Getting married abroad is now becoming the more popular choice for couples these days and Italy has all the romance, culture and atmosphere you could ever want. This concept started with the Vespa-ever since we got back from honeymoon in the Amalfi Coast where the best way to get around is on a scooter, I've been thinking about investing in one! That led me to the classic Audrey Hepburn film, Roman Holiday and there we are!
Here I've combined deep reds and pinks with earthy browns and slate grey.
Venue: Ceremony in a small quiet church or blessing in the gardens of a villa outside Rome, followed by a reception in a street cafe/restaurant in a square (to people watch) or in the gardens of a villa. Italians love a wedding and there's nothing better than celebrating your nuptials with the locals and a cool glass of Prosecco.
Dress: It's going to be hot, so this chic pleated dress is perfect for bridesmaids to keep them cool. I chose a short lace gown for the bride so she can scoot off on the back of a Vespa with her new husband for a spin after the ceremony.
Flowers and Decor: Having a wedding abroad in a stunning location means you needn't make any real effort at all where flowers and decor are concerned. Carry a deep, bright velvety bouquet of red peonies, roses and calla lilies and have small potted geraniums as centrepieces on your tables. For the evening, dress your venue with hundreds of tealights in lanterns and coloured glass jars.
Top Row: Temira pleat dress: Coast, Vespa: by Historicus at Flickr, 'Nina' in short at Stephanie Allin
Middle Row: Italian Meringue drops: Martha Stewart, Peony, rose and calla lily bouquet: Brides, Potted Geraniums: Martha Stewart
Bottom Row: Trevi Fountain, Sistine Chapel: Belief Net