Rustic but elegant bridges arching gracefully over emerald water, sunlight dancing playfully off the crests of the waves on The Grand Canal, the voices of gondoliers, raised in song and echoing down ancient cobbled streets...could there be a better setting for a timeless love story than the breathtakingly romantic city of Venice? From a heartbreaking proposal to a whirlwind elopement, this styled love story showcases timeless elegance in the world’s most romantic city.
FASHION & BEAUTY
"Flawless, natural-looking hair and makeup by Storme enhanced Annalisa's natural beauty and helped showcase the first of three dresses by Fausto Sari in their refined apartment hotel in the Venetian Palace Palazzo Morosini degli Spezieri. The soft blush tones and stunning back-detailing of the dress set the laid-back, romantic tone for the proposal as the newly-affianced couple enjoyed a romantic gondola ride along the Venetian canals. The reception was the perfect setting to showcase the second, show-stopping dress by Fausto Sari. The fashionable dress with feathered details was exquisitely dramatic in the rustic, intimate courtyard of the Taverna al Remer. Annalisa looked simply stunning in all her tasteful Italian shoes by Sorelle Ramonda and in the final offering from Fausto Sari, a handmade macrame dress. The sleeves gave the bride a modern look, complemented by a relaxed, almost Bardot style as the couple strolled arm-in-arm against the majestic backdrop of St Marc’s Square. Marco was the epitome of suave in a stylish three-piece suit, also by Fausto Sari. His ensemble was made complete by sophisticated cuff links and watches, supplied by jeweller Scopagioielli one of the best jeweller in the Veneto Region." - Rebecca Carpenter
Venice ElopementItaly has to be one of the most romantic places in the world you could say I do. Just the sheer thought of riding around the canals on Gondolas and dancing around the Piazza San Marco central square with your beau, makes me want to pack my bags for a Venice elopement immediately.
FLOWERS & DECOR
"Charming flower arrangements by Pretty Flowers married beautifully with the elegant romance of the shoot. Taking full advantage of peony season, the table and the cake were adorned with red, white and pink peonies, paired with subtle touches of eucalyptus. The beautiful marble-effect cake by The Private Chef Jacopo Della Posta, with accents of pink and red, married perfectly with the flowers, while its flawless finish contrasted wonderfully with the rustic aesthetic of the reception venue. The flutter of pigeons and the patter of heels on cobbles echoed around the deserted square. The bells of the Basilica di San Marcoo rang out above as the sun began to set, its golden rays disappearing gradually behind the ancient terracotta rooftops of Venice." - Rebecca Carpenter