Caroline and James’ intimate and understated Venice wedding didn’t skimp on the beauty thanks to My Italian Wedding Planner. Large gold candle-holders sat in the center of each reception table, surrounded by an array of feminine florals arranged by Munaretto Flowers. Caroline carried a simply elegant bouquet of peonies and looked like a princess in her Pepe Botella gown.
Caroline and James
The Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice, Italy
Before the wedding, I arranged for our String Quartet to play the composer Craig Armstrong’s piece of music “The Balcony Scene” as I walked down the aisle, as a surprise for my husband. We both love this piece of music. Craig Armstrong is a Scottish composer and the music features in the film Romeo and Juliet. I could not think of a more perfect, romantic piece of music to play in such beautiful surroundings as an overture to our special day.
We wanted a small, intimate, understated wedding in beautiful surroundings, with all of our closest friends and family around us. It was important to us that everyone enjoyed themselves in a relaxed, sumptuous environment and we could not think of anywhere more romantic than Venice. With Stefania’s help, the decor was classic and simple, timeless, with a hint of romance and mysticism.
I absolutely loved planning my wedding and I only wish I could do it all again. I would advise any couple to try and enjoy it and make the most of every moment, as it all passes too quickly.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Aljosa Viditec
Event Planning – My Italian Wedding Planner
Ceremony Venue – The Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore
Reception Venue – The Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Floral Design – Munaretto Flowers
Catering – The Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Live Music – The Musicians Ensemble
Videography – Aljosa Viditec
Invitations – Christian Lacroix
Hair & Makeup Styling – Paola Giancola
Wedding Dress – Pepe Botella via Christie Couture Bridal Boutique
Bridal Accessories – Pepe Botella
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Dessy
Groom’s Apparel – Ted Baker
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Ted Baker
Rings – Tiffany & Co., Omega
A special thanks to My Italian Wedding Planner for sharing Caroline and James’ Venice wedding with Junebug! For more understated wedding inspiration, check out Alexandra and Nicholas’ simply elegant Croatian wedding at Spanjola Fortress.