WHERE WAS IT – CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUES
Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Lake Como
No theme. Style, I wasn’t thinking of a particular ‘style’ but I suppose I wanted it small & elegant, but simple!
WEDDING PLANNER/EVENT MANAGER
Myself! Davide the manager at Villa Cipressi was very helpful and provided us with any contacts.
BRIDE’S DRESS I had seen what I wanted in a shop so I went home & I bought it online! For £1600 cheaper! I then got Sisters with Scissors in Stalham to do the adjustments.
Elena Wetherall from Fancy Bowtique created the handmade bespoke hairpiece.
Daniele at the hair salon in Bellagio did my hair. He came recommended by the lady that owned my parents apartment that they stayed in. He was the only reasonably priced hairdresser around!
The suit is from Moss Bros, shoes from TopMan, personalised cufflinks were from Precious Memories.
From Gigliola Fiordelmondo – no website, we spoke over email as I knew exactly what I wanted so I sent pictures!
Villa Cipressi made it for us.
The harpist was from La Bottega de Musica in Italy. We created our own playlist on the iPod for the aperitifs & dinner.
Stuart at the Turquoise Holiday Company organised it for us, we stayed at Six Senses Laamu, in The Maldives. It was the BEST holiday ever!!!
ANY SOURCES OF INSPIRATION
Not really- very boring! I didn’t want to get caught up in a load of wedding hype!- I knew what I wanted!