Moon & stars fall wedding, Italian-style in Puglia
Anyone have a getaway to Italy on the books? We’re pretty obsessed with Puglia ourselves (Amanda’s home reno is even inspired by her travels abroad), so it didn’t take long for us to fall in love with the photos Kir & Ira Photography documented at Masseria Torre Coccaro. It’s such an awe-inpiring location, especially when adorned in a celestial moon + stars theme, like this fall wedding designed by (the aptly named) team at Moon Events, below. Italy + moon + stars + fall = the dreamiest of weddings…
A little background behind the concept, from Moon Events… Celebrating love is always so special, emotional and hope giving. It challenges you to be a better self, to be kinder and to connect to your roots. And when you find a creative way to reflect that deep connection through a celestial theme, exploring the symbolism of the moon to truly portray an indestructible, endless love that may survive the trials of life, you know you have reached a milestone.
The celestial life is after all one of the most beautiful analogues to the vast and infinite love burning in a married couple’s heart; the moon representing the rhythm of time and life’s cycles, symbolizing eternity, while the stars are a spiritual symbol of new beginnings, guidance and adventure. All the while joggling between the known and the unknown, sometimes revealing light, at other times concealing it, casting a magical veil of mystery to our human existence.
It was actually just a serendipitous surprise that they choose a locale with two big, luminous stars on the wall. Meant to be.
Don’t you love our bride + groom’s stylish ensembles? Veronika wore a layered dress with a silky headwrap and lacy shoes, and Denis sported a beige linen suit. Details in the credits, per use!
The entire palette of the styled shoot was thought around the concept of layers and shades, revealing a personal view on the sky, the moon, the stars, the glow and the darkness. White was used as a background and as a base in order to make all other nuances stand out. An irregular blue grey runner flew over the table, reminding there is no uniformity of the colours of the universe. It was completed with touches of gold and amber and with dark grey candles. The stationery and the plates were completely custom made for the project. Both were made in darker shades of grey mixed with midnight blue, painted on top with golden strokes and inspirational words. The shapes of the plates point out the different phases of the moon, paired with dark cutlery.
A wild, undone bridal bouquet included beige, amber, grey, and dark blue, tied in a silk ribbon from Lancaster & Cornish.
What a beautiful night!
Ah, Italy. The team below sure nailed this ethereal design. We’ll have a Puglia travel guide up on 100LC soon, but until then, check out these other moon and stars themed wedding ideas here, here, and here.
Photography: Kir & Ira Photography / Location: Masseria Torre Coccaro in Puglia, Italy / Planning, Styling, & Coordination: Moon Events / Flowers: Chiara Sperti / Hair & Makeup: Irina Kondratenko / Stationery & Calligraphy: Charmink Calligraphy / Silk Runner & Ribbon: Lancaster & Cornish / Ceramic Plates: Jasmin Blanc Studio / Rentals & Decorations: Serendipity Rentals / Dress: Cathy Telle / Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes / Turban: Bridal Turban / Groom’s Suit: Linneo Archivable 7Clothing / Couple: Veronika & Denis / Film Lab: Lighthouse Film Lab