When thinking about desinations for a wedding in Italy, well, there are far too many enchanting places to choose from! The question of where to tie the knot can often lead to nights in front of the computer, searching through reviews and looking at maps of the beautiful country.
Eleonora and Alberto travelled from the UK with a clear idea in mind: planning an outdoor wedding in Apulia inside Masseria San Nicola Savelletri – a secluded Apulia paradise.
There are few places as truly magical as soulful Apulia; it’s not only the stunning architecture, artistic cities, and the explosion of Baroque, but also the location’s world-class food and the relaxed vibes. Exploring the area, you will always feel a true sense of peace and warmth created by the authentic atmosphere. Plus, Eleonora and Alberto were the most beautiful couple ever, inside and out, and they made us feel like the luckiest wedding photographers in Apulia.
The Puglia Masseria reception venue
Masserie are ancient peasant estates that were bought and converted by lords in luxury countryside houses. The historic Masseria San Nicola Savelletri dates back 1600 when it was first built by the Prince of Carbonelli, and, from 1800, it was the private residence of the Camicia family.
At the gates of the well-known Salento, just a few kilometres away from the romantic, sandy beaches and turquoise blue sea, the white Masseria is somewhat difficult to see because it is immersed in a 100-year-old olive grove.
A wedding in Masseria San Nicola Savelletri guarantees an exceptional, exclusive and truly memorable marriage without passing up the ever-popular artistic, contemporary style.
Eleonora looked absolutely stunning in her Pronovias princesses style dress ( “Drizana” – 2017/2018 Collection) , which was with a two-piece effect and richly embroidered with classy details. Instead of a traditional veil, Eleonora wore an exquisite white flower crown that was created by AnnaLori Blasi – a professional flower design team who take care of all the greenery and flowers arrangements. In all honesty, she is one of the best.
The outdoor civil ceremony was held in the typical nineteenth-century garden, rich in wonderful fragrances and colours. The aromatic plants, roses, cacti and bouganvillea combined together to create a scented mediterranean garden. It oozed romance.
After the ceremony, the happy couple and guests enjoyed dinner under the starry sky. Dining alfresco in the wide courtyard on Midsummer day was unforgettable for the guests coming from all over the globe that were delighted with the delicious local food and the live band who rocked until first glimpse of the sunrise!
Our favourite part? Everything. They were the loveliest group of people and the event will be hard to forget. Thank you so, so much from the bottoms of our hearts!