Today I am thrilled to share this rustic Italian Wedding with hints of grey and sage green.
Images were captured by Luke Holroyd Photography.
Luke Holroyd is a Professional Photographer based in Leeds capturing Weddings across the UK & Overseas.
His work is both imaginative and natural and he absolutely loves doing something that I can be so creative with.
Most of the couples who choose to book him for their big day are looking for a photographer who is a little bit more relaxed and creative than the traditional approach to Wedding Photography.
He loves capturing couples who really enjoy being creative, surrounded by their awesome family & friends.
I hand over to beautiful Bride to be Kelly…
How did you meet?
We actually met in primary school, in year 3 and went through primary school, secondary school and college together.
We used to sit next to each other in most classes in high school, I was the “geek” and Sam was a bit of a “character” so I was always put next to him to encourage him to work well!
We became good friends during our first year of college and started going out during our second year, and have been together ever since!
Tell us about the Proposal…
A year or so after living together, we had the discussion of getting married as couples eventually do!
We had some ideas of where we would like to have our wedding, what kind of ceremony it would be, what kind of engagement ring I would like etc.
We decided to be different and choose my engagement ring together – Sam was a little worried about choosing one that I wouldn’t like and we wanted it to be something we were both a part of.
So on Boxing Day 2015, we successfully spent the day ring shopping. Sam didn’t want to officially ask me until he had spoken with my dad, so that’s just what he did.
A couple of days into the New Year, Sam asked me to marry him in our home the evening after he’d been to pick up the ring.
I’m not one for being centre of attention, so Sam asking me in our home, to me was just perfect.
Tell us about your Wedding Planning Journey…
We originally said we would wait at least two years to get married, so we had time to save up.
However, I was too excited and already looking at ideas on Pinterest that I persuaded Sam to get married a year sooner!
We knew we wanted a destination wedding, and I’ve always said Italy would be my dream place.
We did a bit of research for an Italian wedding planner, and found Kelly Hayes who is British, but lives in Italy and obviously speaks the language.
We spoke with Kelly in the January and told her what type of wedding we wanted, what our budget was and that we just wanted a small intimate wedding.
Kelly said sounded like just the place for us, as it’s not very well known and there are lots of beautiful places where we could have our reception.
We then met with Kelly in Italy in the May, where she showed us around the town hall, which we fell in love with. Very 17th century, with Renaissance features and original artwork.
She then took us round the corner of the town hall, to this stunning restaurant, Odeon Alla Collona, and mentioned that we could have our reception there.
I think the pictures speak for themselves with just how stunning the restaurant was.
After having some lunch (and lots of prosecco) there, we knew it was perfect for us and we booked it there and then. All of this was decided/booked on the first day!
A couple of days later, we met with Kelly again to find accommodation for the wedding.
She took us to this amazing farmhouse, with a swimming pool, and plenty of rooms for our guests.
Again, we fell in love and booked it! Within three days, we’d set a date and booked the town hall, our reception and our accommodation.
The rest of the planning was more paperwork and deciding on colour theme and the intricate details for the day!
What was the colour palette/theme of your Wedding?
The restaurant where we had the reception was quite rustic, so we wanted to keep that in the theme for the wedding.
For colour we decided to keep it simple. We chose a sage green and grey colour scheme – the bridesmaid dresses and men’s ties were sage green, and Sams suit was grey.
We didn’t want to keep to the tradition of having the groom, the best man and father of the bride wearing the same suit, as we wanted things to be relaxed, so they chose their own suits! The only thing we asked was that they be grey.
I had gypsophilia flowers for myself and my bridesmaids, which were fresh as the wedding planner bought them the morning of the wedding.
We decided not to have favours, and asked the owner of the restaurant to give guests more prosecco instead!
What was the best bit of your Day?
I loved every minute of our wedding day, from getting ready to going back to the accommodation and continuing the party there.
If I had to choose, the best bit of the day was the reception. The atmosphere was incredible. Everybody was happy, enjoying themselves and so full of love (and prosecco of course)!
The weather was beautiful, and we were sat outside by the canal, which just added to it.
Sam and I had chosen the music for the reception, which went down brilliantly with our guests- there was lots of dancing!
What advice would you give to future couples getting married?
My advice for other couples getting married would be to just do what you want to do/have what you want to have.
Don’t let family members tell you what you should have for your wedding, or who you should invite.
If you want a small wedding and don’t want to invite your mums best friend, or your next door neighbours, then don’t.
If you want to get married abroad, but don’t want a party back home for others to attend, then don’t have one.
The day is about you and your partner & what you both want.
Don’t be pressured into doing something you don’t want to do, or having something you don’t want have just to please others! It’s your day & no-one else’s.
Venue – Ceremony – Treviso Town Hall Reception – Odeon Alla Collona
Post Ceremony Party & Accommodation – Agriturismo Ca Bianchini Treviso
Wedding Dress – Tonia Ann Bridalwear – Washington – Tyne & Wear
Brides Shoes – Debenhams
Wedding planner – Kelly Hayes – The Italian Wedding Planner
Best man suit and Father of the Bride Suits – own suits with ties from Swagger and Swoon.
Flowers – fresh gypsophila and collected from a local florist on the morning of the Wedding.
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