In the charming town of Roccella Ionica, Calabria, Italy, a beautiful love story unfolded, culminating in a magical wedding that captured the essence of romance, tradition, and family bonds. The tale began in 2015 when the paths of two souls, deeply connected by fate, crossed on the sandy shores of a local beach club.
Despite the challenges of a long-distance relationship, in 2018, Domenico made a life-altering decision, leaving his homeland to be with his love in Sydney. Shortly after, he made another life-altering decision, the proposal. A moment of sheer surprise and heartfelt emotion, occurred against the backdrop of Sydney’s scenic beauty. A walk along the Quay Pier turned into an unforgettable memory as Domenico dropped to one knee, asking his beloved to be his forever. The proposal was beautifully captured by an impromptu photographer, making the day even more special and unexpected.
Planning the Wedding
The wedding was a testament to the couple’s impeccable taste and appreciation for tradition. The theme, inspired by the timeless beauty of Italy, featured soft blues, abundant greenery, chandeliers, and candles, creating a soft, romantic ambiance. The reception, characterized by long Kings Tables, reflected the Italian way of living—a communal celebration filled with food, laughter, and dance.
In a picturesque Italian town, the individual fondly recalls their wedding day, highlighting the beauty of the church and the unique experience of the Italian mass conducted by the priest. The church, resembling a scene from a movie, was perched atop a mountain, featuring an old brick entrance and a captivating staircase. The bride’s emotional ascent, accompanied by her father, became a cherished memory as she walked towards her awaiting loved ones, creating a special and unforgettable moment.
The couple chose the enchanting La Cascina 1899 Ristorante as their wedding venue, a decision rooted in love and tradition. The venue, nestled amidst palm trees and featuring a grand entrance, pool, and gazebo, served as the ideal backdrop for their celebration. For the bride, having the wedding in her husband and father’s hometown held deep sentimental value. It allowed both families and friends, including 15 cherished guests from Australia on their European adventures, to partake in the joyous occasion.
The bride, adorned in a gown from the Blanche Bridal collection, exuded grace and elegance. The dress, with its sheer bodice, delicate 3D floral details, and romantic aura, perfectly suited the European summer setting.
Couple’s Favourite Element
One of the most cherished moments came on the eve of the wedding, in the form of a ‘Serenata,’ an Italian tradition where the groom, along with family and friends, serenades his future wife. This heartfelt gesture, accompanied by love heart balloons and singing in the streets, encapsulated the depth of their love and the happiness that surrounded them.
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