Chic and Colorful Masseria San Michele Destination Wedding

March 1, 2024 | justine

Emma and Adam dreamed of a wedding where everyone could enjoy themselves and discover the beauty of Puglia. They wanted their special day to reflect their personalities, with a relaxed atmosphere in the countryside, surrounded by their closest friends and family. Their Masseria San Michele destination wedding blended timeless elegance with a colorful palette, stunning floral arrangements, and chic fashion, making it everything they hoped for and more. It was the perfect recipe for a truly unforgettable celebration.

Their courtyard ceremony, surrounded by stunning floral arrangements, became a deeply meaningful moment as they exchanged vows. The festivities continued with a delightful garden reception featuring a long, winding table decorated with abundant flowers, foliage, and candles, all illuminated by the soft twinkle of lights overhead.

Their special day was a perfect blend of timeless elegance and their own personal flair. Thankfully, Lato Photography was on hand to expertly capture every exquisite detail and cherished moment of their magical celebration. Keep scrolling to experience the beauty and charm of their wedding day all over again.

The Couple:

Emma and Adam

The Wedding:

Masseria San Michele, Italy

How Their Masseria San Michele Destination Wedding Came To Be

From the outset, we were confident about one thing: our wedding had to reflect who we were and spread joy to our loved ones. We aimed to bring smiles to their faces from the moment they arrived in our special corner of the world. This place holds a unique significance for us, inspiring the relaxed, chic, and fun atmosphere we envisioned. Surprising many with the vibrant colors we incorporated into the day, we carefully balanced them to harmonize with the venue while delivering impactful moments. Our mantra to our wedding planner was simple: let’s have fun. Though she may have thought we wanted a circus, our goal was simply to ensure everyone had a fantastic time and felt cared for, especially given the number of guests traveling from around the globe, some of whom we hadn’t seen in over five years. Our top priority was making them feel welcome in a place that has welcomed us so warmly over the years.

Choosing Modern Elegance and Sustainable Wedding Style

My look was inspired by the NewWhite bridal aesthetic, which is modern and cool with a feminine touch sprinkled on top. I also found a lot of inspiration from Spanish designers such as Poydel. He is a Spanish designer who creates stunning looks. Unfortunately, multiple trips to Madrid were not feasible for him to create the dress, but I kept that vibe in mind throughout. I kept the accessories simple with two gold bangles and gold dome earrings and let the dress speak for itself. It’s straightforward and timeless but has an architectural dimension to the top that I just love. The day’s make-up was pared back and focused on light contouring and bronzed tones. Adam’s suit was a beautiful brown linen that he would be 100% able to wear again, which was essential to us. We didn’t want too much waste as part of our wedding, so we wanted to ensure we could re-wear as much as possible. I’m already planning how to turn my wedding dress into something I can wear again.

A Personalized Ceremony Script and Handwritten Vows

We had one of our best friends, Laurence, write the whole ceremony by asking us about how we met, our love story, and stories from our six-year relationship. Neither of us knew what to expect, and it was absolute perfection. We also wrote our own vows, which were terrifying but were amazing. It was the talking point for our guests throughout the weekend.

Wedding Wisdom: Balancing Inspiration with Personal Preferences

The best advice I share with all couples getting married is to look for inspiration and have fun, but don’t get lost in the social media bubble. Depending on your circumstances, it can get you down looking at things that don’t fit your venue, budget, or even the wedding you want. So put the social media down after a few first weeks of planning and go with what brings a smile to your face, not necessarily what will bring one to social media.

A Destination Wedding Journey Through Puglia

As it was a destination wedding, we wanted people to feel taken care of and get the opportunity to explore Puglia from multiple vantage points. We went to Ostuni, the white city, for our welcome drinks and celebrated in the windy cobbled streets to welcome our guests. The wedding day highlighted the simplicity and excellent cuisine of the region with freshly made mozzarella, meats, cheeses, and delicious fish dishes. We ended the weekend with a pool party at our venue, and it was the perfect send-off for our friends and family to relax in the Puglian sun with a pizza and beer in hand. Everyone left smiling and truly happy to have experienced the weekend with us all.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Lato Photography
Event Planning – Alessandra Linoci
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Masseria San Michele
Floral Design – Michele from Greenery Lab
Catering + Cake – Rotondo Catering
Live Music – Rinaldi Events
Videography – Diego Perrini
Invitation Design – Fine Design
Makeup Artist – Monia Iovino
Hair Styling – Massimo Moro
Lighting – Gioservice
Textiles – Set Up My Table


Congratulations to Emma and Adam on their chic and colorful Masseria San Michele destination wedding. A big thank you to Lato Photography for skillfully capturing every breathtaking detail and cherished moment of their enchanting celebration.

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