Puglia Seaside Elopement

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Puglia Seaside Elopement

Let us look for secret things
somewhere in the world,
on the blue shore of silence
or where the storm has passed,
rampaging like a train.
There the faint signs are left,
coins of time and water,
debris, celestial ash
and the irreplaceable rapture
of sharing in the labor
of solitude and the sand

~PABLO NERUDA

This stunning elopement inspiration was recently featured on Bridal Musings, click here to read all about our inspiration for this gorgeous seaside shoot…

Photography: Lace and Luce, Puglia Wedding Photographer

Planning, Decor & Floral Design: Italian Boutique Weddings

Custom Hairpiece: Ornaigh

Invitation Suite: Acetate La Boite

Ring box & Ribbons: Soli Box

Earrings: Sara Tutino

Marc & Ellie

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Country Chic Wedding at Evermore...

This was our first wedding at the stunning Evermore in Almonte, and it was absolutely beautiful.  This wedding was a true country chic celebration, all put together flawlessly by Kirsty from TopKnot.  Florals are always one of my favourite elements of a wedding day, and the lush flowers by Pollen Nation did not disappoint.  What else could be better than spending a warm summers evening, with all of your family & friends in the country, to celebrate the start of the rest of your lives together...

Photographer: Lace & Luce, Ottawa wedding photographer

Venue: Evermore Weddings

Florals: Pollen Nation

Planning/Hair Design: Top Knot

Make-up: Faces by Noah

Hair Pieces: Ornaigh

Dress: Sinders Bridal House

Lauren & Elias

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Fairytale Wedding at the Chateau Laurier...

You must remember this,
A kiss is still a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply as time goes by...
And when two lovers woo
They still say
"I love you"
On that you can rely ~ As time goes by, Diana Krall

This was our first wedding at the Chateau Laurier & it was absolutely stunning & perfect in every way.  As always when working Elise from Toast Events every single detail was perfectly curated to Lauren's vision.  Lauren & Elias travelled all the way from California for their wedding, and after hearing all of their ideas & vision it was truly magical to see it all come together.   

I really could go on & on about how perfect & special this wedding was but instead I will show you...

 

 

 

Photographer: Lace & Luce, Ottawa Wedding Photographer

Planner & Stylist: Toast Events

Florals & Decor: Wedecor

Hair: ShowPony

Make-up: One Fine Beauty 

Cake: Valentina's Sweets

Venue: Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Videographer: Rowland Films

Rentals: Amy & Jen Decor

Janie & Brien

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Elegant Seaside Wedding at Rada...

"Positano is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone" ~John Steinback

This wedding was absolute perfection.  I was in love with every little detail Janie selected for her day.  The Ines Di Santo gown, Sophia Webster shoes and even matching details for her little daughter.  It was all gorgeous and perfect for a wedding on the Amalfi Coast.  The day began at one of our favourite spots, the Marincanto hotel.  Their terrace has the most perfect mountain view as a backdrop for a wedding ceremony.  After the ceremony the couple had their reception at Rada restaurant right on the beach in Positano.  It was our first time photographing a wedding at Rada and it is such a special space for a wedding.  How magical to be surrounded by all your family & friends, with the lights of Positano glistening all around, celebrating your wedding to the sounds of the crashing waves of the sea...

Photographer: Lace & Luce, Italy Wedding Photographer

Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo

Shoes: Sophia Webster

Florals: The Wedding Boutique Bloom

Hair: Piero Mansi

Ceremony: Marincanto Hotel

Reception: Rada 

Reception Florals & Cake: Rada

Lauren & Aaron

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Dreamy Belmond Caruso wedding...

This wedding was one of my favourites to photograph.  Lauren & Aaron are one of the sweetest couples I have ever met, and getting to be a part of their stunning Belmond Caruso wedding was such an honour.   They started their day at the lovely Villa Minuta in Scala before heading over to the absolutely stunning Belmond Caruso for their ceremony & reception.  The views from their ceremony location were spectacular, and afterwards they dined with their closest family & friends under the olive trees in the gardens.

Just before sunset we headed up to the Belmond Caruso's infinity pool for some dreamy portraits  among the mountain views of Ravello.  This is one of my absolute favourite wedding venues on the Amalfi Coast, you literally feel as though you are among the clouds...

Photographer: Lace & Luce, Ravello Wedding Photographer

Planner: Emma Events

Hairstylist: Alessandro Mancino

Venue: Belmond Hotel Caruso

Maria & Fredrik

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Villa Eva wedding in Ravello...

Maria & Fredrik chose to get married in one of the most romantic places on earth.  Ravello is a little town on the very top of the Amalfi Coast, sitting among the clouds.  Their venue Villa Eva, is one of my absolute favourites and their entire wedding really was a work of art.

Every detail of this Villa Eva wedding was carefully selected, a Caroline Castigliano dress, stunning florals from The Wedding Boutique Bloom, and even a ballerina to lead the way into their reception.  All of this coupled with the stunning views from Villa Rufolo during their portraits really made their wedding unforgettable...  

Photographer: Lace & Luce, Amalfi Coast Wedding Photographer

Florals & Styling: The Wedding Boutique Bloom

Dress: Caroline Castigliano

Make-up: Zoe Graham

ALLYSON & MITCHELL

Rainy, romantic elopement at Il San Pietro di Positano

 

What is it about rainy days that makes everything so romantic? Allyson & Mitchell visited Italy for the first time this May, where they eloped at the stunning cliffside hotel Il San Pietro di Positano.  Although they originally planned to wed on a little cliff just on the sea, nature had other plans.  Their wedding day was rainy & the sea engulfed the beach where they had set to marry, but Allyson said she would not change a thing about their wedding. The weather gave such a calm serenity to the day, and the two of them even danced in the rain.  I love when couples choose to embrace every moment, and enjoy their wedding entirely regardless of what happens.  They say that Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life, and I am sure for these two nothing could be more true...

Photographer: Lace & Luce, Amalfi Coast Wedding Photographer

Venue: Il San Pietro di Positano

Florals: Rosalinda Flowers Wedding Lab

Dress: BHLDN

Hair & Make-up: Joanna Falanga

Danielle & Nikola

Danielle & Nikola

When I first met up with Danielle when she arrived in Italy she shared with me that she had once visited Ravello as a little girl, and attended a wedding at the stunning Villa Cimbrone.  After she told her mom that one day she too would get married there.  On September 6th of this year that dream came true...

Catherine & Mark

Catherine & Mark

Catherine and Mark had the sweetest down to earth wedding at the Herb Garden this past July.  The two of them chose to walk down the aisle together & said their vows under two huge trees at the back of The Herb Garden property...

Pam & Adam

Pam & Adam

When two people share a love for travel & adventure, life leads them to the most amazing places.  This elopement shows just that.  Choosing to say I do on a little mountain top terrace surrounded by nothing but nature while looking down upon the lights & glitz of Positano is not only a wedding adventure, but is also hopelessly romantic...

Noemie & Jamie

Noemie & Jamie

This wedding is one I will always hold dear to my heart.  From the first time I met Jamie & Noemie at their favourite little coffee spot The Happy Goat I knew they had that special kind of love that most people only dream of...

Amanda & Alex

Amanda & Alex

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like
volcanoes and then subsides.  And when it subsides you have to make a
decision.  You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined
together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.  Because
this is what love is.

Danna & Michael

Danna & Michael

This celebration was everything an elopement should be.  Exciting, emotional and above all else fun. These two laughed together and enjoyed every single moment of the day with each other...

Windy Amalfi Engagement...

Windy Amalfi Engagement...

People often don't realize that Amalfi is actually a little town, the one that gives it's name to the entire Costiera Amalfitana.  It is now a little tourist town but in the 11th and 12th centuries the town was the center of it's own Republic, and a mighty naval power & trade port with North Africa.  The town has stunning Arab-Sicilian architecture and is well worth a visit when visiting this part of Italy...

Industrial Ballet

Industrial Ballet

When this wedding inspiration was chosen to be featured on my all time favourite wedding blog Joy Wed, I was thrilled.  To be showcased along side the gorgeous talent that is featured on that blog is truly an honour.  You can see this inspiration shoot featured here on Joy Wed ...

True love waits...

True love waits...

This was maybe one of the sweetest weddings I have ever photographed.  We so often see love as young and new, two people falling quickly and deeply and then getting married.  But really how romantic is it to have true love wait, isn't it just so lovely that a couple who has been in love for 25 years, who has lived together and who knows every little thing about each other still be so totally enamoured that they decide to get married...in Italy.  That is vero amore...