Sometimes there are weddings of which I want to feature ALL photos I’ve been sent, because there are so many cute ideas and pretty things that deserve being shown! But, alas, we don’t really have that much space for just one post, so I will try and use my words for this one here: Anna of In The Mood 4 Love really went all the way designing Lian’s and Ed’s nuptials in Puglia. From the wishing tree, over the original seating display to the photobooth, this wedding is full of details – many of them coated in gold glitter, which of course is always a plus in my book. Enjoy!
From the bride: “We chose to get married the Meditarranean as we had both enjoyed many holidays here, we wanted the beauty of the Med along with the accesibility for our guests. We found our fairytale location in Puglia after a good friend recommended the area. The charm, characteristics and culture was overwhelming. After a couple of trips we felt this location suited our personalities and style and so forth we went. Finding Anna Calzolaio, event stylist and wedding planner, our decision was made. From our first encounter we knew with Anna we could make our ambitions and visions come to life. Anna’s love for her home along with her passion for style instantly felt right and comforting.”
“The planning was made over 12 months, countless emails and Skype calls, but Anna took many of our stresses away. We visited Puglia and met with Anna and researched many venues that both Anna and we had suggested. We chose our venue and accommodation for the week at ‘Masseria Villa Cenci’, breathtakingly beautiful and the perfect retreat. Many parts of our wedding were hand made primarirly by Anna, from the personalised hanging hearts on each of guests doors to the glitter feather place settings…”
About having a destination wedding: “Watching our family and friends gather for our week in Puglia we knew we’d made the right decision, as they all began to explore the local delights, they too felt the ambience we had wanted to create. We arranged a ‘Welcome BBQ’ & ‘A day at the Beach’, all with the assistance of Anna, which helped our guest settle in and relax.”
Any advice for brides-to-be? “Find a dedicated talented wedding planner, its make every difference. Realise you can’t have complete control and place trust with others.
Drink plenty of water! – Breath, relax, enjoy and nurture each precious moment, see the smiles and relish in knowing ‘your in love’, this is your fairytale.”
Live preparation of Mozzarella cheese!
There is a beautiful video, too!
Event Designer and Planner: Anna Calzolaio for In The Mood For Love // Event Stylist: Fernanda Di Bari // Photography & videography: Aberrazioni Cromatiche Studio // Location: Villa Cenci // Catering: Il Fagiano // Flowers: La Flores http://www.laflores.it/ // Invitations & Stationery: The bride // Bride’s dress: Haley Paige // Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bride’s jewelry: Mikimoto Pearl studs, Tiffany engagement and wedding band // Garter: Wedding Garter Co // Hairdresser: Marilena Panarelli // Groom’s attire: Remus Uomo // Bridesmaids’ dresses: Vera Wang White, Shoes Dune for 4 bridesmaids // Flowergirl: Jigsaw Junior Dress, Joules glitter pumps // Groomsmen attire: Remum Uomo // Live Performance: Dave Perkins for Forever Buble // Lighting and sound System: Saturno 2 Service