Destination Wedding Florence | Sharlene and Craig

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?

Destination Wedding Venice

Destination Wedding Venice

Destination Wedding Venice

Destination Wedding Venice

Destination Wedding Venice

Destination Wedding Venice

Destination Wedding Florence

Destination Wedding Florence

Destination Wedding Florence

Destination Wedding Florence


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
Steven Khalil
Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent
Accessories: Dior & Love On
Grooms Suit: Bespoke
Stationery: Adorn Invitations
Flowers: Stiatti Fiori
Ceremony Venue: Villa La Vedetta overlooking the city of Florence, Italy.
Reception Venue: Villa La Vedetta
Cinematography:  Gattotigre – Destination Wedding Videography



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GIVEAWAY Amazing Bling Wedding Shoes

Can we talk about these shoes?? Seriously, so excited to offer this amazing foot porn from Aruna Seth.  Cerise Blue Satin Heel embellished with Swarovski Elements crystals and satin bow. Made in Italy with Aruna Seth padding for cashmere like comfort and valued at €755.00   Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 8.15.24 PM

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Amazing Wedding Shoes Under $50

For some brides, shoes that Carrie Bradshaw would be jealous of are the only shoes that will be considered for a wedding day. Other brides choose to push the Christian Louboutin’s aside to go for a more affordable shoe. If you want shoes that won’t break the bank but will still make Carrie and the gang proud, look no further than our favorite wedding day shoes under $50.



We love this white patent peep toe heel by Aldo.



Fourever Funky Pink Or Black Glitter Wedding Platform Bridal Pump

These shoes were definitely made for the bride who loves a whole lot of pink and GLAM!



You’ll look stunning in this lovely satin pumps by Liliana!
Shine on in these gorgeous peep toes!

crystal shoes


Fashionista brides can rock these one of a kind heels.

bridal shoes

This popular style is a steal at only $36.99!

bridal flats

These lace flats are perfect for a beautiful and unique look. H&M for the win!

Happy Shopping!

Red & Wine

Jenna and Scott had a beautiful red & wine inspired wedding. The seating chart had an amazing detail with the wine cork place holders. Their thank you gifts were individual bottles of wine with the couples in a loving embrace on the label. We loved all the little details from the elegant yet simply decorated cake to the center piece with a single rose in the vase and a bouquet topper. We also think the bridal party totally nailed the Bridesmaid pose too.



Photographer:  Engaging Images
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay
Dress Store: Bea Shawn Bridal
Shoes: Celebration Shoes
Makeup Artist: Creatively Beautiful
DJ: DJ Emporium
Cake Designer: I Do! Wedding Cakes
Event Venue: Le Parc
Floral Designer: Thoughtful Gifts and Flowers
Favors and Gifts:Vinters Celler
Invitation Designer: Vistaprint
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