Discover Julia and Jake Italian Wedding featured on Brides.

For their aesthetic, Julia envisioned a romantic event that transported guests back in time and into the heart of Italy. “My vision was to connect my family and friends to my culture—true Italy,” the bride says. “We viewed the destination wedding not solely as a wedding, but also as a three-day guest experience that reflected the couple and the charm of Italy. We knew this was where we felt most connected to our heritage, and our guests could feel intimate, spirited, and surrounded by love.” To capture the essence of their celebration, the bride and groom sent deckle-edged invitations that highlighted their locale.

On Saturday, September 4, the pair finally tied the knot, following a traditional Italian rehearsal dinner on Thursday and all-white welcome party on Friday. “After a year-and-a-half of lockdown and uncertainty, there was a collective appreciation of just how fortunate we were to be in Italy, surrounded by beauty, friendship, and love,” they reflect. Read on to see how their vision came to life, with planning by Alessandra, the proud owner of Chechic! photography by Lisa Poggi, and videography by Sara Canducci.