So you want to know what a real international wedding is like, well here we can share with you just that, Malina and Michele hosted their wedding with family and friends from all over. A bride from Romania and an Italian groom.
What was the date of the wedding?
The wedding took place on Saturday 30th May, 2015
What designer, dressmaker and suit hire did you have?
The brides dress was designed by one of the most famous fashion designer in Romania, Doina Levintza. She held more than 100 presentations for the brand that bears her name in Monte Carlo, Paris, New York, London, Prague, Geneva, Madrid, Japan, China, Berlin, Chicago. She is also the official supplier of The Royal House of Romania.
What shoes did you wear?
It is a once in a lifetime experience and so the Bride decided to take full advantage of what she could wear and what better brand to style than Jimmy Choo, here is a photo of her gorgeous shoes.
What floral decoration and bouquet did you opt for. What type of flowers, colours, arrangements and company?
Taking into account that we desired a relaxed wedding by the lake, for the floral decoration we choose designer Nicu Bocancea Floral Designer, Iris Flowershop Atelier, Bucharest and opted for a rustic-chic style with chandeliers. We opted for lots of greenery and white flowers for the reception decor, combined with wood, moss and lots of candles for a warm atmosphere. For my bouquet, I chose sweet and delicate lilies of the valley, Church ornaments were also design in the same rustic-chic style.
Who was hired to do the hair and make up?
In order to transmit the overall beautiful bridal look that the bride wanted to portray, for the hair styling, we worked with Anca Buzea Make-up ArtistBucharest and the make-up artist we chose was
The Bride and Groom took full advantage of the day and traditions and had both. First, was the civil ceremony that took place in Italy, 2 weeks before the wedding in Romania as Michele also wanted to include Italy within the wedding preparations and celebrations. The religious ceremony was hosted in a beautiful little Christian-orthodox church from down town Bucharest because this is the one her family always attends. The ceremony was held both in Romanian and Italian and they had both a Romanian and an Italian priest. The couple wanted to ensure every guest understood the ceremony and so they also prepared ceremony service booklets in Romanian, Italian and English. Our guest found them very helpful and appreciated them a lot.
Where was the Wedding breakfast and evening reception hosted?
The wedding reception was held at MediaPro Studios, Buftea one of the biggest film studios in Romania. The venue is in a perfect location, located directly on a lake and only a short 23 km away from Bucharest.
Tell us about your guests, friends and family mix…who was the funniest, and the first on the dance floor?
With multicultural weddings the guests mix is laways fun and interesting… The Bride is Romanian and the Groom Italian and they both live in London, UK. The couple had guests from all three countries and tried to mix specific aspects from every country related to the bride and groom to incorprate a ‘theme’ into their wedding. To transport their guests they hired an awesome London bus and on the way from the church to the venue they served Italian champagne to get the party started.
The wedding reception began with a Romanian/Italian fusion by mixing the al fresco dining with Romanian traditional quisine. All our guests enjoyed fine food, drinks and a beautiful view of the lake. For dinner we arranged seating inside and served mediteranean quisine. We opted for a three course dinner, plus lime sorbet and of course cake. The party was definitely one to remember, we had a really fun DJ and a live band which rocked an amazing atmosphere and we were lucky to have such a great wedding crowd! The dance floor was on fire the whole night!
What super special moments can you specifically recall of the day, from getting ready, the ceremony to the wedding breakfast and evening reception?
The getting ready moments are always very important for both the bride and groom and as tradition stands they got ready separately with friends and family. The bride was at her parents house and the groom in a very nice hotel close to the Church. They met at the church where they first saw each other, and as always the first look was one of the strongest moment of all. The first dance was also very special, first the bride danced with her father, whom in the middle of the song passed her to her husband.
What was your first dance song?
Dean Martin – That’s Amore