Southern Amore

After heavy showers throughout the afternoon, our bride and groom were able to make the best of a soggy situation, and have an amazing wedding night. Having spent many years in Italy, the main design inspiration for the affair comes from all things Italia. Luckily, the Italians think rain on your wedding day is good luck. And, thank you to Corbin Gurkin for the photos.

Held at the bride’s family home, the stunning property provides an amazing backdrop for photos.

With our Italy inspiration, olive branch envelope liners are used on the beautifully formal invitations. And, the save the dates incorporated an illustration of the property and family crest. Also, the wedding welcome gifts are market baskets filled with all the treats and goodies you could possibly want, including custom embroidered hats. All designs by Lettered Olive.

Bridesmaids are gifted matching robes for the getting ready during day. And, the lush emerald green made for a perfect chic choice for a fall palette.

The couple married in the bride’s hometown church. The groom and groomsmen chose traditional formal tuxedos.

Here, the cocktail hour bar features fabric custom printed by Lettered Olive. A surprise to the father of the bride, it depicts a rendering of his favorite Italian painting of the area in Italy where they lived for many years.

Fresh potted herbs with plant signs act as escort cards. The embroidered table runner is a gift we give to the couple after the wedding day.

Dinner in the tent feels like dinner in an Italian garden. The tent has a washed wooden floor, fresh trees with twinkle lights, and of course pashminas for the ladies in case of a chill.

The head table features Italian glass bowls full of lush lemons. The place settings feature fresh cibatta loaves wrapped in vellum with guests’ names. Don’t forget the fresh olive sprig. And, the head table featured embroidered green linen napkins, which will also be gifted to the couple for their new home.

Of course, you have to do the traditional Italian buttercream wedding cake (Millefoglie) topped with fresh berries is perfect. Made by a close family friend to boot.

After dinner, guests make their way into the reception area. This is the properties garage, and we transformed it into a party palace. Here, the couple share their first dance.

The bride and groom are sent off by sparklers and driven away in a vintage Italian sportscar. Of course, the rain finally let us for this fabulous moment.

The couple had a brief detour to take in the surprise fireworks display at the end of the night. What we do is so very hard. And, when you have things like weather that are out of your control it can be REALLY hard. But, when you see this couple and their love, and details so beautiful despite the challenges, it’s why we keep doing it!