Today we have an Italian groom and a Spanish bride, who had a destination wedding in the Med (yes, you read that correctly). Explains the bride: “My husband is from Lecce, Italy, and I from Málaga originally, but we live in Barcelona. We definitely wanted to keep it Mediterranean, but we thought it was better to bring the guests to a third place, different from where we were born or where we live. We visited the Catania area for the first time a few years ago. We had such a great time that we decided it was the perfect place to get married.”
And they got married in style, that’s all I can say. I love the short-haired bride’s modern and elegant look (it’s Carolina Herrera, swoon) and the effortless way in which MaranoVisionArt captured it all.
From the bride: “Initially we hired a wedding planner. After a few months we realized that we had different views about our dreamed wedding so we dismissed her and decided to continue on our own. It was difficult to organize everything by ourselves, but every single vendor was there to help. In the end we felt very close to every vendor involved in our wedding. They helped us to create what we wanted.”
Tips on organizing a destination wedding: “Choose the place you truly like. Do not be afraid of organizational issues (even if the destination is not close to the place where you live), in the end everything will come along. And enjoy the destination as much as you can. We visited Catania 3 times before the wedding to organize it. And then we married on a Friday so that our guest stayed with us for the weekend after the wedding day. We organized trips and activities on the Saturday and Sunday after. It was like a mini-holiday for all of us. We all enjoyed the destination so much.”
Photography: MaranoVisionArt // Venue: Zash Country Boutique Hotel (Riposto, Catania) // Flowers: Michelangelo Finocchiaro (Aci S. Antonio Catania) // Catering: Shalai Resort (Linguaglossa, Catania) // Invitations & Stationery: EO Disseny Gràfic (Granollers, Barcelona) // Bride’s dress: Carolina Herrera // Bride’s shoes: Karen Millen // Bride’s jewelry: Earrings Majorica, bracelet Swarovski // Groom’s attire: Burberry // Wedding favors: Heel protectors for the ladies not to ruin their shoes in the grass, and ballerinas to dance all night long.