A tandem bike as a motif for your wedding day is such a lovely idea – Lara and Fabio used it on the labels for their favours, for their table plan and Fabio even rode his own bike to the ceremony!
You can tell that the lovely pair both work in creative jobs by how crafty, unique and super fun their wedding was. They are also rather stylish too – with Lara looking gorgeous in a bespoke gown which she helped to design and Fabio nailing the smart casual look in Zara Man and Converse.
These two are head over heels in love too – the images by Maria Bryzhko capture their emotions perfectly. One particular image springs to mind, the pair sneaking a kiss as they get ready for the day outside on a balcony between their rooms…just perfect.
Lara The Bride: I had a custom made dress by a local tailor. It was a white high waisted dress made of silk. The upper part of the dress (bodice) was lace covered. The skirt was in organza and lace. Upon my request the tailor had sewn 2 buttons under the skirt so I could decide if keep the skirt long or make it a bit shorter in front. We got married on a beautiful sunny day and I decided to use the short option. No jewellery, only ear piercing and a white necklace. My veil was made by the same tailor as the dress, I just kept it on for the ceremony in the church.
Fabio wore a light grey Zara suit with an ecru color vest, a white bow tie and yellow Converse All Stars.
A small and amazing restaurant called La Commedia Della Pentola. It was not easy for us to find the location which matched our tastes, we were very demanding!! After a lot of research we came to this restaurant for a romantic dinner and just fell in love with it. This place is amazing; it had everything we were searching for! The design, the furniture, the cosy environment, the food, the wine, everything was perfect. And our friends could sleep in tents in the orchard of the restaurant instead of driving home.
The thing we loved the most about this place was the fact the table settings were composed from all different plates and glasses. Even the chairs were all different!
Vintage style with shabby chic accents. Our colours were white, light grey and peach. We wanted to keep the flowers really simple. My bouquet was made of avalanche peach roses, goniolimon, dendrobium, white ranunculus, plusmosus, ears of wheat and berries for their bright colour. The bouquet was tied up with rafia. Flower decorations for the church were similar to the bouquet and very simple, we prepared little bouquets made of gypsophila and fern for the church benches and added candles everywhere. For the tables at the restaurant, we’ve kept it even more simple, just petit bouquets of gypsophila in mason jars.
The Wedding Party
In Italy we don’t have this beautiful tradition, so everyone was dressed just like they wanted ☺
The priest was hilarious; he has made us laugh, cry and then laugh again. He told all the parents inside the church to let the kids do what they want, shout and run around, not stopping them, because kids are life and they’re sparkling and we need it. Then he invented this game for us, we had to blow in a straw and keep a small ping pong ball float, never making it fall down – this was to demonstrate that we have to stay united, because it’s easier to do things together, cooperating.
All the food was made by the restaurant’s staff, even the cake (Daniela is their pastry chef) main menu: buffet starters that our guests could taste by the pool while drinking a glass of good wine. There were arrosticini, different kinds of local cheese and fresh vegetables. We had 2 entrées: risotto with zucchini flowers and gnocchi filled with Toma cheese and salsiccia (kind of a sausage). Main course: Fassone veal with hazelnut oil. Cake: big American style sponge cake with raspberry topping. We also had cake pops, marshmallows, macarons and obviously our traditional Confetti (chocolate and cherries/almonds and chocolate/chocolate) – no wedding is real in Italy without Confetti! Everything in our menu was “a km 0” – this means that something in produced in an area is sold and used in that area, without transportation costs, so you and can pay a bit more for the product, increasing the local economy.
Our photographer was Maria Bryzhko. The choice of the photographer was super important for us. We wanted somebody who could describe our day in the best way, something unconventional. My maid of honour has suggested Maria, I’ve asked for an appointment and when we saw her work, we had no doubts, she was the one! The way she captures the light, the fact that people seemed being at their ease in front of her camera (and they are, we were!), the fact that she captures all of these moments of tenderness, were the things that we liked immediately about her photography.
Fabio arrived in the church with a green vintage bike, and I arrived with a green T2 Bay Volkswagen from 1975.
We created handmade brown craft wedding invite with tandem bicycle, handmade booklet for the church, custom wedding labels for guests’ gifts (jars of honey), handmade thank you tags, custom pins, custom bubble blower.