The bride and groom: Linda is a young American woman, daughter of a famous gallerist in NY, and Avichai comes from London, where he works in the financial sector.
Despite the initial plans to have ceremony and cocktail in the garden, on the day set for the marriage, the weather threatened rain, so I had to move the ceremony inside a room of the hotel. For this special occasion, the entire building has been reserved and used only for newlyweds and their guests. Linda and Avichai got dressed in two different wings of the hotel and then they sweetly met in the ceremony room.
With the intent of respecting the Jewish wedding traditions, I decide to recreate the huppah – the canopy under which the spouses are during the ceremony – inside the red hall of the building. So I rebuilt a modern and stylized canopy, bordered at the corners by four large cylindrical vases containing beautiful white roses.
Linda and Avichai have requested a traditional wedding, organized according to the dogmas of Jewish religion, even if revisited in a modern way. The reception room has been organized with round tables, set with white tablecloths and refined silverware. The right touch of romance has been given by different centerpieces, that were cylindrical vases containing alternately orchids, calla lilies, hydrangeas and lisianthus. The whole room, beautifully staged, was the background not only for the wedding reception but also for the party that followed it and lasted until the first light of dawn.
The organization of this wedding was the perfect opportunity to allow me combining tradition an and modernity in a romantic ceremony. Linda and Avichai were beautiful and happy with their smiles and laughs, dances and speeches.
Mazal Tov to Linda and Avi!
Number of guests: around 180
Event type: traditional wedding with Jewish ceremony
Venue: Hotel Regina Palace, Stresa
Caterer: Convivium Kasher
Florist: a Fleur de Fleur