Glitz and Glamour for a 1920’s Gatsby Inspired Italian Wedding

Happy Thursday readers! Even if you only have a spare five minutes today you simply must make time to look at this utterly gorgeous Italian wedding – I’m completely in love with the dress, the venue is beautiful and the Great Gatsby inspiration is so incredibly glamorous!   Add in a beautiful bride, amazing scenery and a handsome groom and you may just have the perfect wedding….

This isn’t the first Italian wedding we’ve shared this week. We blogged this charming little cinematic and 1960’s inspired affair on Tuesday which took place in Bologna. Today, newlyweds Cinzia and Francesco, allow us to enjoy their August 2015 wedding held in the heart of Tuscany and followed the ceremony with a reception at the wonderful Terme Tettuccio. Established in the early 1920’s, the venue turned out to be the absolute perfect venue for the couple’s Gatsby inspired theme.

“I’ve always loved the roaring twenties.  When we decided to get married, Francesco’s parents (who live nearby) suggested that we consider Terme Tettuccio as a venue for our wedding party and it was love at first sight!  I couldn’t believe a place like that existed- it’s amazing. The Art Deco building immediately made me imagine colors like black and gold, pink peonies and white hydrangeas, and a gramophone playing jazz and swing music.”

Photography by The Sweet Side by Annalisa Bombarda

A Glamorous 1920's and Great Gatsby inspired wedding in Italy. Photogarphy by The Sweet Side.

Cinzia wore the most incredible dress by Creazioni Elena, which she purchased from Le Spose di Milano in Milan.  I can’t tell you how much I adore this dress- the soft chiffon skirts, the cut-out back, the beading and lace – simply divine.

A Glamorous 1920's and Great Gatsby inspired wedding in Italy. Photogarphy by The Sweet Side.

Our couple chose Annalisa Bombarda, otherwise known as ‘The Sweet Side’, to capture their wedding day on camera – and as for that divine headpiece? It’s by Doloris Petunia.

A Glamorous 1920's and Great Gatsby inspired wedding in Italy. Photogarphy by The Sweet Side.“Francesco and I met for the first time in 2008, in the same advertising agency we were both working for. He invited me out for dinner in such a creative way I could not refuse.  We enjoyed that dinner and since then, we enjoyed a hundred others.  After being engaged for 6 happy years, we decided to get married.”

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Over her hair she wore a 20’s inspired beaded headband with crystals by Doloris Petunia and a veil designed by Le Spose di Milano which Cinzia asked to be based on the Juliet cap style.  She finished her preparations with a spray of Quartier Latin by Memo, which she chose not only because she loved the scent, but because the packaging matched the colour palate of the wedding- what an eye for detail!

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To set off her gown, our bride wore high heeled rose gold sandals by Gianvito Rossi, white pearl earrings made by the mother of one of the bridesmaids and a matching back necklace to decorate her exposed back.

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Cinzia walked down the aisle of the church on her father’s arm for the traditional Catholic ceremony.

A Glamorous 1920's and Great Gatsby inspired wedding in Italy. Photogarphy by The Sweet Side.A Glamorous 1920's and Great Gatsby inspired wedding in Italy. Photogarphy by The Sweet Side.

Francesco looked every inch the Italian gentleman in his beautifully cut suit from Brian Dales, shoes by Fratelli Rossetti and a Dolce & Gabbana tie and shirt.  The combination of the black and white is perfect for the glamorous style of this wedding, don’t you think?

A Glamorous 1920's and Great Gatsby inspired wedding in Italy. Photogarphy by The Sweet Side.A Glamorous 1920's and Great Gatsby inspired wedding in Italy. Photogarphy by The Sweet Side.

The bridesmaids looked pretty in (pale) pink dresses from ASOS with hair accessories from Accessorize and each carried a pink feather fan, for that perfect flapper touch, while the flower girls wore pink dresses with roses purchased from Monsoon.

A Glamorous 1920's and Great Gatsby inspired wedding in Italy. Photogarphy by The Sweet Side.A Glamorous 1920's and Great Gatsby inspired wedding in Italy. Photogarphy by The Sweet Side.

“I chose white peonies and pink English roses for my bouquet, and to decorate the tables and the party I chose white giant hydrangea.” 

A Glamorous 1920's and Great Gatsby inspired wedding in Italy. Photogarphy by The Sweet Side.

I love the warmth of these photographs and the perfect mix of posed shots and unscripted moments caught on film…

“Annalisa She created beautiful pictures and a great video.  We were very satisfied with our choice- the result is very romantic.”

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The couple drove away in a wonderful vintage Phaeton Excalibur while their guests took an even more exciting mode of transport between the church and reception venue…

“A special detail of our wedding was Montecatini’s ancient funicular.  We booked the little train to take all guests up to the church in Montecatini Alto and then back down to the party at Tettuccio.”

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Words of Wedded Wisdom

“Take your time to get ready, but know that it really takes a lot of time to be as perfect as you wish. So prepare in advance! I was late to the church.”

A Glamorous 1920's and Great Gatsby inspired wedding in Italy. Photogarphy by The Sweet Side.

A huge thank you to Mr and Mrs Cellini for sharing their stunning day with us- I desperately want to visit Tuscany now!  Many thanks also to Annalisa Bombarda of ‘The Sweet Side’ for her beautiful images.

Do we have any more Italian brides-to-be on the blog?  Let us know!

Much love,

Shona x

 

Photographer – ‘The Sweet Side’ Annalisa Bombarda
Venue – Terme Tettuccio, Tuscany, Italy
Wedding planner – Excibus
Wedding dress – Creazioni Elena, purchased from Le Spose di Milano
Shoes – Gianvito Rossi
Accessories – Personalised jewellery by Edy by Dady Bijoux
Hair accessories – Doloris Petunia
Perfume- Quartier Latin by Memo
Bridesmaids’ dresses – ASOS
Accessories – Feather Fans by BridesDayRevisited on Etsy
Flower girls – Monsoon
Makeup – Virginia Niccolai MUA
Groom – Suit- Brian Dales; Shoes, Fratelli Rossetti; tie and shirt, Dolce & Gabbana
Florist – No details
Catering – Excibus
Cake- Designed by Giovannini Montecatini (no details)
Rings – Made by an artisan goldsmith in Pistoia, Tuscany
Favours – Made by Bottega Donnini (Franseco’s grandfather)
Stationery – Cinzia Caccia
Entertainment – DJ Vinile

Shona Raffle-Edwards

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Shona is a wedding admiring bookworm with a love of the countryside, flowers and all things organisational who is currently based in sunny Yorkshire with her husband and beloved cat

17 thoughts on “Glitz and Glamour for a 1920’s Gatsby Inspired Italian Wedding

  1. Annabel – with all these Italian weddings you are really spoiling us (me!). Ma dai – what a dress! I simply adore Italian weddings. Nuff said! Bellissime foto. Tanti auguri xxxxx

  2. as soon as we sow images we can’t believe so so much nice. Cinzia & Francesco are fantastic and we are really very happy work for!
    thank you Cinzia thank you Francesco
    Excibus catering

  3. Wow!!! Wonderful wedding and congrats to Annalisa!!! Her photos are just full of emotion and Perfect!!!! Love it so much!! Kiss from roma

  4. I don’t usually comment but this wedding completely blew me away. I loved every detail from the dress to the flowers and the stunning location. Absolutely fab!

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