The marriage of Tala and Vincent was a great challenge for me, because they both belong to the world of events organization. They met at the Event Management School in Switzerland, where they fell madly in love. For me it’s always a pleasure having people with event and wedding planner career among the guests, because this represents an opportunity to improve my work and my team and a great networking opportunities.
Tala and Vincent decided getting married abroad Italy and they chose Venice, one of the intimate wedding venues in Italy, as the cradle of their Love. So the young couple came to visit the locations for an inspection in a warm June weekend: in the end, they chose the elegant “The Westin Europa & Regina” hotel for the welcome cocktail and the Belmond Hotel Cipriani for the wedding reception. Tala and Vincent were also fascinated by the beauty of Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, a Renaissance building with the interior decorated with beautiful white marbles, where they decided to celebrate the wedding ceremony.
Tala and Vincent wedding planning
Simplicity and spontaneity have always distinguished this young couple. When we met for the first time, they immediately made clear that their priority was to have fun and celebrate with relatives and friends from all over the world. Names of DJs, light architecture and open bar are details that have been defined immediately, even before the choice of menu for dinner reception. I therefore chose to organize a dinner of only three courses, so as to leave time for video projection and surprises prepared by friends, as well as the danceable after-dinner.
In perfect line with the simplicity of Tala and Vincent, the staging of church was romantic and refined: for example, the exterior was decorated with heart shape installations, covered with clouds of gypsophila. And what about the interior? Well, I decided to arrange romantic candles along the path that led Tala to the altar, where Vincent was waiting for her.
Instead, the preparation of wedding reception room consisted in a long U shape table decorated with jute runes and gypsophila cups. At the end, I chose to embellish the table with tall silver candlesticks that recall the luxury of ancient Venetian families. And the special details? Dinner menu decorated with watercolors and Venice map where event sites were reported.
Number of guests: around 300
Event type: two-day event, welcome and wedding, with a Catholic ceremony
The bride and groom (the spouses): the couple lives in Dubai. Tala comes from Saudi Arabia and Vincent from Belgium
Photographers: Carlo Carletti & Lorenzo Schiff
Church: Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Venue and caterer: Belmond Cipriani, Venice