Burgundy and blue led the color parade in Emma + Dan’s gorgeously white-washed Puglia wedding we’re sharing today. Destination wedding GOALS, their getaway was overflowing with such day-dream details as a morning of sunbathing before getting ready, a vintage blue convertible decorated with balloons, a pretty epic market display to balance the suspended minimalist botanical installations above the communal table, and a night ending with glitzy fireworks. Did we mention there’s a cheese wheel cake too? Get ready for an al fresco wedding you won’t be able to forget!
Destination wedding photographer, Stefano Santucci, sure knows how to tell a story! We love the way he captures emotions and special details with every frame – we can’t help but feel like we’re really there!
Italian Style Weddings brought some major pizazz to this white-washed alfresco venue. From the suspended cacti + dried blooms strung out like pearls across the tablescape to the romantic white draping creating the most intimate ceremony, we are head over heels.
Emma sure wears the heck out of this ombre blush-tinted bridal gown from Mira Zwillinger with a botanical lace overlay to boot!
From the event designer, Alice of Italian Style Weddings : Emma had always dreamt of getting married in Italy as the food is out of this word and people are very hospitable. Puglia won a few more points as venues tend to offer a late music licensing for an all-night party.
Based on the vision of the day Emma had in mind, we suggested a few venues and after a quick visit, Emma fell in love with Masseria Potenti for its rustic and bohemian vibe.
We’re not shy about our love for ruffles, so this Cinderella blue number from Joanna August certainly makes our hearts sing!
From the bride: As a typical Puglian Masseria, the venue is totally white so we decided to work with vibrant colours, however we wanted to be as close to an Italian/Puglian wedding as possible so we incorporated an aperitif which was a triumph of food and colours. Different food stalls serving local delicacies and a cheese maker. At dinner we had long family-style dinner tables with hanging flowers and lights and the whole venue was lit up by typical colourful Puglian lights called rosoni.
I knew I wanted a deep burgundy to provide a contrast to the white-washed surroundings, so chose a light blue to go with it. The flowers were a bit of a risk as I didn’t get to see the bouquets in advance but they turned out beautifully.
Um, how cool is this patterned escort card display with a wreath of native Italian blooms + red peppers created by Downey Street Events?!
I took my hair stylist and make-up artist with me from the UK as didn’t want any surprises on the day! I wanted a Hollywood curl to complement the strapless neckline and had it clipped to the side to give it a fresh style without having to touch it through the day.
The venue offered a lot of decorations to choose from, we went for some large typical Apulian lights and made us of their bohemian seating with carpets and cushions to create a warm atmosphere. I’d seen them use the upside down hanging flower style at another wedding so asked them to replicate this at our tables.
Nothin’ but lovely right? See the full video from Luigi De Gregorio below!
Photography: Stefano Santucci
Videography: Luigi De Gregorio
Event Planning: Alice Guaraschelli of Italian Style Weddings
Venue, Floral Design, Cake Design: Masseria Potenti
Menù cards and Place holder stationary: Chiara Tommasino
Wedding Dress: Mira Zwillinger
Bridal Boutique: Browns Bride
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bride’s Earrings: Oscar de la Renta
Groom’s Attire: Paul Smith
Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August
Hair Stylist: Daryl Wallace
Makeup Artist: Jasmine Jardine
Invitations: Downey Street Events
DJ: Jyoty Singh