By picking Ponza as their destination, Nicole and David managed to kill two birds with one stone. Ponza being the place where part of Nicole’s family hails from, they got to reunite with family- and roam the homeland for their honeymoon!
Ponza is a beautiful small island in the Tyrrhenian Sea southwest of Rome, inhibited from neolithic through roman times. There is virtually no tourism apart from rich romans partying on fancy yachts.
Nicole and David got married on June 21st, the day of the summer solstice- the longest day of the year! Just a day after the feast of San Silverio (the patron saint of the island) which always draws a large crowd, featuring catholic processions and ending in fulminant fireworks!
The charming hotel where all the guests stayed doubled as ceremony site as well as for the cocktail hour with its very pictoresque landing on top of Ponza’s steep cliffs. After sunset a procession ensued with two local musicians leading the way, serenading bride and groom on their way to the reception site- while locals cheered on from their balconies. It was super special to say the least…
The beautiful veil head piece, given to Nicole by her grandmother.
Nicole rocking her gorgeous Temperley wedding dress!
David paired his granddad’s cuff links with friendship bracelets, so cool!
Check out those ancient mosaic tiles, showcasing the bride’s Miu Miu’s in the middle flanked by mother of the bride’s Jimmy Choo’s on the left and bride’s sister’s Badgley Mischka’s on the right!
Um, could this backdrop be any more perfect?
Nicole’s lovely maids of honor, all wearing pastel hued dresses of their own choosing.
Lusciously vibrant peonies everywhere, simply delicious!
The welcome bag, put together by Nicole: It featured a map of Ponza, a recurring motive from the “Save the date” cards designed by her mom!
Wedding photography: Bliss & Chic
Wedding coordination: The wonderful Clara Boatto from Chic Weddings in Italy
Ceremony and Wedding Hotel: Torre dei Borboni, Isola di Ponza
Reception: Hotel Bellavista, Ponza
Florist: Ofelia Fiori
Bride’s dress: Temperley, London, shoes: Miu Miu
Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss, shoes: Saks 5th Avenue
Wedding bands: Cartier, Diamond for a cure, vintage
Bridesmaids’ gowns: Zimmerman, Tibi, Rebecca Taylor, Monique Lhuillier
Stationary: Smock letterpress via Urbanic Paper Boutique, Venice
Save the date cards: Bride’s Mom
Vintage stamps: The Paper Nickel Stamp Company