Destination Wedding Florence
We are honored to have the love story of Sharlene and Craig featured today on the Bride Society. Pretty sure the shoes are my favorite detail, what is yours?
From the Couple:
There could not be a more beautiful day imagined, with 40 of our nearest and dearest traveling from Melbourne, Australia to share the most magical experience of our lives. It was simplicity meets grandeur combining our decoration with the villa and views. After 10 years Craig and I have shared together, with our love for family, friends, travel, and our engagement in Florence, this day encapsulated everything we ever wanted, needed or dreamed possible.
The original plan was to get married in our home town Melbourne, Australia with a guest list of 120 people. With the venue booked, and plans unfolding, my Grandmother sadly lost her battle to cancer 9 months prior to our wedding date. With heavy hearts, we continued with the preparations, never anticipating losing my Grandfather 3 months later.
With a giant void in my life, this great loss was enough for us to reassess what we truly believed our wedding should be. The decision was made to cut our losses and stay true to ourselves, to travel to a beautiful destination with our closest friends and family, and what place would be more meaningful than Florence.
On the day of my wedding, once I was dressed my mother handed me a ring my grandfather had given her, it was a pearl and topaz ring. This was my something old, borrowed and blue, along with a lace and pearl horse-shoe she had made for me for my something new. It was a perfect day.
Photographer: Facibeni Fotografia http://www.photographertuscany.com/
Dress: Steven Khalil http://www.stevenkhalil.com
Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent
Accessories: Dior & Love On http://www.loveonjewellery.com.au/
Grooms Suit: Bespoke
Stationery: Adorn Invitations https://www.adorninvitations.co.uk/
Flowers: Stiatti Fiori http://www.stiattifiori.it/
Ceremony Venue: Villa La Vedetta overlooking the city of Florence, Italy. http://www.villalavedettahotel.com/en/
Reception Venue: Villa La Vedetta
Cinematography: Gattotigre – Destination Wedding Videography