Country Mansion Elegance
A sophisticated wedding in a magnificent Italian country mansion.
After a traditional Catholic Wedding ceremony in a nearby town church, guests were accompanied to the cocktail reception, while the couple ventured on a classic Triumph on the verdant hills of the Italian countryside for a romantic photoshoot.
Bride and groom later joined the cocktail reception in the beautiful Italian garden of The Grand Mansion. The sound of a classic jazz band, a few vintage lanterns hanging from the trees, lush flower arrangements and a finely decorated buffet table created an elegant yet relaxed country-chic atmosphere.
Guests were then escorted to the first floor of the mansion via a candlelit staircase. We installed an escort card seating plan in the lavish hall of mirrors and guests took their seats inside the spectacular plenary hall which was dressed with romantic pastel flower arrangements and hundreds of candles.
When everyone was seated, the couple made their entrance to the sound of music. We loved that all the guests stood up to greet them by waving their napkins in the air, a typical custom of Belgium, the birthplace of the groom.
A four-course sit down dinner was served: foie-gras risotto, parmesan tortellini, citrus infused guinea-foul… all accompanied by delicious wines. During dinner, the groom arranged a lovely surprise for the bride: a breath-taking solo performance by a tenor.
We then prepared the reception hall for the dance party. An open bar, an Espresso bar, a yummy dessert table and a fun photo booth were set up in the porticoes surrounding the reception hall. In the adjacent hall of mirrors, we organized a typical Italian Confettata for the guest to enjoy some of the traditional sugar almond sweets.
A giant naked wedding cake was then transported to the centre of the hall for the customary cut. The cake cut was followed by the throwing of the bouquet from one of the reception hall’s balconies. After the first dance, guests finally joined a buzzing after party where they let loose on the dance floor