40 foot estate dinner table set under the vine covered arbor for a leisurely formal plated dinner service and toasting.

The design for the wedding was inspired completely by the palette present in the surroundings. We incorporated the soft peach color of the villa’s exterior walls, the green from the lush gardens, and a hint of Lake Como’s blue. Nuage Designs created custom table linens for the occasion, which we paired with their white lace-trimmed napkins (a subtle nod to the lace on the train of Macy’s dress), and custom acrylic menus that featured watercolor artwork. Each chair was tied with a personalized place card. We created coloring books for the two children in attendance.

The evening ended after desserts and dancing into the wee hours.

Photography: Jillography Wedding Photography | Event Design: Rebecca Rose Events | Floral Design: Figli Dei Fiori | Catering: Relais Villa Vittoria | Hair and Makeup: Elena Panzeri | Officiant: Fabio Albonico | Venue: Relais Villa Vittoria | Linens: Nuage Designs | Musicians: Blunotte Eventi | Rentals: Latini | Stationery & Gifting: Rebecca Rose Events

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Provençal Elegance at Chateau de Tourreau

If you’re looking for destination wedding inspiration that blends Provençal charm with timeless elegance – look no further. Today’s Chateau de Tourreau affair planned by Wanderlust Wedding will have you falling in love with the South of France all over again. Sisters and B created classic all-white arrangements that paired perfectly with the venue’s grandeur. See all the pretty captured by Jeremy Ferrero at the full gallery!

How we met

University, King’s College London. We were staying in the same block of flats in Stepney Green. When my flatmate and I worked out there was a group of guys from our campus living a couple of floors above us, we invited them over for drinks and that was the first time we met. Charles had a girlfriend at the time, but we quickly became best friends and fast forward 5 years of dancing around each other, and at long last admitting we were both in love with each other, we finally went on our first date. Fast forward another 5 years and we moved in together, bought our first property together, moved to Dubai to pursue our careers together, and are now husband and wife.

The Proposal

Charles surprised me on ‘date night’. We regularly plan our date nights but this time, Charles wanted to plan everything without me knowing. He just told me to dress up as I usually would and he would sort everything else. We arrived at The One And Only hotel and walked out on the beach where a romantic private set up of roses and candles had been arranged. He ordered 2 glasses of champagne, got down on one knee and there was a box and a ring. I was so surprised, I forgot to say ‘yes’ with all the crying!

Wedding Planning Process

I always had a vision of what I wanted for my wedding day, but thanks to Wanderlust Wedding it truly became a reality. And where to begin with planning a wedding! We always wanted a destination wedding, one that was elegant and intimate and of course, over a few days to make a full weekend of the celebrations! We met Lisa, Franck and team via Chateau de Tourreau, the venue in Provence that we decided would be the perfect place to celebrate our marriage. 

From that point on, they led the way, interpreting all our wishes and desires to ensure our dream weekend came true, and we cannot thank them enough. From the welcome dinner, to D day to the pool party the day after, everything was executed perfectly. Everyone says that planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things, but in terms of planning, Wanderlust Wedding took the lead – which was definitely something we needed given the uncertainty of COVID and the difficulty in traveling to France to finalize details. The whole experience was magical, and I wish we could do it all again.

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Photography: Jeremy Ferrero | Cinematography: Vital Sidorenko | Event Planning: Wanderlust Wedding | Floral Design: Sisters & Blush Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville | Cake: Made In Cake | Invitations: Crème De Papier | Catering: Helen Traiteur | DJ: Thomas Dusseune | String Quartet: Lady's Orchestra | Wedding Venue: Chateau de Tourreau | Rentals: Options

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Dreamy Fine Art Wedding Outside of Paris

This beautiful renaissance-inspired wedding combines everything we love about Paris.  A beautiful mix of fashion, fine art, and fun Jennifer Fox Weddings designed a day worth dreaming about.  Pink and yellow pastel florals by BayaFlor & Design beautifully brought the couple’s love story to life, and imagery by Molly Carr Photography forever captured the magical moments in time.  Take a closer look at the full gallery for all the pretty little details.

From Jennifer Fox WeddingsParis has always been a pioneer in fashion and elegance, and when Laurel and Chris decided to celebrate their love at Chateau De Champlatreux, they made no exception to the rule. Fashion is for sure a time traveler. This is why the bride and groom wanted a Renaissance style with a 30s twist. The perfect equipoise between refinement and gaiety. While wandering around Paris under the artistic direction of the renowned photographer Molly Carr Photography, our beautiful bride and groom first lived their Midnight in Paris dream with her Modern Bride Paris makeup and a Vera Wang gown. Then, the couple headed to a castle way of life at Le Chateau De Champlatreux. Before the ceremony, Laurel indulged herself in a Renaissance boudoir session. Full of grace, she was a queen in her castle. Taking this delicate time to create souvenirs to cherish. Before she even knew it, with the help of her sister, it was time to step into her vintage Carolina Herrera gown. A final touch-up by Kassaundra Stephens, and she was ready to walk down the aisle.

That day, History was made. Yet, History is everywhere you look in the Château. Each room is decorated differently, and I knew I had to incorporate those living pieces of art in the wedding design. The guests had to be transported into another realm. As a very intimate wedding of 40 guests, the ceremony was a moving ode to love. Love in its purest and most sincere element. An atmosphere BayaFlor & Design perfectly transposed into flowers. With pink and yellow pastel hues, the keyword was delicacy. As if the flowers were captivating every soul around in a soothing aura. Cocktails started in the black and white checkered Hall with a champagne tower under the gypsy tones of Jazz Around Midnight. Let the fun begin!

As the guests were finding their table numbers with the exquisite, fine work of Shasta Bell Calligraphy, the couple escaped for an intimate couple session in the Château’s garden at the back of the property. With wildflowers roaming freely (one of the reasons why the couple picked this particular venue) the ambiance was straight out of a Jane Austen book. Chandeliers, pastel blue shades echoing the ceremony, it was time to join their guests for dinner in The Grand Salon. The setting was the ultimate chic thanks to the collaboration of Madame de la Maison and Maison options. The delectable menu has been crafted by the talented Grand Chemin from the savory flavors to the historical croque-en-bouche. Anthony V Paris launched the party with a very special father and bride dance as the slow dance turned to uptown funk. The rest is memory; always preserved by the wonderful videography from Morning Light Film Co.

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Photography: Molly Carr Photography | Cinematography: Morning Light Film Co | Floral Design: BayaFlor & Design | Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera | Catering: Grand Chemin | Wedding Venue: Chateau De Champlatreux | Calligraphy & Stationery (place cards & table numbers): Shasta Bell Calligraphy | DJ, Sound & Lighting: | Envelope Liner: Margaux Paperie | Hair & Makeup (Paris shoot): Jiyoung Yang | Hair & Makeup (Wedding): Kassaundra Stephens | Linens: Madame de la Maison | Live Musicians: Jazz Around Midnight | Paris Gown: Vera Wang | Rentals: Maison options | Wedding Planning, Design & Styling: Jennifer Fox Weddings

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Old World Elegance on the Amalfi Coast at Villa Astor

We’re closing out the last few moments of summer with an epic Amalfi Coast editorial planned by Krissy Campbell dripping in old world elegance. High fashion, a fine art aesthetic, jaw-dropping blooms by Lettre a Elise Events and Mediterranean sea views at every turn. If you’re looking for Italian destination wedding inspo, look no further. You’re going to want to spend a little extra time at the full gallery by bonphotage, and don’t forget to pin your faves ;)

The winding roads through the Amalfi cliffside towns led us to the Mediterranean escape of Villa Astor right off the Marina Grande in Sorrento, Italy. The blend of this incredible area (and the view!) with a nod to Neo-Roman architecture, Dominican Monastery remnants and lush gardens made it a perfect choice for a dream couple’s intimate Amalfi Coast celebration. I couldn’t wait to create around the natural elements and beauty of the space, while also speaking to current topics of connection, thoughtful luxury, intimate post-COVID destination weddings, fashion and travel at this stunning location.

I wanted to showcase the versatility and options that a coastal Italian venue like Villa Astor could provide to couples for an entire extended and intimate experience for themselves and their guests. We decided to showcase a few vignettes throughout the property that highlighted the beautiful Pompeiian villa and gardens that could be used all year round. We designed a ceremony, two tablescapes, and a dessert table by the talented Mon Annie Cakes. These paired with portraits highlighting luxuries of the area including a speedboat ride and Fiat 500 getaway. We also included dreamy paper goods by two talented stationery artists, Olumis Calligraphy and Studio Wren.

To bring the vignettes to life, we decided on a spring or summer wedding palette and, again, played to the property and its surroundings. I chose colors that weren’t overly bright, yet felt fresh with touches of the colors seen in the indoor living spaces as well, using soft pinks, yellows, and even subtle greens and blues. It was important for us to keep in line with the fine art aesthetic while adding both personal touches and pops of coastal color. I described the couple and their ideal celebration with descriptors such as “elegant, luxury, exclusive, romantic, intimate, refined, travel, sophisticated, coastal, cultured, delicate yet bold, hopeful and lush.”

We also wanted to create a story for this couple that could be reflected in the experience and details of their time at Villa Astor. This is the story of a couple with a love for travel and culture. They want to reflect their connection to the natural and European-style architecture while inspiring their guests to discover for themselves perspectives and stories beyond their own – to embrace the experience of the coastal slowed pace and seaside escape…to celebrate places and people that may surprise, challenge and inspire. Their celebration speaks of their desire to use their travels to connect themselves and others to the innate beauty found in places and people wherever they go.

All of this gave us a wonderful foundation to work with as we designed the experience.

We began to connect with professionals worldwide that could beautifully bring these elements and values to life. We worked with the incredibly talented French floral designer, Lettre a Elise Events, to create stunning floral vignettes that flowed naturally throughout each space – from a show-stopping ceremony installation flowing over the iconic archways, peering out to the sea to two tablescapes, both overlooking the cliffside water, each lush with pops of softly toned florals and taper candles. She also created the most romantic bouquet for the bride, just perfectly sized for her and her delicate, romantic gowns along with her soft bridal hair and makeup by Samantha Pretto. The touch of florals perfectly enhanced the already stunning natural landscape and architecture.

The color palette softly played off tones of early summer and the subtle tones both outside and inside the venue. We had so much fun weaving these together in each of the table details. The backdrop of the villa with the gardens, sea and mountains in view created the perfect spots for multiple outdoor dinner fetes surrounding the wedding day. One of the villa’s checkered balconies held a glass-top oval table highlighted with matted gold touches, stunning paper details and a center brimming with almost a dozen floral arrangements, softening the palette and keeping the space timeless yet bold and luxurious. The second tablescape was set with old-world chairs and paper details, velvet linens and lush floral, nestled against the seaside backdrop along the cliff’s edge. The invitations and day of paper goods by both stationery artists were a truly personal touch as each guest received a unique menu and personal place card, each assembled together with color, texture and design details custom to each attendee. Muted palette tones, combinations of hand calligraphy and typeface along with wax seals, floral art and personalized gifts gave a nod to the inspiration found in the locations and the thoughtful luxury of the entire experience. The texture in the china and flatware pairings (thanks to G&G Party Service) brought a true nod to the simple, yet elegant look of the venue’s iconic architecture and gardens.

The experience was both intimate yet elevated as we showcased the couple’s high taste for fashion and design in the haute couture gowns of Galia Lahav and romantic, yet bold colored gown by Il Giardino Fiorito delle Spose. The groom was not spared in his regal look as well in two different tux designs by Sergio Nesci Boutique. The couple was adorned with Italian jewelry and accessories by New Milano and a bridal ring by Taya.

Lastly, we also wanted to ensure that we captured the couple taking special moments for themselves throughout the experience. This is one of my top priorities as a planner and designer – to provide our couples with not only a stunning space, but the ability to cherish the beauty of the moments together both alone and with their guests. The bride and groom were captured throughout the property and luxurious villa in its natural element with the most perfect golden light and seaside landscape. They escaped in both a quaint Italian car as they were married off and enjoyed a luxury speedboat getaway from the Marina Grande as well.

As you can see through the beautifully captured photos from the Bonphotage team, each detail of the celebration and experience at Villa Astor was thoughtful from beginning to end. The aesthetic and beauty was only heightened by the intimate moments between them and the intentional touches added for themselves and their loved ones. We hope this project inspires a timeless, yet highly personal and thoughtful approach to luxury celebrations on the Italian Amalfi Coast and beyond!

Photography: bonphotage | Floral Design: Lettre à Elise Events | dress: Il Giardino Fiorito delle Spose | dress: Galia Lahav | Cake: MonAnnie Cakes | stationery: Olumis Calligraphy | stationery: Studio Wren & Co. | Ceremony Venue: Villa Astor | Rings: Taya Gioielli | hair: Samantha Pretto | tux: Sergio Nesci Boutique | Officiant: Stefania Celardo | Accessories: Nea Milano | Planning: Krissy Campbell | Rentals: Corso Gaetano | boat: VW Cabriolet | car: fiat500sorrentowedding