We are so trilled to announce that in the issue of January/February 2019 of "Brides" magazine on section "how they did it" there are two pages dedicated to one of our weddings.
This is what the article says:
FAIRY TALE ROMANCE IN A TUSCAN CASTLE
Camilla Gabrieli married Oliver Joliffe at Castello di Meleto, Italy, on 5th July 2016. She says:
We married in the hills of Tuscany at Meleto Castle. The selling point? The romantic gardens, the two infinity pools.. oh, and the unforgettable views! As all our friends and family were travelling from the States, we needed somewhere where we could all stay together – and the castle was perfect for this. It was double whammy!! We wanted to make full use of the grounds and held our reception in the rose garden, serving peach Bellinis and Aperol spritz cocktails with an italian buffet of cold meats, cheese and truffle tarts. As a designer, I tought it’d only be right for me to design my dress. I knew it was going to be hot, so I wanted somenthing light on top and a big skirt: it was combination of ten mesh and organza layers. I made my veil out of left over fabric. I wanted my bridemaids to feel beautiful in their dresses so I decided to design a different style for each of them. I doubled up as a great gift for them all. My father is a passionate gardener and Oliver’s mother is a landscape architect – they both design some of our flowers and made the floral arch; it was so special to have our families involved in making our wedding look beautiful!
My top tip: Hire a local planner. It can be extremely hard planning a wedding from a different country, and they can make all the decision for you!
Where they bought it:
The bride: dress and shoes, both www.camillagabrieli.com
The groom: suite, tie and shoes johnvarvatos.com. Shirt, theory.com
The bridemaids and flower girl: dresses www.camillagabrieli.com
The venue: www.castellomeleto.it
The catering and cake: www.ristorantetonino.com
The flowers: www.stiattifiori.it
The planner: Katia from www.castellomeleto.it
The photographer: www.davidbastianoni.com
Then this what our internal wedding planner Katia says about this wedding:
OMG!! I even don’t know where to start with.. I’m so excited to see one of my work featured on the most famous magazine for BRIDES to be Brides Magazine! Definitely I should start thanking the most handsome bride Camilla Gabrieli and her husband Oliver for choosing Castello Di Meleto as their wedding venue and I as their wedding planner.
I can’t stop saying how amazing she was looking in that dress and shoes designed by herself!! At least and not for last her beauty was enchanted by the most talented (and sweetest) hairstylist Ursula Spicchiaioli!!
Then I would like to thank you Beatrice Rossi for having been one of the best partner I have had in this 10 years experience in the wedding industry. Working with you and Ristorante Tonino Cortona has been such a pleasure (and fun)! You helped me to give the best gourmet Italian experience to our clients!
Thank you to Nadia Stiatti for being always so supportive to me and to our clients imagination! It’s incredible the way you bring our clients dreams to reality!
Then my final thank you goes to David Bastianoni. In 2017 during the WPPI night celebration in Las Vegas, the premier industry event for photographers and image-makers specializing in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography with 16,000 professional photographers from the whole world, he won as best Grand Album Division with this wedding. And after having been the wedding photographer of the most famous fashion blogger in the world Chiara Ferragni, I can’t imagine a better match than Camilla and David!!