Elisa and Carlos married in Italy, close to Lake Garda. I love Italian weddings and this one is so pretty. Pretty dress, the prettiest hair, pretty tables (oh the rose petals!) and pretty much the loveliest couple shots ever.
Elisa’s sister caught her bouquet so maybe if we’re lucky we’ll get to see another gorgeous Italian wedding some time soon.
Here is their story from the perspective of their wonderful photographer Sarah Ferrara.
Sarah The Photographer: The bride and groom prepared at the Paghera family home, within the grounds of the renowned Paghera Landscape Designers and Architecture headquarters at Lonato del Garda, Province of Brescia, Italy.
The ceremony took place at Lonato del Garda church, where Elisa’s father walked her down the aisle to a waiting Carlo with his mother. Carlo then accompanied Elisa the remaining walk to the aisle.
After exiting to the release of dozens of white helium balloons, family and guests returned to the Paghera venue, where a spectacular array of antipasti were being served, with an ice-cream vendor, children’s burgers and hot-dog stand, cocktails served in mason jars and plenty of champagne.
After a fun group photography session, where two chairs were set up in front of a sheet fountain backdrop and whoever wanted to jump on and participate could be part of the group photo, the bride and groom went for a quiet walk around the grounds, visiting the “Casa Ecologica” (Eco-house), little lakes and landscaped gardens.
Back at the main house, dinner started to the entrance of Elisa and Carlo and applause from the guests, who sat at the longest central table in the greenhouse, turned into a dining hall for the event.
After dinner, family and guests lounged in the twin section of the greenhouse listening to the piano bar, and finally gathered under the huge gazebo with billowing white linen curtains outside for the cutting of the cake, bouquet toss and the lighting of dozens of Chinese lanterns.
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.