Patrizio and Roberto met on an online. Although they lived 250 miles apart, after a few weeks of chatting they decided to meet up and the rest, as the old cliche goes, is history. They were inspired by Tim Burton for their wedding, which took place in Asti, north Italy. They took ideas from his films for the wedding decor including their table centrepieces, stationery design and the cake.
“We did all the decorations by ourselves all following our Tim Burton theme”, they explained. “On our wedding invitations we placed Victor Van Dort (The Corpse Bride) proposing to Jack Skellington (Nightmare before Christmas). Below you could see desperate loves Emily and Sally. On our wedding bunting there is the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland saying that he was late for our reception. On table chart we placed Absolem asking ‘Whoooo are yoooou?'”
Their ceremony took place at Asti City Hall with their reception being held at Relais La Corte, in the Asti hills. “Outside by the pool we placed blue butterflies and on our guests book was the Halloween Town major (Nightmare before Christmas) telling our guests they’d only get a good farewell only if they left a message for the newly married couple. We had Beetlejuice offering some sugared almonds as favours.”
“Beetlejuice inspired the wedding menu too and on the tables our centrepieces were inspired by Sally’s jars she uses to prepare Victor Frankenstein’s soul and Alice’s bottles with tags saying ‘drink me’ on them. On the base of the centrepiece there was an LP with special characters as names cards. We also took inspiration from Mystery of Sleepy Hollow, Batman Returns, Sweeney Todd and Frankeweenie.”