Inspirational Wedding Ideas

A Luxurious Guns N' Roses Inspired Wedding in Italy

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A rock n' roll daydream. The views, old church, and wedding details are breathtaking! Emiliana Gualtieri definitely has an eye for all things stunning and with the help of this amazing team bringing it all to life, the inspiration is killer. Totally digging a bold red lip on the Bride and the beautiful florals to match. If you are a stylish Bride + Groom looking for unique inspiration, this one is for you.

Keep scrolling to see more photos by Giacomo BarbarossaAmoretti Weddings planned every detail of this wedding inspiration and Fioridea created all of these incredible florals you'll see throughout. Serena Raschellá Videography was there to film as this inspiration came to life at Convento San Colombo. All the images are in the full gallery, so be sure to click through and read on to hear more from Amoretti Weddings.


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Discovering Abruzzo

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Covid19 forced many of us to change our plans over the summer, but for Emiliana Gualtieri, Head Planner for Amoretti Weddings, it gave her her opportunity to create something unique. Emiliana has 13 years of experience in Destination Wedding Planning in Italy, but during the Covid period took time out from wedding coordination and went back to searching for venues. 

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“ I was craving for new places, new scenarios. While I was searching for the most exclusive locations where to celebrate my clients' future weddings, I bumped into amazing places in Abruzzo, my native land.” 


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The Inspiration

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Known only by travel connoisseurs, Abruzzo is one of the few left unknown pearls of Italy. Wild scenarios of four national parks, make this part of Italy the greenest region of Europe. Breathtaking views are the main protagonists. So we decided to choose this area to shoot a Luxury Rock’n’Roll Wedding Inspiration.

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The Church of Saint Mary 'Della Pietà in Rocca Calascio reminded me of the church used by Guns n Roses in November Rain. A song that is in any 80s Kids’ hearts for the not so happy ending yet beautiful bride and groom. So we decided to make a twist, to create that same scenario of a super rock band but with a happy Finale.

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Decor + Details

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The ceremony was in the woods of San Colombo Dimora Storica, near The Church of Saint Mary Della Pietà’ in Rocca Calascio. Here, the film director Richard Donner, filmed Ladyhawke (1985) starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer. A real cathedral of nature, that raises the bride and groom's love for infinity.


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The dinner took place in the same woods of the intimate cloister of San Colombo Dimora Storica. Beautiful venue with magnificent views of the national park of Gran Sasso, the highest Mountain of the Apennine. We wanted something that was elegant, stylish but still with that little bit of an edge. A concept that was stunning and rich at its essence. 

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When it came to styling, this was incredibly important for us, we wanted something much more luxurious. Emiliana from Amoretti Weddings styled all the areas of the shooting, from the table, which looked incredible, down to the party area. 

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The table featured gold, grey, burgundies, greens, and softer pinks in the candles and crockery.
Crockery and accessories came directly from Daniela which owns Gualtieri Arte Regalo, one of the oldest wedding gift shops that are in Italy dated 1848.

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MarryMe by Amoretti designed the most amazing stationery. Super-lux green velvet, black hand-torn paper embossed in gold was the accomplishment work for the invitation and day stationery. Tina from Fioridea created the pampas and floral installation for the ceremony, the table centerpieces and the bouquet. Tina also created the feature pieces surrounding the table, using the rich deep burnt orange and berry tones. 

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Federico at Emozioni Italiane created a magnificent cake, textured whites, and golds, super sophisticated but modern. Then we had the most fantastic open bar service from Mercury Events from Rome. They brought the most luxurious bar and their cocktails were absolutely delicious!

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We found two beautiful models Ludovica and Alessandro, who were just perfect for this. Ludovica, wore three outfits, one for the morning ceremony, one for the dinner and then the other one for the party. All the dresses were from Atelier Isabella Caposano. Alessandro wore a black suit from Barbarossa Atelier and a burnt rust hat, we wanted him to look very much like a rocker but stylish and he looked amazing. Marco Romano Hair and Ale Mua Makeup created the look for Ludovica and Alessandro. A rich red sophisticated lip for Ludovica, with bouncy elegant waves, topped off with a rock’n’roll style pearl crown designed by Emiliana herself.

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The moments were immortalised by Giacomo Barbarossa from Barabarossa Studio, by Serena Raschellá Videography  and by Antonio Malvestuto from SkyDrone Italy

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Serena Raschellá Videography

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