Round here, we all know that you don’t have to wear white to your wedding – Rock n Roll Bride couples adorn themselves in all colours of the rainbow! Here’s a couple that did just that by wearing outfits in warm tones of blue, but the twist was that they asked their guests to be the ones wearing white! It’s a stylish move (well, they are fashion designers), and everyone looked so bright and glamorous.
Silvia and Paolo married in the countryside of Tuscany in July. The emotional ceremony happened in the small medieval borgo Pozzo della Chiana, not far from Arezzo. The bride said, “It was very intense. We were improvising our vows, so we made everyone cry!”
Their wedding outfits were a last-minute surprise, not only for the guests, but also the bride and groom decided to keep it a secret how they would dress, even from each other. Silvia said, “Just think that even until the last moment me and Paolo also didn’t know what colour the other one would be wearing.” It turned out that they complemented each other perfectly, which didn’t surprise any of their friends or family. Photographer Magdelena of Fotomagoria said, “We all saw it as proof of how perfectly they know each other and feel the same vibes. The stunning bride was a contemporary mixture of Frida Kahlo and Cinderella in her blue gown. The small flower girls, or rice girls as they call them here because we throw the rice at the newlyweds as they exit the church, also wore blue. It was all just stunning, full of tears and full of children who were playing and running around freely.”
Afterwards, guests went back to the couple’s family home Villa La Lodola, a 17th century restored villa, where they’d organised a pool party with live jazz music from Siena Jazz as entertainment. Silvia said the feel of the reception was, “Simplicity. All the guests in white and then the party, with the food being a buffet. It was just a great picnic with simple things to eat and an open bar to enjoy. The rum for the mojitos was only just finished at midnight.” Things got really exciting as photographer Magdelena of Fotomagoria said, “All the guests in their stylish white outfits jumped into the pool and spent the whole evening in the water instead of on the dance floor. I have never seen a reception like that!”
The couple saved money in lots of ways. Silvia said, “The fantastic venue belongs to our family. The buffet, cake and the brunch of the next day was all prepared by Paolo’s family’s restaurant. It was, in general, a low budget wedding. We didn’t spend much on anything, really. Paolo’s mother, an artist, even made the decorations!” She went on to say that everything about the planning was very funny and joyful, but in retrospect, “Maybe I would have invited more relatives.”
Silvia and Paolo had this advice for future brides and grooms, “Don’t bore your guests with a dining style reception at a table. This is pointless! Make them comfortable. Staying at a table for 4-5 hours and eating is passé, out of date! Instead, have a beautiful buffet or aperitivo… And with an open bar, everybody will be feeling the best! Just try to think how you would feel if you were them, and then you’ll know how to do the best party.”