Under the willowing branches of the weeping willows along the riverside in Italy, Nicole and Jordon tied the knot at a romantic outdoor wedding. Valeria Ferrari planned a pretty in pink wedding affair bursting with garden roses and hydrangeas that immediately had us falling in love with every delicate detail. The dreamy reception under twinkling lights with a lush floral runner in shades of pink is simply majestic and each photo from Halo Wedding has us swooning.
From the planner, Valeria Ferrari: The protagonists of this fairy tail are Nicole and Jordon. Young, beautiful and madly in love, Jordon is a sweet guy from UK and Nicole is an italian princess. They choose to celebrate their special day in one of the most stunning place we have here in Italy: “La finestra sul fiume”, an amazing off premise venue in north Italy.
To be more precise, the venue is situated between Lake Garda, a treasure of our country, and Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet. More over, the town where the venue is located is in fact an old, incredibly romantic village, where you can still see the ancient windmill’s wheel and you can take a walk surrounded by history. Nicole asked me to use pink as main color of their palette. Keeping in mind the natural beauty of the venue, I proposed an elegant and simple mood, in order to add a refined touch to the venue’s garden. I wanted to incorporate a blue touch in the graphic elements to give strength and character to the stationery.
The ceremony, with a pretty formal wedding procession and the dog, Caesar as special guest, was held in the afternoon in front of the river. It’s was touching and joyful at the same time. It’s difficult to explain by words, I think that have the ceremony bathed in that special light has made everything more magical.
The dinner was another moment of wonder, when they found out that we had set up a 38 meters long table on one of the islands. The centerpiece was a long shade from pink to white in order to define the table’s zones, the lights was reflected by the water and the atmosphere was incredible.
After the speeches and the dinner, we asked the guests to move in another zone of the garden: it was the wedding cake moment! The bride showed up with her second dress and lights and luminous fountains was the backdrop. After the toasts music started and a surreal show began. The guests we enchanted by the performers and after the show, the party unleashed and everybody had fun dancing and singing.
From the bride, Nicole: We were looking for a venue on the lake with a lake view, but I was curious, after seeing some pictures, to view La finestra sul fiume so we decided to view it and it was love and first sight. It’s such a magical place that we had no doubt: it was the one! The weeping willows, the river and the frame that surrounds it were perfect for the most important day of our lives, and so it was.
The only thing that, in our opinion, made the place even more special was the decision to fill it with white and baby pink flowers, the bride’s favorite colors. There were flowers everywhere and we even gave the guests the opportunity to have small flower compositions from the flower bar. If I could go back in time, there’s not a single thing that we would change.
This romantic riverside wedding in Italy feels like a tucked away secret perfect for an intimate destination wedding. If you’re looking to honeymoon in Italy, then you have to check out our Ultimate Honeymoon Guide to the Amalfi Coast.
Planning + Design: Valeria Ferrari
Photography: Halo Wedding
Florals: Elena Fiori
Catering: Officina Eventi
Venue: La finestra sul Fiume
Makeup: Veronica Tavella
DJ + Silent Disco: Matteo Negri
Rentals: Integra Rent
Bridal Dresses: Atelier Emé
Groom’s Attire: Tom Ford
Performers: Parola Bianca