Venice Italy Proposal

One of the most romantic cities in the world? Venice, Italy! Yes, and a wedding proposal happend here and I can not help but feel all giddy today. Oh my goodness, when I first viewed the image of Thomas getting down on my knee with the beautiful waterfront city in the background, I almost died. This is so romantic and sweet! What is even more amazing than the location? The photographer, Luca, Wedding Photographer in Venice was behind the scenes capturing this special moment. I love when proposals are captured on film, so the moment can be kept forever.  This beautiful proposal kind of makes me want to pack my bags and head to Italy with my husband for a little getaway. How can you not want to travel to this city and enjoy the stunning views and lovely ambiance.  Enjoy the gorgeous images, and get ready to be swept away to Italy!












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From Luca, Wedding Photographer in Venice

A surprise engagement in Venice. Thomas is a firefighter from California, and this time in ignited the perpetual love of Heather by a surprise marriage proposal in Venice. I assisted in suggesting a quite and romantic place (San Giorgio island, conveniently located in front of their hotel near San Marco Square). He told her that it was a good idea to go there to have a view from the Church’s tower (that indeed is a remarkable one), I was waiting in the planned place with a dozen of red roses and an assistant and hidden cameras ( more from the rain than from them as they woudl be quite focused on the engagement to notice anything). They took the ferry ( one of the first images), he reached the roses and gave them to her one by one together with sweet words. Then he took the ring, kneed and made his marriage proposal. I left them some privacy and they actually visited the tower of the church, then after a quick change we have a short photographic walk around the area of Castello.

Italian American Wedding: Gavi, Italy

If you watched the Super Bowl, you may still be talking about the crazy ending of the game, (I know I am!). The talk of the week will be about that game for all of us football or sports fans. But in the meantime, I am currently distracted by something even more amazing and worth talking about. What can I say? I will always be a lover of Italian weddings. Maybe it is because my family lives in Lucca, Italy and it holds a special place in my heart. Or perhaps it is due to the stunning and breathtaking Italian surroundings that makes my heart go pitter patter. Whatever the reason, I love Italian weddings, and thats that. Today’s wedding has me falling in love with Italy all over again. I can not even begin to describe this gorgeous wedding as there are so many pretty details. I think its best if you view the stunning images from Andrea Weddings, and see why I am so obsessed.  Enjoy and Happy Monday!




































From Andrea Weddings...

I was lucky enough to photograph the beautiful wedding of Julie and Deneb,  the sweet Italian American union as I called it. It took place in Gavi, Italy, located in the Piemonte region not far from the fashion hub of Milan. The wedding wedding was called L’ Ostelliere, which operates a hotel, restaurant, and winery alongside its rolling vineyards in which it makes its own wine.

Besides the gorgeous views in every direction, there were so many lovely details I wanted to share. Specifically lots of DIY (though still glamorous) touches: from the dress handmade by the brides mother; the ceremony the bride’s father officiated; to the music during the ceremony, apertivo hour, and party, with musician friends of both the bride and groom performing. However, quite possibly the best part included a candle-lit walk through an 18th century wine cellar; simply stunning. The evening ended with a rock band in which the groom was the drummer, rockin’ tunes into the wee hours of the night outside the rolling hills.
Photographer: Andrea Weddings

Washington State Winery Wedding

If tradition is your thing, then you will love this gorgeous wedding located in a beautiful vineyard in Washington State where two traditions come together. She is from Italy, and he is from Israel, and together they share their love and culture with friends and family.  This wedding has so many details which we love and can not stop swooning over. Thanks to IJ Photo for capturing all the lovely details that we can not get enough of.  We love the wedding party colors from the bridesmaids and groomsmen, the winery wedding details, the stunning florals, and the breathtaking venue tying it all together.  But there is one fabulous detail which really has our wedding loving hearts in full gear. The stylish and modern cake stands out in this wedding. It compliments this modern and rustic wedding so perfectly. A cake should be eaten, but this one is too pretty to eat, (and we love sweets!).  Before you head out the door, make sure to set some time aside for this lovely vineyard wedding. Go ahead and grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the pretty details.






































From IJ Photo...

Itay and Lian planned two weddings, one here in USA and their second a month later in Israel with Itay’s family. Their wedding was a delicate blend of cultures and a long awaited event. After 10 years together this perfect pair came together at the Novelty Hill Winery to celebrate their union. This relaxed pair combined traditions from both of their heritages and religions to create a unique celebration that highlighted their unique love. 



Photographer:  IJ Photo.

Reception Venue: Novelty Hill-Januik Winery

Cinema and Video: Aaron Horton Productions

DJ: Bamboo Beats

Transportation: British Motor Coach

Floral Designer: Lola Event Floral & Desigm

Dress Store: RK Bridal

Cake Designer: The People’s Cake

Italian Elopement on the Amalfi Coast

How can I even begin with the proper introduction to a wedding which is a destination dream?  This stunning Australian couple makes their way to the gorgeous Amalfi Coast of Italy to say “I Do”.  I am totally  head over heels in love with this couple and their Italian Elopement at one of the most romantic and prettiest places. Oh my goodness, and then you have fabulous photographer Oli Sansom on hand to capture all the romance. It took me so long to choose the images to feature. There are way to many amazing photographs.  The images are breathtaking! I have to admit, this wedding kind of makes me want to pack my bags to head to Italy for a little getaway.

















































From the bride…

Fergus and I have been together for nine very happy years so we know each other back to front and inside out. When we first got engaged in July 2012 we started to plan a wedding in Melbourne for 100 people that quite quickly became everything that frightened us about weddings. All those people and all those details, we were flustered whenever we talked about it, being such very private people. In January 2013 we decided to shift gears completely and elope to our favourite place in the world- Italy. We had attended the most beautiful wedding of our very close aunt and uncle three years before in Positano on the Amalfi Coast, and had fallen in love with the country. So the choice of Italy made perfect sense in our hearts. We worked with a wedding planner Marry Me Abroad and it was as easy as choosing the place, sending through pictures of what we wanted, answering queries and booking our flights. All the dreaded ‘wedding drama’ that so many of our friends had warned us about seemed a million miles away. Added to that was the fact that I seemed to be missing the bride gene and didn’t feel stressed about anything to do with the wedding day, only excited to be marrying my best friend. Fergus chose Ravello, reputed as the most beautiful town on the Amalfi Coast, we booked our flights and on June 26 we jumped on a flight and off we went. A few exciting developments leading up to the wedding- Fergus’ mum, dad and brother asked if they could join us and suddenly the thought of Fergus’ very close family not being there seemed unthinkable. My mum, dad and brother were unable to make the flight but in stepped my best friend since I was 13 Lizzie, who screamed out “Yes!!!!!” before I even finished the question. Then, our favourite Melbourne photographer, the unbelievably talented Oli Sansom, suggested that he make the special trip and everything was suddenly perfect. As it turns out, the five people we shared the day with turned out to be the most perfect combination we could have ever dreamed of- everything was meant to be.

The day itself was a dream. Relaxed, easy, us. Ferg, Lizzie and I got ready together at the stunning Villa Cimbrone and walked the 15 minutes down the cobblestone streets to the piazza to meet Mandy, Roger and Lachie. Walking that 15 minutes was the happiest, most beautiful, joyous 15 minutes of my life. It was like a dream. Local Italians and tourists stopped and cheered, “Auguri” they all called, taking photos, watching us walk by like royalty and clapping. I have never smiled so much, felt so beautiful, or felt so much love from strangers and my husband-to-be as I did on that walk. The piazza broke out in applause as we met Ferg’s family and it is a moment I will never forget. Marrying my best friend was the most special, intimate and powerful thing I have ever done. The sun shone brightly as we approached the Ravello Mayor and he married us on the most beautiful cliff top, under a clear blue sky and mountains that seemed to whisper words of love to us also. I cannot imagine a more perfect day or a more perfect wedding. Thank you Ravello. 


Photographer: Oli Sansom

Event Planner: Marry Me Abroad

Jewelry: Tejori

Venue: Villa Cimbrone

Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Armani

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Dress Designer: Lisa Gowing

Lucca, Italy:Your Honeymoon Destination

When it comes to preparing for your wedding, there is nothing more exciting than choosing the place where you will spend your first moments together as husband and wife.  If you are anything like me, you will probably make a long list of exotic locations which will make your choice even more difficult. Allow me to make it easier for you. Let me do the picking. I choose ITALY! Why you ask? Well, let me tell you why a honeymoon under the beautiful Tuscan sky will make the beginning of your life together even more memorable. Italy is synonym with romance. This is the country of Romeo and Juliette. This is the country of eternal love. Everything in Italy screams “romance.” As you walk through the old towns, you will live and breathe history together and you will partake in some of the most beautiful sightseeing that you have ever seen.  Every day you will feel like you are in a dream, and what better way to live a dream but next to the love of your life. Italy’s food is an aphrodisiac. Your palate will indulge in flavors that you have never experienced before. From the beautifully hand-crafted pastries, to the hand-tossed pizza, you will share the culinary beauties of Italy while looking into each other’s eyes. Guiltless. Free to indulge.  Can you already picture yourself, holding hands, and staring into each other’s eyes? Do you need more convincing? If yes, let me also show you a possible location and accommodation. If you have never been to Italy and would like to have a more romantic-quite vacation I would like to suggest to you to go and stay in Lucca. Awww, Lucca! Only thinking about it gives me googley eyes.

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Lucca is a Roman city surrounded by 10 feet tall walls on which you can walk, stroll, run, bike. It is surrounded by Tuscan hills on one side and by the Tirreno Sea on the other side. It is the city of Puccini (for all you Opera fans!). It is close to Florence, but not as hectic, and it is perfect for a romantic, quiet and intimate honeymoon. You can take day trips to different destinations such as Pisa (only 15 minutes away), Siena, Florence and the Chianti. Depending on the season of your travels, you can explore vineyards, taste different Chianti specialties and indulge in the great flavors of Tuscany. And, if you are more adventurous, you could hike the mountains and trails, and explore the small villages on the hills. I am telling you, it is a perfect destination for your honeymoon. You have my word.   Lucca has everything for everyone. And how about staying at your own apartment-villa? Here is your accommodation.

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The Villa is immersed in Lucca’s verdant country side ideal for walking or biking. The historic downtown of Lucca and the central train station are only 2 km away, thus reachable even by walking. The owners of the Villa have different luxury packages available, and everything can be customized to your personal liking. From private dinners, to wine tasting, to shopping at luxury brands stores, your vacation will not skip a beat. For more information please contact Bridal Hot List.

Whatever your dream honeymoon may be, there is nothing better than Italy to begin a new journey with the love of your life.

Tuscany Honeymoon, Italy

It is obvious that we at BHL are obsessed with everything that is wedding. We are also in love with travel and honeymoons.  What we absolutely adore is a Tuscany honeymoon. The Tuscany region of Italy’s central west coast is absolutely breathtaking. It features rolling hills, beautiful vineyards, lush greenery, a vast history, stunning architecture, and arts.  Not only are we head over heels with Tuscany’s lush landscape, but we crave the delicious cuisines and fantastic shopping that it offers.

Tuscany is the place to be with the one you love. It is so romantic. Imagine holding hands as you walk down the streets of a small historic town, sharing a delicious pizza, and surrounded by beautiful architecture from the fifteen century. Feeling romantic like we are? We have found the most perfect way to discover Tuscany and all that it can offer for you and your love. Get ready to be romanced!

Villa Rosa dei Venti is tucked away in the beautiful Tuscany country side in the city of Lucca. Only two miles from the city’s center, this villa is absolutely gorgeous. It offers two private apartments which can accomodate up to six people in each. Each apartment features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, with fine Italian furnishings, and a spacious separate living and sleeping quarters. The living room features glass doors leading to a private balcony which overlooks breathtaking views of  the Tuscany hills. The amenities included are a fully equipped kitchen, towels, sheets, flat screen TV and Cable, Heat/AC, Wi-Fi, Bikes, Safe Deposit and Utilities. Renting a car? No problem. This villa has private parking and direct access to the apartment. Wonderful right? We think so.

Are you in love with these fabulous accommodations in one of the most beautiful spots in Italy?  Villa Rosa dei Venti offers you a little more than these amazing accommodations. Your luxurious experience can continue with taking part in a private and special tour just for you and your husband.  So if  you want to taste the fine cuisines that Italy offers, or explore the arts and museums, or enjoy the vineyards, a customized tour package can be created just for you. Whatever your heart desires, Villa Rosa dei Venti can make it happen. It is about being in love, relaxing, and having an unforgettable honeymoon.

Are you ready to escape to Tuscany to enjoy it all?  Grab your passport, pack your bags, and say ciao. 


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