A Venetian Bride

Our Wedding Day in Venice – Read about the wedding of Giulia and Carlo, married 15th June 2019.

Being Venetian the choice of the town was compulsory: there’s no city like Venice. Plus, I wanted a location where you could see the water and have the possibility to make both the ceremony and the party at the same venue.

The water-view was fundamental. Overall though, the Hotel Cipriani was just perfect: beautiful views over the lagoon and the Bacino San Marco, the perfect garden for the civil ceremony, far from the main island so no crowds of tourists, and in itself it’s possibly the most refined and elegant hotel in Venice.

Everything was just perfect and I am not joking when I said it was the best wedding I’ve ever been to. Highlights were the ceremony in the garden with the lagoon view, the ‘fazzolettata’ (where guests raise their hankies to toast the bride and groom) during dinner and the party after dinner.  Everybody told us it was great, and I humbly agree.

The planning

I didn’t want to do anything on the actual day or to worry about anything, so having Jayne was the best choice I could have made because I really enjoyed my day, she took care of every single detail.

Thank you Jayne for all your help in the process and during that day. Thank you for dealing with me with patience and affection, even if I am a control freak. It was the best day of my life, so thank you again and I hope you’ll make the day for so many brides to come.

Love, Giulia


Giulia’s stunning gown: Marialuisa Benetti Sposa in Mestre, Italy
Grooms outfit: Groom’s from Boggi
Bride’s shoes: 817 boutique, Venetian stylist from Cannaregio, in the heart of the Jewish ghetto
Groom’s shoes: Boggi
Photographer: Mirco Toffolo
Jewellery: the bride wore family jewels
Florist: Munaretto flowers
Stationary: Carlo Ronchi Design
Musicians and lighting: Lampo Service

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