Attn: 2020 trends are on-point in this blush and mint Soñadora Resort wedding inspiration! A part of The Big Fake Wedding, the talented team behind this tropical inspo is made up of some of the best wedding professionals in the world. We’re totally obsessing over the bride’s gown from Mon Amie and abundance of hand jewels, including delicate hand chains from Shel Couture. Lovers of fruit-infused table arrangements are sure to love the decor and floral design elements of the grand reception table scapes — we can’t get enough of the rattan lanterns and colorful glassware! Get your Pinterest boards ready, babes, because these photos by By Julieta Photography are absolutely Pin-worthy!
Serenity, mysticism, and harmony were among the words Claudia and Fabio wrote down when dreaming of their wedding day. Their magical, fairytale-inspired day at Agriturismo Savoca surrounded by tall, lush trees, was nothing short of their dreams come true! The couple made every choice intentionally, including their decision to use green as their main color, as it symbolizes life, luck, and hope. We’re simply enchanted by the photos Federica Cavicchi captured of Claudia and Fabio’s ceremony filled with rituals and elements of earth, wind, and air. If whimsical details, custom made wedding gowns, and special traditions are your thing, you’re sure to fall in love with this storybook day at Agriturismo Savoca in Italy!
I wanted to have a wide and at the same time tight and sensual princess dress. I managed to get both. I liked being able to remove the wide skirt placed over it, mid-evening, giving the impression of having a completely different second dress. From princess to mermaid. Even the details in the hair was a choice I really loved. Streaks lost among waves that ended with feathers which were present almost everywhere: in the bunch, among the flowers and in the eyelets of the groom, of witnesses and pageboys.
We were looking for a forest venue. Our desire was to walk a natural aisle, composed of trunks of trees and not of stone or marble columns. Something buried to rediscover, traditions and truths easy to relive. Based on the most popular fairy tales in the world, of which the forest has always been the background, almost always focused on the contrast of a bright, safe, muffled world of the village and the dark and insidious one of the forest, a typically medieval antithesis. We wanted a fairy tale typical of the Grimm brothers storytelling. Our goal was to make nature the main theme. From the faiths kept inside a bird’s nest, to the inspiration of the green clothes, for the 5 bridesmaids. We wrote on a paper a series of words related to what we wanted to experience, perceive and transmit to others that day: softness, delicacy, serenity, magic, mysticism, transformation, metamorphosis, melancholy, fantasy, naturalness, harmony, perfection, omnipotence, love.
Writing a letter with all our vows was the most important for both of us and the most difficult at the same time. Thanks to the officiant we were able to do it. Telling us those precious words in front of all the people we love was so scary and important, as well.
The ritual was dedicated to the elements of nature; the release of the butterflies, their flight was connected to the air element. The creation of a single flame through two candles evoked the fire element. Then we planted a succulent mixing the lands of our places of origin to represent the earth element. To represent the water element, we got our hands wet stroking the leaves of the plant. Wet the hands stroking the leaves of the plant. And finally, the fifth element from which all the other elements originate, the element of the spirit, was represented through the Celtic ritual of the ribbons.
My favorite photo is of the kiss at the end of the ceremony because it reminds me of the final scene of each fairy tale. When the protagonists walk away in a carriage, kissing, with the phrase “and they lived happily ever after” From the lights, the framing and the crown of flowers that frames us in the background really do seem magical to me.
We personally think that the most important choice to make when planning a wedding is the photographer: the one who will provide you with memories you can relive forever, all those tiny but precious moments.
We gave some seedlings placed inside a biodegradable coconut fiber jar. Inviting guests to nurture and grow the donated plant in a larger area.
The chosen color that dominated the whole was dark green. With touches of white and gold details. Green: Color of the nature of the woods, a symbol of life, luck, and hopes. It represents solidity, green is the stem that holds the flower.
Taneal and Andrew’s magical and heartfelt wedding was a union of not only their love—preciously overlooked by their pup of honor, Axl—but of their two families. Taneal’s midwest American family and Andrew’s UK family congregated at Adamson House, located directly on the picturesque coast of Malibu. The couple’s ceremony was especially sentimental, as Taneal walked down the isle to “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid; the song the two karaoke’d the night they met! We can’t wait for you to see this bride’s not one, not two, but three absolutely show-stopping gowns. Cue: Total Beyonce moment in her sparkling Chosen by One Day number! Get to scrolling for all of this goodness, and even more, captured by the oh-so-talented Alexandra Wallace.
Everyone talks about what the bride wears BUT I have to say my husband turned just as many heads as I did! He wore a green velvet dinner jacket that was incredible.
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Of the Flowers set the stage for our dreamy Malibu wedding at Adamson House, and Felisa was so sweet to work with.
We wanted our wedding to feel like our guests could share in our story and become part of it. It started with me walking down the aisle to Part of Your World from the Little Mermaid, our karaoke song from the first night we met and our friend officiated by telling the story of how we found each other when he was living in London and I was in LA. From there, the night just melted into a dream of cozy Malibu sea air and lots of tequila and dancing!
Wedding planning advice from the couple: Go for it! We had an idea of what we wanted and our budget never matched it. We decided what our non negotiables were and we were fine with spending more on these items. Then we skimmed on other items that weren’t as important to us. Will anyone really remember your chairs, napkins and plates? In the end, we got everything we wanted and were happy we went over budget. It’s worth it!
The biggest surprise for everyone else was changing into my second dress. I had shared photos of my ceremony dress with almost everyone before the wedding so I needed to add a little drama to my wedding day style by coming out in the most amazing dress from Chosen by One Day. He had his Bond moment in a green velvet DJ and I had my Beyoncé moment in that dress!
The music was amazing! Our ceremony and cocktail reception were perfectly serenaded by Katie Ferrara and DJ Tessa captured our vibe in song and set the mood from dinner to dancing!