Happy Saturday folks! If you aren’t yet set on where to host your wedding day, or are considering a destination wedding, then I think this magical Italy villa wedding will sweep you off of your feet today. WWW readers Giulia and Samuele were hitched on the 10th August 2019 in a church ceremony followed by an enchanting reception outdoors at Badia di San Vittore.
Their day was so stunning, with earthy tones and natural elements all round. Think kraft paper, greenery, candles and wooden touches galore. The outdoor reception looked incredible, with long tables laden with foliage and candlelight, not to mention a twinkling festoon light canopy above. It really is a feast for the eyes.
Giulia and Samuele along with their wedding party looked really stylish, there was cool transport and exquisite stationery to name just a phew. Their day was planned to perfection by Loving Marche Wedding and captured superbly by Flavia Eleonora Tullio. Thanks so much for sharing with us these wonderful captures guys.
Santa Claus delivers the ring under the tree.
Exactly how it came true! I imagined his magic in every detail! I imagined the bouquet, the invitations, the entrance Church parade, the dances, my shoes, the colour of the wedding rings and the clothes of the bridesmaids. I love the colour of my husband’s eyes, which is the color he chose for the dress…I imagined my favourite colour, best friend, everything seemed to be united by a single thread that day by day, took on meaning and intertwined dreams and emotions. What I could never have imagined was everyone’s great participation and sharing!
The Planning Process
Started off in anticipation … ended late! Lots of ideas, fixed points, masterly creativity, practicality as a real man, making a wise grandmother seamstress, a wedding planner very good and always right and crazy friends in quantity!
The pleasure of doing and participating directly in the realization helped us to file some expenses and live the preparation more deeply. Although attention to detail has led us to make unexpected purchases (candy bars, lanterns, stamps, fans, etc.).
Your Outfits & Accessories
Lace unconsciously ties me to my mother and my grandmother, it ties me to an ideal of the past, to a love that is an inspiration! Maybe that’s why you choose white! Bullshit those of the pure white, the purity … I believe that the white has in itself all the colours, as we have inside a thousand hopes and emotions. White is a mirror, it reflects your image, and that day reflects your light.
Essentially green, romantically pink.
The eucalyptus, the olive tree, the eyes, the dress of Samuel, everything speaks to me of life, of freshness, purity, truth.
Then there is that tattoo, the pink one among so many, which tells me about a dedicated time, of care, of love and friendship, of mother and daughter …
The rose is in the hair, in the bouquet, the colour designed for my friends, a rose gold bracelet that binds us, pink shoes for me and my baby … The pink that unites more women, the pink from the romantic soul, antique pink … for ancient values.
A volleyball team is like a small bouquet. Inside there is a noisy dressing room, games won, defeats suffered, sincere hugs, shared cries and the essence of friendship. The clothes, sewn by my grandmother, united by the pink colour, differ in the model, they speak of them, of their nuances, of their characters.
Sensuality and naturalness, will it be that they are fish or will it be the worry of every woman? So, the hairstyle was the only thing that left me undecided until the end, and in fact it was improvised on the wedding day. The deep neckline on the back was a neckline in my personality. I wanted to be sensual, like every woman wants to be, but a sensuality that is never vulgar, so her hair had to be gathered. But I am a natural and spontaneous girl, who does not juggle in constructed situations, it is clear that a half-fold was needed, unkempt a bit like every day. They needed flowers, to recall the details and the colours chosen … We wanted exactly the hairstyle that the hairdresser was able to guess, better than a psychologist! Everything was easier for make-up: a long-time friend and a lot of faith in her, and even a little improvisation there. Now I am convinced: the most important choice to make are the people we surround ourselves with!
It was love at first sight. When last November we went to see the location of the event organized by Nadia our wedding planner Loving Marche Wedding, after having visited four others previously, we really fell in love. The redundant green has awakened our synapses! And one look was enough between us to share the choice! Our irrational part had already decided, when Nadia explained to us the possibility of plan B in case of rain, and we looked inside, the warm and firm stone seemed to us already auspicious to our marriage.
The Readings & Music
The song of songs (Cantico dei Cantici) and the Hymn to love. (Inno all’amore)
For the music we have chosen together with Eber & Dany, the musician, Come from Lebanon and Cohen’s alleluia.
With big green eyes, there’s no doubt pink! And what about one that when his son is born he plants an olive tree? I have two friends who are too green not to value them!
My witnesses are my roses, with them I grew, with their nuances, their thorns, their perfume, I would recognize it among a thousand. And every time they come to me I prepare myself to grow.
His witnesses have many things in common: they are sportsmen, like him, practical, like him, sincere, like him and crazy like him!
Flavia was helpful and professional, she gave that bucolic and spontaneous touch to our day, and she was able to advise us in the preparation. We had magic shoots from her that emanate the marriage essence.
Francesco and his group put us at ease, were available and had fun with us. The video they screened that evening excited everyone, summarizing the day in 5 minutes.
Our florist is a friend of the family, we just had a chat to define the style and the details. His hands did the rest in close collaboration with Nadia, that made our flower arrangement and with whom I share the attention and the care for details. She gave us many gold candleholders and styled the wonderful bride and groom table with round table covered by a handmade lace tablecloth, flowers and a sage green sofa to seat down!
Greenery: different kinds of Eucalyptus, olive tree, little pink roses, white roses, lisyantus, pink astilbe, green astrantia.
Plants for the church: olive trees, myrtle, vestringia, fejoia, gisofila.
The Details & Décor
A lot has been done for the graphic decoration homemade, with the help of my witness Arianna, an architect. Invitations, menus, mass/church booklet, fans, favours, graphics for the sugared almonds and candy bar … Even the table seating plan (an ancient door with old iron keys), placeholders, signs for “the night of desires” my husband and I made by hand with so much passion … Same passion that tied us to our wedding planner! She who shaped our ideas!
For every detail, Nadia welcomed us and accompanied us with skill and sensitivity. She made our wedding unique and special, warm and bright, really perfect, she knew how to go beyond my expectations!!! Art is a symbiosis between hands and mind, a balance between creativity and empathy … Nadia is an artist who, with taste and passion, knows how to listen and accept the desires of the couple, enters you and accompanies you towards the realization of a dream with extreme attention to detail. If “dreams with wishes of happiness” … Nadia is the fairy who will fulfil them.
Fuerteventura and Lanzarote with our little two year old! Two wild islands so authentic, myths all year round. Best wishes to us, never to calm the wind that pushes us toward each other, without ever losing balance and meekness.
The moment of “yes, I do”, the letters from the witnesses and my father in the church, the cutting of the cake, the dance with my husband and my daughter, the dance with the parents, the journey with the uncovered car and the lurid talk of husband and wife, the kilos of kisses, the jokes of friends, the smiles of the grandparents, the falling stars at the end of the evening.
The cake, decorated by our wedding planner, summarizes the essence of our marriage, simple and refined, sweet and irregular, natural. The wedding cake was made with iced cream base covered by white cream and decorated with few flowers; the wedding cake table was a wooden table with a round lace base and eucalyptus.
Advice For Other Couples
Enjoy the preparations and follow them in detail, that day, let yourself go to the thrill of emotions. Get help from a trusted wedding planner who cares only about the success of the event in accordance with your wishes and your budget.
So you arrive calm at the big day, you can be sure that everything will be fine, you will be sure to enjoy the day that flies away quickly and then … Get messed up!
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Flavia Eleonora Tullio
Badia di San Vittore
Oh so romantic.
Thanks ever so much to Giulia and Samuele for sharing their beautiful wedding story xo Lou