Italian Dream Destination Wedding Becomes a Reality

Italian Dream Destination Wedding Becomes a Reality!

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming; birds are chirping; and temperatures are rising. With the perfect Southern California weather in full force, we find ourselves daydreaming and wanting to fill that wanderlust that Spring can bring! Now, after seeing Sharlene and Craig's picturesque Italian dream wedding photos, we are itching to travel to where this story takes place: Florence, Italy. When asked what she would change, Sharlene said that she wouldn't change a thing. After browsing through the gallery, we couldn't agree more. 

Sharlene and Craig had been dating for 8 years when Craig took a knee in their favorite city on the Santa Trinita bridge with the sun setting over the Arno River. The story could end there and still be striking. However, that wouldn't be all of it. Nine months before their planned wedding in Melbourne, Australia (Craig and Sharlene's hometown) both of Sharlene's grandparents passed away. With such devastating events weighing heavily on Sharlene's heart, the couple decided to rethink what was important to them and how they truly envisioned their perfect day to be. All previous plans were scratched, and the couple had 40 of their closest friends and family travel from Melbourne to Florence to share with them the most magnificent wedding the two could imagine.

Photographer: Facibeni Fotografia // Dress: Steven Khalil // Bridesmaids Dresses: Zimmermann // Venue: Villa La Vedetta // Florals: Stiatti Fiori

Add a little of La Dolce Vita to your wedding with delicious Italian delicacies

uber wedding designer and planner Sabrina Cadini of La Dolce Idea loves getting creative with wedding style and wedding favors. Sabrina says "Limoncello in a mini jar and cantuccio (Italian almond cookie) are perfect for a Tuscan-themed tabletop. Add fragrant rosemary for a memorable experience!" We say 'mille grazie Sabrina!'


Styling by La Dolce Idea Weddings @ladolceideaweddings
Charger plates by Classic Party Rentals San Diego @classicpartysd
Linens by Concepts Event Design  @conceptseventdesign
Photo by Cary Pennington Photography @carypenningtonphotography