The Vibe Of Our Day
Getting married in Italy was not initially in our plans, but once we started looking for venues we felt like having a smaller destination wedding was more in line with what we were looking for, an intimate setting where we could spend more quality time with the people we love. The vibe of the day felt like a small family gathering – only in one of the most magical of settings! The style of our day was 'rustic elegance' and consisted of unstructured flower arrangements, lots of greenery, candles, and a colour palette of dusty blush, green and pops of burgundy.
First LookFirst look photos are a big deal in America, offering an intimate moment between the bride and groom, standing on the cusp of their new lives as husband and wife. If you are likely to feel emotional ahead of getting wed (who isn't), scheduling some first look photos might be worth considering, allowing you a moment of privacy with your partner to take everything in and compose yourself for the ceremony. Plus, we've never seen a first look photo which doesn't give us goosebumps (case in point: look at Katrina & Mark's faces as they first glimpse each other), so chances are these shots will be those you hang on your walls for years to come.
Advice For Brides-to-be
Do your best to ensure the details of your wedding day are authentic to you as a couple. You don’t want to feel like a stranger at your own wedding! Don't feel the need to follow the 'cookie cutter' outline of a traditional wedding – there really are no rules. We would highly recommend a smaller, more intimate (and even destination) wedding as it changes the dynamics of the entire experience. Wedding days go by so fast, and it’s nice to have the extra time to take it all in and spend more quality time with the people you love most.