That Italy is filled with beauty and incredible locations rich of history and traditions, is well known, what most don’t know is that there is a true gem hidden and unexplored in the marvelous south of the country. The Apulia region, near and dear birth-home of Jessica Mangia and backdrop for this Puglia wedding in Masseria.
Among the olive trees Jessica Mangia Photography and Gionata Russo Events, found a precious untouched wedding venue Masseria Le Torri. They were welcomed by Mrs (Signora) Silvana, that with great hospitality opened the doors to a truly outstanding and typically southern scenario. White fresh walls, bouncing gorgeous light, contrasting with the deep blue sky, clean spaces that felt warm and welcoming despite the minimal look, and an architecture unique in the world. The old farm living of the Apulia region, with the home made traditions are all merged together with the most modern and high-tech features to guarantee an unforgettable experience for all of their guests.
Looking at these breathtaking photos taken by Jessica Mangia is truly easy to see the beauty of this venue and the land that it sits on but planner and designer Gionata Russo created an unbelievable wedding experience that blew our minds.
Starting with the preparation of the bride and groom, in the majestic suites, walking through the absolutely mind-blowing indoor and outdoor spaces you can enjoy breathtaking views while keeping privacy a priority.
Alex and Christina’s suite, was truly a refined space, enriched with frescoes, a rustic tub, ancient pavements, a rural canopy bed and a charming fireplace. It overlooked endless stretches of olive trees that they could enjoy from their giant patio. While Christina was getting ready in her Julia Stefanello lingerie, feeling sexy and beautiful, Alex took a walk around the Masseria’s property exploring the glorious swimming pool and overall enjoying the sun in his summery attire.
Once Christina was all dolled up by makeup artist Vania Tommasi and hairstylist Frank Giacone, she was finally ready to wear her first wedding gown, accurately selected by bridal stylist NEA Milano who also provided incredible gold jewelry and headpieces from her very own collection. All the dresses were pulled from suggestions made by Alessio Lo Russo of Rosanna Perrone Couture, including a marvelous Italian lace mermaid gown that inspired the delightful choice of Bella Belle Shoes.
After capturing some unforgettable memories also with videographer Merak Studio it’s time to walk down the aisle majestically dressed up for a runway walk keeping in mind the organic nature of the venue. Lush but clean, low to the ground, arrangements, by Floral Addicted Angelica, featuring white flowers with a touch of baby blue to evoke the colors of the Apulian’s ocean all studied to keep the gorgeous Masseria in the background.
Alex in his Friar Tux tuxedo is standing smiling at the end of the aisle, waiting impatiently for his soon to be bride while caressing in his pockets the wedding rings by Italian Linea Laboratorio Orafo, that they’re about to exchange. Surrounded by the love and the emotions of their dearest friends and family bride and groom tied the knot and they now can begin their love journey together as husband and wife.
The day is not over yet, while Christina changes into her second and third dress, enjoying some private time with her new husband (kissing in the kitchen hiding from their guests and eating “pasticciotti”), the Italian private chef of the Italian Wedding in Masseria is preparing a delicious meal for their intimate reception and the air is filled with typical Italian food’s smells.
The table is ready for this Puglia Wedding in Masseria, a farm style affair elevated by a prestigious linen runner, gold candle holders and baby blue tapered candles, all blending with the traditional materials of the Apulia region with terra-cotta vessels showcasing marvelous floral centerpieces also by Flower Addicted Angelica.
The whole event was created around simple design and routed in the local culture and traditions, all perfectly represented in the most elegant stationery created by renown Shasta Belle Calligraphy.
One last toast, right before the cutting of the cake created by Once Upon A Dream, then bride and groom take a moment to share laughters and stories with their friends, enjoy the delicious cake designed thinking of the Masseria’s walls typical aesthetic and the bride’s dress.
The day is over, but the fun is only beginning for Christina and Alex, in the beautiful town of Polignano a Mare.