Thank goodness we’re having some summery weather in London this week as today’s destination wedding is making me crave eating ‘al fresco’. Those rustic tablescapes are some of the prettiest I’ve ever seen. Don’t they look inviting? And Abigail Warner‘s stationery is so fabulously ‘destination’ too. I’m sure there were no RSVP declines to those!
With Adam being British, and Paula being Brazilian, as well as part-Japanese and European, this is another wonderful example of a Jew-ish, mixed faith, mixed culture, mixed nationality wedding and I LOVE it.
First of all that styling… Get your pinning finger ready as the girls at Chic Weddings in Italy designed this white-on-white wedding to perfection. Then there’s the fashion.. Paula rocks her two-piece top and skirt by Watters (isn’t it divine?) and just wait until you see her jewelled Givenchy sandals — they’re pure destination luxe! Adam plays his part of the dashing groom in his chic ivory suit too, and the legendary Wedding Smashers DJ’ed until what looks like dawn!
Come on then, let’s dive in — you’re going to love it.
A destination wedding in Italy
Paula, the Bride: We chose our venue, Masseria Le Carrube before it had even opened for business, which was a bit of a gamble! We loved its simple elegance and the fact that it was secluded, in a world of its own.
What sealed the deal was that we were familiar with the other properties owned by the Melpignano family so we knew what to expect.
A White Puglian Wedding
Our wedding theme was a ‘White Puglian Wedding’! The wedding party was in white/off-white/light neutrals; the venue was all white; the flowers were white/blush/green. We worked with the amazing Sara Pietrelli and Eva Trevisan from Chic Weddings in Italy.
Our stationery was beautifully designed by the incredible Abigail Warner and it had a modern floral feel.
hair + make up
I had my hair in a messy bun – the choice to have it up was weather related, Italy is very hot in the summer. Alice Oliver from London did my makeup and hair.
A two piece Watters wedding dress
My dress was a two-piece by Watters. It had a magical feel to it so I immediately knew it was the one.
I also wore a veil (I think also from Watters) and a Swarovski pin borrowed from a friend. I used the veil again in our Chuppah ceremony at the synagogue although my dress was different.
I wore high-heeled jewelled Givenchy sandals.
The handsome groom
Adam wore an ivory suit by Suit Supply with a pink tie and kippah.
I had eight bridesmaids and they each picked their own dresses according to fit in with the white/off-white colour scheme.
Our ceremony in Italy was really symbolic for us as the friend who introduced us officiated it. Two of our friends selected and read passages in English and two others read the equivalent translation in Portuguese (I am Brazilian). The setting was very intimate.
Our fabulous photographer…
We loved Cinzia Bruschini candid photography. Her pictures were both creative and beautiful to look at — everything we wanted in our wedding photography.
Marco Caputo is incredible. He was able to capture every moment of our special day without ‘imposing’. His gentle approach suited us to a tee an his film is just wonderful.
Paula & Adam ‘S LITTLE WHITE BOOK
Wedding Planning & Design — Chic Weddings in Italy
Photography — Cinzia Bruschini
Videography — Marco Caputo
Venue — Masseria Le Carrube
Catering — Masseria San Domenico
Flowers —Michele Zaurino from L’Olmocolmo
DJ — Wedding Smashers
Invitations — Abigail Warner
Hair + Make Up — Alice Oliver
Bride’s Dress — Watters
Bride’s shoes — Givenchy
Groom’s suit — Suit Supply
Photo Booth — Photo Booth Italia
Entertainment — Daniele Pavignano