Got married in Liguria
Davide and Monica are a young Italian couple that several years ago decided to move for work reasons. However, in order to celebrate their big day with family and friends, they decided to go back to Italy and get married at the seaside in Liguria, which is where Davide was born.
I received their call on Christmas Day: they said that they had already met with several wedding planners, but none of them had been able to understand what they had in mind. There was not much time, because they would have to return to London a few days later, and so on the 26th we were already visiting some venues. At the end, the choice fell on a renowned beach establishment with wide parking, a great convenience for guests, especially on a summer weekend.
To tell their family which venue they were going to choose, they decided to hold a nice lunch right there — at the end of the lunch, they made the announcement.
Davide had his suit tailored-made by a London tailor, and, on his feet, the classic Church's could not be missed; Monica, on the other hand, chose a dress in which she could move comfortably on the sand, opting for a lace corset and a skirt composed of long organza petals. For the veil she made a big surprise to her mother by wearing the one she had worn on her Wedding Day, while for the bouquet she used the beloved white duchesse peonies.
The ceremony was held in the church of Borgo Verezzi, a church dear to Davide, since he had received all the sacraments there. It was set up with hundreds of white hydrangeas, rose petals and candles.
The groom reached the church aboard a vintage Vespa with an exceptional passenger: his mother. Monica, on the other hand, arrived in a vintage Bentley accompanied by her very excited dad.
After the ceremony, guests headed to the location, where a striking view of the gulf was waiting for them; total white arrangements, from the furnishings to the awnings, from the flowers to the candles, made the atmosphere even more special, not to mention the gourmet thematic islands on the panoramic terraces: the cheesemaker who was making mozzarella on the spot, the pesto corner and many other corners dedicated to typical Ligurian dishes.
For the placé dinner we moved to the indoor rooms where the round tables, again total white, were topped by a wrought-iron candelabra with candles and a floral sphere on top. At the end, the cake was served by the seaside at the beach, enlighted by the fireworks, where guests found personalized flip flops to be worn to go wild in dances by the sea until late at night.
Ph credits: specchiomagico_weddings