Real Brides – A Destination Wedding in Italy
A Destination Wedding in Italy
After visiting a wedding fair and feeling overwhelmed our real bride Emma decided on a destination wedding. Emma and Barry got married in Torri del Benaco in Lake Garda, Italy. They wanted a small and intimate day without the fuss but with their loved ones. After researching on the web they found the perfect location in Italy.
The ceremony took place in the castle tower of Castello Scaligero overlooking Lake Garda and the harbour in Torri del Benaco. The wedding was all arranged by Lake Garda Weddings and the photographer was Gwen Courtman of Lake Garda Weddings.
6 Months to Plan an Italian Wedding
Emma chose the gorgeous tea length wedding dress Anara by Timeless Chic for her august wedding day. Timeless Chic wedding gowns are our in-house bespoke dresses which are lovingly hand finished. The intricate lace covers the bodice and flows down onto the full tulle skirt. Barry wore a made to measure suit from Savile Row in Italian mohair, as this material travels well and wouldn’t be too hot under the Italian sun.
“I always knew I wanted a shorter 50s or 60s style dress, and it seemed even more appropriate when we chose to marry abroad.”
After discussing with their parents the prospect of having a wedding abroad, the couple started planning their big day. Having been together for 10 years, getting engaged at Christmas, neither of them wanted to wait too long and so they looked to get married in the August. With only three dates available the couple had to act fast with only 6 months until their big day.
“After a bit of research online I found Cutting Edge Brides with their massive selection of shorter dresses. It was great that they are so close to where I live as well! I contacted them and explained that I needed a dress by the end of July, they said it would be possible depending on what I chose.”
The First Appointment
“I didn’t see the point of going anywhere else, my reasoning was that if I couldn’t find a dress in a boutique specialising in shorter dresses then I wouldn’t find one in any other boutique.”
As the UK’s leading short wedding dress specialists, there is no other store in the UK that stock such a diverse range of tea length wedding dresses. We are proud to represent women of all shapes and sizes stocking many of our designs in a variation of lengths and colour. Every bride-to-be receives a friendly, personal and very laid back 1-2-1 appointment. No other customers will be present at your appointment, our time is dedicated to you only.
“Jamie let us look at the dresses while she made us a coffee and I chose a few I liked. The choice was amazing, I knew I’d find the right one”
“I tried on about five or six dresses but quite quickly narrowed it down to two. The one I chose had two lengths, my mum preferred the longer length as it was more ‘bride-y’. I tried the shorter version again and Jamie helped me persuade my mum that it was the right one!”
Emma is a teacher so needed to arrange everything during the school holidays too. After choosing her dress, it worked out that the fitting happened during the May School half term. The adjustments were made within a couple of days and Emma was able to take her dress home to store. A short wedding dress is a great choice for a destination wedding as it travels well and stores easily.
She teamed her dress with a pair of gorgeous shoes (designed by herself using Shoesofprey.com). She kept her jewellery classic and minimal. Wearing a short veil showed off the stunning deep v and button up back detail on the dress. Emma kept the sash simple and carried a bouquet of fresh roses to finish off the look. Barry matched his tie colour with the theme and wore a single rose button hole, complimenting his royal blue suit.
“As we only had 6 guests, we didn’t have a proper reception, but we had a 6 course meal at Ristorante del Porto which had a lovely terrace/jetty overhanging the lake. The restaurant was part of the Hotel del Porto so they put on lots of extras for us. Between the ceremony and the meal we also had a boat trip on the lake with Prosecco.”
If you would like to arrange your one to one appointment to find your perfect wedding dress then please call. There really is something for absolutely everyone!