Just because you’re skipping the 15-hour flight, doesn’t mean you can’t take a few cues from one of Italy’s most stunning regions. Just a few details can make you and your guests feel like you’ve been whisked away to to Italia.

Greenery, florals, and rustic details in the stationery foreshadow an Italian-inspired wedding.

Drawing inspiration from Italy’s rich countryside can make all the difference in embellishing a lively outdoor affair. We suggest bringing in landscaping features like terra-cotta and topiaries.

Use string lights to help set the scene. Dining al fresco is a great way to make your reception feel like it’s set in the Italian countryside, but adding in elegant string lights will take it to the next level. Provide your guests a stunning setting in a beautiful garden reminiscent of a small Italian café.

Dine Family-Style. Bring everyone together just like they’re one big family. Utilizing one long reception table is a great way to make everyone feel included and to facilitate conversation. If you opt for this set-up, just be sure your centerpieces aren’t too tall.


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