When your couple gives you the honor of designing florals for their wedding in Italy… you say ABSOLUTELY! Y’all, this wedding was truly a treat. First and foremost, our couple was incredible! Ashley and Josh are absolute sweethearts. We loved getting to know them and sharing this incredible time together. They were so grateful, accommodating to their vendors and friends, and ultimately wanted to focus on their union. To make this wedding extra special we were invited to travel all the way to Priano, Italy! We’re still reminiscing and missing everything about this stunning experience.
Planning The Design
During our first meeting, Ashley and Josh showed us photos of the Airbnb they were renting for their wedding. We’re talking the most dreamy cliffside bungalow in Priano, Italy that packed all our Italian landscape dreams into one. We fell in love immediately and started dreaming up allll the floral possibilities. This picturesque setting provided us with ocean views and the perfect blank slate to build off of. We were obsessed with the final product, but while dreaming up the possibilities we didn’t quite realize just how many stairs we would endure. I mean, if you’re ever in the mood for a good workout, grab a bucket full of florals and hit the stairs because WOW we broke a sweat!
Ceremony With a View
Ashley and Josh knew their closest loved ones were traveling a long distance for their wedding in Italy, so they made sure to spend plenty of quality time with them. In this intimate setting, everyone was able to get ready together, explore the beautiful city, and take in every moment. I could have chosen a million locations to dream about, but I personally adored their ceremony spot the most. Set against the beautiful terrace with cliffside views, their ceremony was one for the books. Against the wrought iron railing we built two stand-alone floral structures that brought in a touch of Ashley and Josh but still allowed the stunning views to peek through. European-inspired garden chairs for guests to sit in accented the space and truly pulled every detail together!
We must admit, we shed a tear as Ashley and Josh shared their vows. We couldn’t help but notice how guests were smiling ear to ear – how could you not when you’re in such a beautiful country celebrating love? Dinner took place in the gorgeous gated garden tucked among the cliffsides, I was drooooooling over every detail: Pale pink plates, peach menus, soft beige napkins, and rattan chargers mixed together to create one dreamy Italian garden party. For floral we wanted to add to the setting, not distract, so we designed a lush floral and greenery garland that filled the center of the table and accented the details nicely.
The Bridal Bouquet
Speaking of details… Ashley’s bouquet was unreal. She wanted her flowers to make a statement and compliment her dress. Not to brag, but that bouquet totally did!! It was an absolute knock-out and popped perfectly against the scenery. Those vibrant roses were showing off BIG time. Her dress was a whimsical dream, flowing as they danced along the ocean. Seeing the way Ashley and Josh looked at each other as they frolicked around the Italian streets was heartwarming – their energy was infectious!
As the sun set over this intimate wedding in Italy, we couldn’t help but admire the love shared between Ashley, Josh, and their favorite people. They all shared laughs, toasted to the newlyweds, and soaked in the views of their Italian getaway. This was definitely a wedding for the books and we are so proud of how it turned out!
Garden Party Wedding in Italy
Photography: Karra Leigh Photo
Design, Styling, and Planning: Mae and Co-Creative
Muah: Styled by Mal
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