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Natacha and Fábio were married privately in Cuba the year prior to their stunning wedding celebration in Portugal.  Their venue, Aqueduto Eventos, a one-stop-shop responsible for the stationery, cake, decoration, florals and catering; set the tone with moody lighting, and modern, textural romance. We’re loving the way the live trees look against the graphic, contemporary architecture. Gilded details add hints of glam while Natacha stuns in a Pronovias. Check out all the details of the couple’s big day in these photographs by João Almeida Fotografia.

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Natacha & Fábio | Elegant wedding in Porto from Vanessa & Ivo on Vimeo.

Video: Vanessa & Ivo // Photography: João Almeida Fotografia // Venue, Stationery, Cake, Decoration, Flowers and Catering: Aqueduto Eventos // Dress: Pronovias // Suit: Prassa // DJ: Nuno Rodrigues

 

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With coral, seashells and agates abound, this styled shoot is Santorini inspiration at its finest. Coordinated by The Secret Owl with styling, design by Only For You Events, the chic details include gilded seashell escort cards, coral decor, Aegean-inspired watercolor stationery and a tablescape filled with wares akin to colored beach glass. The graphic florals by Studio 7 seem to be plucked from the sea, with red blooms that could double as anemones. Showstoppers include the three-tiered and gilded cakes by Cakes and Cookie and floral adorned horses and the shores of the Greek Islands. Daniela Rettore with The Fashion Wedding was behind the lens capturing it all and we’re thrilled to share the dreamy images with you today!

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Photography: Daniela Rettore, The Fashion Wedding // Coordination: The Secret Owl // Styling, Design & Invitation Suite: Only For You Events // Floral design: Studio 7 // Art de la table: Anthropologie / White Lilac // Wedding gown: Costarellos // Fine jewelry: Kousvelaris  // Furniture: Zazoo // Horses: Santorini Horse Riding // Cake & sweets: Cakes and Cookies // Hair: Coroflot // Bridal Shoes: Castaner // Groom’s suit: Truman Clothiers // Groom shoes: Kwnstantino // Male styling: It’s a Man’s Class

 

Michael and Edita had a venue booked in Chicago, but on a trip to Escondido, California the couple visited Cordiano Winery and completely changed their wedding plans. Their midwest family and friends loved the destination wedding that was almost completely created by Sisti&Co—their planner who was responsible for designing, styling and creating the florals that made the day so memorable. A palette of warm neutrals punctuated by blush dahlias sets a gorgeous scene and it’s all captured beautifully by Dana Richards.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The venue! Michael and I visited Cordiano Winery with friends who live in the area and instantly fell in love with it. We had a venue booked back in Chicago, but upon experiencing the breathtaking views of Cordiano, we quickly made some huge changes to those plans! The majority of our guests were from the Midwest, so they all loved this designation wedding. Also, one of our close friends married us and put together a touching, humorous, and genuine ceremony.

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

I was meeting a business partner at a Starbucks that happened to be next door to the Crystal Bride in Geneva, IL. I saw their Maggie Sottero sign and popped in out of curiosity. The rest was history. I did end up going back to the salon with Mom and girls to try it on again, but it was the only dress I was interested in even trying on!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

From Kim, the designer:

We wanted to add a bit of the Bride’s Bosnian culture into the wedding, so we decided on infusing something traditional from home – a candy bowl at each setting. The bowls have a handmade saucer and a lid, and hold Turkish delight or chocolates. They are most commonly seen in Turkey at cafes, and are filled with tasty little sweets to nibble on while sipping coffee.

Edita’s bouquet was also very special. As the florist, I was tending to a bunch of cafe au lait dahlias. They are drop dead gorgeous blooms, and I knew that I wanted them to be the focus of her bouquet. I found the prettiest one of the bunch that was slightly nude, and had a little mauve coloring on the edges to take it over the top. It complemented her style perfectly. Feminine, and playful, with just a hint of violaceous drama.

 

First Cut-HD 1080p from Dana Richards on Vimeo.

Design and Styling, Coordination & Florals: Kimberly Sisti/Sisti&Co  // Photography & Videography: Dana Richards // Paper goods: Minted-weddings // Venue: Cordiano Winery // Gown: Maggie Sottero // Bridal Salon: Crystal Bride // Bridesmaids: Lulu’s // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // His Wedding Band: Brilliant Earth // Her Wedding Band: CatBird NYC // Hair: Michelle Finch // Cake: Kimberly Sisti/Sisti&Co // DJ: Christian Palugod Just 4 Fun Entertainment // Linens: La Tavola Linen Luxe Linens // Rentals: Concepts Event Design // Tabletop: Cheri’s Vintage Table // Lighting: Brilliant Event Lighting // Jewelry: Sara Gabriel // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

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Old world romance meets modern, voluminous florals in this stunning inspiration shoot planned, styled and designed by copper + chloeCairnwood Estate set the perfect scene with it’s historic grounds and Designs by Ahn created the spectacular florals in burnt orange, hues of purple and soft creams—we can’t take our eyes off the arch! Barrie Anne Photography was on hand to capture all the details in these stunning images.

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Planning, Styling + Design: copper + chloe // Photography: Barrie Anne Photography // Floral Design: Designs by Ahn // Paper Goods: Barely Blush Ink // Venue: Cairnwood Estate // Look 1 Dress (Cape) + Accessories: BHLDN // Look 2 (Ballgown): Mari Mi Bridal // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Makeup: Eva with MakeMeUpEva // Hair: Top Knots by Aimee // Baker: Lady K’s Bake Shop // Jewelry: Corinne Jewelers // Model Bride: Simona // Events Assistant: Amanda Oliveri // Photographer Assistant: Addy Rae // Rentals: White Glove Rentals

 

Alice and Tom discovered La Selva Giardino del Belvedere through Instagram and booked it sight-unseen. When the couple travelled to Italy the year prior to the wedding and saw the villa venue, it was even more beautiful than they imagined. The day incorporated an elegant farmhouse vibe that perfectly compliments the Tuscan landscape including florals and a spectacular ceremony arch by Statti Fiori. We love the authentic, relaxed style of the day and beautiful images of a stunning couple celebrating their love through the lens of photographer Nastja Kovacec.

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From the bride and groom:

As Alice’s father’s family is Italian, once we were engaged in December 2016 we started the hunt for wedding venues. We knew we wanted a venue which could accommodate the bridal party and with a boho/farmhouse vibe. Tom happened to find La Selva Giardino del Belvedere on Instagram and we loved it straight away. Living in Hong Kong, we could not go to see the venue before we booked it! We went to Italy a year before our wedding and saw the venue which was even more beautiful than we thought.

From following La Selva on Instagram we also found our photographer Nastja Kovacec who had taken photos at previous weddings held at La Selva. This was the same for the florist, Statti Fiori. Francesco, whose family own La Selva, doubled up as our wedding planner. He helped us to organize a wedding website for our family and friends to book accommodations nearby and also provided us with a list of his usual suppliers. We ended up using all of Francesco’s usual suppliers (aside from hair and makeup) and he coordinated everything on the lead up to the wedding and the wedding day itself. He arranged welcome drinks at a nearby bar the evening before our wedding, and a pizza/pool party the day after. We were nervous initially planning a wedding in Italy from Hong Kong but everything went as smoothly as it could. The most stressful part of the wedding planning was getting the guests to RSVP and book their accommodation!

 

Photography: Nastja Kovacec // Florist: Statti Fiori // Invitations: Annie Clark through Minted // Venue: La Selva Giardino del Belvedere // Wedding dress: Pronovias // Hair and makeup: Tahlia Jayde // Wedding shoes: Aldo // Bridesmaids: Jumpsuits from Two Birds // Groom’s attire: Kilt from Janet Eagleton and Son, Perth Scotland. Kilt jacket and waistcoat: Yuen’s Tailor Hong Kong. Shirt and tartan trousers: Il Sarto, Hong Kong // Groom’s shoes: Marks & Spencer // Engagement and Wedding Rings: Hilary Schwartz Collection // Diamond eternity bracelet: Hilary Schwartz Collection // Sapphire and diamond earrings borrowed from bride’s mother (something borrowed and blue!), Ruby ring: family heirloom gifted by bride’s grandmother (something old!) // Catering: Organized by Wedding Venue // Music: String Quartet And DJ