Heather & Richard – Romantic Spring Wedding in Italy
Our first wedding of the season began in May with the marriage of Heather and Richard, without doubt the sweetest and most thoughtful couple on earth!
The month of May is one of the best times of the year in which to organise a destination wedding in Italy:
the climate is very pleasurable, neither too hot nor too cold, long evenings, luxuriant vegetation, uncrowded towns and cities…in other words, ideal! However, for the comfort of all the guests, it was decided for indoor dining while the aperitif and dessert would take place on the magnificent terrace of the Castello di Monterone.
The couple held their religious ceremony in the beautiful and intimate Anglican Church of St. Leonard in Assisi, the only Anglican Church in central Italy. This ancient building houses a number of interesting but damaged frescoes dating to 1439 circa; the main fresco behind the alter is from 1428 to 1436 circa and is the work of Giovanni Corraduccio. An organ accompanied the congregation during the many hymns that were sung during the Service.
We coordinated excellently over the months with the secretary of the Church and on the day itself, guests were transported by coach directly from Castello di Monterone to Assisi and vice versa…so comfortable and stress-free!
During the month of May, the many lavender bushes in the castle gardens are in full bloom, so much so that the air is profuse with its perfume…it was decided along with the bride that this would be a lavender-themed wedding, and so it was!
This very romantic bride chose a palette of soft pastel colours and the tablescape was one of the most romantic we have every installed: we used a soft blue shade of table linen and napkins; the flowers were abundant and arranged in vases of various sizes and metals, which, together with the many candles placed on the tables, glittered and sparkled all evening. We also used a lot of glass candle holders which added transparency to the very soft colour theme.
Lavender-themed elements were used throughout the event: we commissioned a glass tray to be made by a local craftsman and we filled it with dry lavender and used it as our tableau de marriage: we used Deruta terracotta vases of various sizes to hold fresh lavender plants…the overall atmosphere was warm and convivial, elegant and romantic.
Our warmest congratulations to this beautiful couple.