We love how our Rosa Clará brides give us all the details about one of their happiest days in their lives! Today, Lucia tells us how she found her dress while she was in vacation in Spain and gave us a great advice about how essential it  is for the wedding style to be reflected with the couples personality. She followed her advice and look how pretty her wedding was!

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Which church was the ceremony in?

It was at S. S. Giacomo e Filippo dei Forquini, close to Urbino, in Italy. We chose that church because it’s really small and intimate. As soon as we saw the Tenuta Santi Giacomo e Filippo dei Forquini estate we fell in love with the beautiful setting, the vineyards, and the way the old village has been lovingly restored and converted into a resort. It was the perfect place for us — a tiny country church, a stunning restaurant surrounded by three small lakes, and plenty of cozy rooms for our guests.

 

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Where did you get ready for the big day?

I got ready in the suite we reserved at the same resort where we held the wedding and reception.

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How did you feel when you saw yourself in your dress on your wedding day?

I felt really at home in my gown — I looked just how I’d imagined I would! It was really comfortable and light and I loved the sound the tulle train made on the flagstones!

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How and where did you find your Rosa Clará dress?

I was on holiday in Spain and popped into a Rosa Clará boutique, where I saw the Ugo model in the catalog. Once I’d decided that was the gown for me I ordered it in Italy in Zagare Sposi, in Fermignano, which is close to where I live. It was a lot easier to do the fittings and alterations that way.

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What made you choose this model? Was it the dress you’d always dreamed of?

The Ugo’s simple and delicate flowing lines really caught my eye. I also liked the way that the beading and sequins gave it plenty of character. It was just the style I was looking for — a gown with a retro air about it but that was still elegant and contemporary. The skirt’s drape reminded me a bit of the 1930s and I thought that the really deep back neckline was absolutely stunning!

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What style of veil did you choose? Where did you get it?

My wedding veil was a gift from a friend of mom’s. It was made of Chantilly lace and was 3.5 m long! It gave my gown a really romantic, vintage feel. For the ceremony, I added a lattice that went really well with the dress.

 

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What flowers did you put in the bouquet? And who did you give it to?

My bouquet flowers matched the ones decorating the church and restaurant: peonies, lavender, eustomas, roses, physostegia, olive leaves and jasmine. I wanted a loose and informal rustic bouquet. It was bound up with a ribbon cut from my veil. After the dinner, we went out onto the terrace over the lake where, as tradition dictates, I tossed my bouquet! My friend Roberta, one of my beloved witnesses, caught it.

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Where did you have the reception?

We had it at the Urbino dei Laghi restaurant on the estate.

As lots of guests had traveled from abroad, we thought it would be so much nicer and easier to have everything —ceremony, reception and dancing— all in one place. Almost all the guests who’d come a long way were able to stay there and not having to move from one venue to another made things so much simpler. Our guests could enjoy the location and relax by the pool before the wedding, and we could all meet up and make the most of our time together the next morning.

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Which moments do you remember most?

The whole day great fun and produced plenty of anecdotes! Without a shadow of a doubt, the ceremony was the most special and emotional moment. We decided to say our wedding vows in each other’s language as a way of demonstrating our union and commitment to one another. After the dinner, something completely unexpected happened — we were treated to a real magic show! El Mago Antón, Daniel’s uncle, put on an amazing illusion that left everybody open-mouthed. Another really moving moment —and another complete surprise— was when our friends screened their gift to us, a video of all our Italian and Spanish friends sending us their congratulations and best wishes from their home cities. Then, to cap all that emotion, the rain moved on, which meant we could go out onto the terrace to cut the cake, see the fireworks and party on through the summer’s night till dawn!

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Any tips for brides-to-be?

I think the most important things are for each bride to create a wedding that reflects her own vision and that the couple’s personality comes across in every little detail. That starts with the gown. I believe it should reflect the bride’s style and personal qualities. It should never look like she’s wearing some sort of costume. I don’t like brides who look completely different to how they are day-to-day. In my opinion, it’s nicer to see a bride true to her personality and taste and to see the things that make her who she is brought to the fore on her big day.

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Who took the photos?

For the photos, we chose Amaneraphoto. We wanted them to be as spontaneous as possible, without poses or traditional portraits. Amaneraphoto captured unforced images that made the most of the natural light, just as if it were photojournalism. They really did immortalize the emotion and joy of the moment.

 

 

 

 

 

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