Bruna & Fabrizio

“Thank you Alessia for understanding and for bringing our visions to life!”

Bruna & Fabrizio

Size: 80
Season: Summer
Style: Chic, design-forward, unconventional

Featured in Vogue Italia’s December 2019 edition, the wedding of these two fashionable creatives was the talk of the town — and a pleasure to plan. He’s an agency director and design professor; she’s an HR manager at Valentino. In short, a pair with a specific aesthetic and a unique wedding vision that White Emotion Events was able to bring to life.



Dating back to the 14th century, Donnafugata Castle offers a dreamy setting for an unforgettable wedding in Sicily. Recently fully restored, and with its white facade and Venetian Gothic archways, the palace looks like it belongs in a magical fairytale. One of the island’s most beautiful locations, surrounded by greenery and known for its legend and history, it’s an ideal venue for a timelessly romantic wedding that can be designed to suit any style, from rustic and traditional to chic and modern, which is what Bruna and Fabrizio envisioned.


The couple exchanged their vows in a civil ceremony officiated by a close friend in the palace garden. The bride’s remarkable dress was designed by the fashionista herself, along with designer Anna D’Amato, while the groom wore a Sanvenero suit. After their first kiss and husband and wife, their friends and family cheered the couple with a unique touch: hundreds of white feathers fluttering about to commemorate their official union.


For the reception, we created a lush, elevated table runner that looked like an enchanted botanical forest. Featuring bougainvillea, dahlias, sea lavender and local Mediterranean garden flowers — the same as in Bruna’s bouquet — the sea of green and pinks and purples served as a beautiful canopy for the banquet.

The custom-illustrated menu — curated by Michelin chef Claudio Ruta — offered typical Sicilian dishes with a high level gastronomic twist, like eggplant arancini, smoked ricotta cream, semi-confit cherry tomatoes, a selection raw fish, and lemon granita with a liquid nitrogen mint topping.


After dinner, a dance floor was set up in front of the castle’s labyrinth, complete with a DJ flown in from Milan just for the occasion. When they weren’t dancing, guests could also enjoy the special touches of the couple’s unique cabinet of curiosities, complete with regal velvet armchairs, mis-matched candelabras, a writing desk, and a selection of objects full of personal meaning to both Bruna and Fabrizio.


Photographers: Bonjour Wedding Photos
Venue: Castello di Donnafugata
Caterer: LA fenice, menu by Claudio Ruta
Cake: LA fenice, menu by Claudio Ruta
Flowers: Intrecci fiori e Arte


Two fabulous people who deserve a lifetime of happiness! Congratulations Bruna & Fabrizio!

XO Alessia


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