Wildflowers and timber set the tone for today’s Italian park wedding between a star-crossed couple that met during a music festival in Venice over a dozen years ago. We won’t give their whole story away, but you should know that serendipity played a big role and our hopeless romantic hearts just cannot take it! An ancient stone staircase quite literally set the stage for Ilaria and Andrea’s organic, nature-forward wedding at Frassanelle… a beautiful respite to modern city life. Featuring the design talents of florist Daisy Studio, every corner is as picturesque as the next in this gallery from Serena Genovese. Ready to dive in with us?
From the couple, Ilaria and Andrea: We met in Venice during a hot summer day of 2007. We shared the first moments surrounded by friends, art and rock music. Our respective best friends were dating but after about a month the situation was reversed and we started our wonderful love story.
Ilaria, for Andrea’s 30th birthday, decided to pursue his big dream: see the northern lights. So, in November we took a couple of planes and reached the far north of Sweden.
Among snowy and fairy landscapes, in the magical evening of November 24th, the aurora manifested itself to the maximum of its magnificence. At that precise moment, Andrea kneeled down to ask the fateful question. In a succession of incredulity, smiles and tears, we promised to the universe our commitment to each other.
The most important aspect for us was to be able to consecrate our love surrounded by the majesty of nature. A marriage of natural tones, simple but spontaneous wildflowers, wood, raw fabrics and the soft light of candles. We chose an intimate ceremony in a centuries-old park at the heart of Colli Euganei: Frassanelle, an ancient residence of the Counts Papafava dei Carraresi.
How sweet was their Italian park wedding celebration? And the epic Northern lights engagement they shared? If you’re feeling the travel bug, this Iceland engagement session in front of a breathtaking waterfall will also leave you daydreaming!
Photographer: Serena Genovese
Flowers: Daisy Studio
Music: Damien McFly
Dress: Rembo Styling
Groom Suit: Ca’ dei Sarti
Makeup artist: Serena Cupertino
Stationery: Studio Alispi
Stylist: Cloe flowers