Wedding Planner: Impression Villas & Weddings | Videography: Marco Caputo Films | Photography: Nastia Vesna | Flowers and Decoration: Corflor | Bride's Earrings: Christie Nicolaides | Groom's Attire: De Fursac | Bride's dress: Izik Amir | Groom's Shoes: Tom Ford | Band: Neapolitan Quintet | Officiant: Tuscan Pledges | Catering: Il Fagiano | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Masseria Pettolecchia La Residenza
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From the Bride and Groom... We were so in love with Italy and all we could ever imagine from the day we got engaged in Capri was getting married somewhere in this beautiful country! The day itself was always going to be a culmination of summer, bougainvillaea and nothing but complete utter love. We envisioned a modern wedding, not compromising on traditional aspects we knew it would mean the world to us and our families.
The wedding week leading up to the day itself was everything we could have ever hoped for. Bringing together 114 friends and family in Puglia across several events will forever be a highlight of our lives. We began the search for a wedding location early on in our engagement. We knew we wanted something spectacular yet intimate. Stumbling on Masseria Pettolecchia La Residenza was game-changing. It offered an intimacy on the expansive private grounds which was just perfect for our special day. The dazzling villa, which we enjoyed with our bridal party for a week before the wedding, is surrounded by hundreds’ year old olive groves and acres of golden land. The property fits perfectly with our style and vision. It truly was an exceptional find and set the scene for the rest of the planning! We decided on an early evening, black tie wedding. Our vision - modern elegance. We incorporated white and green florals and high low glass vases of floating candles. Finishing with accents of gold, white and touches of black. The vision was sophisticated – but the celebration was light-hearted, relaxed and incredibly fun! The wedding itself started with an upbeat Italian band signing all the favourites and moved on to a DJ taking everyone to the dancefloor until the early hours. Flowers: Speaking of the flowers, those were crisp and elegant. Orchids, white roses, green and white hydrangeas & tulips
Dress: The gown was entirely handcrafted by Israeli designer Izik Amir. It took two trips to Tel Aviv, one to select the dress and the second for final alteration and bringing it home to London. The way it sparkled, the sheer lace covered in thousands of beads, the way it moved, the way it fit - it is undoubtedly the best dress of my life!
Cake: we went with a traditional Italian layered cake. Which almost toppled over when we went to cut it! The cake was complemented with a generous dessert table with an array of delicious sweets and fruit for our guests. Greatest memories:
Bride: my favourite moment would have to be the magic of the vows, the moment I placed Tom’s gold band on his finger while I held his hand. As well as hearing all the wonderfully funny and heartfelt speeches on the night! Groom: Seeing my beautiful wife for the first time on the wedding day! Recommendation:
Everyone will tell you to take a moment and take it all in. Yes, you definitely should! But luckily it really was all unforgettable! But on a practical note, ask your bridesmaids to help manage the veil. Something many brides forget on the day!