This afternoon we are back with our regular feature ‘Advice from the Married Side,‘ real life wedding planning...
Welcome to Monday everyone! To ease you into the week I have a rather special wedding from Italy which was sent into me by Becky Lowis from Bayly & Moore . The couple are Graziano and Jenny who were married on 23rd July 2011 with the ceremony at Feltre City Hall Veneto, Italy and the reception at Villa Zasso, Belluno Veneto, Italy, with 80 guests.
It’s a stunning wedding with some beautiful shots from Becky. I am a big lover of tilt shift, I know it’s not to everyone’s taste but I just adore it, and this wedding has some amazing images in it. As for the bride and groom what a stylish couple, so natural and effortless. Jenny’s Valentino gown is just breathtaking! and so nice to see something more individual!
Graziano and Jenny describe their day as ‘A day full of emotion and laughter’ It was the wedding we wanted!’
How they met
we met at work, in a cartoons studio in Rome, where we live. We’ve been together 5 years before getting married.
Planning the wedding
We chose the date one year before and we spent the time researching and looking at wedding blogs and swearing all – the time the italian way to organize a wedding.
We got married there for two reasons: one linked to the tradition that the couple married at the bride’s village, beautiful Veneto is a region rich in Renaissance and Palladian villas that we love. As soon as we had seen Villa Zasso we realized it was the right place!
The dress and suit
Jenny had a Valentino dress and vintage shoes
Graziano had a Prada suit and Valentino shoes
In Italy usually groomsmen and bridesmaids have different dresses. Gra’s two sisters wore black and white dresses and my brother wore a grey suit.
We started from the colours of my dress, nude with black and white embroidered little flowers and a black ribbon around the waist and we choosed white flowers and little black ribbons as a decoration.
We had many dishes all typical of the italian cooking: pasta, seafood and meat with vegetables.
We asked a friend that works as a DJ for parties and events to come and play music.
White hydrangea everywhere and babybreath for my bouquet.
We made tabletops with numbers from BHLDN and black ribbons, macarons in small pocket as favors and small white candles around the flower centerpiece. We had paper cones tied with black ribbon for the rice, which the guests throw at the couple after the ceremony.
Don’t believe people when they tell you that “details are not so important, because that day you won’t notice anything”. That day you’ll notice everything but you just won’t care because you can’t change anything anyway and you’ll be tired and excited. But take care of details anyway
To find that, even if you don’t have time to dedicate to everyone as you may like people still have fun and a good time and that makes you happy.
And a bit more about them:
Hiya, we’re Sophia Bayly and Simon Moore and most of the year we’re from Auckland, NZ. We travel anywhere around New Zealand and the world to shoot stills, stop motion animation and film content. Documentary style storytelling is what we dig more than anything – shooting images that tell genuine stories and show real people at their best. We’re based in Auckland, NZ but shoot all over the world. We’d totally love to meet you if we’re ever in your neck of the woods, or you’re in ours. (you never know who you’ll meet in the woods these days…)