If you are a lover of traveling, olive branches, the Italian sea, and well everything Italy, then this picturesque Italian destination wedding is for you! Our pasta-loving hearts are only mildly obsessed with the idea of an Italian wedding, so when we saw this picturesque destination wedding, we knew we had to share it. From the adoring love between the couple, to the stunning array of scenery there are details every one can appreciate in this stunner!
Puglia is such a hidden gem in the south of Italy. Claire and Brad’s destination wedding took them to the all-white city of Ostuni to the amazing Masseria Il Frantoio located 800km from the Adriatic Sea. Seemingly never-ending Athenian olive groves dating back to the 16th century surround you from every direction. Claire and Brad’s wedding was inspired by the incredible nature that enveloped them.
Their intimate ceremony took place under an almost 2000-year-old olive tree with an asymmetrical floral arch that framed them as they exchanged their vows. The piece was dense with greens ranging from Olive branches to Clematis Vine and Foraged Grasses sprinkled with a variety of roses and white dahlias. As a play on the landscape Bird and Bumble used Mastic Bush Foliage to incorporate the wheat color of the grounds all around them. Claire was a stunning bride in her Alexandra Grecco gown and Loeffler rose gold heels. Her bouquet was soft and whimsical with the use of silk ribbon, quicksand roses, and organic greens. After their ceremony, they ran through the ancient olive groves at sunset, captured by Bonphotage as they took in the breathtaking moment as newlyweds.
The tablescape was full with long greenery garlands and textured taper candles for the guests to enjoy dinner al fresco by candle light. The incredible eight-course dinner was made from all ingredients grown on the property and accompanied by wine pairings from the region. They danced the night away in the courtyard of the Masseria while the Blue Moon Jazz Trio stranded them. It was a perfect evening filled with love, dancing, delicious local cuisine, and of course wine.
Did you love this Picturesque Destination Wedding as much as we did? If so, be sure to check out our Honeymoon guide to Italy!