Gloria and Alessandro’s Romantic and Elegant Pale Pink Outdoor Italian Wedding

Happy Friday everyone, how are you all? I am SO happy that it’s Friday, a weekend of Christmas celebrations awaits and I couldn’t be happier! Tomorrow I am going to watch Dexter in his performing arts Christmas show, which I am super excited for, then I’m taking him to the Cinema. On Sunday we are going for a breakfast with Santa and then a Christmas fair at Yorkshire Wildlife park, and in the afternoon a children’s Christmas party in our local village. So hopefully it will be a festive weekend all round! Today I am sharing with you a wedding so far removed from Christmas, an Italian Summer wedding, which is super romantic, and so pretty. The soft tones of pinks, ivory and beige look amazing against the garden backdrop and as the day turns to night the candlelight adds another level of romance to the decor. Big thanks to Claudine Weddings the planner for his gorgeous submission and to Filblanc  for the photos.

An unforgettable day: starting from the intimate ceremony on the shore of a romantic lake, an aperitif in the garden and an elegant dinner in an ancient cloister under a sky full of stars. Ending with a spectacular cake cutting in a secret garden.

Gloria and Alessandro were married on 5th July 2021 at Convento dell’Annunciata, Medole Lombardy, Italy. We fell in love with the venue: an ancient monastery, unique and surrounded by nature. We had 45 guests  and it took 10 months to plan.

How they met 
We knew each other since school years but nothing happened… Until my birthday back in 2015: Alessandro wished me happy birthday and we decided to go out for a pizza. We found out that we had always been intrigued by each other but none of us was brave enough to take the first step. And this was the beginning, until 7th March 2020 when, during a dinner with my family for his birthday, after the cake, he took my hand and said “I have to ask you something”. He showed me the little box with the ring and he wasn’t even able to articulate the question because I immediately said YES, among the tears of my parents.

How did you allocate your budget?
We invested in flower design and refined food

Where did you save?
DIY wedding favours, reduced number of guests

How did you choose your photographer?
We choose them following Claudia’s, our wedding planner & designer, advice.

The dress
My dress was by Atelier Emé, an Italian brand, my shoes by Jimmy Choo, my tiara by the florist, Sofia from Il Profumo dei Fiori.

The suit and bridesmaids
The groom’s suit was by Etrò and we didn’t have bridesmaids.

Theme or colour scheme
Powder pink, rose, natural colors, ivory, beige, camel color.

Roses, pampas, degrade petal carpet.

Romantic but not conventional, with a boho touch; an arch for the ceremony, fans with an inspirational quote.

Raw tuna, risotto flavored with citrus and prawn, meagre with Lapsang Souchong black tea light broth

wedding cake
Naked cake with chantilly cream and raspberries, decorated with flowers and a golden cake topper with our names.

Live music, violin and voice for the ceremony.

Who supplied the stationery?
Valentina from Caffé Sì Eventi

Personal touches
Flavors (honey), fans, pallet with old pictures of us and our family, a box for the rings that belonged to my grandmother, silk-screen printed with our names.

Special moments
The personalised promises, a very emotional moment.

Advice for other couples
Deciding to recruit a wedding planner was the first decision we made after choosing a venue. We discovered Claudia on Instagram, and we were struck by the sense of calmness and serenity that she exudes through her stories and posts. Of course, we were able to fully appreciate all her skills and qualities working together on our intimate wedding project: she was invaluable.

Biggest surprise
Everything: decorations, flowers, food but above all the love that surrounded us!



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