Guys, Olivia + Stefano’s Italian wedding was pretty darn epic. With Masseria Potenti for a venue (which they have nothing but good things to say about!), they hosted a 3-day event with different themes: First, a “Travellers and Troubadours” theme that included wood-fired pizza, music + entertainment, and bonfires in the garden. Then, an Italian market-inspired wedding with canapés served in food stalls and a banquet style dinner. Lastly, a “1950s Beach Party and Seafood Grigliata”, where everyone rocked 50s hairstyles and swimming hats, dined on BBQ seafood, and surrounded themselves with inflatable seagulls, rings, and dolphins. Whew! Does this sound like the most amaze wedding weekend ever, or what?! We say YES!
Photog Cinzia Bruschini, who they loved for her intimate way of photographing each and every little moment, captured the whole event for us all to marvel at:
Olivia’s original gown wasn’t finished with only two days left (gasp!!). But she found a tailor in London to customize a drop-dead-gorgeous Reem Acra dress she found at Harrods. Not only was her gown not ready in time, but neither were the bridesmaids’ gowns. Luckily, J. Crew saved the say with mint green + ivory dresses.
The ceremony itself was on a hilltop in a Basilica cathedral in Oria, near their venue. Goodness…
Olivia wanted a unique bouquet that would last. She chose silk flowers + unripe blackberry stems paired with tie-dye ribbon, and collaborated with florist La rosa Canina to bring all the floral details to life. Eva of Chic Weddings in Italy also styled everything with Olivia’s vibrant aesthetic to mind… a true collaborative effort.
The bride’s most unforgettable moment:
Driving from the church to the venue after we were married, just Stefano and I, with the sun setting, speeding along the road, in a classic Fiat 500 that had just been given to us outside the church by our parents—an amazing and very unexpected present! The roof was down, the cans were clattering along the road and the extra large balloons were being slowly torn away by the wind and flying off into the distance! It was like we were literally starting a journey into our future together.
Olivia says, We love travel, different cultures, and embracing the environment around us, wherever we are in the world. I think the style throughout the wedding represented our desire to enjoy the everyday things we have around us without the need to overcomplicate.
A recap by Origami Videography:
Olvia’s tip to those in planning mode is to leave a few things up to chance—if you worry about every single detail, you’ll know everything before it happens! So true.
Photographer: Cinzia Bruschini / Videographer: Origami Videography / Venue, Catering, & Cake: Masseria Potenti / Event Planning, Styling, Design, & Tambourines: Eva Trevisan of Chic Weddings in Italy / Florist: La rosa Canina / Hair & Makeup Artist: Alice Oliver / Stationery & Website: Emerence de Potesta / Band: Kalascima / DJ: Sasha Barbot / Bride’s Dress: Custom Reem Acra from Harrods London / Veil: Bride’s Mother with Fabric from Joel and Sons London / Shoes: Miu Miu / Jewelry & Rings: Heirloom / Groom’s Suit: Hardy Amies on Saville Row / Waistcoat: Oliver Brown / Shoes: Stemar / Tie: Hermes /