Destination Wedding Shoot in Spain

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Today’s post is a wedding inspiration shoot all the way from Spain!  A talented team of European event professionals partnered together to show you what an elopement could really be like in Granada.  The beautiful rustic details, magical setting, and fun-loving couple help make this one of our faves of recent.  We asked event planner, Mery Liccardi Eventi to share her inspiration for the shoot.  “When we decided to realize this shoot the idea was to create a magic environment, with history and a modern, fresh flair. The scene is bohemian and romantic Granada which won the heart of writers of XIX century” Enjoy!

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Destination Wedding Photography: Lidia Clemente

Photo Shoot Vendors: Models: Chabela Quintanilla & Óscar Soria (Los Ahoras), Event Planning: Mery Liccardi eventi, Location: Hotel Casa 1800 Granada, Wedding Dress: You&Me ProjectMakeup: Sophie Make Up para You&Me ProjectHair: BS Estilistas, Suit: La Colonial, Floral Design: L’Atelier de las flores, Cake: Velvet Granada

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Vintage Styled Destination Wedding in Tuscany

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Stef and Roog live in Eindhoven, the Netherlands but traveled to Tuscany for their destination wedding away from home. The couple gave us a peek into their oh-so pretty big day in the countryside of Italy. But the planning wasn’t always as easy as pie…

We actually had another location we preferred; we’ve been in Tuscany before during a trip to Italy a couple of years ago and we stayed at a wonderful romantic place. But unfortunately the contact wasn’t going very smooth and they weren’t very cooperative, so we decided to look for another venue. After a long search on the internet I found 3 possible venues and decided to write them all 3. Within an hour I got a very enthusiastic and detailed response (in good English, also very helpful!) from Ginevra from Tenuta di Papena. We had a skype-session a couple of days later and we immediately felt a personal connection with her. So we came over last September to visit the location and there it happened; we where in love with the venue! We eventually choose this one, not only because of the good contact with the owner, but also because it’s such a beautiful place, they have experience with weddings and it was affordable. 

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At first I was really looking for a bohemian-styled dress. But once I had a ‘princess-dress’ on, I thought “you can only do this once Stef”. So I went for a beautiful dress with lots of lace, so it would still have a little bit of a vintage look. The florist helped me making it a bit more vintage by designing a beautiful wrist-corage, filled with lovely flowers. Along with the flowers in my hair, it gave perfection to my outfit.

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We often ask couples about their favorite moments from the day.

My god, what a difficult question! We had so many!

When we had the moment of seeing each other for the first time in the Abbey of San Galgano, there was a drone flying over the church. A friend of ours ran outside and asked to the guy if he could make some footage of us. So now we have a video of us with all our guests, outside the abbey, from the sky! How cool is that!

The ceremony was just beautiful. We where in an open grain field, with the sun low and my biggest love on my side. The moment you say ‘yes’ to each other will always be very special. 

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How darling is their little nice, Patou?! She certainly stole the show for a moment or two!

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We really wanted a country chic wedding with a bohemian touch. We got our inspiration through Ginevra itself (pictures from weddings she done before) and pinterest. 

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During dinner (which was amazingly tasteful, my mom gave a (15 min!) speech. The wedding planner was afraid that it would be too long, but each and everyone was ‘hanging on her lips’. 

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Our friends made a video at home, where they took ‘a trip down memory lane’ and visited places where we lived, went to school etc. It ended with a hilarious sketch of our 2 best friends (pretending to be us) while camping. Tears of laughter!

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The party was awesome! We brought a DJ with a sax-player with us from the Netherlands, and they made it a party to never forget! We had the party outside, next to the swimming pool. We had a full moon and we had the best party-people in the world (where from the Netherlands ;). Everybody was going out of their minds and it ended up with us jumping into the pool (with suit and dress), followed by our friends. Luckily we have a lot of film-footage from the party :)

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Everything on this day was just perfect. For us it was the most beautiful day of our life. But it’s very special to hear from family and friends that it was also one of the most beautiful days of their lives! Francesco Spighi just captured every (little) thing perfectly and in such an artistic way. We experience the day over and over again, just by looking at all those beautiful pictures.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Francesco Spighi 

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Venue and Planning: Tenuta di Papena, Floral Design: Mag Florist, Catering: Terre di SienaWedding Dress: White One – Barcelona, Groom Attire: Magee – 1866 Suit Supply, Wedding Rings: Wim Meeussen, Celebrant: Renske Riemslag from Mooitoscane

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Romantic Vintage Destination Wedding in Ávila, Spain

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Cristina and Rodrigo hosted their destination wedding in Ávila, Spain in a beautiful and romantic church wedding ceremony followed by a rustic vintage wedding reception with oodles of personal and pretty details. The couple shared with us the story of their big day abroad!

Marta (Gris Berenjena) helped very much with the planning, decoration and timing. I think it’s very important to have a wedding planner, especially when the wedding is original, like ours.

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I was desperate because I didn’t find the dress I wanted. Then I went to Pronovias and saw this dress. It was love at first sight. It’s simple, mikado and with scoop neckline and a bow as a belt.

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The church location was very special to this couple: It was the chapel of our school, where we met at 15. I was shy and he was so cute! But finally we started going out together and here we are. I’m the happiest woman in the world!!

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 Hotel Palacio de Monjaraz a wonderful place next to the chapel. The cocktails were tasty and colourful.

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When guests arrived at the cocktail, there were pallets with envelopes for all, thanking them for being there. It was very moving. Everyone liked it.

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Guests moved around the place, it was very dinamic. The menus had checklists where everyone was checking what the/she had already tested. There were always trays with warm dishes.

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Gifts for guests: Lottery tickets in envelopes with a positive message. Women were given flat shoes.

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The decoration was quite casual, there were no tablecloths. In every table, flowers were accompanied by positive messages. Marta prepared a table for the kids. Moreover, there was soft fruit candies and burgers from McDonalds!!

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The fireworks were a big surprise (gift from my brother). And our friends and relatives prepared videos about us, that made all of us laugh and cry.

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And in case you didn’t get enough of this sweet pair, here are a few shots from their engagement session that we fell in love with too!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Lorena San José

Wedding Vendors: Gown: Pronovias Barcaza model, Ring: Joyería Suárez (engagement ring), Earrings and bracelet: Vintage (from my grandmother’s), Bouquet and flower arrangement: El Olivo Garden, Makeup and hair: Laura Perrino, Costume: Scalpers, Watch: Hamilton Pilot Khaki (engagement gift of mine), Cufflinks: Montblanc, Shoes (made-to-measure): Resán, Wedding planner: Marta (Gris Berenjena), Church: Capilla de Mosén Rubí (Ávila, Spain), Decoration: Gris Berenjena, Cocktail: Hotel Palacio de Monjaraz, Venue: Lienzo Norte, Catering: El Truco del Almendruco, Music and DJs: Alba & Kike, Lights: Toño del Nogal

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Italian Honeymoon Photo Shoot

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Today we’ve got an elopement inspired shoot, ideal for a wedding for two or honeymoon in Italy!  The photo shoot took place in Ischia where the models went for a swim, were spotted out on a boat, and got to explore the town streets together.  Art of Perfection Events shared this shoot with us and here’s what they had to say about their idea.

Magical. Enchanting. Timeless. That’s exactly what it feels like to attend a destination wedding in Italy. About twenty minutes from the mainland of Naples, Italy there are three exclusive Italian Islands: Ischia, Procida, and Capri. These are dreamlike locations that are full of vibrant colors, authentic architecture and natural volcanic thermal spas. 

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This past summer, we photographed and videographed these beautiful islands and surrounding waters to capture the most realistic setting for a destination Italy wedding like no other. We created this photoshoot to showcase to brides-to-be how beautiful getting married in Italy can be with the right event planner. With hints of white and blue and accents of silver accessories, our color palette was stunning. This natural looking palette was inspired by the beautiful colorful hues provided by Mother Nature and the beauty of Italy.

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Our photographer, Gennaro Cimmino and our videographer, Francesco Rocco, produced gorgeous pieces of our adventure around the Italian Islands of Ischia and Procida, which I have attached so you can envision the beauty and romance of a couple diving into love and the clear waters of the Mediterranean.

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To see more from this shoot, check out the video highlights here:

Photo Shoot Team: Bride Model: Angela Fascelli, Groom Model: Giuseppe Assante, Destination Wedding Planner + Guest Villa Rentas: Art of Perfection Events, Photographer: Gennaro Cimmino, Videographer: Francesco Rocco, Bride’s Gown: Costanza Chevalier, Groom’s Blazer and Shoes: Zara

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Fairy Tale Inspired Venice, Italy Engagement Shoot

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Christiane and Erich opted for a very special engagement session – in Italy! This darling couple traveled to Venice for a fabulous, fairy tale-inspired photo shoot with the talented team at Ladies & Lord Fine Photography, and what became of their day out in Italy is nothing short of fairy tale magic in photos.

We asked Claudia Magas of Ladies & Lord to share a bit about the ideas behind their shoot.

Christiane & Erich are avid Italy fans. Every year they come for a vacation to the Northern coast and of course to Venice, which has a special place in their hearts.

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I met the couple on a wedding fair and we really hit it off. They told me about their wedding plans and how they wanted something different. Something bold and extraordinary. Well, THAT is exactly my cup of tea I told them ;))

Christiane once mentioned the carnival and fairy tales and so my imagination ran wild and I immediately thought of a dramatic look in a red cape. I just had the vision of an empty Venice (I know, I am disillusioned haha) and her roaming the streets in it.  (We captured this vision in the short film we made.) 

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In order to be dramatic one must choose bold colours so we went for marsala and gold. The décor from the pompous cake to the many shades of red, burgundy and marsala was a drastic change to all the pastel, blush, peach and ivory palettes that are in right now.

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I travelled with my team to Venice one day before the shoot. We met the couple at the romantic Settimo Cielo Hotel in the San Marco district of town. Christiane & Erich chose it for the glamorous décor and rich colours and posh furniture. It matched our storyboard to perfection. We started with filming a few sequences in the evening trying to get a few alleyways and canals without people. I also love shooting a test run before the big day just to get the couple relaxed. Usually people are not used to being in front of the camera and a short test run makes them more comfortable. We really got it going the next day when we got up in the wee morning hours to start with hair and makeup. Venice is quite quiet in the morning so we used this time to roam the partly empty streets, wander around the alleys. All in all it was magical.

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 People always ask about a highlight but you are in Venice – La Serenissima – it is the atmosphere around you that is the highlight. I can’t wait to come back here soon.

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How will their big day top this day? Well, it’s taking place in Austria to start and we’re sure they have some more magic up their sleeves to share.

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To see more of this amazing love story, watch the video here.

The short film is part of the invitation. Guests will receive the invite and a link to the film. Neat, right?

Congratulations to Christiane & Erich!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Ladies & Lord

Engagement Session Vendors: Venue: Settimo Cielo, Venice, Italy, Makeup: Sfumato makeup, Flowers: Div Art Flowers, Dress: Eva Poleschinski, Jewelry: CIRO, Cake: Betty’s Bakery Molecular Sensations, Calligraphy: Jeannette Mokosch

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