Izolda and Razvan’s Italian wedding is filled with old-world romance. The intimate celebration at Villa Le Due Torrette was planned by Fairy Italy and focused on the comfort and enjoyment of the family and guests. As with most Italian Villa weddings, the decor is built in and the team of vendors including florist FioriGraphia kept the details to a minimum introducing a just a sprinkle of lilac and lavender hues. The bride’s Berta gown and cathedral length veil are a total show-stopper and we’re loving all the portraits of the couple on the grounds captured in the images of the day by photographer Slava Mishura.
What made the wedding special and unique?
A special atmosphere was created by the chamber format of the wedding. It was a family celebration, where everyone met and talked to each other, and we were able to devote time to each guest. Many guests afterwards noted that there was a pleasant feeling that the celebration was organized for them. Chambery has created a very pleasant and comfortable atmosphere for everyone.
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
I found the dress in Italy, wedding salon “Le Spose Di Milano”. This was the second dress that I tried on, after I tried a few more but I did not want anything else and I did not go to any other salons. For fitting in Milan, I came from Monaco (where I lived) with my friends. The girls were crying during the fitting. Unfortunately on this day with me there was no mom. But my mother was able to come to the last fitting and she was very excited during it. And at that moment the first time I realized that I’m getting married, this is when I wore a dress and a salon employee dressed me with a veil. It was an extraordinary moment!
What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?
Little details, which we thought through with wedding planner, were very memorable to the guests. Little gifts, mirror seating chart, colors we used, dress for my girls, bow-tie for the guys. All details are joined together.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
The most memorable moment of the wedding for me was on my way out with Dad. He came to my room. We went down the stairs and I saw the two of us in the mirror. I started crying. And of course the moment with Razvan, when we stood during the ceremony. It seemed to us that we were alone together and there was no one around. The moment of our unity.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
This is very funny, because the first unofficial proposal I received by phone. At that time we lived in different countries and Razvan really wanted me to move closer. I took the offer by phone as a joke. Usually, we saw each other once a month and the next time I came to Amsterdam, I already guessed that he had prepared a ring for me. On the day of my arrival, we went for a walk. There were a lot of people in the city. But knowing that he is very shy and will not make the proposal in a public place, every time we were alone (in the garden full of bloomed sakura, on the Ferris Wheel on Dam Square), I always thought “Well, now!” Every moment turned out to be wrong and in the end, I was tired of thinking about it. We were in a public park and watched the ducks. At some point, he said “Look!” pointing to the family of ducklings. I turned away to look, and when I turned back to him, he was already holding the ring in his hands.
Despite the fact that I was waiting for this moment all day, it was unexpected!
Photographer: Slava Mishura // Wedding Planner: Fairy Italy // Floral Designer: FioriGraphia // Calligrapher: Anya Tsymbal // Wedding Venue: Villa Le Due Torrette // Makeup & Hair: Anna Konopleva // Rings: Cartier // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Dress: Berta // Showman: Serghei Abalin // Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab