Inspiration

We're absolutely losing our minds at this epic three day wedding celebration at Masseria Potenti. There are so many fabulous details! Personalised tambourine favours, a surprise live brass band (eat your heart out, Love Actually) and a bright red vintage Fiat 500. The epitome of classic Italian style. Emma & Will got married at Masseria Potenti in September 2020, seizing a window of opportunity to fly their nearest and dearest out to Italy for three days of fun, because in Emma's words: 'it had been a WHILE'. If you're into fashion, brace yourself. Emma wore a gorgeous Halfpenny London gown teamed with a pair of Gucci heels, while Will wore a Thom Sweeney suit. Plus, undoubtedly some of the most chic wedding guest outfits we've ever seen.

An epic three day party at Masseria Potenti with a live band and personalised tambourine favours.

With the pandemic kicking in, we genuinely didn't know if the wedding would go ahead as planned until the week of! When it all came together the atmosphere was EUPHORIC!! Everyone was so thrilled and grateful to be there and spirits were (very) high!

Emma & Will

THREE DAY PARTY AT MASSERIA POTENTI

The wedding lasted three days. Friday drinks and antipasti on the twinkling terrace, the wedding party on Saturday and a pizza pool party on Sunday. The party was smaller than originally planned, but it felt so special and intimate. Everyone got to know each other, and the vibe was just perfect.

VIBE

Fun, relaxed, with a lot of love in the air! The sun beamed all weekend, everyone was looking tanned and gorgeous with big smiles across their faces! The styling was rustic-chic, and colour palette loosely based around off-whites, green and orange. Masseria Potenti itself is so so beautiful, so there was no need to complicate things. Plenty of olive foliage, candles and wildflowers. The venue is run by Chiara and her wonderful welcoming family, a joy to work with and their attention to detail is so on point!

NON-STOP FUN

I loved the morning getting ready with the girls, the ceremony was really special (and hilarious). It was topped off with the Zagor Band surprising everyone as we walked out. Entering dinner in the red fiat was fabulous, I unintentionally didn't tell anyone, so it was fun seeing everyone's faces! And of COURSE the dance floor. Everyone lost their minds as it had been a while and Johnny played the world's greatest set. Our cake was pretty amazing too, a pyramid of cannoli washed down with an espresso martini.

Masseria Potenti is a beautiful sixteenth century countryside estate, perfect for a rustic-chic wedding vibe.

We wanted to keep things personal, so we got our pals involved where we could. My oldest friend Isobel Murphy happens to be an EPIC photographer, our bridesman John Archdale designed all our stationery, the "J-Bird" married us, Joanna Boone painted the tambourines and Johnny was on the decks all weekend. Bringing a touch of Hackney, we also gave our guests a personalised Earl of East candle each.

Emma & Will

If Emma and Will's three day celebration at Masseria Potenti has you looking up flights to Italy, check out our podcast episode on planning a destination wedding. As well as more unique wedding favour inspiration that your guests will love.

Written by Georgia Gallant

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Venue, Flowers, Food, Drinks & Cake: Masseria Potenti | Photographer: Isobel Murphy Photography | Videographer: Origami Videography | Entertainment: Zagor Street Band | Hair Stylist: Victoria Ralph | Makeup Arist: Kelly Dawn | Dress: Halfpenny London | Groom's Outfit: Thom Sweeney | Bridal Shoes: Gucci | Stationery: John Archdale | Tambourines: Joanna Boone | Personalised Candles: Earl Of East

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