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Destination Italian Foodie Wedding


vintage bride

Dreams really do come true in this Italian foodie wedding! Not only did Jason and Lauren's big day include a trip to Italy, but they made sure that their guests had the time of their lives while celebrating. Now all we are wondering what happened to our invite? Thinking of planning your own Italian destination wedding contact Cindy Salgado Wedding Design & Events Wonderfully captured by Julian Kanz, you can see the whole day and some of the exciting events leading up to the "I do's" by visiting the full gallery here.

Italian destination wedding

elegant wedding program

planting a wedding tree

paper heart toss

An Italian Dream Wedding

From the Bride: When traveling with my family to Italy in 2010, I was standing inside a church on the island of Capri and I thought to myself, I can't imagine anything more amazing than being married in Italy. At the time I wasn't even dating anyone!

Little did I know that in the fall of 2011, I would meet someone who loves food, wine and travel as much as I do. Then, the choice was obvious. It had to be Italy for Jason and I! My mother is also from an Italian family, so needless to say, they were on board with the idea!

Italian wedding couple


romantic centerpieces

romantic wedding reception

Communication is Key

My best advice: Finding a trustworthy and dedicated wedding planner that you can openly communicate with is absolutely key! Communicating between St. Louis, Missouri and Florence, Italy in different time zones was no easy task! But, Cindy made it easy, was really flexible.

Italian wedding cake

But Wait There's More!

Rewind to the day before this fabulous wedding and Jason and Lauren treated all of their guests to authentic Italian cooking lessons. Our mouths are already watering! After their fun in the kitchen the wedding party gathered on the candle lit patio to feast on their beautiful cuisine.

Italian wedding cook class

authentic Italian cooking

DIY Photo Runner

Our photo runner used down the middle of our long family-style table for the rehearsal dinner which featured old photos of many relatives on both sides of our families. I carried the photos with me and Cindy laced them together so that they cascaded down each side of the table onto the ground. It was such a neat way to honor all those who came before us and made us who we are together. It was special to know they were "there" even if not in person. Perfect for our family and food themed rehearsal!

family photo table runner

lemon place cards

tasty Italian meal

You simply must watch the entire wedding video Wedding Frames by Comcerta created of this Italian foodie wedding!

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