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Sun-Kissed Destination Wedding in Southern Italy with a Stunning Floral Appliqué Dress

Sun-Kissed Destination Wedding in Southern Italy with a Stunning Floral Appliqué Dress

bride and groom kiss outside of their red getaway car

Ciao, bella! I think we’ve found the perfect trifecta of Italian weddings: floral appliqué wedding gown, geometric ceremony arch, and an adorable red vintage car. This gorgeous destination wedding in southern Italy at Masseria Potenti is stunninggggg with it’s white-washed venue and greenery canopy over each wooden roman table. Honestly you’ll get lost in all the splendor of this gorgeous soirée beautifully captured by Jess Withey. It’s all about the details at this sun-kissed destination wedding in Puglia which is the perfect wedding planning aperitivo.

bride and groom kiss during Italian wedding ceremony

wedding invitation

From the photographer, Jess Withey: Sarah and Jake’s wedding, for me, is unrivalled when it comes to style. These guys oozed classicly cool simplicity, and I think you’ll see from the images as their wedding was a direct reflection of this. Every detail was meticulously thought through, but the atmosphere on the day was far from high maintenance. These guys came to party! I’ll never forget their first dance, the sun was setting, the air was warm, a gentle breeze as the saxophonist played – it was more like a party in Ibiza than a stuffy wedding reception. All the guests were fully invested, hands in the air – taking in every second of the last warm rays of the sun. It. was. dreamy.

wedding ceremony in Italy with triangle wedding arch

citrus and plant wedding ceremony decor in Italy

groom's shoes, belt, tie and wedding rings

bride with her bridesmaids

We are loving these dresses perfect for a destination wedding in southern Italy! Heart eyes all day!

bride cheering while standing in red Fiat

What made you choose the venue you chose?
From the bride and groom: I mean have you seen it? The place is so beautiful and just magical, we knew from the moment we saw it online that it was the one. When we made the trip over to Puglia to meet with the owners daughter, Chiara it only confirmed what we already knew. We were in LOVE (with the venue). We also really wanted our guests to experience something different which is another reason we chose Masseria Potenti, we wanted a venue that guests wouldn’t normally visit, we didn’t want anything traditional or one of those ‘conveyor belt’ wedding venues.

destination wedding ceremony in Puglia, Italy


bride and groom wedding photo

bride and groom kiss surrounded by their wedding party

bride walking with her bridesmaids

wedding ceremony with canopy greenery over reception tables

Where did you find inspiration for your style, colors, etc.?
Pinterest & Instagram. We had so many Pinterest boards and ended up following so many wedding blogs, magazines, and dress designers. We kept everything very neutral as it was fitting with the white washed venue but we’re also big fans of keeping it simple and timeless. We did add a pop of color to my bouquets and the bridesmaids for contrast & stop everything feeling too washed out.

wedding ceremony with canopy greenery over reception tables

tambourine seating assignment


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What are your favorite memories from the day?
Everything! I literally loved every second but the food, the guests, the fireworks and the party atmosphere were the highlights!

bride and groom wedding photo in front of large green plant

bride and groom kiss outside of their red getaway car

evening wedding reception in Italy

You can view their wedding video by Adam Lyduch Films below:

We sure do love our destination weddings in Puglia, Italy! So how about traveling further north with us for this romantic Italian wedding?

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Jess Withey
Videography: Adam Lyduch Films
Makeup: Zoe Cornwell 
Venue, Catering + Florals: Masseria Potenti
Entertainment: SC Event Management
Dress: Liz Martinez
Shoes: Valentino

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