A Fairytale Italian Wedding
‘See Venice And Die’ said Nehrlich, speaking of the most romantic city in the world. If you’re a passion-junkie, then bring a little bit of Italian love to your wedding
The Inside Essential
Loretta Caponi’s laboratory in Florence is something of a dream. Masters at the art of embroidering the finest fabrics work their magic in an ancient palace in the heart of the city. From silk bed sheets with applied embroidered flowers to a négligé and dressing gown in pure silk and lace, if you never want to leave we don’t blame you, but make sure to take some of its delights back with you for your big day.
The Bridal Gown
For the epitome in bridal-wear bliss, there is nothing like a dress by Domo Adami. The legendary designer handcrafts stunning gowns in his secluded atelier in the outskirts of Milan, weaving fantasies for brides around the world. Trust us, once you’re in those swathes, not even the excitement of your wedding night is going to make you want to take them off!
Visit www.domoadami.com for more information.
A Fairytale Reception
Rustic and romantic, what could be more magical than a wedding reception in a stunning Tuscan villa? The Villa Medicea in the town of Buti is an ancient house dating back to the 11th century. Classic Italian frescoes decorate the walls of the central hall and a gorgeous garden looks out over the rolling hills. We’re in love already. If you can’t take your wedding party to the land of romance.
Visit www.villamedicea.com and bring a bit of that quixotic love to your altar right here!
Your Glass Jewels
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but jewels made from coloured glass promise to add that so-on-trend pastel touch to any traditional gown. Handcrafted blown glass from the island of Murano by Antica Murrina Veneziana, where pieces are priced at just Dhs261, are light, bright and perfectly suited to any bride who wants to add that little Italian something to her bridal look.
Visit www.anticamurrina.it to take your pick.
The Sweetest Treat
For a sweet touch to any Italian-inspired wedding, just add confetti! Packed in pretty boxes or sheer pouches, the delightful sugar coated almonds are the perfect thank you gift for friends and guests on your big day. Milan’s own Confetteria Conti makes the delicious sweets in a variety of flavours, and the great thing?
It’s all available right here at the Dubai Mall or online at www.milanowedding.it.
Your Princess Shoes
Via Cerva, 18 in Milan is a secret address you’d be reluctant to share. Alessandro Oteri’s bridal shoes are fairytale-fabulous and among the most coveted in the world. Created with the finest materials and made-to-order according to each bride’s taste, these shoes are everything bridal dreams are made of. If authentic old-school splendour is what you want your wedding to be about, then order these Lida Bow foot fairies.