The Couple: Rosemary and Oscar
The Wedding: 5.17.13 – Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venice, Italy
The Photographers: Alessandro and Veronica Roncaglione
Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Rosemary and Oscar: Timeless, Magical, Breath-taking
Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?
Rosemary: Our first trip together was to Venice, and we fell in love with it. We wanted to let the citys beauty come out in the pictures. We are both very simple but appreciate fine details, and like to have a good time. Both my dress and Oscar’s suit were simple and classic. But our shoes were very modern and fun! As for the general theme, we wanted our guests to feel as though they were in a Fellini film.
Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your Italy wedding?
Rosemary and Oscar: There was a major thunderstorm that hit the morning of our wedding and lasted well into the afternoon. It stopped raining just long enough to walk to the church. As soon as the ceremony began, another major storm hit. Then, all of a sudden as the Ave Maria was being sung, this stunning beam of light shines on the two of us from the church window – and it didn’t rain again the rest of the day. After the ceremony, the guests had no idea where the reception was – we surprised them with a boat ride through Venice to the restaurant. Watching their reactions as the boats pulled up was priceless. It was all so beautiful, but it is all such a blur! Thank goodness for the amazing pictures that we have to document it!
Junebug: What specifically drew you to Alessandro and Veronica Roncaglione and their imagery?
Rosemary and Oscar: When looking at their photos, we loved the quality of the pictures as well as all the different effects. The pictures were atypical and artistic but still possessed a very classic feel.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Alessandro and Veronica Roncaglione
Event Planner: Anna Bozza of The Venice Wedding planner
Ceremony Venue: Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Reception Venue: Riviera Restaurant
Officiant: Father Cesare
Invitation Designer: Inviting Designs by Nathalie Vazquez
Catering: Riviera Restaurant
Florist: Munaretto Flowers
Wedding Dress: Junko Yoshioka
Bridal accessories: Headpiece – Maria Elena Head pieces and Accessories, Earrings and bracelet – family heirlooms
Bridesmaids apparel and accessories: Berta Valle Designs, Jewelry – family heirlooms
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: Canali
Hair: Lally Trolese
Make-up: Roberta Galesso
Transportation: Venice Water Taxis
Favors: Romeo y Julieta Cuban Cigars
Pure loveliness! Thank you for sharing your destination wedding with us, Rosemary and Oscar and a big bravo to Alessandro and Veronica Roncaglione for beautifully capturing it all.
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