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Colorful And Dreamy Terme di Saturnia Elopement

May 6, 2021 | olivia

A natural spring and waterfall, colorful jewel tones, and a sunrise ceremony—all the ingredients of this colorful Terme di Saturnia elopement. Not only are the Saturnia Waterfalls a breathtaking backdrop, but paired with the bright floral arrangements from Luca Cozza, it became an incredibly dreamy venue. The color didn’t stop at the florals and table decor. Emily looked absolutely stunning in her two looks—a white low-back lace dress and a jewel-tone rainbow chiffon gown. And Thomas wore a mauve three-piece suit and then switched to a white button-down and light blue trousers for their reception. 

This Terme di Saturnia elopement is proof that you can play around with colors in everything—including in your wedding fashion. Color lovers, keep scrolling to see pictures captured by Marrymi, and see how you can tastefully add lots of color to your big day! 

The Couple:

Emily and Thomas

The Wedding:

Saturnia Waterfall, Manciano, Italy

Sunrise Ceremony 

The most memorable part of the day was the ceremony at sunrise. We arrived at the waterfall at 4 am and it was impossible to see anything. It was a bit cold out, but we had our feet in the warm water. There was such a surreal feeling holding each other’s hands waiting under the ceremony arch for the sun to rise. Then we finally started to see a beam of light passing through the trees and the light hit my stunning wife’s face and I felt so proud to be her husband. This memory will last forever.

Planning A Wedding In A Public Place

Saturnia Waterfalls are free so they’re always very busy—even at night! So if you are planning to get married there, pick a midweek day. There is no low season or closing day and you can’t book any reserved spot so keep your fingers crossed and hope to get lucky.

Hiring A Good Wedding Planner

We can say without Danila, we would have never scouted that location or designed something so incredible. So planning-wise, I have to say the decision to hire Danila Stella Events was our most important decision.

Choosing A Terme Di Saturnia Elopement

Our wedding planner suggested the venue. Emily was sure she wanted a ceremony in nature. We originally had mountains or lakes in mind, and neither of us knew Saturnia existed. As soon we saw a few pics of it, we knew it was the right place.

Personalize

We wrote our vows and we kept them secret until the ceremony. One funny fact: we both forgot to bring the notes to the ceremony—waking up at 2 to get ready by 4 was a bit difficult—so we decided to not say the vows during the ceremony, but to say something different and we did our vows in the hotel room after!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Marrymi
Event Planning – Danila Stella Events
Venue – Mulino di Saturnia
Floral Design – LucaCozza
Headpiece – Garofano
Cake – Maeve Bakery
Videography – Wedding Soul Alex Bonaldo
Invitation Design – Lafil Design
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Suely Menichetti
Wedding Dress – ChicNostalgia
Wedding Dress Boutique – Yoliah Spose
Colorful Gown – Isabella Caposano
Bride and Groom’s Shoes – Anniel Official
Groom’s Apparel – Linneo
Ribbons – Páska Ribbons
Rings + Jewelry – My Golden Age Lab
Rentals – Interra Ceramica
Favors – Dr Vranjes

 

Congratulations to Emily and Thomas on their totally dreamy Terme di Saturnia elopement. And thank you to Danila Stella Events for sharing this day with us. Not sure if eloping is for you? Check out these 4 reasons to elope and then head to our guide to planning an elopement

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Gorgeously Edgy Micro Wedding Planned In 48 Hours

May 5, 2021 | morgan

edgy micro wedding bride and groom posing together

When every detail in a wedding feels important it can seem like there are no alternatives when you’re forced to downsize. If changing up the plan is outside of your hands, a dream wedding can still come true with the help of an incredible vendor team and a group of friends! Like many couples planning nuptials during the pandemic, Mariella and Tom had to pivot their plans from a traditional wedding to a micro ceremony. Their gorgeous and edgy micro wedding was planned in just 48 hours and there are too many beautiful details to count.

Between the bride’s jumpsuit and the incredible venue, we’re having a hard time choosing our favorite aspects of this wedding. We love how the dark and moody floral arrangements complement The Joker—their venue and where they had one of their first dates! We’re so thankful that Epic Love Story was there to capture this, well, truly epic love story. Keep scrolling to see a confetti toss we’ll be thinking about for years to come.

The Couple:

Mariella + Tom

The Wedding:

The Joker, Brighton, United Kingdom

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Edgy Micro Wedding Highlights

At first, when we were planning our original wedding that was canceled due to COVID, every last detail felt so important. In the end, it turns out that just being able to finally call each other husband and wife was the most important thing. We felt so lucky that all our family could be there with such short notice, too. It was amazing having them there. 

The Joker Was The Perfect Edgy Venue

We had one of our very first dates at The Joker in Brighton, we also had our engagement party there. So it felt very sentimental to celebrate our love in this same location

Wedding Planning Advice For Other Couples

We think it’s important to let go of the idea that everything has to be perfect because it’s not going to be! It’s still going to be amazing, though. 

What’s It Like To Work With Epic Love Story?

Working with Emma was amazing! She’s so fun and makes you so relaxed, it feels like a friend is taking your pictures. 

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Epic Love Story
Ceremony Venue – Brighton Town Hall
Reception Venue – The Joker
Floral Design – Quince Brighton
Rings – Baroque

 

Congratulations to Mariella and Tom on their perfectly edgy micro wedding! We’re so glad that Epic Love Story was there to capture every detail of this day. If you’re looking to host your own edgy and untraditional wedding, check out our list of wedding traditions you can skip

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Utterly Romantic Courthouse Wedding

Like most other couples of 2020, Daniella and Nelson had a small family wedding planned in the Dominican Republic before a pandemic changed the wedding world as we know it. But rather than let that stop them from tying the knot, the couple moved their ceremony to the Consulate of the Dominican Republic in Boston. After saying “I do” in the courthouse, the newlyweds went to lunch, cheered to their future with champagne and cake, and throughout the process took some stunning photos around the city with photographer Scarlet Roots

Although their special day was small, every detail was well-thought-out–especially their fashion. Daniella looked beautifully casual in her Staud short wedding dress, Jennifer Behr birdcage headband, and Refine chunky headband–all of which accentuated her colorful bouquet from Central Square Florist. Meanwhile, Nelson opted for a more traditional look in a linen guayabera, a button-up shirt typically worn in the Dominican Republic. Who says courthouse wedding fashion has to be boring?

The Couple:

Daniella and Nelson

The Wedding:

Consulate of the Dominican Republic, Boston, MA

Recommended Reading: The Ultimate Elopement Planning Checklist

Making Sure The Day Was COVID-Conscious 

It was important for us to keep in mind the true end goal–our marriage and life together and not necessarily the day. Since everything came together very quickly, we didn’t have much time to plan. To keep things as safe as possible, we had our ceremony with two witnesses, snapped some pictures, and then went to lunch together. Back home, we called our families and shared some cake and champagne.

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Laidback Vibes At The Romantic Courthouse Wedding

We decided to elope after COVID-19 complicated our plans for a small family wedding at home in the Dominican Republic. It was important for us to have a relaxed and fun day, so we kept everything laid back. My look was an easy linen dress from Staud with block heels. I couldn’t decide between the Refine satin headband or the Jennifer Behr veil, so I wore both. Nelson wore a linen chacabana or guayabera that’s traditional in our country. I ordered my bouquet from our local florist the day before.

Recommended Reading: 16 Elopement Ideas to Make Your Small Wedding Special

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Scarlet Roots
Venue – Consulate of the Dominican Republic
Floral Design – Central Square Florist
Cake – Milk Bar
Wedding Dress – Staud
Bridal Accessories – Jennifer Behr & Refine
Rings – Vrai

 

Congratulations again to Daniella and Nelson on their romantic courthouse wedding. We’re so thankful Scarlet Roots was there to capture the love of the day! If you’re planning your own courthouse “I do’s,” be sure to check out these courthouse wedding dresses that are simple yet special

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