They met seven years ago, Anni needed a bartender for a party and Silvia happened to be very good at pouring drinks. While they didn’t start dating until a few months later, it was a relationship that went right into the deep end to something very serious.
Silvia brought on the help of graphic artist, Cecilia Botta, to create a small storybook that mapped out their life together, how they met, their routines and adventure. The grand ending was Silvia’s will of marrying Anni. Anni said yes.
The couple knew they wanted a day that was simple and one where guests could feel comfortable. They chose Borromeo Castle, in a quaint small village as the venue – the same place where Silvia proposed months earlier.
Both Anni and Silvia wore black skirts, made by a tailor who used the same fabric for each. While they found the process of finding outfits that complimented one another but still stayed true to their individuality challenging, they were each proud to wear something that was a perfect representation of them for their wedding day.
Opting out of a traditional wedding, Anni and Silvia chose to throw a huge party with their loved ones instead. The day was overwhelmed by love and happiness. There was only one hiccup; the wedding cake was taken before the chef could finish with the fruit decoration, it came out looking rather unappetising. Taking it in their stride, the newlyweds laughed it off and enjoyed it for what it was.
The two creatives spent their honeymoon in a tiny van visiting national parks across California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona.
Photography Ordine della Giarrettiera