Destination Wedding in Apulia, Italy

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Rosanna and Sabino wed in Polignano, Italy in a beautiful setting that friends and family were able to travel to and celebrate with them.  We chatted with the couple about their big day and what they experienced when saying I do!  “We chose to celebrate our wedding at Borgobianco because my husband and I decided get married in Polignano; the place was perfect for a two days party and to accommodate friends and family the day before the wedding. In addition, we loved the venue for the absolute simplicity, few details, and for the predominant color: white”

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The bride and groom handmade their stationery and paper goods for the big day!

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“With regard to the organization, there were no big problems. We can say that wedding requires meticulous care to detail and this requires attention, especially if some of the details are made by the bride and the groom, as favors, place cards, sweet’s table and the decorations. The greatest difficulty is the coordination of all parties.”

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We often ask couples about the most memorable moments from their day.  “All was emotional and intense for us, but, what I remember in particular was the moment we arrived at the patio where everyone was already seated for dinner, and, before we started dinner, me and my husband have improvised a dance between the tables with a funny song by Domenico Modugno.”

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And Domenico Modugno was infused elsewhere in the reception as well!  The famous Italian singer from the 60’s was also the inspiration for the table names – each a song of his.

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The white color palette was the woven into all the reception details with muted tones and touches of brown on the napkin treatments.

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Then during dancing a vintage DJ booth spun tunes for all to enjoy!

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“Wedding is a very amazing moment, but you have to live it thinking that it’s your important day, without thinking to satisfy other people. The planning must be funny and creative, without frills. And at the end, having on your side a good photographer who knows how to capture the most beautiful moments without being intrusive, but at the same time being familiar and friendly as has made our Erica.”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer:  Les Amis Photo

Wedding Vendors: Venue: Borgobianco, Bridal Dress: Alberta Ferretti, Groom Attire: Tonello, Suspenders: Hackett, Stationary: the bride and the groom, Flowers: Marcello of “Ditelo con un fiore” Castellana Grotte, BA, Italy

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Purple Prettiness at This Destination Wedding in Athens

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Lindsey and Jason said I do in Athens, Greece – a spot special to the both of them.  Their wedding planner, Vana Efkleidou from White Ribbon Boutique Events walked us through every magical (and pretty purple) detail of this formal destination wedding.  “Combining the couple’s desire for an intimate affair in a beautiful setting as well as a place which held a lot of memories and a special place in their hearts for both the bride who had studied in Athens and groom whose heritage was Greek, a destination wedding in Athens was the perfect choice.”  And so the couple selected Island Art & Taste to call home on their wedding day.

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From purple invitations to perfectly branded welcome boxes for guests, no detail was left undone!

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“The bride look stunning in her Manuel Mota gown while the groom wore a black and white tuxedo. The bride’s 4 bridesmaids matched the purple theme in long deep purple gowns.”

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“We started planning the wedding about a year in advance and got instantly excited about this lavish affair as the bride had a very beautiful vision for her wedding day. While planning this wedding, the couple kept their priorities relatively simple. They knew they wanted an intimate Jewish ceremony, a romantic reception by the sea, beautiful and lavish décor, great food and music and an all-night party under the stars.”

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“Along with the couple we designed wedding programs to explain the various rituals involved in a Jewish ceremony as many guests came from Greece and it was their first time witnessing such a ceremony. The couple offered guests custom-made Yamakas with their names and wedding date printed on them.” 

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“Their ceremony was held in a beautiful terrace overlooking the Aegean.” 

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“The ceremony was followed by the cocktail reception during sunset while the couple took photos with their wedding party. Later, the couple joined their guests for dinner and dancing until early dawn.”

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“The escort cards included gold and silver Hamsa bracelets with the Greek “Evil Eye“ implanted on them, custom ordered by the bride.”

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“For the décor, flowers as well as beautiful stationery we combined all different shades of purple along with various gold details. The decor setting was complemented by crystal chandeliers, hanging flower wreaths and opulent floral arrangements.” 

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And of course a dessert bar and wedding cake completed the night!  We love the “best day ever” cake topper!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: George Michalas

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Location: Island Art & Taste, Varkiza, Athens, Greece, Videography: George & Kat Michalas, Bridal Gown: Manuel Mota, Bridal Shoes: Chanel, Grooms Suit: Custom-Made, Bridesmaid Dresses: Tadashi Shoji, Stationery: Cheree Berry Paper, Wedding Coordinator, Décor & Floral Design: White Ribbon Boutique Events

 

 

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White Orchid Wedding Ideas in Germany

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We’re back with part two of the wedding inspiration shoot in Germany designed by Christiane Zweifler of Flora Nova and her team who wanted to inspire us with some European destination wedding ideas!  We asked Christiane to share with us some of the all white wedding details they created in this spectacular property.

“For the day in the famous “Estate Room” of the castle (accommodating up to 80 guests for a seated reception) we wanted to pair old and new, the historic with the modern. The castle has an overwhelmingly beautiful inventory of centuries-old props you can use for your event there. We simply paired their beautiful inventory with beautiful white orchids – modern and classic at the same time.”

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“Using the castle’s own dish and flatware, century old candelabras, hand painted china, gold rimmed crystal goblets, hand stitched table linens we simply used bunches of strikingly beautiful white phaleanopsis to decorate the table.  The white pops in front of the dark wooden furniture and back drop!” 

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“The matching bridal bouquet of just trailing white phaleanopsis is elegant and sophisticated.”

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Destination Wedding Photographer: Azzura Photography

Inspiration Shoot Vendors: Flowers and Styling: Flora Nova Design, Venue: Schloss Vollrads/Germany, Dresses: Hochzeitshaus Wiesbaden

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European Wedding Inspiration in Germany

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Today’s shoot comes to us all the way from Germany where Christiane Zweifler of Flora Nova and her team created inspiration for a stunning European destination wedding.  We asked Christiane to explain a bit about what they designed for this could-be big day.  “We picked this location based on beauty and popularity with brides/grooms in the area– Schloss Vollrads is located about 50km west of Frankfurt. Christiane, the stylist of this shoot, grew up near this castle and went to many wine tastings and summer festivals here. The sheer beauty of the rooms, garden, and props available to the couple celebrating here make this a perfect wedding and event space in the area.”

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How fabulous is this short wedding dress from Hochzeitshaus Wiesbaden?!  Love!  And the lush floral (and edible) garden-like table decor fit the style perfectly!

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“This day of our project we were able to shoot in the world-famous “Leather Wallpaper Room” in the main Manor. Using the castle’s own furniture, props, and table top items we just accompanied the beautiful existing décor with lush centerpieces and bouquets of old English garden roses, antique hydrangea, local greenery, and paired it with old-fashion fruit throughout. Just like out of an old Dutch painting!”

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“We matched the existing historic backdrop with old-fashion floral and fruit – a perfect match.”

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The grounds of this property are truly magical!  What a place for wedding pictures!

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Stay tuned for another look from this inspiration shoot on the blog tomorrow when will share an all white wedding look!

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Destination Wedding Photographer: Azzura Photography

Inspiration Shoot Vendors: Flowers and Styling: Flora Nova Design, Venue: Schloss Vollrads/Germany, Dresses: Hochzeitshaus Wiesbaden

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A Destination Elopement in Iceland!

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Today’s shoot is actually a day after elopement session for Julee and John who decided to tie the know with just the two of them in magical Iceland!  The pair enlisted destination wedding photographers, Nordica Photography to capture some personal moments the day after they said “I do.”

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The bride shared a bit about their decision to land in Iceland for the wedding.  “John and Julee fell in love with Iceland 2 years before they decided to get married there. The breathtaking landscapes, the quiet eeriness of the land, and the subdued mood it encompassed made them appreciate it’s unique beauty.” 

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“Being from New York City, an intimate and isolated marriage ceremony was what they were looking for and found that in Snaefellsnes Peninsula out in West Iceland.” 

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“On October 29th, 2013 they married via civic union and dedicated the following glorious (but cold) day galavanting around the peninsula taking amazing photos with Nordica. Such a great day to remember!”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Nordica Photography

Wedding Vendors: Bride’s Dress: Ian Stuart’s RhapsodiaBride’s Coat: ELLIATT Angel Fur Jacket, Flowers: Reykjavíkurblóm, Groom’s Suit: J. Crew Ludlow Suit, Venue: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland, Accommodations: Hotel Budir

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