Venetian Inspiration Board by Lovely Notes' Michele

Oct 1, 2012

How nice to start out the week with a visit from Michele, the blogger and brains behind Lovely Notes! Today, Michele is sharing her vision for a destination wedding in Venice with us! Enjoy!

I readily imagine an exquisite, black tie affair when contemplating a wedding in Venice. On my own trip to Venice, I noticed an air of distinguished formality that still thrives. Struck by the linking waterways and canals, I quickly understood why it’s known as a city of romance. It’s easy to envision Venice as the perfect destination for a honeymoon or wedding. 

My main inspiration for this board was the pale pink hue of the lanterns that lined San Marco Square. Venice is known for its beautiful glass and Murano (famous for glass making) is one of its neighboring islands. Shops house beautiful chandeliers and glass trinkets hinting at older and opulent times. For a wedding reception I thought to include blush glass vases that mimic the lanterns I loved. Shades of blush, lavender and tan reflect the colors of the cityscape as well as the striking glass details.

This alluring bride happens to don a textured lavender gown while mismatched bridesmaids wear complementing hues. For a masquerade themed wedding, guests wear Venetian masks as they arrive by boat. Bellini in hand, they enter the grand ballroom and are enchanted by another era. The tabletops are equally stunning and reminiscent of the old baroque style. Dinner and dancing will follow amidst the candlelit room. Nothing short of glamour for this Venetian bride will do.

Oh, Michele! I am so ready to board a gondola and be whisked away to a masquerade-themed wedding! How delightful. Make sure to check out Michele's gorgeous Parisian Inspiration board and her stunning wedding - both are beyond words.

Row 1: My own image, Simply Bloom Photography, Ann Street Studio
Row 2: Camille Styles, Revel Blog, My own image, Style Me Pretty
Row 3: Style Me Pretty, Because I’m Addicted, Kiss the Groom

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