There’s just something about Italy. It’s the cobblestoned paths, the winding streets and the balmy evenings. It’s the centuries-old buildings, vino straight from the vines and the rugged coastline, hugged by the azure of the Mediterranean. It’s the reason Adrienne and Dave chose Puglia for their destination wedding, and the able lens of Damien Milan perfectly captured their Italian adventure.
When it came to choosing their venue, the Melbourne couple relied on images provided by their wedding planner and Masseria Alchimia ticked all their boxes. “All we knew is we wanted to get married in Italy! We wanted as many people as possible to stay at the venue with us for the week leading up to the wedding, so we wanted a really special house, in the southern Italian countryside. It’s a stunning house (divided into individual apartments), surrounded by a private olive grove, a big terrace and lots of cacti!” Bellissimo!
This unconventional pair threw the rulebook out the window, proving you can create a meaningful celebration of love without adhering to tradition. “No first dance. No cake cutting. No religion in the ceremony. No big crowd. No long speeches.” Tells Adrienne, and if she could pass on one piece of advice it’d be: “Stay true to your individuality. Don’t let tradition or what your friends have done influence you. Try to listen to yourself, and do what makes the two of you happy and ignore anything that doesn’t feel right.”
Images Damien Milan | Bride's Dress Alex Perry | Bride's Shoes Clarks USA | Bridesmaid's Dresses Honey & Beau | Rings Studio Ingot | Celebrant Claudia Carbonara | Flowers Flower Addicted | Entertainment Alla Bua | Transport Puglia Auto Classica | Venue Masseria Alchimia | Wedding Planner & Hire Chic Weddings Italy | Videography Story of Eve |