Mary Kate and Achille’s wedding has us wishing we had scored an invitation! The couple’s relationship started with prosecco, so it was only fitting that Elizabeth Bailey Wedding helped them plan an Italian-inspired day. The tented reception dripped in greenery, bringing the outdoors in, and Winsome Floral covered tables in artful floral arrangements mixed with organic fresh fruit. You can feel the joy and love of the day in the eye-catching imagery by Liz Andolina Photography. Visit the full gallery for a closer look.
Mary Kate and Achille’s wedding was a beautiful blend of their Italian and Irish heritage. Held at Cairnwood Estate outside of Philadelphia, the vibe was black tie, fun, and Italian-inspired. From Mary Kate’s stunning Monique Lhuillier gown to the hilarious toasts, this was a wedding their guests would never forget. Cairnwood Estate was transformed into an Italian villa. With hanging greenery, dogwood, and chandeliers, Winsome Floral evoked a Tuscan garden within the tent on the back terrace. Mary Kate and Achille met in NYC, at an Italian restaurant where Achille was working. Their relationship started over prosecco, so it was only fitting their wedding would transport their guests to Italy. Mary Kate wore a custom robe while getting ready at Cairnwood Estate, before heading to her first look in her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown with Achille on the property.
Sticking with a neutral color palette, Winsome Floral created beautiful bouquets of white and greenery that popped beautifully against the silk champagne bridesmaid dresses. Plume Calligraphy created timeless yet modern invitations with eye-catching calligraphy that was incorporated into the rest of the wedding day paper. The wedding took place at a church nearby, where in a nod to Mary Kate’s heritage, a bagpiper welcomed guests as they arrived and walked ahead of Mary Kate and her father down the aisle.
A vintage Cadillac (loaned from a family friend) gave the bride and groom the perfect Italian getaway moment on their way back to the venue. Achille’s family owns a local Italian restaurant, so guests were treated to freshly sliced prosciutto, prosecco, various cocktails at the outdoor bar, and a three-course Italian dinner complete with a pasta and meat course, and wine. As favors, guests received handmade olive oil gifts personalized with their names. The toasts by the bridal party had the guests in tears of laughter, and everyone danced the night away with the band in the ballroom.
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Photography: Liz Andolina Photography | Cinematography: Anna Lord Studio | Floral Design: Winsome Floral | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Stationery: Plume Calligraphy | Wedding Venue: Cairnwood Estate | Beauty: Willow House Beauty | Planning: Elizabeth Bailey Weddings | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Veil: Anne Barge