Images: Alessandro Mari Photography

Friday. We made it. It was a week. I spent Monday-LATE Wednesday in Denver for work, and then Andy day tripped to NYC Thursday for a meeting. I cannot believe how fast August is flying by (this was supposed to be our easy / not a lot of weekend plans month) and Evie goes back to school SOON (how do I have a Pre-K 4?! *sobs*) and Conrad starts at Day Care (*sobs again*) and things are only getting started.

September means big travel for Andy, Fall wedding season, 2020 booking season, and some more personal travel for us (I am hoping my work travel stays light …. pretty please … well minus that conference in San Fran I am hoping to go to in Nov ;). But, while I try not to get too overwhelmed thinking about the rest of this year (and how freakin’ fast it’s going to fly) let’s jet off to Italy for some seriously gorgeous (and FUN!) wedding inspiration. Here we go!

From the photographer:

Nothing gets us more excited than a stunning, rustic wedding with a touch of dandy style – filled with ideas that will help you plan your wedding!

This elopement was really natural and soft! The venue, Valle’Antica, was so pretty, and with a little touch from the flower designer, Romina Virgili of Sartoria Floreale, made this place absolutely beautiful. Inspired by golden lights and the purity of nature, we took portraits of our beautiful bride and groom.

Our bride wore a short wedding gown, perfect for a whimsical but elegant wedding. The groom was a perfect dandy, a typical English gentleman, so smart and stylish. This could be a good suit idea for every groom. As the bride is so anxious to choose their wedding dress, the groom wants to also catch the attention of all the guests. A simple suit with a blue jacket, perfectly combined with the trousers, was in perfect line with this wedding inspiration!

But more than this, what made this elopement so original was the relaxing outdoors. We held it in the field full of olive trees. So perfect in all the ways: the light, the colors…made everything amazing. The lovely flowers of Chamomilla and craspedia gave a touch of natural vintage. There were settled boxes full of flowers decorated with little birds of paradise.

What made everything so perfect was the intimate reception dinner. On the terrace of the venue, the sunset blushed the sky with beautiful color immersed in the valley of Umbria, the bride and groom enjoyed a lovely reception. The centerpieces were decorated by chamomilla and craspedia, colorful glasses, and candles. It looks so botanical, combined with the vibrant colors of the flowers. And last but not least, we enjoyed the awesome semi-naked cake of Edoardo Pasticceria.


Photographer: Alessandro Mari Photography | Venue: Vall’Antica Resort | Floral Designer: Sartoria Floreale | Dress Designer: Sartoria Contemporanea | Dress Store: Fausto Moda | Jewelry: Euforia Bijoux | Stationary: Giulia Barabani Design | Cake: Edoardo Pasticceria | Hair & Make Up: Isola di Beatrice



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