So, you want have a destination wedding in Italy! Unfortunately reality has sunk in and the cost of a destination wedding 5,729 miles away is out of your budget. Don't fret, we found the second best thing for all you Midwestern couples wanting all those Italian feels and vibes for your up and coming wedding.
Look no further than Villa Terrace decorative arts museum. An Italian Villa structure offering a picturesque garden, unique stairways and breath-taking views of Lake Michigan. Providing couples with a backdrop they would only be able to attain if they traveled to Europe.
Want to see more? Well ... Autumn Silva Photography and a few talented vendors combined forces to showcase what your Villa Terrace might look like. Scroll down to take in all the magic.
Gorgeous natural edge wedding invites by
Victoria Danielle Lettering & Designs. We are in awe of the hand painted calligraphy and if you look closely she actually painted the
Villa Terrace on the invite. It really is those little details.
bride and groom looks
The bride is wearing The Meadow Lark gown by
Monirorse Bespoke Gowns. A bespoke bridal service specializing in comfortable, beautiful wedding dresses for brides who want to look and feel truly radiant. Her makeup was done by Lustrous Makeup Artistry and that gorgeous up-do was created by Hair by Smash.
The groom looks incredibly dapper in a dark suit paired with a lavender shirt and deep purple tie. His lavender boutonniere ties the entire look together
You have to admit this ceremony site looks as though it jumped out of the pages of a storybook. The surrounding bluff is landscaped with terraces and formal gardens, a "water stairway," fishponds, and two secret gardens. To see more of the gardens check out the full gallery here.
eco friendly florist
That bouquet! Designed by Wood Violet. An eco friendly floral design studio in Milwaukee that uses locally grown flowers picked at the peak of their freshness. Each design highlights the beauty of the season. Take a look through her seasonal portfolios to see all the prettiness here.
One of our favorite details was the olive oil bar. Fresh herbs, a variety olives, balsamic vinegar and olive oil made up this clever table.
wisconsin stylist and coordinator
Of course we are going to tell you how all this pretty was put together. Midwestern Bride coordinated and styled the event. One of our favorite tid bits of advice is to be sure to hire a coordinator / stylist and a videographer. Speaking of videographer be sure to scroll down and check out the film also by Autumn Silva Photography.
Italian inspired wedding cake
Alexis of Yield Bakehouse designed this stunning 3 tiered wedding cake. Wisconsin couples you simply must check out her cakes, they are top notch.
italian inspired gift basketsWe guarantee if you welcome your guests or gave them this Italian inspired gift basket they would remember it forever. Flour and Fig put together this t Italian inspired gif basket with all the essentials. Lucky for you, you can also order their gift baskets online here.
To really get a bet view this incredible venue you have watch the film by Autumn Silva Photography.